President needs Congress’ approval to declare war

Freedom New Mexico In olden days in foreign lands, the king only had to say, “Attack!” and the nation went to war, for whatever reason he desired. President Barack Obama’s military engagement in Libya’s ongoing war looks more like royal sovereignty than American constitutional government. Our founders constitutionally curbed executive power, requiring presidents to first [...]

Mesalands announces President’s, Dean’s lists

Kimberly Hanna By Kimberly Hanna Special to the Quay County Sun At the end of each spring semester, the President’s Citation is announced as official recognition of exceptional academic achievement. To be eligible, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better, successfully complete 30 or more credits in the fall and [...]

Mildred Lovato named next Mesalands president

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Russell Anglin The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Mildred Lovato will succeed Phillip O. Barry as the next president of Mesalands Community College, effective July 1. “It is an honor to be selected as the next president of Mesalands Community College and to serve the community and also this distinguished and [...]

Jane Frost eleced to NCBA position

Dina Reitzel Jane Frost, a commercial cow/calf producer from San Jon, has been elected Region VI vice president for the Federation of State Beef Councils, a division of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), based in Denver. New Mexico is part of NCBA’s Region VI, which also includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. Frost [...]

Mesalands candidates narrowed to final four

Russell Anglin Last week, four Mesalands Community College presidential finalists visited the college and answered questions from the public during hour-long afternoon forums. Each meeting brought about 20 attendees. Candidates fielded questions about their experience with state legislatures, the future of educational programs at Mesalands, the need for student housing and how the candidates felt [...]

Mesalands meets presidential hopeful

Russell Anglin About 21 community members came to a public forum meeting at Mesalands Community College Monday to meet the first of four candidates who have applied to replace Phillip O. Barry as president of the college. Larry Edwards fielded questions from Mesalands Board of Trustees Secretary Jim Streetman and from forum attendees. Those who [...]

Streetman: College president search easier this time

QCSun staff One of Mesalands Community College’s trustees thinks the college’s search for a new president is going more smoothly than the last time around. “It’s been a lot easier than it was when we hired Dr. Barry 15 years ago. Having the ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees) involved and them doing a lot [...]

Press release: Mesalands board holds presidential forums

Kimberly Hanna After 15 years of distinguished service, Phillip O. Barry, president of Mesalands Community College, will be retiring this year. With the assistance of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), the Mesalands Board of Trustees has conducted a nationwide search for the next college president. An Initial Presidential Screening (IPS) Committee composed of [...]

Obama’s budget does not reduce spending

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama’s $3.7 trillion budget, the largest ever, at best temporarily would freeze, not reduce, federal spending, increase the deficit and the national debt to record highs while substantially raising taxes on large segments of the society. To say there’s not much to like is to grossly understate the case. “Americans [...]

Press release: Mesalands signs memorandum with New Mexico Tech

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) signed a new memorandum of understanding to lay the groundwork for New Mexico Tech faculty and students to participate in wind energy research at the new North American Wind Research and Training Center.New Mexico Tech President Daniel H. [...]