Mesalands students pour 5,600 pounds of iron at event

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Thomas Garcia An event record 5,600 pounds of iron was poured Friday night at the 14th annual Mesalands Community College’s Iron Pour, according to D’Jean Jawrunner, fine arts/faculty director at Mesalands. “The overall excess was very well,” Jawrunner said. “All the molds were filled and no one was hurt.” Jawrunner said she gauges the success […]

Mesalands hosting iron pour course

QCS staff report Mesalands Community College is hosting its annual iron pour 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through March 10. Thirty-five students from at least eight different states will be coming to participate in a one-week course to create sculptures and translate them into cast iron pieces of art. “We have artists that not only return […]

Iron pour brings diverse crowd to Mesalands

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Thomas Garcia Students and guests of Mesalands Community Colleges’ fine arts program prepared for the college’s annual iron pour Tuesday. The event marks a stimulation of creative freedom, a collaboration of expression, all in the wake of pouring molten iron into unique pieces of art. The different styles of artwork, which will take form on […]

British election may affect November polls

To get through its current crisis, the United Kingdom needs another Iron Lady. That’s the derogatory term bestowed by her opponents upon Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party’s prime minister from 1979-90. But the moniker later was adopted by supporters when they admired Thatcher’s getting the country through the major crises of the late 1970s and […]

Cast iron skillet still a favorite in her kitchen

By Lynn Moncus An article in the Albuquerque Journal about cast iron skillets and their continued popularity certainly caught my attention because I rarely cook a meal without using one. Several of my friends have teased me about my clinging to those special utensils and guarding them as if they were of great value. Well, […]

How to determine if your plants are absorbing iron

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension SymptomsIron chlorosis is the most common micronutrient problem of ornamentals, shrubs, vines, small fruits, and trees in Nort Eastern New Mexico.

April 1942

Mayor H.R. Priddy declared the week of April 13-18 Barrel Week in Tucumcari and hoped to collect 100 iron barrels needed to complete a barrier in front of the main dam at Conchas Lake. The barrier had to be completed before boating and fishing could be allowed on the lake to prevent sabotage. … After […]

Iron pour attracts artists to Mesalands

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By QCS Staff Artist Eric Wolfe sculpts his zia-inspired woman in preparation for the Mesalands Community College iron pour on Friday. Wolfe is one of 11 art students from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., who have joined this year’s pour. About 40 artists from both coasts, Alaska and North Carolina, and in between have […]

How to prevent plant yellowing

By Tom Dominguez Yellow plants? If you have trees, shrubs, flowering plants or lawns that are persistently yellow, it could be an iron deficiency. Iron deficiencies are caused by high soil pH, too much water, root or trunk damage, poorly adapted plants or excess soil nutrients such as phosphorous. Iron deficiencies are identified by yellowing […]

New signage coming for hotel

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QCS Staff Next month, the official Quality Inn sign will be placed on its hotel at 3716 E. Tucumcari Boulevard, said Sarah Hittson, acting general manager. The hotel/motel which was built in the 1960s as a Holiday Inn is entering a new stage as its old Holiday Inn franchisor trends toward hospitality units that are […]