Autumn’s arrival brings beauty to area

Lynn Moncus During some years, our seasons change so abruptly that we are almost unaware of just what happened to fall or spring. This year, we are fortunate enough to see the coming of autumn and to appreciate the various changes. Of course, we could have a sudden frost any time and be forced to […]

Lord helps remove weeds of life

“Thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds … I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw”

Watching nature come to life exciting

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon All that snow melting into the ground surely is giving us a colorful spring. As we drive around town, we can admire various fruit trees in bloom and can really enjoy the lilac bushes. The latter have more clusters of blooms than usual and need to be seen […]

Sins are weeds that threaten soil of our souls

By Leonard Lauriault Have you noticed there are many more non-grass plants than there used to be along our roadways? Some of these species are invasive (also called noxious because they’re so harmful to the environment and society) and have moved from the roadways into agricultural, recreational, and even wildland areas, reducing the value of […]

Ten guidelines for brush management

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension New Mexico rangelands sustain many species of weeds and brush.

Get tough on turf

By Tom Dominguez, Extension Service For most areas early September is the time to be applying fall preemergents for the control of annual winter weeds in home lawns, sports fields and on golf courses. One of the big reasons for poor weed control with the fall preemergent applications, is that individuals wait too late to […]

Letters to Editor: Cooperative spirit to clean up

I’d like to start this letter out on a positive note: Tucumcari has a lot of people who take pride in keeping their homes and businesses looking good. And I appreciate that as I’m sure many people do. However, I’m afraid those aren’t the properties that stand out to our visitors who come to town. […]

Keeping inner garden clear of weeks takes daily work

by Debra Whittington But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Matthew 15:13 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein […]

Wind brings invasion of tumbleweeds

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Trapped by an ocean of tumbleweeds, little Christian Madden Jr., 2, pushed aside a curtain and peeked out his window. Wide-eyed, he stared as his father stabbed twiney thistles with a rake, hurled them out of his way, and cleared a tenuous path to his front door and his family […]

Life is not all roses

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Rejoice evermore. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18 I came home a few nights ago from scrapbooking with friends and found our goats standing by the driveway. They acted rather surprised to see me […]