County fair offers variety of exhibits, contests

Special to the QCS Anyone can enter something in the Quay County air. There is a place for almost anything you make or grow in the open departments at the fair and all winners receive ribbons and premiums. Do you have a craft you have made or do you bake? The home arts departments are […]

Fire burns 25,000 acres

Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson Officials estimate a fire Saturday on the Curry and Quay county line burned 20,000 to 25,000 acres. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department said the number is a rough estimate and officials will get a better figure in daylight. Five structures were burned but there were no injuries, she […]

County fair nearing

Special to the QCS The Quay County Fair will be here in just one week and now is the time to start preparing your entries for the Home Arts departments. Fair books are available at businesses around the county and at the Quay County Extension Office. The fair has been shortened by one day. We […]

Wildfire shuts down I-40

A wild fire Friday officials say was started by a truck’s hot exhaust system consumed more than 1,200 acres of range land in Quay County and closed I-40 for about an hour. It took seven Quay County fire departments and four Texas fire departments to extinguish the fire, said Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams. […]

Firefighters quickly extinguish fire at House

By QCS Staff The House and Jordan fire departments were dispatched at 2:18 p.m., Wednesday to a structure fire at the New Mexico Wind Energy Center at House. A storage container separate from the center’s main building is what caught fire, said House Fire Chief Mike Morrow. The fire was put out quickly and the […]

County faces decision on county’s manager’s post

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Last week’s death of Quay County Manager Terry Turner from a heart attack has left a void in the county’s leadership. Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland was at the county manager’s office Tuesday trying to grapple with some of the issues facingLast week’s death of Quay County Manager […]

Fire scorches 8,000 acres in Logan

By Andy Jackson/Freedom Newspapers When O.B. Coffey saw smoke rising south of his home on the south side of Ute Lake in Logan on Saturday afternoon, he took a hose and wet things down around his home. A short while later, a sheriff’s deputy knocked on Coffey’s door. “The sheriff’s deputy came … and said […]

Local fire crews fight grass fires

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Managing Editor Local fire departments spent most of Thursday afternoon fighting a pair of grass fires, with one burning approximately 1,800 acres but causing no injuries or major structural damage. Units were dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. about five miles south of Tucumcari near state highway 209. A grass fire […]

New fire marsal hired

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Fire chiefs from nine fire departments in Quay County elected a first-ever Quay County Fire Marshal on Tuesday. Donald Adams, fire chief for the Bard-Endee fire district, is the new fire marshal and he said he looks forward to helping county fire departments keep up with paperwork and regulations. […]

City approves two zoning ordinances

Sun Staff Tucumcari city commissioners approved two ordinances to change residential zones to commercial zones on Thursday at a meeting in Conchas. The commission also discussed the status of the natural gas pipeline under construction in the county. Following the regular business meeting, commissioners met for a retreat to discuss various past, present and future […]