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  • Would-be carjacker gets bullet in chest(NM)

    04/22/2012 8:20:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    krqe.com ^ | 19 April, 2012 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - Nathan Velasquez admitted to Hobbs police he shot an unarmed man but said he had good reason: the man was trying to steal his car and endangered his life. Hobbs dispatch received an emergency call just after 8 p.m. Monday from Cristobal Carrizoza night who said he'd been shot in the chest. "When police got here they found Cristobal Carrizoza suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest, and the individual Velasquez, who we later learned had done the shooting," Hobbs Officer Mike Stone said. Velasquez, 20, told police he went to get into his car...
  • Homeowner Won't Be Charged After Shooting Intruder(NM)

    03/19/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    koat.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | NA
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police said a homeowner shot someone who broke into his home in northwest Albuquerque on Sunday morning. The homeowner frantically called 911 after the shooting. Police said the man didn't know the intruder or how he got in. "He had fired numerous rounds at the individual," Sgt. Ferris Simmons said. "The suspect was conscious when police arrived. The homeowner did say he was conscious when he was making the call and crying." ------------cut------------------- "No one ever wants to take another person's life in a situation like this. However, we expect homeowners to defend their families and defend...
  • Accused ‘illegal’ gun seller Terri Reese still awaiting bail release

    03/10/2012 7:06:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A member of a gun dealer family jailed since last August for conducting alleged sales to straw purchasers has had her bail release delayed due to procedural documentation requirements, Gun Rights Examiner has learned. Terri Reese, wife of Deming gun shop owner and co-defendant Rick Reese, and mother of co-defendants Ryin and Remington Reese, was granted bail on February 24, provided a property appraisal/title search would be completed to secure her bond, this column reported on February 27. The family spokesperson who gave their side of the story in a February 28 follow-up report confirmed Wednesday that...
  • New Mexico robber makes off with cash from register... but leaves part of his FINGER behind

    03/06/2012 8:55:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6 March, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    Police in New Mexico say a robbery suspect may have left a piece of his finger behind at the crime scene. Police arrived at the Up in Smoke Smoke Shop in Albuquerque after a report of shots fired Saturday night. According to a police spokesperson, the suspect fled the scene after emptying the register, but they believe he left behind his severed finger tip inside a glass display case. Wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses, the armed suspect emptied the register as well as demanded some of the store's glass pipes, according to the filed police report. Finding an opportunity...
  • Albuquerque dog becomes registered voter

    An Albuquerque man says he successfully registered his dog to vote in Bernalillo County. The dog owner said he saw a voter registration booth on the University of New Mexico's campus a few weeks ago and decided to see how easy it would be to register his dog to vote. He said he was trying to expose the problems with the registration system. He said he just received the dog's voter registration card in the mail Wednesday, and it was way too easy. "They should verify. Somebody should have verified this information and somebody should have come out and took...
  • NM gun case shows government treats citizens differently from its own (cont'd.)

    02/29/2012 7:28:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    Part Two: The family speaks The Department of Justice is prosecuting members of the Reese family, proprietors of a New Mexico gun store accused of knowingly selling guns to cartel buyers, and has held the family members without bail for over six months. Family assets which they could use to provide a legal defense have been tied up in forfeiture proceedings, and the judge presiding over the case has denied the family’s request to be represented by one attorney. As noted in the first installment of this report, Terri Reese, the wife of defendant Rick Reese and mother of defendant’s...
  • NM gun case shows government treats citizens differently from its own

    02/29/2012 5:54:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    Part One: An economic Waco A member of a gun dealer family arrested over half a year ago for allegedly knowingly selling firearms and ammunition to Mexican cartel buyers has been released on bail, Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition reported over the weekend. [Update--per Knox: "Correcting my previous report, Terri Reese has not yet been released from jail. The judge granted bail on Friday evening (2/24) but Terri will not be released until an appraisal and title search can be completed for the property being put up to secure her bond. Bail was set at $2 million and she...
  • Glorieta dog killed by State Police officer

