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 […]

Making the best of snow days

By Lynn Moncus When I asked the slave if I could write our essay this week, she said I could if I’d wash the mud off my paws. Now my water dish looks rather murky, but my paws are very clean and won’t cause her to yell at me for a few minutes. Although she […]

Cold has big costs

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The tab for the clean up of the snow storm over New Year’s weekend will cost an estimated $150,000, say officials of Quay County and city of Tucumcari. County road superintendent Larry Moore asked the Quay County Commission to declare the county a disaster for snow removal at their Monday […]

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 […]

New Year off to a good start

By Lynn Moncus We certainly began the new year on a very white note and had a community burgeoning with stranded travelers, some of whom were heard to remark that they had other plans for New Year’s Eve and Day but were pleased to have been safely off the highway. Aggie and I decided begin […]

Snowbound in Tucumcari

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s back to business as usual for most residents, hoteliers and city officials. But, for three days, it seemed all traffic flowed into Tucumcari. In fact, an estimated 7,500 semi-trucks and passenger vehicles converged in Tucumcari between Friday and Sunday when access to I-40 was closed due of hazardous […]

Road construction partially completed

By Quay County Sun Staff Construction workers were out in full-force on First Street Friday working to complete as much of they road as they could. Road contractor A.S. Horner had advertised that First Street would be open on Friday. However, the snow storm cut in the project’s schedule, said Joshua Lucero, project inspection supervisor […]

Safe driving tips

The New Mexico State Police caution that winter hazards greatly increase the chances of becoming involved in an automobile crash. Here are winter driving tips. l Plan ahead and leave earlier. Don’t try to make up time on the road. l When driving on icy or snow packed roads, slow to a SAFE speed. Much […]

Bad weather shall pass in life

By Debra Whittington These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 […]