Blizzard-like conditions expected for area

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Thomas Garcia An arctic cold front has moved into Quay County this morning, turning the much needed rain into snow, and is expected to produce blizzard-like conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The key ingredient to starting this winter storm system is the cold front, which forecasts show will pass directly through [...]

Heavy snow fall expected in Quay County

Thomas Garcia Temperatures will drop to freezing or below as a winter storm system moves into Quay County, said Jennifer Palucki of the National Weather Service Albuquerque. “The actual snow fall will begin Friday evening,” Palucki said. “The heaviest band of snow is expected to pass over Quay County or just to the west of [...]

Gas station project makes progress

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QCSun staff A beautification project started last fall by the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet organization made some progress before a winter hiatus, chamber of commerce director Bob Beaulieu said.Beaulieu said work on the gas stations has stopped until warmer temperatures permit painting. Before colder conditions prevailed, Doug and Sharon Quarles and a group [...]

Hydration key to battling heat

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Temperatures across eastern New Mexico hit triple digits this week — a good time to remind folks it’s important to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, area physicians say. When people are being active they lose fluids by breathing and sweating, said Dr. Richard Gritzmacher, a physician at [...]

Yard and Garden: Pointsettias

By Tom Dominguez History of the Poinsetta Native to Mexico, the poinsettia originated in a region near the present-day city of Taxco. Joel Robert Poinsett, a Southern plantation owner and botanist, was appointed the first United States Ambassador to Mexico (1825-1829). While visiting Taxco, he was struck by the beauty of the brilliant red plants [...]

Yard and Garden: Mulch insulates soil for winter temperatures

By Tom Dominguez Mulches The single most timesaving practice for any gardener is using mulch around garden plants. Mulching goes hand in hand with planting – in fall or any other time of the year. You can buy various types of mulch or use leaves (chopped, shredded, or composted) or other garden material you already [...]

The heat’s on: More above average temperatures expected

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Triple digit heat has Tucumcari residents feeling the burn. “In Tucumcari there has been eight days of triple digit heat in the past month,” said National Weather Service forecaster Jennifer Palucki. “The hottest of these days was on Monday with a recorded temperature of 106 degrees.” In July 1980, [...]