Arch Hurley seeking to protect watershed

Chelle Delaney A one-year, four-month protest against the drilling of water wells in Largo Canyon has paid off for the Arch Hurley Conservancy District. A rancher who wanted to drill the wells has withdrawn his request to the state for the wells, said Franklin McCasland, Arch Hurley manager, at Tuesday’s district board meeting. Arch Hurley […]

Arch Hurley to protest drilling in Largo Canyon

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Representatives of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District will meet with the Office of the State Engineer to protest the drilling of 10 wells by Robert Ritter Rimrock Rose LLC in the Largo Canyon in San Miguel County. Arch Hurley manager Franklin McCasland and the district’s legal counsel will attend […]

12/24 Editorial

The continuing debate over limited oil drilling in the enormous and remote Arctic National Wildlife Refuge spotlights the degree to which the Democratic Party and environmental groups have become obstructionists when it comes to oil and gas development. Democrats and two liberal Republicans in the Senate succeeded Wednesday in stopping a provision that would have […]

New rules proposed for NM well drilling

William Thompson The Office of the State Engineer has made available on its web site eight pages of proposed well drilling rules. The proposed rules pertain to licensing of well drillers and specifications for wells throughout New Mexico. In a press release the state engineer’s office said a public hearing on the proposed rules will […]