Lawsuit filed against Clayton Ranch Market

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Clayton Ranch Market in Clayton. Clayton Ranch Market is owned by former District 67 State Rep. Brian Moore, who has entered the race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico. The lawsuit claims the store […]

City sells water to Ute Lake Ranch

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday approved a bulk sale of water to Ute Lake Ranch and set a new water rate for two Quay County water cooperatives. Commissioners agreed to sell 500 acre feet of water to the Ute Lake Ranch Public Improvement District 2 for $75,000. “The sale […]

Tucumcari commissioners approve bulk water sale

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday approved a bulk sale of water to Ute Lake Ranch and set a new water rate for two Quay County water cooperatives. Commissioners agreed to sell 500 acre feet of water to the Ute Lake Ranch Public Improvement District 2 for $75,000. “The sale […]

Tucumcari Historical Research Institute planning field trip

QCS Staff Tucumcari Historical Research Institute has scheduled a field trip for members to the Park Springs Ranch and Hatch Ranch south of Las Vegas, N.M. The trip is scheduled for Aug. 22. The group will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 7 a.m. Participants should bring a picnic lunch. Non-members who would like to […]

Arch Hurley seeking to protect watershed

Chelle Delaney A one-year, four-month protest against the drilling of water wells in Largo Canyon has paid off for the Arch Hurley Conservancy District. A rancher who wanted to drill the wells has withdrawn his request to the state for the wells, said Franklin McCasland, Arch Hurley manager, at Tuesday’s district board meeting. Arch Hurley […]

City and Ute Lake Ranch need to draw up new water agreement

Chelle Delaney A 2005 lease agreement for water between the city of Tucumcari and the developers of the Ute Lake Ranch is not recognized by state’s Interstate Stream Commission, said city manager John Sutherland at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Thus, the city and ULR will have to meet and make another agreement, Sutherland said. In […]

Cowboy gathering seeking nominees with cowboy ways

Special to the QCS The Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering is taking nominations for the Buck Ramsey Heritage Award to be presented on Sept. 20 at the annual gathering. The award is given to an individual, family or ranch that reflects the “Spirit of the West.” Heritage is defined as “Something handed down from one’s ancestors […]

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).

Ute Lake Ranch clears first hurdle for water pipeline

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun CLOVIS � The Ute Lake Ranch project received its first approval from the Ute Water Commission Wednesday to build a facility to take water from the lake for its residential community. “This brings us one step closer in the final process of providing domestic water to not only Ute […]

Former Quay trainer leads horses to safety from wildfires

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By QCS Staff QCS staff Clarissa Czuprynski, 23, a 2001 graduate of House School, moved to California three years ago to train horses, said her mother, Margaret Czuprynski, who lives in Tucumcari and works at Dan Trigg Hospital. Clarissa Czuprynski is a former Quay County 4-H Rodeo Queen and worked for several years training horses […]