Mesalands, Luna Community Colleges ink pact

Mesalands Community College of Tucumcari and Luna Community College, of Las Vegas have, according to representatives of MCC, entered into agreement to provide students from the LCC service area a Commercial Drivers License Program as well as to expand the LCC Nursing Program to include students from Mesalands. The joint agreement is a “win win” […]

Economic Development Head focuses on goals

TV Hagenah Executive Director of the Grater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation Ben Kendrick has been in office one month and has been operating under his new vision statement and short term goals for just under two weeks and he feels he is moving in the right direction. At the economic development “Visioning Session” he asked […]

Instructor selected for national seminar

QCS Reports Charles Ynfante, Instructor of Humanities at Mesalands Community College has been selected as one of 20 instructors who have been invited to participate in the 2004 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar for Hispanic-serving Institutions at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington this week.. […]

Community church service set for Sunday

QCS Reports The sixth-annual Community Church Service is scheduled to take place at the Tucumcari Convention Center Sunday, and according to Rev. James Witcher of Tucumcari he is expecting a good turnout. “Well, we had over 400 people last year,” said Witcher, “and we’re putting out more than 450 chairs this year. And we can […]

City hires new economic leader

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a new economic development director and he has big plans for the community. Executive Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation Ben Kendrick has moved into his office in “C” building of Mesalands Community College where he hopes to be directing the development future of Tucumcari for the next […]

Mesalands names All-State Academic Team members

QCS Reports Joyce Runyan and Reynaldo Maestas have been selected as Mesalands Community College’s nominees for the 2004 New Mexico All-State Academic Team. Sponsored annually by USA TODAY, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two-year colleges, nominees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of […]

TV technology to teach Tucumcari

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By Angela Peacock Earning college credits by staying home and watching television is soon to be an option for Tucumcari residents. Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry was recently granted permission by Tucumcari City Commissioners to manage and operate an educational television station, which the city technically owns through their contract with Comcast Cable, the […]

Local woman claims police harass her son

By TV Hagenah A Tucumcari woman on Thursday told city commissioners her son is a victim of police harassment. Elizabeth N. Garcia said police have been following her son, Jose Roberto, since he was found not guilty in municipal court for an alleged seatbelt violation. She read from a letter written by her 16-year-old son. […]

Volunteer reminds residents purpose of Christmas

By Angela Peacock Remembering the true meaning of Christmas has some area businesses and organizations on a mission to make a difference in someone’s life. Allen Angel has been a member of the Tucumcari Knights of Columbus for 10 years. His organization is designed to serve the community, but he said of all the volunteer […]

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, […]