Pipeline prospects proving poor

Jack King and TV Hagenah U.S. Senator Pete Domenici R-N.M. told members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority last week that he will not be supporting federal funding of the Ute Water Project for at least two years, a spokesman for ENMRWA said Wednesday. Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose said the Senator told […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teachers start program

Holli Cantrell and Andrea Hodge, Masters of Education students at Eastern New Mexico State University, implemented a literacy project at Tucumcari Elementary during March and April in coordination with the College of Education at ENMU. “Our ‘Family Bag It’ project, labeled F.B.I., included literacy theme bags, that the children got to take home and read […]

Teacher honored

Andrea Hodge, a teacher at Tucumcari Elementary School, has been chosen as one of twenty people who will attend the 2004 Institute of the High Plains Writing Project. Hodge will participate in a two-week intensive study of writing at ENMU-Portales, June 8 through July 2. The High Plains Writing Project, founded in 1992, is a […]

Water key to city’s future

Jack King Some communities in the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, most notably Tucumcar and Clovis, are gambling on growth to pay for their share of the Ute Water Pipeline, according to a study by a consultant to the project. The consultant, Jason Bass, an economist with Dornbusch Associates of Tucson, Ariz., said last […]

Bridge work about to start on Route 66

TV Hagenah On a lonely stretch of old Route 66 between San Jon and Tucumcari nearly 80 people gathered Tuesday morning to take part in a ceremony that would serve as the first step to put the road back into use. Tuesday had been set aside by state officials as the official ground breaking for […]

Clovis mayor says Tucumcari greedy

Michelle Seeber Unless Tucumcari is willing to give up part of the water it has reserved at Ute Lake, chances are good the Eastern New Mexico Pipeline Project will fail, Clovis Mayor David Lansford said in a Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday evening. Landsford said Tucumcari officials do not want to give up their share […]

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 […]

Gun locks available

William Thompson Local owners of firearms can pick up free gun locks at the Tucumcari Police Station, the Logan Police Station and the Quay County Sheriffs Office. The free gun locks are now available due to the efforts of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Susie Moore, secretary for the Quay County Sheriffs Office, said the […]