Bingaman, Udall announce millions for water projects

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06-30-09: Fishing Report

This June 30 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 fair-to-good using poppers, tubes, senkos, brush hogs, craws, buzz baits and crank baits for […]

City seeking 8 percent water rate hike

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission approved the first reading of a proposed eight percent increase to city water rates Tuesday. City Manager Bobbye Rose said the increase will help to balance the city’s budget. She said a special workshop was held Monday to try and develop a city budget for 2009-2010. “No decision was […]

Arch Hurley files protest against Turner Enterprises water request

Chelle Delaney The Arch Hurley Conservancy District has filed a protest with the Interstate Stream Commission against a request for the diversion of water in Colfax County by Turner Enterprises, Inc., a private company that oversees land holdings and other business interests owned by former media mogul Ted Turner. The request is to change the […]

Cochan to return for Stars on the Water event June 13

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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 […]

City approves water rate increase

Chelle Delaney A proposed 15 percent water rate increase was approved Thursday as part of the city’s preliminary budget by the Tucumcari City Commission, which came under criticism for not allowing public comment. The increase was needed to balance the preliminary $11.79 million operating budget, excluding grants and projects, and to get the budget off […]

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 […]

Locals want water preserved for agricutlure in updated water plan

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Thomas Garcia Local farmers and ranchers, and area officials said water conservation and preservation of the Canadian River watershed, which supplies Conchas and Ute lakes, are high on the list of their recommendations to be included in an updated regional water plan. On Wednesday about 30 Quay County residents and government officials attended a public […]

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, […]