Stock contractors rowdy behind scenes

Baxter Black Bennie Beutler got inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame this summer. He’s one of a good handful of stock contractors that have been so honored. Stock contractors are an odd lot. They’re not smilers. They’re always on the job … sort of a cross between a prison guard and the captain […]

State 4-H Horse Show, County 4-H Rodeo this weekend

Mesalands’ Blanchard wins barrel racing title

Sydni Blanchard of Mesalands Community College won the barrel racing championship at the College National Finals Rodeo, which wrapped up Saturday night in Casper, Wyo.

Mesalands students to compete in national rodeo finals

QCS staff Seven rodeo students from Mesalands Comm-unity College are competing in the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming. The students started CNFR competition on Sunday at Casper, Wyo. Sydni Blanchard, who qualified for the women’s CNFR, in barrel racing was bucked from her horse on Sunday, according to associated press reports. She overcame the […]

Letters to the editor: Rodeo coach commendable

Tucumcari is a wonderful town with a wonderful community college. Above all, you have an amazing rodeo coach. I hope you realize and appreciate the talents and accomplishments of C.J. Aragon. Here in Idaho, we are so proud of our Idaho native and have sent students from here to be tutored under his expertise. We’ve […]

Rodeo team qualifies seven to nationals

By Kimberly Hanna: Mesalands Community College The Mesalands Community College rodeo teams completed their seasons at the New Mexico State University Rodeo in Las Cruces last weekend, qualifying seven to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). “We have a good group going to nationals this year. They have all worked hard and have the capability […]

Mesalands rodeo team picks up eight titles

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By Kimberly Hanna: Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College rodeo team had the best college rodeo in the program’s history at the Tri-College Challenge in Taylor, Ariz., last weekend. The team won eight titles, including the men’s team title and both the men’s and women’s all-around titles. The men’s team claimed the team championship […]

Quay County 4-H rodeo results

Quay County 4-H Rodeo Friday Quay County Fairgrounds Novice Pole Bending 1. Sidney Sena-San Miguel 2. Colton Rice-Lea 3. John-David Chatfield-Harding 4. Sydnie Morley-Chaves- 5. Dakota Hazen-Lincoln 6. Sage Neff-Lea 7. Ashley Rice-Lea 8. Reagan Washburn-Eddy 9. Katelyn Anthony-Lea

County 4-H rodeo set for weekend

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Freedom New Mexico The 2009 Quay County 4-H Rodeo is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The event helps raise funds for the local 4-H Council, said Brenda Bishop, Quay County 4-H council advisor. “The event gives our kids a local stage to perform on,” Bishop said. Bishop said 51 people have […]