Wildcatters wrangle Rio Arriba, Edgewood gets the (water) shaft and state revisits the ethics of investment.
Writer Dave Maass belted in for the 2009 Dustball 1500 and copped rides between some of the 30 teams participating in the 1500-mile road rally across the American Southwest. Launching from El Paso, Texas, teams were handed a manila envelope filled with instructions, directions, visual clues, riddles and math problems that must be solved in order to earn points and, in some instances, find their way.
The “Living God” is unlikely to “open the ground and swallow” Santa Feans at Will Shuster’s Zozobra effigy-burning, according to public safety officials, federal investigators, Zozobra organizers and a biblical scholar.
“If it does open up and swallow anybody, we’re ready to respond if we have to,” says Santa Fe Fire Department Assistant Chief.
White supremacist Justin Argabright subscribes to the “birther” theory picking up steam across the country. Birthers question the validity of Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate and claim he is actually a citizen of Kenya. Initially contained on the conservative blogs, “birther” activists have hijacked public meetings, introduced legislation in Congress and courted the support of CNN host Lou Dobbs.
Inmate No. 44521 doesn’t want to be Mark Reyes anymore. The 35-year-old prisoner at Penitentiary of New Mexico has filed a petition to change his name to Monica Meshica Wolf Tenocha, which he says better represents his identity as an Aztec high Satanic priest and an individual coping with gender dysphoria.