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 […]

Herding Squirrels: Greetings from a super villain

Traci Arbios As a young lass, I never wanted the “typical” dream of growing up and getting married and having 2.5 kids and settling down into the 3-bed, 2-bath home with the picket fence. Partial lie — I wanted the picket fence, but mostly I just wanted my parents to build a picket fence around […]

Extension service to offer gardening workshops in April

By Audry Olmsted Spring is in the air and green-thumb enthusiasts are itching to get outdoors and toil in their soil. New Mexico State University experts want to help hobbyists be successful this growing season and the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service will feature several of them in a series of free gardening workshops in […]

Press release: Extension service hosting free workshop

Audry Olmsted Want to get a jump on next year’s garden? One way is to build a hoop house to extend the growing season back into late winter.

It’s never easy letting go

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Marvin Reese Jr. is growing up. Maybe a little too fast, according to his mother. Mandi Martinez of Logan said it won’t be easy sending her son to preschool for the first time on Monday. “My biggest fear is him not getting along with the other children,” Martinez said. […]

Here’s the skinny on growing onions, layer by layer

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Success with onions under New Mexico’s climatic conditions depends

Summertime is reminder of perpetual light

by Leonard Lauriault Summer begins at 5:59 p.m. on Friday. When I was growing up, June 21st was always the first day of summer. My brother who lives in Alaska says June 21st is Alaska National Holiday because it’s the longest day of the year, having 24 hours of virtual daylight (19 hours and 25 […]

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Tucumcari men started growing their beards in hopes of winning the Sheriff’s Posse whisker-growing contest to be judged in August. …

Baptists host Thanksgiving

TV Hagenah The First Baptist Church will be hosting their fifth annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Tucumcari community on Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day. The event will go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and will feature the standard Thanksgiving fair of turkey and all the trimmings including dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet patatoes, cranberrys and giblet […]