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  • Santa Fe council votes to decriminalize pot

    08/28/2014 12:29:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2014 3:13 PM EDT | Russell Contreras
    The cost of getting caught with a little weed in Santa Fe will drop to just $25 max, thanks to a City Council vote Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana. When the ordinance goes into effect, those caught with an ounce or less of marijuana in arts loving Santa Fe will be hit with a civil fine. Previously, it was a criminal misdemeanor carrying a possible $100 fine and jail time. With the 5-4 vote, the liberal-leaning northern New Mexico capital known for its arts market and tourist draws joined the national movement to change marijuana laws, and became the first city...
  • Study: No connection between spending, student outcomes

    04/07/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 24 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | April 7, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    SANTA FE, N.M. – For decades, it’s probably the most troublesome question facing education: Why are results for U.S. public school students so mediocre, despite the billions of taxpayer dollars spent? Andrew Coulson thinks he’s got the answer: Because there is no discernible correlation between spending and outcomes. “The takeaway from this study is that what we’ve done over the past 40 years hasn’t worked,” said Coulson, director of the Center For Educational Freedom at the CATO Institute. “The average performance change nationwide has declined 3 percent in mathematical and verbal skills. Moreover, there’s been no relationship, effectively, between spending...
  • (NM) State Police officer who shot at van fired (Locals rally in his support)

    12/07/2013 3:05:56 PM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 7, 2013 | T.S. Last / Journal Northern Bureau
    SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Police officer who fired shots at a van full of children while their mother was fleeing a traffic stop near Taos in late October has been fired. State Police spokesman Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said that officer Elias Montoya, who was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday, was terminated from his position as of Friday. Gutierrez said he had confirmed the firing with State Police Chief Pete Kassetas. Gutierrez declined further comment “until all appeals have been exhausted ... The video of the incident received national media attention ... Media legal analysts weighed in,...
  • ( Santa Fe ) Hospital announces layoffs

    11/05/2013 6:51:40 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    The New Mexican ^ | Nov 5, 2013 | Bruce Krasnow
    Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center said Monday it is eliminating 58 positions and laying off 36 employees as part of a restructuring to meet the challenges of the federal Affordable Care Act. Hospital administrators said the layoffs will stretch across all departments, including 15 management positions. Christus St. Vincent President and CEO Bruce Tassin said the reductions will trim $4 million from the Santa Fe hospital’s payroll.
  • NM: Private Sales Prevented in Santa Fe

    03/11/2013 3:07:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Santa Fee held its third gun turn in this year on the 9th of March. 232 guns were turned in. At previous turn in events, private individuals bought some of the guns. This approach offered advantages to everyone. It took the guns off the streets, placing them in responsible hands, rewarding their former owners with more money than the formal event offered, and stretched the turn in dollars so that more low-value guns could be traded for the event premiums. At this third event, the police moved to prevent the private buyers from buying private firearms. It is hard to...
  • NM: City's gun buy-back program nets hundreds of weapons

    02/16/2013 6:26:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    santafenewmexican.com ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Robert Nott
    The city is paying $100 for long guns (rifles, shotguns and the like), $150 for handguns, and $200 for any armament considered an assault weapon. On Jan. 12, the program netted 194 guns. On Saturday, it had garnered about 115 hand guns and at least 95 long guns by 2 p.m., with still an hour to go before closing. -------------------------------cut----------------------- Outside the police station, a group of four or five men gathered to offer cash to people who were bringing guns in. One man in the group said they did not wish to be identified, but said that they were...
  • NM:Police harass legal buyers at Santa Fe Gun Turn In

    02/09/2013 6:31:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 February, 2013, the Santa Fe Police Department collected 224 guns turned in to it for Visa gift cards. The cards were worth $150 for handguns, $100 for long guns, and $200 for "high capacity or assault" weapons. The police scared off a number of people who wished to offer more money than the police would give in prepaid visa cards. What legal authority the police had to do this is unknown. Another gun turn in will be held on the ninth of March. Dean Weingarten
  • Cop Tasers Little Boy [Cop tasers 10 year old for refusing to clean patrol car]

