Blizzard-like conditions expected for area

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Thomas Garcia An arctic cold front has moved into Quay County this morning, turning the much needed rain into snow, and is expected to produce blizzard-like conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The key ingredient to starting this winter storm system is the cold front, which forecasts show will pass directly through […]

Cold gets old

Russell Anglin Don’t you just hate the cold? I really do. In fact, there’s nothing about it that I particularly care for. I would just as soon skip the chilliness of winter months. We could all celebrate Christmas at Disney World — better yet, Oodnadatta, South Australia — and I don’t think anybody would truly […]

Generation of today more impatient

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Now that spring has arrived, we can hope that the cold weather is just about to end and that snowfall will return next winter. Some of our younger citizens have seen more snow this year than they can remember. Several have asked if those of us in the […]

Today’s necessities yesterday’s luxuries

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Through the years, we have visited much about the extremes in temperature and the luxuries we now consider to be necessities. We have often agreed the summer heat and the winter cold cause a little too much tension and we would prefer to remain less than 100 degrees and more […]

4-Hers add shooting competition to their talents

Special to the QCS Despite cold, wet conditions, eight Quay County 4-H members competed in the State 4-H Shooting Sports contest Saturday at the NRA’s Whittington Center near Raton. The 4-hers who competed were Taylor Atwood, Dustan Hight, Daniel Hight, Blake Moon, Carmen Runyan, Antonio Rodriguez, Richard Rush, and Patrick Weigel.

Will plants survive after last week’s freeze, snow?

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Recent calls have requested help and questions about how damaging our cold front was last week.

Freedom something to be shared among nations

by Leonard Lauriault I grew up during the Cold War – a period of tremendous international distrust and fear of eminent world war. Even in remote parts of the Amazonian jungle in eastern Peru, where I lived during my early childhood, we had a place to hide when the alarm was sounded that, “The Russians […]

Not cold, rain kept Santa from Light Parade

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By QCS Staff Undaunted by Saturday night’s freezing rain, more than a dozen floats made the traditional ride through town. The cold rain, however, did keep some groups from entering the traditional event making the parade smaller than last year. Parade viewers watched from their vehicles parked along side streets and at intersections, while a […]

Flu prevention easiest way to stay well

By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Though the math may be different, it’s a philosophy that emerges every year about this time. It’s the flu season, and businesses are forced to prepare, whether it’s one that helps sick people […]

March 18, 2006 Letter to the Editor

Dogs deserve our best Next month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) turns 140. In that time, numerous states and cities have made great strides in making this nation a better place for our animal companions to live. Yet, I wonder where Tucumcari has been. Nowhere else have I seen […]