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Sweat caught alive: Accused prison workers' worst nightmare?

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 17:35
Now that David Sweat was caught alive and is in custody, his statements could prove extremely damaging to accused prison worker Joyce Mitchell and corrections officer Gene Palmer
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Authorities ID Boy Scout who died in New Mexico flash flood at Philmont - The Denver Channel (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 16:19

The Denver Channel (blog)

Authorities ID Boy Scout who died in New Mexico flash flood at Philmont
The Denver Channel (blog)
CIMARRON, N.M. - Authorities have released the name of a Boy Scout who died after being swept away by a flash flood on a northern New Mexico camping trip with his troop. New Mexico State Police announced Monday that the victim was 13-year-old Alden ...
Authorities ID Boy Scout Who Died in New Mexico Flash FloodABC News
Scouts in New Mexico flash flood continue trek after deathSacramento Bee
Sacramento Boy Scouts Mourn Teen Killed In New Mexico Flash FloodCBS Local

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Freer trade would be good for New Mexico’s economy, oil and gas industries

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Mon, 2015-06-29 16:15

No matter what one thinks about recent battles over Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans Pacific Partnership, freer trade would be good for New Mexico’s main private sector industry (oil and gas). In this case, as I argue below, freer trade would impact the industries from different angles.

When it comes to New Mexico’s economy, there are no bigger players than the oil and gas industries which, combined, contribute 31 percent of the general fund. Natural gas prices remain at historically-depressed levels. Since spiking during the winter of 2014 when the East Coast of the United States saw a series of cold snaps, the Henry Hub price has been on a steady decline. Throughout 2015, prices have been below the historically-low $3/mmbtu line.

Oil prices on the other hand, were elevated until July of 2014 when prices began a steep slide from $100/barrel to less than half that price by January of 2015.

Unfortunately for the industry and contrary to the beliefs of many Americans (at least when prices are elevated), oil and gas producers have little control over the price point at which they sell their product. Collectively, the oil and gas industries can (and have) cut production, but this is a painful and unappetizing process.

The best solution for the oil and gas industries (and New Mexico’s economy) is the opening of new markets for these products through freer trade. Expanded trade could add stability and economic health to the oil and gas industries in New Mexico.

The best long-term opportunity for natural gas producers involves a trade agreement with eleven other countries with ties to the Pacific Rim: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Interestingly, given what the TPP could mean for New Mexico’s economy, especially natural gas producers, New Mexico’s Congressional delegation did not support trade promotion authority (TPA) which allows presidents to negotiate an agreement with an up-or-down vote in Congress on approval. After being rejected once by the House, was narrowly approved. This approval came despite the fact that Republican Steve Pearce joined New Mexico’s liberal Democrats in the House in voting “no.”

TPP could have a significant, positive impact on American natural gas producers. Japan, for example, which is party to the TPP, is a huge potential market for producers. Natural gas prices are triple or more those in the United States.

“The TPP,” as the Sierra Club which is hostile to exporting liquefied natural gas notes, “would mean automatic approval of LNG export permits—without any review or analysis—to TPP countries. And many TPP countries would likely be quite interested in importing LNG from the United States…”

There are some philosophical arguments to be made even by staunch free market advocates against regional trade agreements, but when it comes to the long-term future of New Mexico’s natural gas producers, there are few better opportunities on the horizon than Japan. TPP is the best near-term entrée into that market.

New Mexico’s oil producers could gain access to lucrative new markets with nothing more than a stroke of President Obama’s pen.

As American oil production has skyrocketed in recent years, the prohibition on US exports of crude oil adopted in 1975 has become an anachronism. While the US oil market is complex, the new, “tight” oil being produced is lighter and sweeter [3] than what has previously been refined in American refineries. Those refiners now can’t find enough refiners to process it. Exports would allow the appropriate oil to reach the international market where it could be processed and sold.

According to the group Producers for American Crude Exports (PACE), allowing oil exports would generate nearly 1,000 new industry jobs in New Mexico by 2018 adding an additional $46 million annually to the State’s economy. Of course, while New Mexico is a significant oil producer, the US as a whole could see many times that amount in terms of economic benefits.

The arguments against exporting crude simply do not hold up under scrutiny. Even radical environmentalists should desire that scarce oil resources be put to their most efficient use. And, because of the disconnect between the grades of oil that are refined in the US relative to what is now being produced, the impact on American motorists in terms of higher prices would be minimal or non-existent.

Free trade is a good thing for America. The oil and gas industries are no exceptions.

Gessing is president of the Albuquerque-based Rio Grande Foundation

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Update: Sacramento Boy Scout swept away in New Mexico flash flood identified - Sacramento Bee

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 15:47

Sacramento Bee

Update: Sacramento Boy Scout swept away in New Mexico flash flood identified
Sacramento Bee
He was on a trek across the Philmont Scout Ranch, a national scouting destination near Cimarron in northeast New Mexico. Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a flash flood swept through North Ponil Canyon, 15 miles northeast of the main Philmont Scout Ranch ...
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Authorities ID Boy Scout Who Died in New Mexico Flash Flood - ABC News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 15:47

The Denver Channel (blog)

Authorities ID Boy Scout Who Died in New Mexico Flash Flood
ABC News
Authorities on Monday released the name of a Boy Scout who died after being swept away by a flash flood during a camping trip with his troop in northern New Mexico. New Mexico State Police said 13-year-old Alden Brock of Sacramento, California, was one ...
Authorities ID Boy Scout who died in New Mexico flash flood at PhilmontThe Denver Channel (blog)
Scouts in New Mexico flash flood continue trek after deathSacramento Bee
Sacramento Boy Scouts Mourn Teen Killed In New Mexico Flash FloodCBS Local

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MVD branch office planned for southern New Mexico town - KOB.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:57

KOB.com

MVD branch office planned for southern New Mexico town
KOB.com
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the town of Anthony straddles the border between New Mexico and Texas, with most of its retail on the Texas side. Anthony Mayor Arnulfo Castañeda says the new office will boost revenue for the town. The office is ...

