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Gun carried by Wyatt Earp sells for $225G at auction

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:00
A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold for $225,000.
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UNM Adds 6-10 N'Ganga for 2013-14 - New Mexico Official Athletic Site

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:51

UNM Adds 6-10 N'Ganga for 2013-14
New Mexico Official Athletic Site
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- University of New Mexico head men's basketball coach Craig Neal has announced that 6-10, 250 pound center J.J. N'Ganga (en GONG a) out of Northwest Oklahoma College-Townaka. N'Ganga will be a junior with two years of ...
Lobos celebrate memorable seasonAlbuquerque Journal

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New Mexico Anglers Wrongly Kept from Public Waters by State Game Commission - Outdoor Life Magazine (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:54

Outdoor Life Magazine (blog)

New Mexico Anglers Wrongly Kept from Public Waters by State Game Commission
Outdoor Life Magazine (blog)
It was very unexpected,” said Joel Gay, Communications Director with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. “But what was just as surprising is the fact that the opinion was formed based on a Supreme Court ruling from 1945. That's more than 70 years ago.

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Crews find suspected area of radiation leak - Minneapolis Star Tribune

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:22

Crews find suspected area of radiation leak
Minneapolis Star Tribune
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste ...
New Mexico nuclear waste site may use robots to probe radiation leakTrustLaw
Crews find suspected area of radiation leak at New Mexico nuke dumpThe Republic

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Washington Post picks up NM Watchdog story on Hobbs PD UPDATE: Town in Minnesota also has armored personnel vehicle

Capital Report New Mexico Blog Postings - Thu, 2014-04-17 18:53

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

SANTA FE – New Mexico Watchdog’s story on the 30-second commercial for the Hobbs Police Department is getting national attention.

The Washington Post website picked up the story on “The Watch,” a blog on civil liberties and the criminal justice system that’s written by Radley Balko, the author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces.”

The Hobbs Police Department has been running the commercial on TV stations across New Mexico, trying to lure recruits with good pay and benefits.

But the images in the 30-second spot of Hobbs officers in riot gear — as well as an armored personnel vehicle — prompted criticism from a Cato Institute scholar. Click here to read the New Mexico Watchdog story. Here’s the commercial itself:

Balko offered his own critique in the Post:

“Now ask yourself: What sort of person would be attracted to a career in law enforcement based on the images and activities depicted in that video? And is that the sort of person you’d want wearing a badge and carrying a gun in your neighborhood?

“The video isn’t disturbing only because of the type of police officer it’s likely to attract. It also suggests that the leadership in the Hobbs police department believes that these are the aspects of police work most worth touting — that this is the face they want to project to the community.”

But Hobbs isn’t alone. Balko offered examples of other cities and towns that produced videos for their police departments that also highlighted aggressive images.

Such as Newport Beach, Calif.:

And Springdale, Ark., a town of 70,000 that seemingly had a budget big enough to produce a video that looks like something out of a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie:

In addition to Balko’s post, former Gov. Gary Johnson also tweeted the NM Watchdog story out to his 123,000 followers:

By the way, in our original story, we mentioned the video of the Hobbs SWAT team that’s on the police department’s website. We have since found a link to the video that combines shots of officers firing automatic weapons to a heavy-metal music soundtrack:

Update 4/21: Working on a tip from a colleague in Minnesota, we came across a story from last fall about how the police department in St. Cloud, Minn., rolled out an armored vehicle that was originally used for military training:

ROLLING OUT IN ST. CLOUD: A retrofitted armored military vehicle is in use by the police department in the town of St. Cloud, Minn.

According to WJON Radio in St. Cloud, the vehicle is an MRAP — Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected — and came from the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department. It’s worth $400,000 and the town of just under 66,000 residents spent $10,000 to retrofit it for the city’s SWAT team.

Lt. Jeff Oxton said during the unveiling that the MRAP “has full ballistic capabilities, which will help us against any kind of small arms fire, rifle fire, even explosives and things like that.”

Back in 1988, hundreds of students at St. Cloud State University rioted during homecoming week at the school. As many as 1,500 people were involved and about 50 arrests were made.

Contact Rob Nikolewski at rnikolewski@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @robnikolewski

Shirley MacLaine Ignores Psychics, Lists New Mexico Ranch for $18 Million - Wall Street Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-04-17 18:26

Shirley MacLaine Ignores Psychics, Lists New Mexico Ranch for $18 Million
Wall Street Journal
Shirley MacLaine Ignores Psychics, Lists New Mexico Ranch for $18 Million. Also, Robin Williams Tries Again to Sell Napa Valley Estate; Alex Rodriguez Sells Miami Beach Condo. Email; Print. Save ↓ More. Save to ↓ More. Save ↓ More. Saved ↓ More.

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Shirley MacLaine Ignores Psychics, Lists New Mexico Ranch for $18 Million - Wall Street Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-04-17 18:26

Shirley MacLaine Ignores Psychics, Lists New Mexico Ranch for $18 Million
Wall Street Journal
When actress Shirley MacLaine decided to sell her ranch near Santa Fe, N.M., she wasn't sure how to price the roughly 7,450-acre property. She consulted psychics, who advised her to list it for $30 million, but ultimately, she settled on $18 million.

