Rodeo team looks toward spring

Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team finished the fall season with some good results at the Lubbock competition and can now focus on the coming spring schedule that will start the third week of March. There were 170 teams entered in the team roping event at Lubbock. Ropers from Mesalands did well in the long round. [...]

Weather hurts rodeo team

Mother Nature dealt a tough hand to the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team this week as they traveled to Vernon, Texas to compete after a week of very little practice due to the wet weather. The only person able to make a close showing in the long round was Ray Ballard who finished in 16th [...]

Mesalands rodeoers compete

A relatively inexperienced Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team traveled to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales to participate and co-sponsor the season’s first intercollegiate rodeo. “Our first rodeo wasn’t a very good showing,” said coach Danny Garcia of Mesalands. “We had mostly freshmen competing and they were pretty tense about their first college-level competition.” Of [...]

50 out for Mesalands Rodeo

According to Mesalands Community College Public Information Director John Yearout, 50 students are participating this year with the Mesalands Rodeo Team. Yearout said the 50 athletes come both from all over the state and across the country. Not only do they hail from towns throughout New Mexico, he said they also come from Texas, Colorado, [...]

County fair gets rolling

The Quay County Fair, which many have waited for all year, has begun. Activities have hit high gear today at the Quay County fair grounds as the demonstrations begin taking place. Booth exhibits, both commercial and educational, along with animals and skill displays were set up at the fair Monday and Tuesday. Judges examined the [...]

Xcel employees rodeo

TV Hagenah Two Tucumcari natives traveled to Lubbock last week and took part in a rodeo, but it was unlike most rodeos. There were no horses to be ridden, no steers to be roped and no bulls to be survived. The reason for the lack of animals was that the two competing, Joe Barnett and [...]

Horse show, rodeo end

While the rodeo arena that the 4-H rodeo and horse show competitors used over the weekend looked more appropriate for mud wrestling than rodeoing and horse showing, the show and the rodeo went on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. According to Quay County Extension Agent Pete Walden, despite the terrible conditions everything went off with little [...]

4-H Horse Show, Rodeo on for July 23-25

TV Hagenah The New Mexico State 4-H Horse Show and Quay County 4-H Rodeo is, according to Quay County Extension agent Pete Walden and others from the extension office, raring to go on the weekend of July 23. According to Tammy Hall of the extension office, 4-H horse enthusiasts from throughout the state will be [...]

Boxcar crowned ‘Queen’

Winnie Hagenah Ruby Ann Boxcar was crowned Queen of the Tucumcari Route 66 Festival Friday evening, July 9, at the Tucumcari Convention Center in front of a crowd of nearly 200 people. Queen Ruby Ann presented copies of her five books as door prizes along with hugs for the ladies and kisses for all the [...]

Ranch Rodeo set to take place July 9-10

TV Hagenah The Third Annual Kiwanis Ranch Rodeo will be held July 9 and 10 at the Quay County Fair Grounds in Tucumcari. Working ranch teams from the United States and Canada use their everyday working ranch skills and compete in Ranch Bronc Riding, team doctoring, team penning, wild cow milking, team branding and the [...]