Analysis: Commissioners fill vacant seat with fellow native before imminent departure of three members
The questions the City of Truth or Consequences city commissioners asked applicants who were competing to fill an empty commission seat revealed the officials’ settled beliefs that the native born are best suited to lead, public comment directed to the city commission is useless and often bilious and city commissioners work as a team in support of city staff.
Senate Bill 1 would make significant changes to the three Congressional districts by grouping much of northern New Mexico with a portion of the southeast part of the state. The bill also suggests including rural areas like Carrizozo with much of the urban Albuquerque area. But more rural areas of Albuquerque would be included in the southern Congressional district. Senate Bill 2 proposes adoption of a map creating three Native American-majority Senate districts.
Representatives of sovereign nations, pueblos and tribes have expressed their unified support for the map put forward by Daymon Ely (D-Corrales) in House Bill 8.
If you are looking for an escapist spectacle (with the added attracting of a mind-bending plot), the latest entry from writer-director Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” “Inception,” “Intersteller”) will do the trick.
Anthony Michael Hall, the guest celebrity at this weekend’s Truth or Consequences Film Fiesta, is not simply a great actor. The author makes the case here that Hall, who appeared in such iconic teen comedies of the 1980s as “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club,” was the funniest kid ever on film.
Upon the Sun’s dissolution, our board of directors will distribute the preponderance of our remaining financial assets to the Sun’s content-sharing partner, Searchlight New Mexico, a Santa Fe-based news site devoted to investigative reporting.
The Truth or Consequences City Commissioner used her other bully pulpit in the Sierra County Sentinel last Friday to call for local-government critics to be verbally assaulted in stores and on the street.
New Mexico Copper Company lost its bid in the New Mexico Court of Appeals to retain pre-basin-declared water rights for the Copper Flat Mine project, but the court’s November ruling has given the company another shot at “vested” water rights.
Ethos Broadband continues working with the Bureau of Land Management to obtain a construction permit to install a fiber-optic network that will bring internet access to rural Sierra County, while Sierra Electric Cooperative, a partner in this venture, has begun using the $2.1 million provided by the county to replace the electric poles needed as the physical supports for fiber-optic lines.