Area meteorologists expect milder conditions this winter

QCSun Staff The upcoming winter weather in Quay County should be warmer, milder and drier than last winter’s, a National Weather Service meteorologist said. Kerry Jones, meteorologist with the NWS Albuquerque area office, said this winter marks a transition from El Nino to La Nina weather patterns in the United States. “(La Nina) is when [...]

Jesus’ sacrifice cleansed us of sins

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Most people get the heebie jeebies whenever lice are mentioned, especially if they have children in school. Lousiness is common in cattle, particularly during winter and this past winter, I got to help treat some cattle for lice. During the process, a lice-control product was applied down the center of [...]

Press release: Winter storm warning issued until Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow…which is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 11 a.m. Tuesday. • Snow accumulations…snowfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches below 7,500 feet can be expected with 6 to 12 inches above 7,500 feet. Locally higher amounts will be [...]

Snowstorm paying off for local businesses

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two weeks of winter storms and more than 20 inches of snow are paying off for at least some local businesses. Manager Robert Benavidez at Burns Hardware Do it Center said his store got a truckload of new snow shovels, sand and ice melt on Jan. 31 and sold [...]

Thursday school cancellations

The following are closed Thursday due to the winter storm: Closed: Clovis Christian Schools Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College (day & evening classes) Dora Schools Elida Schools Farwell Schools Floyd Schools House Schools Logan Schools Mesalands Community College Portales Municipal Schools San Jon Schools Tucumcari Schools Delayed: Eastern New Mexico University — Opening at [...]

From pruning to planting, tips for the winter

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Here are some dos and don’ts for the new year as we move into the colder months of January and February. l

Tree ideas to plant during your winter gardening

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension From a “new planting” perspective, the end of the year can seem to be relatively dull. With all the holiday season activity, garden activities seem less urgent. These latter months have been reserved for planting bulbs, soil preparation, and a few other garden chores. This year, why not think [...]

How to diagnose grass ailments

By tom Dominguez, Extension Service Winter kill is a general term used to describe the loss of turfgrass plants during winter months. It can be caused by factors such as: low temperature kill (freeze damage), desiccation (drying out of plant material), disease activity and insect damage such as grubs. In most years, desiccation is the [...]

Get tough on turf

By Tom Dominguez, Extension Service For most areas early September is the time to be applying fall preemergents for the control of annual winter weeds in home lawns, sports fields and on golf courses. One of the big reasons for poor weed control with the fall preemergent applications, is that individuals wait too late to [...]

Winter’s chill, snow may stick around

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Quay County residents were expected to wake up today to temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees, said National Weather Service meteorogical technician Raymond Jojale. It is expected to be the lowest temperature recorded so far this winter season. The low comes in the wake of the season’s first snowfall, [...]