Just Super

A good jolt of electricity from a wind farm that zigzags across rangeland in De Baca and Quay counties will be used during Sunday’s Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., according to a story in Thursday’s Albuquerque Journal.

The NFL wanted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the Super Bowl by using renewable energy, the Journal story reported.

Pow Carter has seven turbines on his ranch 20 miles north of Fort Sumner. “I think it’s cool,” he told the Journal.

The New Mexico Wind Energy Center is the biggest wind energy producer in the state, capable of producing enough electricity to take care of 94,000 average homes, Toby Smith reported in his copyrighted story.

Brent Mitchell, 36, who has managed the wind farm since it opened in 2003, played tailback at Melrose in the late 1980s.

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Basketball scores from Thursday:
Boys
Texico 75, Capitan 38
Grady 60, Logan 51
Clovis Christian 72, Mosquero 32

Girls
Grady 53, Logan 45
Clovis Christian 30, Mosquero 27

College
Women
Texas Woman’s 71, ENMU 51

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Baseball greats Jackie Robinson (1919), Ernie Banks (1931) and Nolan Ryan (1947) were all born on Jan. 31.

Also on this date:

1930 – 3M began marketing Scotch Tape.

1936 – The Green Hornet radio show debuted.

1945 — U.S. Army private Eddie Slovik was executed for desertion.

1990 – The first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union opened in Moscow.

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Clovis/Curry County Chapters of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP) and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are sponsoring a forum for candidates in the March 4 municipal election.

It’s set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

Coordinators say all candidates running for City Commission and the mayor’s job have been invited to participate.

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We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties.

We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds.

If you’d like to share memories of that scary night:

Email us

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Which presidential candidate is most in line with your way of thinking?

Here’s a Web site that might help you decide.

Glassbooth.org

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Can’t get enough news about New Mexico politics?

Check out Gov. Bill Richardson’s Web log for “behind the scenes information on current events, news conferences, the 2008 Legislature and much more,” according to a press release from Richardson’s office.

Governor’s blog