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  • Clinton Takes a 10 Point Lead in New Mexico Following Debate and Trump Tape Release.

    10/20/2016 7:59:12 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 38 replies
    Zia Poll ^ | Oct 11, 2016 | Sis Poll
    The state-wide survey, conducted on October 11 by ZiaPoll, a New Mexico based non-partisan public opinion pollster, showed a big jump for the Clinton campaign. After Sunday’s debate and last week’s release of audio tapes where Trump can be heard making crude and sexual remarks about women, and in spite of the recent release by Wikileaks from Clinton’s hacked email server, Clinton now holds a 10 percent lead over Trump.
  • County says Bears Ears Coalition has no jurisdiction ( Utah : UN Agenda 21 )

    10/16/2016 5:51:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    The San Juan Record ^ | Oct 04, 2016
    The San Juan County Commission approved a resolution on October 4 regarding the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition proposal to create the Bears Ears National Monument. The county resolution states that the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is a non-governmental organization that has no jurisdiction over land-use planning activities in San Juan County. ... The resolution states that a number of property rights exist in the proposed monument that do not meet the definition of public lands, including 43 grazing allotments, 661 water-right infrastructure, 151,000 acres of state trust land, 18,000 acres of private property, and hundreds of miles of roads and...
  • Utah Navajos join lawmakers to oppose Bears Ears

    10/16/2016 5:55:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Navajo-Hopi Observer ^ | October 14, 2016 | Adam DeRose
    Navajo Nation locals joined Utah lawmakers Sept. 21 to express opposition to any attempt to designate land around the Bears Ears site in southeastern Utah as a national monument. The Navajo residents of San Juan County, Utah, joined their elected officials who said the decision on the 1.9-million acre site, which is sacred to the Navajo people, should be left in local hands. “We have managed to protect this enchanted place, and we will continue to do so,” Susie Philemon said. ... Lewis Singer, a Navajo from San Juan County, said monument status would restrict access of Native people to...
  • Illegal immigration is surging in New Mexico

    10/13/2016 10:21:29 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 13, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    This year, alone, apprehensions by Border Patrol in New Mexico have surged to 18,500 people in the 11 months through August, compared with 11,216 in all of fiscal 2015. Many of the migrants are from Central America like Alex, a 30-year-old farmworker. About 7,900 of the migrants apprehended this year in New Mexico are classified by Border Patrol as “other than Mexican,” mostly from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and, lately, Brazil – and they have accounted for much of the increase. The strength of the U.S. dollar, which makes basic goods more expensive in Latin America; stagnant wages and few...
  • Hung jury in Sandy, Perez trial (NM-police officers charged with murder, video)

    10/12/2016 1:11:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 41 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Colleen Heild and Katy Barnitz
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The first murder trial involving an on-duty shooting by an Albuquerque police officer in at least 50 years ended late Tuesday afternoon with a District Court jury deadlocked 9-3 for acquittal on charges against former officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez. Sandy and Perez, who showed no emotion at the mistrial ruling, left out the back door of the courtroom, away from the media attention. Sandy retired months after the shooting, but Perez was terminated when the criminal charge was filed, per city policy. A decorated Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, Perez is now unemployed....
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson admits he does not follow foreign affairs

    10/04/2016 10:12:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 4, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    Bumbling Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson wandered onto national television Tuesday to finally admit, with pride, that he does not study trivial things like world leaders and foreign nations. “If that’s a disqualifier, so be it,” Johnson hollered on CNN, echoing a line he coughed up last month after he failed to recognize Syria’s largest city. Johnson — baring bedhead hair and yelling nearly every time he opened his mouth — ostensibly appeared to defend his month of stunning ignorance about world affairs. In recent live TV appearances, Johnson didn’t know what Aleppo is and said “nobody got hurt” in...
  • Poll: Clinton’s lead in blue state New Mexico down to four points — thanks to Gary Johnson

