Traffic safety halting issue

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A Tucumcari woman was driving down Route 66 when she was sideswiped by a car that sped off, leaving her the victim of a hit and run. There was so much debris after a Third Street accident the street department had to come clean it up. A light pole on South […]

Fire safety for all ages

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Never mind the sirens, the ladder or the fire truck itself, most of the preschoolers outside Tucumcari Elementary at Thursday’s fire department demonstration said they were enamored with the hose. “They like the water,” preschool teacher Sandy Bowen said while kids lined up for a chance to hold and spray the […]

8/3 Community Notes

Tucumcari police patrol traffic safety The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting speed enforcement patrols Sunday through Aug. 14, as well as Aug. 21, 22, and 27-31 at all times of the day, according to Police Chief Larry Ham. During these times, officers will be out enforcing DWI laws. The First Street construction zone will […]

Law requires booster seats

QCS Staff A new law took effect in New Mexico on Friday that requires children who have outgrown child safety seats to ride in booster seats if they are too small for adult safety belts. According to an American Automobile Association (AAA) press release, the new law states that children through 6 years old, regardless […]

Tucucmari Elementary fifth graders learn water safety and get tour of Conchas dam on field trip

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By William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari fifth graders learned about water safety and went deep inside Conchas Dam Friday on a field trip to Core of Engineers Day Use Area at Conchas Dam. Julie Stone, a Corps of Engineers park ranger, taught students the “Reach, Throw and Go” techniques of water safety. Fifth grader Kyle […]

City police to update computer system

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Police Department plans to use recently obtained grant money, pending approval by the Tucumcari City Commission, to help train more officers in the use of the department’s computerized record keeping system. Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich lobbied the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for around $10,000 in grant […]

Rangers help with ‘jacket safety

Julie Stone U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Rangers Steve Peterson and Bob Mumford were in the right place at the right time on Saturday, June 5 when they noticed that three girls, ages 14 to 16 years old, had fallen off their jet ski at Conchas Lake. According to Peterson, all three were trying to […]

Safety always concern at Ute Lake

Ryan Lengerich When it comes to safety at Ute Lake in Logan, Park Manager Rodney Paris said flooding the water and banks with security personnel is the best way to prevent problems. “We try to use visibility as a deterrent, whether it is boat patrol or land patrol,” Paris said. The Ute Lake staff consists […]

Schools focus on renovations

William Thompson Tucumcari Municipal Schools will be spending nearly 2.5 million dollars on a number of construction and renovation projects over the next year and a half. The bulk of the funding will come from the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to Tucumcari Superintendent of Schools William Reents, Phd., said […]