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  • Report Downplays Role of Global Warming in California Drought

    12/08/2014 6:03:15 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    National Geographic News ^ | December 8, 2014 | Brian Clark Howard
    California's ongoing drought is due primarily to natural variability in the Pacific Ocean, not human-induced global warming, a government report released Monday argues. But whether that variation in ocean conditions is truly "natural" or is driven by a changing climate remains a major matter of debate among scientists. The new study, conducted by Columbia University for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), concludes that "natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California's ongoing drought," according to a NOAA press release. Human-induced climate change, on the other hand, was not found to be a significant factor, concludes...
  • DA under investigation (Bernalillio County NM top prosecutor)

    12/07/2014 7:23:56 PM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 7, 2014 | Mike Gallagher
    Albuquerque Police detectives believe they have probable cause to file felony charges against District Attorney Kari Brandenburg for violating the state law prohibiting bribery and intimidation of a witness in connection with burglary cases involving her 26-year-old son, Justin Koch. For the last year, detectives have been investigating Brandenburg for her role in contacting victims in two burglaries and a larceny in which her son was a suspect – cases that involve thousands of dollars in property, including a 9mm Smith & Wesson. In late November, APD forwarded its lengthy case file to the state Attorney General’s Office for review...
  • Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday (Prime time address)

    11/19/2014 11:09:07 AM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 19, 2014 | ERICA WERNER and JIM KUHNHENN / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature. Obama, in a video released on Facebook, said he would make his announcement from the White House at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, then would travel to Las Vegas to promote the plan Friday.
  • All 50 states have below freezing temperatures (11/18 a.m.)

    11/18/2014 11:02:01 AM PST · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 18, 2014 | Tim Buckley, WFMY-TV Meteorologist
    Meteorologist Tim Buckley of WFMY-TV writes on Facebook: All 50 states have low temperatures BELOW freezing tonight. (Monday night) Yes, even Hawaii. Tall mountain peaks there regularly get below freezing, and even get snow. This typically happens a few times during winter, but is very rare this early in the season. Pretty neat!
  • How Climate Alarmists Continue to Hijack Successful Walrus Conservation

    11/13/2014 9:07:48 AM PST · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jim Steele
    The walrus is another example of improving environmental stewardship. Valued for its oil and ivory tusks, the Pacific walrus was subjected to intense commercial slaughter in the mid 1800s, and by the early 1900s, many worried they would soon go the way of the dinosaurs. Although population estimates have always been highly uncertain, as hunting was progressively limited, Pacific Walrus populations “increased from 50,000 to 100,000 animals in the late 1950s to more than 250,000 animals by 1985,” and they are believed to have now reached their maximum carrying capacity. As walrus numbers rebounded, they have crowded together at historic...
  • Home stretch for drilling law (2nd NM county prepared to prevent O&G drilling)

    11/10/2014 5:26:09 PM PST · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    Las Vegas Optic ^ | November 9, 2014 | Martin Salazar
    The San Miguel County Commission on Wednesday will vote on whether to adopt an oil and gas drilling ordinance that imposes some of the strictest requirements on hydrocarbon exploration in the country. The Commission meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the County Commission chambers, on the second floor of the old courthouse building. ... Commissioners held a four-hour hearing on the proposed ordinance and Comprehensive Plan changes last Monday, taking public comment from more than three dozen people. Among those present at last Monday’s hearing was Robert Freilich, the Los Angeles planning and zoning attorney hired by the county to...
  • Gum-chewing, limo-eschewing Obama riles some Chinese

    11/10/2014 3:06:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 59 replies
    USA Today | November 10, 2014 | Calum MacLeod
    Gannett publication, title and link only. Gum-chewing, limo-eschewing Obama riles some Chinese
  • One GOP Lawmaker Shows How to Woo Latino Voters (Pearce, NM)

