Arch Hurley board applies for federal funds

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Russell Anglin The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors passed two resolutions to apply for federal assistance which will help seal the district’s canal system Tuesday. The requests, one for $206,000 and another for $122,000, would require in-kind contributions from the board. District Manager Franklin McCasland said the board expects to hear an answer [...]

Questions about title transfer of Arch Hurley brings out large group

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With the water getting to be a bigger concern, about 70 ranchers and farmers met last night to hear the possibilities of transferring ownership of the Tucumari irrigation canal, which is operated by Arch Hurley Conservancy District, from the federal Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to the local conservancy district. [...]

High water at Conchas

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Fueled by monsoon rains, the water level at Conchas Lake is the highest its been in at least several years, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Higher water levels means more water will be available to irrigate farm and ranch operations south of the dam [...]

Grants approved by city

QCS Staff City commissioners approved a liquor license transfer and a grant agreement for city zoning ordinances during a short meeting Thursday night at Tucumcari City Hall. The Commission approved a transfer of liquor license No. 0352, from Jerry’s Liquor Store to DFS Properties. The transfer was made due to an ownership change in the [...]

In aftermath, many have questions

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun On the city block adjacent to First Street and Charles Avenue lies a fence enclosing an irrigation canal. Many in Tucumcari now think of it as the place where they came to hope and pray Agustin “Augie” Montiel would survive. In the place of those people are now flowers [...]

Child remembers as generous, humorous

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun When Maria Yvarra thinks of her boyfriend, she doesn’t think of Agustin Montiel, the 12-year-old who died late last week in an irrigation canal accident. She thinks of Augie, her boyfriend who joked when he said he was “too cool for school” and was serious when he said he [...]

Canal accident claims life

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Dive teams found the body of a 12-year-old boy Friday night after nearly 24 hours of searching in a Tucumcari irrigation canal. Residents of Tucumcari hoped and prayed for the best, but feared the worst with every passing hour that Agustin “Augie” Montiel, a fifth-grader at Tucumcari Elementary School, [...]

Man dies when vehicle falls in canal

By Dave Gragg An 18-year-old Tucumcari man died Wednesday afternoon when the truck he was riding in fell into an irrigation canal north of Tucumcari. Clinton Cox was in the passenger side of an older model International Scout driven by 18-year-old Brian Young of Logan, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Nathan Wallace. Young lost [...]

Bingaman submits bill for canal study

By Dave Gragg U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman submitted legislation on Friday that gives the Bureau of Reclamation $500,000 to study lining the Arch Hurley Canal and what effect that lining would have on irrigated and municipal water supplies. In August of 2002, the Arch Hurley Irrigation District announced plans to study lining the canal to [...]