Horse recycling makes horse sense

Baxter Black As we horse owners and lovers struggle to find some middle ground in the tragic abandoned horse issue, maybe we need to look “outside the box.” Most horse owners, horse associations, equine veterinarians, and those of us forced to take the responsibility for dealing with the mess, are still optimistic that the new […]

Afternoon storms could produce hail

By QCS Staff Numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue developing across the Eastern Plains, including Tucumcari, through 6 p.m., according to a 3:57 p.m. short-term forecast from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “The strongest storms will contain pea to dime-sized hail. Gusty winds up to 45 mph.,” the forecast said. There will also be […]

Budding community garden plans growing

By QCS Staff Quay County SunThe ground under Ed Perea’s feet at Turner and Seventh streets doesn’t look like much. But with a sweep of his hand, Perera points out the long horizontal space on the 100 x 50 foot lot where he envisions lush tomatoes and other vegetables ripening in the sun. “It’ll be […]

03-15-2008: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. FictionThe Killing Ground by Jack Higgins. A spy helps a man whose family has terrorist ties.The Ghost War by Alex Berenson. A C.I.A. agent in Afghanistan tries to learn who’s behind the resurgent Taliban and finds a global power struggle.The […]

Yard and Garden: Mulch insulates soil for winter temperatures

By Tom Dominguez Mulches The single most timesaving practice for any gardener is using mulch around garden plants. Mulching goes hand in hand with planting – in fall or any other time of the year. You can buy various types of mulch or use leaves (chopped, shredded, or composted) or other garden material you already […]

Walking stick gives us a view of life from the ground up

By Lnn Moncus Recently, one of my former students remarked in a letter that I have “more fun than most over the simple pleasures in life.” I think she was a bit amused at one of the pictures of an insect I had taken and had sent to her. Perhaps, not all letter writers would […]

Extreme fighting returning to Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Blood War is the title of the Desert Extreme mixed martial arts event coming early next month in which several local fighters will return to the steel cage to test their skills and entertain the crowd. “I’ve told the guys that being an exciting fighter is important if you […]

Hay cutting begins

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Some area farmers say rains have hindered crop. Quay County alfalfa hay farmers began cutting recently, with results varying widely. Donald Carter, who farms about 120 acres of alfalfa 23 miles west of Tucumcari, said he had no luck at all with his alfalfa. He wound up shredding […]

First Street project to break ground

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Information: Public meeting at 8 a.m. at police station, June 1. Ground breaking at 10 a.m. -Project expected to cost $12 million. The studies have been conducted, the public meetings are winding down, and at 8 a.m. June 1, ground will be broken for the First Street project. The […]

Officials: Landfill will save money

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editors note: This is the third of a three-part series about Tucumcari’s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who support the landfill. The others explained the public hearings and told the other side of the story. All […]