Palms feared damaged in freeze show s...

Palms feared damaged in freeze show signs of life

There are 17 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 11, 2011, titled Palms feared damaged in freeze show signs of life. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

For weeks after a biting February freeze, palm trees across the city of Las Cruces appeared to be in poor shape.

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LC Resident

United States

#1 Jun 11, 2011
Nice commercial for the Ramada Inn.

Too bad the Sun-News could not have interviewed regular Las Cruces residents whose palm trees were damaged.

But a real newspaper would not be working out of a motel...a real newspaper would have enough funds to build a decent operating plant.

But this is Las Cruces and it is the Sun-News.
hater

Kenosha, WI

#2 Jun 12, 2011
This is top news? Wow!
In The Know

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Jun 12, 2011
About one week after the freeze, this guy who supposed to be a tree trimmer went around my neighborhood telling everyone that their palm trees are dead and that he can be hired to remove them. I cant believe how many of my neighbors fell for his lie. When he approached me one early morning, he just got out of his truck and yelled from the street "Your palms are dead. Want me to cut them down?" What an imbecile. He was scamming off of a news story stating that the palms MAY have been killed by the freeze, but to wait and see. I feel bad for my neighbors who allowed this crook onto their yard and killed their palm trees by chopping them down.
Online Subscription

Birmingham, MI

#4 Jun 12, 2011
LC Resident wrote:
Nice commercial for the Ramada Inn.
Too bad the Sun-News could not have interviewed regular Las Cruces residents whose palm trees were damaged.
But a real newspaper would not be working out of a motel...a real newspaper would have enough funds to build a decent operating plant.
But this is Las Cruces and it is the Sun-News.
I would purchase a subscription for an online version. The Sun-News could make two types available, a dressed down, free issue, and a more in-depth online version. I think it's great to have the opportunity to comment on news stories. Reading other ideas and experiences from citizens enhances our local news and its international reach, in my opinion.
Thedreamisdead

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jun 12, 2011
I had two young California fan palms that died. About 2 to 3 years old. They might have survived given another year or two of establishment.
my comment

Apache Junction, AZ

#6 Jun 12, 2011
I found this article quite educational. Sometimes it's nice to read something like this than all the bad news happening every day. Those of us that read this now know what palm tree is best for this area.
Signs of Life

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Jun 12, 2011
My neighbor's bald head has recently been showing signs of life too, after months of using Rogaine. You gotta believe.
lcinaz

Mesa, AZ

#8 Jun 12, 2011
What about the palms at the county Taj Mahal. Any report on that waste of tax payer money
mantra

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Jun 12, 2011
lcinaz wrote:
What about the palms at the county Taj Mahal. Any report on that waste of tax payer money
why do you even care? you left cruces for mesa--of all places that you could have gone to in the valley. ghetto on the west side, and mormon everywhere else. bet you hang out at pioneer park with your homies, eh?
lcinaz

Mesa, AZ

#10 Jun 13, 2011
mantra wrote:
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why do you even care? you left cruces for mesa--of all places that you could have gone to in the valley. ghetto on the west side, and mormon everywhere else. bet you hang out at pioneer park with your homies, eh?
Why do you care your in albucreepy,i own property in dona ana county and pay property taxes.. ghetto on the west side?? mesa is in the east valley moron.i'm not mormon but they're a hell of of lot better people than the home boys in albucreepy
herp derp

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Jun 13, 2011
lcinaz wrote:
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Why do you care your in albucreepy,i own property in dona ana county and pay property taxes.. ghetto on the west side?? mesa is in the east valley moron.i'm not mormon but they're a hell of of lot better people than the home boys in albucreepy
the west side of mesa is ghetto, freak. if i had meant the west side of "the greater phoenix metro area," then i would have said the west valley. i lived in the valley of the shite for years before coming to my senses and returning home to LC, and i must say mesa is barely one notch above apache junction in terms of standard of living. good god, pay attention. oh, and the server for my isp is in albuquerque, NOT me. now go have fun standing on your street corner in WEST MESA, where you can buy a house for $25,000 now that nobody in their right mind wants to live there anymore.

btw, talk about morons, you criticize dona ana county for wasting money, but did you live in mesa when the prospect of bringing the cardinals stadium was voted down by the ignorant, nimby property owners who have been spoiled for far too many years by not having to pay city property taxes? now you have, what, mesa riverview, that is an eyesore which is anchored by a bass bro shop and wal mart, when tempe built marketplace and glendale got a cabelas both for less in tax incentives combined than what mesa gave to bass pro alone? whatever, buddy. enjoy your craphole of mesa.
YYY

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Jun 14, 2011
LC Resident wrote:
Nice commercial for the Ramada Inn.
Too bad the Sun-News could not have interviewed regular Las Cruces residents whose palm trees were damaged.
But a real newspaper would not be working out of a motel...a real newspaper would have enough funds to build a decent operating plant.
But this is Las Cruces and it is the Sun-News.
Remember the fire few months back? Is this a real newspaper?

Palm trees poorly planted, not cared for, not reported.

Nature is showing the way, it always has come back. Give it time.

But of course nature is a "mother". But they could blame this on Sara P.

Afterall, she is a mother. She wants to move into AZ and they have the worst fire in their history.

Does logging bans have anything to to do with these great forrest fires?

Does working out of a motel have anhything to do the contents of the paper?

