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  • Bomb squad investigates devices found at Four Corners Power Plant

    08/03/2015 3:33:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    kob.com ^ | 8/3/15 | Elizabeth Reed
    Law enforcement and the FBI are investigating three unknown devices found at the Four Corners Power Plant Monday morning. According to investigators, the devices were each 6 inches in length and capped on both ends. They were found around 8 a.m. Farmington police's bomb squad is attempting to determine whether the devices are explosive. All employees have been evacuated. The Four Corners Power Plant is located in Fruitland about 25 miles southwest of Farmington
  • BOMBS EXPLODE at Two Churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico

    08/02/2015 12:33:13 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 2nd, 2015 2:12 pm | Kristinn Taylor
    The FBI is reported to be investigating bombs that exploded minutes apart at two Las Cruces, New Mexico churches Sunday morning.
  • EXPLOSIONS NEAR TWO CHURCHES IN LAS CRUCES,NM

    08/02/2015 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 33 replies
    8/02/2015 | Self
    I can't post this story direct because of copyright issues but the "Las Cruces Sun-News" is reporting TWO EXPLOSIONS NEAR CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH AND HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO THIS MORNING. THE EXPLOSION CALLS CAME IN BETWEEN 8 AND 9AM LOCAL TIME. NO APPARENT INJURIES WITH A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAYING THE EXPLOSIONS INVOLVED A LOT OF SHREDDED PAPER APPARENTLY FIREWORKS. SERVICES WERE GOING ON AT BOTH CHURCHES AT THE TIME OF EXPLOSIONS. CHURCHGOERS WERE EVACUATED AND TOLD NOT TO USE THEIR CARS TO LEAVE.......
  • Illegal Alien with Multiple DUIs Killed in Colorado Highway Accident

    07/31/2015 2:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul y 31st, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Illegal alien Jose Triana-Valenzuela was killed this week when the car he lost control of his car Monday morning. ... Triana-Valenzuela was arrested in 2003 for driving under the influence, speeding and driving without a license. He was turned over to immigration authorities after his 2003 arrest. ... A Weld County man killed in a rollover accident earlier this week had been arrested multiple times, but none of the arresting agencies linked him to an active warrant out of Morgan County dating back to 2003. ... Triana-Valenzuela was first arrested in Morgan County on May 1, 2003 for Driving Under...
  • Community convenes for Colowyo ( Coal mining & electric power Jobs: Colorado )

    07/31/2015 1:03:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Steamboat Today ^ | July 31, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Craig community leaders hosted a meeting Thursday at Moffat County High School to provide a brief update on the situation at Colowyo Coal Mine, answer questions and facilitate public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s environmental assessment. Ray Beck, Craig mayor, opened the gathering by telling the audience about the economic significance of Colowyo mine’s 220 jobs to Craig and Northwest Colorado. “This is not the time to slow down,” Beck said, emphasizing the importance of community feedback on the development of the mine’s new environmental assessment. When the OMSRE’s recommendation to approve mining plans for...
  • New Mexico protesters demand Planned Parenthood inquiry

    07/29/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Deborah Baker and Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writers
    More than 300 abortion opponents held rallies Tuesday in New Mexico demanding the government investigate whether Planned Parenthood is illegally selling aborted fetal tissue, and that it defund the national organization. The protests, at the state Capitol in Santa Fe and at Planned Parenthood clinics in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, were a spinoff of the recent national furor over secretly recorded videos posted to YouTube, showing organization officials talking about providing fetal tissue and organs for research in exchange for payment. Anti-abortion groups have seized on the videos as evidence of what one rally speaker called the “scandal of selling...
  • 3rd Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood VP Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/28/2015 6:11:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 91 replies
    Life News ^ | July 28, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After two shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a third video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal.As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaÂ’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In the second video, Planned Parenthood...
  • ‘It’s a game of cat and mouse’ (Desert illegals & drug runners in NM; must see photo)