    10/03/2016 10:53:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot ^ | October 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Who cares about a state with five electoral votes? Well, you do. Clinton’s path to victory should be familiar to you at this point after months of polling. If she holds all of the traditional blue states, including and especially Pennsylvania, and tacks on New Hampshire, Virginia, and Colorado (all of which were won twice by Obama), then she’s got 271. She can lose Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Georgia, etc etc, and still eke through to a win — again, if she holds all of the traditional blue states. If just one flips, she’d be below 270 and...
  • Clinton, Trump in tight race in New Mexico

    10/02/2016 2:38:00 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 29 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 10/2/16 | Michael Coleman
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a slight lead over Republican Donald Trump among likely New Mexico voters …
  • Clean Water Act: Report details how agencies expand authority

    10/01/2016 5:27:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    AgAlert ^ | September 28, 2016 | Dave Kranz
    Emphasizing the need for congressional action, farm groups renewed their call for reform of Clean Water Act enforcement, following release of a report documenting how federal agencies overreach their authority to regulate farmland. The report, issued last week by the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, describes numerous incidents in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency have tried to expand their authority to regulate what crops farmers grow and how they grow them, based on the agencies' interpretation of the act.
  • NM: Armed Citizen Holds Hit & Run Driver for Police ~ VIDEO

    10/01/2016 3:15:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday, September 9th, 2016, a man driving a Ford Explorer hit a bicyclist in Abuquerque, New Mexico.  The driver did not stop.  The bicycle was lodged under the SUV.  About a mile further on, the driver, who has been identified as a local MMA fighter, 33 year old Henry Martinez, was stopped. He was held at gunpoint by a legally armed man who remains unidentified. From ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A video sent to KRQE News 13 by a viewer shows an armed man holding another man, suspected of hitting a bicyclist and fleeing, at gunpoint until...
  • Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County ( Colorado - UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:20:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 25, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating parts of western Colorado as critical habitat for the migratory bird, including lands along the Colorado River through Mesa County. Sightings — which frequently involve people hearing the cuckoo’s distinctive “klak-klak” sound — have been recorded in Mesa and Delta counties in previous years. ... “We have changed the initial map due to comments from the proposed...
  • BLM office in Junction to see change ( Colorado UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:29:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 24, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Grand Junction will no longer be home to a district Bureau of Land Management office after the agency’s Grand Junction Field Office gets transferred from the northwest Colorado district to the southwest district under a reorganization. ... Mesa County Commissioner John Justman is uncomfortable with the Grand Junction Field Office no longer being part of the Northwest District, despite Mesa County’s close economic ties to the oil and gas development that takes place in northwest Colorado. Many area oil and gas jobs are based in Mesa County. “Financially the county is much more attached to the Northwest District than the...
  • Gary Johnson eyes interplanetary civilization as solution to climate change

    09/25/2016 6:43:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2016 | Ben Smith
    In an interview with ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Johnson told host George Stephanopoulos that "we do have to inhabit other planets. The future of the human race is space exploration," as one possible solution for climate change.
  • The PIRI Calls For An Open Public Forum Debate On Rising Oil Imports

    09/23/2016 4:57:15 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 1 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 9/21/16 | Daniel Fine
    Mr. Drangmeister of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association is invited to debate us (Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative) on OPEC , free trade and the price war against in the American Southwest. Apparently, he missed our presentation at the Independent Producers Association of New Mexico (IPANM) Convention recently in Santa Fe. This OP-ED is a response to his comments in a news article in this newspaper by Maddy Hayden It is not too late for him to learn that as a communications officer in an oil and gas trade association he should support an open forum of all ideas...
  • [Video] Weird: Gary Johnson Sticks Tongue at Reporter During Interview

    09/23/2016 10:15:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | MSNBC
    We thought we’d seen the last of third party presidential candidate Gary Johnson after his infamous “Aleppo” flub, but the former New Mexico governor has seemingly managed to outdo himself. Amid arguing he would poll as well as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton if he were allowed at the debates, the Libertarian party candidate bizarrely began sticking his tongue out at the reporter interviewing him seated less than a foot away.
  • Trump Now Winning in IA, NM, FL, CO, NV – 5 States Obama Won Twice