    02/26/2012 10:26:30 PM PST · by Altariel · 64 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | February 24, 2012 | Unknown
    A Glorieta family woke up Friday without Jilly. The family's 11-year-old dog was shot and killed Thursday by a New Mexico State Police officer who was on the family's property. The department tells our media partners at KOB-TV that it will investigate the incident, but initially sees no cause for disciplinary action. KOB-TV did not indicate whether the officer's name was made public. "Was there things that could have done different? Absolutely, however that's the situation that occurred and so now we'll deal with it," Lt. Robert McDonald said. Victoria Baca on Thursday morning called police to file a report...
  • The Reese Family Railroad(NM ATF)

    02/26/2012 7:10:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    (17 February) The investigation into the ATF/DOJ Gunwalker scandal code-named Fast & Furious has passed the one-year mark. During that time Congressional investigators have put barely a chip in the stone wall established by Eric Holder and his Justice Department. So far, fewer than 20 percent of the documents requested by Congressional investigators have been produced by the DOJ. There have been a couple of resignations and a few reassignments, and one Justice Department official has refused to testify on Fifth Amendment grounds, but so far there hasn't been the slightest indication that anyone involved is going to spend a...
  • A Disturbing Case in New Mexico Guilty or not, this is too much

    02/18/2012 7:18:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    A family of four – Rick Reese, his wife Terri, and their two sons, Ryin - 24 and Remington - 19 – was arrested in Las Cruces, New Mexico on August 30, 2011. They have been held in four separate county and federal detention facilities without bond ever since. Their alleged crime is that, over the course of several months, they sold between 15 and 30 guns to people they knew, or should have known were gun traffickers for Mexican drug gangs. The Reeses insist that they are innocent of any crime. Shortly after they were arrested in Las Cruces,...
  • Would-be intruder shot by home owner (7:18 a.m.)(NM)

    02/08/2012 7:47:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    webcitation.org ^ | 5 February, 2012 | Matt Robinson
    DEMING -- A home intruder was shot on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 2 as he attempted to charge the home owner. Authorities were tipped off when the failed home intruder called Central Dispatch with his cellular phone seeking help for his two gunshot wounds. Justin Hall, 32, suffered two gunshot wounds after he broke into a home on the 5000 block of Amapola Road in the county. The home owner, a 62-year-old man, had called the Luna County Sheriff's Office to his residence earlier that evening because he had noticed some of his personal items stacked in a strange...
  • House gets ban on illegals' licenses

    02/03/2012 6:29:29 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    KASA ^ | 03 Feb 2012 | Katie Kim
    SANTA FE (KRQE) - The House Judiciary Committee late Friday approved a bill to ban drivers licenses for illegal immigrants after efforts to find a compromise failed. A bipartisan group had been trying to find common ground with Gov. Susana Martinez and the Senate but couldn't do it. One Democratic version would have continued the licenses but for shorter terms and with tighter restrictions. There was also a proposal to give illegals temporary permits that could be used for driving but not for ID or other purposes.
  • Immigrant driver's license repeal falls short in New Mexico

    01/27/2012 9:52:21 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    TriValley Central ^ | January 27, 2012 | BARRY MASSEY Associated Press
    SANTA FE, N.M. — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez suffered a temporary political setback Thursday in a bid to stop New Mexico from granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
  • SCPD investigating aggravated burglary(NM)

    01/25/2012 9:55:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    grantcountybeat.com ^ | 23 January, 2012 | NA
    Date: 01/23/12 Contact: Ed Reynolds, Chief of Police Synopsis: Aggravated Burglary Location: 1800 block of Lamina Loop Silver City, New Mexico Narrative: On Saturday, January 21, 2012 officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to Gila Regional Medical Center in reference to an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. When officers arrived at GRMC, they interviewed a male subject that brought the male who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the hospital. He stated he was awakened at his residence on the 600 block of Oro, by loud banging on the door of his residence. When he...
  • Lock & Load (NM)