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Homeland Security nabs 34 in New Mexico gang sting - Washington Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-04-17 10:21

Homeland Security nabs 34 in New Mexico gang sting
Washington Times
Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge in New Mexico, says the gang members were arrested during a month-long sting that began in March with the help of Albuquerque and Santa Fe police. He said the Valencia Country and Bernalillo County ...
Homeland Security eyes campaign on scamsAlbuquerque Journal

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New Mexico Anglers Wrongly Kept from Public Waters by State Game Commission - Outdoor Life Magazine (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-04-17 10:12

Outdoor Life Magazine (blog)

New Mexico Anglers Wrongly Kept from Public Waters by State Game Commission
Outdoor Life Magazine (blog)
It was very unexpected,” said Joel Gay, Communications Director with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. “But what was just as surprising is the fact that the opinion was formed based on a Supreme Court ruling from 1945. That's more than 70 years ago.

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Cliven Bundy and federal ownership of the West

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Thu, 2014-04-17 09:37

In recent weeks, a Nevada rancher named Cliven Bundy has become a national “cause celebre” among many conservatives and other folks who are concerned both about federal land policies and the militarization of our federal bureaucracies. Details here and here. Indeed, the situation is concerning and, while information is still coming out as the standoff has ended, the simple fact is that Washington owns too much of our land.

Carl Graham made this argument recently in the Washington Times and of course the Rio Grande Foundation has detailed the potential economic benefits of returning federal lands to New Mexico.

While the particulars of Mr. Bundy’s case are by no means a slam dunk given federal law and the Courts’ interpretations of those laws. Nonetheless, the standoff and the issues involved have brought to the forefront just how much of the West is owned by the federal government (85 percent of Nevada and 42 percent of New Mexico) and how poorly and heavy-handedly those lands are often managed. The issue of federal land ownership is what advocates of limited government need to focus on and should provide the basis for specific legislative and policy changes.

Think New Mexico: Job growth proposals will boost NM - Carlsbad Current Argus

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-04-17 08:13

Think New Mexico: Job growth proposals will boost NM
Carlsbad Current Argus
Think New Mexico would like to offer two ideas that we believe could propel private sector job growth in our state – and that gubernatorial and legislative candidates from both parties should be able to embrace. Both ideas were advanced in Think New ...

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New Mexico fishing report - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:56

New Mexico fishing report
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
On April 11 at Holy Ghost Creek near Pecos, Elijah and Zachary Martinez of Santa Fe each caught limits of trout using salmon eggs. Courtesy photo. Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:51 pm. New Mexico fishing report The New Mexican ...

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2014 NBA Draft Early Entries

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:00
Early entry withdrawal deadline: June 16 Draft: June 26 Kyle Anderson, sophomore, G, UCLA Jabari Brown, junior, G, Missouri Jahii Carson, sophomore, G, Arizona State Semaj Christon, sophomore, G, Xavier Joel Embiid, freshman, C, Kansas Tyler Ennis, freshman, G, Syracuse Aaron Gordon, freshman, F, Arizona Jerami Grant, sophomore, F, Syracuse Gary Harris, sophomore, G, Michigan State Nick Johnson, junior, G, Arizona Alex Kirk, junior, C, New Mexico Zach LaVine, freshman, G, UCLA James Michael McAdoo, junior, F, North Carolina Johnny O'Bryant III, junior, F, LSU Jabari Parker, freshman, F, Duke Glenn Robinson III, sophomore, F, Michigan LaQuinton Ross, junior, F, Ohio State JaKarr Sampson, sophomore, F, St. John's Marcus Smart, junior, G, Oklahoma State Roscoe Smith, junior, F, UNLV Nik Stauskas, sophomore, G, Michigan Jarnell Stokes, junior, F, Tennessee Noah Vonleh, freshman, C-F, Indiana T.J.
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Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:00
A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87.
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The L Word: Voters call Obama a liar

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:00
Lack of trust undermines President Obama’s divide-and-conquer midterm strategy.
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Northern New Mexico College teachers vote 'no confidence' in administrators - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:09

Northern New Mexico College teachers vote 'no confidence' in administrators
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Nancy 'Rusty' Barcelo, president of Northern New Mexico College, is shown at the Española campus on July 1, 2010, her first day on the job. A recently faculty letter charges Barcelo and others with fostering a state of 'financial chaos, doubt ...

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Report: New Mexico State's Sim Bhullar to enter 2014 NBA Draft - NBCSports.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:03

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Report: New Mexico State's Sim Bhullar to enter 2014 NBA Draft
NBCSports.com
After averaging 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocked shots per game as a sophomore, New Mexico State center Sim Bhullar was named to the WAC's All-Defensive team. Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 WAC tournament, the 7-foot-5 Bhullar ...
NBA Draft 2014: New Mexico State's Sim Bhullar to enter draftFanSided
7'5 center Sim Bhullar will declare for NBA Draft, according to reportSB Nation
Report: 7-Foot-5 New Mexico State Center Sim Bhullar Declares For NBA Draft ...College Spun

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Wednesday News Roundup: Recordings Surface In New Mexico Governor Race - KUNM

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:01

Wednesday News Roundup: Recordings Surface In New Mexico Governor Race
KUNM
Recordings Surface In New Mexico Governor Race - The Associated Press. Democrats are calling on Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to ...

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Martinez: Radical magazine is peddling personal attacks - KOAT Albuquerque (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:47

Martinez: Radical magazine is peddling personal attacks
KOAT Albuquerque (blog)
The article is titled “Is New Mexico's Governor Susana Martinez the New Sarah Palin?” “The governor is a rising star in the Republican Party,” said the magazine's senior reporter Andy Kroll. “Not a week goes by here in D.C. that there isn't some ...

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