    09/18/2016 9:58:05 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 78 replies ^ | Sep 18th, 2016
    Donald Trump now leads Hillary Clinton in several states won by Barack Obama including: Iowa, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and is tied with Hillary Clinton in Michigan. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway cheered the development in a series of tweets.
  • New Mexico Poll: Trumps Leads Clinton 43% to 38%

    09/18/2016 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 83 replies ^ | 18 Sep 2016
    Republican nominee for president Donald Trump opened up a five point lead with New Mexico and its five electoral votes, according to the 141 likely voters in the Reuters/Ipsos poll released Saturday. Trump has the support of 43 percent of likely voters compared to 38 percent for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the poll executed between Aug. 26 and Sept. 15. ... In 2012, President Barack Obama won New Mexico with 53 percent of the vote. Republican candidate W. Mitt Romney garnered 43 percent of the vote
  • Justice Delayed Means City [Albuquerque] Can Continue Ripping Off Innocent People

    09/07/2016 3:17:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes | September 7, 2016 | George Leef
    ... One state where [civil asset forfeiture] reform sailed through the legislature with no opposition is New Mexico, where a very fair law was signed last year by Governor Martinez. That, however, was not enough to put an end to an extraordinarily aggressive system in Albuquerque, where the politicians had gotten hooked on funds derived from forfeited cars and other property. The claim by Albuquerque officials that the law did not apply to the city led to a suit filed by two state senators, Lisa Torraco and Daniel Ivey-Soto, to compel the city to obey. I wrote about that case...
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson Polls at 10 Percent. Who Are His Supporters?

    09/05/2016 12:51:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 91 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 4, 2016 | GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    Mr. Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, is relying heavily on the backing of young people and independent voters disillusioned with the two major parties’ nominees. More than 70 percent of his backers are younger than 50, and over three-fifths are political independents, according to a mid-August poll by the Pew Research Center. Over all, Mr. Johnson, who will be on the ballot in all 50 states, has the backing of 10 percent of registered voters, the Pew poll found.
  • Officer gunned down in New Mexico by face-tattooed suspect

    09/04/2016 8:01:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 2, 2016
    Officer gunned down in New Mexico by face-tattooed suspect ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A police officer who authorities say attempted to chase down a 38-year-old man with three active arrest warrants was fatally shot by the suspect Friday after an exchange of gunfire in a southern New Mexico town. The suspect, Joseph Moreno, also was killed in the morning shootout near a trailer park in Alamogordo, police said at a news conference. The desert town of about 31,000 people is home to the White Sands National Monument and Holloman Air Force Base. Police identified the slain officer as Clint Corvinus, a...
  • Shooting in Alamogordo results in deaths of officer, suspect (3rd NM LEO death in past year)

    09/02/2016 5:41:41 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    KOAT News 7 Albuquerque ^ | September 2, 2016 | KOAT TV News
    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - An Alamogordo police officer was killed Friday morning after a foot chase resulted in a shootout. Officers were patrolling the area of the 600 block of South Florida Avenue when they came in contact with the suspect, who tried fleeing on foot in an alley and then exchanged gunshots with the officers. Officer Clint Corvinus, 33, was transported to the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. Corvinus was a 4 1/2-year veteran of the Alamogordo Police Department and was a field training officer at the time of the incident. Corivinus is survived...
  • EPA spills again in Colorado

    08/28/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    .washington examiner ^ | 8/26/16 | John Siciliano
    The Environmental Protection is admitting to a spill from a treatment plant it set up after it dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river last year. The EPA said Thursday night that the spill happened on Tuesday, and officials are still attempting to determine how much and what metals were contained in the sludgy discharge, ... The Navajo Nation sued the agency over the spill last week after the EPA inspector general and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident a few days before the Aug. 5 anniversary of the 2015 spill. The...
  • Mother ‘stood by and watched’ (murder of 10-year old Victoria Martens)

