Mesalands rodeoers compete, come close

ALPINE, Texas – Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team traveled to Alpine, Texas where according to those taking part the competition was fierce and the weather was chilly. Still, four Mesalands team members came very close to breaking into the short round competition. Christen Martinez in barrels, Chase Pope in steer wrestling, Samantha Southard in goat […]

Thoughts on a moving experience

For those of you contemplating moving in the near future, a word of advice. Don’t! Even if your house is burning down around you and your moustache is getting singed as you stand there (women readers may disregard this last image – well, unless it applies, I suppose). Don’t fall into the moving trap. It […]

Heritage Dayze features activities

TV Hagenah Bruce Nutt, the director of the Tucumcari Historical Museum, said everything is in place for Quay County Heritage Dayze. “It should be great,” said Nutt. “We’ve got people coming from all over the state and some very talented people from right here, too.” The museum director said anyone who attends the two day […]

No school for Conchas

TV Hagenah CONCHAS LAKE – At its height it educated 25 students grades kindergarten through sixth grade, but those days are long gone, and because of that, Conchas Elementary School held its last class in May. The school was established over fifty years ago and had as its mission statement to educate the people around […]

Camp meeting set to start

A Cowboy Camp Meeting will take place at the Bell Ranch in Mosquero Canyon on July 17 and 18. According to Donna Hazen of Mosquero the two days will be full of activities. “There will be Cowboy music and ground ropings, games for all ages, and horseshoe contests,” said Hazen. Games will take place Saturday […]

Ute Lake draws visitors

Eric Butler Just a week ago, a middle-aged woman sat in a lawn chair — propped up on the shady side of her recreational vehicle — and read a book next to a quiet Ute Lake. Hers was among only six RVs in the lot. That serenity ended over the weekend. By Saturday, the place […]

Group protests firing

TV Hagenah It was an unlikely group of activists that gathered on the edge of the Mountain View Apartment parking lot. Few of the group were younger than 60 years old and canes, walkers and even a wheelchair were clearly necessary modes of transportation. Yet that did not stop the passion of the group that […]

Jim places in Stevenville

Winston Jim was the only one from Mesalands to make it through the short round at the Stevenville, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. He did it in steer wrestling by taking fourth place out of a field of 50 in the long round and by taking sixth in the short round and having a sixth place average. […]

Tracksters place high

William Thompson Tucumcari High School Track Coach Wayne Ferguson took only a few of his track athletes to Estancia for a 13-team meet Saturday. The few who went did well, however, as the boys’ team finished third and the girls’ team finished sixth. “I took only a few of the kids because a lot was […]

Rodeo team places

There was a field of about 100 roping teams in the recent intercollegiate rodeo at Big Springs, Texas, and of that group, Mesalands ropers Domingo Mendoza and Eric Mascarenas split eighth and nineth place in the long round. They went on to take fifth place in the short round and fifth average. Ropers Tye Culberson […]