Yard and Garden: Mulch insulates soil for winter temperatures

By Tom Dominguez Mulches The single most timesaving practice for any gardener is using mulch around garden plants. Mulching goes hand in hand with planting – in fall or any other time of the year. You can buy various types of mulch or use leaves (chopped, shredded, or composted) or other garden material you already […]

September is still prime time for garden chores

By Tom Dominguez Here are some items you can attend to and enjoy outside while the days cool down. Dead Limbs There’s no reason why dead or damaged tree limbs can’t be removed right now. Pruning out dead or damaged wood now can simplify it because you know exactly which limbs need to be removed. […]

Tom E. McCarty

Services: The time and date for a memorial service will announced later. Tom E. McCarty, 68, died suddenly on Monday. Jan. 15, 2007. Mr. McCarty was born Feb. 8, 1938 in Tucumcari. He had lived in Tucumcari for the past 15 years. Mr. McCarty had worked for the federal government as a soil conservationist. He […]

School building gets a failing mark

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff When testing is completed – by the end of January – Tucumcari Public Schools officials hope they will learn why their multi-million-dollar elementary school has cracks in its walls and at certain joints, said Arron McKinney school superintendent. “It’s safe,” McKinney said. “But I believe if we let it continue, […]

Groups look to tackle cleanup of Tucumcari Lake

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City, state and federal officials will meet today to discuss the future of Tumcumcari Lake and how they can jointly work together to clean up and restore the lake, said Robert Abercrombie, coordinator of the El Llano Estacado Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) council. Officials meeting are from the […]

Students learn about planet

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom was the place, and Thursday was the time for elementary students to get to know their planet. Tucumcari Elementary and Tucumcari Middle School students spent Thursday learning during the schools’ annual Earth Day event. Earth Day was officially April 22, a Saturday, so the following […]

County agent gives lawn and garden tips

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It has been a cooler than normal spring so far, but experts say now is the time to put away fears of a killer frost and get busy with spring planting New Mexico State University County Extension Agent Pete Walden said gardeners begin digging this weekend. Walden offered area […]

Tucumcari students honor Earth Day

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lessons about how to purify water with duck feathers and what a rattlesnake skin feels like, may not be regular classroom lessons. But Tucumcari Elementary School students spent Friday at their outdoor classroom learning lessons like these — about planet Earth and it’s inhabitants. Students spent time at eight […]

Conservation district sells trees

TV Hagenah Evelyn Massey. District Clerk for the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced Monday that she is now taking orders for the district’s annual tree sale. Massy said she has a wide variety of trees available for anyone interested in planting trees later this season. “We’ve got just about everything,” said Massy, […]

Conservation counts at TES

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By Angela Peacock New Mexico’s infamous wind was able to serve a purpose other than being just an annoyance. About 300 Tucumcari elementary children fought to keep dirt from their eyes as they gathered at the Kiva Learning Center in the heart of the Outdoor Classroom for a lesson from district conservationist Richard Bull. Bull […]