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 [...]

Yard and Garden: Winter check list

By Tom Dominguez Now that there are fewer garden chores, take time to browse gardening catalogs or search the Internet for those hard-to-find favorites. Place orders for seeds this month so you will have them available when you are ready to plant. By ordering early, you will be more certain of getting the varieties you [...]

Steps to prep your garden for fall, winter

By Tom Dominguez Now is the time to sow seeds of the many cool-weather vegetables, greens and herbs that thrive through New Mexico relatively mild winters. The fall and winter cool season is often more dependable for growing these crops than the spring season. • Coleus and caladiums require plenty of water this time of [...]

10-14-2006:Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Looks like winter is close and a reminder to all: If we happen to have frost in the morning, the course will be closed until the frost has burnt off. Plan a winter escape Some folks have expressed interest in going to Arizona to play a little golf during the cold months. [...]

Bad weather shall pass in life

By Debra Whittington These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 [...]

Spring will prevail

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ [...]

Winter memories dog former New Yorker

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The hazards of winter have already hit our humble abode. Sure, they are not like New York winter hazards — slushy subways, frozen taxi seats, yellow snow — but they are hazardous all the same. Actually, I was lucky enough to avoid the foremost hazard which would have occurred [...]

Quay County winter is just around Tucumcari Mountain

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The worst Quay County winter Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he recalls was a blustery blizzard about eight years ago that knocked out power in some areas for more than a week. “There was a lot of snow on the highline wires and it kept weighing them down,” Watson [...]

Tucumcari Truck Stop closes

William Thompson Tucumcari Truck Stop closed for the winter on Sunday and its owner said he’s looking to sell the business. “We closed for the winter because it’s just not feasible to keep it open during the winter months,” said Armand Ortega, from his office in Arizona. “It will reopen in April unless I sell [...]

Rainfall good for local wheat crop

William Thompson The Quay County area has received above average rainfall this year, especially this fall. Wheat farmers are happy, but they still want more rain this winter and next spring. David and Jerri Rush have a moderate-sized wheat operation south of Ragland. Jerri Rush said they are grateful for the recent rains. “We just [...]