Fireworks reign over storm

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By QCS Staff Mother Nature launched the first strikes at Friday’s Fourth of July fireworks display in Tucumcari. Lighting crisscrossed the sky from the north and west as dark thunderheads rolled in before the display began. The storm and its eventual rain, however, didn’t dampen any spirits. What two-year-old Harley Ray McKinney said she liked [...]

Some say emergency plan fell short during storm

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun After experiencing Wednesday night’s threatening storm and tornado warning, several local families say the city should activate its warning sirens and have an emergency plan to provide shelter. “There was bad weather and people didn’t know where to go or what to do,” said Martha Sandoval. “Nowadays with more [...]

Brunt of storm hits north of Tucumcari, Conchas

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By QCS Staff Athough a tornado touched down about nine miles north of Tucumcari, no inuries were reported and damage was limited from Wednesday night’s storm, the Naitonal Weather Service said. Several funnel clouds were spotted, but there was only one touch down, said NWS meteorologist Jonathan Suk. It was one of the most active [...]

Coalition helps restore community after tornado

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A coalition of churches and organizations has helped 40 Logan residents recover after the March 23 tornado. One year after the storm struck Logan damaging over 30 homes and mobile homes,

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 [...]

Stormy weather often leads us to our source of strength

By Debra Whittington I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord and he [...]

Logan seeks storm shelter

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Officials of Logan are exploring the possibility of leasing land owned by the Interstate Stream Commission to build a civic center for meetings, to serve as a storm shelter and to provide space for outdoor activities. “We could use the land to build a new civic center and community storm shelter,” said Larry Wallin, Village [...]

Tornado hits Logan

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A tornado touched down in a 12-block area of the Village of Logan injuring one person, destroying about 30 mobile and motor homes and damaging others, Quay County emergency manager, Mike Cherry said. “It was a 12-block area that received damage,” Cherry said. “One person was taken to Trigg [...]

Cold keeps clutch on county

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Arctic cold front that moved into the Quay County area on Friday drove temperatures down to 2 degrees, frosted the landscape and iced over roads. It also caused power outages and dozens of accidents but no fatalities were reported. Power outages in Union County caused power failures at [...]

Shelters opened for stranded travelers

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Families returning from holiday vacations and snowbirds making their way south were caught without shelter on Friday night because of the snow storm and the closure of I-40. And there was more than a full house in Tucumcari Friday night as the city and some residents opened shelters and [...]