    12/31/2011 6:24:13 PM PST · by CedarDave · 63 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 31, 2011 | Olivier Uyttebrouck
    No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat. In fact, FBI data suggest that gun sales in New Mexico and nationally will hit record levels in 2011. Will Hogsett, sales director at Calibers Shooter Sports Center said strong sales at his store may be due to an improving economy or lingering fears about stronger gun control before the 2012 elections. Sales of handguns and shotguns continue to be the big sellers among people looking for protection in their homes, he said. “The big thing people come to us for is home defense.” The...
  • Does Concealed Gun Give Cops Right to Search You? (NM)

    12/30/2011 7:27:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 28 December, 2011 | Orin Kerr
    A recent decision of the District of New Mexico, United States v. Rodriguez, 2011 WL 6739498 (D.N.M. Dec. 8, 2011) (Browning, J.) , addresses an issue of Fourth Amendment law that touches on Second Amendment concerns: In a concealed carry state, does police observation that a person is in possession of a concealed weapon create “reasonable suspicion” justifying a stop and frisk for a potential violation of the state’s concealed carry law? The court concludes that it does, although that conclusion strikes me as incorrect. The facts of the case are complicated, but here are the basics. A local 911...
  • Ohio and New Mexico Sign Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreement(CCW)

    12/27/2011 7:38:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2011 | NA
    COLUMBUS/SANTA FE --(Ammoland.com)- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and New Mexico Department of Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Gorden E. Eden, Jr. have signed an agreement that permits reciprocity between their states for citizens who have valid concealed carry permits. “I am pleased that this agreement between Ohio and New Mexico will allow Ohioans who have concealed carry permits the same rights to carry a concealed handgun in the State of New Mexico, as well as New Mexicans who have concealed carry permits to do the same in Ohio” said Attorney General DeWine. Secretary Eden reiterated those remarks. “As proponents of...
  • Deming scout to be honored as hero (NM)

    12/16/2011 10:07:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    kob.com ^ | 15 December, 2011 | Tracy Dingmann, AP
    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) - A 15-year-old Deming girl will be honored as a hero Thursday for saving a 7-year-old boy from a potentially fatal dog mauling. The El Paso Sector Border Patrol will hold ceremonies at the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station to formally recognize 15-year-old Gabriela Ramos, who is a young Border Patrol Explorer with the Deming Post 892.
  • ID theft suspect behind bars

    12/13/2011 8:16:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    KRQE.com ^ | 12 Dec 2011 | Scott Daniels
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A neighbor’s call reporting a stolen license plate led police to a man they say was making fake drivers licenses which he would then sell to illegal immigrants. Sherie Ochoa called police on Sunday around noon after she noticed her license plate had been stolen. Ochoa told police she believed her neighbor, Richard Howell, 58, may be to blame. Ochoa told News 13 that while Howell had not been living in the area long, every since he had come around she’d noticed some suspicious behavior. "There was also a stolen truck out here and we knew where...
  • Attorney General's Office Warns Of 'Pedobear' (NM-cartoon bear used by pedophiles)

    11/29/2011 3:27:19 PM PST · by CedarDave · 38 replies · 1+ views
    KOAT-TV News, Albuquerque ^ | November 28, 2011 | KOAT News Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The New Mexico Attorney General's Office cautioned parents against an Internet image they said is really a sexual menace called the "pedobear." It started out as a joke, but authorities said the bear has spiraled into something much darker and more evil than they could've imagined. Some images depict the pedobear snatching a little girl, dangling a carrot over two children and joking about not using condoms. "This is the most disturbing one of all, it has the bear and it says, 'Too young to talk, too young to testify,'" said Lynn Southard with the AGO. Authorities...
  • Arizona's controversial Sheriff Arpaio set to endorse Rick Perry

