Year in review

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Progress met with protest Hundreds attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System in August at Ute Lake. The first phase is an intake structure, or pumping station, that would move the water from the reservoir to authority members that have reserved it — Clovis, Portales, Texico, […]

New Ute water project program manager in place

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Kevin Wilson The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on Tuesday cut its ties with longtime Program Manager Scott Verhines, clearing the way for him to fill the office of state engineer. He was replaced with Paul van Gulick, an engineer who worked with Verhines when he first started working on the Eastern New Mexico […]

Supreme court chips away at freedoms

Freedom New Mexico The next time police knock at your door, be careful what you do next. Any sound you make inside could grant police the authority to search your home without a warrant.

Pipeline project pondered

Thomas Garcia Concerns over the size of an intake structure at Ute Lake for an eastern New Mexico pipeline project dominated discussion Thursday at an Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting in Logan. Members of the ENMWUA met there to discuss details of the $500 million pipeline project that will pump water from the […]

Nobel winning author breaks mold for once

Freedom New Mexico The Nobel Prize for Literature has of late been awarded all too often to obscure novelists whose purported resistance to authority and mere fashion consisted of embracing a safe and fashionable brand of academically approved leftism combined with a modest talent. In the process, what Washington Post literary critic Marie Arana called […]

Commanding animals natural

Karl Terry My authority makes my wife jealous. To clarify, I have little or no authority over her but the fact that our dogs actually listen to me and occasionally do what I say makes her mad. They don’t usually listen to her and rarely do what she asks. The best example is making the […]

Portales officials wary of Ute Water Authority

Jared Tucker Two Portales city councilors are concerned about how much power the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will have, and why there’s only one elected official representing the city. The authority meets 10 a.m. Thursday in Texico. Tuesday, Councilor Mike Miller said he thinks the utility will take important decisions about water issues […]

Calendar — May 26

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Friday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Saturday Wheatland School Reunion at 8 a.m., Grady Senior Citizens Building. Bring a covered dish for lunch.

Governor signs water authority bill

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson cleared the way for the next step in the Ute Water Project, signing new legislation Saturday in Clovis. House Bill 15, signed into law in a ceremony at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, changes the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority into a utility authority. The authority […]

Quay County gaming officials still hopeful for racino license

Thomas Garcia Even though the state awarded Raton the last gaming license on Tuesday, the Quay County Gaming Authority remains vigilant and hopeful Tucumcari’s bid for a “racino”