Rabies clinics set for May 2

By QCS Staff Two local veterinarians will offer rabies shot clinics at four locations in Quay County on May 2. Veterinarian J.P. Corey will be at the following locations: Nara Visa: 10:30-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Fire Station.Logan: Noon-3 p.m., city warehouse north of the bank. Licenses

County to spend $1.3 million on fire equipment

Chelle Delaney Quay County expects to spend $1.3 million for equipment for six of the county’s nine fire departments, according to Donald Adams, Quay County fire marshal. Adams reported on the anticipated 2009 Fire Protection Grant Awards at Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. The awards totaled $460,000, Adams said. In all, an estimated $1.3 million […]

04-08-09: 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. Saturday At 4:36 p.m., a male reported an accident with no injuries at the intersection of south Fourth Street and west Barnes Avenue. At 12:30 p.m., the House […]

Officials brace for fire season

Firefighters and emergency management teams across eastern New Mexico are preparing for a disaster many believe is just one careless mistake away. All ingredients are in place in eastern and northern New Mexico for an active and potentially dangerous wildfire season, fire officials said. “You just have to drive down the road and you can […]

Fire on Tucumcari Mountain confined

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By QCS Staff A downed electric line caused a fire on Tucumcari Mountain today, fire officials said. The fire was confined to the southeast face of the mountain and did not reach the biscuit top, where there are several communications towers for cell and other communication providers, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry.

Burn ban initiated in Quay County

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission approved a open fire ban which will be effective 8 a.m. Tuesday. The commission approved the resolution on the recommendation of Donald Adams, Quay County Fire Marshal, at its Monday meeting. The resolution says the county is joining other Eastern New Mexico and West Texas counties in the […]

Firefighters fighting grass and hay fire north of Tucumcari

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By QCS Staff Dozens of firefighters responded early this afternoon to a grass and hay fire on State Highway 104 north of Tucumcari. The fire followed a fence line and was confined to two storage areas for hay at a residence about 4 miles north of

Small fire in backyard quickly extinguished

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By QCS Staff A fire that started Monday in the backyard of a Tucumcari residence was quickly brought under control by the Tucumcari Fire Department. The fire in the alleyway between south Fourth and Fifth streets was reported about 10:50 a.m. Homeowner Christy Jones said she did not know what caused the fire. The fire […]

College sustains damage from roof fire, rainfall

Thomas Garcia A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on Building A on the west side of the college, college officials said on Tuesday. The portions of the college that were affected by the fire include several offices and classrooms, said John Yearout, Mesalands director of public […]

01-31-09: 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. Tuesday At 11:05 a.m., an anonymous caller reported an accident at the intersection of First Street and Route 66 Boulevard. The caller said the cars were blocking one […]