Ute Lake gets busier in 2004

David Arkin Things have been jumping for fishermen, bait stores and park officials this summer at the Ute Lake State Park in Logan. And this weekend is expected to be no different. With the July 4 weekend approaching, officials at the park say they are getting ready for large crowds, something they’ve been accustomed to […]

Albuquerque man injured at Ute Lake

TV Hagenah LOGAN – A boating accident at Ute Lake sent an Albuquerque man to the hospital with head and side injuries Sunday afternoon and left New Mexico State Park personnel investigating the specifics of the two-boat accident. Rangers said that at this time the details of the accident were still not clear, but it […]

Ute Lake draws visitors

Eric Butler Just a week ago, a middle-aged woman sat in a lawn chair — propped up on the shady side of her recreational vehicle — and read a book next to a quiet Ute Lake. Hers was among only six RVs in the lot. That serenity ended over the weekend. By Saturday, the place […]

Bingo raises money for Rally

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By TV Hagenah Many of the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars got together Thursday evening to help out someone helping out someone else. According to the commander of the Tucumcari VFW post Oracio Encinias, the Thursday bingo was to help out the organizers of the Mother Road Rally planned for June to get […]

Police: Bad decision cause of Ute Lake drownings

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men who drowned in Ute Lake last August made a “bad decision” to leave their boat and try to swim through unfamiliar waters in the dark, a state police official said Monday. Toxicology reports released Monday show small amounts of alcohol were present in the bodies of both victims, but […]

obits 9/10

James Stallings James W. Stallings, 88, died Sept. 7, 2003, at Assisted Living in Logan. He was born Feb. 11, 1915 in Decatur, Okla. Mr. Stalling served his county in the U.S. Army and later was transferred from the U.S. army Aircorp to the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in […]

Two dead in Ute Lake drowning

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $320,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

Numbers up for Logan bash, but not as high as expected

By Dave Gragg The combination of a three-day weekend and the drought that has dried up many lakes in New Mexico brought more people to Ute Lake over the Fourth of July holiday than last year, although there weren’t as many people as planners had expected. The 100-plus-degree temperatures may have kept some people from […]