Meetings watch: Udall discusses Valles Caldera, Gulf crisis and Murkowski Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked today with radio reporters from around the state about a bill he introduced with Senator Jeff Bingaman to transfer the Valles Caldera to the National Parks Service. Udall also gave his thoughts on Senator Lisa Murkowski’s pending resolution to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority [...]

Bidding proposed for Valles elk licenses

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican If a bill titled HB 11 passes the state Legislature this session, avid elk hunters might one day be able to bid on a license for a bull elk in the grand Valles Caldera National Preserve on eBay. Rep. Jeannette O. Wallace, R-Los Alamos, is sponsoring the legislation, which [...]

Unique gifts require imagination

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist When it comes to gift giving, I’ve long been in favor of the unique, the unusual, the unexpected. The recent Christmas season gave me a chance to gift the entire family with something, I believe, caught everyone by pleasant surprise. I’d purchased a November issue of Santa Fean magazine, with [...]

UNM presidental buyout disturbing

By Ned Cantwell: State columinist Life is good, right? OK job pays the bills. Car runs, usually. Just got the roof fixed to keep dry if it ever rains again. That’s pretty much me. I spend my time dealing with 14 New Mexico editors who are just ordinary nice men and women except that — [...]

ENMU president: Schools’ missions different

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State President Michael Martin says if he’s going to be in the big leagues, he has to play like it. Eastern New Mexico University’s Steven Gamble insists his school is playing a different game. Martin and New Mexico Tech President Daniel Lopez were the two biggest spenders [...]