06-20-09: Calendar

Saturday: 7 p.m., Triple Feature, Conchas Lake State Park, Don’t Get Rattled by Rattlesnakes. Visitor Center. Call 575-868-2270.Saturday: 8 p.m., Firefly Fling. Conchas Lake State Park, catch fireflies and hear their story. Visitor Center. Call 575-868-2270.Saturday: 9 p.m., Come explore the heavens. Conchas Lake State Park. Discover constellations by laser light. Call 575-868-2270.Monday: 9 a.m., […]

Conchas set to offer special programs on Saturday

Special to QCS Conchas Lake State Park will be hosting three events on Saturday. Here’s the Saturday schedule: 7 p.m., Don’t Get Rattled by Rattlesnakes. Discover fascinating facts and find out how to co-exist with these not-so-scarry critters. Visitor Cetner. 8 p.m., Firefly Fling Catch fireflies and hear their story. Visitor Center 9 p.m., Reach […]

From pruning to planting, tips for the winter

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Here are some dos and don’ts for the new year as we move into the colder months of January and February. l

Learning to do without is one Thanksgiving blessing

By Lynn Moncus Because Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year, I was more than a little disgruntled when I overheard some people saying that they surely don’t look forward to it this year because they have so little to be thankful for. They then went on to recount their complaints about […]

Simple tips can help avoid gardening disasters

By Tom Dominguez Some lawn and garden mistakes are easily made, but a little bit of information can go a long way. Here’s what not to do in your landscape in the soil, watering and pest categories. Soil Don’t till or spade soil when it is overly wet or dry. This destroys the structure of […]

Garden checklist for November

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Garden Checklist for November l Don’t get in a hurry to prune woody plants. Late December through February is usually the best time to prune them.l Place orders for seeds this month so you will have them available when you are ready to plant. By ordering early, you will […]

Tips to get garden in tiptop shape for fall

By T Don’t allow plants with green fruit or berries to suffer from lack of moisture. Hollies will frequently drop their fruit under drought conditions. Some vegetables such as cucumbers or eggplants also become bitter if underwatered during peak growing times. l Coleus and caladiums require plenty of water this time of year if they […]

Coronado Park says it has the numbers

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About $250,000 was spent on economic research and feasibility studies, said Don Chalmers, the majority owner of Coronado Partners, LLC, which wants to build the

06-04-08: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Free fishing daySaturday is free fishing day in New Mexico. On this special day, anglers don’t need a license, […]

Community Notes: Rattler seeking missing 1958 grads

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari High School class of 1958, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at this year’s Rattler Reunion, is trying to locate and contact missing class members, said Don Newman, a member of the 1958 class who now lives in Georgia. “We are trying to contact every class member that we […]