Local officials hope for, expect extension of water fees

Thomas Garcia Continuing reservation fees for Ute Lake water rights is an issue which affects the 12 entities in the Ute Reservoir Water Commission, said Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Project Manager Scott Verhines.

Press release: Area communities eligible for public projects loan funds

Freedom New Mexico State Representative Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) today commended the New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee for unanimously endorsing legislation which would authorize local government entities to apply for loans from the state’s Public Project Revolving Fund. “Given the state’s staggering budget shortfall,” said Roch, “local communities are relying less on capital outlay and […]

Tucumcari out of water project

By Tony Parra Tucumcari is out of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority’s pipeline project. Instead, city officials have opted to contract with Ute Lake Ranch, a housing development on the south side of the lake. “The City Commission (is) going to lease 3,750 acre feet of water to Ute Lake Ranch,” Tucumcari City […]

Water authority to meet Wednesday

Freedom newspapers The passage of the tax increase gives Tucumcari officials some bragging rights as the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets at 2 p.m. today at The Roosevelt restaurant in Portales for its monthly meeting. The meeting will be the first with all 12 entities implemented as one authority. Tucumcari City Manager said […]