    11/10/2014 2:14:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 11, 2013 | Neil King Jr.
    LAS CRUCES, N.M.—Rep. Steve Pearce is the rarest of Republican Party officeholders, a very conservative Anglo who keeps winning elections from a predominantly Latino electorate. As the national GOP seeks to improve its dismal standing with Hispanic voters, the 65-year-old former oil man has some advice. "You just have to show up, all the time, everywhere," he said, during a recent barnstorm tour of his district, which sprawls across the southern half of this border state. "Most Republicans don't bother. I do. I bother." Republicans must spend time in Latino neighborhoods with the respectful attentiveness of a small-town mayor. "We...
  • Pearce’s huge win over Lara confounds Democratic pundits (R, NM-2)

    11/10/2014 10:14:11 AM PST · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 9, 2014 | Michael Coleman
    The conservative Hobbs Republican not only defeated [Roxanne "Rocky"] Lara, a Carlsbad lawyer and former Eddy County commissioner, but he, percentage-wise, racked up the most commanding election victory in the state – and of his congressional career. [Steve] Pearce won every county in the 2nd Congressional District, even outpacing Lara in heavily Democratic Doña Ana County. When all the ballots were tallied, Pearce took nearly 65 percent of the 2nd District vote, compared with Lara’s 35 percent. As far as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was concerned, the general election in New Mexico’s 2nd District wasn’t supposed to turn out...
  • Mom says missing 10-year-old hid in neighborhood, open space (NM)

    11/06/2014 3:32:15 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2014 | Rosalie Rayburn
    The mother of a 10-year-old Rio Rancho girl who disappeared for three days last week says her daughter spent that time hiding in the neighborhood and in desert open space a mile from their home. Alexandra Greenwall’s disappearance prompted a search by multiple law enforcement agencies that combed the neighborhood and nearby open space areas on foot, in off-road vehicles, in a helicopter and with bloodhounds. She returned home unscathed about 7 p.m. Saturday. Catherine Greenwall Allen said Wednesday that her daughter told her she hid in thick bushes in their central Rio Rancho neighborhood and moved to the open...
  • SF gay rodeo on new CNN segment (Santa Fe, not San Fran)

    11/06/2014 1:46:22 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2014 | Adrian Gomez
    Lisa Ling has teamed up with CNN for her new show, “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” ... On Sunday, the episode will recount Ling’s trip to Santa Fe and her visit to the International Gay Rodeo Association, which today has over 5,000 registered members. The episode was filmed in July and Ling and her crew spent a week in the City Different. “The gay rodeo story was one of my favorites,” she said during an interview. ... What drew Ling to the story is its juxtaposition. Rodeos are controversial to some extent and we really don’t know that there...
  • Martinez campaign hit on all cylinders

    11/06/2014 1:13:07 PM PST · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2014 | James Monteleone
    Gov. Susana Martinez’s 15-point re-election win over Democratic Attorney General King was the largest margin of victory ever for a Republican governor candidate in New Mexico, one political expert said Wednesday. The resounding win for the nation’s first female Hispanic governor, who has been touted in some quarters as part of a national GOP ticket down the road, was driven by a good showing in Bernalillo County and her unusually strong performance in northern New Mexico’s Democratic strongholds. Traditionally, Democrats who win statewide races rely on winning Democratic-heavy counties in north-central New Mexico by margins so wide that Republican gains...
  • Deming’s Reese family gets probation for firearms crimes, attorney says

    11/06/2014 12:54:30 PM PST · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    Las Cruces Sun-News | November 56, 2014 | James Staley
    Story title and link only; Gannett publication Deming’s Reese family gets probation for firearms crimes, attorney says
  • Man gets BernCo. to send 3 dead voters' absentee ballots to own home; FBI seizes ballots

    11/04/2014 9:11:36 AM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    KOB-TV 4 Albuquerque ^ | November3, 2014 | Blair Miller and Ryan Luby, KOB-TV 4
    The Bernalillo County Clerk's office mailed absentee ballots to three dead voters, according to an Albuquerque man named Carlos Villanueva, who brought the ballots into the Secretary of State's Office Monday morning. Villanueva said he suspected similar voter fraud was happening, so he tested the system himself. He chose three random people from local obituaries, and wanted to see if it would be easy to request ballots under their names, even though the people were already dead. Using nothing more than their names and birthdates, he was able to get the Bernalillo Co. Clerk's Office to mail the ballots to...
  • Heinrich pens NYT op-ed defending public lands (NM Senator)

