African student begins studies at Mesalands

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Special to QCS Charlie Ndambadji is finishing up his first semester at Mesalands Community College with hopes of pursuing a career in wind energy technology. Ndambadji, 29, is a native of the Republic of Cameroon, which is located in Central Africa. Camaroon has a population of about 18 million people. Ndambadji speaks three different languages, […]

Students receive flag flown in Iraq

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The Tucumcari High School Student Council recently received an American Flag from the International Police Advisors located at Camp Echo in Diwaniyah, Iraq. The advisors are working in Iraq, training the Iraqi Police Force. They received Christmas care packages from the student council containing letters cards, food, snacks, electronics, Christmas tree decorations and toiletries; and […]

Community Notes: Rattler seeking missing 1958 grads

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari High School class of 1958, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at this year’s Rattler Reunion, is trying to locate and contact missing class members, said Don Newman, a member of the 1958 class who now lives in Georgia. “We are trying to contact every class member that we […]

Fire engulfs historic Sands Dorsey building

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Fire engulfed the historic Sands Dorsey building at Second and Main in Tucumcari about 5 p.m. Friday. Firefighters from the Tucumcari Fire Department along with volunteer firefighters from neighboring districts worked feverishly into the evening hours to keep the blaze from spreading to other buildings. At 7 p.m. bursts of flame could still be seen […]

MCI trailer to be housed in city

Special to the Sun Eastern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services (EMS Region III), in partnership with the Division of Epidemiology and Response of the New Mexico Department of Health-EMS Bureau and Homeland Security Department, is working to increase the emergency preparedness of Quay County through provision of a Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Trailer to be stationed […]

Veterans’ services reopens

The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services has reopened its Tucumcari office after a two-month hiatus. The office is located at 706 S. First St. and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call Albert Trujillo at 461-1506 for information.

Falling turbine blade causes fire

TV Hagenah SAN JON – On Sunday, Jan. 2, a 100-foot-long wind-turbine blade fell from one of the 220 foot tall turbines located on the caprock to the ground striking an electrical transformer which in turn ignited non-toxic mineral oil used as insulation for the turbine causing a blaze at the base of the tower.. […]