    07/27/2015 11:54:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Lauren Villagran
    Andrew Arredondo clicks through hundreds of black-and-white photos on his computer at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in Lordsburg, pausing to point out pea-sized shadows. If you didn’t know what to look for, you’d miss them. But in the green cross hairs of the photos snapped with his long-range thermal-image camera, there they are: drug mules trudging across one of the Bootheel’s four mountain ranges. In the middle of the night. With no light but the moon. Carrying swollen loads of dope on their backs. Chances are the shadows have been walking for days. Chances are their destination is I-10,...
  • Conservatives Are Going After Law Enforcement Agencies In the Name of Property Rights

    07/27/2015 10:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    Joseph Rivers, an aspiring artist from Michigan, had his dreams shattered by federal agents. On a train to California, where he was going to start a video production business, he had his $16,000 in life savings seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency under the mere claimed suspicion that it was going to be used as drug money. A hunch or suspicion is enough for some law enforcement agents to seize someone's property and hold it until they prove themselves innocent. As the Albuquerque Journal, which first reported Rivers' case, quoted the DEA agent in charge: "We don't have to prove...
  • Cannon Air Force Base officials deny accusations of promoting religion [Shaddup, Mikey]

    07/26/2015 2:18:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 7/26/15 | Kevin Wilson
    Cannon Air Force Base officials say an accusation that supervisors are using their ranks to promote religion is untrue. On Thursday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation posted a story regarding Cannon Air Force Base personnel and the distribution of an Aug. 15 “Gospel Explosion” event that will take place at the base’s chapel. The MRFF said seven people at the base contacted the civil rights foundation with emails of the event, first sent by a master sergeant and then distributed by first lieutenants, requesting they “please post everywhere and spread the word.” The foundation said the action violated Air Force...
  • Oil and gas officials scramble after feds review species protections

    07/24/2015 4:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Oil and gas producers in one of the most active drilling areas in the country have had to make concessions to not disturb species such as the lesser prairie chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard. Now industry officials in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico may have four other species to contend with: make way for the Cascade Caverns salamander, the Arizona toad, the alligator snapping turtle and the Rio Grande cooter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it is giving what it calls “status reviews” to the four amphibians and reptiles found in the Southwest as...
  • WildEarth Guardians' natural habitat is a courtroom ( NM & Colorado )

    07/23/2015 7:16:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | July 21, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Though a relatively small organization with only 26 people on staff, WildEarth Guardians’ litigious nature has established the environmental advocacy group as a dominant voice in the national debate about environmental policy. From 2010 to present, Guardians have initiated a total of 152 cases in federal district courts and 55 in the Circuit Court of Appeals for a total of 207 cases. In 2010 alone they filed 61 claims — an average of about one per week. However, Guardians’ pervasiveness in the courts has not gone without criticism. In a 2012 analysis of WildEarth Guardians' legal activity, the conservative group...
  • 'Breaking Bad' Actor Runs for Bernalillo County Commision Seat

    07/21/2015 1:44:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 7/21
    "Breaking Bad" actor Steven Michael Quezada is jumping in a heated race for county commissioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Quezada, who played DEA agent Steven Gomez in the hit AMC-TV series, told The Associated Press on Monday that he will make a formal announcement on Tuesday that he's seeking the Bernalillo County Commission seat. The 52-year-old actor and comedian says he's joining in the race because he feels someone like him can make a difference in the district which includes the historic Hispanic South Valley and an area where developers are seeking to build new homes. At least three others...
  • Trinity Test Anniversary Has Different Meaning for 'Down-Winders' (Atom Bomb)

    07/18/2015 11:40:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KOAT ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Kirsten Swanson
    1945 explosion lit up NM sky The world changed 70 years ago Thursday, when scientists in New Mexico successfully tested the first atomic bomb near Alamogordo. Though the success of the Trinity Test is a scientific milestone, some say they paid a heavy price for history. It was July 16, 1945, when an explosion lit up the sky above the White Sands Missile Range. The blast was a test of the world's first atomic bomb, developed and detonated in the Land of Enchantment. "It was actually amazing, because in a very short period of time, essentially about three years,...
  • Number on Food Stamps Increased Dramatically… So This State Just Took Drastic Measures

