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  • County settles suit over traffic stop by cross-commissioned officer ( NM )

    12/07/2016 9:38:43 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    The New Mexican ^ | Dec 1, 2016. | Phaedra Haywood
    Santa Fe County has agreed to pay $75,000 to a man who claims a Pojoaque Pueblo police officer assaulted him after a traffic stop seven years ago. Tribal Officer Glen Gutierrez was acting under authority of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office when he pulled over Jose Luis Loya of El Paso on a claim that the motorist was driving recklessly. The settlement, reached last month, is the final installment in a years long dispute over which government agency is legally responsible when officers from other jurisdictions who are cross-commissioned by the sheriff are sued. Santa Fe County since then...
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • Supreme Court Finally Makes HUGE Move Against EPA For Endangering Thousands Of Americans…

    12/07/2016 5:57:18 AM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 6, 2016 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The EPA is without a doubt the most corrupt agency in the Obama Administration. That’s saying something when you consider the fact that there have been over a dozen scandals during his reign. Remember when the EPA accidentally dumped millions of gallons of toxic waste into the drinking water that was used by thousands of people? They’ve never been punished for it in a meaningful way and apparently that could change very soon. From The Daily Signal: “New Mexico and Colorado are both suing the EPA, and now the Supreme Court has asked the acting solicitor general of the United...
  • Abortion clinic sued over disclosure of fetal remains research (ABQ NM)

    12/06/2016 11:29:33 AM PST · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 5, 2016 | Chris Quintana
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At 21, Jessica Duran conceived a child she hadn’t planned for, and abortion, she said, felt like her only option. It was 2012. The father of the baby, and Duran’s parents, all said she should terminate the pregnancy. So she did. She went to Southwestern Women’s Options, signed a document that among other things allowed the fetal tissue of her 12- to 13-week aborted pregnancy to be used for medical research. She now says she didn’t read the document closely, but that she was distraught. In 2015, Duran learned her aborted fetus could have been used in...
  • Police chief: 3 young children, ages 5 through 9, killed in Four Hills shooting (ABQ NM)

    12/06/2016 11:11:30 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 6, 2016 | Elise Kaplan, Robert Browman and Nicole Perez
    Three children, ages 5, 6 and 9, were killed in a shooting in the Four Hills neighborhood Monday night and the suspect is dead, according to Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden. Eden said a man broke into a home on Stagecoach SE and laid in wait for a 36-year-old woman who lives there to arrive home with her three children. When they arrived, he gunned them down. The three children died, and the woman was rushed to the hospital where she was in critical condition Tuesday morning. The suspect, a 45-year-old man, was also rushed to the hospital with a...
  • Navajo Nation files $160 M claim with EPA over mine spill

    12/05/2016 8:16:30 PM PST · by 198ml · 22 replies
    Gazette ^ | 12/5/16
    The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states. A cleanup team led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered the August 2015 spill while working at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado.
  • CHANGES IN BAIL SYSTEM BENEFICIAL

    12/05/2016 10:31:23 AM PST · by View Out West · 4 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 12/4/16 | Jeff Clayton
    Changes in bail system beneficial By Jeff Clayton / Executive Director, American Bail Coalition Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 12:02am There has been a lot information – and misinformation – written about New Mexico’s new constitutional amendment on bail. Therefore, it is important to understand just what happened and what the amendment will actually mean for the state. As a person on the front line of this issue, I wanted to share my thoughts on the ramifications of this amendment. First, the idea that bail bondsmen or monetary conditions of bail is somehow going away is not the case. Of...
  • EPA plans to withdraw pollution rule for 7 Texas power plants

    11/30/2016 7:33:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 30, 2016 | By Ryan Maye Handy
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to withdraw a rule that would require seven Texas coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution coming from their stacks, providing at least a short-term reprieve for power companies fearful that the costs of ever stricter regulations would doom their plants. The rule would have mandated that the Texas plants, as well as eight others in Oklahoma, update scrubbers and other air pollution control devices to preserve air quality near national parks and wilderness areas, including Big Bend National Park on the Texas border with Mexico, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park on the...
  • More White People Are Dying Than Are Being Born in 17 States

    11/30/2016 5:38:12 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    Time ^ | 11-29-2016 | Josh Sanburn
    More white Americans are now dying than being born in a third of U.S. states, according to a study released Tuesday, which shows white deaths outpacing births in a record 17 states stretching from California to Maine. The study, by the University of New Hampshire, found natural decreases in the white population across 17 states in 2014, including Florida, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which together comprise 38% of the U.S. population. That’s a big shift from 2004 when only four states had more white deaths than births. The declines, exacerbated by the Great Recession, are largely driven by...
  • Secretary of state says no widespread illegal voting in NM (Not true)

