Fire hazardous weather warning

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag warning which is in effect from noon today to 6 p.m. MST this evening. The fire weather watch is no longer in effect. A fire weather watch remains in effect Thursday afternoon.

Cattleman dislikes food regulation

Baxter Black What will the Food Safety Modernization Act, if put into effect, do to Ms. Obama’s backyard garden? Congress has taken up the issue of food safety because of the headline-grabbing occurrences of, primarily bacterial, outbreaks of disease in fresh meat and produce. With the exception of eggs, most E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks […]

Governor signs water authority bill

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson cleared the way for the next step in the Ute Water Project, signing new legislation Saturday in Clovis. House Bill 15, signed into law in a ceremony at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, changes the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority into a utility authority. The authority […]

Burn ban in effect in Quay County

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Thomas Garcia The Quay County Commission has initiated a open fire ban which became effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The commission approved the resolution on the recommendation of Donald Adams, Quay County Fire Marshal, at its Monday meeting. The resolution says the county is joining other Eastern New Mexico and West Texas counties in the […]

Community Notes: Ctiy’s emergency sirens to sound off, Saturation patrols in effect

City’s emergency sirens to sound offThe Tucumcari Fire Department and Tucumcari/ Quay County Emergency Management will begin testing the city’s storm sirens at 10 a.m., Wednesday mornings. The first test will be

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Quay County until 7:15 p.m. today

By QCS Staff A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:15 p.m. today in Northeastern Curry and east central Quay counties, according to the National Weather Service. Some of these storms could produce damaging winds and large hail, the NWS said

Tornado watch in effect in Quay County

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Quay County that remains in effect until 9 p.m.The warning is in effect for extreme central Quay and southeastern Harding counties and extreme Southeastern San Miguel County, according to the NWS.At 8:21 p.m., the NWS stated that Doppler radar continued to indicate that a line […]

The stronger the wind, the better the stories

By Lynn Moncus As we attempt to walk upright during our windy days, we hear many comments from natives to the effect that they have never seen the wind blow this hard before, or that it has never blown this late in the season.

Petitions out statewide against Senate Bill 28

By Jack King Curry County Commission Chairman Tim Ashley is backing a petition drive against a state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. A bill prohibiting the discrimination, Senate Bill 28, was passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Bill Richardson this year. A statewide petition drive to keep […]