    07/18/2015 12:55:11 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 7/18/2015 | John Velisek USN (Ret)
    Right now American conservatives are arguing over the idea that the US should provide at least a minimum safety net for citizens who fall on economic hard times and need assistance to get back on their feet. One thing conservatives are not arguing about, however, is the idea that too many freeloaders consider such assistance an entitlement and abuse it for as long as they can. The use of food stamps is a case in point. More and more families use food stamps as their primary means of receiving not only groceries but also questionable items for people supposedly living...
  • Pacific Legal Foundation sues the Corps and EPA over WOTUS on behalf of the WCA

    07/17/2015 7:05:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Washington Cattlemen's Association ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jack Field
    Today we filed our complaint in the Federal District Court of Minnesota challenging the Corps and EPA’s extreme rule redefining “waters of the United States” subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act, and other laws. The case is entitled Washington Cattlemen’s Association, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al,. ... We represent ranchers, farmers and private parties from 5 different states arguing the new rule violates the Clean Water Act itself, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, and exceeds federal power under the Constitution. The new rule covers virtually all waters in the U.S. and much...
  • Birth Certificate Keeps Transgender Student Off Volleyball Court

    07/16/2015 8:55:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KOAT ^ | Jul 16, 2015
    Certificate can only be altered after reassignment surgery in NMLike many teenage girls, Alex Trujillo likes makeup, has teen idols and stays active. Yet, she can't play on the girl's volleyball team at Laguna-Acoma High School. School officials say that's because Trujillo was born a male. Her mother said she saw it at a young age, about 3 or 4. Trujillo began dressing as a girl in tenth grade. She said it was scary, but she stuck with it, because she finally felt free. But she isn't free to play the sport she has a passion for. The gender...
  • Grand Jury Testimony In Cold War-Era Rosenberg Case Released (Brother's Testimony)

    07/15/2015 6:15:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15
    Here's what we know: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953 for selling U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union after one of the most sensational Cold War-era espionage trials. They were convicted in 1951 owing, largely, to the testimony of David Greenglass, Ethel Rosenberg's brother. Here's what we don't know: How credible Greenglass' testimony was in court. Greenglass himself spent nearly a decade in prison for his role in the conspiracy. The Army sergeant stole nuclear intelligence from Los Alamos, N.M., and said he passed it on to the Rosenbergs. At the trial, he said Ethel Rosenberg typed...
  • Former DEA agent: 'El Chapo' wants to push Juarez Cartel out, funnel drugs through NM

    07/15/2015 5:58:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | 07/14/2015
    He was part of the team that helped put one of Mexico's most violent drug lords behind bars – the same one who escaped from a Mexican maximum-security prison over the weekend. Tuesday, KOB talked to Michael Vigil, a former DEA agent from New Mexico who investigated Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for years. Vigil says Guzman's escape is not good for the U.S., especially our state. He says Guzman wants to push out the Juarez Cartel and push more heroin through New Mexico. "Chapo Guzman has taken over that area and he controls most of the routes into the United...
  • Trump: 'Corrupt' Mexican Officials Let Drug Kingpin Escape

    07/13/2015 1:55:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12 Jul 2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump on Sunday blasted "corrupt Mexican officials" for letting a notorious drug kingpin escape from a maximum security prison. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped the prison by riding a motorcycle through a mile-long tunnel that was connected to the shower area of Guzman's cell. It is his second escape, and prison employees are being questioned. Trump noted that the last time Guzman escaped he was free for 13 years. "He has been selling drugs in the U.S. big-time – a major kingpin," he said in a statement sent to the media. "He is possibly in the U.S. and his...
  • Man who threw banana peel at Dave Chappelle appears in court

    07/13/2015 2:36:09 PM PDT · by bkopto · 7 replies
    Breitbart AP ^ | July13, 2105 | staff
    SANTA FE, N.M. — The attorney for the man accused of throwing a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance in Santa Fe said Monday his client isn’t a racist and that Chappelle should have to testify in the case or drop it. Attorney Rod Thompson, who is African American, made the comments to The Santa Fe New Mexican after a status hearing before Magistrate Judge Donita Sena. Thompson’s client, Christian Englander, who is white, is facing charges of disturbing the peace and battery after the fruit-throwing incident in March. Englander had acknowledged throwing a peel from a...
  • PICTURED: The baby-faced teens charged with 'murdering beloved Albuquerque grandfather...

