Xcel plant honored by coal trade group

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Every tour attendant donned hard hats and protective eyewear around the plant. The plant’s coal is next to its water retention ponds. Liliana Castillo Xcel Energy’s Tolk Station opened its doors to nearly 100 people for tours Tuesday after it was named the Plant of the Year by a national […]

Press Release: Xcel Energy’s Tolk Station recognized by coal trade group

AMARILLO – The Powder River Basin Coal Users Group (PRBCUG) recently named Xcel Energy’s Tolk Generating Station near Muleshoe, Texas as its Plant of the Year, citing its safe operation, high reliability and environmental stewardship. Tolk was one of four power plants considered for this year’s annual award. PRBCUG is a trade group that promotes […]

Monumental decision places coal off limits

By Freedom New Mexico Then-president Bill Clinton’s surprise creation of the 2-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in September 1996 may seem like ancient history to many Americans, if they recall it all. But the decision, made in secret, implemented by executive order and timed by Clinton to solidify the support of environmental groups in the […]

Subsidies don’t do energy market any service

By Freedom Newspapers The slogan for public consumption is “energy independence,” with a modest but not especially sincere bow to concern about climate change. But as congressional leaders prepare energy bills they hope to pass by mid-July, the coal industry is quietly lobbying for billions — yes, literally billions — of dollars in subsidies, price […]

Jan. 28, 1912

McCluskey Coal Yard claimed to have the “best and cheapest coal in town.” … Roy’s Cash Grocery was advertising 25-cent brooms for 10 cents. … Clovis was preparing to host a “scientific boxing bout” at the Lyceum Theatre. M.E. Hardy of Clovis was slated to referee the 15-round contest, which was to feature “a clever […]

Day Trip: Titanic exhibit sails into Lubbock

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Courtesy photoThe RMS Titanic sank in 1912 in the north Atlantic Ocean. Artifacts from the wreckage are on display through December at the Science Spectrum Museum in Lubbock. By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers The RMS Titanic has come ashore in Lubbock at the Science Spectrum Museum. The touring exhibit, which includes artifacts recovered from the […]

Only one miner survives

TALLMANSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In a stunning and heartbreaking reversal, family members were told early Wednesday that 12 of 13 trapped coal miners were dead — three hours after they began celebrating the news that they were alive. The sole survivor, Randal McCloy, was in critical condition with a collapsed lung and dehydration but no […]

Spin of Clinton’s environmental legacy misguided

Freedom Newspapers Former Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt is out and about, flogging a book that offers a nostalgic look back on an American Golden Age, when Bill Clinton, his old boss, was in the White House. Fiction fans will love it, no doubt. Among the episodes subjected to revisionist spin is Clinton’s use — […]

Energy costs killing southwest industries

Jim Constantopoulos: Guest Columnist It is becoming increasingly clear that if industries in the southwest are to survive, something must be done to hold down energy costs. Of all fuels, natural gas requires the most immediate attention, because wholesale gas prices have tripled in the past four years. The key reason is that 90 percent […]

Horton, Wendell

Services: Have been held. Wendell D. Horton Sr., 63, of Navajo Dam, died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Navajo Dam. He was born on May 10, 1941, in Clovis, to Willard K. Horton and Estelle Paddock. He married Sylvia Ellen Beasley on March 3, 1962, in Farmington. He worked in road construction until 1969, when […]