    10/30/2012 9:32:02 PM PDT · by Altariel · 39 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | October 30, 2012 | Unknown
    SANTA FE, N.M. (CN) - A New Mexico policeman Tasered a 10-year-old child on a playground because the boy refused to clean his patrol car, the boy claims in court. Guardian ad litem Rachel Higgins sued the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and Motor Transportation Police Officer Chris Webb on behalf of the child, in Santa Fe County Court. Higgins claims Webb used his Taser on the boy, R.D., during a May 4 "career day" visit to Tularosa New Mexico Intermediate School. "Defendant Webb asked the boy, R.D., in a group of boys, who would like to clean his...
  • World's most mysterious buildings

    10/11/2012 5:03:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Adam H. Graham
    Mysteries come in many forms: ancient, modern, unsolved, and unexplained. But the world's most mysterious buildings are a physical force to be reckoned with. They've become popularized on websites full of user-generated and editor-curated like Abandoned-places.com, weburbanist.com, and AtlasObscura.com, an exhaustive database of the unusual. "In an age where it sometimes seems like there's nothing left to discover, our site is for people who still believe in exploration," says AtlasObscura.com cofounder Joshua Foer. Our definition of mysterious is broad and varied. Some buildings on our list are being eaten alive by the earth, such as a lava-buried church in the...
  • Student Group Tells Santa Fe To Ban Plastic Bags To Help “Everybody In The Universe”

    08/17/2012 12:38:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 17, 2012
    Santa Fe believes the children are its future, and as such, its leaders say they are listening very seriously to a group of students who are urging the city to ban plastic bags in grocery stores and other places that use them. The kids have solid reasoning — as one fifth-grader said, "Stop using plastic bags and help everybody in the universe including people who are going to be alive in the future."
  • S.F. National Forest Warns of Coyotes (Protect them WTF?)

    07/12/2012 7:55:38 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 70 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 12, 2012 | ABQ Journal Staff
    SANTA FE — After several reports of confrontations between hikers’ dogs and coyotes in recent weeks, Santa Fe National Forest officials are asking residents “to be alert to situations for potential wildlife conflicts and learn how to avoid them.”A National Forest news release suggested hikers should be “mindful and respectful of the coyote’s habitat” by keeping dogs on a leash. The release also noted that under a Santa Fe County ordinance, any dog or other domestic animal within a county park, trail or open space area shall be restrained by a leash. A dog owned by Santa Fe residents Houston...
  • ... Obama isn't seizing on temporary hot DC weather to push the global warming hoax

    07/06/2012 11:42:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Tom Nelson (Blog) ^ | Thursday, July 05, 2012 | Tom Nelson
    Chris Mooney | The Politics of Ice and Fire The time to act on global warming is clearly now—right now. In a sane world, Congress would immediately take up carbon cap legislation, and President Obama would be giving a big speech on the issue—and pressing Mitt Romney to explain why he flip-flopped into climate skeptic land, moving in precisely the wrong direction on one of the most important issues to afflict humanity.Moreover, President Obama would recognize this as a smart political move, because the hard-core deniers notwithstanding, public opinion on global warming follows the weather. It always does. Now, with the...
  • Trujillo tops Coss in race for state House seat (Santa Fe NM sanctuary city mayor loses)

    06/06/2012 9:41:42 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 2 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | June 6, 2012 | Steve Terrell
    Self-styled political outsider Carl Trujillo finally made it to the inside Tuesday as he narrowly defeated Santa Fe Mayor David Coss in what turned into a bitter campaign to replace retiring House Speaker Ben Luján, D-Nambé. Trujillo said his key to winning was his campaign team, his family and the fact that he went door to door campaigning "the old-fashioned way." Coss told reporters at the Santa Fe County Democratic Party headquarters that he carried all the Santa Fe city precincts in the House District 46 race. However, he said the northern part of the district came in heavily for...
  • Santa Fe Complex Is Closing (Business plan based on liberal dreams goes bust)

