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New Mexico official: Low risk of Ebola in state - Deming Headlight

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 23:34

New Mexico official: Low risk of Ebola in state
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In testimony to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee, Landen said the department is provided information on people coming to New Mexico from the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea where Ebola has killed more than ...

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Watch 'AccuWeather LIVE' Now: Showers Push into Northwest, Warmer Conditions in the Plains

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 22:00
Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE now.
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Space is latest destination for Maine man's ashes that have been scattered all over the world

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 22:00
The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space.
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Women's World Cup next summer another chance for US soccer fanaticism to take hold

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 22:00
The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.
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New Mexico will witness partial solar eclipse Thursday afternoon - KOB.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 21:01

New Mexico will witness partial solar eclipse Thursday afternoon
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On Thursday, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in North America, including New Mexico. This is when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, but this will only cover 36% of it here in the Land of Enchantment. The best viewing time will be ...

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New Mexico fishing report - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 20:29

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New Mexico fishing report
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NOTE: If you have a catch of the week story or want to share your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to fishforfun2@hotmail.com. For catches of the week, include name, date and location, as well as type of fish, length and weight, bait, lure ...

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New Mexico official: Low risk of Ebola in state - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 17:57

New Mexico official: Low risk of Ebola in state
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
In testimony to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee, Landen said the department is provided information on people coming to New Mexico from the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea where Ebola has killed more than ...

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New Mexico official: Low risk of Ebola in state - Bellingham Herald

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 17:11

New Mexico official: Low risk of Ebola in state
Bellingham Herald
In testimony to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee, Landen said the department is provided information on people coming to New Mexico from the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea where Ebola has killed more than ...

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Oklahoma St. sues New Mexico State over 'Pistol Pete' mascot - CBSSports.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 15:48

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Oklahoma St. sues New Mexico State over 'Pistol Pete' mascot
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Both schools' mascots are based on the same late-1800s real-life cowboy and gunfighter, a man named Frank Eaton, with storied ties to Oklahoma and New Mexico, respectively. Borrowing Eaton's "Pistol Pete" nickname, the Cowboys began using the ...
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New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water - Las Cruces Sun-News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 15:37

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New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water
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"New Mexico is in a very exciting time in its regulatory environment," he said. "It is poised for great things. With it comes the economic boom and the hurdles, one of those is water and there has been a great deal of attention in Texas because of the ...
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Two New Mexico towns hope to avoid repeat Election Day controversies

Capital Report New Mexico Blog Postings - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:59

HOPING HISTORY DOES NOT REPEAT ITSELF: Some voters in Rio Rancho, N.M., had to wait as long as five hours to vote in the November 2012 general election.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

Two years ago, some voters in the third-largest city in New Mexico, Rio Rancho. had to endure waits of more than five hours on Election Day in a community where a lopsided number of voters are Republicans. The GOP accused Democrats in the county clerk’s office of intentionally trying to suppress the Republican vote.

At the same time, the Otero County clerk called in sheriff’s deputies into the southern New Mexico town of Chaparral after voters overwhelmed poll workers during the evening of the 2012 General Election in a precinct that’s majority Democrat. That incident led to allegations from Democrats of voter intimidation.

Will Election Day 2014 avoid similar incidents?

The newly elected county clerks in each respective area say there will be no rerun.

“As far as having confidence, I do,” said Denise Guerra, a Republican who succeeded fellow Republican Robin Holmes as Otero County clerk in January 2013.

“As far as I can see, it’s not going to happen again,” said Sandoval County Clerk Eileen Garbagni, a Democrat. “Everywhere you turn there will be a voting place.”

The Rio Rancho incident was well documented, with Albuquerque TV stations showing long lines of frustrated voters, some of whom had to wait until nearly midnight to cast ballots.

“We should not have a line,” Garbagni told New Mexico Watchdog. “It’s not going to be like it was in 2012, I can assure you of that.”

Two Republican hopefuls in the Legislature lost close races and GOP officials accused then-Sandoval County Clerk Sally Padilla, a Democrat, of purposely placing too many voting centers in areas of the county dominated by Democrats while not putting enough in Rio Rancho, where 80 percent of the county’s Republicans live.

“We did it right,” Padilla insisted in the election’s aftermath, but a lawsuit filed by the two defeated GOP candidates and an angry Rio Rancho voter ended up in federal court.

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge William “Chip” Johnson sided with the plaintiffs, calling the 2012 election in Rio Rancho “a debacle” and “a complete disaster.”

In blunt language rarely seen from the bench, Johnson excoriated Padilla, then-deputy county clerk Garbagni and county elections bureau director Eddie Gutierrez and declared, “It is clear that the intentional actions of those in charge of the 2012 Election led to the long voter lines which resulted in the disenfranchisement of voters.”

Click here to read the judge’s 22-page ruling.

Johnson issued an injunction ordering the Sandoval County clerk to establish 17 voting convenience centers in Rio Rancho for this year’s election.

DISENFRANCHISEMENT: A federal judge in New Mexico has ordered extra voting sites be placed in Rio Rancho, saying the community’s voters were disenfranchised when long lines developed during the 2012 election.

Garbagni said she had already decided to put 17 convenience centers in Rio Rancho before the judge issued his ruling.

Nonetheless, Garbagni’s office appealed the judge’s order, but lost in the 10th Circuit Court. Undeterred, the clerk’s office filed another appeal, only to be rebuffed again Monday.

If the county has already agreed to install 17 voting convenience centers in Rio Rancho, why appeal?

Garbagni said she couldn’t comment beyond what she said in a news release issued last week.

