Ceremony brings back memories for surviving Conchas Dam builder

By Thomas Garcia: QCS Staff Writer Even with the applause of 50 people and presentation of gifts Friday was just another day for Earl Flint. “A great deal of people have come out to celebrate this project,” Flint said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a celebration for the 75th Anniversary of Conchas Dam […]

Last of Conchas Dam builders to be honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Earl Flint was a boy, his toys all had wheels. “I was all about machines and how they would change the world,” he said. And they did change his world 75 years ago when he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build Conchas […]

Press release: Public meeting to be held on Conchas Lake management plan

Freedom New Mexico CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – New Mexico State Parks invites the public to review and comment on the draft park management plan for Conchas Lake State Park. The plan includes a history of the park, a review of existing park resources and facilities, and proposed management and facility improvements for the next five […]

Conchas Dam project receives funding

QCS Staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, D-N.M., report the Senate has approved legislation funding New Mexico’s two national laboratories and a variety of key water-related projects. The Senate’s version of the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill cleared the Senate on Wednesday night, according to a news release from both […]

Conchas Dam celebration set for Friday

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By QCS Staff On Friday a celebration will be hosted at Conchas Lake Dam by the Corps of Engineers and New Mexico State Parks to mark the 75th anniversary of the New Deal programs and the 75 anniversary of New Mexico’s parks, said a Corps of Engineers spokeswoman. “This event is for the public’s benefit, […]

Donald Ray Cain

Services Pending Donald Ray Cain, 66, of Conchas Dam, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Arrangements will be announced by Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis.

Plans abound for Conchas Dam

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff New camping and other recreation facilities are on the drawing board for the southside area of the Conchas Dam, said Gary Cordova, operations manager of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conchas Dam Project. “We are redeveloping the south recreation area. It was originally done in 1952, and the last update […]

Walter R. Rucker

Walter R. Rucker Memorial services for Walter R. Rucker, who died July 11, 2006 will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Conchas Dam, near the lodge at Conchas Dam. Following his death, Mr. Rucker was cremated. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

O.B. Coffey

O.B. Coffey Services: Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday at the First Baptist Church in Melrose. O.B. Coffey, 68, of Logan died Sept. 15, 2006. He was the youngest of 12 children born to […]

Ute Lake releases water to Texas; First time in six years

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun For the first time in more than six years, water was released at 7 p.m. on Sunday from Ute Lake into the Canadian River, said Kent Terry, Ute Lake Dam manager and tender for the state’s Interstate Stream Commission. Due to recent rains, Ute Lake reached an elevation of […]