Animal control pact renewed with Logan

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An agreement for the housing and disposal of animals from Logan by the city of Tucumcari was approved Thursday night by the Tucumcari City Commission. The commission had considered a similar agreement at its last meeting with the Village of Logan. But it did not approve it then because […]

Robert “Bob” Dyke

Robert “Bob” Dyke Services: Time and place for memorial services will be announced later. Robert (Bob) Dyke, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 27, following an extended illness. He and his wife Donna owned and operated the Empty Saddle RV Park on East Route 66. Following his wishes, he has been cremated.  Marjorie L. DeMoss Services: Have […]

Animal wordplay

Since my (pig’s) ear was chewed off when I mistakenly referred to a sow as “he” last week, I will clear up some animal terminology. Not only does it show I admit mistakes, but it also means I can share the great wisdom of animal references, those most people know as well as little-known terms […]

Animal Control officer shoots pit bull

QUAY COUNTY SUN A pit bull was shot on Saturday morning by a Tucumcari animal control officer after the dog tried to attack him, Police Chief Larry Ham said. Animal Control Officer Mike Martinez came into contact with the dog when he responded to a call about a dog growling and barking at a woman […]

May 6, 2006 Obituaries

Murph Eager Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Murph H. Eager, 80, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in Santa Fe. Mr. Eager served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He had worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad, had been a farmer and rancher and was retired from the New […]

For the love of alpacas

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist She was an authentic animal lover. Dee grew up on a western cattle ranch. After she moved away, her suburban neighborhood prevented her from raising cows. “They are so bulky,” she said. But her need to “shepherd” was not satisfied by dogs, cats or even a gerbil. One day she […]

Publicity of any kind for animal rights group

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The animal rights group PETA has based its advertising on outrageous things. They attract the media attention posing as a news item, and thus spend very little on advertising. Past examples include comparing serial killer/cannibal Jeffery Dahmer to slaughtering pigs, equating butchering chickens to the Jewish holocaust and parading nude […]

Meeting set to discuss animal ID

QCS Staff The New Mexico Livestock Board, in conjunction with New Mexico State University, will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center for area livestock owners. The meeting is designed to let livestock owners know about the New Mexico Animal ID Project, according to Pete Walden, NMSU’s county extension agent. […]

Tucumcari students honor Earth Day

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lessons about how to purify water with duck feathers and what a rattlesnake skin feels like, may not be regular classroom lessons. But Tucumcari Elementary School students spent Friday at their outdoor classroom learning lessons like these — about planet Earth and it’s inhabitants. Students spent time at eight […]

Skunk tests positive for rabies

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun A rabid skunk was found in San Jon earlier this week. Dr. Jean Corey with the Tucumcari Animal Hospital said there had been a skunk acting abnormally found a few blocks from a school in San Jon. “I was told he was going in circles and running into things,” […]