    10/29/2014 4:45:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Monday, October 27, 2014 | Michael Coleman
    Sen. Martin Heinrich, one of the U.S. Senate’s most vocal advocates for preserving federal lands, argued against efforts to transfer federally-owned tracts to the states in an op-ed published today in the New York Times. In the article titled “The Land Grab Out West,” the freshman Democrat from New Mexico argues that attempts by conservative public policy groups and congressional Republicans to transfer federally-owned lands to states, if successful, could open those lands up to eventual privatization for oil, gas and mineral extraction. That, in turn, could leave an American public who has long enjoyed the lands for recreational purposes...
  • Police: Pub dispute takes deadly turn for local deputies (NM Santa Fe Sheriff shooting)

    10/29/2014 4:29:00 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | October 28, 2014 | Uriel Garcia and Chris Quintana
    It’s a mundane assignment, transporting a prisoner to another state. Some deputies consider it a perk, a break from the everyday stress of police work. But for two bright, young Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputies with unblemished records, the assignment turned deadly early Tuesday morning. The deputies, Tai Chan and Jeremy Martin, had stopped to spend the night at a Las Cruces hotel, then went for a drink at a pub near the New Mexico State University campus. According to police reports, an argument that started at the pub continued back at the hotel, and shortly after midnight, Chan fired...
  • Udall: We will shock the pundits (Through voter fraud)

    10/23/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    DENVER — Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and his allies have a clear message for political handicappers and pollsters: You’re wrong. The incumbent and his supporters insist they will shock the pundits on Election Day, even though Udall hasn’t had the lead in a single public poll in more than a month and is facing a rising GOP star in Rep. Cory Gardner. Two new surveys released Tuesday gave Gardner a narrow lead, underscoring Democratic fears that the race for the Senate majority could be lost in a state that voted for Barack Obama twice. Udall’s campaign scoffs at suggestions that...
  • O Canada at Penguins-Flyers (Tribute to our northern neighbors)

    10/22/2014 6:25:08 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    YouTube video ^ | October 22, 2014 | Sean Gentille
    The Canadian National Anthem sung at the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game this evening in Pittsburgh following the terrorist attack in Ottawa today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVDHLfwngvE
  • The Internet Didn't Bully You, Ms. Lewinsky -- Bill Clinton and the Democrat Party Did That

    10/21/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Monica Lewinsky, speaking of rejection, let me tell you something. It's about time that somebody -- well, this is gonna be hard, because, look, there's a plausible explanation for her being messed up. You know that long, detailed monologue I did on the day we had that blockbuster story that WMD's were found in Iraq and that Karl Rove and people in the White House had made an active political decision to cover up the discovery ... So, in a certain sense, Monica Lewinsky has been a victim of similar things with what the Democrat Party and the willing...
  • Groups file FOIA suit over Artesia detention center

    10/21/2014 4:32:13 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 1 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 21, 2014 | ABQ Journal Staff
    Immigrant rights groups filed a Freedom of Information Act court action in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to compel the release of documents regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children, including those detained at the family detention center in Artesia, N.M. The groups, in a news release, said the government has not publicly released critical information about the procedures governing its operations at the facility, despite the potentially life-threatening consequences for the women and children detained there.
  • Sheriff's Office: Clerk feared for life, shot robbery suspects (ABQ NM)

    10/21/2014 4:02:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    KOB-4, Albuquerque ^ | October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Reed
    Fearing for his life, a clerk shot at two robbery suspects at a South Valley store on Monday night, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department. One of the suspects [20 year-old Christopher Garza ]died as result, but the clerk is not facing any charges at this time. According to Sgt. Aaron Williamson, the other suspect, 20-year-old Ruben Lucero, has been charged with an open count of murder. Sgt. Williamson said because the two men conspired to commit the armed robbery that led to the murder, Lucero will face the murder charge. In addition to the open count of murder,...
  • Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record (Sky is falling alert!)

