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 […]

Mesalands gears up to plan for arrival of wind turbine

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College is fine tuning its scheduling for the installation of its 1.5 megawatt wind turbine from General Electric, said college president, Phillip O. Barry. “The college is at a crucial crossroads with the manufacturing, delivery and set up of the wind turbine,” Barry said at the college’s […]

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 […]

Mesalands seeking funds for wind institute

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the services of a new lobbying firm for the 2008 legislative session on Tuesday at its monthly meeting. Mesalands president Phillip O. Barry asked the board to approve Butch Maki and Associates as the college’s lobbyist. Barry said the firm was being […]

Mesalands to buy GE turbine

A contract for a $2.2 million wind turbine from General Electric was approved Tuesday by the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees. The wind turbine will be the centerpiece of the college’s North American Wind Research & Training Center (NAWRTC). It will cost an additional $628,000 to install the turbine, said Jim Morgan, the college’s […]

Mesalands ready to buy turbine

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By Thomas Garcia Mesalands Community College will be moving one step closer towards the opening of The North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) today. “Our attorneys will review the bids (today) and tell us which one we should move forward with,” said Phillip O. Barry during an update of the institute’s progress at […]

Wind gusts take minor toll on city

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By QCS Staff Rowdy and fiesty wind gusts fueled a brush fire off of Airport Road and toppled over several power poles over the weekend, Tucumari police officials said. Not long after officials checked a downed power pole in the vicinity of Cemetery Road, another was felled in the alley behind 2616 South Fouth Street […]

Mesalands to buy wind turbine, staff center

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More steps were put in place for the start-up of the North American Wind Research Training Center (NAWRTC) on Tuesday by the MesaLands Community College Board of Trustees. The board agreed to recruit and fill the the positions of Director of the NAWRTC and a wind energy technician/instructor. Also, […]

Tornadoes can affect victims long after, counselors say

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Free counseling is being offered to the residents of Logan after the March 23 tornado. “The crisis might have passed but it is far from over for those who were affected by it.,” said Tucumcari Mental Health Resource Director Heidi Fenton. “After a crisis people are so busy putting […]