New Mexico proposes sale of Fort Bayard, national historic landmark

Feb 2, 2014 Full story: Las Cruces Sun-News 14

ALBUQUERQUE >> A Western outpost made famous by the Buffalo Soldiers and the U.S. military's campaign to capture Geronimo is up for sale, one of a number of landmarks nationwide facing the wrecking ball amid tight budgets and a shift in Washington about what history is worth saving.

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Santa Fe, NM

#2 Feb 2, 2014
edmundo wrote:
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lies and idiocy from the phony pollster
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Albuquerque, NM

#3 Feb 6, 2014
Do a little research on the Federal investigation released in 2005 on the conditions at the "State" facility at Fort Bayard. Over 30 recorded deaths to patients under the care and at the hands the NM Health Department. Billy Richardson was Governor at the time and made inside deals with the Feds to reduce the liability to New Mexico and cheat the families of the victims . The results of the investigation had no teeth and was crammed under the huge rug of corruption compiled by your ex-Governor. The report can be Googled (Fort Bayard Federal Investigation 2005) It makes me ashamed to be a forth generation New Mexican that has a culture of cronyism and no morales.
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Albuquerque, NM

#4 Feb 6, 2014
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Albuquerque, NM

#5 Feb 6, 2014
In the investigation (link above) you will discover the the current U.S. Congressional Representative of the 1st district in New Mexico played a major roll at the request of Gov. Billy Richardson.
Pretty

Santa Fe, NM

#6 Feb 6, 2014
The rest of the story wrote:
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much irrelevant to the story of the state not only being complicit in the destruction of a national landmark, but instigating it.
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Albuquerque, NM

#7 Feb 6, 2014
Pretty wrote:
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much irrelevant to the story of the state not only being complicit in the destruction of a national landmark, but instigating it.
I will prove that you are what I refer to as a "Richardson Cronie".

The state NEVER complied with all the conditions. FACT. The few that they did required immediate action. 90% of the requirements never became reality. "The old shell trick" Richardson became so famous for. The link I provided is NOT a story. It is a federal government investigation that put high nine figure lawsuit against the state of NM. I lived in Silver City for 17 years, before, during and after the federal investigation. I physically have visited Fort Bayard and can assure everyone that reads this thread that "Pretty" is more of a problem for this state than a solution.

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Albuquerque, NM

#8 Feb 6, 2014
Fort Bayard's history: One of the nations oldest remaining Forts, however after WWII the federal government provided the Fort to the state of NM and has used it as a "state hospital" for indigent NM residents. This is not a pretty place. Building structures are WWII era and very little has been done by the state of NM to maintain it to modern hospital standards. The federal investigation is legitimate. I have a business in Grant county and may times gone to the Fort to view one of the largest mule dear herds in state.
The hospital facilities are hell on earth. I recommend anyone to visit and provide a personal opinion.
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Santa Fe, NM

#9 Feb 6, 2014
The rest of the story wrote:
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you post is irrelevant to the issue of the disposition of a national landmark.
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Albuquerque, NM

#10 Feb 6, 2014
excuse me, let me get my rose colored glasses. Please! You Santa Fe folks couldn't find Fort Bayard with a GPS.

They don't work with the glasses.
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Albuquerque, NM

#11 Feb 6, 2014
It's not worth a national tribute. More evil, more recent and all under the management of Santa Fe and the State is justifiable for an
all out sale. Beautiful and mostly untouched. I'm for a sale.
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Albuquerque, NM

#12 Feb 6, 2014
Consistent with our statutory obligations under CRIPA, I now
write to advise you formally of the findings of our
investigation, the facts supporting them, and the minimal
remedial steps that are necessary to remedy the deficiencies set
forth below. 42 U.S.C.§ 1997b(a). Specifically, we have
concluded that numerous conditions and practices at Ft. Bayard
violate the constitutional and federal statutory rights of its
residents. In particular, we find that residents of Ft. Bayard
suffer significant harm and risk of harm from the facility’s
inadequate medical and nursing care services; improper and
dangerous psychotropic medication practices; failure to provide
adequate safety; inadequate nutritional and hydration services;
and inadequate restorative care and specialized rehabilitation
services.
Our investigation revealed a wide range of dangerously
deficient medical and nursing care practices. These practices
not only failed to comply with federal regulations or meet
professional standards, but were in fact aiding and contributing
to the needless suffering and untimely deaths of Ft. Bayard’s
residents. We found numerous situations where residents’ last
days of life were spent in miserable pain as they died from the
effects of what appeared to be reckless and almost willful
disregard to their health and safety. In fact, in practically
every record we reviewed of deceased or current Ft. Bayard
residents, we discovered life-threatening omissions and
commissions of treatment. In every medical record we reviewed,
our consultants found substantial departures from the generally
accepted standards in nursing home care.
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Santa Fe, NM

#13 Feb 6, 2014
off topic and irrelevant to the issue at hand.

Is it historic and a National Historic Landmark? Yes.

Is the state attempting to destroy through neglect and demolition? Yes
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Albuquerque, NM

#14 Feb 7, 2014
It's an issue if you don't know.
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Albuquerque, NM

#15 Feb 7, 2014
where is the voice of concern when the federal investigation of 2005 is going on? Ignorance is an ugly vertue.

Pretty - Nope - Again: Ever been to the Fort Bayard facilities?

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