    08/27/2016 4:51:25 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 73 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 26 Aug 16 | Robert Browman, Elise Kaplan And Nicole Perez
    The scene Wednesday morning in apartment number 808 of the Arroyo Villas complex was like something out of a horror movie. A man and a woman had allegedly drugged a little girl, then raped, killed and dismembered her. Most would expect the girl’s mother to fight with everything she had to save her daughter. But Michelle Martens, according to her own reported account to police, is not that kind of mother. In her statement to police, it appears that Martens wanted to watch as her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, 31, and his cousin Jessica Kelley, 31, raped her 10-year-old daughter Victoria...
  • EPA Withheld Key Info On Post-Spill Funding To Gold King Mine Culprit

    08/26/2016 6:44:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials improperly withheld information from The Daily Caller News Foundation confirming its reporting that the contractor responsible for the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill was awarded nearly $2.7 million not long after the disaster. The EPA internally acknowledged the award and crafted a response to TheDCNF’s finding, according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, but the response was never sent to the news organization. (RELATED: Feds Obstruct Media Probe By Blocking Interviews With Key Officials) “It just slipped through the cracks,” EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison told TheDCNF 32 minutes after deadline. “It...
  • Mom, 2 others drugged 10-year-old before killing her (Albuquerque)

    08/25/2016 5:51:16 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 67 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 24 August 16 | Nicole Perez, Robert Browman And Elise Kaplan
    A 10-year-old Albuquerque girl was brutally slain in her family’s Northwest Albuquerque apartment early Wednesday, hours before she was to celebrate her birthday at a party complete with manicures and cake. Late Wednesday night, Albuquerque police released horrific details of the crime allegedly perpetrated by the girl’s mother, her boyfriend and another woman. APD spokesman Tanner Tixier said the trio injected the 10-year-old with methamphetamine “to make her calm down so they could do whatever they want with her.” She was sexually assaulted by her mother’s boyfriend and the other woman, and Tixier said the mom showed “no remorse.” They...
  • APD: Mom, boyfriend arrested in disturbing rape and murder of 10-year-old girl (Albuquerque, NM)

    08/25/2016 6:17:46 AM PDT · by IYAS9YAS · 42 replies
    KOB Channel 4 ^ | August 25, 2016 | Kai Porter, Caleb James and J.R. Oppenheim
    Charges have been brought against three people in connection with the horrific death of a 10-year-old girl at a westside apartment complex. Police found the slain girl inside a unit at the Arroyo Villas Apartment Complex on Irving Boulevard near Golf Course Road on Wednesday morning. Late Wednesday night, 31-year-old Fabian Gonzales and 35-year-old Michelle Martens were booked into custody. Police say they are dating. 31-year-old Jessica Kelley was hospitalized, an APD spokesperson said, and will be booked after she is released. She is Gonzalez's cousin. Police also confirmed Martens is the girl's mother. According to APD, the three tortured...
  • APS: It’s still OK to call students ‘boys and girls’ (Albuquerque)

    08/23/2016 8:49:49 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 22, 2016 | Kim Burgess
    An elementary school principal in Albuquerque has “apologized profusely” for a mistake in her PowerPoint presentation to teachers and staff that said it would “no longer be acceptable to call our students boys and girls.” APS spokeswoman Monica Armenta said Monday that teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary are not barred from calling students “boys and girls,” and that the simple misunderstanding was blown out of proportion in at least one media report. A few weeks ago, the school’s principal, Judith Touloumis, delivered a PowerPoint presentation to inform staff about the new APS transgender procedural directive, which went into effect this...
  • “Islamic Refugee” With Gas Pipeline Plans Arrested in New Mexico Border County

    08/21/2016 7:13:24 PM PDT · by · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 15, 2016
    UPDATE 7/1/16—Despite official denials from authorities Judicial Watch stands by its reporting, which was subsequently corroborated by National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers Chairman Zack Taylor. Police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico have apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman in possession of the region's gas pipeline plans, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. Authorities describe the woman as an "Islamic refugee" pulled over during a traffic stop by a deputy sheriff in Luna County, New Mexico which shares a 54-mile border with Mexico. County authorities alerted the U.S. Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Joint...
  • Mother willing to go to jail in fight for sexual relationship with son

