Car trouble leaves cowboy trapped

By Baxter Black: On the edge of reason It happened to Brett, a country boy in college on a rodeo scholarship. His folks sent him off to college in a well-used 3/4 ton pickup with mud and snow and a grill that looked like the gate on a Russian prison, a 16-foot stock trailer the […]

Sheriff seeks information about horse shooting

By QCS Staff The Quay County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information about the shooting of a horse between Friday night and Saturday morning, said Sheriff Joe Schallert. The horse was shot above its right knee and had to be put down, Schallert said. “I think it was intentional,” Schallert said. “There was a blood […]

Commission says cattle guards will stay

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Like it or not, the cattle guards are going to stay on Quay Road 70, the Quay County commissioners told rancher Dusty Stone at their Friday meeting. Stone and his dad, Lee Stone, drive a team of horses on the road to check their land and animals. The installation […]

‘Get the gate’ for view for Quay County

By Lynn Moncus Leslie H. (Bob) Mead, one of our own natives of Quay County, recently published “Get That Gate!,” a book containing many of his memories of the good and bad times he has had throughout his life. Joanne M. Mead, his wife, illustrated many of the stories, and his daughter and her husband, […]

Cattle formidable foes under stress

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist “Isn’t that Larry’s heifer?” asked Dick. The two-year old black whiteface was running down the fence line along Highway 90. Traffic was moderate on the 4-lane highway. The shoulder was not smooth. Arroyos and ridges thick with rocks and brush made any chase risky. “Pull over,” said Dick. The south […]

Sunday drive leads to canyon adventure

Lynn Moncus Thanks to Mrs. Dorothy Randals of Montoya, who mentioned happenings in the Bull Canyon, Aggie and this woman from Ima had another great adventure last Sunday when we headed in that direction. Actually, getting into the floor of that canyon took only a little over 70 years! Although our canyons were but a […]