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Developers Say the Empty Rail Yard Is a Perfect Place to Build Wind Towers

The U.S.-based manufacturer has plants in the United States and Canada and is looking to open a third somewhere in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas or New Mexico. Renaissance president Ed Casebier estimates the plant could create up to 300 manufacturing jobs. Casebier and AED president Gary Tonjes hope incentives such as job training funds, tax credits and industrial revenue bonds, which are available to manufacturers, will swing the deal in Albuquerque’s favor. Demand for the towers has dramatically grown as utilities worldwide seek pollution-free ways to produce electricity to meet consumer needs.

New Mexico is among the top six wind energy producing states in the nation with four major wind ranches capable of producing a total of 407 megawatts of electricity. A fifth wind ranch, currently under construction, will bring that up to 497 megawatts.

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Events

New Lego exhibit at the Wheels Museum. View The New Mexico Lego Users Group has
partnered with WHEELS to have a beautiful Lego Train layout for children of all ages to enjoy. The exhibit will vary from season to season and we invite you to come see this new Lego train exhibit.

Do you have a few hours each month to help the Wheels Museum? Volunteers are needed so the Museum can be open more; run the model railroad trains, also help needed with events, marketing, fund raising. Call Leba Freed at (505) 243-6269.

Febuary 16, 11 am. Bob Bovee Long Steel Rails concert. This program for all ages presents songs and stories about the famous trains, rail workers, hobos, train wrecks and train robbers. Call or email Leba Freed for reservations at (505) 243-6269 or leba4@aol.com.

March 17, Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at WHEELS. Movie, tours, train ride and food celebration.

April 1, 1 pm. Doug Figgs and Badger. Back by popular demand. By reservations only (505) 243- 6269. Doug’s show was sold out last year, so call early! Donation: $10.00.

April 8, 11 am. “Historic Albuquerque” Ronn Perea will present old Albuquerque anecdotes including delightful stories about our beloved Alvarado Hotel and the politicians, actors and entertainers who stayed there. This is a free event but, of course, donations are always appreciated.

April 22, Wheels Museum Day trip to Rancho De Chimayo Restaurante, El Santuario de Chimayo and the Santa Fe Plaza. Call Leba or Janet at (505) 243-6269 for more information. The museum is a 501C3 non-profit community organization whose mission is to create a transportation museum at the downtown Albuquerque Steam Locomotive Repair Shops.

May 19-May 23, Train trip to the Grand Canyon. Only a few spaces left.Scheduled through Amtrak Vacations, call Leba or Janet at (505) 243-6269 for reservations and more information.