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 […]

Results announced for 2008 Route 66 Team Roping competition

By QCS Staff The Route 66 Festival Team Roping competition attracted 64 roping teams from New Mexico and Texas

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 […]

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. […]

Nearly 600 run in Route 66 Team Roping competition

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During the three-day Route 66 team roping championships nearly 600 teams were run from June 29 to July 1 in Tucumcari. It was the second annual event sponsored by the Tucumcari/Quay Chamber of Commerce and produced by Zamora Roping Productions. Ropers from Texas, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico made the trip to compete for $22,000 […]

Ropers get set for Route 66 Team Roping event

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Dozens of team ropers have been practicing for the Tucumcari Quay County Chamber of Commerce’s Route 66 Team Roping competition on Friday through Sunday. One such team is husband and wife Larry and Jennifer Webb of Newkirk who say they enjoy spending their summers practicing and competing at roping […]

Roping contest set for this weekend

Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Saturday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we will have more […]

Chamber rodeo set

The fifth annual Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Rodeo begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Quay County fairgrounds arena with team roping and slack roping competition. Thursday evening’s events are free. Admission to Friday and Saturday evening’s events, which begin nightly at 7 p.m., is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. […]

Around Town 5/28

Carlos Ortiz of Tucumcari recently won a team roping competion in Albuquerque sponsored by Booger Barter Productions, according to Booger Barter officials. He was the high-point individual and named the team Roping champion. He won a 2005 Dodge four-door pickup for his efforts. Tucumcari’s Fred Ortiz placed ninth in the average of three steers and […]

Hay ignites in trailer while on the road

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Jessie Winchester wrote a song called “Mississippi on my Mind.” It contained the line, “Where the dogs are hungry all the time.” The same can be said about team-roping steers. They’re bred to stay thin and rarely are they overfed. Shannon had a little arena and […]