    05/30/2012 6:09:15 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal North ^ | May 30, 2012 | Kathaleen Roberts
    The Santa Fe Complex, a combination science/arts think tank and business incubator, will close on Friday, ending a four-year city-subsidized economic development experiment. After putting $340,000 into the project, the city in March sent the complex a letter expressing its concerns about the nonprofit’s own revenue production and denying payment on a $25,000 invoice, although the group’s contract with the city remains in place, said Kate Noble, special projects administrator with the city Economic Development Division. But Santa Fe Complex founding director Stephen Guerin said the city funding is gone for good. ~~snip~~ The idea of the Santa Fe Complex...
  • ICE Critical of Santa Fe Jail

    01/19/2012 8:03:02 AM PST · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Jan 14, 2012 | Vic Vela
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe County jail continues to release many illegal immigrants — some of them dangerous criminals — to the streets before immigration officials can detain them. That’s according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials who this week ramped up their criticism of the lockup in Santa Fe, known for its “safe haven” attitude toward immigrants. After the agency’s statements to KOAT-TV, repeating earlier claims that jail officials don’t do enough to help them enforce federal immigration law, the county and ICE sat down to try to reach an understanding. ICE assistant Albuquerque field office director...
  • Arrested Illegal Immigrants Getting Back On Streets (NM )

    01/04/2012 9:37:53 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    koat ^ | January 4, 2012
    Santa Fe police expressed frustration on Wednesday as they said illegal immigrants who were arrested on various different charges are ending up back on the streets time after time. Police said they’re frustrated that they keep arresting the same criminals over and over when there's supposed to be a system in place to prevent that. Mario Orantes-Munoz, 22, is a wanted man. Police said he's accused of breaking into someone's home and stealing two powerful rifles. In June, he was also charged with burglary. According to his records, Munoz is not in this country legally, and in June, U.S. Immigration...
  • Woman Stabbed Boyfriend Over Alleged Monopoly Cheating

    10/29/2011 5:53:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 28, 2011 | Colleen Curry
    Laura Chavez is shown in this Santa Fe County Jail booking photo. (Santa Fe County Jail) Laura Chavez, 60, of Santa Fe, N.M., is accused of repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend, Clyde “Butch” Smith, 48, when a family game of Monopoly went terribly awry. Chavez began to argue with Smith while playing the board game with her 10-year-old grandson. The boy told police that Chavez accused Smith of cheating at Monopoly, and then sent the boy to bed around 11 p.m. mid-argument. According to a probable cause statement released by police, the couple’s argument escalated until Chavez hit Smith over the...
  • Police on hunt for vandals in graffiti spree that damaged some 30 businesses (Santa Fe)

    08/05/2011 10:36:38 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 32 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | August 5, 2011 | Phaedra Haywood
    About 30 businesses in and around the Plaza were hit by graffiti vandals who did thousands of dollars worth of damage sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, police said. The most visible graffiti marred exterior walls above the portal along West San Francisco Street directly overlooking the Plaza. But Capt. George Ortiz said "the majority of it is on skylights and roofs" of buildings surrounding the historic square, including the First National Bank buildings on Lincoln Avenue, and on side streets leading to the Plaza. A police statement said tags were spotted on Old Santa Fe Trail, Water Street,...
  • Planned Parenthood training teens to teach sexuality to their peers (Santa Fe NM school)

    05/10/2011 7:56:15 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | May 9, 2011 | Robert Nott
    The class of Monte del Sol Charter School students watched and listened intently as senior Emma Campbell, with the help of a visual aid, demonstrated how to use a condom. The 18-year-old is one of 10 teens trained by the local Planned Parenthood to give presentations on sexuality to their peers. "We're trying to normalize sex," said Denise Jennings, Planned Parenthood in Santa Fe health educator, who trains the students and is present when they visit the schools. "We know kids don't always go to adults to discuss sex," she said. "They will go online or to friends who may...
  • Vagrants Have Santa Fe Businesses Concerned (Misplaced Lib benevolence doesn't work)

