I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
TODAY’S TOP STORIES: Barack Obama visits Española
The low rider capital of the world is gearing up for visit from Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. The senator’s campaign has passed out 7,500 tickets in the past two days for today’s Española event, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. Obama is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. with gates opening at 10:30 a.m. Parking will be on a first-come basis and there will be no shuttles to or from off-site parking areas. Obama will be on stage for roughly an hour and later in the day he will travel to Albuquerque to attend a $2,500 a person fundraiser.
The ‘glass is half full award’ goes to the the secretary of state’s office for informing the Albuquerque Journal that the 11,805 notices directing New Mexicans to the wrong voting stations is a "great improvement" over 2006. In that year around 200,000 faulty voter identification cards were sent out. As of Wednesday the faulty information was limited to five counties — Doña Ana, Bernalillo, Chaves, Otero and San Juan — and the corrected information was mailed out late last week. The report says that state officials weren’t sure what caused the mix-up. Cheers to a smooth election.
The Alibi today delves into some of the details concerning the San Juan Chama Drinking Project. The aquifer is being drained and, "Left alone, water quality could become an issue within 25 years. Within 35 years, pockets of land over the aquifer could begin to sink." The process involves water from the Colorado River being diverted from the "San Juan River above the Colorado-
In the race for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Tom Udall is ahead of Republican Steve Pearce by 15 points in a recent Survey USA poll, according to KOB
The report says:
The Hispanic vote is going to Udall by about two to one. The Anglo vote is a virtual tie. And Udall has a commanding 20 point lead among women voters.