4/25 Local roundup

No injuries reported in Tolar grass fire
No structures were lost and no injuries were reported Saturday in a grassfire near Tolar that consumed approximately 5,800 acres of grassland, according to Melrose Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs.

Several small fires grew about four miles south of Tolar, creating a blaze that burned for the better part of seven hours, Jacobs said.

Nine fire departments from Curry, Roosevelt, Quay counties as well as firefighters from the Melrose Bombing Range battled the blaze.

Jacobs said the terrain and changing winds made things difficult.

“We slowly fought it and kept it from jumping county roads and kept it from moving forward,” he said.

DA’s office to help promote victims’ rights
The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will be joining together with crime victims and victims rights services this week in recognition of national crime victims rights week, according to a press release.

The purpose of the weeks activities will be to publicly promote victim’s rights and to educate the community. Beginning with a breakfast at 7 a.m. today at the Chaparral Country Club, joining victims and local dignitaries, the DA’s office will spend the rest of the week speaking with various organizations, educational institutions and senior citizen groups about crime victim’s rights and the justice system.

Information: 769-2246.

— Staff reports