Fort Sumner cowboy signs to rodeo at Mesalands

CNJ staff Kit Pettigrew of Fort Sumner signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on the Mesalands Community College rodeo team for the 2011-2012 season. The Mesalands Rodeo Team competes in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Last year, Mesalands claimed the Grand Canyon Regional Championship title.

Mesalands chooses new president

Freedom New Mexico 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. Board Chairman J. Bronson Moore emphasized that Barry is still the acting college president. Lovato takes over July 1. Lovato has worked as vice […]

Press release: Mesalands Community College holds presidential forums

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 board members, […]

Mesalands dedicates new wind center

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Jose Gallegos, left, a second-year Mesalands wind energy student from Moriarti, speaks with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Mesalands president Phillip Barry Thursday. 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. […]

Mesalands president sentenced

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry was sentenced to the state’s First Offender Program for driving under the influence, Second Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Susan Stinson said Tuesday. Barry’s sentence includes one year of deferred supervised probation, according to Stinson, and he must have an ignition interlock installed in his vehicle […]

Sentencing date set for Mesalands president

Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 14 for Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry, who on Thursday was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Barry appeared Thursday before Metro Court Judge Edward L Benavidez in Albuquerque, according to court documents. Barry entered a plea of not guilty. Benavidez found Barry guilty of […]

Mesalands president resigning

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry is calling it quits in a year. Barry told the college board Tuesday that he plans to retire effective the fall 2011 school year. Attempts to reach Barry and board Chairman J. Bronson Moore for comment Wednesday were not successful. Richard Primrose, Quay County manager, […]

Pre-trial hearing set for Mesalands president

Freedom New Mexico Pre-trial hearings on drunk driving charges against Mesalands Community College President Philip O. Barry have been rescheduled. Proceedings set to begin Monday were rescheduled for Feb. 3 in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque. The proceedings have been rescheduled three times. Barry was arrested in Albuquerque last October and charged with driving […]

Police: Mesalands president failed three sobriety tests

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Albuquerque police say Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry failed three sobriety tests when he was arrested last October for driving under the influence. Barry faces pre-trial hearings Jan. 4 on charges of driving while intoxicated. According to a police report obtained by the Quay County Sun: Barry […]

DUI charges dismissed against Mesalands president

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Charges of driving under the influence against Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry have been dismissed in Albuquerque’s Metro Court. Barry appeared in court on Friday, before Metro Court Judge Edward Benavidez, according to court records. The case was dismissed without prejudice for failure to provide discovery, court […]

Mesalands president suspended

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. […]

Fire damages Mesalands Community College building roof

Freedom New Mexico A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on the west side of the building. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said that the fire was reported at 8:53 a.m. Five fire units responded to the fire, which took two hours to extinguish. Mesalands’ Director of […]

Turbine parts recalled

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Two sections of the wind turbine tower already installed at Mesalands Community College will be dismantled and replaced because of a manufacturer’s recall, said Phillip Barry, president of the college. The General Electric recall only affects the base and mid-section, which were installed on Sunday, Barry said. The replacement […]

3-13-08 Education digest

By Gabriel Monte Mesalands offering wind technology class Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari will be offering Wind Energy Technology classes in the fall semester. The class will use a 400-foot, 1.5 megawatt wind turbine the college purchased from the General Electric Corp. for more than $2 million. Information: www.mesalands.edu/wind Student test fee funds available New […]

College funding bond passes

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Higher education officials in eastern New Mexico expressed gratitude Tuesday for voters in the General Election who approved millions of dollars for higher education in the region. With 70 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed 55 percent of New Mexico voters gave their approval of General Obligation […]

Dinosaurs rule at Tucumcari museum

Compiled by William Thompson Advertisement The world’s largest collection of bronze dinosaur skeletons awaits visitors to Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari. Plenty of original fossils are on hand for natural history lovers, and children will delight knowing they can touch most of the exhibits and play in the children’s activity area. A paleontology […]

Livestock judging courses offered at Tucumcari college

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — While many college students may trudge to class with visions of algebraic equations in their heads, those who attend Mesalands Community College have the opportunity to think of bull. And cattle. And sheep and swine. Livestock judging will soon be offered as a discipline at the two-year college, […]