Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read

Paula Sirois Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cringes as she considers how her kid not only doesn’t read but hates reading and […]

Loose dogs discourage local jogger

Russell Anglin On Thursday evening, I ventured outside of my apartment for a jog. The breeze was excellent and the clouds made a variety of animal shapes. When I made it to one end of my block, I turned around and ran the other way. I kept my head high the entire time, taking care […]

County dogs in need of home

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Russell Anglin Two Quay County residents are looking for homes for a number of dogs under their care. Frank William Coles and Dorene Clark currently have 17 stray dogs living in their front yard. Coles and Clark said dogs are frequently dropped off on their county road by previous owners. Clark and Coles provide food […]

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 […]

Animal group accuses officer of hindering efforts

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Some Tucumcari animal rescue group volunteers say their efforts are being hindered by lack of cooperation from city Animal Control Officer Mike Martinez. The group has been working to find homes for dogs, cats and other animals. In January, rescue volunteer Christina Fleming reported the group had found homes […]

Volunteers needed for local animal group

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A local animal group is seeking volunteers to find homes for rescued dogs. “Over 50 dogs in need of a second chance have found homes thanks to the efforts of the city’s animal rescue group,” said Christina Fleming, rescue volunteer. Fleming said the City of Tucumcari Volunteer Animal Rescue […]

Rabid skunk found near Logan

By QCS Staff A skunk from the Logan area of Quay County and a skunk from south of Roswell in Chaves County both tested positive for rabies, according to a press release Tuesday from the New Mexico Department of Health. The skunk near Logan was found last week in a dog pen and had been […]

Three cheers for cow dogs

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Well-trained cow dogs are probably the most valuable “hands” on a ranch. When I was young, our family had a black English Shepherd called Oso (bear in Spanish).

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 […]

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 […]