Longtime NRCS employee retires

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun When district conservationist Mike Delano began working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Roy, there was just one contract on land to be placed in a government conservation program, he said. That was April 1988. Three years later, there were 26 contracts, said Delano. Each contract had a [...]

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 [...]

Landowners work for compromise in subdivision

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Landowners of the Montoya Subdivision showed a willingness to compromise on one landowner’s request to change land status during Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. Robert Beasley, one of about 10 owners of the land east of Tucumcari, has sought to have the county abandon the subdivision and change his [...]

Adams: Fire safety includes drivers

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Weekend fires throughout Quay County are becoming almost commonplace, and County Fire Marshal Donald Adams is concerned residents aren’t treating them as dangerous situations. Adams reported during Monday’s regular County Commission meeting that the county fire crews have performed well with the large number of fires throughout the year, [...]

April 8, 2006 Notable Notes

Last Supper performance coming The Center Street Methodist Church will host a performance of The Last Supper on Thursday night at the church, located at 406 E. Center Street. There is no admission for the event. Screening appointments sought As part of the upcoming wellness fair, the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Dan [...]

Commissioner speaks on State Trust Land

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS What takes up more than 13 million acres across the state, is found in every county except Los Alamos and raked in $386 million in revenues last year? Anyone who answered State Trust Land may have been listening in Thursday when Public Lands Commissioner Patrick Lyons spoke to the Rotary Club [...]

7/16 School News

Triceratops survives Independence Day storm Storm damage not only left its mark at Mesalands Community College but at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Although it was not the only topic discussed, damage to the campus kicked off the meeting with building and grounds supervisor Tommy Jones. Dean of Students Greta Estas [...]

America best place to live

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Although the date on the calendar is past the Fourth of July, the spirit of the holiday needs to be with us each and every day of the year. We live in the greatest country on Earth and yet take it for granted. I pray that all had [...]

Notes from the city commission meeting

The Tucumcari City Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday. The following items were discussed: • Mayor Mary Mayfield could not attend the meeting because of a death in her family. Commissioner Betty Ditto did not attend because of visiting family. • The commission declared April 8 as “Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico Tribute [...]

Agriculture welcomes summer rains

William Thompson The recent steady rainfall in the Tucumcari area which began late Friday evening and lasted until Saturday afternoon, was welcomed by Quay County farmers and ranchers. Although some parts of the county received more rain than others, the rain was steady in and around Tucumcari. Leonard Lariault, an agronomist for the NMSU Agriculture [...]