Scars mark life of working with animals

I never claimed to be a cowman and I’ve got the scars to prove it! Frostbit fingers, baler twine blisters, and an odd scrape in the side of my head where the hair won’t grow back from when my good ol’ horse slipped down on an ice slick on the calving lot. I went out [...]

Rewarding reading: Keep your kid reading this summer

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Disney FamilyFun magazine Encourage your kids to read all summer with an add-a-bead bookmark. At the beginning of the summer, buy beads that your child will find enticing: letters that spell out his name, for example, or some shaped like bugs or animals. Tie one plain bead to the end of a yarn lace, and [...]

BLM wild horse, burro adoption coming to Clovis

A three-day wild horse and burro adoption is scheduled to be held at the Curry County Event Center July 14 through 16. Offering more than 50 animals, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management begins adoption bidding at $125. Adopters must be qualified through an approved application which is available on site. To qualify, an adopter [...]

Hog diseases decline

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Russell Anglin New Mexico Wildlife Specialist Ron Jones told Quay County Commissioners Monday that the area feral hog population is under close monitoring and the disease rate for the wild animals seems to have declined dramatically. “In the last year and a half our positives on the diseases with the pigs have really went to [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Woman from Ida enjoys friend’s company

Lynn Moncus Rarely does a day pass that this woman from Ima isn’t pleased to be living in Quay County. As usual, Aggie and I took our Sunday afternoon drive and walk in the country. When we were returning to town, we stopped to watch a donkey and horse and to take a few pictures [...]

Compassion for animals can be complex

Baxter Black I was sitting on the beach reading the Malibu newspaper to acquaint myself with their local concerns. There were the usual stories — real estate, recession, anti-motorcycle rants, the Interior Secretary’s visit to the park, and the anti-rodenticide brigade.

Commanding animals natural

Karl Terry My authority makes my wife jealous. To clarify, I have little or no authority over her but the fact that our dogs actually listen to me and occasionally do what I say makes her mad. They don’t usually listen to her and rarely do what she asks. The best example is making the [...]

Jesus’ sacrifice cleansed us of sins

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Most people get the heebie jeebies whenever lice are mentioned, especially if they have children in school. Lousiness is common in cattle, particularly during winter and this past winter, I got to help treat some cattle for lice. During the process, a lice-control product was applied down the center of [...]

Letter to the editor: Using animals for fashion cruel

Regarding Baxter Black’s column in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune: “PETA’s death threats go too far” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was just as surprised as figure skater Johnny Weir when we learned he allegedly received death threats for using white fox fur in one of his costumes. PETA, like most animal protection groups, is [...]

Local group finds homes for stray pets

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Thomas Garcia A local animal placement group is working to find homes and new owners for animals in Quay County and beyond. “We have placed dogs, cats and even horses in and out of the county,” said Christina Fleming, Tucumcari Animal Rescue coordinator. “We give animals like dogs that are scheduled for destruction a fighting [...]