    11/26/2011 6:47:47 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 118 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | November 26, 2011 | By From NBC's Carrie Dann
    NBC News has confirmed with a source familiar with the matter that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, will endorse Rick Perry this week. Arpaio will campaign with Perry in New Hampshire this week, the source said. The Arizona sheriff is known as a vehement backer of tough immigration laws and was a vocal supporter of his own state's controversial enforcement laws. Perry critics have described him as soft on immigration since the Florida debate, when he called opponents "heartless" for deriding his policy of in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants in Texas. .
  • Armed and Ready: New Mexico Residents Defy Government

    11/23/2011 7:15:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 22 November, 2011 | Larry Pratt
    GOA member Dr. Ray Seidel alerted me to the stirring of freedom that is taking place in his village of Ruidoso, New Mexico. I have already reported on the first battle with Mayor Ray Alborn and how he tried to impose an unconstitutional gun ban in the village. To get the full story of what happened in Ruidoso, you can go here and listen to my first debriefing session with Seidel. I recently interviewed Dr. Seidel a second time on my Gun Owners News Hour weekly radio program and asked him about several acts of local interposition in the surrounding...
  • Albuquerque residents claim giant owls are eating their pets

    11/11/2011 1:40:31 AM PST · by Daffynition · 94 replies
    Metro.com.uk ^ | Nov 11,3011 | staff reporter
    Residents in the foothills of the US city of Albuquerque have claimed that giant owls have moved into the area and are snacking on their small cats and dogs.
  • NM tribe: We have right to ask immigration status

    11/09/2011 10:49:16 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KFOX14 ^ | 11/09/2011 | KFOX14
    SANTA FE, N.M. — A Native American tribe in New Mexico says it has the right to ask residents of a tribal-owned mobile home community for proof of U.S. citizenship and proper immigration documentation.
  • My father had to get in the back of the line; so should everyone else

    10/10/2011 8:41:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    NMPolitics.net ^ | 10/10/11 | - Jim Spiri
    Immigration! It is the hot-topic buzzword at the moment that no one really wants to talk honestly about. That is exactly why I must speak about it now. I have found in all my life experiences that dodging an issue only results in more complications down the road. For the record, I am the son of an immigrant. I am first-generation. My father first came to America working on a boat. At one point, he was deported back to his native land because of improper documentation procedures. It took him another eight years to become a legal, naturalized citizen of...
  • New Mexico Religious Leaders Sign Petition Supporting Driver's Licenses for Undocumented

    09/21/2011 11:48:00 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | September 21, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    More than 100 religious leaders from around New Mexico have submitted an open letter to state legislators in support of a state law that lets those illegally in the country get New Mexico driver's licenses.
  • Angry citizens arm in defiance of order- no one killed!(NM)

    09/17/2011 6:59:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 September, 2011 | David Codrea
    Armed citizens, upset by a government disarmament edict, confronted the Ruidoso, New Mexico city council Tuesday night in defiance of an executive order from the mayor banning guns on city property, KRQE reports. Yet despite what anchor Dick Knipfing describes as “powerful emotions,” dozens of armed citizens conducted themselves peaceably, controlling themselves and their anger against what activist and New Mexico Militia leader Bob Wright called the act of a “tyrant.” Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, who made a special point of flying in and appearing armed, offered a cogent rebuttal to Ruidoso Mayor Ray Alborn’s loopy contention...
  • Ruidoso NM: Mayor bans firearms on public property. Citizens arm themselves(NM)

    09/16/2011 4:26:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 14 September, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Mayor bans firearms on public property. Citizens arm themselves, come to city council meeting and disobey the order. At one guy even slung an AR. Of course Larry Pratt and Bob Wright are in the middle of the resistance. Bob reports the cops were "VERY, VERY polite." With at least 80 armed citizens in the room that was probably a good idea.
  • Religious groups deep in NM driver's license fight

    09/09/2011 4:48:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 09/09/2011 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Churches and religious groups opposing the governor's renewed push to repeal a law allowing illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses say their actions are part of a larger and growing advocacy effort aimed at promoting immigration reform on moral grounds. Organizations like the New Mexico Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Albuquerque Interfaith were among those in Santa Fe this week to protest Gov. Susana Martinez's efforts to rescind the state law. They argue the measure helps one of the state's most vulnerable populations. For months, these coalitions of interfaith groups have called on their members to attend rallies...
  • Agents raid NM gun store in border smuggling case (AP)

