Snake surprises resident

Thomas Garcia A non-lethal reptilian predator surprised and shocked a local resident with its natural behavior and origins. Jan Fort has seen her share of snakes living in eastern New Mexico but on July 12 she thought she had come face-to-face with one out of the story books. “I could have sworn it was a […]

Cattle growers to celebrate Earth Day

On Thursday, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with events that will be held all over the state and the world. There are people from 190 countries and one billion people taking this day to recognize the importance of all the magnificent wonders and natural resources that is […]

Tucumcari awarded tree grant

QCS staff The Forestry Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department has awarded $6,000 in Forest Re-Leaf grant funding for tree planting at the Tucumcari, Recreation Center. “The importance of establishing community forestry programs in our urban areas is growing every year,” said New Mexico State Forester Arthur “Butch” Blazer in […]

Despite gravity we aspire to the heights

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist The natural law of gravity holds the solar system together. The moon orbits the earth because of their mutual gravitational attraction. The moon’s gravity causes tidal changes on earth but it isn’t great enough to lift a feather because earth’s gravity keeps things on earth. Gravity also is […]

Why disasters happen

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist Several times since shortly after Hurricane Katrina, I’ve heard comments that it and other natural disasters were the hand of God punishing evil men. Even some in the Christian community make such statements whenever natural disasters happen. That’s really sad because it’s faulty theology from a Christian standpoint for a […]

Natural gas plant in works

Dave Gragg A key component in developing the natural gas surrounding Tucumcari in the Tucumcari Basin will be the plant scheduled for construction south of town in the next few weeks. That plant will remove the impurities — chiefly nitrogen — from the gas before sending it on its way to consumers. “It’s a fairly […]

Natural gas pipeline construction half finished

By Dave Gragg Finding enough natural gas to make digging a well worth the while isn’t the problem around Tucumcari, said Rick Partain. “Geologists think there’s 30 to 40 years worth of natural gas in the Tucumcari Basin,” he said. “That’s a long time.” The trick is to get the natural gas to market. That’s […]