Animal control officer honored

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari’s Animal Control Officer Mike Martinez was named officer of the year by the New Mexico Animal Control Association. “It is a great honor,” said Martinez. “Knowing that there are people out that appreciate and respect my duties makes all the difference.” Martinez said his job has been difficult, operating as a one-man […]

God has control, not people

Debra Whittington “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…” Hebrews 10:25 Where were you on that Sunday morning when the lights went out? We went to church. When we arrived, a discussion was in progress on what to do next. Since there were no lights in the Sunday school rooms we all gathered in the […]

Fire burns 25,000 acres

Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson Officials estimate a fire Saturday on the Curry and Quay county line burned 20,000 to 25,000 acres. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department said the number is a rough estimate and officials will get a better figure in daylight. Five structures were burned but there were no injuries, she […]

Dog investigation concludes

Russell Anglin Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose said Friday that an investigation of an alleged violation of city animal control policy has concluded and no disciplinary action will be taken against animal control Officer Mike Martinez. The investigation resulted from Quay County resident Betty Pettigrew’s complaint that a dog she was trying to adopt from […]

Letter to the editor: Weakening government control lead to crises

The recent editorial “Government no good at dealing with catastrophes” is the usual approach used by conservative organizations such as Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and, in New Mexico, the Rio Grande Foundation to promote their ideology in a situation regardless of the facts. The contention is that government can do nothing right […]

Changes proposed to city animal control ordinance

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday moved within one step of approving changes to the city’s animal control ordinance. Changes range from definitions to fees and license requirements. A final reading and approval of the changes is expected when commissioners meet on Sept. 14. If approved, they won’t be […]

Moderate control best for elm leaf beetles

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension At this time of year, the extension office receives a lot of calls about elm leaf beetles.What follows are some of the basic practices that you can take to recognize, treat and manage elm leaf beetles. Just remember that you’re aiming for moderate control. It’s almost impossible to eradicate […]

If this is user-friendly, complicated must be the enemy

By Lynn Moncus On occasion, we have visited about how fortunate some of us are to have been born in quieter times during which we were most definitely not surrounded by gadgets. Of course, the young people have the notion that we were deprived if not actually depraved because they cannot imagine life without the […]

Small fire in backyard quickly extinguished

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By QCS Staff A fire that started Monday in the backyard of a Tucumcari residence was quickly brought under control by the Tucumcari Fire Department. The fire in the alleyway between south Fourth and Fifth streets was reported about 10:50 a.m. Homeowner Christy Jones said she did not know what caused the fire. The fire […]

Horicultural oils smother out pests

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Now is a good time to control scale insects on evergreen shrubs and trees such as camellias, hollies, bay laurel, myrtle, enonymus, citrus, photinias and boxwood through use of a horticultural oil spray. Fruit trees may be sprayed at this time of year in order to control insect eggs […]