Extension office offers tip moth management tips

Tom Dominguez By Tom Dominguez Special to the Quay County Sun Facts • Tip moths are caterpillars that feed on and kill back new growth of various pines. • Damage by tip moths is conspicuous but rarely threatens tree health. • The southwestern pine tip moth that commonly infests Scotch, ponderosa and mugho pines is […]

Extension service to offer gardening workshops in April

By Audry Olmsted Spring is in the air and green-thumb enthusiasts are itching to get outdoors and toil in their soil. New Mexico State University experts want to help hobbyists be successful this growing season and the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service will feature several of them in a series of free gardening workshops in […]

Parade of Lights hits streets on Saturday

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari and area residents can get into the holiday spirit this weekend at the Tucumcari’s Chamber of Commerce 20th annual Parade of Lights and Christmas lights contest. Events start at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with the Parade of Lights, said Tom Dominguez, event chairman. Dominguez said Santa will kick off […]

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,

Woman pleads guilty to theft of Christmas gift cards for foster kids

Chelle Delaney One of two Quay County women charged in the theft of Christmas card gift certificates for children in foster care pleaded guilty, told the court she sorry and was sentenced at an arraignment Monday. The other woman, her mother, pleaded not guilty. The case goes back to Christmas eve, when Jennifer Dominguez, 24, […]

Winners of pecan show to be announced today

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Thirteen sounds like the lucky number for the first-ever Quay County Pecan Show, said county agent Tom Dominguez. “The only county that has one is Dona Ana,” Dominguez said. “Hopefully, this will be a yearly deal for Quay County.” The 13 entries in the show were being judged Friday night by Dominguez, who was looking […]

Letting your garden soak in the rains

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Thanks for the RAIN! Our thirsty earth has received a much-needed, refreshing soak. As dry as it is, any amount of rain is a blessing. Here are some suggestions on keeping your garden looking it’s best. DeadheadingThis is the removal of fading flowers before they form seed.You can snip […]

Dominguez announces candidacy

Donna Dominguez, Chief Deputy Treasurer, announced her candidacy this week for the office of Quay County Treasurer in the June 3 primary election. Dominguez, a resident of Quay County since 1991, has been an employee of Quay County since 1993 as County Manager Assistant/Secretary and Chief Deputy Treasurer for the past seven years. She also […]

Birthdays, weddings, graduations …

Fresh from training… Army Pvt. Shane A. Strand has graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, […]

New agent joins extension office

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tom Dominguez, 37, is the new agriculture extension agent for Quay County. Dominguez came to the Quay offices from Pecos, Texas, where he was the extension agent in Reeves County for four years. He’s been involved with the extension program for about 10 years. He holds a master’s degree […]