Who will get the water in Ute Lake?

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Ute Water Project has been approved. But there are plenty of details left to pour over. The dry facts:The Ute Water Project would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to the eight member entities of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. Those members are Clovis, Portales, […]

Mesalands students building house for college credit

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Thomas Garcia A hands-on, house building project is benefiting the students of Mesalands Community College’s building trades program. Taking advantage of Thursday’s warm weather the students of the building trades program worked on the 1600 square foot home they are building at the corner of south Eighth Street and west Miel de Luna Ave. “This […]

Arch Hurley allocates water, works on strategic plan

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Chelle Delaney The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board allocated an inch of water Tuesday. In all, four inches of water have been allocated this year in the irrigation project. In mid-August there was a heavy rain that combined with the runoff made it possible to allocate the water, said Arch Hurley manager Franklin McCasland. This […]

Mesalands to start on $1.5 million project

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College has requested and received $1.5 million from the

School board moves forward on plans for new $23.8 million THS

Chelle Delaney After months of planning and moving classrooms around on blueprints, the Tucumcari School Board approved Thursday the basic design for the new Tucumcari High School project by architects Greer Stafford, SJCF of Albuquerque. A combination of new and renovated buildings, the project will cost an estimated $23.8 million, according to Tucumcari’s application to […]

Ute Water Project passes House

By Gabriel Monte A bill authorizing federal funding for the Ute Water Project has passed what area officials call a major milestone. The House voted 301-124 Thursday to pass the bill authorizing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to spend $327 million on a project that would pipe water from the Ute Lake Reservoir to eight […]

Executive director exits Main Street

Robert Ciolli Tucumcari Main Street Executive Director David Buchen turned in his resignation to the board at their regular meeting last month. “I was excited about bringing back some of the past glory to Tucumcari. That’s why I took the job,” Buchen said. A disagreement over the direction the board was taking in certain matters […]

Snowpack not promising for irrrigation project

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun This year’s snowpack, miles north of Tucumcari and resting on the mountainous slopes of New Mexico and Colorado, was hoped to be a windfall for farmers. But with March and April winds and dry weather, that forecast has become less promising, said Roberta Ball, a hydraulic engineer for the […]

Water authority to discuss funding for Ute Water Project

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Ute Water Project Manager Scott Verhines said the region’s water authority will discuss establishing a revenue stream in its next meeting to relieve the city of Clovis of the burden to provide collateral for any loan it receives on behalf of the Ute Water Project.As the financial […]

Clovis OKs plan for its wind farm

Gabriel Monte: Freeedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously this week to move toward creating a six megawatt wind farm on land near the city landfill. The commissioners’ decision would allow the city to request bids for the wind generators and find funding for the project estimated to cost $10 million. Commissioner Randal Crowder […]