Two Quay County 4-Hers are points ahead at Southeast District Horse Show

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Special to the QCS At the Southeastern District 4-H Horse Show held in Roswell on June 20,

Longshot win brings positive boost

By Glenda Price A New Mexico owned and trained horse won the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. In the midst of torrents of depressing news cascading onto us daily — even hourly — a little-known horse and his connections proved once again that in the United States of America the regular folks can win. Also on […]

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 […]

T.J. Riddle selected for outstanding 4-H lifetime volunteer award

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By QCS Staff Thelma Jo Riddle, a 4-H leader for 20 years in Quay County, was selected as the New Mexico recipient of the 2009 Salute To Excellence Award. This award recognizes 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege, according to a […]

Man sues county over cattle guards

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Chelle Delaney Cattle guards prevent livestock from roaming county roads. They also prevent Quay County resident Lee Stone, 64, from driving his horse-and-wagon team from one piece of property to another. And so Stone is taking the county to court. He’s asking Quay County remove the guards from county roads where Stone drives his horses.District […]

10-10-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 9:42 a.m., a male requested a welfare check on a horse on east Laughlin Avenue. The owner of the horse had been given a warning to […]

Horse owners get a tax break

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board.Due to an accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will have to […]

June 1971

Sixty Six Packing Company received $6,880 from the U.S. Department of Labor to train six new employees. … A helicopter rescued Cliff Cornett from a canyon on the Bell Ranch. Cornett suffered a broken hip after being thrown from his horse. A note attached to the horse’s stirrup alerted rescuers when the horse wandered back […]

The horse, of course, must be compatible

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Most children love horses, whether or not they’ve ever been on one. They love stories about horses, too. “My Friend Flicka,” “Black Beauty” and “The Black Stallion” come quickly to mind along with the classic Zane Grey novel, “Wildfire.” Most of us know and love Will James’ many books about horses, also. Lest we think […]

Rancher’s girls just as good as any boy

By Baxter Black: Columnist He was a good Dakota rancher with the stubborn Norwegian determination that allowed him to break even in the unforgiving country north of Mobridge. He raised four children on the ranch. They were his cowboys, farm hands, truck drivers, fence builders and horse breakers. They also learned to cook, sew, can […]