Letter to the editor: Fireworks show commendable

We want to congratulate the village of Logan for putting on another good fireworks show this year out at the lake. We know with all of the very dry conditions it must have been a difficult decision to host the show. The Logan Fire Department was very visible and put out several small fires at […]

Officials urge caution with fireworks

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Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry expressed concern Monday over the upcoming Independence Day celebrations in Quay County. “We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday, but because of our extreme drought and dry conditions … we have issued a proclamation, the city commission has, limiting […]

History of Fourth of July important

Thomas Garcia Recently I was buying fireworks for the upcoming celebration of the Fourth of July, our nation’s independence/birthday day. While I was looking over the selection of the artillery cannons I overheard a group of teens who were talking about their plans for the holiday. I turned to them and asked if they would […]

Fire department inspects fireworks stands

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Thomas Garcia When celebrating our nation’s Independence Day many of us gather together at dark for a fireworks display. While many attend a city- or county-orchestrated event, many enthusiasts take matters into our own hands. People purchase these loud and colorful statements of patriotism from a fireworks stand. While some planning goes into the type […]

07-04-09: Calendar

Today: Starting at dark, fireworks show at Windy Point Ute Lake State Park. . Call 487-2402.Today: 9 p.m., Fireworks display, Conchas Lake north side at marina, fireworks will discharged off of a barge, $5. Entrance fee per vehicle. Call 868-2270 or 868-2251.Today: Dark-thirty, Elks Lodge Annual Fireworks display, Elks parking lot. Call 461-1510.Sundays ongoing: 2:30 […]

Safe, sane 4th of July holidays

Thomas Garcia No fireworks are being allowed in Quay County because of the fire ban, but fireworks can be set off in the Tucumcari city limits, according to city and county officials. “No fireworks are allowed in the county,” said Quay County Fire Marshal Don Adams. Within Tucumcari’s city limits, “There are no-restrictions for fireworks […]

07-05-08: Calendar

Today: 10 a.m., Parade and craft fair, downtown Logan.Today: 4 p.m., Free Bean Feed, Ute Lake State Park, Logan.Today: Dark, Fireworks Display, Windy Point, Ute Lake State Park, Logan.Today: Dark, Fireworks Display, North Side Dock Marina, Conchas Lake.Monday: 3 p.m., regular meeting, Museum Board, Tucumcari Historical Museum, 416 South Adams St. Call 461-4201.Monday: 6:30 p.m. […]

Fireworks reign over storm

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By QCS Staff Mother Nature launched the first strikes at Friday’s Fourth of July fireworks display in Tucumcari. Lighting crisscrossed the sky from the north and west as dark thunderheads rolled in before the display began. The storm and its eventual rain, however, didn’t dampen any spirits. What two-year-old Harley Ray McKinney said she liked […]

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 […]

Fireworks vendors hope to cash in on 4th

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By QCS Staff The whine of the Roman candles and the pop of firecrackers are already in the night air. “We want everyone to use caution and to have a safe Fourth of July,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Vendors occupational licenses have been checked and verified, Cherry said. Although there has been rain, […]