Cow inspires idea of space career

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Pudge and Maughn were a couple of top hands gatherin’ cows on the Diamond Mountain allotment in northeast Utah back in the 1960s. Although they were true cowboys, they weren’t above accessing modern technology. One late October as they were pushin’ a bunch toward the corral, one of the cows […]

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 […]

Buffalo make a tough tradition

By Baxter Black The lure to own something of historical significance is strong — Benjamin Franklin’s signature, an arrowhead, Dale Evans’ Chapstick. This connection to tradition is part of the popularity of raising buffalo, I think. However, putting bison on display on your farm is more complicated than parking an antique tractor in your shed. […]

Man dies in collission

A truck driver died on I-40 near San Jon Saturday evening. Verlin D. Kenagy was traveling behind another tractor trailer in the westbound lanes at the 350 mile marker when his truck struck a trailer from behind. According to a New Mexico State Police press release, the front of Kenagy’s vehicle went under a trailer […]

Man killed in I-40

According to New Mexico State Police, a tractor trailer traveling in the westbound lanes of I-40 near milepost 314, drifted into the eastbound lanes Sunday morning, striking a sport utility vehicle driven by Billy Wayne Garrett of Oklahoma. Garrett was killed on impact. The driver of the tractor trailer, Zhi Yan Wu of California, and […]

I-40 accidents happen near same spot

William Thompson New Mexico State Police Officers responded to two accidents on I-40 that occurred in close proximity to one another around 10 a.m. Monday. The driver of a pickup was airlifted to Northwest Plains Hospital in Amarillo where he was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. “The calls came in one right after the other,” […]

Man killed in I-40 accident

William Thompson Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday a small sport utility vehicle pulling a 12-foot U-Haul trailer swerved off I-40 from the westbound lanes near the 348 mile marker about 16 miles east of Tucumcari. According to Officer Steve Chacon of the New Mexico State Police, a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died […]

Just Passin’ Through: Internet meeting leds to wedding

By Angela Peacock Strapping a tarp over a trailer full of furniture, Dell Parker and his wife Cherokee didn’t mind helping Dell’s little sister Paulette Bell move from Fresno, Calif. to Oklahoma to be with her fiancee. The Parker’s, retired newlyweds, said despite a blowout on their trailer they’ve had an enjoyable trip because of […]

Every cowman’s nightmare

Baxter Black It was every cowman’s nightmare. Owen’s ranch in Globe was a long way from the Prescott sale barn. It also involved passing through the “Gates of Hell,” as he referred to the booming, seething expanse of asphalt and dragon’s breath other call Phoenix. Girding his loins, he loaded one old bull and ten […]