Conchas residents discuss county police schedule

Russell Anglin Conchas residents and San Miguel County authorities seem to agree on one thing when it comes to their county police force. “There’s not enough cover,” County Sheriff Bennie Vigil said. A sheriff, undersheriff, sergeant and six deputies make up the county police force, which patrols a 4,700-square-mile area. Vigil said he wanted to [...]

Fishing report — Feb. 16

The fishing report is compiled from reports by area wranglers. Coyote Creek – Flow is 5.7 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. Pecos River – No read on flows near Pecos due to ice. The fishing is really slow above the town of Pecos. Better fishing down at Villanueva [...]

Fishing report — Dec. 15

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information availablefrom area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas Lake – Fishing is reported as slow with very little pressure. No [...]

Police seize marijuana on Conchas ranch

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QCS Staff State police seized more than 350 marijuana plants and 85 pounds of packaged marijuana worth $218,000 at a ranch near Conchas. New Mexico State Police said Mark Hardage, 49, of Conchas, was charged with felony marijuana distribution Tuesday after a lengthy investigation. Agents with state police and the New Mexico Livestock Board said [...]

San Jon resident honored at Conchas Dam Anniversary

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Even with the applause of 50 people and presentation of gifts Friday was just another day for Earl Flint. “A great deal of people have come out to celebrate this project,” Flint said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a celebration for the 75th Anniversary of Conchas Dam [...]

Last of Conchas Dam builders to be honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Earl Flint was a boy, his toys all had wheels. “I was all about machines and how they would change the world,” he said. And they did change his world 75 years ago when he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build Conchas [...]

Fishing report — April 21

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: Clayton Lake: Trout are reported as fair with power bait, corn or worms. Walleye are fair using jigs, night crawlers or minnows. No reports on other species. Conchas Lake: The lake level is rising and the water temperature [...]

Public input sought on Conchas lake plan

QCS Staff New Mexico State Parks invites the public to review and comment on the draft park management plan for Conchas Lake State Park. “The public needs to be there and make their opinions known,” said Marti Niman, Public information officer for NM State Parks. “Their input helps to guide planners and park officials on [...]

Press release: Public meeting to be held on Conchas Lake management plan

Freedom New Mexico CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – New Mexico State Parks invites the public to review and comment on the draft park management plan for Conchas Lake State Park. The plan includes a history of the park, a review of existing park resources and facilities, and proposed management and facility improvements for the next five [...]

Tax officials to auction 116 lots near Conchas Lake

Associated Press LAS VEGAS, N.M.