Cow inspires idea of space career

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Pudge and Maughn were a couple of top hands gatherin’ cows on the Diamond Mountain allotment in northeast Utah back in the 1960s. Although they were true cowboys, they weren’t above accessing modern technology. One late October as they were pushin’ a bunch toward the corral, one of the cows […]

It’s best to leave sleeping cows lie

By Baxter Black: QCS columist If ya hang around a sale barn long enough you are bound to see some strange, some would say supernatural or even extraterrestrial happenings — like a cattle buyer actually bidding a penny over the market, or a waiter in a tuxedo at the sale barn café, or what happened […]

‘ Publish or perish’ game brings out the ‘country’ in me

By Lynn Moncus: Comments From the Canyon While playing the game of “publish or perish” for all too many years, guess who was always on the cutting edge of vanishing? Well, this woman from Ima had been hired to teach and had no spare time to research some esoteric, uninteresting subject to try to have […]

Cattle damage car, raise insurance

Some cows you can walk right up to. Others are like department-store employees: You see one at the end of the aisle and by the time you get there, they’re gone! This particular cow was pretty skittish, so Keeler knew something was wrong when she wouldn’t get out of the way of his pickup. He […]

Hands-on learning

Baxter Black There are some things you can only learn by hand. Imagine reading a book with instructions on how to milk a cow: 1) Secure the beast 2) Grasp the teat 3) Squeeze and pull The same instructions (with slight alterations) could apply to picking an orange, lancing a boil, cracking a safe or […]

Ranch Rodeo set to take place July 9-10

TV Hagenah The Third Annual Kiwanis Ranch Rodeo will be held July 9 and 10 at the Quay County Fair Grounds in Tucumcari. Working ranch teams from the United States and Canada use their everyday working ranch skills and compete in Ranch Bronc Riding, team doctoring, team penning, wild cow milking, team branding and the […]

Area cattle not threatened by Mad Cow

By TV Hagenah It is Quay County Extension Agent Pete Walden’s opinion that there is nothing to fear in regard to the nation’s Mad Cow scare except the proverbial “fear itself.” “Indications are,” said Walden, “that the cow came from Canada and it ate the feed before the ban took effect.” Walden said anyone going […]

Dining strong despite beef scare

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By TV Hagenah As much of the world panics about a recent Mad Cow disease discovery in Washington state, the area cattle community is taking a sit-and-wait approach. “People around here know about ranching,” said Stella Watson manager of Tucumcari Ranch Supply. “They aren’t saying much of anything, they’re just watching what is happening.” Watson […]

Locals say beef safe despite Mad Cow scare

By TV Hagenah As much of the world panics about a recent Mad Cow disease discovery in Washington state, the area cattle community is taking a sit-and-wait approach. “People around here know about ranching,” said Stella Watson manager of Tucumcari Ranch Supply. “They aren’t saying much of anything, they’re just watching what is happening.” Watson […]