    07/13/2015 12:07:31 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Dailymail ^ | July 13, 2015 | Dailymail.com reporters
    Six New Mexico teens face murder charges after authorities say one of them gunned down a 60-year-old man in his driveway while the group was breaking into cars and homes in a neighborhood. Steve Gerecke, 60, was found dead in his driveway with multiple gunshot wounds on June 26. The suspects range from 14 to 17 years old. Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said during a Friday news conference that one of the boys confessed on Thursday but the investigation is ongoing. > Snip < Heather Alter, Gerecke's daughter, said her father did not deserve to be executed. 'I want...
  • Coal in the cross hairs [ Colorado ]

    07/12/2015 5:36:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | July 11, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Most of the 1.5 million electricity consumers served by the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association probably don’t think about it. But when they wake up and flip on their light switches each morning, they can thank in significant part Tri-State’s Craig Station power plant in Moffat County, the second largest in Colorado. And that power plant can operate only thanks to hundreds of local workers digging in, not just figuratively at the plant itself, but literally at the two area surface mines — Colowyo and Trapper — that provide the plant’s coal. ... With 220 people working at Colowyo, some...
  • Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs (owner charged)

    07/11/2015 12:27:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/15 | Chris Spargo
    Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs to commit crimes claim police as they charge his 'owner' with HIS murder The man who was killed as he tried to rob a former CNN anchor at gunpoint is now being described as a 'street slave.' Lynne Russell, 68, had stopped for the night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday June 30 when she was grabbed by an Tomorio Walton, who demanded valuables from her room. But she was saved from the attack after her husband Chuck de Caro- a former CNN anchor who has...
  • Alleged accomplice of man killed by ex-CNN staffer charged with murder (ABQ update)

    07/09/2015 12:08:18 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 30 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 9, 2015 | Nicole Perez
    A man who police say was part of a group who targeted two former CNN staffers at an Albuquerque Motel 6 and gave shooter Tomorio Walton a gun to rob them was arrested Thursday morning. Walton tried to rob Lynne Russell, former CNN anchor, and her husband Chuck de Caro, a former CNN reporter, the night of June 30 while they were staying at a Motel 6 near Coors and Iliff NW. Walton fired at de Caro, and de Caro returned fire, killing Walton, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. De Caro hasn’t been charged. Instead, Walton’s accomplice, 30-year-old Skyy...
  • ( 13 ) States file lawsuit against EPA's 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

    07/06/2015 2:09:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Enoch
    Attorneys general from thirteen states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging EPA's new rule defining the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), asserting that the rule expands the scope of clean water regulations to lands that are dry much of the year and increases the federal government's authority over land use. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, who joined in the lawsuit, noted that 35 states have filed comments in opposition to the rule and several other attorneys general are considering filing challenges. The EPA is overstepping...
  • Donald Trump Deletes Tweet About Jeb Bush’s Wife: You Like ‘Mexican Illegals’ Because of Your Wife

    07/06/2015 7:34:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 244 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 6th, 2015 | By Jordan Chariton
    Donald Trump appears to have deleted a tweet he quoted that made questionable comments about Jeb Bush and his wife. On July 4th, Trump quoted another users tweet which claimed to know why Bush likes “Mexican illegals.” The tweet appeared to be live for 24 hours before Trump deleted it. Bush’s wife, Columbia, is Mexican. Bush responded to Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug lords over the weekend. “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what most Republicans think.”
  • ‘Dinner With Hillary’ Contest Changes Fine Print To Not Exclude Illegals

    07/05/2015 8:28:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Hillary Clinton campaign’s “Dinner With Hillary” contest has slightly different fine print than past Clinton campaign contests. The rules have been altered so as not to explicitly exclude illegal immigrants from entering.As The Daily Caller reported, the Clinton campaign’s “Meet Hillary” contest, which closed for entries June 5, prohibited DREAMers from entering or winning prizes.“Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of the 50 states, DC or Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law),” according to that contest’s fine print.But the new “Dinner With Hillary”...
  • Police ID suspect killed in shootout with former CNN reporter as Memphis fugitive

