Artificial trees have advantages

I guess for me it officially becomes Christmas when the Christmas tree goes up at home. Growing up that meant it was time to get serious about Christmas. We always had a cut Christmas tree bought in town. The only place I ever came in contact with a fake tree while I was young was [...]

Press release: Cold weather means pruning time

Tom Dominguez It’s pruning time! Here are some things to keep in mind before taking saw in hand. Tree age Pruning is important when trees are young. Trees can be trained through pruning to direct growth, correct growth, and help develop a strong canopy. Training should take place while the tree is young into maturity. [...]

People perceive prettiness

Russell Anglin While at a restaurant drive-thru last week, I encountered a nice lady, maybe a little older than me, who told me … well, I can’t tell you exactly what she told me as it may prove a tad PG-13 for the Quay County Sun. Suffice it to say she made a flattering comment [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Quay tree tradition lives on

Lynn Moncus We have a number of Christmas traditions in our county and can trace many of them back to other countries and times before our county came into being. We also have some more recent traditions and look forward to seeing them age in order to become a part of our celebrations. One of [...]

Family continues ‘Christmas Tree Man’ tradition

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Thomas Garcia One Quay County family is working to keep a holiday tradition alive by selling fresh Christmas trees. Christy Preciado, her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Mark, Jr. and Johnathon, are selling pine trees from the front yard lot of their home on Highway 104. “My father Agustin (Maes) sold Christmas trees from [...]

Tree ideas to plant during your winter gardening

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension From a “new planting” perspective, the end of the year can seem to be relatively dull. With all the holiday season activity, garden activities seem less urgent. These latter months have been reserved for planting bulbs, soil preparation, and a few other garden chores. This year, why not think [...]

Avoid needless spending to stretch your garden dollar

By Tom Dominguez Many New Mexico homeowners are unfamiliar with the art and technique of gardening, and spend needless dollars each year on landscaping. Although dollars spent on landscaping can pay big dividends, the trick is to stretch those dollars and make the most of the money invested. Here are some money-saving dollar-stretching suggestions for [...]

Tips for your landscape during construction projects

by Tom Dominguez, Extension Service If you’re in the process of any kind of construction, new or remodel, here are some things to think about in protecting the existing landscape and your soil. With construction, terrible things happen to the soil. There may be a deceiving layer of beautiful soil showing, but what lurks beneath? [...]

Jan. 2, 2008 Community Notes

Site set to recycle Christmas trees In a city beautification effort and to keep Christmas trees out of the landfill, the City of Tucumcari is having a Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Residents are encouraged to drop off their live Christmas trees (without lights and decorations) at the northwest comer of the baseball field (behind the [...]

Community Notes: Tucumcari’s 100th, tree sale, Rose Pacheco’s 86th

By QCS Staff Tucumcari’s centennial to be celebrated next year Tucumcari will be celebrating its 100th birthday next year. In preparation for the festivistives, Ron Wilmot, director of the Tucumcari Convention Center, has been appointed chair of the centennial events committee by the city. Wilmot said planning and organizational meetings will be announced in January. [...]