    05/03/2011 4:05:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 3, 2011 | Mark Oswald
    Santa Fe’s downtown business community says new panhandling controls aren’t working and is calling on city leaders to crack down on aggressive panhandling and vagrancy around the Plaza. In an April 22 letter to the mayor and City Council, the Santa Fe Gallery Association said there are an “overwhelming number of vagrants in the downtown Plaza area,” with “aggressive panhandling, public urination, threatening comments and cases of assault.” The situation “is instilling fear in local residents and tourists,” the gallery owners’ letter said. Elizabeth Pettus, of the Things Finer shop in La Fonda, wrote a similar letter on behalf of...
  • Man Gets Leg Up on Would-Be Burglar(NM)

    01/29/2011 3:14:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    riograndesun.com ^ | 27 January, 2011 | Bill Rodgers
    A man police are calling a would-be burglar lost most of his calf muscles Monday after an Avenida Cańada homeowner shot him at close range with a 12-gauge shotgun. “(The homeowner) said he didn’t have the heart to kill him,” Espańola Police Lt. Christian Lopez said. “He shot him in the legs.” Joe Quintana, 28, was still in surgery at Espańola Hospital late Monday evening after he was shot by Joseph McNeil just before 9 a.m., Lopez said. A slug from McNeil’s shotgun tore through Quintana’s right calf muscle, which destroyed it, and went through his left calf, partially removing...
  • Rainbow Family gathering results in citations ( NM )

    06/27/2009 11:20:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,063+ views
    ap ^ | June 22, 2009
    Authorities have recorded more than 370 incidents, including 120 violation notices, in the past week as people flock to the Santa Fe National Forest ... between 10,000 and 12,000 people are expected to attend the gathering from July 1-7. Forest Service spokesman Lawrence Lujan says most of the violation notices handed out since June 14 are related to alcohol, and drug and traffic violations. Some of the people who were issued notices were required to appear Monday in federal court in Albuquerque.
  • Brew of anger, humor at Plaza 'tea party'

    04/16/2009 12:33:06 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 1,294+ views
    Sante Fe New Mexican ^ | 4/15/2009 | Steve Terrell
    Hundreds of people showed up at the Santa Fe Plaza on Wednesday to vent anger against taxes and government spending. They cheered remarks by a former Republican governor and a Republican candidate for governor, but booed a Democrat who said taxes are necessary. The event, billed as the Santa Fe Tea Party, was part of a series of "tea parties" organized around the country on the day when federal income-tax returns were due. They were called "tea parties" in reference to the famous pre-Revolutionary War event in 1773 when American colonists, protesting British taxes, dumped tea from British ships into...
  • SF minimum wage rising (Santa Fe-Liberals in control, now 8 cents shy of $10/hour)

    12/02/2008 3:19:45 PM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies · 624+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 1, 2008 | Associated Press
    Mayor David Coss says Santa Fe's minimum wage will increase from $9.50 an hour to $9.92 an hour beginning Jan. 1.~~snip~~ The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce had asked councilors to delay the increase due to the slumping economy, saying some businesses would not be able to afford the higher wage.~~snip~~~ Simon Brackley, president of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, said he spoke to one chamber member who employs young people seasonally. He said the minimum wage increase would force that business owner to close.
  • Our Country Deserves Better ** Day 1 Day Two Dr. Zoo (Syncro Reports)

    10/18/2008 8:13:23 AM PDT · by Syncro · 38 replies · 2,695+ views
    The Institute of Phenomonology ^ | Oct 18, 2008 | Dr. Zoo
    Starting off in Scramento with an enthusiastic crowd of supporters of our Great Country, the Our Country Deserves better PAC and hit Carson City, Elko, Ely (Nevada) and last nite in flagstaff ArizonaDozens of supporters were waiting for our arrival with signs and flags, and cars passing by were honking support in this liberal infested area.The whole tour is printed on the back of the bus. Mark Williams getting ready to hit the road. Some shots of the crowd in Sacramento Debra Johns speaking and collecting resumes. The tour is collecting resumes from working people across the country that have...
  • Group: Topless taboo is sexist (Santa Fe says shirtless protest can skirt ordinances)

