College sustains damage from roof fire, rainfall

Thomas Garcia A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on Building A on the west side of the college, college officials said on Tuesday. The portions of the college that were affected by the fire include several offices and classrooms, said John Yearout, Mesalands director of public […]

Gauging the rain

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Residents north of I-40, where several say their gauges measured six inches of rain, would probably take issue with the Agricultural Science Center’s readings. Variations are expected, said Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist at the center. “Rainfall is extremely variable in the area,” Lauriault said. In fact, the center has […]

Rainfall good for local wheat crop

William Thompson The Quay County area has received above average rainfall this year, especially this fall. Wheat farmers are happy, but they still want more rain this winter and next spring. David and Jerri Rush have a moderate-sized wheat operation south of Ragland. Jerri Rush said they are grateful for the recent rains. “We just […]

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 […]