Today's intelligence from state and national reporting: Opening arguments were heard last week in a lawsuit defending the public's right to access the Aldo Leopold Wilderness via long-used Forest Road 40E out of Kingston, which crosses private property and has recently been blocked by the property owners.
In addition to regular business the commission is scheduled to discuss and vote on two ordinances. The first is “Codifying the New Mexico Enabling Act” and the second is “Indigent Healthcare”. The Flood Commission will present its annual report.
Today's intelligence from state and national reporting: The New York Times sent a reporter to Sierra County to observe Virgin Galactic's sixth launch at Spaceport America last month. He came back with this full-blown assessment of the history and impact of New Mexico's massive investment in new aerospace industries. Even if you're sick of reading about VG and the Spaceport, the article's color photographs of Truth or Consequences are not to be missed.
T or C city commissioners continue to perpetuate ‘big lie’ about police department’s gross receipts tax
Abiding in the midst of ignorance, thinking themselves wise and learned, fools go aimlessly hither and thither, like blind led by the blind. — Katha Upanishad
Today's intelligence from state and national reporting: A roundup of the arguments presented yesterday to New Mexico's Supreme Court on whether state law takes reproductive health care policymaking authority away from local governments.
Today's intelligence from state and national reporting: New Mexico Supreme Court to hear arguments today on constitutionality of local anti-abortion ordinances, some of which were crafted with the aid of the architect of Texas's six-week abortion ban. Plus: Asha captured again.
Today's intelligence from state and national reporting: New Mexico's projected revenues for fiscal year 2025 likely to surpass the previous fiscal year's record.
The Sierra County Commission has published an ordinance “to void” any “Law, Mandate or Order issued by the Government of the State of New Mexico” that the commission determines is “contrary to the Constitution of the United States”. That proposed ordinance will be the subject of an upcoming public meeting.
Today's intelligence from state and national reporting: Governor Grisham proposes that the state create a reserve of treated oilfield wastewater for use in "green" commercial and industrial endeavors.
Today's intelligence from state and national reporting: New Mexicans' long-denied eligibility for compensation for radiation-exposure illnesses eliminated during legislative negotiations between the U.S. Senate and House.
Mark you calendar now for this upcoming event out at Damsite Historic District.
Today's intelligence from international reporting: Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says he is not presently disposed to putting any more cash into his space tourism business