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 […]

Officials break ground on Ute pipeline project amid protests

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Kevin Wilson As a light rain sprinkled over the Ute Reservoir, the sounds of protest drowned out officials’ optimistic vision of progress and a long-term solution for eastern New Mexico’s water supply. Hundreds attended Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, commonly known as the Ute Water […]

God knows what’s in our best interest

Some of us have gotten rain lately, but the first six months of 2011 was one of the driest on record. A friend who shall remain nameless tongue-in-cheekily commented that God might not have sent rain because he knew we couldn’t handle it at that time. He likened the situation to his own life, in […]

Storm brings rain to area

A late evening thunderstorm Monday dropped .20 inches of rain near Clovis and between .37 to .43 inches near Portales, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Officials said .17 inches fell four miles northwest of Tucumcari with House receiving .41 inches of rain. The weather service is predicting a 20 percent chance of […]

Finally rain but no more in sight anytime soon (updated)

Much needed rain pelted most of eastern new Mexico and West Texas late Monday in a gusty thunderstorm that was also blamed for igniting a series of grass fires near Muleshoe. Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was reporting 1.22 inches of rain fell in Clovis. Officials at Clovis Airport recorded .14 inches and Cannon […]

Rain will come sooner or later

Lynn Moncus As we listen to the wind howl and watch the dust blow, we wonder what to expect next. We watch the clouds come and go while hoping that one day they will stop in our area to deposit some moisture. We listen to the people who live on the land as they describe […]

Drive home lasts too long

Russell Anglin At first, it just looked like a little flurry, a little rain with some frozen snow mixed in to look more majestic. However, as my trip to Tucumcari from Clovis progressed Friday night, it became clear that Highway 209 would serve as a war zone between humans and nature. The slush quickly solidified […]

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 […]

Heavy rains cause sink hole on South First Street

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Department of Transportation crews were working Monday to repair a 4 1/2 foot deep sink hole on South First Street. Three days of heavy rains caused a 5 foot by 7 foot section at the intersection of South First Street and West Gamble Avenue to collapse, according […]

Letting your garden soak in the rains

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Thanks for the RAIN! Our thirsty earth has received a much-needed, refreshing soak. As dry as it is, any amount of rain is a blessing. Here are some suggestions on keeping your garden looking it’s best. DeadheadingThis is the removal of fading flowers before they form seed.You can snip […]