Totsy offers a 10 percent discount code on top of their already great deals for back-to-school shoppers

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McClatchy-Tribune Right now, parents across the country are trying to stretch their back-to-school budgets to get all the necessities for their kids. The members-only website Totsy is here to help with a special deal for readers. Totsy says that last year, the average American family with two children spent around $550 on back-to-school gear. The […]

White Sox owner splits hairs

Russell Anglin Manny Ramirez, new slugger for the Chicago White Sox, was ordered to cut his hair by Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. Ramirez reportedly had around 4 inches cut from his dreadlocked mane, preserving an abundant follical accumulation reaching the middle of his back. So what’s the big deal? Why is this narrative even playing […]

Health care plan should cut costs first

Freedom New Mexico Team Obama didn’t need this, but it’s important for the rest of us to know, especially as we listen to his address to Congress on health care, scheduled today. President Obama’s plans to increase the national government’s responsibility and power over health care have had a rough time of it this summer. […]

Fishing report — Aug. 19

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers Area lake reports Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using soft plastics, crank baits and top water lures for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Most of the bass were small. Fishing at night was good using liver, cut bait, shrimp and minnows […]

Pruning keeps landscape looking good

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension To keep your landscape at its healthy best, start a regular pruning program. The following guidelines from the American Nursery and Landsape Association (ANLA) explains the basics. Nursery professionals are an excellent source of additional information. l Remove spent flowers to stimulate growth and additional bloom; otherwise, plant energy […]

September is still prime time for garden chores

By Tom Dominguez Here are some items you can attend to and enjoy outside while the days cool down. Dead Limbs There’s no reason why dead or damaged tree limbs can’t be removed right now. Pruning out dead or damaged wood now can simplify it because you know exactly which limbs need to be removed. […]

Yard and Garden

By Tom Dominguez Here’s a checklist of item for your yard and garden through July and August: During this season of hot weather, extra care should be given to watering plants thoroughly and deeply. Caladiums require plenty of water at this time of the year if they are to remain lush and active until fall. […]

Most capital outlay projects survive veto stage

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While some projects were reduced or cut entirely from the budget, Quay County didn’t suffer nearly as much as other counties after Gov. Bill Richardson used his line-item veto power on potential capital outlay projects. “To balance a budget, tough decisions have to get made,” said James Jimenez, cabinet […]

Hay cutting begins

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Some area farmers say rains have hindered crop. Quay County alfalfa hay farmers began cutting recently, with results varying widely. Donald Carter, who farms about 120 acres of alfalfa 23 miles west of Tucumcari, said he had no luck at all with his alfalfa. He wound up shredding […]

City QB makes first cut

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By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari police officer Milton Brown survived the first cut at a tryout Saturday for the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League. The 28-year-old competed against 20 other quarterback candidates. He estimated 500 players attended the tryout at Texas Stadium, home of pro football’s Dallas Cowboys. “The talent level was what I […]