City sells water to Ute Lake Ranch

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday approved a bulk sale of water to Ute Lake Ranch and set a new water rate for two Quay County water cooperatives. Commissioners agreed to sell 500 acre feet of water to the Ute Lake Ranch Public Improvement District 2 for $75,000. “The sale […]

Tucumcari commissioners approve bulk water sale

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday approved a bulk sale of water to Ute Lake Ranch and set a new water rate for two Quay County water cooperatives. Commissioners agreed to sell 500 acre feet of water to the Ute Lake Ranch Public Improvement District 2 for $75,000. “The sale […]

Ute Lake State Park hosts prairie fest

Freedom New Mexico Ute Lake State Park will host the second annual Ute Lake Prairie Fest today. Park officials said in a news release visitors may hear Kiowa legends and witness the “brilliant canopy of stars as the old timers saw them more than a century ago.” “This event will highlight the rich cultural and […]

Holiday visitors down; revenues up

kmfzmr-parade2.jpg

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Attendance at Ute Lake State Park was down over the holiday week, but visitors generated record revenues, officials said. Ute Lake officials reported 34,104 visitors were on hand from June 29 through Sunday, about 5,000 fewer than a year ago. But this year’s visitors produced $31,735 in revenue — […]

Ute advisory group meeting ends with no decision

Thomas Garcia A Ute Reservoir Advisory Group meeting Friday ended with no decision because of differences over 25 feet of water. The group, which is made up of members from the Ute Water Commission and the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, met at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Their goal was to develop a comprehensive […]

Managing water levels at Ute Lake tops advisory group’s agenda

By QCS Staff A meeting of the Ute Reservoir Advisory Group to discuss water supply management at Ute Lake in advance of a proposed water pipeline to bring water to Clovis and Portales will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center by the URAG, said Mark Murphy, Canadian River Basin […]

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, […]

04-08-09: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing for white bass was fair using crank baits and grubs. A few walleye were taken on minnows, […]

Ute pipeline legislation headed to president

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Ute Water Pipeline project has cleared Congress. Senate Bill 22, commonly known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects, including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System.The bill passed the House on a 285-140 vote Wednesday, and now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, chairman of […]

03-04-09: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing was slow but there were a few bass and catfish caught this past week. Best baits for […]