Cloud seeding director undaunted by critics

By Haley Rice Duncan Axisa believes he can make it rain. Axisa said this power is available to him through cloud seeding, the process of dropping silver iodide crystals into the supercooled upper parts of clouds. The crystals act as a gathering point, attracting and freezing the microscopically small droplets of water that make up […]

Agriculture chief water user in area

By Tony Farkas Agriculture is the foundation for eastern New Mexico’s economy. The cotton gins that didn’t stop production even on Thanksgiving Day, the farm implements seen along the roads and highways every spring and fall, and the aroma from the local feedlots and dairies offer plenty of physical evidence to support the statement. Statistics […]

Dryland farming may not be a viable solution

By Tony Farkas Since the High Plains’ economy is based on agriculture, and since water for crops and livestock may soon be in short supply, one solution seems obvious: Farmers should stop irrigating and raise dryland crops. But that won’t work, most agricultural experts agree. “I don’t see that happening, not in my lifetime,” said […]

Area could be dry by 2040 — or maybe sooner

By Claire Bushey The question of how much water is left in the eastern New Mexico area has bedeviled politicians and business owners, scientists and ordinary consumers for decades. The answer is still unknown. New Mexico-American Water Co. officials have said they are prepared to provide eastern New Mexico with water through 2040. But Clovis […]

Local governments consider control of senior centers

By Dave Gragg By Dave Gragg Quay County Sun Quay County commissioners will discuss taking control of area senior centers at their meeting Monday. For the past year, the Pioneer Senior Center in Tucumcari and the Logan Senior Citizen’s Center have been operated under the auspices of the Eastern New Mexico Area Agency on Aging […]

Cattle group to meet in Roy

by Bonnie Long The Northeastern New Mexico Livestock Association, Mesa Soil and Water Conservation District and the Harding County Extension Service will host a livestock seminar, potluck meal and scholarship fund drive Sunday, May 25, 2003 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Harding County Community Building in Roy. Horizons on the Triple Bottom Line […]

What’s in a name?

Dave Gragg I received a plain manila envelope on Friday addressed to “Quay County Sun Paper,” no return address. “Oh, goody,” I giggled. “These can be interesting.” Sometimes a letter with no return address is just another press release from someone who forgot to say who it was from. Sometimes, though, it’s someone complaining about […]

Route 66 writers wanted

Judy Hiner Do you like to write? Would you like to see your story published in an international magazine? Would you like to get paid for it and receive a plaque and hear it read in public by a Pulitzer Prize nominee? Your chance is here and now. As part of the second annual nternational […]

County talks trash

By Dave Gragg Quay County government sent out solid waste bills just over a week ago, County Manager Paula Chacon told the commissioners Monday morning. Since then, she’s gotten nearly 50 calls per day from people with questions or complaints. The bills had two years worth of charges on them, because the county had not […]

Dec. 20, to Dec. 27, 2003

Monday No events scheduled Tuesday No events scheduled Wednesday • Quay County offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 in observance of the holiday. • Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan will close at noon Dec. 24 and reopen at its regular time Dec. 26. Thursday • Quay County offices will be closed Dec. […]