Press release: Cold weather means pruning time

Tom Dominguez It’s pruning time! Here are some things to keep in mind before taking saw in hand. Tree age Pruning is important when trees are young. Trees can be trained through pruning to direct growth, correct growth, and help develop a strong canopy. Training should take place while the tree is young into maturity. [...]

Comments from the Canyon: Area’s history worth sharing with friends

Lynn Moncus Our lives along Route 66 are enriched by the many travelers we see and the opportunities they give us to learn about other areas. Many of those travelers are interested in the history of Route 66 and are eager to talk about what life was like during the growth and development of that [...]

Ranchers take turkey troubles to state

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When hunting them failed to curb population growth, two area ranchers took their turkey troubles to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “This has been going on for quiet a few years,” said Daniel Garcia, a Tucumcari Rancher. “Three years ago there was a flock of 300 [...]

TEDC to survey Tucumcari’s growth

By Thomas Garcia: QCS sstaff writer Meslands Community College officials want the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation board to

Pruning keeps landscape looking good

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension To keep your landscape at its healthy best, start a regular pruning program. The following guidelines from the American Nursery and Landsape Association (ANLA) explains the basics. Nursery professionals are an excellent source of additional information. l Remove spent flowers to stimulate growth and additional bloom; otherwise, plant energy [...]

Slow job growth in Quay County follows state’s lead

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The estimated unemployment rate in Quay County rose slightly in May to 4.2 percent from the previous month and the same time a year ago, according to a report released this week by the state’s Department of Workforce Solutions. The unemployment rate in April 2008 was 4 percent and [...]

May Checklist for your garden

By Tom l It is not too late to sow directly into the soil seeds of sunflower, zinnia, morning glory, portulaca, marigold, cosmos, periwinkles, and gourds. Achimenes, cannas, dahlias, and other summer-flowering bulbs can also be planted in May. l Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to mature and yellow before removing. l Pinch back the [...]

Steps to prep your garden for fall, winter

By Tom Dominguez Now is the time to sow seeds of the many cool-weather vegetables, greens and herbs that thrive through New Mexico relatively mild winters. The fall and winter cool season is often more dependable for growing these crops than the spring season. • Coleus and caladiums require plenty of water this time of [...]

Logan to get new motel

William Thompson The small town of Logan is trying to grow. A new business currently under construction should help to serve one of the various needs of a community on the rise. Logan entrepreneur Gary Knight is currently supervising construction of a new motel at 501 S. U.S. 54 in Logan. Knight will own and [...]