The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

By CNJ staff 

Governor will be in Clovis to sign bill


Gov. Bill Richardson will be in Clovis on Saturday to sign legislation creating a water authority for the Ute Water Project.

The ceremony is 11:30 a.m. at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

The bill changes the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority from a joint powers agreement to a utility authority.

The estimated $432 million project calls for a a pipeline moving water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to eight authority members — Clovis, Portales, Texico, Elida, Grady, Melrose and Curry and Roosevelt counties.


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