    08/24/2008 10:13:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies · 421+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 8/23/08 | Tom Sharpe
    Group: Topless taboo is sexistCity says shirtless protest can skirt ordinances Tom Sharpe | The New Mexican 8/22/2008 - 8/23/08 An organization that believes in extraterrestrials and claims to have cloned the world's first human wants women to bare their breasts in public today. They'll get no legal arguments from the city of Santa Fe. The Raelian Movement was founded by a sports-car journalist named Claude Vorihon who claims to have been visited by space aliens near Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 1973. Vorihon, who subsequently changed his name to Rael, said the aliens — 3-feet tall with pale-green skin, almond-shaped eyes...
  • Residents pick apart plans for RailRunner stop at Zia (NM-Richardson's RR)

    08/14/2008 12:13:46 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies · 1,187+ views
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | August 14, 2008 | Julie Ann Grimm
    Obstructed mountain views, increased traffic and parking headaches are just a few of the issues neighbors have with a proposed transit-oriented development near Zia Road and St. Francis Drive. Developer SF Brown faced a somewhat hostile crowd at the library of Capshaw Middle School during an early neighborhood-notification meeting Wednesday night. The local firm wants to spend the next 10-plus years building offices, retail space and rental condominiums on the 20 acres it owns on all sides of the intersection of Zia Road with Galisteo Road — where the state has promised to stop commuter trains. But for a number...
  • Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings (Santa Fe, NM)

    05/27/2008 11:24:15 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 35 replies · 114+ views
    KOB.com ^ | 5/21/08 | Gadi Schwartz KOB-TV, and Joshua Panas KOB.com
    A group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them because they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal. And now they want Wi-Fi banned from public buildings. Arthur Firstenberg says he is highly sensitive to certain types of electric fields, including wireless Internet and cell phones. "I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away," he said. Firstenberg and dozens of other electro-sensitive people in Santa Fe claim that putting up Wi-Fi in public places is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city attorney is now checking to see if...
  • Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings

    05/24/2008 11:36:17 AM PDT · by dayglored · 70 replies · 265+ views
    KOB.com news ^ | 5/20/2008 | Gadi Schwartz KOB-TV, and Joshua Panas KOB.com
    Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings A group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them because they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal. And now they want Wi-Fi banned from public buildings. Arthur Firstenberg says he is highly sensitive to certain types of electric fields, including wireless Internet and cell phones. "I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away," he said. Firstenberg and dozens of other electro-sensitive people in Santa Fe claim that putting up Wi-Fi in public places is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city...
  • Run Out by a Rail? (NM-Prairie Dogs and Richardson's Railroad)

    10/26/2007 8:55:54 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies · 107+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 25, 2007 | Dan Boyd
    The largest Gunnison's prairie dogs measure little more than 14 inches long and weigh about as much as a pineapple. Despite their lack of stature, the diminutive critters are posing an obstacle to the $400 million Rail Runner commuter train project as it moves toward Santa Fe. Representatives of several conservation groups testified at a Tuesday public meeting on the Rail Runner that prairie dog colonies along the Interstate 25 median have already been obliterated by state contractors working on the train route. "I'm very concerned about the impact prairie dogs have already suffered," said Nicole Rosemarino, conservation director for...
  • Governor demands plan for medical marijuana ( Richardson )

    08/18/2007 10:37:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 567+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 08/17/2007 | (AP) -
    Governor Richardson is ordering the state Health Department to move ahead with planning of a medical marijuana program. That’s despite the agency’s worries about possible federal prosecution. The department announced earlier this week it would not implement provisions of the law that call for the agency to oversee the production and distribution of marijuana ...
  • Santa Fe Police Give Tips On How To Protect Yourself

    05/26/2007 10:15:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 105 replies · 2,915+ views
    yahoo ^ | May 25 | Action 7 News
    Recent sexual assaults on women in Santa Fe have sounded an alarm in the community. Authorities have pledged to solve the cases and now they are taking their investigation one step further... The Santa Fe County Sheriff's office paid for a full page ad ... Some quick tips include discouraging an attacker by telling him you have a venereal disease or are menstruating. Another tip: keep a whistle on you and try to make as much noise as possible to attract attention. But some women aren't waiting around for advice or taking any chances -- they're buying weapons. Gun sales...
  • Police recruiters make pitch to hire noncitizens

