Conservation program policies modified

CNJ staff The U.S. Farm Service Agency is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program policies to help agricultural producers affected by drought. FSA is permitting farmers and ranchers approved for emergency grazing in drought-stricken states, including New Mexico, to extend the emergency grazing period for a month, to Oct. 31, without an additional payment reduction, according [...]

Looking back — Dec. 1

December 1966 The Forrest Currell Lumber Company was building the new Elks Lodge that holds a swimming pool, dinning room, lodge room, sauna, small gym and a kitchen. The cost of the project was $172,000 … Five Tucumcari High School band members were chosen to participate in the New Mexico All State Band competition held [...]

Conservation farming techniques featured at field day

Russell Anglin

Local groups, volunteer honored with statewide award

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Special to the QCS Three Tucumcari based organizations and Relissa Nials were recipients of USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) statewide Earth Team Volunteer awards on Wednesday in Albuquerque. The awards were presented by NRCS state conservationist, Dennis Alexander, to the Canadian River Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), El Llano Estacado Resource Conservation & Development [...]

11-17-07 Calendar

Sunday: 2 p.m., Quay County 4-H Awards Program, Quay County Fair Barn. Call 461-0562. Sundays ongoing: 2:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. 8th Street, Logan, NM. Call497-2977. Monday: 11 a.m., regular meeting, Senior Citizens Advisory Board, Senior Citizens Center, 523 S. Third St. Monday: 6 p.m., regular meeting, Tucumcari Public Schools [...]

Southern states need to supplement federal reservoirs

Freedom New Mexico Did you ever think a time would come when people in this country’s Southeast would be praying for a few more hurricanes? Unfortunately, the normally soggy Southeast is suffering from a very real two-year rainwater drought that could threaten drinking water supplies for metropolitan Atlanta and other cities, and has stirred up [...]

USDA applications for EQIP program sought

By QCS Staff The USDA-New Mexico Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that individuals who wish to apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) during FY2008 should submit their applications at the very earliest time possible, according to a news release. NRCS New Mexico will be grouping the applications and beginning to process these [...]

Earth Day activities coming up

Earth Day activities plan … School children and the community will have a host of activities to attend on Earth Day, April 26, at the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom on 11th Street. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. All are invited to come. A highlight of the day’s events beginning at 8 [...]

March 1972

Emmit Jennings of Tucumcari celebrated his 91th birthday. He was a booster for the city of Tucumcari ever since he and his wife had moved here in 1907. Also known as Mr. Baseball he had not missed a World Series game in 50 years and the American League issued him a complimentary pass each year. [...]

02-17-2007: Calendar

Sunday: 3 p.m., Arts & Humanities Council, piano concert with Lise, Tucumcari High School Auditorium. Monday: Observance of President’s Day. Monday: 6 p.m., regular meeting of the board of the Tucumcari Public Schools, School Administration Building. Monday: 7 p.m. regular meeting of The Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District, Conference Room, Natural Resource Conservation [...]