    08/17/2016 6:54:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 79 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8-17-16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A woman and her son living in New Mexico are fighting in the courts for what they call a “right” to have a sexual relationship. Thirty-six-year-old Monica Mares and her son, Caleb Peterson, 19, of Clovis, New Mexico, were separated after Peterson was born when she gave him up for adoption, but say they “fell in love” after they were reunited earlier this year and Peterson moved in with his mother. They claim they have an orientation called “Genetic Sexual Attraction” (GSA) and want to “raise awareness about it.” “This whole case is about whether I have the right to...
  • This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless.

    08/13/2016 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 11,2016 | By Colby Itkowitz
    Republican Mayor Richard Berry was driving around Albuquerque last year when he saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: “Want a Job. Anything Helps.” Throughout his administration, as part of a push to connect the homeless population to services, Berry had taken to driving through the city to talk to panhandlers about their lives. His city’s poorest residents told him they didn’t want to be on the streets begging for money, but they didn’t know where else to go. Seeing that sign gave Berry an idea. Instead of asking them, many of whom feel dispirited,...
  • Albuquerque is the 5th most violent city in the nation (ATF statistics)

    08/13/2016 3:20:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    KOAT News 7 Albuquerque ^ | August 12, 2016 | Nancy Laflin
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —For the past three months federal agents worked undercover with local cops and made more than 100 arrests for everything from drug trafficking to murder. “Statistics tell us that our state has one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation,” New Mexico District U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez said. Special agent Tom Atteberry said Albuquerque is especially violent. Atteberry is from Phoenix, Arizona, and brought a team to New Mexico because crime has gotten so out of control. He said New Mexico's justice system allows repeat violent offenders to get released as quickly as police arrest them....
  • ‘We’ve lost one of our best, our finest’ (NM police officer killed by Ohio shooter)

    08/13/2016 2:45:39 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 13, 2016 | Elise Kaplan, Robert Browman and Nicole Perez
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sheriff’s deputies are answering all calls in Hatch so the small, now 7-person department can mourn the loss of 33-year-old officer Jose Chavez, who was gunned down in a traffic stop Friday. “We’ve lost one of our best, our finest,” Dońa Ana County Sheriff Enrique ‘Kiki’ Vigil said at a mid-day press conference in Las Cruces. “We’re mourning with the rest of law enforcement here in the county.” Chavez died at the University Medical Center in El Paso, TX, Friday night after authorities say he was shot and killed by 38-year-old Jesse Hanes, who was wanted for...
  • The Santa Fe ConnectionEmails to and from Hillary Clinton show a close relationship with Joe and Val

    08/12/2016 8:36:01 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 11 replies
    Santa Fe Reporter ^ | 8/10/16 | Steven Hsieh
    If Hillary Clinton ever makes a campaign stop in Santa Fe, she’ll have a place to crash. As of 2012, the Democratic presidential nominee has an open invitation from Valerie Plame Wilson and Joe Wilson to visit them in the City Different, where the couple lives in what the New York Times describes as a “sprawling adobe house on a ridge overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.” Clinton maintained close ties with the Wilsons while she served as secretary of state, long after the couple had fled Washington for the private sector, according to emails declassified by the State Department...
  • Libertarians working to get Gary Johnson on Ohio ballot

    08/12/2016 11:05:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 54 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is set to appear on ballots in at least 39 states, swing state Ohio is among the places where his supporters are still working to get the former New Mexico governor’s name out to voters this fall. Whether he’s successful could make a difference to Republicans, particularly the fortunes of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is in a close race in the state with Democrat Hillary Clinton. Johnson on the ballot could complicate the Ohio race for Trump if conservatives who want a smaller government want a choice other than...
  • BLM releases draft Gunnison sage-grouse plan ( Colorado, Utah ..)

