Technology examined

TV Hagenah Middle school youths are discovering just how much weight a structure under a foot tall made of 1/8 inch balsa wood can hold and most are surprised that it can hold well over 200 pounds if it is built correctly. The two classes of technology education students at Tucumcari Middle School are discovering [...]

Mesalands gets new small business head

TV Hagenah The new director of the Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center, David Buchen, is, according to Mesalands Public Information Officer John Yearout, in place and already looking for ways to improve the business community of Tucumcari and surrounding areas. Buchen, on his part, said he has already started making contacts in the [...]

New rules proposed for NM well drilling

William Thompson The Office of the State Engineer has made available on its web site eight pages of proposed well drilling rules. The proposed rules pertain to licensing of well drillers and specifications for wells throughout New Mexico. In a press release the state engineer’s office said a public hearing on the proposed rules will [...]

Family academy deals with school bullies

Every school has them. Students who want to establish themselves as the “boss” over everyone else on the playground. They are called bullies and they can present problems for the school’s administrators, teachers and the other students. Mesalands Community College’s Success Center recently held an evening workshop entitled “Bullying in School” with David Crane as [...]

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 [...]

Sexual contact trial begins

William Thompson Kyle Evetts, the local rancher and farmer charged with nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, finally got his day in court Tuesday as opening arguments were presented in the Quay County Courthouse. Tenth Judicial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell told jurors he expects the trial to be completed by the [...]

Man accused of harassing recent widow

William Thompson A man involved in a Nov. 3 traffic fatality has been charged with harassing the accident victim’s widow, police records show. Jimmy L. Ingram, Sr., the man involved in the Nov. 3 fatal accident in the parking lot of the Country Inn Motel, has been arraigned in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges [...]

Science fair commences

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Municipal School’s annual Science Fair has convened at the Tucumcari Convention Center and budding scientists from fourth through 12th grades are displaying their scientific knowledge ranging from growing plants to making thermometers, to discussing magnetic fields. This year’s fair even has active volcanoes and baking soda in bottles blowing up balloons. According [...]

Tucumcari High School releases honor roll

Tucumcari High School announced their honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2004-2005 academic year. The school acknowledge those on the honor roll on Tuesday in Rhodes field House in a special ceremony. Both straight “A” recepients and those with a 3.5 and above grade point average were acknowledged. All “A” honor roll [...]

Rattlers want to win

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Girls’ basketball team had that winning feeling only once last year in a disappointing season. Head Coach Alicia Trujillo said her players are looking to improve this season. “They are at the point where they are tired of losing,” said Trujillo. “I am a lot more excited. They are [...]