Residents express concerns over wind turbines

Jared Tucker Talk early, talk often. That was the message during Tuesday’s public meeting in Melrose to discuss the findings and recommendations of a joint land use study. The $140,000 federally funded study is geared at preventing incompatible land uses between entities, such as Curry County and Cannon Air Force Base, according to Rudy Bauer, […]

Commission discusses proposed wind turbine ordinance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Planning and Zoning Commission discussed Wednesday a proposed ordinance regulating the installation of wind turbines in the city. Commission Chairman Tom Martin said the need for an ordinance addressing wind turbines surfaced because the city Building Safety Department has received numerous inquiries from residents who want to install […]

House wind farm helps to power Super Bowl

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Freedom New Mexico: Chelle Delaney When the wind turbines went up three years ago, rancher Carl Parmer said he would never have imagined that they would be associated with the Super Bowl. Parmer stands with his wife, Tina, and daughter, Summer. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Among all the excitement and hype of Sunday’s […]

Ag Sense: Center tracks wind energy potential

By Rex Kiksey Wind is a proven, cost-effective and environmentally friendly source of power. The most important factor to consider in the development of a wind energy facility is the site’s wind resource. Regional wind maps, which provide guidelines to an area’s general suitability, indicate that large portions of eastern New Mexico are favorable for […]

Wind farm powering region with electricity

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Some aspects of operating the 120-megawatt wind farm can be as easy as doing it from a personal computer at home, that is if you are authorized and have a password from Edison Mission Group. Members of the Edison Mission Group held an open house at the San Juan Mesa […]

Wind farm near Elida close to completion

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The wind farm near Elida is nearing completion and will be generating power to homes in New Mexico, West Texas and Oklahoma by the beginning of 2006. Dave Hayward, field engineer of the wind-farm project, said 98 of the 120 wind turbines are in place and the completion date for […]