    08/12/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 11, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The BLM released its draft environmental impact statement Thursday. It is proposing amending up to 11 resource management plans in the two states. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the Gunnison sage-grouse requires listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. ... about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage-grouse live in the two states. Some 4,000 live in the Gunnison Basin, and the others in six satellite populations in Colorado and a seventh in Utah. ... Fish and Wildlife pointed to the low numbers of birds in the other populations and their range of habitat threats as...
  • Our View: Turning guns into garden tools(Barf bucket pleez!)

    08/08/2016 10:17:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies ^ | 8/7/2016 | unknown
    Much divides the country when it comes to the issue of gun violence. That’s why it is so important to find common ground so that, together, all Americans can work to reduce the damage that guns cause in our society. A new initiative starting this week in New Mexico has the potential to bring people together toward a common goal — making people safer without fighting over whether assault weapons should be banned or the meaning of the Second Amendment. Called Guns to Gardens, the movement organized by New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence simply helps people dispose of unwanted...
  • United Way of Otero County ordered to stop gun raffle

    08/07/2016 2:47:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – There are some upset people in one New Mexico city after a fundraiser for the United Way was shut down because the well-known charity wanted to raffle off guns. “As Americans of freedom and liberty we have to remember we only have the rights that we stand up for,” said Kerry Maupin, local business owner. The United Way of Otero County received a letter from United Way World telling them to cease and desist with their fundraiser that would raffle off 108 firearms.
  • Shale Production Has Reduced Energy Prices To Levels Where Saudi Arabia Can't Fund Its Welfare State

    08/04/2016 12:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies ^ | August 3, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Saudi Arabia knew that North American shale production could potentially torpedo their hold on the energy market via oil. So, they decided to trounce the natural gas market by opening the floodgates with petroleum. It didn’t work. The Telegraph now reports that shale production has cut prices so low that they can produce at prices that are lower that what’s required to keep Saudi Arabia’s socioeconomic fabric healthy: Opec's worst fears are coming true. Twenty months after Saudi Arabia took the fateful decision to flood world markets with oil, it has still failed to break the back of the US shale...
  • Gary Johnson on terrorism: 'Look, this stuff is gonna happen'

    08/04/2016 12:12:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson provided little detail in a town hall Wednesday night on how he plans to defeat terrorism. CNN host Anderson Cooper asked the former New Mexico governor in light of a knife attack against six people in London Wednesday, how Johnson would prevent attacks in the U.S. "Maybe we're the kind of candidates that are gonna say, 'look, this stuff is gonna happen,'" Johnson said. "Yes, a president of the United States — we need to be vigilant to potentially prevent these things from happening, but these things are gonna happen."
  • Criminal investigation underway into 2015 Colorado mine spill

    08/01/2016 6:32:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/16 | Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - Federal investigators said on Monday they have opened a criminal probe into the 2015 spill of some 3 million gallons (11 million liters) of toxic wastewater from a defunct Colorado gold mine that was triggered by a contractor with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the urging of congressional leaders, the EPA's Office of Inspector General is investigating the rupture from the Gold King Mine above Silverton, Colorado, that fouled waterways in three states and Native American lands, the agency said in a statement. "Based on requests from several members of the House and Senate, the OIG...
  • US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina

    07/28/2016 8:15:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Have you lost that loving feeling? If so, the United States federal government might just be able to help. Before you swipe right on Tinder or update that eHarmony account, consider instead taking a quick trip out of the country. Because on your way back home into the Land of the Free, US Customs and Border Protection will have agents standing by ready with heaps of government stimulus. It happened to a Jane Doe (the name has been withheld to protect what little remains of her dignity), a 54-year old US citizen who had recently been on a trip to...
  • Italian restaurant sees surge in business after posting controversial 'Black Olives Matter' sign

    07/24/2016 12:37:57 PM PDT · by DFG · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/20/2016 | Sky McCarthy
    The owner of an Italian restaurant in New Mexico says he’s seen a surge in business after posting a billboard that featured a food-centric pun playing off the Black Lives Matter slogan. Rick Camuglia, owner of Paisano’s in Albuquerque, posted what he thought would be a well-received joke on the marquee sign in front of his restaurant last week. It read: "BLACK OLIVES MATTER — TRY OUR TAPENADE."
  • Oil producers want U.S. to restrict imports

