BBC show represents farm life well

Netflix lied to me but it hasn’t discouraged me from their product yet. On closer examination of the way they’ve been billing me on the credit card number I have on file with them, it’s apparent their former CEO wasn’t shooting me straight in the letter he sent me telling me he was shooting me […]

DEA finds pot farm north of Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia Federal drug officials, along with 25 soldiers from the New Mexico National Guard, raided a San Miguel County ranch on Friday and found 1,500 pounds of marijuana. The pot was valued at $2 milllion to $3 million, officials said. The ranch owner, along with many local law enforcement agencies, said they were not […]

Area farmers eligible for disaster aid

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom J. Vilsack has declared Roosevelt County a disaster area in a move that also affects Curry and Quay counties. Roosevelt is among seven New Mexico counties listed as disaster areas because of production losses from high winds and drought, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Curry […]

Transmission network key to further wind farm development

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun One of the biggest constraints on wind energy’s growth in The United States is the capacity of the transmission grid to deliver wind energy to customers, said Commissioner Pat Lyons of the State Land Office. New Mexico’s electric transmission grid has a critical need for expansion, Lyons told attendees […]

Clovis OKs plan for its wind farm

Gabriel Monte: Freeedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously this week to move toward creating a six megawatt wind farm on land near the city landfill. The commissioners’ decision would allow the city to request bids for the wind generators and find funding for the project estimated to cost $10 million. Commissioner Randal Crowder […]

February 1958

Virgil Montgomery, owner and operator of Tucumcari Farm Supply, sold his farm supply business to Otis Brown, who had recently moved to Tucumcari. … County Agent Lloyd Cavasos reported the response by Quay County producers to the federal brucellosis eradication program had been excellent, and he expected the county to be certified brucellosis free in […]

Aug. 15, 2007 Around Town

County Fair Schedule.. Today: 7 a.m. Breakfast by Tucumcari Baptist Association 9 a.m. Rabbit Show Poultry Show (Following Rabbit Show) 5 p.m. Fair Anniversary Reception 6 p.m. Swine Show    Thursday 10 a.m. Goat Show 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Watermelon Feed 6 p.m. Lamb Show Friday 4:30 p.m.  Heifer Show 6:30 p.m.  Steer Show […]

Fish farm owners tout Clovis as site

By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers A Canadian company is interested in bringing a new type of agriculture industry to Curry County — fish farming. Aquaranch Industries representatives presented plans Tuesday to the Curry County Commission to establish a fish farm at the former Swift/Frozefruit plant south of Clovis on County Road K. The Clovis facility […]

Winds of fortune on horizon?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Take a bunch of wind turbines, those tall columns with the propellers (and a generator) on top, site them in a carefully designed group, and tie them together into an electric grid, and you’ve created what is known as a wind farm. Now creating a wind farm leaves most […]

Nothing a problem for this 90-year-old Quay lady

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Longtime Tucumcari resident Thelma Fannie Donwerth said she’s never had any problems, really. Sure, she’s lived in a couple of dugouts, had a house burn down, been through three husbands and was born during a covered wagon trip on the way to Quay nearly a century ago — but she says […]