Meslands growing in all directions

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College is getting bigger, thanks to two recent developments that mean expansion, innovation and economic growth for the community, according to college Public Relations Director John Yearout. First up is a massive grant — $63,000 — that was awarded to Mesalands for its North American Wind Research and Training […]

Quay County winter is just around Tucumcari Mountain

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The worst Quay County winter Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he recalls was a blustery blizzard about eight years ago that knocked out power in some areas for more than a week. “There was a lot of snow on the highline wires and it kept weighing them down,” Watson […]

Wind center proposed

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff A new program is blowing in the wind for Mesalands Community College and it has already gathered support throughout the state. The North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) initiative would gear the next generation toward efficient energy production by making electricity through wind power, said Mesalands President Phillip […]

Major wind center may come to Mesalands

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun There has been a whirlwind of activity at Mesalands Community College recently. The stir is about a proposed project called the Mesalands Wind Center. The plans for the wind center are to create a hands-on learning facility to train students and workers from Quay County and around the country […]

Senator visits area

TV Hagenah New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Monday came to Quay County and kept busy going from one spot to another mostly in Tucumcari but also headed just south of San Jon to check out the progress of the county’s newest wind farm. The trip to the Quay County, site of the new wind […]

Candidate – Jeffrey Lewalling

TV Hagenah Jeffrey L. Lewalling 1. What is it that makes Quay County special to you 1. Quay County has been my family’s home since 1892. I am a fifth generation Quay Countian. Quay County is my home. 2. What do you see as the future of Quay County? 2. Further development of wind farms […]

Xcel employees rodeo

TV Hagenah Two Tucumcari natives traveled to Lubbock last week and took part in a rodeo, but it was unlike most rodeos. There were no horses to be ridden, no steers to be roped and no bulls to be survived. The reason for the lack of animals was that the two competing, Joe Barnett and […]

Madrid running for commission seat

Grace Madrid 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? Quay County’s uniqueness comes from the people who reside here. The people are warm and friendly with a deep faith in their fellow man. My experience is that they are generous to a fault. We possess a quality of life that I […]

More windmills come to county

TV Hagenah It was announced late Wednesday that the United States Senate approved a comprehensive national energy policy bill that includes a provision to extend a tax credit for wind energy production. That lack of tax credit has held up construction of a proposed “wind farm” just south of San Jon for nearly a year. […]

Logan, Tucumcari get big projects from pipeline deal

Jack King FREEDOM COMMUNICATIONS MELROSE — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority voted Wednesday to add three more construction efforts to the Ute Water Project, raising the cost of the project by $10 million. The additions bring the total construction cost of the project to $263 million, said ENMRWA Project Manager Scott […]