    10/21/2014 8:53:31 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 55 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | October 20, 2014 | Seth Borenstein
    Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That's because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. "This is one of many indicators that climate change has not stopped and that it continues to be one of the most important issues facing humanity," said University of Illinois climate scientist Donald Wuebbles.
  • Renewable Energy Fails Protesters Calling for More Renewable Energy (Wisconsin)

    10/21/2014 8:01:28 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | October 9, 2014 | MacIverInstitute
    Demonstrators gathered outside the Public Service Commission to protest against a requested rate structure change by the local utility company, Madison Gas and Electric (MG&E). During the protest, they decried the use of "dirty coal" and called for more renewable energy. To make their point, they had a blow-up coal power plant that was running on a fan powered by wind and solar charged batteries. Before the protest was over, however, the batteries died and their solar panel could not produce enough energy to keep the power plant standing upright.
  • 19th America's Challenge Balloon Race

    10/07/2014 11:56:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta ^ | October 7, 2014 | ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta
    The America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race was founded by the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in 1995 due to the vision and efforts of Mark Sullivan, former Balloon Fiesta President and recipient of the Montgolfier Diplome (one of ballooning's highest honors), who saw the need for America to be identified with the world's most prestigious ballooning sport. The America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race is modeled after the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett, but it differs from the older event in allowing balloons from all countries, without limits on the number of entries from each. The team that travels the longest distance wins.
  • ‘Robbery gone wrong’ at Dairy Queen in Albuquerque’s South Valley

    08/29/2014 2:38:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 29, 2014 | Nicole Perez
    A man trying to rob a South Valley ice-cream shop was shot and killed by an employee Thursday evening, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy had just stopped a driver nearby when he heard the shots around 6 p.m. He rushed to the Dairy Queen at 427 Isleta SW, south of Bridge Boulevard, and found a man outside the restaurant with gunshot wounds, according to BCSO spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson. “It does appear at this point it was a robbery gone wrong,” Williamson said. Williamson said the man went to the Dairy Queen’s window with a gun...
  • Martinez shows ‘comfortable lead’ over King (NM Governor's race)

    08/18/2014 12:41:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 17, 2014 | Dan Boyd
    Gov. Susana Martinez led Attorney General Gary King by 9 percentage points in the first Journal Poll on the New Mexico governor’s race, hitting the coveted 50 percent mark before the fall campaign. “It’s a comfortable lead, especially when you take into consideration the tremendous financial advantage the governor has,” said Brian Sanderoff, president of Research & Polling Inc., which conducted the poll. The Republican governor, who is seeking re-election to a second four-year term, led the two-term Democratic attorney general in most regions of the state, including the Albuquerque area, the poll found. Overall, 50 percent of New Mexico...
  • Joe Bastardi: Media Just "Want to Be Popular" on Climate Change

    07/21/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | July 21, 2014 | Sean Long
    Climate alarmists sometimes like to claim skeptical scientists don’t exist, but they do, and one meteorologist had a lot to say on the subject. In an interview with the MRC’s Business and Media Institute, well-known meteorologist Joe Bastardi dissected and criticized major aspects of the climate change alarmism movement. Drawing on his knowledge of weather and climate history, Bastardi said that “extreme weather” events the media talk about so much are commonplace and the result of normal variability. He also attacked basic arguments about CO2, scientific consensus and alarmist media bias. Bastardi contended that climate alarmism is “ludicrous” and “not...
  • San Juan battle lines drawn (Reliable coal power vs. renewables in NM)

