Youngster loved ranching lifestyle

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun He had a curious nature. He loved to learn about animals. At bedtime, he told his parents, “I love you to the moon and back,” then, “I love you to Jupiter and back.”James Hammer was 5 when he died in a ranching accident last week in Roy. He lived […]

City striving to meet deadline for new state animal law

Chelle Delaney With a June 19 deadline looming for all animal shelters to use lethal injections to put down animals, Tucumcari is striving to find ways to meet that state requirement. The city of Tucumcari currently uses a carbon monoxide gas chamber to put down dogs and cats in its pound. By Friday that process […]

Animal adovcate makes pitch for new city shelter

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An animal rights advocate, Robert Ciolli, hopes that a capital outlay request of $325,000 will be approved and lead to a new animal shelter in Tucumcari. “About 1,500 animals are being euthanized a year,” Ciolli said. A new shelter would provide an opportunity to have about 20 cages for […]

Feeding fellow man major responsibility

By Baxter Black In the month before our county fair, our mail box is filled with letters from 4-H kids inviting us to the fair and to take a look at their show animals. For example: “I’m in the sixth grade, my second year in 4-H in the beef project, and I love it! My […]

Behavior of two-footed animals truly peculiar

By Lynn Moncus The slave is still trying to set clocks so I, Aggie, will visit with you for a nice change. Of course, I never quite understand why she feels the need to change the clocks because that just upsets our schedules and causes both of us to be just a bit short tempered. […]

Letter to Editor: Spay clinic boon to community

by Lynn C. Rodgers Our town was lucky. We had the spay and neuter mobile clinic here on Oct. 17. We need that clinic here again. And if we could arrange for two or three days, what a lifesaver in dogs and cats that would be. Twenty-nine animals were sprayed and neutered that Wednesday. Over […]

Junior livestock sale nets $72,550

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Forty-six animals brought in hefty sums for their owners at the Quay County Junior Livestock Sale on Saturday. Lisa Mitchell’s reserve grand champion steer, all 1,132 pounds, netted $3,600, more than three times its estimated packer bid. Buyers groups and individuals generously gave their support to tomorrow’s producers. In […]

Feral hogs pose potential problems

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Invading feral hogs are wreaking havoc on some farm and ranch lands in Quay County. And if left unchecked, the problems spread, state wildlife experts said. “We had them uproot and damage one of our fields so bad that it looked like the Army had been out there shelling,” […]

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 […]

Campers paint the town

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun This summer five campers are creating their own petting zoo of sorts. But not to worry – even though most of these critters are larger than life –  they won’t bite. And what better place to set up your own zoo than on the wall of a vet’s clinic. […]