    07/03/2015 6:36:59 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    KOB News Albuquerque ^ | 7/3/15 | Blair Miller
    Thursday night, Albuquerque police identified the man killed in a shootout at a west side Motel 6 with former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro as 27-year-old Tomorio Walton, who APD says is an absconder out of Memphis, Tennessee. APD spokesperson Tanner Tixier said it is unknown how long Walton had been in the Albuquerque area.
  • Former CNN correspondent, anchor survive motel gunfight

    07/02/2015 6:33:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    KOAT ^ | 07/01/15 | Laura Thoren
    Former CNN anchor and Manzano High School graduate Lynne Russell told Action 7 News she and her husband Chuck de Caro were robbed at gunpoint around 11:30 p.m. at the Motel 6 near Coors and Iliff. De Caro worked as a correspondent for CNN. Russell said they were exhausted Tuesday night and decided to go to a motel to rest. She had gone to the car to get something when a man put a gun to her head, dragged her back into the motel room and demanded her valuables. "The man pushed me inside, I was airborne, literally. And (I)...
  • Former CNN journalist kills man in shootout at NW Albuquerque motel

    07/01/2015 1:42:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 83 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Robert Browman and Nicole Perez
    A former CNN reporter shot and killed a man who allegedly tried to rob him and his wife at a northwest Albuquerque motel room Tuesday night. Chuck de Caro, who is married to former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell, has worked as an investigative reporter for CNN and other news organizations. The couple was staying at the Motel 6 at 6015 Iliff NW while on their way to California. According to Russell’s account, de Caro was struck three times in the firefight before shooting and killing the offender, who hasn’t been identified by police. De Caro was taken to...
  • Police: Domino's delivery driver shot armed robbery suspect

    06/29/2015 10:42:56 AM PDT · by dware · 29 replies
    KOB ^ | 06.29.2015 | Blair Miller and Elizabeth Reed
    Albuquerque police say a Domino's delivery driver shot an armed man who attempted to rob him in the restaurant's parking lot in the North Valley late Sunday. Police responded to the scene near Menaul and 12th around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Officers received reports of a robbery in progress and shots being fired in the area.
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • NCBA warns of lawsuit over Waters of the U.S.

    06/25/2015 9:18:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Farm Futures ^ | Jun 23, 2015
    NCBA will engage EPA in lawsuit alleging overreach in Waters of the U.S. rule, group says. Concerns of cattlemen regarding the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the U.S. rule released last month are coming true, National Cattlemen's Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said Tuesday, but that's actually generating more support for repeal efforts. We just got some more feedback this last weekend that it's the determination of the EPA that any stock tank or pond that runs around in a flooding type event would be considered a 'water of the United States,'"...
  • Hundreds attend town hall meeting to discuss BLM's plan for closures of public land ( Colorado )

    06/25/2015 6:38:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    KJCT ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Daniela Pardo
    Grand Junction, COLO. It's a hot debate that's sparked a lot of controversy in Mesa County. The updating of the Resource Management Plan has been in the works for years. It was announced a few months back, but not everyone's happy about the proposal. The Mesa County Commissioners and the Bureau of Land Management took turns speaking at the town hall meeting. The public listened to what happened in a meeting with representatives from the governor's office, in regards to the Resource Management Plan, and had the chance to share their concerns and suggestions. At last week's meeting with the...
  • BODY OF MISSING EX-WHITE HOUSE CHEF FOUND IN MOUNTAINS

    06/22/2015 5:41:09 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 58 replies
    abc7.com ^ | June 22, 2015
    TAOS, N.M. -- Searchers have found the body of a former White House chef who had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said. The body of 61-year-old Walter Scheib was found Sunday night near a hiking trail in mountains in the Taos area, the New Mexico State Police said. "The body was discovered off the immediate trail," a State Patrol statement said. Authorities did not provide a cause of death or any other details about the discovery, saying rescuers were still gathering information and more details would be released later....
  • Mystery solved: Why large dinosaurs avoided the tropics for millions of years

