Quay fire spans 600-acre perimeter

Russell Anglin A Wednesday afternoon grass fire eight miles south of Tucumcari at Quay Road 55 spanned a 600-acre perimeter, Tucumcari firefighter Scott Jaynes said.“The whole area was about 600 acres. Of course, not everything inside that area was burned, that was the outside perameter. Luckily it was an area where there weren’t any houses,” […]

Who will get the water in Ute Lake?

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Ute Water Project has been approved. But there are plenty of details left to pour over. The dry facts:The Ute Water Project would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to the eight member entities of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. Those members are Clovis, Portales, […]

County signs off on constroversial subdivision

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Commissioners reluctantly signed off Friday on a controversial subdivision on orders from a Curry County judge. The 6,000-acre Pinon Point subdivision near the community of Quay was approved by the Quay County Commission. “The commission does not agree that the decision imposed on them is in the best interest of […]

Lopez wins Arch Hurley election

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Pablo Lopez won the Precinct 1 post in the Arch Hurley Conservancy District election on Tuesday. Lopez defeated incumbent David Foote 3,006 to 2,338 votes, according to the count announced at the conservancy’s board meeting on Wednesday. “Pablo has been on the board before, has been a longtime rancher, […]

Land for feed lot gets nod from city

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun After some requests for refinements, the City Commission approved on Thursday a document that will transfer city property to the city’s economic agency which will in turn give the property to two developers of a planned feed lot. Tucumcari Feed Yard, LLC, whose principal owners are Tony Gabel of […]

Wheat harvest looks promising

By Rex Kirksey: Guest Columnist As the wheat harvest approaches, we are all hoping the threat of hail holds off for at least a few more weeks. But, even before this year’s wheat crop is out of the field, planting plans for next fall should be well under way. Proper variety selection is one management […]

County pulls out of pipeline project

QCS Staff Quay County has officially withdrawn its commitment to the Ute Lake pipeline project. Quay County Manager Terry Turner told county commissioners at a recent meeting that the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has been notified of the county’s departure from the project. Earlier this month Turner said that because the county decided […]

County may opt out of Ute Water Project

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The Ute Water pipeline project is in danger of losing another partner. Quay County Manager Terry Turner on Wednesday said the county more than likely will opt out of the project. Turner said county commissioners have been discussing the exit of the project. “Quay County has seen a decline in […]

Mayors criticize local city manager

TV Hagenah LOGAN – Clovis Mayor David Lansford and Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega took time from the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority where they are chairpersons to criticize Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose for sending a letter to the Interstate Streams Commission proposing changes to a contract between the Ute water Commission and ISC. […]

Water key to city’s future

Jack King Some communities in the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, most notably Tucumcar and Clovis, are gambling on growth to pay for their share of the Ute Water Pipeline, according to a study by a consultant to the project. The consultant, Jason Bass, an economist with Dornbusch Associates of Tucson, Ariz., said last […]