Local students awarded scholarships

Jade Smith Scholarships were awarded to local graduating seniors by Cielo Wind Power of Austin, Texas and businesses that have partnered with Cielo to build wind developments currently under construction. Seniors Patrick John Wiegel of Tucumcari, Elizabeth Paredez of House Municipal School, Klay Rogers of Logan, Meghan Kline of Melrose and Garrett Foote of Texico [...]

FCCLA students prep for nationals

Russell Anglin Tucumcari High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization is raising funds for national competition this summer. It is also raising students’ levels of alertness throughout the school day. “We’ve been selling coffee for about half of the year,” freshman Sanda Garrett said. Coffee and smoothie sales are getting the four [...]

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 [...]

Elementary students raise cancer awareness

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Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Tucumcari Elementary hold up the posters their class designed as part of cancer awareness. The posters will be displayed at the Relay for Life on June 3 and 4 at Rattlers Stadium. The posters were a part of an outreach program designed to raise cancer awareness to children. —Submitted [...]

Iron pour brings diverse crowd to Mesalands

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Thomas Garcia Students and guests of Mesalands Community Colleges’ fine arts program prepared for the college’s annual iron pour Tuesday. The event marks a stimulation of creative freedom, a collaboration of expression, all in the wake of pouring molten iron into unique pieces of art. The different styles of artwork, which will take form on [...]

Zumba gets Mesalands moving

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Russell Anglin This semester, 54 area residents, Mesalands Community College faculty, staff and students have found a new groove in the college’s zumba dance classes. “They’re actually mainly community members,” zumba instructor Jessica Elebario said. “There’s a few college students in there as well, but mainly community members. A class is 50 minutes. We’re going [...]

FFA students compete for state spots

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Press release: Mesalands reports enrollment increase

Kimberly Hanna Spring 2011 enrollment numbers have been calculated at Mesalands Community College and the results show another increase in enrollment. The third Friday census required by the State of New Mexico shows an increase in credit hours by 3.1 percent over last spring semester, and a slight decrease in headcount. However, Mesalands reports a [...]

Mesalands offers new courses

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Russell Anglin Dean of Student Services Aaron Kennedy addressed a crowd of 15 new Mesalands Community College students Wednesday afternoon. He emphasized to the group, which included teenagers, young adults and middle-aged students, the importance of turning work in on time. “This is for community colleges, four-year colleges, graduate schools,” Kennedy said. “Know when your [...]

Christopher Arias named Student or Teenager of the Month

Christopher Arias has been named Teenager or Student of the Month. It was announced Tuesday by the Tucumcari Elks Lodge. Christopher, age 17 is the son of Albert and Nancy Arias of Tucumcari. He is a Senior at Tucumcari High School. The Teenager or Student of the Month program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge [...]