    06/20/2015 1:31:56 PM PDT · by ETL · 66 replies
    FoxNews.com/science ^ | June 17, 2015 | Walt Bonner
    New research has revealed why it took more than 30 million years for large Triassic dinosaurs to populate the tropics after they first appeared on Earth, ending a mystery that has kept researchers baffled for decades. Using new geological evidence culled from Ghost Ranch, N.M., researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. have found that an extremely unpredictable hot and arid climate due to elevated carbon dioxide levels (four to six times of what they are today) kept large herbivorous dinos at bay until after 200 million years ago.
  • Former White House Top Chef Missing After New Mexico Hiking Trip

    06/19/2015 11:04:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    abc ^ | 6/19/15 | BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    A former White House executive chef to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush has been reported missing in New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley after a planned hiking trip to the area last Saturday. Walter Scheib, 61, was reported missing by his girlfriend when he did not return home from a hiking trip last Saturday. Authorities discovered his vehicle on Tuesday, and have been combing 20 to 30 square miles of mountainous area for Schieb since Wednesday, according to Bob Rodgers, the search and resource officer leading the search for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. "The terrain is...
  • House OKs Obama trade agenda on 2nd try, bill heads to Senate

    06/18/2015 10:16:05 AM PDT · by dware · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.18.2015 | Fox News
    The House on Thursday approved a key plank of President Obama's trade agenda after the push nearly imploded amid Democratic resistance last week, sending the bill to the Senate where it still faces an uncertain fate. The 218-208 vote nevertheless marked a significant victory for Obama and his pro-trade supporters in both parties. The vote came after Obama huddled Wednesday evening with congressional allies to try to craft a way forward.
  • Boehner takes his retribution

    06/16/2015 12:48:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/16/15 | Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders booted three members off the whip team for voting against a procedural rule that structured how a critical trade package was brought to the House floor last week. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) informed Reps. Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Steve Pearce (N.M.) and Trent Franks (Ariz.) on Monday that they were no longer a part of the GOP’s vote-counting operation, a source close to the whip team confirmed. Scalise’s decision was based on longstanding whip team rules that stated members must “vote as a team on procedural matters” but are free to vote against leadership on underlying legislation,...
  • Three Booted From GOP Whip Team as Leaders Crack Down

    06/16/2015 9:04:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/16/2015 | Daniel Newhauser
    House Republican leaders are cracking down on rebellious members after a near-disaster on a trade vote last week, but another imperiled rule coming to the House floor Tuesday is making it difficult to punish members leaders need to pass the measure. Reps. Cynthia Lummis, Steve Pearce and Trent Franks have been removed from the whip team after they sided with GOP rebels to vote against a rule governing debate on a trade bill, according to sources close to the team. Lummis, a deputy whip and a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, was perhaps the whip team's highest-ranking bridge...
  • State Supreme Court calls for reasonable bonds (NM judges -let the killers walk free!)

    06/12/2015 8:49:33 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    KOAT-TV, Albuquerque ^ | June 12, 2015 | Nancy Laflin
    At a time when New Mexico judges are under fire for not being tougher on suspected criminals, the state Supreme Court is telling them to give suspects more rights. Even some suspects accused of murder would be allowed the chance to get out of jail on lower bonds, or no bond at all. The high court said Walter Brown's case is the reason. In 2011, Brown was accused of fatally stabbing a man in the heart. A judge set his bond at $250,000. According to court records, he sat behind bars for more than two years awaiting trial. But last...
  • Politics Notebook: Martinez strategist to lead Jeb Bush’s campaign; Land Office official quits (NM)

    06/10/2015 8:32:49 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 10, 2015 | Dan Boyd
    A Republican strategist with ties to Gov. Susana Martinez has been selected as Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign manager. Danny Diaz, who has worked on and off for Martinez’s political operation for the past five-plus years, was tapped for the new job this week in a surprise move, according to The Washington Post. The Washington, D.C.-based Diaz has worked as a press consultant and adviser for Martinez. He played an active role in the governor’s 2014 re-election campaign and spent time in New Mexico helping with her inaugural events. Despite Martinez’s insistence she is not interested in national office, might the...
  • Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians ( Colorado)

