Wastewater facility nears completion

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Russell Anglin A new wastewater treatment plant in San Jon is almost finished. USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner visited village officials Monday and toured the new facility, in which village wastewater runs through sewer lines into three large lagoons lined with plastic to keep the sewage from seeping into the ground. San Jon [...]

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 [...]

Entrepeneur sees solar potential in Tucumcari

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QCSun Staff At their Nov. 11 meeting, city commissioners unanimously agreed to back an engineer’s effort to secure a loan for a prototype solar energy conversion system to help power the Tucumcari Wastewater Treatment Facility. Robert Hockaday, engineer and president of Energy Related Devices, is seeking a $550,000 bank loan to fund the project. The [...]

Deadline approaching for wastewater plant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With a deadline a week away the Tucumcari Community Development will approach the city commissioners on Thursday to keep stimulus money in the area. The city will need to approve the contract for the Phase III construction of the wastewater treatment plant before Feb. 16 deadline to keep 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 [...]

Tree ideas to plant during your winter gardening

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension From a “new planting” perspective, the end of the year can seem to be relatively dull. With all the holiday season activity, garden activities seem less urgent. These latter months have been reserved for planting bulbs, soil preparation, and a few other garden chores. This year, why not think [...]

Still time to plant veggies

By Tom Dominguez There’s still have time to put in your vegetable garden! Warm weather is here and the conditions for establishing many plants begins to diminish, except for those plants that like it hot.Several vegetables can be planted right now. Here are a few warm season vegetables that really like warm conditions. Here’s a [...]

May Checklist for your garden

By Tom l It is not too late to sow directly into the soil seeds of sunflower, zinnia, morning glory, portulaca, marigold, cosmos, periwinkles, and gourds. Achimenes, cannas, dahlias, and other summer-flowering bulbs can also be planted in May. l Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to mature and yellow before removing. l Pinch back the [...]

Plants, humans often have same growth requirements

By Leonard Lauriault Earth Day is celebrated this week, and each year, our elementary school celebrates this holiday at the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom, just north of the school. Last year, I demonstrated some plant growth requirements and since man has similar needs, I converted the presentation into an article. First, for a seed to become [...]

Stolen trailer recovered, tools still missing

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A black trailer stolen early this month from the Route 66 Ethanol plant has been recovered, but tools remain missing, police said. A welder and accessories and other power tools were stolen from the plant. Brian Wink, the trailer’s owner, said the tools and trailer have a combined value [...]