Christians should know the danger signs

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist While traveling to Albuquerque recently I came to the monuments commemorating those who lost their lives in the Cuervo fire accident in 2002. You may remember the incident. According to the National Transportation Safety Board report found online, a grass fire from a railroad worksite spewed smoke across Interstate 40. […]

Commissioners lift fire ban

Thomas Garcia After the weekend rains the county-wide fire ban was lifted on Monday by the Quay County Commissioners. Quay County Fire Marshall Donald Adams asked the commissioners to consider lifting the ban following the weekend rains. “There are areas of the county that received a good amount of rain,” Adams said. “We are in […]

Fire ban extended for Quay County

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Thomas Garcia The burn ban in Quay County has been extended at least two weeks until Quay County commissioners can review it again. The ban was placed in effect indefinitely on June 8. Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland said Monday that areas of Quay County have received rain in the past week, but the moisture has […]

Firefighters quickly extinguish fire at House

By QCS Staff The House and Jordan fire departments were dispatched at 2:18 p.m., Wednesday to a structure fire at the New Mexico Wind Energy Center at House. A storage container separate from the center’s main building is what caught fire, said House Fire Chief Mike Morrow. The fire was put out quickly and the […]

Safe, sane 4th of July holidays

Thomas Garcia No fireworks are being allowed in Quay County because of the fire ban, but fireworks can be set off in the Tucumcari city limits, according to city and county officials. “No fireworks are allowed in the county,” said Quay County Fire Marshal Don Adams. Within Tucumcari’s city limits, “There are no-restrictions for fireworks […]

Grass fires in Quay and Harding counties char over 5,000 acres

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Thomas Garcia More than 5,000 acres of grassland have burned in three days from multiple fires in Quay and Harding counties. Eleven fire agencies responded to five fires ignited by lightning in Harding County, said Logan Fire Chief Rex Stall. “The different crews did an outstanding job of containing and putting out the fires,” Stall […]

More than 2,000 acres charred in area fires

Chelle Delaney Two brush fires on Monday burned more than 2,000 acres, said Quay County Fire Marshal Don Adams. A first fire burned about 500 acres on Monday morning near the Anniston Cemetery on Highway 469, Adams said. No sooner than firefighters had contained that fire, they were called out to another in mid-afternoon. At […]

Brush fire threatens homes in San Jon

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Chelle Delaney About 7 p.m. Monday, firefighters had contained a brush fire near San Jon on Interstate 40 that threatened at least one home. The fire started about mid-afternoon some two miles west of San Jon, in the emergency lane of I-40 and then burned grassland northeast and northwest as the wind took it in […]

County retains fire ban indefinitely

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas GarciaQuay County Sun The Quay County Commissioners voted to keep a fire ban in place indefinitely in Quay County at Wednesday’s meeting. “If we continue to get rain and the conditions improve, the commission could vote to lift the ban at their next meeting,” said Donald Adams, Quay County Fire Marshal. […]

06-10-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 11:23 a.m., a female reported a light colored pit bull with part of a chain attached to its collar tried to bite her 3-year-old daughter. The […]