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 […]

County officials, MCC board share ideas for improvement

Quay County Commissioners and the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees recently met to discuss ways the two entities can continue to work together to improve the community. The two groups met during a dinner meeting at Bambinos Resaurant. According to college spokesman John Yearout, Mesalands Community College’s leadership has made a concerted effort to […]

Mesalands Community College gets new dean

TV Hagenah Greta Estes, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas, has been named Dean of Student Services at Mesalands Community College. Estes said that she has already established a fondness for the Tucumcari and the Quay County area. “I love it,” said the new dean of student services. “I grew up in a small town and this […]

Girls Scouts learn of emergency careers

TV Hagenah Thursday morning a group of Girl Scouts listened to Quay County emergency and law enforcement personnel talk about their professions while the local Girl Scouts took part in a special career day set up in conjunction with Mesalands Community College. The program called Girl Scout College – Focus Technology has been in the […]

Mesalands goes on the air

Subscribers of Comcast cable television services now have an additional channel available where an assortment of educational programs and community information can be found. According to Mesalands Community College Public Information Officer John Yearout, It is the result of college’s new Mesalands Telecommunications Network, and the Mesalands’ recent approval by the Tucumcari City Commission to […]

New minister arrives in Tucumcari

TV Hagenah The Center Street Methodist Church has a new minister. Moving into the pulpit of the Methodist church is Thomas Broom. “I’m liking it here,” said Broom. “We (his wife Patricia and he) enjoy the slower pace of life in a small town. We’re glad to get out of the rat race.” The “rat […]

Election – James L. Witcher

Name: James L. (Jim) Witcher, Sr. Age: 57 Profession: Minister 1. What is it that makes Tucumcari uniquely Tucumcari? 1. “People, location and access to commerce. We have some of the most outstanding people in the world, and we are also centrally located on Interstate 40 and Highway 54. In fact, the area around Tucumcari […]

Election – Paula J. Chacon

Name: Paula J. Chacon Age: 41 Profession: Office Manager/Consultant 1. What is it that makes Tucumcari uniquely Tucumcari? 1.”Tucumcari has a perfect climate for retirees with various recreations close to our great City, a great community college for education, and medical facilities that are also very beautiful. Tucumcari is a great community to raise children, […]

Campers dig digging dinosaurs

TV Hagenah Why would a young person take a class in the summer after nine months of slaving away in the classroom? The answer is simple according to Mariah Logston, who is taking Dino Digging from Mesalands Community College. “It’s fun.” In fact that is what all her 10 classmates say about the summer mini-camp […]

Bank donates check

According to Mesalands Community College President, Phillip O. Barry, the Mesalands Community College Foundation has received a donation of “over $10,000” from the Tucumcari branch of First National Bank of New Mexico. Barry said the gift is part of a pledge made to the community college five years earlier by the bank that it would […]