Ute pipeline backers head to Washington

David Arkin and TV Hagenah Lawmakers in the nation’s capital on Wednesday got the ball rolling for a project that some believe could be the answer to Eastern New Mexico’s water needs. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., introduced the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Act of 2004 on Wednesday to Congress, which would allow […]

Barry named to Selective Service Board

Dr. Phillip O. Barry, President of Mesalands Community College, has been appointed to serve on the New Mexico Region 3 Selective Service Board which includes Quay and Union counties. The certificate of appointment was presented to Dr. Barry by the Selective Service Commander for the State of New Mexico, Detachment Commander Gabriel Romero. The Selective […]

Ute Lake Water project heads to Senate

Jack King Federal authorization legislation for the Ute Water Project will be submitted to the U.S. Senate in June, a spokeswoman for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Thursday. Officials have said authorization legislation is required before the project can be eligible for federal funds. Jude McCartin, Bingaman’s Washington press representative, said authorization legislation will not […]

Logan, Tucumcari get big projects from pipeline deal

Jack King FREEDOM COMMUNICATIONS MELROSE — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority voted Wednesday to add three more construction efforts to the Ute Water Project, raising the cost of the project by $10 million. The additions bring the total construction cost of the project to $263 million, said ENMRWA Project Manager Scott […]

Water authority discusses money

Mike Linn The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority met on Wednesday to once again discuss many pieces of the giant jigsaw puzzle that is the Ute water pipeline project. The meeting included the bonding of 12 entities when officials from each signed on to be part of the authority at the Roosevelt restaurant in […]