They have uses in bird cages for your paper. Also can wrap the fish in.
lcinaz

Mesa, AZ

#13 Jun 14, 2011
herp derp wrote:
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the west side of mesa is ghetto, freak. if i had meant the west side of "the greater phoenix metro area," then i would have said the west valley. i lived in the valley of the shite for years before coming to my senses and returning home to LC, and i must say mesa is barely one notch above apache junction in terms of standard of living. good god, pay attention. oh, and the server for my isp is in albuquerque, NOT me. now go have fun standing on your street corner in WEST MESA, where you can buy a house for $25,000 now that nobody in their right mind wants to live there anymore.
btw, talk about morons, you criticize dona ana county for wasting money, but did you live in mesa when the prospect of bringing the cardinals stadium was voted down by the ignorant, nimby property owners who have been spoiled for far too many years by not having to pay city property taxes? now you have, what, mesa riverview, that is an eyesore which is anchored by a bass bro shop and wal mart, when tempe built marketplace and glendale got a cabelas both for less in tax incentives combined than what mesa gave to bass pro alone? whatever, buddy. enjoy your craphole of mesa.
I'm not defending mesa or any phoenix valley community, you were the one that started dissing me and cities based on an isp. I just returned the diss and the only reason i left was i got tired of competing for the few minimum wage jobs the great state of NM is offering. Your right, parts of mesa are ghetto, just like parts of Cruces, Albuquerque, El Paso are ghetto but that doesn't make the whole area bad. Has anyone heard if the waste of tax payers money for palms at the Dona Ana County complex survived, which was the original question and on subject before you got personal.

ps. palm trees at the county complex was a waste of money, especially if they froze.
aggiefansince83

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Jun 14, 2011
Online Subscription wrote:
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I would purchase a subscription for an online version. The Sun-News could make two types available, a dressed down, free issue, and a more in-depth online version. I think it's great to have the opportunity to comment on news stories. Reading other ideas and experiences from citizens enhances our local news and its international reach, in my opinion.
Online subscriptions would be nice and a good money maker for the Sun news if paper subscriptions are down.

Plus the added benefit of being a paying customer to an online subscription is no ads. That way I no longer have to see stuff like Las Cruces single mom discovers a 5 dollar cure for wrinkles that dermatologists hate, and coincidentally another Las Cruces mom has discovered a cheap teeth whitening technique, a super easy trick to low car insurance rates, a wierd trick to a tiny belly, and yet another Las Cruces mom sits on her ass at home part time making 6 grand a month, etc.

Las Cruces seems to be the capitol of the world of single moms coming up with all these things.
Susan Moore

Yeagertown, PA

#15 Jun 14, 2011
herp derp wrote:
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the west side of mesa is ghetto, freak. if i had meant the west side of "the greater phoenix metro area," then i would have said the west valley. i lived in the valley of the shite for years before coming to my senses and returning home to LC, and i must say mesa is barely one notch above apache junction in terms of standard of living. good god, pay attention. oh, and the server for my isp is in albuquerque, NOT me. now go have fun standing on your street corner in WEST MESA, where you can buy a house for $25,000 now that nobody in their right mind wants to live there anymore.
btw, talk about morons, you criticize dona ana county for wasting money, but did you live in mesa when the prospect of bringing the cardinals stadium was voted down by the ignorant, nimby property owners who have been spoiled for far too many years by not having to pay city property taxes? now you have, what, mesa riverview, that is an eyesore which is anchored by a bass bro shop and wal mart, when tempe built marketplace and glendale got a cabelas both for less in tax incentives combined than what mesa gave to bass pro alone? whatever, buddy. enjoy your craphole of mesa.
Please don't purse that communications job. Keep working the register at the convenience store, Clester...and pay attention to what the machine says about the correct change.
herp derp

Rio Rancho, NM

#16 Jun 14, 2011
Susan Moore wrote:
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Please don't purse that communications job. Keep working the register at the convenience store, Clester...and pay attention to what the machine says about the correct change.
Purse, or pursue? While I may be an engineer, I don't think my language skills are that bad, home skillet. Hey, look, I'm using proper punctuation and capitalization! I must be smart! Btw, trolls feeding trolls feeding trolls are hot.
herp derp

Rio Rancho, NM

#17 Jun 14, 2011
lcinaz wrote:
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I'm not defending mesa or any phoenix valley community, you were the one that started dissing me and cities based on an isp. I just returned the diss and the only reason i left was i got tired of competing for the few minimum wage jobs the great state of NM is offering. Your right, parts of mesa are ghetto, just like parts of Cruces, Albuquerque, El Paso are ghetto but that doesn't make the whole area bad. Has anyone heard if the waste of tax payers money for palms at the Dona Ana County complex survived, which was the original question and on subject before you got personal.
ps. palm trees at the county complex was a waste of money, especially if they froze.
...and you were the one who started complaining about palms at the taj mahal, while you live in an area wrought with economic waste. diss? wow, i haven't heard that word since the days of in living colour. no, the level of ghetto that exists in las cruces or el paso doesn't compare with where you live. not even close. if you had read the article, it would have become apparent that this was simply luck of the draw, and, had the county used what would otherwise be deemed more "acceptable" landscaping (e.g., pine or ash trees), we may have experienced even higher rates of plant death due to differing states of dormancy. perhaps i'm lucky that wsmr exists, else i'd likely be your neighbor in that waste of urban space.

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