Hard to ignore new dog’s antics

A number of you have asked about the new friend who has moved in on this corner. Yes, Prissy, a beautiful black lab has taken up residence here and has been training me for several months. She is three years old and weighs only 110 pounds, thus being active and very noticeable when she lands […]

Mesalands receives donation of equipment

Special to the QCS The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College recently received a 70-kilovolt discharge stick for in-class training from Megger, a Valley Forge, Pa., based manufacturer of electrical testing and measuring equipment. The discharge stick is used to safely remove the static charge from equipment and other voltage […]

Public meeting held concerning low altitude flights

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Thomas Garcia More than a dozen Quay County residents attended a public hearing Thursday hosted by officials from Cannon Air Force Base concerning low altitude training flights. Residents commented on the proposed flights during the meeting. Tom Phelps of Clovis, CEO of ENMR Plateau, said the Air Force needs to use the low altitude airspace […]

Xcel donates wind energy scholarship

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Special to QCS Mesalands Community College recently received $5,000 from Xcel energy for scholarships, for students pursuing a degree in wind energy technology at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. As the number one provider of wind energy in the United States, Xcel has made it a priority to invest in their communities […]

Get some help with sleep training your baby

Goodnight Sleep Trainger

McClatchy-Tribune New moms and dads know their lives will never be peaceful again until they have a full night’s sleep without a huge struggle. Now you can get a leg up in the difficult climb that is sleep training with the Goodnight Sleep Trainer. Sleep training involves maintaining a balance between letting a baby cry […]

When is the best time to start potty training?

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Tonjia: Developmentally speaking, there are two important things to remember about potty training children. First, girls typically reach developmental milestones more quickly than boys and thus potty train earlier than boys do. Second, potty training depends upon a child’s ability to control bladder and bowel functions. In most children, awareness of these functions does not […]

Quest for distraction sometimes proves elusive

Thomas Garcia So football is over and spring training has just begun. My Penguins are still without Crosby, the Suns are 18 1/2 games behind and we’re still a few weeks from selection Sunday. Go Badgers. I watch ESPN quite a bit, but what can I say? I am a sports fan. While I am […]

Cody Fields sworn into Army

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Cody Fields, a 2010 graduate of Tucumcari High School, was sworn into the U.S. Army on Feb. 3. He will complete basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is the son of Delmarie Fields and brother of Dakota Fields. —Submitted by Daniel Perez

Mesalands dedicates new wind center

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Russell Anglin Mesalands Community College dedicated its new North American Wind Research and Training Center with a closed ceremony Thursday morning. The ceremony included speeches from Mesalands president Phillip Barry, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M, Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher, Republican State Rep. Dennis Roch, Republican State Sen. Clint Harden, Bridget McKenney of Sandia National Laboratories, […]

Mesalands dedicating new wind research center

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Russell Anglin Mesalands community College will dedicate its new wind research and training center at a closed ceremony Thursday at 11 a.m. The 26,000 square foot North American Wind Research and Training Center began construction in early 2009 after the college received a $7 million bond to build the center in November 2008. The college […]