Editorial: Horse abuse prosecution needs teeth

Jess A Zoomin should have run in Monday's $2.4 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. But instead of racing for one of the sport's richest purses, the 2-year-old sorrel gelding had to be euthanized on Aug. 17 after breaking down at a race at the Ruidoso track. Jess A Zoomin had been the second-fastest [...]

Clovis has remote possibility of Amtrak service

There's a remote possibility Amtrak could reroute passenger service through Clovis sometime within the next four years, according to a railroad spokesman. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the railroad is working with government agencies to find funding for maintaining deteriorating track along current routes for its Southwest Chief. The train carries passengers daily between Chicago [...]

Coyote patrol helps dairies avoid losses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services division has saved dairy operations and others in Curry and Roosevelt counties an estimated $2 million through a program that captures and kills coyotes, according to USDA officials. Brian Archuleta, New Mexico southeast district supervisor for the USDA, said coyotes are an issue for dairies because they kill [...]

Peanut producer honored

Sunland Peanuts Inc. of Portales was recognized as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in New Mexico last week at a luncheon in Albuquerque. The New Mexico Private 100 luncheon held Thursday was sponsored by Albuquerque businesses and recognized privately-owned businesses which largely impact New Mexico economy and create a high number of jobs. [...]

Two hurt in head-on crash

A New Mexico State Police officer was treated for minor injuries after his state police unit was struck head-on Monday night by an erratic driver from Clovis on U.S. Highway 54 near Logan, said Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said officer Joshua Campos and Severino Chavez, 19, of Clovis, were taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial [...]

Police Blotter – Sept. 5

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 2:27 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute on the 2300 block of S. First Street. At 10:54 a.m., a man reported a suspicious vehicle on the 100 block of N. [...]

Action group formed

A new countywide group is working to bring progressive change to the area through involvement in multiple agencies projects and events. Quay County Action Group, which consists of local residents, is making an effort to better inform the public of the powerful and positive steps our community leaders and citizens have been and will be [...]

Trip through county more than sightseeing

Our Sunday drives into the country are most necessary for mental health and also provide great opportunities to appreciate nature. Because of the drought, we have seen very little wildlife and limited numbers of colorful wild flowers. As a result, we tend to appreciate any of the animals and plants we see more than ever. [...]

Rattlers seek improvements in Week 2

The Tucumcari Rattlers will be looking to limit mistakes in their second game of the season against (0-1) New Mexico Military Institute. "We need to cut down on the mistakes and missed assignments," said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head football coach. Ferguson said the Rattlers (1-0) will be looking for a different game style from the [...]

School menus – Sept. 5

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. Logan Monday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dogs, pork chop, macaroni and cheese, salad/veggies, dessert, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Tacos hard or soft, beans or rice, taco garnish, red, white and blue chips, [...]