Students receive financial aid

By Angela Peacock After waiting more than a month since the semester’s first financial aid disbursement, eligible Mesalands Community College students are now able to receive the second half of this semester’s aid. In previous years Mesalands awarded its aid in one lump sum at the beginning of the semester, but after a decision by […]

Water board solicits support

By Ryan Lengerich LOGAN — Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority board members said Wednesday they were encouraged by a recent trip to Washington. Clovis Mayor and ENMRWA board president David Lansford, Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega and ENMRWA program manager Scott Verhines met with both New Mexico senators Nov. 13 to discuss federal funding for […]

Just Passin Through: Across America to visit family

By Angela Peacock Editor’s note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. Traveling across America to spend time with family isn’t anything new for John and Jean Miller of Derby, Vt. or for Linette and John Winsler of Salina, Kan. The Millers and Winsler’s […]

Historical Commentary: Secrets of the city

By Don McAavy, QCS Correspondent This town harbors deep secrets. A railroad had been built from the east to the west in eastern New Mexico prior to Clovis and Texico. Killings were commonplace in this new tent town, which for its first year went by the name of “Six-Shooter Siding.” Ill feelings between the gandy […]

Man creates art from scrap

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By Angela Peacock When Mike Lucero wants to relax he usually does so by using the skills he’s obtained by taking art courses at Mesalands Community College to create masterpieces out of scrap metal. Lucero started off working with wood, but after taking a bronzing course from Djean Jawrunner at Mesalands he discovered his new […]

City police make two drug busts

By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari police served two search warrants last week leading to three arrests and the seizing of drugs worth more than an estimated $8,000, police said Monday. According to police reports, around 3 p.m. Thursday, officers entered the residence of Loretta Muller, 41, at 125 N. 6th in Tucumcari. It was there police […]

City official calls for sign upgrade

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By Angela Peacock City Commissioner Betty Ditto wants people visiting Tucumcari to feel welcomed, and what better way to do it, she said, than with signs. Ditto raised the issue of repairing or erecting new welcome signs on roads around Tucumcari to city officials at a city commission meeting Thursday. Recently, Ditto traveled through Missouri, […]

Award winning artist displays works

By Ryan Lengerich Bernice Cosner’s passion for arts developed as much from necessity as it did from recreation. “When you have a rancher for a hubby, you need a hobby,” she said. Cosner was the featured artist for the Tucumcari Historical Museum’s presentation of Artist in the Annex for November. She displayed more than 20 […]

Officials: Issuing aid not easy

By Angela Peacock Don’t despair, financial aid funds for eligible Mesalands Community College students is on its way. Mesalands administration made the decision this semester to award students their aid in two separate disbursements, which Ken Brasher, director of enrollment, said was done for specific reasons. “Once students get used to the idea of two […]

Travelers concerned about NM

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By Angela Peacock For seven years Michael and Debra Pardue have celebrated their anniversary in a state they are disturbed to see dwindling away. The couple stopped at Stuckey’s Truck Stop in Polomas on Friday to check out some souvenirs before making the final duration of their trip home to Wichita Fall, Texas. Michael said […]