Roundtable set for Thursday
The 13th ACI dutch treat luncheon will be at 11:45 to 1 p.m. at the . Pow Wow Restaurant. Participants will meet new ACI president, Beverlee McClure.
McClure will carry legislative priorities to New Mexico Legislators during the next legislative session.
Seating is limited to 40 seats, so call 461-1694.
Rural water project will have environmental scoping meetings Sept. 18
The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) will hold public scoping meetings to discuss the proposed action for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Supply System Environmental Assessment (EA), according to a press release.
The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority is seeking BOR funding for a proposed project called the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (Project).
As proposed, the project would treat and pipe 16,450 acre-feet of water per year from Ute Reservoir to the eastern New Mexico municipalities of Clovis, Elida, Grady, Melrose, Portales, and Texico, plus Curry and Roosevelt counties and Cannon Air Force Base.
It’s estimated that the 16,450 acre-feet of water is about 5.3 billion gallons of water. Based on current average usage, 5.3 billon gallons of water will serve about 73,000 people. An individual household uses about 170,000 gallons per year. Or one acre foot will serve about two households for a year.
Tucumcari and Quay County chose not to participate in the project.
The EA will analyze the effects of various alternatives of providing a sustainable source of water for residential, industrial, and commercial use in rural eastern New Mexico. The BOR is the lead federal agency for NEPA compliance for the proposed federal action. Funding for the EA will come from the State of New Mexico through a grant provided to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority.
The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Logan Public School, Logan.
Other meetings will be at:
l 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept, 19 at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Clovis.
l 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Portales Public Library, Portales.
Udall staffer to be in Grady Wednesday
A staff member for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) will be in Grady from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Grady Senior Center in Grady.
Areas of constituent assistance include:
l Problems with veterans’ benefits, eligibility determinations, VA home loans, and replacements of medals earned.
l Social Security benefits and eligibility or missing checks
l Problems arising with housing vouchers, federal loan programs and HUD.
l Naturalization applications, immigrant petitions for relatives and adjustment of status applications that are delayed or lost.
l Passports for an emergency, lost passports and overseas travel restrictions.