    07/21/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    The battle over where New Mexico’s electricity will come from after Public Service Company of New Mexico shuts down half of the coal-fired units at San Juan Generating Station near Farmington is growing. Environmentalists and renewable energy advocates adamantly oppose a PNM proposal to increase its share of coal-generated electricity from San Juan by 132 megawatts after some of the plant’s other co-owners abandon it. They fear PNM is committing New Mexico consumers to another two decades of coal-fired electricity despite rising costs from federal environmental regulations, while squandering an opportunity to double down on renewable energy for the future....
  • My Remarks on New Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations at ICCC9 (EPA Whistleblower)

    07/21/2014 11:33:39 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 1 replies
    Carlin Economics and Science ^ | July 18, 2014 | Alan Carlin
    On July 8 I received the Climate Science Whistleblower Award at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change sponsored by the Heartland Institute and other cosponsoring organizations held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following are remarks I prepared for my acceptance statement:~~snip~~I wrote my negative comments on the Endangerment Finding support document because I believed EPA was using bad science ... But it is very encouraging to find that others agree with my decision to do so, which EPA clearly did not. My offending comments to EPA led to my being immediately muzzled at the same time that Obama was...
  • Renewable Energy Growth in Perspective

    07/21/2014 11:17:18 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    Energy Matters ^ | July 14, 2014 | Roger Andrews
    Renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, continues to set records for electicity generation and installed capacity in many parts of the world, and as shown in Figure 1 wind and solar growth in recent years has indeed been quite spectacular:~~snip~~If decarbonization is to be achieved by expanding renewables the expansion will have to come in wind, solar and biomass. So let’s take hydro out and see how far growth in wind, solar and biomass has carried us along the decarbonization path so far:Clearly they still have a long way to go.
  • Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film

    07/09/2014 9:01:17 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The July 9 fundraiser will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series demonized a politician (Robert De Niro) who sought tight border control as well as a Minuteman-style American who delighted in shooting a pregnant Mexican woman.
  • Bristol Palin got really, really, really, really, really HOT

    06/26/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    Mofo Politics ^ | April 8th, 2014 | MFP
    Years of emotional distress brought on by Levi Johnston’s unparalleled douchebaggery contributed to Bristol Palin’s rapid weight gain. At one point, Bristol looked as if she had eaten Kirstie Alley… But through a combination of dogged determination, weight loss, and plastic surgery, this happened…
  • U.S. Regions and Business Sectors Face Significant Economic Risks From Climate Change

    06/25/2014 4:08:12 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    Risky Business ^ | June 24, 2014 | Press Release
    New York, June 24 – The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today. The report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” summarizes findings of an independent assessment of the impact of climate change at the county, state, and regional level, and shows that communities, industries, and properties across the U.S. face profound risks from climate change. The findings also show that the most severe risks can still be avoided through early...
  • Kirtland to host annual LGBT Pride Picnic (New Mexico Air Force Base)

    06/24/2014 4:53:52 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 37 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Charles D. Brunt
    On Thursday, Kirtland Air Force Base will host an event that just three years ago could have cost many airmen their careers – the first-ever Team Kirtland LGBT Pride Picnic. “The significance of this event is, for me, the normalization of us (the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community) as part of the Air Force community,” said David Hardy, the civilian director of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland and head of the event’s coordinating committee. “I like seeing that, finally, openly, it is recognized that the LGBT community is part of the Air Force family.”...
  • Artesia facility to hold up to 700 detainees (New Mexico)

    06/24/2014 4:46:48 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Lauren Villagran
    LAS CRUCES – A New Mexico center where Border Patrol agents receive basic training will house as many as 700 of the people they are being taught to apprehend: immigrants who have crossed the U.S. border illegally. The Department of Homeland Security’s recent decision to turn part of the Artesia training facility into a detention center for migrant families – the latest move by the Obama administration to respond to a wave of Central American migrants crossing into the United States – is an effort to relieve the poor conditions in overcrowded holding stations in south Texas. The Artesia facility...
  • Bill Richardson isn’t ‘Ready for Hillary.’