In it, Garbagni said, “If we didn’t fight this injunction, it could set the stage for the federal government to insert itself into any election in any county in New Mexico,” adding that the New Mexico Association of Counties support the appeal.

Garbagni also worried the judge’s order could lead to county taxpayers picking up the tab for attorney’s fees that “would likely be in the six-figure range.”

Republicans in Rio Rancho aren’t buying it.

“My question to (Garbagni) is, how much is the lawyers that were hired outside of the county costing to appeal this,” said Charlie Christmann, chairman of the Republican Party of Sandoval County. “I don’t know what these outside lawyers are charging them, but it’s got to be a lot of money … I think they’re throwing good money after bad at this point.”

Rio Rancho has been here before.

In Johnson’s ruling, Padilla testified there have been long lines in Rio Rancho “many, many times” in the past and a three-to-four hour wait was “the norm” prior to 2012.

“Our goal is to make sure all voters — Republicans, Democrats, independents and myriad other minor parties in Rio Rancho — should have access without having to stand for hours in line to get to the ballot box,” Christmann said.

“The election should go very, very well for us,” Garbagni said. “If anything, there’s going to be an overkill … I pray to God everything goes well.”

Raw feelings

The 2012 election-night controversy in Chaparral didn’t receive the attention the Rio Rancho incident garnered, but the feelings are almost as raw.

“I’m not confident things have been taken care of,” said state Rep. Nate Cote, D-Organ, who in the past has called for Otero County officials to place an early voting center in Chaparral, a town of about 15,000. “But I am confident things will go a little smoother because there will be fewer people voting” because 2014 is a midterm election while 2012 was a presidential election year.

To address the issues from the 2012 flap, Guerra told New Mexico Watchdog her office will bring in a mobile voting center to Chaparral on Nov. 1, three days before Election Day. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“I’ve always been confident in my election workers,” Guerra said in a telephone interview. Guerra said she’ll have two additional employees in Chaparral to help out and thinks the mobile voting center will alleviate some of the burden on Election Day.

Cote remains skeptical.

“One early voting mobile van down there with that population is just not going to do it,” he said.

What exactly happened on election night in 2012 in Chaparral is in dispute.

Describing the crowd as “unruly,” Holmes called the county sheriff’s office. Democrats accused Holmes of overreacting and said the police presence — complete with crime scene tape — intimidated some voters. “People were not unruly at all,” Cote said, adding people were irritated after they “waited in line three or four hours to vote.”

Guerra, who was chief deputy clerk in 2012, said “there was a lot of chaos” she said was fueled in part by candidates registering people to vote using provisional ballots “knowing that their ballot wouldn’t count.” Guerra denied claims there were no Spanish translators available.

New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water - Hilton Head Island Packet

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:59

Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water
Hilton Head Island Packet
HOBBS, N.M. — State environmental regulators are considering a rule that would allow oil companies to reuse water that's already flowed through drilling operations to help reduce the amount of freshwater the industry consumes. The New Mexico ...
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New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water - News & Observer

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:43

New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water
News & Observer
HOBBS, N.M. — State environmental regulators are considering a rule that would allow oil companies to reuse water that's already flowed through drilling operations to help reduce the amount of freshwater the industry consumes. The New Mexico ...

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Share “New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands...” - NewsOK.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:36

Share “New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands...”
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The Public Service Company of New Mexico says it could take weeks to get him his money back. KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/jN3aqs ) that Rio Rancho attorney Ira Karmiol overpaid a $278 bill online earlier this month when he inadvertently hit a fourth ...

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New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water - Modesto Bee

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:22

New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water
Modesto Bee
HOBBS, N.M. — State environmental regulators are considering a rule that would allow oil companies to reuse water that's already flowed through drilling operations to help reduce the amount of freshwater the industry consumes. The New Mexico ...

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New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water - Lexington Herald Leader

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:20

New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water
Lexington Herald Leader
HOBBS, N.M. — State environmental regulators are considering a rule that would allow oil companies to reuse water that's already flowed through drilling operations to help reduce the amount of freshwater the industry consumes. The New Mexico ...

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New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water - Macon Telegraph (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:19

New Mexico weighs allowing reuse of drilling water
Macon Telegraph (blog)
HOBBS, N.M. — State environmental regulators are considering a rule that would allow oil companies to reuse water that's already flowed through drilling operations to help reduce the amount of freshwater the industry consumes. The New Mexico ...

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Oklahoma State sues New Mexico State over 'confusingly similar' Pistol Pete logo - SB Nation

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 11:16

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Oklahoma State sues New Mexico State over 'confusingly similar' Pistol Pete logo
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Oklahoma State is suing New Mexico State over use of a logo "confusingly similar" to OSU's famed Pistol Pete mascot, KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque reported Wednesday. OSU says it has used the logo since the 1920s and since trademarked it, as it depicts ...
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New Mexico audit finds $3 million in uncollected Apache royalties - FuelFix (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:57

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New Mexico audit finds $3 million in uncollected Apache royalties
FuelFix (blog)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The State Land Office has collected more than $3 million in additional revenue from a Texas oil company following an audit of its operations in southeastern New Mexico. Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the assessment of ...

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Susana Martinez Spying Accusation: New Mexico Governor Spokesman ... - International Business Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:31

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Susana Martinez Spying Accusation: New Mexico Governor Spokesman ...
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Governor of Baja California Guadalupe Osuna Millan (L) addresses the audience next to Governor of New Mexico Susana Martinez (C) and Governor of Sonora Guillermo Padres Elias at the annual conference of regional leaders from both sides of the border ...

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