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Troy J. Carpenter Profession: Instructor of wind energy technology at Mesalands Community College Born: Oct. 4, 1982 Hometown: Elmira, N.Y. Family: Just me. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Thunderstorms, followed by a clear night sky for good astronomical observation. Tell us about your pet: I once had a cat named Magenta. She was […]

Ag day topics include renewable energy

QCS Staff Potential for renewable energy in agriculture and eastern New Mexico’s contributions to biofuel efforts will be among topics at the annual field day at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center near Clovis. The featured keynote speaker will be U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The field day is scheduled Aug. 18, according to […]

New wind energy courses offered

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College will soon offer two internet courses on renewable energy to dual enrollment high school students across the state. Tucumcari High students will have the opportunity to enroll in the Introduction to Renewable energy course this fall, said Donna Garcia, director of instructional services. Garcia said the […]

Power returns to Quay County

Xcel Energy officials still aren’t sure what caused it, but power has been restored to Tucumcari and other Quay County communities. The power was out nearly four hours in Tucumcari. Customers in Logan, San Jon and Bard were without power for about an hour. Power in Tucumcari went out about 9:30 a.m. Xcel spokesman Wes […]

Conference focuses on energy renewables

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Thomas Garcia Guest speakers and exhibits focusing on renewable energy filled the Tucumcari Convention Center Tuesday, all part of the RENEW 2009 conference. “This is a great event. New Mexico and Quay County have a lot of renewable energy potential,” said Jimmy Sandoval, Tucumcari City Commissioner. Explaining how to tap wind energy was Logan resident, […]

Mesalands wind energy center bidding open

QCS Staff The Mesalands Community College’s board of trustees on Tuesday voted to open the bidding for a $7 million North American Wind Research and Training Center building. Mesalands officials received approval from the board to start phase two of the project. This is the construction of a 26,385 square foot building designed by Kilmer […]

Elementary kid power turns on Energy Day

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Thomas Garcia It was not an ordinary day for the students at Tucumcari Elementary School. Students were outside Wednesday blowing bubbles while those inside were playing with socks and making pinwheels. It was all part of Energy Day and

Wind research advisory committe established

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Special to the QCS A North American Wind Research and Training Center Advisory Committee has been formed and includes representatives from a cross section of the energy industry, according to a press release from Mesalands Community College. Included in the corporations and organizations participating on the advisory committee are BP Alternative Energy, Shell Wind Energy, […]

Quay County Arts Council receives $6K donation

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Thomas Garcia The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities received a $6,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation,

College receives kudos from top state officials

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Chelle Delaney