"I had hoped that a shutdown could be avoided: I encourage all New Mexicans to contact their senators and urge them to pass the House Continuing Resolution and end the shutdown," Pearce said in a press release.
But, what Pearce told his constituents via a press release was far different from what he told New York Times reporter Ashley Parker that same night."At times, you must act on principle and not ask what cost, what are the chances of success," he told the Times. You can try to present this as principled stance worth the pain it causes, or you can try to present it as all the doing of the other party. But, you can't try to present it as both.
Matt Kennicott, Director of External Affairs for The New Mexico Human Services Department said, “We’ll have to see what happens with the federal government, we’re definitely monitoring it very closely, but we have enough funding to last us through the end of the year.”
"Our veterans, who already face too many delays in their claims for benefits they have earned, could face even more," Udall said. "During the last shutdown, more than 400,000 veterans saw their disability and pension claims delayed."
Much of the federal government has been shut down since midnight Tuesday because of an impasse in the House of Representatives regarding a spending bill.
Early voting has been heavy, with more than 26,000 people casting their ballots at locations that opened in September and closed Friday. That’s more than twice the 10,800 people who voted early four years ago.
It’s unclear whether that will translate into higher turnout overall, as people may be simply shifting their behavior to take advantage of early voting rather than waiting until Election Day. More than 83,000 people voted in 2009, turnout of about 26 percent of registered voters at the time.
As of Friday morning, 428 small businesses had signed up to buy insurance through the online marketplace, said NMHIX Interim CEO Mike Nunez. That was up from 292 businesses Thursday morning.
And 812 employees of those businesses have signed up to shop on the exchange, Nunez added.
Korkos explained that such interruptions hit subcontractors harder because of the nature of their contracts, which have a firm end date that cannot be extended. Subcontractors are only able to bill for work performed, so any interruption in that work costs them revenues.
Not all subcontractors have been affected. Holiday Inn Express Assistant General Manager Manny Martinez has not noticed a decrease in his subcontractor business, which comprises a large part of the hotel’s bookings.
Commissioners can make plans and designate polling locations, but there is a lot of uncertainty about a key factor in processing voters: the number of machines to print ballots and count votes. That’s because the Bureau of Elections doesn’t know yet what its budget for those machines will be. And the bureau won’t even know how much the machines will cost until 2014, she said. The bureau will request bids on Friday, Oct. 11, and will have to wait 90 days to get vendors’ prices.
Nonetheless, Eddie Gutierrez, Sandoval County Bureau of Elections director, put together a list of potential polling locations and three possible plans for how to arrange them, along with a kind of best-guess analysis of how long it might take to process each voter.
Rio Rancho was one scene of extremely long lines, the other being the portion of Chaparral in Otero County.
Some farmers, ranchers, oil producers and county commissioners oppose the listing, and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., agrees. They say the prairie chicken is already protected by state regulations and voluntary conservation programs, and that listing the bird could cause job losses in the state.
Environmental groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity and Audubon New Mexico say the grouse needs the added protection of a federal listing, or its numbers will continue to decline.
Mestas was part of the 83 percent of the 1,275 full-time students who voted in favor of student fees to be used toward building a $8 million multi-purpose football stadium on campus in an online election this week. The news was announced Friday night at a ENMU homecoming bonfire pep rally.
The successful election means students have pledged to pay for half of the stadium’s cost through student fees, replacing the 45-year-old outdated stadium at Blackwater Draw. Approximately 57 percent of ENMU’s 5,800 record enrollment were eligible to vote.
“We’re all experiencing the pricing and margin pressures,” Centerwall said. “Now we have to build twice as much solar to earn an equal amount of dollars. But that’s a necessity to get costs down enough to where the market can live without subsidies, and in the long run, it makes the industry stronger.”
Until recently, solar-panel makers were the hardest hit from price declines and industry consolidation, with many manufacturers closing up shop, such as Schott Solar in Albuquerque last year.
"I was unable to find any attributes which would have eliminated the possibility of a match. In fact, just the opposite was true. All the visual attributes, features and underlying structures appeared to correlate extremely closely. In my opinion, it is extremely likely that the unknown subject is, in fact, Billy the Kid," Bean reports.
Parrish said he felt verifying the identity of Dedrick was "the clincher" in establishing the tintype's authenticity, and Bean agrees.