    07/20/2016 5:37:43 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 25 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 7/6/16 | Kevin Robinson-Avilla
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico and West Texas oil producers are gearing up for a national effort to draw all major U.S. oil basins into a grassroots movement to restrict crude imports from overseas. Leaders of the Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative, which launched in April in the Permian Basin, are seeking public meetings and rallies in other oil-producing zones to convert what’s now a regional initiative into a national movement, said Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, who is working with local producers.
  • Pence eats at Chili’s in NY, Twitter erupts

    07/17/2016 5:31:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 16 JULY 2016 | JOHN HANLON
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Shortly after being officially introduced as Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was trending on Twitter — but it had nothing to do with politics. Pence posted a photo of his family eating at a Chili’s restaurant in New York, prompting a storm of tweets.
  • Dems challenge allegations against UNM (NM -Univ. buys fetal parts for research)

    07/15/2016 9:32:14 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 14, 2016 | Michael Coleman
    WASHINGTON – U.S. House Democrats are pushing back against a Tennessee Republican’s request that Attorney General Hector Balderas consider criminal charges stemming from fetal tissue research at the University of New Mexico, while House Republicans renewed allegations Thursday that fetal tissue researchers and abortion clinics are also breaking federal law. Last month, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., chairwoman of the House Select Committee on Infant Lives, wrote a letter to Balderas asking him to investigate whether the University of New Mexico and an Albuquerque abortion provider broke a state law when they transferred aborted fetuses for research. This week, Democrats on...
  • Judicial Watch Client Wesley Dutton Brings Lawsuit against Federal Agents in El Paso for...

    07/14/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 14, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch Client Wesley Dutton Brings Lawsuit against Federal Agents in El Paso for Violation of Constitutional Rights Bivens Action Seeks Justice for Unlawful Detention, Interrogation (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a lawsuit, William Wesley Dutton v. Michael Cordero, Eric Benn and Jane Doe No.1 (Case 2:16-cv-00517-CG-GJF), in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The lawsuit seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, damages, attorney fees and costs, and other relief. Defendant Cordero is a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Defendant Benn is a Special Agent of the...
  • Owner of stolen truck shoots alleged thief during scuffle (NM - Then arrested)

    07/09/2016 8:15:44 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 37 replies
    KRQE 13 News, Albuquerque ^ | July 9, 2016 | Candace Hopkins
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two people were arrested after a shooting over a stolen truck Friday. 22-year-old Joshua Ortega is facing charges for allegedly stealing a truck and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but he’s not the only one charged. The owner of that truck used the cell phone to track the vehicle to a neighborhood near Paradise and Eagle Ranch Thursday. He spotted his truck and called police, but the truck was driven away before they arrived. Then Friday morning the owner saw the truck again. That’s when the truck’s owner, Christopher Martinez, told officers he took out...
  • Conservatives: We Need To Fight And Win The Election We Have

    07/08/2016 9:19:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/8/2016 | George Rasley
    In the ideal world imagined by some of our friends, Hillary Clinton would have been indicted and knocked-out of the race for President and Donald Trump will be replaced at the Republican National Convention by an as yet unidentified perfect conservative candidate whom the voters will anoint as the next President of the United States. Of course none of this ever was, or is, going to happen, but some of our conservative friends can’t seem to stop wishing for the election they want, instead of concentrating on winning the election they have. However, despite this lack of ability to focus...
  • Southwest at risk for Trump over divisive rhetoric, weak campaign start

    07/05/2016 9:57:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Beaumont, AP
    DENVER – Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on becoming solidly Democratic. Donald Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump’s disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization have punctuated the state’s shift from a nip-and-tuck battleground to one that’s Democrat-friendly. ... And it’s not just Colorado. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and weak campaign structure could ensure that perennially competitive Nevada and New Mexico are out of reach as well.