GE, Mesalands ink deal for wind turbine

Special to the Quay County Sun SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson approved $2 million in appropriations to help finance a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine to be installed at Mesalands Community College for the North American Wind Research and Training Center, according to a press release. The turbine is expected to provide clean electricity generation […]

Mesalands continues steps toward wind center

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An interconnection application between Xcel Energy and Mesalands Community College for its wind center was reviewed at the Mesalands board of trustees meeting Tuesday night. “This application is another step forward in the development of the North American Wind Research & Training Center here at Mesalands,” said Mesalands president […]

Lumpkin selected for District 4 commissioner

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In less than five minutes Robert Lumpkin was chosen to represent District 4, fulfilling the vacancy of Mayor Mary Mayfield who resigned last month. “Several people asked me to submit a letter,” Lumpkin said. “And I think if you are asked, you are compelled to serve. “I don’t have […]

Is mercury light or silver?

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Let there be (white) light. Wal-Mart made headlines with its sale of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have backed up Wal-Mart. At the Web site – www.energystar.gov/ – you’ll find that those two government agencies, the EPA and DOE, […]

Udall hears city concerns

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun From animal identification programs to the condition of the U.S. Postal Service’s general mail center in Albuquerque to wind farms for energy, residents of Quay County voiced their concerns on the domestic front to U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. The Santa Fe Democrat, who represents the third congressional district, […]

Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address

Governor Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address (As prepared for delivery on Jan. 16, 2007) Lt. Governor Denish, Senate Pro-tem Ben Altamirano, and Speaker Ben Lujan; Native American and spiritual leaders; Chief Justices and members of the Judiciary; Democratic and Republican leaders, members of our state House of Representatives and Senate; former Governors, […]

College gets $2 million for wind program

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) was awarded to the North American Wind Research and Training Center being proposed by Mesalands Community College. “We’re very excited” about the announcement that was made on Monday, said Phillip Barry, president of MCC. The grant funds are […]

Texas group buys ethanol plant

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Dallas-based partnership, SOZO Energy, LP, and the Tucumcari Greater Economic Development Corp. (TGED) inked a deal on Aug. 25 for SOZO to purchase the ethanol plant on Rock Island Road, said a SOZO company official on Thursday. “SOZO will produce up to 10 million gallons of ethanol per […]

Senator Bingaman tours Tucumcari

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Although U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman was in Tucumcari less than 24 hours on Wednesday and Thursday, he managed to visit Mesalands Community College, the Ute Lake Ranch, make other stops and visit the Quay County Fair. At the fairgrounds, Bingaman stayed for several hours to tour the exhibits and […]

Senator Bingaman in Tucumcari today

Bingaman to discuss renewable energy prospects U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) will be in Tucumcari today to meet with local officials. Bingaman visits Tucumcari at 2:30 p.m. today to participate in a wind energy roundtable discussion with community and business leaders at the Mesalands Community College. He will talk about ways Quay County can capitalize […]