    06/24/2014 4:18:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor who held in two senior positions in President Bill Clinton's administration, was labeled a turncoat in 2008 for endorsing Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now, as Clinton weighs a second presidential run in 2016, Richardson wants the political world to know he's not on board -- yet. When I called Richardson last week soliciting his thoughts on Clinton's book tour, the first thing Richardson said was, "You know I'm not in the 'Ready for Hillary' camp, right?" "It's because of our differences when I endorsed Obama," Richardson said. "The differences haven't healed,...
  • Breakfast Burrito Byway (NM Mornings Can Be Chile)

    06/16/2014 3:27:48 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    New Mexico True ^ | June 16, 2014 | NM Tourism Department
    In New Mexico almost no food, no meal is without the influence of the famous chile pepper. So it should be no surprise that New Mexico claims the invention of the Breakfast Burrito. It is the wrapped wonder that brings spice to the morning. It is now a staple on menus across the Southwest, and showing up frequently on menus nationwide. Even fast food chains now offer versions. Now, to celebrate this success and its New Mexico heritage, we have created the New Mexico True Breakfast Burrito Byway.
  • Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez passes away

    06/04/2014 6:20:47 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    KOAT-TV, Albuquerque ^ | June 4, 2014 | Royale Da
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Chester Nez, the last original Navajo Code Talker, has passed away in his Albuquerque home. Nez was recruited with 28 other Native Americans by the U.S. Marines to create a code the Japanese couldn't crack during World War II. Nez went into kidney failure Wednesday morning. He was 93. "Many people have met him," said Judy Avila, a friend and author of Nez's memoir. "When you meet him, you're charmed by him." He was the last living member of the group. "There were a lot of people and naysayers who said, 'How can these young Navajo men help...
  • Michigan's endless winter: Yes, there's still ice on Lake Superior

    06/04/2014 11:00:36 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    Lansing State Journal | June 3, 2014 | Doyle Rice
    Title and link only - Gannett publicationMichigan's endless winter: Yes, there's still ice on Lake Superior
  • Firefox UI revamp sparks complaints, searches for alternatives

    05/15/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 42 replies
    Computer World ^ | May 13, 2014 | Gregg Keizer
    Some Firefox users, cranky about the overhaul of the browser's user interface, have scrambled to find ways to make the latest version look more like older editions. Two weeks ago, Mozilla launched Firefox 29, the first production-grade version that sported the new "Australis" UI. The visual redesign, the most dramatic for Firefox since March 2011, was Mozilla's attempt to both streamline the browser's look and feel and standardize it across all platforms, from desktop to mobile. Many of Australis' visual changes were subtle, such as more rounded tabs, inactive tabs that faded deeper into the background and a revamped customization...
  • Dog found guarding 81-year-old skier's body (Tissue alert)

    05/05/2014 9:05:18 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 42 replies
    KRQE 13 Albuquerque ^ | May 5, 2014 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    CORRALES, N.M. (KRQE) - Still skiing at age 81, Robert Blake’s family tells KRQE News 13, he died doing what he loved. Rescuers found Blake’s body this weekend in Colorado, and his loyal companion right there with him, refusing to leave his owner’s side. Blake was cross-country skiing over the weekend with his dog, Buddy. His wife said she finds comfort knowing her husband had a friend standing guard until they found him. “I knew Buddy was with him, and would not leave him, I knew that, you know just from my heart,” recalled Marlene Blake. Marlene said that thought...
  • Renewables Aren’t Enough. Clean Coal Is the Future

    05/02/2014 9:54:18 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    Wired.Com | March 25, 2014 | Charles C. Mann
    FR is prohibited from posting from Wired.com, title and link only: http://www.wired.com/2014/03/clean-coal/
  • Tornado Warning for Birmingham, AL

    04/28/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 61 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 4/28/14 | Weather Channel
    Just announced on the Weather Channel
  • Role-model governor won’t apologize (Long-knives out for NM Governor)

