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…
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Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez has said publicly that no one gets a no-bid, long-term contract under his administration. But as the mayor aspires to win a third consecutive term as the city’s chief executive in October’s municipal election, the mayor and city staff find themselves arguing with a city contractor over whether the mayor violated his rule against no-bid, long-term contracts with a firm at the city-owned Double Eagle II Airport.
John H. Bode, operator at the city-owned Double Eagle II Airport, charges in a sworn deposition that Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez refused to renew Bode’s airport lease in retaliation for Bode declining to provide free or discounted air travel for the mayor.