    05/16/2007 10:32:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies · 3,054+ views
    Banderas News ^ | May 16, 2007 | Tom Sharpe
    The Santa Fe Police Department is looking at the possibility of recruiting Mexican nationals to fill vacancies on the city police force, say sergeants in charge of training and recruiting. Sgts. Gillian Alessio and Marvin Paulk told the city's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday that they are trying to think outside the box to fill 20 vacancies on the 155-person force. New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy regulations currently prohibit noncitizens from serving as police officers, Police Chief Eric Johnson said later. Alessio told the city panel: ``Every day, we get approached by young men and women from Mexico who are...
  • Bomb squad called after CD players blast 'pornographic messages' at Ash Wednesday Mass in New Mexico

    03/01/2007 12:55:52 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 11 replies · 461+ views
    <p>Three CD players hidden under a cathedral's pews blared sexually explicit language in the middle of an Ash Wednesday Mass, leading a bomb squad to detonate two of the devices.</p>
  • Driver Had 5 DWI Arrests; Crash Claimed His Life, 5 Others (NM)

    11/13/2006 6:56:40 AM PST · by CedarDave · 31 replies · 3,282+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 13, 2006 | Russell Max Simon
    SANTA FE— A freeway collision that killed five members of a Las Vegas, N.M., family claimed a sixth victim Sunday— the drunken driver who hit them head-on. A blood test drawn at the University of New Mexico hospital showed that driver Dana Papst had a blood-alcohol content of 0.32 percent, four times the state's presumed level of intoxication, Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano said. Records show Papst had been arrested for DWI at least five times in Colorado, Solano said. Papst, 44, of Tesuque, crashed into the Gonzales family's minivan shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday on I-25 just north...
  • VALERIE PLAME, JOE WILSON READY TO 'QUIT' WASHINGTON

    10/24/2006 6:06:37 AM PDT · by Quilla · 186 replies · 4,161+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 24, 2006 | Matt Drudge
    Having soaked up just about every last bit of limelight from the CIA leak scandal, former GOP-appointed Ambassador Joe Wilson is burning up the campaign trail on behalf of Democrats while apparently planning a full-time move away from Washington, D.C., ROLL CALL reports Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame Wilson — who was famously outed as a CIA operative by columnist Robert Novak — have told friends that they are ready to quit Washington. One source tell ROLL'S Mary Ann Akers, the Wilsons, the parents of 6-year-old twins, have “settled on” Santa Fe, N.M. "We have entertained for a while...
  • SELLERS: Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame - ASKING PRICE: $1.995 million

    10/29/2006 3:50:25 PM PST · by STARWISE · 120 replies · 3,194+ views
    WashPost ^ | 10-27-06 | WashingtonWhispers
    DETAILS: Washington's high-security-clearance fun couple may not be much longer for this town. Three years after he got into a WMD scrap with the White House and she was unmasked as a spy, the couple are selling their home in D.C.'s Foxhall neighborhood. The five-bedroom Colonial (which they bought new in '98 for $735K) boasts 10-foot ceilings and stunning monument views. Listed for the first time last week at $2.2 million, the price has already dropped slightly, according to their agent's Web listings.
  • Relics of Mexican martyrs displayed in Denver, headed to other cities

    05/12/2006 5:22:49 PM PDT · by AlaninSA · 6 replies · 300+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Friday, May 12, 2006 | Catholic News Service
    DENVER (CNS) -- A journey that began last year in Mexico and will end in Orlando, Fla., in August made Denver its latest stop May 5-7. A silver cross containing relics of six of the 25 Mexican martyrs canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000 has been traveling under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus. Each of the six -- Sts. Pedro de Jesus Maldonado, Luis Batis Sainz, Jose Maria Robles Hurtado, Mateo Correa Megallanes, Miguel del la Mora de la Mora and Rodrigo Aguilar Aleman -- was a priest and a member of the Knights of Columbus....
  • Cadets claim harassment