    04/27/2014 3:03:15 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 27, 2014 | Leslie Linthicum
    I’ve always thought there must be a special place in this world for women who call other women bitches. And now I’ve found it. It’s the New Mexico Governor’s Office. And I’ve always wondered if there is any place on the planet where people call other people “retard.” There is. It’s on the communications staff of the New Mexico Department of Human Services, which serves developmentally delayed clients. We know this thanks to a Mother Jones magazine story that included leaked email exchanges and sound bites from debate preparation sessions while Susana Martinez was running for governor in 2010. There...
  • Gov.’s top aide charged personal purchases to state (NM Martinez)

    04/25/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    From a necktie to heartburn medication, from personal cellphone bills to new tires, Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief of staff used his government-issued credit card to make thousands of dollars in personal purchases in violation of state policy and procedures. Keith Gardner has reimbursed the state nearly $5,000 since August 2012 for more than 40 card purchases at Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more. And after a Journal inquiry, he has paid $241 in interest required under state policy and procedures when an employee uses a government credit card for personal purchases. Using a state government credit card for any purpose...
  • Mother Jones takes on Martinez (NM Governor)

    04/17/2014 5:45:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 17, 2014 | James Monteleone
    A scathing profile of Gov. Susana Martinez published in the politically liberal magazine Mother Jones – featuring 4-year-old recordings of Martinez and her campaign staff cursing about her 2010 election opponent and criticizing public school teachers as overpaid because they have summers off – touched off more political skirmishing in New Mexico on Wednesday. Martinez attacked the 5,000-word article as a “desperate” liberal media assault and asked campaign supporters in an email for financial help to fend off political attacks in her re-election bid. Several Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to oppose her in November used the article to blast...
  • DOJ: APD violating citizens’ rights with excessive force (ABQ NM)

    04/10/2014 10:59:44 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 10, 2014 | ABQnews Staff
    The Department of Justice has found the Albuquerque Police Department has established a pattern and practice in the use of excessive and fatal force that violates the Constitutional rights of those shot or harmed by police officers. In a 46-page letter of findings to Mayor Richard Berry, the DOJ reported, “We have determined that structural and systemic deficiencies — including insufficient oversight, inadequate training and ineffective policies — contributed to the use of unreasonable force.” The Department of Justice reviewed 20 fatal shootings by Albuquerque Police between 2009 and 2013 and found that in the majority of cases the level...
  • Lawsuit: Man Arrested, Searched For Marijuana Solely For Having Colorado License Plate

    03/30/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 161 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Boise, Idaho (CBS SEATTLE) – An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington man’s vehicle solely because he had a Colorado license plate – a state where marijuana is legal – a federal “license plate profiling” lawsuit alleges. Darien Roseen was driving along I-84 between his second home in Colorado and Washington state on Jan. 25 when Idaho State Trooper Justin Klitch “immediately” pulled out from the Interstate median and began “rapidly accelerating” to catch up to Roseen, according to the complaint in a Courthouse News Service report. Exiting at a designated rest area, Roseen says he...
  • A Film Races Against the Odds ("50 to 1")

    03/27/2014 6:33:08 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 27, 2014 | Pia Catton
    When Mine That Bird won the 2009 Kentucky Derby, he blazed a path so profoundly unexpected that to this day expert handicappers wince at his name. Going into the race, nothing was expected of this 50-to-1 nobody from nowhere. And for most of the race, he was dead last—until jockey Calvin Borel made his move from behind the pack, sneaking up tight against the rail and flying past them all. For filmmaker Jim Wilson, the enduring wow factor of the narrative cried out for the big screen. The major studios didn't agree. "Hollywood wanted nothing to do with it," he...
  • Man dies after another APD officer-involved shooting (ABQ NM - video by neighbor)

    03/26/2014 8:32:04 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 35 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nicole Perez
    Hours after hundreds protested the Albuquerque Police Department’s use of force Tuesday evening, officers opened fire on a man near Central and Coors. The man died at the hospital, police said Wednesday morning. He becomes the 23rd man since 2010 shot and killed by Albuquerque Police, which is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for its use of force Neighbors at the scene of Tuesday’s shooting were shocked and outraged. They said officers shot the man while he was unarmed and talking on a cellphone. A video shot by a neighbor appears to show a man in a...