Construction of wind farm is halted

The construction of the El Cabo Wind Farm in southern Torrance County is likely to miss the December 2015 deadline to receive the wind energy tax credits after delays with transmission companies caused the project to come to a standstill, said Mark Stacy, director of Iberdrola Renewables.

Estancia reworks principal positions

Both Glenda Noblitt and Denise Smythe said they used to run themselves ragged with the demands of serving as elementary- and middle-school principals respectively, but this year they have divided the task and each serve a specific function within Estancia Elementary School.

Flower of cheer

Moriarty has its beans and Estancia like to shoot pumpkins out of cannons.

Deal provides $1M for airport improvements

The Moriarty City Council unanimously approved at its regular meeting last Wednesday an agreement with the state and Google that will provide nearly $1 million to the city to make infrastructure improvements at the city's airport.

Denny's jammed by study

Edgewood residents will have to wait a little longer for their 24-hour Denny's, Mark Magana said, due to additional requirements from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Magana's investment company bought the land from Wal-Mart at the intersection of N.M. 344 and Church and plans to lease it to QK Holdings for the franchise.

Delays in county manager fraud case

A status conference for the trial of Torrance County manager Joy Ansley and contractor Christopher Valdez has been postponed while the New Mexico Supreme Court reassigns the case to another judge. Kenneth Martinez was the fourth judge to hear the case after previous judges from the Seventh Judicial District Court were recused due to their prior acquaintance with Ansley. Martinez took an official leave of absence starting mid-June, but did not disclose the reason for taking leave or the duration.

Moriarty's Google agreement postponed

An agreement with the city of Moriarty, Google and the state Economic Development Department was put off at a special council meeting last Friday, but only to make sure the agreement says all the right things.