Sen. Udall (D-NM) began by providing an update of various operations along the border. He said illegal immigration has "significantly" declined, citing apprehension figures in the Border Patrol's El Paso Sector - which includes Luna County - of 9,678 in 2012 compared to 122,000 in 2006.
"We know some of this has to do with economic activity in Mexico," he said.
The lack of moisture hasn’t propagated any “fine fuels” — grasses and plants that propel fires between trees and other flammable objects — since at least the 2012 fire season, according to the May wildland fire potential outlook created by the National Interagency Fire Center.
Apart from the lack of fine fuel growth, the researchers said, the fuel that already exists is dead or dying due to lack of moisture. That means faster, bigger, earlier fires this season in the West.
“This decision appears to have been made with a total a lack of knowledge in the process of oil and gas extraction, as well as with a complete oversight of the hardworking men and women employed within the industry. It is a double standard for these commissioners to limit potential for their county, while there is little doubt that they still utilize gasoline, propane and natural gas and still want the revenues to help better their communities. When looking at the facts, we must ask if these commissioners have ever been to the areas where the oil and gas industry flourishes. Those in oil producing areas, no doubt, can speak to the benefits of the industry; however, extreme progressives apparently believe that there is no clean air or clean water in these areas. It is truly maddening to see such sweeping bans being made without accurate knowledge.”Mora is one of the most Democratic counties in the state, with Democratic candidates regularly getting over 70 percent of the vote.
On March 29, a notice of contemplated action was delivered to Perkowski from the New Mexico Public Education Department alleging he had misused district funds while on out-of-town trips and mishandled personnel issues pertaining to former P.R. Leyva Middle School Principal Laquita Wheeler. Via PED investigator Brenda Mares, the PED had found sufficient cause to suspend or revoke Perkowski's administrative license, the notice stated.
City councilors voted 4-2 to change the recommended allocations by moving the $15,500 intended for A Park Above to the Rio Rancho Housing Opportunity Program. The park would involve features allowing people with and without disabilities to play together.The money instead will go towards first-time homebuyer program that will aid low-income and disabled residents.