Xcel to build back up power station north of Tucumcari.

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Thomas Garcia Thomas Garcia

Ruling puts end to states’ reach for power

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a sensible ruling concerning the regulation of pollution and the supposed threat of global warming. The ruling directly affects eight states that sued four electric power companies, the main one being American Electric Power Co. of Ohio, for causing global warming. The court’s summary of Monday’s [...]

Power restored in Tucumcari after wildfire damage

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Electrical power was restored in Tucumcari on Sunday after an almost six-hour outage apparently caused by a wildfire near Forest that took out a major power line. The city lost power just before 9 a.m. and began experiencing restoration shortly after 2:30 p.m. Xcel Energy Media Relations Director Wes Reeves said construction crews are still [...]

God’s power alters lives, souls

Leonard Lauriault

Entrepeneur sees solar potential in Tucumcari

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QCSun Staff At their Nov. 11 meeting, city commissioners unanimously agreed to back an engineer’s effort to secure a loan for a prototype solar energy conversion system to help power the Tucumcari Wastewater Treatment Facility. Robert Hockaday, engineer and president of Energy Related Devices, is seeking a $550,000 bank loan to fund the project. The [...]

Storms cause power outages

Freedom New Mexico Monday’s storms caused various outages throughout Eastern New Mexico. Wes Reeves, a spokesman for Xcel Energy, said 4,000 Tucumcari customers lost power at 5:42 p.m., but nearly all of them had power back in 40 minutes. Reeves expected service for the final 100 customers to be restored in a matter of hours. [...]

God source of power

“For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.” — 2 Samuel 22:32-33 Where were you when the power went out in Tucumcari? Were you like me thinking it would be back on in a matter of [...]

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 [...]

Lopez awarded scholarship

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Thomas Garcia A local high school student was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from a Texas-based wind energy company. Kaitlin Rae Lopez, a senior at Tucumcari High School, was awarded one of the 2009 Cielo Wind Power Earth Stewardship Scholarship, by Cielo Wind Power, LP of Austin. “The stewardship scholarship is a great way for Cielo [...]

12-31-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 10:17 a.m., a male reported to the Logan Police Department that someone had stolen a lighted reindeer from his yard at a trailer park in Logan.l [...]