    11/29/2016 12:03:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    SANTA FE — Outgoing New Mexico Secretary of State Brad Winter said today state residents can be confident in the outcomes of this month’s general election, disputing a suggestion from President-elect Donald Trump about widespread illegal voting. Winter, a Republican, said there have been isolated incidents of voter fraud in New Mexico, but said the state has ample safeguards in place to prevent irregularities. “We have such a great system, because everything is backed up by a paper ballot,” Winter told the Journal after a meeting of the State Canvassing Board. “There’s nothing on that scale,” he then added, referring...
  • Police: Victim shoots, critically wounds carjacker (ABQ NM)

    11/29/2016 11:44:22 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 12:14pm | Nicole Perez
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A suspect who police say tried to carjack a man with two accomplices Monday night was in the hospital in critical but stable condition Tuesday after the driver of the car shot him. The driver acted in self defense and is not facing charges, according to Albuquerque police spokesman Fred Duran. Officers were called to the shooting, which was outside an apartment complex on the 3900 block of Montgomery NE near Montgomery and Carlisle, around 6:30 p.m. They learned that three men had tried to to carjack a couple in a parking lot. “The driver fired his...
  • Business owner refusing service to Trump supporters [Albuquerque]

    11/23/2016 5:00:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 94 replies
    KOB TV ^ | 11/23/16
    There has been so much divisiveness in the two weeks since the presidential election, but an Albuquerque business is going a step further by refusing to have any dealings with Donald Trump supporters.Matthew Blanchfield runs 1st in SEO, an Albuquerque-based internet marketing company. He's making his case pretty clear in a blog post, writing “if you are a Republican, voted for Donald Trump or support Donald Trump, in any manner, you are not welcome at 1st in SEO and we ask you to leave our firm."In an interview with KOB Tuesday, Blanchfield said he has a moral obligation to stand...
  • FBI investigating suspected arson at pro-life ministry (ABQ NM)

    11/23/2016 2:40:09 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 23, 2016 | Nicole Perez
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The FBI’s Albuquerque office has launched an investigation after a suspected arsonist set several fires at a pro-life ministry near San Mateo and Marquette. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said the fires sparked shortly after midnight, damaging the office of Project Defending Life at 625 San Mateo NE. A chapel inside the building was also damaged. Nobody was injured in the fires, and firefighters quickly put it out. The Project Defending Life sits directly across from a Planned Parenthood clinic. The FBI is working with the Albuquerque Fire Department on the investigation, and Fisher asked the public for...
  • NM legislators seek to end use of fetal tissue

    11/23/2016 2:40:03 PM PST · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 23, 2016 | Chris Quintana
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A group of 25 New Mexico Republican lawmakers is calling on the University of New Mexico to halt research involving fetal body parts that have come from abortions. The group also requested in a letter to the board of regents that UNM suspend the transfer of fetal body parts to or from the university until administrators can prove they’re not violating the law that bans profiting from the sale of such material. The lawmakers also expressed concern that UNM may have improperly entered an agreement with Southwestern Women’s Options, one of a few clinics nationwide that provide...
  • New Mexico Business: If You Support Trump, Get Out (Matthew Blanchfield, 1st in SEO)

    11/23/2016 8:06:15 AM PST · by maggief · 128 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 23, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A business owner in Albuquerque has announced that, due to his opposition to “fascism,” he will henceforth refuse to do business with Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump supporters. According to KOB 4 News, Matthew Blanchfield runs the online marketing company 1st in SEO, and he’s so upset about the presidential election he’s willing to shed customers to show his disgust. “America has elected Donald Trump, a racist, sexist, fascist, to be our next president,” Blanchfield says in a blog post two days after the election. “If you are a Republican, voted for Donald Trump or support Donald Trump, in any...
  • Wary of Trump immigration threat, NY may erase ID card data

    11/15/2016 6:55:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:32 PM EST | Deepti Hajela and Jennifer Peltz
    When New York City launched the nation’s biggest municipal ID card program last year, advocates said it would help people living in the U.S. illegally to venture out of the shadows. But since Donald Trump was elected president, city officials are instead fielding questions about whether the cards could put those same people at greater risk of being deported. The city has vowed to protect cardholders’ personal records and might even delete them using a kind of self-destruct provision that allows for the information to be destroyed at the end of the year. At least one state lawmaker has criticized...
  • Star is Born? Donald Trump, Jr.’s Impressive Morning Joe Appearance

