About 56.2 percent of eligible Hispanic voters cast ballots in November, up from almost 53.7 percent in 2008..
Water at Conchas was at a record low last year, so officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New Mexico State Parks cut off all access to the lake’s two boat ramps. The situation only worsened as 2013 rolled around. A federal report released on Thursday, May 2, listed New Mexico’s drought conditions as the most extreme in the country. Boat ramps at Conchas Lake remain off-limits to the public.The Los Alamos Daily Post reports that Los Alamos is under Stage I Fire Restrictions.
Garcia said the amount the city currently has in storage is roughly equal to a 65-day supply. But he said a number of factors are coming into play that will enable the city to stretch out its water supply.Just the fact that this assurance is needed shows the problem in the area.
Garcia stressed that while the river flow is low, the city is continuing to draw water from it, and the city also has the ability to draw about 10 percent of its water needs from the Taylor Wells Field.
He listed several local projects that have been funded, in some cases partially, by capital outlay dollars. Those included the elevator at the Deming-Luna-Mimbres Museum, re-roofing the hospital when it was still owned by the county, the Marshall Memorial Library and the Mimbres Valley Learning Center. [...] But he did not just have kind words for the county, saying that while it appears "we're starting to come back out of" the downturn, the availability of capital outlay dollars has "greatly diminished" because of the price of natural gas, from which the state collects royalties.
Water conservation, threats to groundwater quality, and the potable groundwater supply are concerns that have been highlighted recently by the uranium-mining legacy and by the proposed Roca Honda uranium mine on Mount Taylor, according to Boyd.
A Larkspur, Colo., group, Front Range Equine Rescue, has notified the Roswell company and two federal agencies - the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture - of its intent to sue for violation of the Clean Water Act.
On Wednesday afternoon, Farmington's Public Utility Commission approved a plan that calls for the Farmington Electric Utility System to negotiate the purchase of up to 65 megawatts of additional electric generation at the power plant's fourth unit. The plan is subject to final review by city administration, city council and the commission.