Helps to know a little about a lot

It helps to know a little about a lot of things. It gives you a broad perspective. It also allows you to make a fool of yourself in many different areas! In my column readers may notice that I appear to have an opinion on almost everything in agriculture. It might impress some, but real […]

College’s growth follows strategic plan

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College has continued to grow and advance by establishing strategic priorities, goals, and accomplishing these goals through Tactical Objectives. The goals and objectives are the framework for the Strategic Plan. The College has developed five strategic plans to date. The Strategic Plan for 2010-2011 addressed five strategic priorities: Capture cultural, […]

Press release: USDA designates local counties disaster areas

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in New Mexico as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, high winds and wildfires that began Jan. 1, 2011, and continues. The counties are: Catron, De Baca, Grant, Luna, Roosevelt, Chaves, Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Otero, Sierra, […]

Area sees powerful storm Sunday

Freedom New Mexico Severe thunderstorms over northern Quay County developed multiple tornadoes Sunday evening that damaged areas of Union County and Western Texas. “This type of weather is typical for this time of year,” said Albuquerque National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Guyer. Guyer said storms developed quickly at 5:45 p.m., north of Nara Visa and […]

Governor seeks project ideas for stimulus funds

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Chelle Delaney By the time Gov. Bill Richardson left Tucumcari on Friday, he had a multi-million-dollar wish list from local government and elected officials. Richardson was here on a listening tour to hear what projects city and county leaders hoped to receive funding for from the federal stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. […]

Tips for your landscape during construction projects

by Tom Dominguez, Extension Service If you’re in the process of any kind of construction, new or remodel, here are some things to think about in protecting the existing landscape and your soil. With construction, terrible things happen to the soil. There may be a deceiving layer of beautiful soil showing, but what lurks beneath? […]

Outdated maps may be link to costly insurance

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A real estate broker, Sam W. Morrow, said property owners may be paying too much in insurance because the area’s maps showing flood plain areas may be outdated. “They’re still working off of information that’s 40 to 50 years old,” Morrow told the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday. The […]

Big checks to help Quay waste water treatment

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Officials of Tucumcari and Logan were happy to see Ryan Gleason, New Mexico state director of the USDA Rural Development Office, on Tuesday. They especially liked the part when he signed the huge ceremonial checks to the tune of $8.4 million for Logan and $2.1 million for Logan. Gleason […]

Sands-Dorsey receives structural, safety review

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A structural engineer surveyed the fire damage at the burned out Sands-Dorsey Building on Thursday. One of the first issues to address is stabilizing the building, said Sonya Cooper, a construction engineer and professor at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces. Cooper was brought in through the state’s […]

Grant to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso […]