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 BLOG ROUNDUP: It’s Harry time, but first some news…
Last week Gov. Bill Ricardson and U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that they’re applying for funds to study the feasibility of creating a high-speed rail line from El Paso to Denver, through Albuquerque. SFReeper.com has an interesting post about two other high-speed rail plans for America.
Essentially, the Obama administration’s proposal leaves out New Mexico, Colorado and West Texas completely. The U.S. High Speed Rail Association’s plan would connect Albuquerque to Denver but leave out Southern New Mexico and West Texas.
The Reeper’s post makes a good point: Two hours from Albuquerque to Denver? Cool…
In other blog news, the Rio Grande Foundation’s Jim Scarantino is out with Part 3 in his investigative reporting on the state’s $9 million investment in Earthstone, and is up with a posting about it at New Mexico Liberty.
As the GOP is airing a TV ad attacking Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, former Albuquerque Mayor Jim Baca warned Dems over the weekend of what may be in store for them on his blog.
Republican Jon Barela is using a “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” to try to gain support for his bid to unseat Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich, according to Peter St. Cyr’s blog.
But it’s summer, so let’s also talk about some more summer-ish things. Check out this Duke City Fix blog by Barelas Babe about her recent trip to Tingley Beach. It might give you enough reason to get away from this computer and get out into the fresh air of New Mexico.
Oh yeah, and the new Harry Potter movie opens at midnight. m-pyre’s Mikaela has the goods on that.
NMI’s Danielle Bauer contributed to this report.