Transmission lines, regulation discussed at luncheon

Russell Anglin Class 4 Winds and Renewables advocacy group hosted a networking luncheon at the Tucumcari Convention Center March 31. Class 4 Winds is an organization that promotes wind development, primarily in West Texas as well as in eastern New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas. The group’s founding members include Xcel Energy, West Texas A&M […]

Press release: Mesalands signs memorandum with New Mexico Tech

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) signed a new memorandum of understanding to lay the groundwork for New Mexico Tech faculty and students to participate in wind energy research at the new North American Wind Research and Training Center.New Mexico Tech President Daniel H. […]

Press release: Mesalands signs memoranda with universities

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College recently partnered with the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the mechanical engineering and material science department at Washington University in St. Louis. Both universities signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with Mesalands. These documents allow the universities to use the commercial-sized turbine […]

Mesalands dedicates new wind center

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Russell Anglin Mesalands Community College dedicated its new North American Wind Research and Training Center with a closed ceremony Thursday morning. The ceremony included speeches from Mesalands president Phillip Barry, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M, Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher, Republican State Rep. Dennis Roch, Republican State Sen. Clint Harden, Bridget McKenney of Sandia National Laboratories, […]

Mesalands dedicating new wind research center

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Russell Anglin Mesalands community College will dedicate its new wind research and training center at a closed ceremony Thursday at 11 a.m. The 26,000 square foot North American Wind Research and Training Center began construction in early 2009 after the college received a $7 million bond to build the center in November 2008. The college […]

High wind warning

The National Weather Service in albuquerque has issued a high wind warning in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. West to southwest winds of 35 to 45 m.p.h. with gusts up to 60 or 65 m.p.h. are expected. The strongest winds are expected across Guadalupe, DeBaca and Chaves counties. Blowing dust is possible, […]

Bid awarded for college wind center

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By Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun A unanimous vote by Mesalands Community College trustees on Tuesday starts the process on the construction of the North American Wind Research and Training Center. In a special meeting, Dean of Administrative Services David Gallatin presented a motion to the trustees to award the bid for the center to […]

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Meet your neighbor John E. Hail Jr. Your profession: Director/instructor of Wind Energy Technology at Mesalands Community College. Birthday: Nov. 19 ,1965 Hometown: Joaquin, Texas Your family: Spouse Wendy, 41; Children Jack, 24, Jessica, 23, Rachelle, 22, Johnny, 21, Tamara, 21, Kimber, 18 and Dustin, 18. What’s your idea of a perfect day? My perfect […]

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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 […]

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 […]