I-40 eastbound reopens

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QCS staff I-40 eastbound from Santa Rosa to the Texas state line has reopened after the highway was closed since Thursday afternoon according to New Mexico State police. U.S. Highway 54 from Tucumcari to the Texas state line remains closed. A severe snowstorm on Thursday forced road, school and government offices to close and made […]

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.

Tucumcari area snowpacked

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Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year is causing road closures and government offices to close. And a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today. Interstate 40 from Tucumcari to Amarillo was closed about 11:30 a.m. today, said Tucumcari Police Detective Kim Crockett. There have been no serious accidents, […]

Nothing like enjoying the snow by a warm stove

By Lynn Moncus When

Never try to outwit Mother Nature

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Oooops! We said “no snow” and it snowed!  On Monday, the Quay County Sun’s headline stated: “No snow on tap”  in the not-yet-printed Quay County Sun.   When the Sun appeared on Wednesday so did the snow. Several inches of snow, in fact. The chances of snow on Monday […]

2007: Year in Review, January-February

Here’s a look back at some of the top news stories published in January and February 2007 in the Quay County Sun. January 2007 Jan. 3: The headlines read: Snowbound in Tucumcari – Thousands stranded by storm. An estimated 7,500 semi-trucks and passenger vehicles converged on Tucumcari between Friday and Sunday when access to I-40 […]

Weather to give region a break, no snow on tap

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Weather conditions are expected to be more favorable to motorists and travelers, as the storm systems move out of New Mexico, said a National Weather Service official. Today, no snow was expected, and temperatures were to level out with highs reaching the mid-40s and lows falling to the 20s. […]

Holidays turning into winter wonderland

It just might be a white Christmas in Quay County after all. “By Saturday (today) morning there is a possibility of up to four to six inches of snowfall in Quay County,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Suk. “There will be blowing snow with winds out of the north, 15-25 mph, leading to poor […]

Thanksgiving holiday driving tips

By QCS Staff State police have launched a DWI blitz in an effort to keep New Mexico’s roads safe, and alcohol free, during the Thanksgiving weekend. The New Mexico State Police will be conducting DWI checkpoints in Quay County from Thursday through Monday, said Lt. Cleo Baker. The checkpoints are part of the annual New […]

Hail storm covers Tucumcari

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Thunder, lighting and a feisty spell of hail hit the Tucumcari area between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Fluctuations in power flickered lights in homes and businesses. Tucumcari Police officers directed traffic at Highway 54 and Route 66 because the signal lights were out. Hail was about […]