Denmark firm donates equipment to Mesalands

Kimberly Hanna The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College recently received an oil filtration system from C.C. Jensen, an international company based in Denmark with offices worldwide. C. C. Jensen donated an offline oil filtration system, which is used to remove small particles that collect over time that can damage […]

From the damage, God can bring collateral blessings

By Leonard Lauriault In the movie, Collateral Damage, the hero’s (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) family is killed before his eyes while terrorists are attempting to kill their nemesis who did not die in the bombing. While discussing another sort of similar situation with some friends, one of them said, “That’s just not fair!” In our […]

College sustains damage from roof fire, rainfall

Thomas Garcia A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on Building A on the west side of the college, college officials said on Tuesday. The portions of the college that were affected by the fire include several offices and classrooms, said John Yearout, Mesalands director of public […]

12-31-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 10:17 a.m., a male reported to the Logan Police Department that someone had stolen a lighted reindeer from his yard at a trailer park in Logan.l […]

Prescriptions for indoor pest control problems

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension There are several insects that are common on houseplants at this time of the year. These include aphids, mealy bugs, and scale insects. Spider mites are not insects (they are mites with 8 legs, not 6 like an insect). Of these, the spider mites may do the most damage […]

Storm causes damage in Logan

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Thomas Garcia Logan was cleaning up Saturday after a violent thunderstorm produced damage around the community. At 8:58 p.m. Friday the National Weather Service in Albuquerque received a report of damage from wind gusts of 71 mph from residents in Logan, said Meteorologist Jonathan Suk. The wind knocked a mobile home off its foundation blocks […]

How to diagnose grass ailments

By tom Dominguez, Extension Service Winter kill is a general term used to describe the loss of turfgrass plants during winter months. It can be caused by factors such as: low temperature kill (freeze damage), desiccation (drying out of plant material), disease activity and insect damage such as grubs. In most years, desiccation is the […]

Elm leaf beetle taking bite out area elm trees

By Tom Dominguez In the recent days I have had a flood of calls asking, “Why are the elm trees in Tucumcari all dying out?” Another question overflowing the answering machine is, “What are these little yellow and black beetles in my yard and house?” Well, after much observation, collection, calling and research, I have […]

Stores to repair, reopen

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Clean up from a fire Sunday night that engulfed the Family Dollar store and its neighbor, Movie Gallery, appears to be underway. The stores will reopen, said representatives of both retailers. A large waste container was placed in front of the Family Dollar on Tuesday. The New Mexico State […]

FEMA’s Logan office assists tornado victims

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In the first hours, more than a dozen residents of Logan sought the assistance of FEMA officials at the temporary disaster recovery center. “The staff here were very helpful and nice,” said Robert Simpson, whose house was damaged from the tornado. “They had answers to a lot of the […]