Today's intelligence from state and/or national reporting: Governor okays new sources of funding and staff support for housing construction, infrastructure-building and community development projects.
Today's intelligence from state and/or national reporting: New Mexico's record-setting 2025 budget has passed both legislative chambers with provisions to prevent future disruptive cuts. It is now on its way to the governor's desk to be signed or modified by line-item vetoes.
Today's intelligence from state and/or national reporting: a critique of New Mexico's 50-Year Water Action Plan and legislative complications facing the governor's proposed Strategic Water Supply
Today's intelligence from state and/or national reporting: for those who want "in the weeds" details about bills and issues under consideration by the New Mexico Legislature. Part 7 of this series provides an update on whether the governor's stalled anti-crime and gun violence package can be salvaged before the legislative session ends next week.
Today's intelligence from state and/or national reporting: Governor Lujan Grisham unveils her long-awaited water conservation action plan, aimed at ensuring that New Mexicans have adequate H2O for the next five decades.
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.
A new study on the hot springs may be useful to the City of Truth or Consequences in its protest against the Riverbend Hot Springs application to appropriate 400 acre feet a year more of hot mineral water. Find the study attached to the article.
Voting has started in the local elections, and for some reason, sex seems to be on some people's minds when they think of schools. But when you decide who to vote for in the School Board election, there is good reason why you should not be thinking about sex.
Today's intelligence: New Mexico District 35 Senator Crystal Diamond has a new name and surprise campaign finance clout. Plus: U.S. Department of Justice lays out its objections to a federal judge's recommended settlement of the Rio Grande water dispute between New Mexico and Texas.
The Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project opens a fund-raising drive to support the Citizen.
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Five “Young Art Fellows” have been chosen to show their artistic efforts at an opening at RioBravoFineArt on October 14th.