Music, festivals, rodeo are jampacked into four days

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Chelle Delaney Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncs to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday… The long-weekend’s festivities begin with a contemporary music concert by Curt Collins who should give your spirits a lift. Collins’ current single, “Another Day,” is the title track of his new CD and […]

Hayden rodeo attracts about 1,000 on Labor Day

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Chelle Delaney About a thousand people headed out on Monday to the small community of Hayden for its annual Labor Day Rodeo. Hayden is in Union County. “It’s really out in the middle of nowhere,” said rancher Ralph Stevenson, a nephew of

Fazekas, Apodaca play in All Stars Game, MCC Rodeo Team members at CNFR

By QCS Staff Fazekas, Apodaca play in All-Star gameRecent Rattler graduates, Michael Fazekas and

High Plains Rodeo attracts top riders

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By Robert Ciolli The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association (HPJRA) held two rodeos at the Quay County Fairgrounds last weekend. Championship belt buckles and saddles were the attire of the day as contestants competed to win points for the finals in Clovis, July 14-19. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tucumcari, the two-day event had […]

Mesalands rodeo team ranks No. 4 in Canyon Region

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By Robert Ciolli: Quay County Sun The Mesalands Community College mens rodeo team finished the season in fourth place for the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) while the women’s team took seventh. The team also will have three members competing at the nationals in June. During the regional finals last […]

Two Mesalands cowboys cinch spot at College National Finals Rodeo

Special to the QCS Two Mesalands Rodeo Team members cinch nationals spots Special to QCS Jeff O’Donnell and Jon Luse, Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team members, secured qualifications to the College National Finals Rodeo after competing last weekend at the Navajo Tech College Rodeo. “We are proud of Jeff and Jon and now have hopes […]

Mesalands rodeo team scores its best ever

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The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team had the most successful weekend in the history of the rodeo program while competing at two college rodeos hosted by Central Arizona College in Florence, Arizona March 8-9.

Mesalands Rodeo Team gets off to strong start for season

By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team started off the spring rodeo season strong last weekend in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Cochise Community College hosted MCC’s first rodeo of the spring season in Grand Canyon Region. “This rodeo was really important for us to do well at. Last semester we had built some momentum and […]

Rodeo Coach enjoys dual role in arena

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Mesalands Community College Intercollegiate Rodeo Team has high hopes as it enters its second season in the Grand Canyon region competition under the direction of rodeo coach C.J. Aragon. Now, the team is competing in more home state events, six rodeos in new Mexico and four in Arizona […]

Free roping clinic set for Friday, Saturday

by QCS Staff A free roping clinic with two-time national qualifier John Paul Lucero of Villanueva will be held Friday and Saturday in Tucumcari. The clinic is being sponsored by the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “This clinic is free to all the students of Mesalands and to the public,” said rodeo coach C.J. Aragon. […]