Emergency crews respond to fire

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari Fire Department is working on trying to contain a fire today along Route 66 which spread to U.S. 54,

Utility spokesman: Birds caused outage

Blame it on the birds. That’s what Xcel Energy officials say is responsible for the four-hour power outage in Quay County on July 14. Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said birds nesting on transmission structures caused a fault in a line feeding Tucumcari. Reeves said birds often pick up wire they find on roadsides and incorporate […]

Power returns to Quay County

Xcel Energy officials still aren’t sure what caused it, but power has been restored to Tucumcari and other Quay County communities. The power was out nearly four hours in Tucumcari. Customers in Logan, San Jon and Bard were without power for about an hour. Power in Tucumcari went out about 9:30 a.m. Xcel spokesman Wes […]

Tucumcari loses power

William Thompson Strong, gusty winds caused a major power outage Wednesday evening from around 5:30 p.m. until 9: 30 p.m. The power went out for most of the eastern half of Tucumcari east of First Street and north to Main Street. Tucumcari’s Fire Chief, Mike Cherry, said the winds reached speeds in excess of 50 […]