T-4 Ranch proposal hits snag

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Owners want out of county

By Martin Salazar

Efforts by the T-4 Ranch to secede from San Miguel County appear to have hit a roadblock.

County Commission Chairman Nicolas Leger, an attorney, and County Attorney Jesus Lopez have concluded that the request doesn’t meet the requirements outlined in state law for annexation of land from one county to another.

Phil Bidegain, whose family owns and operates the sprawling T-4 Ranch in far eastern San Miguel County, asked the county earlier this year to allow neighboring Quay County to annex roughly 110,000 acres of San Miguel County land.

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