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 […]

New turbines on the way

TV Hagenah In the space of three months, wind turbines will be sprouting up along the edge of the caprock. In fact, the initial work has already begun regarding the building of the 80 new turbines to be administered by Cielo Wind Power. According to John Pelczar, of Austin, who will be in charge of […]

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. […]

Writing campaign started to save “Wind Ranch”

TV Hagenah A group of prominent area residents have banned together to take on Washington and that confrontation has come in the form of a letter writing campaign about the Caprock Wind Ranch located near San Jon. Tucumcari attorney Warren Frost said Quay County is in danger of losing the Cielo wind power development because […]

2003 top ten news stories

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QCS Staff A handful of stories each year get much of the community stirring. The Quay County Sun staff believes these are 10 such stories. No. 1 WIND FARM OPENS, ANOTHER ON THE WAY Quay County became a national leader in the race for alternative energy in 2003. The world’s third-largest wind farm opened at […]

Conservation counts at TES

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By Angela Peacock New Mexico’s infamous wind was able to serve a purpose other than being just an annoyance. About 300 Tucumcari elementary children fought to keep dirt from their eyes as they gathered at the Kiva Learning Center in the heart of the Outdoor Classroom for a lesson from district conservationist Richard Bull. Bull […]

House prepares for first playoff game

QCS Reports The Cowboys will make their first playoff appearance in school history Saturday and it’s no reason to be nervous. “I think this is the most relaxed I have ever seen the kids this year,” head coach Justin Foust said. “The pressure is all on Melrose.” House will travel to meet second ranked Melrose […]

Wind-generated power available for purchase

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By Angela Peacock During a wind ranch dedication ceremony Wednesday at the Tiban Mesa near house Public Service Company of New Mexico officially announced its ability to power 94,000 homes using wind-generated electricity. “I can honestly say there are few things in life that are truly gorgeous but this is one of them,” said PNM […]

Quay County to house second wind farm

By Angela Peacock Taking advantage of New Mexico’s most abundant natural resource — the wind — Caprock Wind, LP, announced its plans Tuesday to install up to 80 wind-driven turbine generators near Tucumcari. The wind-power project, which is located on the caprock south an west San Jon about 20 miles southeast of Tucumcari, is the […]