Dinosaur museum offering free admission

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum will be celebrating National Fossil Day with free admission to visitors under the age of 12, accompanied by an adult on Friday and Saturday. National Fossil Day is an event sponsored by the National Parks Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well […]

Dinosaur museum director selected

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that Gretchen Gurtler is the new director of the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum after the recent retirement of Craig Currell. Gurtler was selected because of her academic background and previous field experience in paleontological investigation. “Gretchen is highly dedicated and brings impeccable credentials […]

Mesalands plans summer dinosaur classes

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College will offer three field classes in paleontology June 6-10, June 20-24 and July 25-29. Officially listed by the college as geology 120, paleontology field discovery (4 credit hours), the class provides a week-long experience of excavating fossils and processing them in the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum. Students will search for and […]

Dorothy Randals always helped

Lynn Moncus Few people have done more to help preserve our area history than has Mrs. Dorothy Randals, who served on the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute Board for 37 years. During those years she helped with the collection, preservation, and presentation of items representing our county. Always willing to participate in the work days, Dorothy […]

Dinosaur museum unveils new exhibit

Kimberly Hanna

MainStreet depot project on track

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QCSun staff Tucumcari MainStreet program director Mark Lake said his organization’s Tucumcari Train Depot revitalization project is on schedule and should be on track to use all of its $1.4 million in state funding by June 2011. MainStreet is currently awaiting bids from contractors to restore the building’s 47 windows and 17 doors to their […]

Tucumcari, Santa Rosa compete for museum

Russell Anglin Johnnie Meier has an important decision to make. Meier, former president of the New Mexico Route 66 Association and current owner of the Classical Gas Museum in Embudo, has officials from Tucumcari and Santa Rosa competing to host his collection of Route 66 memorabilia. Meier said he wants to establish the first New […]

Community calendar — Nov. 3

Wednesday Museum Advisory Board at 3 p.m., Museum. Friday Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Monday Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC. Nov. 11 City Commission Work Session at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Nov. 19 Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library. Nov. […]

Press release: Dinosaur museum letting in kids free

Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum will be celebrating National Fossil Day by giving free admission to visitors under the age of 12 Oct. 12-16, 2010. Young visitors must be accompanied by an adult and they will receive a free grab bag of invertebrate fossils and toys. Axel Hungerbuehler, museum curator, said fossils recently received from […]

Officials to relocate playground equipment

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Thomas Garcia State and city officials agreed on a plan to restore and relocate the playground equipment from the Five Mile Park to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “It is good to see proactive involvement from a community to save a historical location such as Five Mile Park,” said Pilar M. Cannizzaro, architectural project reviewer for […]