Parts of city without water Wednesday

QCS Staff

Governor signs water authority bill

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson cleared the way for the next step in the Ute Water Project, signing new legislation Saturday in Clovis. House Bill 15, signed into law in a ceremony at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, changes the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority into a utility authority. The authority [...]

Being snowed it causes plenty of enjoyable time

By Lynn Moncus How many of us didn’t believe the weather reports last week when the forecasters told us we were going to have a snowstorm? We just thought we were kidding each other when we said we might not be together again until spring. Although we have certainly had deeper drifts in the past, [...]

Area farmers struggling with water restraints

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area farmers are having to deal with water restraints limiting them to seasonal crops or even preventing them from planting crops.

Commission will discuss Taser shooting case

QCS staff Three executive sessions have been scheduled for Thursday’s City Commission meeting at City Hall. One of the sessions pertains to threatened or pending litigation against the city and includes discussion about Kailee Martinez, the Tucumcari teenager shot with a taser by Police Chief Roger Hatcher this summer. The agenda was not clear as [...]

Business briefs

City commission to hold hearing on effluent water use The city of Tucumcari will hold a public hearing regarding its use of discharge water and effluent from the Tucumcari Wastewater Treatment Plant. The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2009, in the Commission chambers at City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Eligible [...]

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 [...]

Aug. 12 fishing report

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: CONCHAS LAKE: Fishing for walleye was slow-to-fair using bottom bouncer/crawler rigs, crank baits, minnows and grubs. Fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass was fair using tubes, senkos, creature baits and crank baits. A few bass were also [...]

Tucumcari, Logan to get water upgrade money

QCS staff WASHINGTON — Tucumcari and Logan will benefit from $27.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds released to help cover the costs of water and wastewater upgrades across New Mexico.The funding is coming through the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a news release from U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman.According to [...]