Interstate Stream to hold meeting in Tucumari about future water needs

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Portales and Tucumcari are hosting two of 21 statewide meetings scheduled as the Interstate Stream Commission looks for public comments on how the state balances its future water needs with its supply. The state is updating 16 regional and separate water plans, merging them into one for New Mexico. […]

Researchers at Tucumcari science center look at irrigation termination for alfalfa

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By Audry Olmsted, Special to QCS In a time when sustainability is on the minds of many, farmers are wondering if they will have enough water to properly care for their crops. With that in mind, researchers at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari are working on an alfalfa project to see […]

Stream commission holding regional meetings

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Portales and Tucumcari are hosting two of 21 statewide meetings scheduled as the Interstate Stream Commission looks for public comments on how the state balances its future water needs with its supply. The state is updating 16 regional and separate water plans, merging them into one for New Mexico. […]

Ute pipeline legislation headed to president

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Ute Water Pipeline project has cleared Congress. Senate Bill 22, commonly known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects, including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System.The bill passed the House on a 285-140 vote Wednesday, and now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, chairman of […]

Water permit delays cause for concern

By QCS Staff A representative of the Tucumcari Feedyard expressed frustration at the city’s slow pace to get a permit for gray water that could be used for livestock at Thursday night’s City Commission meeting. Rancher Jack Smith said he had been working with the state’s Environment Department to get the necessary permits for the […]

Prescriptions for indoor pest control problems

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension There are several insects that are common on houseplants at this time of the year. These include aphids, mealy bugs, and scale insects. Spider mites are not insects (they are mites with 8 legs, not 6 like an insect). Of these, the spider mites may do the most damage […]

Arch Hurley crafting water rights protection

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12-09-2008: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing was fair using spoons in 20-to-30 feet of water for white bass and a few walleye. We […]

Arch Hurley allocates water, works on strategic plan

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Chelle Delaney The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board allocated an inch of water Tuesday. In all, four inches of water have been allocated this year in the irrigation project. In mid-August there was a heavy rain that combined with the runoff made it possible to allocate the water, said Arch Hurley manager Franklin McCasland. This […]

Nature’s glory should be appreciated but respected

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon At long last, I, Aggie, have captured the keyboard and am going to do some visiting with my friends. The slave has been very selfish for some months and hasn’t let me near any of the pens, papers, or even electronic gadgets. She mentioned something about my limited […]