    11/08/2016 7:34:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ivanka has attracted attention as the Trump most likely to have a significant political future. But don’t sleep on Donald Trump, Jr. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Trump, Jr. was impressively thoughtful, articulate, substantive and nuanced, without for one second backing down from making his case forcefully and unapologetically. For a taste of Trump, Jr., view the video as he unblinkingly attacks the double standard, asserting that any average American who had done what Hillary did with her email would be in jail. And when Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post scoffs at his assertion that African-Americans and Hispanics speak...
  • Exclusive–Breitbart/Gravis Swing State Poll Roundup: FL, NM VA, NC and MI

    11/07/2016 5:55:13 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 7 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    These Breitbart/Gravis five swing state polls show a nation in flux as America’s 2016 presidential election ends Tuesday night. VirginiaDemocrat Hillary Clinton leads her GOP rival Donald Trump with 47 percent to 42 percent for the New York City developer in the battle for Virginia’s 13 electoral votes, according to the Breitbart/Gravis poll conducted Nov. 1 through Nov. 4 with 1,362 registered voters there. The poll carries a 2.7 margin of error with a 95 percent level of confidence. Libertarian Gary Johnson has the support of four percent of the poll participants with Green Party nominee the choice of one...
  • ELECTION ALERT: Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    11/07/2016 9:42:03 AM PST · by bushwon · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Chriss W. Sweet
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of America’s 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. In Ohio, it’s Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks and Chester...
  • DRUDGE - NEW MEXICO TURNS TOSS UP Trump only down by 2.

    11/07/2016 9:05:20 AM PST · by IVAXMAN · 47 replies
    This might be a surprise, Trump continues to trend up !!!
  • New Mexico moved to toss-up!

    11/07/2016 9:01:35 AM PST · by MMaschin · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 11-07-2016 | RCP
    RCP moves New Mexico to toss-up. New poll shows Clinton lead only 2%.
  • Trump within 2 in NM.

    11/07/2016 6:15:44 AM PST · by wise_caucasian · 42 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 11/7/16 | ZiaPoll.com
    Trump within 2 in NM. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2016/Zia_Poll_NM_November.pdf
  • Trump only down 3 in NM, was down 5 a week ago, 10 three weeks ago with same polling outfit

    11/05/2016 7:09:01 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 50 replies
    RCP ^ | 11-3-16
    Trump Trails Clinton by Only 3 Points In New Mexico. Making up 2 Points Over The Last Week, 7 over the last 3 weeks. Johnson’s Polling Numbers Continue to Decline http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2016/Zia_Poll_November_4th_2016.pdf Johnson's home state
  • Top 10 States Most Likely To Get Donald Trump into the White House

    11/03/2016 8:22:30 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3 Nov 2016 | John Pudner
    Donald Trump is just one state short of the presidency, according to the 6 pm Thursday evening projection by Nate Silver, the left’s favorite polling prognosticator. So Breitbart News is providing a guide to the 10 states most likely to give Trump his 270th Electoral Vote, and the keys to the Oval Office. 1.New Hampshire – While Silver says Clinton is the slight favorite in this state, Trump leads or is tied in all three polls released in the first three days of November, including the Boston Globe, ARG and WBUR. 2.Colorado – The Denver Post is the only poll...
  • Trump Launches Ad Blitz in Optimistic Blue State Pitch

    11/01/2016 7:46:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    The Trump campaign appears to be riding high and operating optimistically headed into the final week of the presidential campaign. The clearest sign of that comes in the form of a $25 million ad buy that includes new spots in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Mexico, all of which are classified as leaning Democratic in the current ABC News state ratings. The only of those three states that has recent reputable polling is Pennsylvania, the latest of which has Clinton leading by six points in the Oct. 16 Quinnipiac survey. Michigan hasn't voted Republican since 1988 and New Mexico has only...
  • Clinton Campaign Re-Starts Advertising in Blue States

    11/01/2016 1:33:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    nbc.com ^ | 11/1/16 | nbc.com
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is back on the air with TV advertising in Virginia and Colorado, and has begun running ads in New Mexico and Michigan -- all states that have seemed safely out of play for most of the election cycle. "The Trump campaign claims their path to White House is through states like these but we're going to make sure those doors remain shut," said campaign spokesperson Jesse Ferguson. "Fueled by record breaking fundraising in the last 72 two hours, we are supercharging our GOTV program with these ads to make sure voters know the urgency and the stakes...
  • DONALD J. TRUMP CAMPAIGN GOES ON OFFENSE, EXPANDS TV FOOTPRINT INTO MICHIGAN & NEW MEXICO

    11/01/2016 8:13:30 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 38 replies
    NEW YORK, NY - Today the Donald J. Trump for President campaign added Michigan and New Mexico to its aggressive battleground state media buy in an open acknowledgment that the campaign is surging in traditionally blue states as well as traditional battleground states. This expansion occurs as Florida and Ohio are decisively turning towards Mr. Trump, and the campaign is seeing strong growth in North Carolina as well. The Trump campaign’s ad placement strategy is being backed by a $25 million buy for the final seven days of the campaign in the following states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New...
  • Trump campaigns in ABQ as GOP cuts into Dems’ lead in NM voting (20% Dems for Trump)

