Officials happy, but not optimistic, about recent rain

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Farmers and firefighters throughout Tucumcari were more than happy to start Thursday morning by greeting the rainfall. However, they’re not optimistic to get many more visits throughout the spring and summer months. Thursday gave Tucumcari .07 inches of rain, an amount that was only visible in puddles by late […]

Protecting the land

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS If it were up to Quay County’s Pete Walden, he said the world would be a better place. Actually, it is up to Walden — and it is a better place. This fact has not only been noted by local folks and area kids but the entire state as Walden recently […]

Meeting set to discuss animal ID

QCS Staff The New Mexico Livestock Board, in conjunction with New Mexico State University, will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center for area livestock owners. The meeting is designed to let livestock owners know about the New Mexico Animal ID Project, according to Pete Walden, NMSU’s county extension agent. […]

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 […]

Quay County Fair comes to end

TV Hagenah According to those in charge, the Quay County Fair was a “solid success” and plans are already being made for the 2005 edition. “I think it went excellently,” said Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop about the 2004 Quay County Fair. “We had wonderful weather and everybody I talked to who went […]

4-H Horse Show, Rodeo on for July 23-25

TV Hagenah The New Mexico State 4-H Horse Show and Quay County 4-H Rodeo is, according to Quay County Extension agent Pete Walden and others from the extension office, raring to go on the weekend of July 23. According to Tammy Hall of the extension office, 4-H horse enthusiasts from throughout the state will be […]

Low precipitation worries ranchers

William Thompson Despite what some local residents might think, the recent snows in the Quay County area have had no appreciable effect in raising water levels, according to Pete Walden, Quay County Extension agent for New Mexico State University. “We are in a severe drought,” said Walden. “It’s been going on for five years. The […]

Area cattle not threatened by Mad Cow

By TV Hagenah It is Quay County Extension Agent Pete Walden’s opinion that there is nothing to fear in regard to the nation’s Mad Cow scare except the proverbial “fear itself.” “Indications are,” said Walden, “that the cow came from Canada and it ate the feed before the ban took effect.” Walden said anyone going […]