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 […]

Arch Hurley allocates water, works on strategic plan

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Chelle Delaney The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board allocated an inch of water Tuesday. In all, four inches of water have been allocated this year in the irrigation project. In mid-August there was a heavy rain that combined with the runoff made it possible to allocate the water, said Arch Hurley manager Franklin McCasland. This […]

May Checklist for your garden

By Tom l It is not too late to sow directly into the soil seeds of sunflower, zinnia, morning glory, portulaca, marigold, cosmos, periwinkles, and gourds. Achimenes, cannas, dahlias, and other summer-flowering bulbs can also be planted in May. l Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to mature and yellow before removing. l Pinch back the […]

February 1965

Seferino Jimenez, a Tucumcari railroad man for 35 years, was killed instantly when an east-bound freight train struck his work crew as they worked on the track near Pastura. … An earth tremor with a strength rating of 4 was felt by residents in Nara Visa, Logan and Gallegos about 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 3, […]

04-07-2007: Letters to Editor

Despite tornado, she was tucked safely into bed On Friday, March 23, 2007, a tornado struck Logan where I live at Autumn Blessings Assisted Living. Elderly people in poor health are not easy to take care of in normal times. The staff and owners did an outstanding job. There was some damage to the building […]

Snow rollers appearance is rare

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Sunday morning, they were all over several sections of Tucumcari. Women likened them to jellyrolls, or rolls of batting. Men described them as looking like logs or cylinders. “They look like a roll of insulation,” except they are snow, said Charlie Liles, chief meteorologist at the National Weather […]

Precipitation situation

Precipitation situation… The New Mexico State University Agricultural and Science Center at Tucumcari released earlier this week its year end report for precipitation and snowfall. • Total precipitation for 2006: 23.44 inches Normal for year: 15.66 inches • Total Snow for 2006: 13 inches Total winter snow: 11.5 inches Total snow December 2006: 9 inches […]

Percipitation situation

Precipitation situation… The New Mexico State University Agricultural and Science Center at Tucumcari released earlier this week its year end report for precipitation and snowfall. • Total precipitation for 2006: 23.44 inches Normal for year: 15.66 inches • Total Snow for 2006: 13 inches Total winter snow: 11.5 inches Total snow December 2006: 9 inches […]

Quay County tracksters place at Rattler Relays

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QCS Staff On April 23, seven teams from eastern New Mexico competed in track at Rattler Stadium in preparation for the upcoming district meet in Clayton, April 30. The following Quay County athletes placed in the top three in Tucumcari. Boys Nick Wiegel, Tucumcari: 100 meter dash: second place, 11.43 seconds David Atwood, Tucumcari: 200 […]

High jumper inches closer to state record

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School athlete Chris McCasland recently broke the school record in the high jump and now he looks to tie or break the Class 2A state record at the state track meet May 6 in Albuquerque. McCasland, a senior, went to a meet at Melrose April 7 and cleared the […]