City sets date for Sands Dorsey hearing

Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari City Commission set a hearing date Thursday for the owner of the Sands Dorsey building to contest the city’s decision to demolish the building. The two-story building in downtown Tucumcari was damaged extensively in a fire in June 2007. Robert Adelo, a Santa Fe attorney, had requested the hearing on behalf [...]

12-10-2008: 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 5:26 a.m., a female reported an irate customer at a business on east Route 66 Boulevard who had been told he was not allowed in the [...]

07-26-08: 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. TuesdayAt 12:48 a.m., a female reported a loud party on south Sixth Street.At 2:39 a.m., a fight was reported on east Rankin Avenue.At 6:32 p.m., a female reported [...]

Cause of house fire unknown

By QCS Staff The cause of a house fire over the July 4th weekend has been turned over for investigation to the Tucumcari Police Department, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The fire was reported about 2 p.m. on Saturday at a duplex on Laughlin Avenue between Second and Third streets. Firefighters quickly put out [...]

Fireworks banned in Quay County

By QCS Staff Quay County is under fire restrictions that include open burning, campfires and fireworks, according to an announcement by the Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams. “Please note that fireworks are banned from the county,” said Adams in the release. The restrictions apply to non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands, the release said. The [...]

Spiritual connections have many sources

By Debra Whittington And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but [...]

Firefighters fight brush fire at I-40 and Route 66

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By QCS Staff A grass fire that was started on Interstate 40 was brought under control Monday in about 30 minutes and about 50 yards from a Tucumcari gas dealership, a fire official said. The fire was in a commercial district on East Route 66 at I-40. The fire was reported about 10 a. m. [...]

04-02-2008: 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. According to reports: Saturdayl At 1:55 a.m., female reported a prowler in her backyard on South Eighth Street. The officer advised that the female subject had heard someone [...]

03-29-2008: Police Blotter

TuesdayAt 12:44 p.m., a female came to the police station to report possible fraud. The officer advised the female subject had been contacted by phone about her banking information. The officer advised that since she did give out her information that she close her account. The female subject advised that she had closed her account. [...]

Fire leaves couple homeless

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A mother and her son were not injured in a house fire Thursday night that severely damaged a 712 E. Rankin Ave. residence. Carlita Smith said she and her son had recently returned from the nearby Circle K convenience story and that the couch caught on fire. Smith’s husband [...]