Flash flood watch issued

Freedom New Mexico The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a flash flood watch for Curry, Quay, De Baca and Roosevelt counties through Friday afternoon. Moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lowell will result in widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms across portions of the southeast and east central plains through Friday afternoon. Rain [...]

Weather service issues flash flood watch

With thunderstorms expected today and Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas of the Eastern Plains. Quay, Roosevelt and Curry counties, as well as other portions of north and central New Mexico lie within the area of concern, according to a morning bulletin from the National Weather Service. The [...]

Elm leaf beetle: Best to wait until next year to launch your counter attack

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension In the recent days I have had a flood of calls asking, “Why are the elm trees in Tucumcari all dying out?”

Outdated maps may be link to costly insurance

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A real estate broker, Sam W. Morrow, said property owners may be paying too much in insurance because the area’s maps showing flood plain areas may be outdated. “They’re still working off of information that’s 40 to 50 years old,” Morrow told the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday. The [...]

Flood turned home into Noah’s Ark

By Ryn Garguilnski: QCS Managing Editor The recent rainstorm not only flooded our yard, our goat pen and part of my car since someone left the passenger window open, but turned our home into a Noah’s Ark of sorts. That is, if you’ll accept Noah as a bald-headed, tattooed man in the form of my [...]