Quay County rancher, 70, tops senior pro rodeo rankings

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer A local 70-year-old rancher splits his time between tending 300 head of cattle, rebuilding a home and being ranked number one in calf and breakaway roping in the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association. Jerry Koile is currently first in the NSPRA world rankings in 68-plus calf roping […]

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 […]

John S. Upton

John S. Upton John S. Upton, 90, died June 27 at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari following an extended illness. Upton was born Oct. 21, 1913 in Roswell. Upton was a rancher in Roswell and also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upton is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. […]

Cattlemen take part in local bull sale

William Thompson Approximately 100 cattle owners, buyers and experts gathered Tuesday at the NMSU Ag Science Center just outside Tucumcari for the annual bull sale. The bulls for sale had participated in a 112 day bull test designed to find out which bulls gained the most weight with each bull given the same amount of […]