Blue-footed booby makes unprecedented appearance at Conchas Lake

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Bird watchers are migrating to Conchas Lake for the rare chance to catch a glimpse of a blue-footed booby. That’s an ocean bird, for the uninitiated. First spotted Aug. 15, bird enthusiasts speculate the juvenile bird got caught up in a storm and landed in New Mexico, though park […]

Conchas Dam project receives funding

QCS Staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, D-N.M., report the Senate has approved legislation funding New Mexico’s two national laboratories and a variety of key water-related projects. The Senate’s version of the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill cleared the Senate on Wednesday night, according to a news release from both […]

06-20-09: Calendar

Saturday: 7 p.m., Triple Feature, Conchas Lake State Park, Don’t Get Rattled by Rattlesnakes. Visitor Center. Call 575-868-2270.Saturday: 8 p.m., Firefly Fling. Conchas Lake State Park, catch fireflies and hear their story. Visitor Center. Call 575-868-2270.Saturday: 9 p.m., Come explore the heavens. Conchas Lake State Park. Discover constellations by laser light. Call 575-868-2270.Monday: 9 a.m., […]

Conchas set to offer special programs on Saturday

Special to QCS Conchas Lake State Park will be hosting three events on Saturday. Here’s the Saturday schedule: 7 p.m., Don’t Get Rattled by Rattlesnakes. Discover fascinating facts and find out how to co-exist with these not-so-scarry critters. Visitor Cetner. 8 p.m., Firefly Fling Catch fireflies and hear their story. Visitor Center 9 p.m., Reach […]

06-10-09: 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. Fridayl At 11:23 a.m., a female reported a light colored pit bull with part of a chain attached to its collar tried to bite her 3-year-old daughter. The […]

Gas prices dip below $2

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By QCS Staff Leon Hewitt of Conchas was smiling as he filled up his ‘94 GMC pickup. “The last time I filled up, it cost me $94,” Hewitt said. “Now it’s $40.” Allsup’s gasoline had been $1.99 earlier and then dropped again Friday to $1.95 Because gas had gotten so expensive Hewitt said he hadn’t […]

July 1965

Conchas Lake flowed over the spillway for the first time in three years …

Earl Flint of San Jon honored at Conchas celebration

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By QCS Staff Earl Flint, 98, of San Jon was

Conchas Dam celebration set for Friday

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By QCS Staff On Friday a celebration will be hosted at Conchas Lake Dam by the Corps of Engineers and New Mexico State Parks to mark the 75th anniversary of the New Deal programs and the 75 anniversary of New Mexico’s parks, said a Corps of Engineers spokeswoman. “This event is for the public’s benefit, […]

Body found in Conchas Lake identified

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun CONCHAS — A 25-year-old Albuquerque man died Sunday in Conchas Lake after cliff diving near Conchas Dam, New Mexico State Police said. Julian Sanchez was diving with friends and did not come up from a dive about 4:30 p.m.,