    02/01/2006 6:55:48 PM PST · by machman · 9 replies · 616+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 1/31/06 | Brandon Garcia
    Navy Junior ROTC cadets say it’s not uncommon to be called “Nazis” or “baby killers” as they walk the hallways of Santa Fe High School. Their classmates are largely anti-military , and school officials discourage students from participating in the program, they say. “We’re not welcome here,” Cadet Marin Espinoza said. He said ROTC members are routinely harassed by other students who get especially impolite before ROTC events. On Saturday, cadets discovered what they called the latest example of that hostility. The unit’s 20 drill rifles and only Navy sword were stolen just before a drill competition in Farmington. In...
  • Local Teen Not Giving in to Cancer

    01/22/2006 2:49:07 AM PST · by anymouse · 19 replies · 697+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | January 21, 2006 | Alicia Gooden
    Fifteen-year-old Chelsey Campbell will take your prayers and well wishes, but you can keep your pity. She doesn’t want it. The former Santa Fe High School cheerleader and softball player would rather focus on trying out for cheerleading again in March, instead of the cancer that has invaded her lungs, liver, pancreas and spine. She’s more interested in defying the odds doctors give people with that kind of cancer — a 1 in 10 chance — than in feeling sorry for herself. “When you think of cancer, you think of death, but I don’t,” said Campbell. “I’m going to live...
  • County jail employee releases inmate accidentally

    01/07/2006 7:47:21 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 607+ views
    The Taos News ^ | January 6, 2006 | Cornelia de Bruin,
    Taos County administrators plan to talk next week to one of their Adult Detention Center officers — an unidentified employee who released an inmate Dec. 22 without first checking his paperwork. Jerry Trujillo, who is now at large, was arrested Dec. 12 by Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Wardlow on three counts of burglary, one count of larceny and two counts of criminal damage to property. Trujillo was being held pending a preliminary hearing scheduled Dec. 23. He did not attend that hearing. There are two open warrants against Trujillo. Victor Robles, one of two assistant county managers, did not know what...
  • Bugs Bunny Was Wrong-- Left Turn At Albuquerque Not Better Move

    09/18/2005 1:25:47 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 5 replies · 622+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | September 18th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Sorry, Bugs Bunny, you had it right the first time. Don't take that left turn at Albuquerque, or you might end up as hypocritical as the hometown Tribune newspaper. Their one-sided talk radio coverage would have the Warner Bros. character asking, "what's up, doc?" While quick to attack Rush Limbaugh and "right wing" talk radio this weekend, the Tribune has to date apparently said nothing about Air America's sleazy funding scandal, where $875,000 in taxpayer funds seem to have been diverted from an inner-city community center, to the liberal radio network. That's despite the existence of a local Air America...
  • Richardson saw 'nobody patrolling anything'

    08/21/2005 7:55:42 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 36 replies · 1,229+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | August 21, 2005 | Walter Rubel
    <p>SANTA FE -- Gov. Bill Richardson says he didn't make a final decision to declare a state of emergency on the New Mexico border until after flying over the area by helicopter.</p> <p>It was not so much what he saw on that flight over the border area near Columbus that persuaded him to act, but what he didn't see.</p>
  • Los Alamos Whistleblower Beaten - (horrendous)

    06/06/2005 6:52:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 213 replies · 9,828+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 6, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & NewsMax Staff
    A Los Alamos whistleblower scheduled to testify before congress later this month is now in the hospital, according to news reports. Auditor Tommy Hook was brutally beaten by three or four anonymous assailants who allegedly ordered him to keep quiet. On Saturday night, Hook went to a Santa Fe bar ostensibly to meet a person claiming to be a fellow Los Alamos whistleblower that called that night. When the person did not show, Hook left the bar after consuming two drinks. Whistleblowing auditor Tommy Hook before and after the beating. (CBS News photos) In the parking lot, he was yanked...
  • Couple claims Santa Fe police roughed them up

