Summer ends at area lakes

William Thompson On Labor Day afternoon, many visitors to Ute Lake and Conchas Lake were pulling boats and jet skis out of the water, perhaps for the last time this year. Tara Carter, administrator for Ute Lake State Park, said visitation will decline sharply as cooler weather approaches. “We expect park visitation to slow down […]

Conchas gets new acting super

William Thompson Paul Fishell, the Park Manager of Conchas Lake State park for the past three years, became the acting superintendent of the park on Thursday, July 8. Byron Wilson, the former superintendent, left to become the superintendent of the recently opened Eagle Nest State Park. Fishell said he is glad to be acting superintendent […]

Conchas Lake water level rises

William Thompson Due to rains within the last ten days, the water level of Conchas Lake has risen about one foot, according to Paul Fishell, Conchas Lake Park Manager. “The higher water level is noticeable to regular visitors to the park, but infrequent visitors probably would not be able to tell, just by looking, that […]