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Inmate mistakenly released in Lubbock, caught in New Mexico - KOB.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:52

KOB.com

Inmate mistakenly released in Lubbock, caught in New Mexico
KOB.com
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - An inmate mistakenly released from a West Texas jail has been caught in New Mexico after days on the run and a stop in Las Vegas. Jail records show Ernest Ray Zavala was back at the Lubbock County Detention Center on Monday.

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Inmate mistakenly released in Lubbock, caught in New Mexico - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:24

KRQE News 13

Inmate mistakenly released in Lubbock, caught in New Mexico
KRQE News 13
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – An inmate mistakenly released from a West Texas jail has been caught in New Mexico after days on the run and a stop in Las Vegas. Jail records show Ernest Ray Zavala was back at the Lubbock County Detention Center on Monday ...

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New Mexico DA awaits key evidence before bringing Jon Jones case before ... - Bloody Elbow

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:20

Bleacher Report

New Mexico DA awaits key evidence before bringing Jon Jones case before ...
Bloody Elbow
It's been almost two months since then-UFC champ Jon Jones surrendered to New Mexico authorities to face felony hit and run charges but the District Attorney is still getting its case together. MMA Fighting spoke with the Bernalillo County, New Mexico ...
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New Mexico reports 'all-time high' tourism numbers for 2014 - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 12:49

New Mexico reports 'all-time high' tourism numbers for 2014
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Martinez said Monday that half a million more people visited New Mexico than in 2013 and credited the state's New Mexico True campaign. That campaign features the state's famous outdoor locations and New Mexico celebrities, such as mixed-martial arts ...

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New Mexico reports 'all-time high' tourism numbers for 2014 - Washington Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 12:48

Washington Times

New Mexico reports 'all-time high' tourism numbers for 2014
Washington Times
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Pointing to New Mexico's slick television and online promotional commercials, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that close to 33 million people visited the state last year, making it a record-breaking year for tourism.

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New Mexico Highlands University regents select new president - MyFox Washington DC

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 12:28

New Mexico Highlands University regents select new president
MyFox Washington DC
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Highlands University has a new president. The Las Vegas Optic (http://goo.gl/DkbGqo ) reports that the university's regents on Monday unanimously selected Sam Minner from among six finalists. Minner was provost and ...

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New Mexico Highlands University regents select new president - Washington Post

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 12:25

New Mexico Highlands University regents select new president
Washington Post
LAS VEGAS, N.M.New Mexico Highlands University has a new president. The Las Vegas Optic (http://goo.gl/DkbGqo ) reports that the university's regents on Monday unanimously selected Sam Minner from among six finalists. Minner was provost and vice ...

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Escaped New York prisoner hospitalized in critical condition

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 12:02
David Sweat is conscious, speaking with authorities
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Lobbyist spending tops $561K after late filings - New Mexico In Depth

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 10:26

Lobbyist spending tops $561K after late filings
New Mexico In Depth
Not all lobbyists and organizations filed their expense reports with the New Mexico Secretary of State by the May 1 deadline. But it's unlikely they'll face any consequences, a spokesman for the office said. New Mexico In Depth reported on the $519,000 ...

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New district attorney starts in southeastern New Mexico - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 09:39

New district attorney starts in southeastern New Mexico
KRQE News 13
The Hobbs News-Sun reports that veteran prosecutor Dianna Luce was sworn in last week as the top prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial District. Luce will work out of Lea County and will oversee Chaves, Eddy and Lea counties. Last month, Gov. Susana ...

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PODCAST: New Mexico football preview - Mountain West Connection

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:08

PODCAST: New Mexico football preview
Mountain West Connection
Defense is the key area where New Mexico needs to improve to become bowl eligible and they do return a good amount of experience, but they could be without a completely healthy Dakota Cox to start the season. Cox tore his ACL late last year and is not ...

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Centennial uranium firm sells New Mexico assets for $2.9M - Denver Business Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:08

Denver Business Journal

Centennial uranium firm sells New Mexico assets for $2.9M
Denver Business Journal
Centennial-based Uranium Resources Inc. said it's selling the uranium deposit assets of one of its New Mexico properties for $2,875,000. Uranium Resources (NYSE: URRE) said it's selling Roca Honda Project assets in west central New Mexico to Energy ...

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NM Farm, Ranch Hands Eligible for Workers' ... - ClaimsJournal.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 04:32

NM Farm, Ranch Hands Eligible for Workers' ...
ClaimsJournal.com
The New Mexico Court of Appeals cleared the way for farm and ranch laborers to receive workers' compensation benefits by declaring a decades-old provision in state law unconstitutional. That provision, on the books since the 1930s, excludes those ...

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Boy Scout swept away by flash flood and killed at Boy Scouts of America's New ... - New York Daily News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2015-06-29 02:21

New York Daily News

Boy Scout swept away by flash flood and killed at Boy Scouts of America's New ...
New York Daily News
A flash flood whipped up by a nightime storm early Saturday swept a Boy Scout to his death during a 12-day camping trip at a remote northeast New Mexico ranch. The surging waters rushed through one of the scout campsites around 4:30 a.m. Saturday as ...
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