    06/04/2005 3:23:12 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 83 replies · 1,632+ views
    KOB TV ^ | 06/04/2005 | Todd Dukart
    An Albuquerque couple says Santa Fe police roughed them up on their wedding night. Alexandra and Terry Claus had just gotten married at an Albuquerque public library and were driving to a lodge for their honeymoon when Santa Fe police pulled them over. Terry Claus said police accused him of driving drunk, but he passed a field sobriety test and wasn’t arrested or ticketed. “And they said this is your wedding gift from us, that we’re not taking you to jail,” he said. “I wasn’t even intoxicated or anything.” So, Alexandra Claus said, she broke down. “The policemen didn’t seem...
  • In Santa Fe, an Alleged Hate Crime Shatters Image of a Gay-Friendly Town

    03/22/2005 10:39:15 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 26 replies · 834+ views
    AP ^ | 3-22-05 | Heather Clark
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - This postcard-pretty tourist town peppered with art galleries, trendy restaurants and turquoise jewelry shops calls itself "The City Different" in recognition of its quirkiness, diverse population and progressive politics. But ever since a 21-year-old man was beaten unconscious by a group of men allegedly yelling anti-gay slurs, some people are wondering whether the city isn't a little naive about its self-image. Amyel Oliveros, a gay 17-year-old, said he thinks twice about the route he takes home from school and worries that his plaid scarf might clue in strangers to his sexuality. "I thought for a...
  • Santa Fe Democrat Councilman Switches Parties

    03/08/2005 5:47:48 AM PST · by o4tom · 945+ views
    This past Friday, Santa Fe City Councilman Dave Pfeffer went to the county courthouse to change his party affiliation from "Democrat" to "Republican". Below is a copy of the remarks he made before doing so: ON BECOMING A REPUBLICAN Why a City Councilor leaves the Democratic Party 10:00AM, Friday, March 4, 2005 Santa Fe County Courthouse, 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico Thank you all for coming out this morning. Before we go inside the courthouse, I’d like to make a brief statement. Although a Democrat, I was elected to the nonpartisan Santa Fe City Council three years ago...
  • Pfeffer abandons Dems and joins GOP

    03/07/2005 4:06:07 AM PST · by machman · 4 replies · 866+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 3/4/05 | Steve Terrell
    City Councilor David Pfeffer, a Democrat who angered members of his party and delighted local Republicans by endorsing and campaigning for President Bush in last year’s election, will complete his break with his party today. Pfeffer, who represents the northside District 1, said Thursday that he will change his party registration today at the Santa Fe County Courthouse . “The Democratic Party used to be the party of the people, the party of minorities, the party of people like myself,” Pfeffer told a reporter. David Pfeffer City councilor says the Democratic Party used to be the party of the people,...
  • Dem City Councilor Switches Parties (New Mexico)

    03/05/2005 1:46:10 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 812+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3/5/05 | John T. Huddy
    With the stroke of a pen, City Councilor David Pfeffer switched sides Friday, leaving his Democratic Party colleagues behind and joining the GOP. "People tell me that, after about 30 years in Santa Fe, I must have seen a lot of changes. Well, I have," Pfeffer, reading from a prepared statement, said Friday during a press conference outside the Santa Fe County office building where he officially switched parties. "I've seen good folks go from acceptance of one's differences to intolerance; from respect to disdain; from peacefully getting along to outright hatred; from multicultural coexistence to profound elitism; from civilized...
  • Wanting to Pull the Plug on the 'Toilet Tax'

    10/05/2004 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Rogle · 33 replies · 677+ views
    Reuters | 4 Oct 2004 | By Zelie Pollon
    SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - Santa Fe's "toilet tax," designed to offset water use by new businesses in the desert town, has some businesses wanting to flush the system entirely. Two years ago, the city passed a law requiring new businesses to install low-volume toilets, which use 1.6 gallons of water per flush as opposed to conventional toilets, which use 3.6 gallons. Depending upon the size of the business and its potential water use, the city often makes owners buy $350 "credits" that pay for the installation of low-water-use toilets in other parts of the city, such as older...