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 [...]

June 7, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 9:12 p.m., a male reported a theft at Third Street. The caller reported that two vases were taken from gravestones at the cemetery. The caller didn’t want to file charges, but [...]

May 27, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department in the last few days. Wednesday • At 12:22 a.m., an unknown female reported juveniles messing around on a motorcycle on Date Street. An officer went to the location and advised them to go home. • At 1:23 a.m., a female came [...]

New Mexico dog has unclear future

By Ryn Gargulinski:QCS Columnist The New Mexico dog that has been perpetually running away for more than a year to find a girlfriend has taken off again. When he was gone a week we formulated a theory. He found a girlfriend. When his absence stretched to 14 days we got a new theory. He up [...]

Dog toys: You’re on notice

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist The other morning’s meditation was blanketed with its usual soothing lulls, but it was also punctuated by a new sound — a sickly, squeaky noise. My dog was eating my pet rat! As I bolted out of the semi-lotus position, nearly knocking over the Chinese red spice incense, I hurled [...]

It’s bikini season — or ice cream time

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columnist April usually means flowers and showers — except, of course, in New Mexico — but the month also has another important classification attached to it. It’s time to prepare for bikini season. True, the High Plains don’t really have a lot of surf where one can loll around in the [...]

Dog days hard to avoid

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columnist When I moved to California from New Mexico, I had to leave some things behind — constant sunshine, people I love and my 50-pound puppy, Lulu. It’s not that I didn’t want to keep the big ball of fur and raucous energy (referring to the puppy, not the people I [...]

March 18, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 12:35 p.m., a female reported a problem with neighbors on South Eighth Street. People hired to do yardwork for the neighbors were teasing the caller’s dog, and were told to stop. • [...]

2/15 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 8:16 p.m., a female reported a disturbance on South Jackson. Passengers in a car were yelling at a person on the street. • At 12:59 a.m., a female reported suspicious subjects on [...]

Adversity peaks in the water trough

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor My dog has a new chew toy. Unfortunately it’s my goat. Lulu, an approximately 500-pound puppy who likes to snore and jump on strangers, surely has the upper paw against her nemesis, an approximately 2-ounce pygmy goat named Doug. Lulu didn’t pick on the other three goats, of course. [...]