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  • 224 Homes Burn (Toll so far in Ruidoso NM fire, expected to rise)

    06/13/2012 7:31:15 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 13, 2012 | Rene Romo
    RUIDOSO – More than 1,100 firefighters continued to make progress Tuesday battling the nine-day-old Little Bear Fire that destroyed 224 homes and cabins and sent plumes of smoke over the Lincoln National Forest. The number of structures destroyed rose sharply from the 35 reported Monday after damage assessment crews completed their review of about half of the roughly 36,200 acres scorched by the lightning-sparked fire that began June 4. “It truly is heart-breaking to see the degree of damage to this part of the country,” Gov. Susana Martinez said during a Tuesday morning news conference after being flown over the...
  • Skyranger over the Little Bear Fire (Ruidoso NM area)

    06/10/2012 8:08:46 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | Sunday, June 10, 2012 | Bob Martin
    RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) - Skyranger pilot-reporter Bob Martin produced this special report while surveying the Little Bear Fire in the Lincoln National Forest Sunday. Video at the link:
  • 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.
  • Some Residents Up In Arms After Ruidoso Mayor Bans Guns (NM0

    09/13/2011 1:12:47 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 49 replies
    KVIA ^ | September 13, 2011
    RUIDOSO, N.M. -- Some Ruidoso residents are upset over a mayor's recent executive order banning guns on village property. KRQE-TV reported that residents plan to voice their outrage at a city council meeting today over an order issued by Mayor Ray Alborn banning firearms from village buildings except for law enforcement. They called the order illegal. Village officials said this ordinance was the result of a July case, when a resident at Village Hall had his gun removed by the police chief. Alborn said he took action as a protective measure. Alborn said the village attorney assures him he has...
  • Home Is Where the Ballots Are (NM Dems)

    10/02/2010 6:23:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 2, 2010 | Thomas J. Cole
    There is a lot of Hobbs in Marty and Johnny Cope. The wealthy couple own several businesses and a large home there. They are active in civic and political affairs. A terminal building at the airport is named after Johnny Cope. Marty Cope is the founder of an annual Christmastime fundraiser for foster children. Reared in Hobbs, Johnny Cope first registered to vote in Lea County in 1972; Marty Cope, a native, started voting there in 1998. Yet, on June 23, the Copes transferred their voter registrations to Lincoln County, allowing them to vote in a special election on a...
  • Bear killed after claiming goat (Ruidoso, NM)

    08/30/2010 7:02:17 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Ruidoso News ^ | August 27, 2010 | Staff Report
    A New Mexico Game and Fish officer shot a 225 pound bear Wednesday night, after the bear attacked and killed a goat in Ruidoso Downs. A 14 year-old girl stumbled onto the attack as she was trying to feed the family's horses and goats. According to Harv Twite, his daughter saw a bear attacking one of the family's four goats and ran to the home screaming for her dad to call a vet. Once Twite learned the details, he called 911 and proceeded to the corrals armed with a pistol. The bear had again attacked the goat. This time, the...
  • 5 dead, 2 Injured in Ruidoso (NM) Plane Crash (Victims from Texas)

    06/17/2010 11:36:21 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies · 905+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 17, 2010 | AP via ABQ Journal
    State Police and Lincoln County emergency management officials say five people are dead and two others are injured after a plane apparently overshot the runway and crashed Thursday morning at the Ruidoso airport in south-central New Mexico. The tail number shows the airplane is registered to Rod Aviation in Granbury, Texas.
  • 700 Evacuated and 2 Missing After Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc on Ruidoso (NM)

    07/28/2008 7:01:51 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 32 replies · 275+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2008 | Rene Romo
    <p>Emergency personnel evacuated about 700 people from Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs early Sunday as the rain-swollen Rio Ruidoso overwhelmed several bridges in town, coursed over roads, damaged homes and stranded dozens of campers in the area.</p>