09-13-08: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing was slow to fair using tubes, worms, jerk baits and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. […]

From beans to squash: Tips to harvesting fall produce

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension After gardeners have worked hard and long to grow fresh produce, many are often robbed of their potential goodness because of improper, ill-timed harvesting. To avoid the occurrence of that unfortunate situation again, I have listed a number of the most popular garden vegetables and the harvest procedure for […]

School Menus for Sept. 15-18

The following are the menus for Sept. 15-18 for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday. LoganMondayBreakfast: Granola bar, juice and milk.Lunch:

Ag center’s new arboretum is a walking trail, too

Special to the QCS Tucumcari has new outdoor educational center, an arboretum at the New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center on Highway 54.Individuals and educational groups are invited to meander their way through the outdoor arboretum to learn more about the trees and plant life around them as well as to enjoy being in […]

Enjoy the last of the summer’s tall grasses

By Lynn Moncus When our grandparents ambled out here in their covered wagons in 1902, Grandmother described the grass as being “belly high” on a horse. As I grew up listening to that description and her other stories of the pioneer days, I tried to imagine such tall grass but could barely picture it that […]

USDA downgrades New Mexico bovine TB status

Chelle Delaney New Mexico officially lost its bovine tuberculosis free status on Thursday. The action means that certain cattle will have to have more testing for bovine TB before being exported from the state. The USDA downgraded New Mexico to “modified accredited advanced” status for bovine TB. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service […]

Guard returns from hurricane duty


By QCS Staff Men and women from the New Mexico National Guard returned Friday from Louisiana to the National Guard Armory in Tucumcari. The guard was called out on Labor Day to respond to Hurricane Gustav which looked to be bearing down on New Orleans. Alhtough Gustave was not as robust as expected, Tucumcari’s guard […]

Governor to support local projects

Chelle Delaney Gov. Bill Richardson met with local officials on Wednesday and

09-13-08: Calendar

Today: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Farmers’ Market, Wailes Park on Route 66 Blvd. at Date Street. Call 461-0562.Monday: 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Rural Bookmobile, Quay Post Office.Monday: 10 a.m.-10:25 a.m., Rural Bookmobile, McAlister Post Office.Monday: 10:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m., Rural Bookmobile, House Senior Citizens.Monday: 12:40 p.m.-1:40 p.m., Rural Bookmobile, Forrest Extension Club.Monday:

09-13-08: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 12:07 p.m., an anonymous caller reported a fight on east Whitmore Street.l At 6:30 p.m., a female at a business on west Route 66 Boulevard reported […]