    11/01/2016 3:47:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 3 replies
    nmpolitics.net ^ | 30 Oct 2016 | By Heath Haussamen
    As of Sept. 30, 47 percent of registered voters in New Mexico were Democrats, 31 percent were Republicans, and 22 percent were independents or members of other parties. So to win statewide races in New Mexico, Republicans have to win Democratic and independent votes. We won’t know how those in-person and absentee voters are voting in the presidential race or any other contest until the votes are tallied after the polls close on Nov. 8. But the most recent New Mexico poll may shed some light. In that poll, about 17 percent of those surveyed said they associate with a...
  • Clinton’s unfavorable rating hits new high in poll | Trump targets Democratic states in final sprint

    10/31/2016 5:34:14 PM PDT · by right-wingin_It · 28 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | October 31, 2016 | Robert Schroeder
    Sixty percent of voters view Hillary Clinton unfavorably, according to a ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday morning, the highest level of unpopularity yet for the Democratic presidential nominee. Her Republican opponent Donald Trump is seen unfavorably by essentially as many, 58%. Overall, the race for president is heading down to the wire, with the poll showing Clinton leading Trump among likely voters by just one point, 46% to 45%. The poll was taken Wednesday through Saturday
  • Gary Johnson Loses It! Goes Full PC Over Term 'Illegal Immigrant'

    10/30/2016 9:01:33 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 31, 2016 | Youtube
    A short video showing former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson losing his temper during an interview when a journalist insists on using the correct term illegal aliens/immigrants.
  • Live - Trump About to Speak in New Mexico, 30k watching..!

    10/30/2016 6:10:31 PM PDT · by gaijin · 101 replies
    Trump's plane just taxied up, people going NUTS. 30,000 watching live now. Give his speech a listen...?
  • 3 Trump Rallies 10/30/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ 11am PT, Greeley, CO @ 4pm MT, Albuquerque, NM @ 7pm MT

    10/30/2016 6:53:55 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 641 replies
    Sunday, October 30, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Las Vegas, NV at The Venetian at 11:00 AM PT. Sunday, October 30, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Greeley, CO at The University of Northern Colorado. Live coverage begins 4:00 PM MT. Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 PM MT: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at Atlantic Aviation located near the Albuquerque International Airport.
  • Trump To Campaign In New Mexico As Electoral Map Expands With Hillary Back Under FBI Investigation

    10/30/2016 5:36:49 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 29 Oct 2016
    Donald Trump will campaign in New Mexico on Sunday, with his campaign now believing that the state, which has five electoral votes, is back in play in the wake of revelations that Hillary Clinton will be re-investigated by the FBI for her use of a private email server. The decision comes after multiple polls suggesting that the race is now within the margin of error, with Donald Trump’s Senior Communication Advisor Jason Miller telling a New York radio station on Friday that Clinton and Trump were in a “statistical dead heat.” Trump’s running mate Mike Pence travelled to New Mexico...
  • Immigrant license applications could hit record (NM - driver's licenses)

    10/28/2016 10:40:29 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 28, 2016 | Russell Contreras
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The number of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses in New Mexico remains on pace to reach a four-year high amid a deadline to adopt a new law. Data obtained by The Associated Press through a records request showed 3,886 licenses were issued to foreign nationals from January to October. That’s just shy of the 4,026 licenses granted to foreign nationals for all of 2015. Officials said they believe the spike came because immigrants in the country illegally wanted to get New Mexico driver’s licenses before the state adopts a new law before a Nov. 18 deadline.
  • New poll finds Trump gaining on Clinton in New Mexico

    10/28/2016 9:15:32 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    nmpolitics.net ^ | 27 Oct 2016 | By Heath Haussamen, NMPolitics.net
    Young people and independents are helping Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump remain competitive with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in New Mexico, a new poll finds. Clinton led Trump five 5 percentage points, 45-40, heading into the final stretch of the campaign, according to the survey, which was conducted Monday. Support for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, New Mexico’s former governor, dropped in the new poll to 9 percent. The statewide survey of 1,899 likely voters was conducted by ZiaPoll. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.25 percent.
  • New Mexico to Outline Legal Steps After Toxic Mine Spill

    10/25/2016 1:33:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KOB ^ | October 25, 2016
    The state's top prosecutor and elected officials from northwestern New Mexico and the Navajo Nation are meeting with residents and business owners to talk about possible legal steps following last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and the other officials are urging residents affected by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill to file claims.
  • 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 · 40 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 Air.com ^ | 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 krqe.com: 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.