"It goes against our tribe's fundamental teaching of harmony in family," said Alray Nelson, 27, an openly gay member of the Navajo Nation and part of the Coalition for Navajo Equality. "It's hard to understand why we implemented something like this because it goes against everything we are founded upon."mari
Nelson nonetheless said he was undaunted by the failed effort in 2005 because persuading the council president to veto the measure is still seen as one of the coalition's biggest accomplishments.
Martinez said in statement that she supports a compromise version of the bill crafted by lawmakers in the last session because it incorporated her proposal to “keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.” But the governor said her highest priorities for the session remain crafting a budget and passing reforms to “improve education, expand our workforce and grow our economy.”
Garcia said his new bill, HB 44, includes the compromise language added to the bill he introduced in the last session. Senators had amended Garcia’s firearms transfer bill to prohibit the creation of a state registry of firearms owners and allow an exception to the state Inspection of Public Records Act to prevent state agencies from giving out gun owner information.
Maestas said he was unaware of three months-old invoices for a robocall, placards and banners that he mounted on a wood frame in the back of his pickup. Maestas said Neri Holguin, an Albuquerque-based political consultant working on his campaign for free, didn’t give him or his treasurer the invoices until after he had filed his expense report.
Maestas said he became aware of the invoices only after opponent Jeff Green filed the complaint Dec. 9.
Maestas ultimately took full responsibility for the communication breakdown.
One of those petitions, created by Stephanie Ly, president of the American Federation of Teachers New Mexico, had 3,000 signatures.
Ly personally dropped off the petition with Hanna Skandera, New Mexico’s education secretary in mid-December at New Mexico’s Public Education Office in Santa Fe.
The petition, which can be found on Move.org, is asking residents to help reform New Mexico’s public education system.
The FAA requires a launch site operator license for spaceports hosting licensed vertical and horizontal launches. Seven other U.S. spaceports hold active launch site licenses, including two in California, two in Florida and one each in Alaska, Virginia and Oklahoma.
On April 27, 2012, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed onto a letter addressed to Dieter Zetsche, CEO and chairman of the board of management of Daimler, a global automotive company that owns Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services. The letter expressed interest in switching the state's vehicle fleet to natural gas vehicles, or NGVs, to promote the vehicles' manufacturing. Governors from 12 other states have also signed the letter.
NGVs are also part of discussions taking place in other states. On Dec. 10, almost 30 municipalities, businesses and mass transit agencies in Colorado announced interest in switching their vehicles to those fueled by natural gas, The Denver Business Journal reported. Cities such as Denver and Grand Junction and businesses like Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with the state of Colorado to buy more NGVs, according to the report.
Initially, some of the sites from Las Conchas did see erosion issues that came across into the roads,” said VCNM Watershed Program Manager Scott Compton. “But that summer we didn’t have high monsoons and even the next summer we didn’t. But this year we had a little more recorded average, we had some high intensity storms. So we’re actually seeing some gullying coming in from Las Conchas that we haven’t seen before.”
Erosion from the denuded slopes of the caldera’s rim could prove a daunting challenge for years to come.
The Clovis News Journal looks at what a Farm Bill that hasn't passed yet means for dairy producers in the area. It could make the price of milk skyrocket, though many are hopeful that the Farm Bill is passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama.
“At the May 2013 POSAC meeting, I said that I would be calling for an independent audit of the 2008 parks and trails bond as an action item on the June meeting agenda,” Booth said. “It could have been a coincidence, but the mayor removed me as chair shortly after that. The last thing I did as chair was to get the audit on the agenda.”
Coss, who appointed Booth to another term on the commission, but not as chairwoman, declined requests for comment.