Group seeks to amend Ute Lake policies

Thomas Garcia Members of a newly formed Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority say they plan to attend a meeting of the Ute Reservoir Water Commission Thursday in Tucumcari. “The authority is a joint powers agreement with Tucumcari, San Jon, Logan, and Quay County,” said Robert Lumpkin, Tucumcari city commissioner. Lumpkin said the Joint Powers […]

Officials break ground on Ute pipeline project amid protests

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Kevin Wilson As a light rain sprinkled over the Ute Reservoir, the sounds of protest drowned out officials’ optimistic vision of progress and a long-term solution for eastern New Mexico’s water supply. Hundreds attended Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, commonly known as the Ute Water […]

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, […]

Ute Lake Ranch Golf Course gets green light from ISC

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) approved an agreement on Thursday that allows Ute Lake Ranch to construct and operate a golf course on the shores of Ute Lake, according to a news release from ISC. The project has had strong backing from Quay County area governments as a […]

Ute Lake Ranch officials express commitment to water

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun A representative of Ute Lake Ranch expressed the company’s committment to water quality during Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. The Commission received a report from Lonnie Phelps, the engineer of Ute Lake Ranch, a planned community to take up 25,000 acres. Phelps brought […]

Developers clash with officials

Mike Linn Two area developers with big plans for Ute Lake have met resistance from officials who fear development may contaminate the lake’s water, reserved as a future drinking supply for residents of Eastern New Mexico. Clovis’ Sid Strebeck and Logan developer Warren Frost, who both sell lots along Ute Lake’s south shore but are […]