    09/02/2011 12:11:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 30 August, 2011 | JERI CLAUSING
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Federal agents raided a southern New Mexico gun store Tuesday morning and arrested the owner, his wife and their two sons on a 30-count indictment accusing them of smuggling guns across the border with Mexico.
  • Judge blocks NM governor on immigrant driver licenses

    09/01/2011 2:23:05 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | September 1, 2011 | Tim Gaynor, Cynthia Johnston
    SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - A New Mexico judge on Wednesday blocked a move by the state's Republican governor to make it harder for illegal immigrants to keep driver's licenses in the state. Governor Susana Martinez's administration last month ordered the state to reverify the physical residency of foreign nationals who hold New Mexico driver's licenses in order to get or keep their licenses.But District Court Judge Sarah Singleton in Santa Fe issued a temporary restraining order blocking the program, arguing in a brief ruling that "irreparable injury" would occur from "constitutional deprivations to the applicants
  • Perfect Shot: Gov. Susana Martinez Renews Her Concealed Carry Permit

    08/31/2011 6:27:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 29 August, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez sure is near the top of my favorite governors list these days. While renewing her concealed carry permit recently, the first term governor received a perfect score and hit every target during the shooting portion of the exam with a .38 and .45 caliber handgun. Pure awesome. From the Las Cruces Sun-News:
  • Immigrant groups defend licenses for illegal immigrants

    08/26/2011 6:11:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/26/2011 | Cristina Rodda, KOB Eyewitness News 4
    Immigrant advocates are shaking their fingers at the three suspected Chinese crime ring leaders accused of selling New Mexico licenses. They are also planning a peaceful protest against Governor Susana Martinez' work to take away driver's licenses from illegal immigrants. A woman who helps the immigrant community live and thrive here in Albuquerque said she heard about the nearly four hundred indictments against the alleged Chinese crime ring leaders accused of illegally selling New Mexico driver's licenses. Bertha Campos works with illegal immigrants; making food and helping them earn money. Campos said, "We are a very united community." Campos believes...
  • License Access in New Mexico Is Heated Issue

    08/24/2011 11:25:58 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 23, 2011 | MARC LACEY
    SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico is one of just two states, the other being Washington, that allow in-state residents who are illegal immigrants to get the same driver’s licenses given to citizens, as long as they pass a written test and successfully show they can turn and stop and park. But critics, led by the newly elected governor, Susana Martinez, say that the lenient licensing law attracts illegal immigrants from far and wide who fraudulently claim they live in New Mexico in order to get identification cards that allow them to settle into American life. “We don’t have any...
  • This says it all! (vanity)

    08/08/2011 5:21:16 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 21 replies
    Me | 8/8/2011 | Myself
    Saw this billboard today just north of Belen, NM on I-25. Both the front and back of this business's reader board had the same setup. I think this billboard/reader board says exactly when a LOT of people in this country are thinking.
  • Conference to Look at Future of Energy Policy and honor Senator Domenici

    05/21/2008 7:36:26 PM PDT · by redwill · 2 replies · 113+ views
    Red Orbit ^ | Friday May 5th 2008 | By Journal Staff Report
    HOBBS -- Sen. Pete Domenici will be featured speaker at a national energy policy conference May 27 at the Lea County Event Center titled "The Making of Energy Policy: Where Are We Going?" The conference is sponsored by New Mexico Tech, the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County, and the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy. Co-sponsors are the United States Chamber of Commerce and the American Petroleum Institute. NMCEP, operated by New Mexico Tech, is organizing the conference, the group said in a news release. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed at 11:30 a.m. by a welcome and...
  • Conference to Look at Future of Energy Policy The Making of Energy Policy: Where Are We Going?

