Two of three sections erected for wind turbine at Mesalands

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Chelle Delaney Two main sections of the 1.5 Megawatt wind turbine tower were installed Sunday for the wind energy program at Mesalands Community College. “What I find most fascinating is just the shear size of all the components from the construction equipment up to the tower itself,” said Lane Bradley of Tucumcari, a member of […]

Community Notes: Nara Visa reunion, new regs for at home energy systems to connect to grids, federal loan granted to utility

Nara Visa honoring 8s at reunion on SundayThis year’s celebration will be the 53rd Nara Visa Reunion and Homecoming Sunday.The program will honor those who graduated in the 8s—1928, 1938, 1948 and through the current year. If you are a member of a class that graduated in the 8s, please come and represent your class, […]

Xcel seeking rate increase in Texas

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included […]

Excel Energy may implement brownouts

By Keely McDowell: Freedom Newspapers There is a “distinct possibility” eastern New Mexico and West Texas will have controlled power outages this summer if above-average temperatures continue, Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said. Reeves said if Xcel is unable to meet demands this summer, the company could shut down power to randomly selected 50 megawatt […]

04-02-08: Calendar

Today – Thursday: 9 a.m. Renew New Mexico 2008 Renewable Energy Conference, Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd. For information call 461-4079.Today:

Renew Energy Conference kicks off next week in Tucumcari

By QCS Next week the Renew New Mexico conference will be hosted in Tucumcari. The conference on Wednesday and Thursday will offer some of the

Teamwork will save energy benefits

By Brian Moore, guest columnist Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

Clovis OKs plan for its wind farm

Gabriel Monte: Freeedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously this week to move toward creating a six megawatt wind farm on land near the city landfill. The commissioners’ decision would allow the city to request bids for the wind generators and find funding for the project estimated to cost $10 million. Commissioner Randal Crowder […]

Mesalands trustee asks for advocats

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun A Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees member expressed disappointment in the lackluster support from fellow institutions in the fight to reinstate funding for Hispanic students. “It gets me upset, nobody’s backing us up. It’s like we’re the Lone Ranger. We go to the Hill to help, but we […]

House turbines add power to green Super Bowl

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Among all the excitement and hype of Sunday�s Super Bowl XLII, the little community of House in Quay County has become a player. Its wind turbines are helping the National Football League produce its 15th “green” Super Bowl event in Phoenix. The NFL calls it the �greening of the […]