Dog’s bird obsession fascinating

Karl Terry It’s hard to believe the energy the slumbering black dog at my feet is capable of expending. We adopted Ranger about eight months ago because his previous owner said he had a fixation toward cats and her sister’s cats were being terrorized. I’m not sure about a cat fixation but I know he […]

Science club takes recycling lead

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The science club at Tucumcari High School hopes to turn its school green. It’s not a chemistry experiment, but a recycling project. “Right now, we’ve started as a high school. We want students to get concerned, then they can tell their parents and friends that the high school is […]

May 13, 2006 Library Books

The following materials are available for checkout at Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith. The seventh novel in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, featuring Mma Ramotswe and her assistant, Grace Makutsi Shiver by Lisa Jackson. A New Orleans detective tracks a serial killer. Tomb of the Golden […]

The bird is now in Jeopardy!

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist It’s official — the roadrunner has made it to infamy. Everyone knows, of course, the way to gauge if something is famous is if it shows up as a Jeopardy! question or a crossword clue. Since “Gargulinski” doesnít fit well as a crossword clue, it’s better to gauge it by […]

A turkey by any other name just as juicy

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest in the civilized world’s need to right old wrongs is the country of Turkey’s objection to the use of the name turkey to describe a rather intellectually challenged bird with a snood. “It casts us in an unflattering light, offends our ancestors and we are not getting any […]

Treasure hunting

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Live parakeets and Rattler-hued gold and purple scarves were just a couple of the items that dappled Tucumcari’s first Route 66 flea market on Saturday. The convention center parking lot was also strewn with a handful of vendors and dozens of treasure hunters for the all-day event. As with most flea […]

Rhea hen stolen from local farm

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun There has been a theft at the Floeck Country Ostrich, Emu and Rhea Ranch northeast of Tucumcari. Lesa Floeck, owner, said a rhea hen was stolen from her property around 4 a.m. Friday morning. “I think that’s when it happened, because my dogs started barking around then,” Floeck said. […]

Tumbler pigeons win honors

Marla Tarter The 20 birds vaulted from their loft and headed skyward in a tightly knit spiral. Silhouetted against the grey of an overcast sky, the birds seemed to tumble from the air only to right themselves in mid-flight and scramble for altitude before tumbling again. And again. And again, like rambunctious children on arial […]