Tucumcari out of water project

By Tony Parra Tucumcari is out of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority’s pipeline project. Instead, city officials have opted to contract with Ute Lake Ranch, a housing development on the south side of the lake. “The City Commission (is) going to lease 3,750 acre feet of water to Ute Lake Ranch,” Tucumcari City […]

County pulls out of pipeline project

QCS Staff Quay County has officially withdrawn its commitment to the Ute Lake pipeline project. Quay County Manager Terry Turner told county commissioners at a recent meeting that the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has been notified of the county’s departure from the project. Earlier this month Turner said that because the county decided […]

Weekend set at Logan

QCS Staff A parade through the streets of Logan on Saturday will kick off this weekend’s Fourth of July festivities in Logan and at Ute Lake State Park. A free barbecue and “bean feed” Saturday at the north entrance to the park, followed by fireworks at dusk at the park’s Windy Point entrance, should have […]

County may opt out of Ute Water Project

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The Ute Water pipeline project is in danger of losing another partner. Quay County Manager Terry Turner on Wednesday said the county more than likely will opt out of the project. Turner said county commissioners have been discussing the exit of the project. “Quay County has seen a decline in […]

June 18 Fishing Report

New Mexico Fish and Game Department’s Fishing Report Conchas Lake Fishing was rated as slow to fair for most species this past week. A few walleye and white bass were taken by anglers trolling crank baits. A few smallmouth bass were caught on jerk baits, plastics and crank abits. Fishing for catfish was fair for […]

5/4 Fishing report

Conchas Lake Walleye and white bass fishing picked up this past week. The most successful anglers were trolling crank baits at depths of 10 to 20 feet. Crappie fishing was rated as fair to good along the marina. Most were taken on jigs and minnows. Fishing for catfish was good on rod and reel in […]

Chuck wagons roll into Logan

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It looked like the cast of Lonesome Dove had set up camp Saturday at Ute Lake. Five groups with five old-fashioned chuck wagons were on hand as part of the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Chuck Wagon Cook Off. The smell of apple cobbler baking in Dutch ovens, biscuits […]

Wildlife service could designate Canadian River critical habitat for shiner

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority heard concerns Wednesday about the possibility of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declaring the Canadian River a critical habitat for the Arkansas River shiner. Doug Murray of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission said the Arkansas River shiner critical habitat designation […]

Campers come to Ute Lake

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun As spring begins and the weather warms up, people from neighboring states and cities are traveling to Logan to visit Ute Lake state park. On March 12 Angelica Velasco and her family came from Hereford, Texas to camp at Ute Lake. She said they have been coming to Ute to camp […]

Area rural water authority seeks to address ‘no project issue’

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The governing body of the Ute Water Project hopes this spring to have an analysis that would show what would happen if the project is not completed. Clovis Mayor and Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman David Lansford told the project’s engineering consultants that meetings to distribute federal funds […]