Obama budget allocating funds for Ute pipeline project

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up [...]

Money for Ute pipeline project allocated in Obama budget

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up [...]

Ute water project receives $1 million

WASHINGTON — The Ute Water pipeline project has received $1 million from the Department of Interior, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. The money will go toward

Committee meets to discuss Ute Reservoir

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Thomas Garcia A conservation steering committee said Thursday they would like to work together to establish policies that ensure Ute Lake water levels protecting recreation while providing water to Curry and Roosevelt counties. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said hers and other communities should be willing to work out a compromise that benefits everyone. “We do [...]

Group seeks to amend Ute Lake policies

Thomas Garcia Members of a newly formed Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority say they plan to attend a meeting of the Ute Reservoir Water Commission Thursday in Tucumcari. “The authority is a joint powers agreement with Tucumcari, San Jon, Logan, and Quay County,” said Robert Lumpkin, Tucumcari city commissioner. Lumpkin said the Joint Powers [...]

Year in review

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Progress met with protest Hundreds attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System in August at Ute Lake. The first phase is an intake structure, or pumping station, that would move the water from the reservoir to authority members that have reserved it — Clovis, Portales, Texico, [...]

New Ute water project program manager in place

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Kevin Wilson The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on Tuesday cut its ties with longtime Program Manager Scott Verhines, clearing the way for him to fill the office of state engineer. He was replaced with Paul van Gulick, an engineer who worked with Verhines when he first started working on the Eastern New Mexico [...]

City takes first step to lower water rates

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission took the first step Thursday to lowering water rates. They approved first reading of an amendment to municipal water ordinance. The commission must publish a notice of the final reading of the ordinance, which will be on Dec. 29 in the Quay County Sun, said city clerk Christine Dougherty. [...]

Water rate hike to be discussed

Thomas Garcia An updated review of the new water rate increases will be discussed during Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting. “We want to keep the citizens as informed as possible,” said Commissioner Robert Lumpkin. Several citizens attended the Oct. 13 commission meeting to complain of an increase in their water bills. Toni Leal started a [...]

Turn your summer memories into permanent decorations

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Disney FamilyFun magazine Summer is over, but you have memories with your kids that you want to hang onto forever. Use these three ideas to turn your souvenirs into keepsakes. Slide Sleeve Treasure Holder This playful version of a shadow box can be tacked up just about anywhere or hung like a mobile to let [...]