NMSU to host feral hog symposium

By Audry Olmsted Landowners struggle daily to keep their crops, animals and land free of pest damage that can harm their livelihood. A newly encroaching pest – the feral hog – has made the eastern side of the state its home and New Mexico State University is offering a symposium for landowners to learn about […]

Superstation builder urges landowners to act

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Catherine Bugg As the poet Bob Dylan said, “the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,” a quote that is “impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind” as described by Mick Gold in his 2002 Judas! Magazine article, […]

Press release: Rep. Roch proposes greater role for landowners in renewable energy

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE – State Representative Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) introduced House Bill 104 this week in an effort to increase the input of landowners in the renewable energy industry. “With the construction of wind turbines and transmission lines on private property,” said Roch, “it is vital that landowners have a voice in the […]

State planning to change antelope hunting regs

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County landowners voiced concerns about proposed antelope hunting regulations and how they would affect their safety and access to hunting areas. Fifteen Quay County landowners attended a meeting Wednesday in Logan about the Antelope Private Land Use System (A-PLUS), for the 2009-2011 hunting seasons. The possible changes were […]

Landowners sought for USDA habitat program

By QCS Staff New Mexico landowners with property that will benefit from wildlife habitat improvements are being encouraged by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to visit NRCS’s Tucumcari Field Office, according to a press release. The agency is beginning the process of signing up interested landowners in anticipation of future funding.

County to change requests for road changes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun For the Quay County Commission the long and winding roads just seemed to be getting more twisted. And in an effort to straighten them out, the commission plans to create an application and process for residents seeking changes in county roads. The commission also plans to establish a fee […]

Arch Hurley picks interim district manager

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Board of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District selected ditch rider and foreman Mark Precidao as its interim district manager at a special meeting on Tuesday. The board had put the selection of a new manager on its agenda at its special meeting Aug. 30, but took no action […]

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, […]

Ag experts seek to stamp out salt cedar

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may declare lands along the Canadian River “critical habitats” — limiting access to the land even to owners — later this year if progress is not made in controlling the spread of salt cedar, officials said. John Williams of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority said the federal agency […]