    05/14/2008 7:42:27 PM PDT · by redwill · 6 replies · 166+ views
    The Albequerque Journal ^ | 5/5/08 | By Journal Staff Report
    HOBBS -- Sen. Pete Domenici will be featured speaker at a national energy policy conference May 27 at the Lea County Event Center titled "The Making of Energy Policy: Where Are We Going?" The conference is sponsored by New Mexico Tech, the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County, and the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy. Co-sponsors are the United States Chamber of Commerce and the American Petroleum Institute. NMCEP, operated by New Mexico Tech, is organizing the conference, the group said in a news release. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed at 11:30 a.m. by a welcome and...
  • Kids Checked After Syringes Found At New Mexico Preschool (only 4 puncture wounds playing doctor)

    07/16/2011 8:20:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Official Wire ^ | 7/14/11
    <p>ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (USA) - Children at a city-run preschool program in Albuquerque, N.M., are being examined by doctors after teachers learned they had pricked themselves with hypodermic needles that were mistakenly donated to their classroom.</p> <p>Officials say two syringes were in a box containing a stethoscope, medical gloves and other medical supplies intended to be used by the kids to play doctor. At least four children were pricked by the needles Tuesday.</p>
  • Breaking: Los Alamos Evacuation Ordered Due To Wildfire (NM-Mandatory for entire community)

    06/27/2011 3:32:25 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 79 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Mon, Jun 27, 2011 | Mark Oswald
    Authorities have ordered an evacuation of Los Alamos due the threat from Las Conchas wildfire. Below is a press release from Los Alamos County that was issued moments ago: Los Alamos County officials are reporting the fire is now threatening Los Alamos. They are ordering a mandatory evacuation which will begin and proceed in this order: Group 1: Western, Quemazon, Ponderosa; Group 2: North Community, Barranca Mesa, North Mesa; Group 3: East of Diamond and the remainder of the town site. White Rock is NOT being evacuated at this time. Residents in Los Alamos should NOT go to White Rock...
  • Wildfire triggers evacuation for Los Alamos laboratory

    06/27/2011 5:53:33 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies
    SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - Voluntary evacuations have been issued for Los Alamos, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is threatened by a fast-moving wildfire that broke out in northern New Mexico on Sunday, authorities said. The Las Conchas Fire flared early Sunday afternoon around 12 miles southwest of Los Alamos, charring about 3,500 acres and endangering the nation's nuclear weapons laboratory and its surrounding communities, said Lawrence Lujan, a spokesman for the Santa Fe National Forest. "We have homes and we have the labs, so it's a very, very big concern, not only locally but nationally and...
  • Former University of New Mexico president jailed in investigation of prostitution ring

    06/23/2011 9:02:30 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-21-11 | ap
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Former University of New Mexico President F. Chris Garcia was arrested and jailed Thursday in connection with a multistate, online prostitution ring that authorities say was run by a physics professor from New Jersey. Police said Garcia, 71, and Fairleigh Dickinson professor David Flory, 68, were among seven members identified in the top echelon of the ring. Six have been arrested, and warrants have been issued for one more, Albuquerque police Chief Ray Schultz said. Investigators said the ring had some 1,400 members, including 200 prostitutes, but there was no indication that any other universities or students...
  • New Mexico Supreme Court Lets Cops Grab Guns During Stops

    05/31/2011 6:29:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 74 replies
    thenewspaper.com ^ | 31 May, 2011 | NA
    New Mexico Supreme CourtPolice officers in New Mexico can take guns away from drivers who pose no threat. The state supreme court ruled on May 20 that "officer safety" is more important than any constitutional rights a gun-owning motorist might have. The ruling was handed down in deciding the fate of Gregory Ketelson who was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over on November 13, 2008. During the stop, Hobbs Police Officer Miroslava Bleau saw a 9mm handgun on the back seat floorboard. Ketelson and the driver of the car were ordered out and away from the car while Officer...
  • NM judge booked, fingerprinted in political bribery scandal tied to Democrats, Richardson

