English farming holds back progress

England has made a choice to remain dependent on other countries to feed them. Recently corporations have proposed to build a modern dairy and sow unit in their countryside. Two activist groups objected saying it would force a significant number of small farmers out of business. The proposal was withdrawn. We in the United States […]

Strawberry farmers right to cut losses

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Back before the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republic we had visitors from Romania tour our feedlot. We explained the program including cost of cattle, feed, maintenance, and cost of gain. “How much will they pay you for your cattle?” they asked. “We don’t know,” […]

8-23 Sports Briefs

Mandatory meeting to be held MondayThere will be a mandatory meeting at 7 p.m. Monday for the parents and the athletes wanting to participate in fall sports at the Rattler Gymnasium. Tucumcari Athletic Director Wayne Ferguson will discuss with parents the rules and regulation of the New Mexico Activities Association. Parents will be able to […]

Romance not the cowboy way

By Glenda Price Cowboys are romantic, they say. Uh-huh. Every one I know can get downright eloquent when discussing a new baby calf, his favorite using horse or his best cow dog. We females find that quite attractive. But what about us? My theory is they like human female companionship, but they just don’t know […]

Land for feed lot gets nod from city

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun After some requests for refinements, the City Commission approved on Thursday a document that will transfer city property to the city’s economic agency which will in turn give the property to two developers of a planned feed lot. Tucumcari Feed Yard, LLC, whose principal owners are Tony Gabel of […]

Land donation for feed yard up for approval

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A contract for land for a feedlot will be up for review by City Commissioners on Thursday at a regular meeting. The contract is to call for the donation 218 acres of land to the Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. which will in turn donate the land to the developers […]

Route 66 Festival starts off with watermelon feed

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Alvin Cawthon and Dallas Kelly help kick start the Route 66 Festival at Friday night’s watermelon feed sponsored by the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. More festivities begin today. Click on the related link for scheule.

Will the market get cornered?

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun President Bush said in his State of the Union address, “We must continue investing in new methods of producing ethanol, using everything from wood chips, to grasses, to agricultural wastes.” Bush did not mention the primary product the United States uses to produce ethanol, that is “”corn” or “maize.” […]

Logan sets up for July 4 weekend

William Thompson Record crowds are expected for Logan’s Fourth of July weekend this year. The city will hold a parade on Saturday July 3, and the Logan Chamber of Commerce will be holding a free bean feed and a fireworks show at Ute Lake State Park that same day. Jeannean Sanchez, one of the directors […]

Travelers feed homeless

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By Angela Peacock Traveling across America to feed the homeless and spead their love is how members of the self proclaimed business “Yo Mammas Kitchen” spend their days. Erin Rowles, of Illinois, Dale Paulman, of Minnesota, Jade Seitz and Bob Towers, of New York, all travel in a two door Isuzu pickup with a camper […]