Officials: Do not move mussels

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By Russell Anglin Invasive zebra and quagga mussels have finally made their way to New Mexico, and rangers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned Arch Hurley Conservancy District members Tuesday that Conchas Lake could easily find itself in Fort Sumner’s shoes. “To compete against this rapidly-reproducing species, we’re relying on education,” park ranger [...]

Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps boot camp graduates

Elijah X. Dominguez of Tucumcari celebrated his eighth birthday on Friday at his NaNa and Grandpa’s house. Elijah’s party was hosted by his parents, April Garcia and Hector Dominguez, his sister Mya Garcia and family. U.S. Marine Pvt. Joseph Marroquin, Jr., 19,

Bear cub sighted at Conchas Lake

By Robert Ciolli: Quay County Sun There have been several sightings of a Black bear cub near the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offices at the Conchas Dam Project, said Alyson Strickland, Corps of Engineers park ranger. The cub is about 2 and a half feet high, and has been seen scavenging for food in [...]

Black bear cub sighted at Conchas

By QCS Staff The U.S. Corps of Engineers have had sightings of a Black Bear cub in the area of its headquarters at Conchas Dam. The last sighting of the cub, which is estimated to be about 2 and half feet tall, was Monday, said Darin Franzoni of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The New [...]

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 [...]

Soldier ready to re-enlist

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Clovis Police Detective Roman Romero said he plans to renew his reserve contract with the Marine Corps in coming weeks even though it could mean being sent to Iraq. The Clovis native said although he’s established in his job and has a young family, he wants to serve [...]

Conchas Dam added to national registry

By William Thompson It’s official: Conchas Dam is a historic place. The dam was entered into the National Registry of Historic Places on May 22, according to a letter received by Gary Cordova, the dam’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager. “Being part of the national registry will preserve the heritage of Conchas Dam [...]

Local canals receive water

QCS Staff QCS Staff The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam, in conjunction with the Arch Hurley Conservancy District, released irrigation water Tuesday. The water will flow in canals throughout Quay County and the Tucumcari area, according to Joe Martinez, a corps of engineers maintenance work leader. “We released 200 cubic feet of [...]

Ghost haunts discussion topic

TV Hagenah Many people don’t know that I was in the Peace Corps when I was younger. I sometimes think that Peace Corps itself is somewhat embarrassed by the fact. Personally I don’t feel they should be. After all, most of the things I did were repairable. I bring up my Peace Corps service because [...]

Just Passin Through: NCSU student served in Peace Corps

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By Angela Peacock Brian Roy has never seen the west. A mechanical engineering graduate student at North Carolina State University, he was making a 2,200 mile trip from Raleigh, N.C. to Phoenix in a rental truck to deliver furniture and clothes to a friend who moved to Arizona. Roy recently returned to America from a [...]