    05/21/2011 5:58:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/20/11
    NM judge booked, fingerprinted in political bribery scandal tied to Democrats, RichardsonArticle by: Associated Press Updated: May 20, 2011 - 3:35 PM LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A New Mexico judge charged with bribery in a scandal tied to former Gov. Bill Richardson pleaded not guilty Friday, then was booked, fingerprinted and ordered to hand over his passport. State District Judge Michael Murphy is accused of telling a potential judicial candidate that if she wanted a seat on the bench she needed to donate to the Democratic Party through a political activist linked to Richardson. Allegations in a special prosecutor's report...
  • Terrorist Group Setting Up Operations Near Border (Hezbollah in Mexico)

    05/04/2011 11:15:59 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 29 replies
    10NEWS (KGTV - San Diego) ^ | May 4, 2011 6:27pm | 10NEWS
    A terrorist organization whose home base is in the Middle East has established another home base across the border in Mexico. "They are recognized by many experts as the 'A' team of Muslim terrorist organizations," a former U.S. intelligence agent told 10News. The former agent, referring to Shi'a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah, added, "They certainly have had successes in big-ticket bombings..." Now, the group is blending into Shi'a Muslim communities in Mexico, including Tijuana. Other pockets along the U.S.-Mexico border region remain largely unidentified as U.S. intelligence agencies are focused on the drug trade... The agent, who has spent years...
  • Family Of Illegal Immigrant Speaks Out ( link only )

    03/08/2011 5:32:44 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    KOAT Albuquerque ^ | March 7, 2011 | KOAT Albuquerque
    http://www.koat.com/r/27113564/detail.html
  • Voter ID bill good as dead in NM House, committee chairwoman says

    03/08/2011 1:57:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    3/08/11
    Link only - Voter ID bill good as dead in NM House, committee chairwoman says
  • Man Shot To Death In Hobbs(NM)

    02/26/2011 6:11:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    permianbasin360.com ^ | 24 February, 2011 | Dylan Brooks
    HOBBS -- A Hobbs man is shot dead after allegedly trying to break in to someone else's property. The fatal shooting happened around 10:30 PM Tuesday. Hobbs Police say that Watson Green called them Tuesday night, saying that someone was breaking into his home in the 1100 block of North Denson. Green, 70, told police that he had armed himself, but the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for police. Green decided to shoot the suspect through the door instead. When police arrived, they found the suspect -- 43 year old Wallace Roberson -- lying...
  • Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico to retire (another rat jumps the ship)

    02/18/2011 11:21:50 AM PST · by JerseyRepub · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 18-Feb-2011 | James Oliphant and Lisa Mascaro
    Democrat Jeff Bingaman is expected to announce that he won't seek reelection in 2012. The loss of the chamber's fifth-most-senior Democrat is a blow to a party that already faces a number of election challenges.
  • Bingaman safe, Johnson Dems’ only threat in open seat race (NM - US Senate, PPP [Demo] pole)

    02/09/2011 9:42:55 AM PST · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | February 8, 2011 | Public Policy Polling
    New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman generally cruises to re-election, and if he chooses to go for a sixth term, he would start off as a heavy favorite. But there has been some speculation he will instead retire. In his stead, Democrats should still be in strong shape to hold his seat unless popular former Governor Gary Johnson declines a run for president to make a bid for Congress’ upper chamber instead. With a 56-27 approval-disapproval margin, Bingaman is more popular at home than all but four of the 77 colleagues which PPP has measured in the last year or so....
  • New Mexico Supreme Court: Governor Cannot Trump Law

    02/07/2011 11:48:48 AM PST · by EBH · 43 replies
    In a stunning blow to the inexperienced administration of GOP Governor Susana Martinez, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Governor Martinez violated the state Constitution when she prevented a rule reducing carbon pollution from being published as codified state law. The lawsuit was filed by nonprofit New Energy Economy and reflects growing claims that Governor Martinez arbitrarily and illegally sought to suppress the rule. The rule requires facilities that emit more than 25,000 metric tons of carbon pollution per year to reduce these emissions by 3% per year from 2010 levels starting in 2013. The rule aims to...