    06/09/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | June 8, 2015 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies’ financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down. Stockmen’s Liquor pulled 12 brands of beer — including New Belgium Brewery — because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters. “We pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines,” said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. “Craig is a coal mine town.” WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters...
  • Sun-News: Court records: Employee stole data from voter rolls (Old Mexico/New Mexico)

    06/03/2015 7:04:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Court records indicate sensitive personal data for an unknown number of Doña Ana County voters — particularly those ages 19 or 20 — was compromised in a binational identity theft and check-cashing scam allegedly spearheaded locally by a county clerk's office document technician. Maria Ceniceros, 42, of Anthony, New Mexico, admitted to federal agents that she'd picked through the Doña Ana County voter registration database records on her work computer to glean "names, birthdates, and Social Security numbers" to supply to scam organizers in Mexico, according to court records. Federal authorities believe the data was then...
  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    01/29/2015 2:48:22 PM PST · by windcliff · 35 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | 1-29-15 | Russell Contreas
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. In the recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni tells an agent posing as a Venezuelan official that the bombs would prevent the United States from invading the oil-rich nation and brags to his wife that the passing of secrets would make him wealthy. "I'm going to be the boss with money and power," the naturalized U.S. citizen...
  • Police detail traffic stop that ended in officer's death

    05/27/2015 7:17:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/26/15 | Russell Contreras
    Rio Rancho Police Chief Michael Geier detailed the last moments of Officer Gregg Benner's shift during a news conference Tuesday in which police identified a known gang member with an extensive criminal record that included a manslaughter conviction and weapons charges as the man suspected of fatally shooting the officer. Andrew Romero, 28, was a passenger in the vehicle that Benner attempted to stop just after 8 p.m. Monday near a fast-food restaurant, Geier said. "It started out as, for all practical purposes, a routine traffic stop, something our officers do daily," the chief said. "Officer Benner is a hardworking,...
  • [NM] Blue Cross seeking 51 percent premium hike (Obamacare cost fallout)

    05/28/2015 9:23:09 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jessica Dyer
    Citing higher-than-expected costs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico wants to raise premiums by an average of 51.6 percent on individual Affordable Care Act plans in 2016. The company made the request in a preliminary rate proposal filed with New Mexico Insurance Superintendent John Franchini. Blue Cross and Blue Shield – which insures an estimated 600,000 people statewide – said the proposal affects an estimated 35,000 customers who signed up for qualified individual health plans through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, but also those who bought the same plans off the exchange. Franchini has the final authority...
  • Rio Rancho police identify officer killed in shooting; suspect in custody (3rd or 4th one recently)

    05/26/2015 8:35:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rio Rancho police have identified the officer killed in the line of duty and the suspect accused of shooting him on Memorial Day. Just after 8 p.m. Monday, officer Gregg "Nigel" Benner was shot during a traffic stop near Southern Boulevard and Pinetree Road in Rio Rancho. He later died at UNM Hospital, the department confirmed early Tuesday. Benner, 49, was a four-year veteran of the department and a married father of five adult children. He was also an Air Force veteran. "Officer Benner was a dedicated military veteran and law enforcement officer and his tragic death is deeply saddening...
  • A Proposal for an Immigration Executive Order to Build a Border Wall

    05/26/2015 11:20:12 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 10 replies
    Attorney Website ^ | May 26, 2015 | James C. Wolf
    President Obama can flex his presidential power issuing Executive Orders regarding immigration. I propose the most urgent presidential mandate should be to build a border wall. As an immigration attorney based in California, I would benefit from the government ignoring the border and creating millions of new clients for my firm. But as an American, I want the Government to protect our soil and my family from threats coming across our southern border. Drug mules and Islamic State terrorists should not be able to waltz into the US. Therefore I have drafted a proposal, and an effectively free funding plan,...