New residential subdivision discussed

Aug 3, 2012 Full story: Ruidoso News 78

Planning board members discussed a proposal from Conquest Investments LLC to annex about 1,200 acres into the village for a potential 600-lot residential subdivision, with all infrastructure again provided by the developer.

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Since: Jul 11

Ruidoso NM

#42 Oct 16, 2012
The sad thing is that Capitan happenings just don't generate much interest. It's a woebegone little burg with a bad reputation and pitiable inhabitants.
In this economy and with its downtrodden residents, no improvements are apt to be made in that town. It's just a shame.
Leah

Mesa, AZ

#43 Oct 17, 2012
Good points, Gus. One question : What " Capitan happenings " would that be? Exactly.....Not much.
Now you know

Alto, NM

#44 Oct 19, 2012
No one elected or sitting on boards in Captain know anything about the issues they are in control of. You get elected in Capitan when someone you went to school with 50 years ago makes the rounds and tells you and your family who to vote for. You end up with a garbage collector as mayor who appoints the guys he has coffee with every morning because none of them work. Most of the wives work but the do nothings sit down at the restaurant for hours and decide with two brain cells between the whole lot of them how to run the village.
Spiders and snakes

United States

#45 Oct 20, 2012
Gus V Inst wrote:
The sad thing is that Capitan happenings just don't generate much interest. It's a woebegone little burg with a bad reputation and pitiable inhabitants.
In this economy and with its downtrodden residents, no improvements are apt to be made in that town. It's just a shame.
The inhabitants of Capitan aren't the pitiful ones. Their leaders are . They dont have the interest of the town or its citizens at heart. No improvements will be made ever until they start caring about the town and put their own interest aside. So, probably never with this current group. You are right about the bad reputation though, earned and deserved.
Cowardly lions

Mesa, AZ

#46 Oct 21, 2012
Now you know wrote:
No one elected or sitting on boards in Captain know anything about the issues they are in control of. You get elected in Capitan when someone you went to school with 50 years ago makes the rounds and tells you and your family who to vote for. You end up with a garbage collector as mayor who appoints the guys he has coffee with every morning because none of them work. Most of the wives work but the do nothings sit down at the restaurant for hours and decide with two brain cells between the whole lot of them how to run the village.
Get rid of them all. Start with the mayor, who one trustee supposedly stated rules Capitan with an iron fist. Why? And then all the trustees, they are a shameful lot. No guts.
Mr Smith

Mesa, AZ

#47 Oct 22, 2012
So a meeting soon on this ? They do seem to suddenly happen when you least expect them.
Another well kept secret in Capitan, huh? wink...
Get close

Alto, NM

#48 Oct 23, 2012
A contractor recently told me that when he protested a dirty bid rig for the Senior Citizens center in Capitan, he received a call from the Village Attorney informing him that if he wanted to do business in Capitan he would "Have to get close to the Mayor". Now, just what in the hell do you think that means?
Dat So

Santa Fe, NM

#49 Oct 23, 2012
Been following this subdivision "story" from afar for some time now, and that does not surprise me at all. Also, think on this: buying that old metal building on the highway for whatever it was for, why? Look around, seems they could have gotten a lot more for the money by not buying from a friend of the " family", maybe? So, in a nut shell, you probably only can get "close " if you're wanted, needed, or "encouraged" to do so (for reasons I will leave to the imagination), if you ask me.

Btw, if that lawyer really said that...s.h.a.m.e on him. But I would venture to guess it would not be the first time any similar statements occurred (in defense of certain people to cool any rising hot waters).
scratch my back

Alto, NM

#50 Oct 23, 2012
Dat So wrote:
Been following this subdivision "story" from afar for some time now, and that does not surprise me at all. Also, think on this: buying that old metal building on the highway for whatever it was for, why? Look around, seems they could have gotten a lot more for the money by not buying from a friend of the " family", maybe? So, in a nut shell, you probably only can get "close " if you're wanted, needed, or "encouraged" to do so (for reasons I will leave to the imagination), if you ask me.
Btw, if that lawyer really said that...s.h.a.m.e on him. But I would venture to guess it would not be the first time any similar statements occurred (in defense of certain people to cool any rising hot waters).
The building purchased was owned by the man who said he had paid $20,000 to get all his "friends" elected. Apparently the mayor is doing quite well in the position and thought a big thank you was appropriate.
Readin between the lines

United States

#51 Oct 24, 2012
Always follow the money and it will lead straight back to the truth, won't it? Capitan deserves and needs better leadership.
Josephine Baltrone

Alto, NM

#52 Oct 24, 2012
This is the most idiotic and assinine idea ever. Why anyone would dare to even suggest this for consideration is beyond me. This community does not have the water to support the current residents. The community doesnt have the jobs to support the current population and more people per capita in this area are on TANF and Foodstamps than anywhere else outside of the Appalachian Mountains. I don't know what's in that rusty brown water you're all guzzling up here, but step away from the tap and drink down some NESTLE bottled water. Clear your heads. Maybe your brain function will return.

On the flip side, all of the dead trees will eventually require bulldozing so you will have land for hundreds of dollar stores and parking garages.

* Okay, but don't do that. That won't work.
Wee Willie

Ruidoso, NM

#53 Oct 24, 2012
Josephine Baltrone wrote:
This is the most idiotic and assinine idea ever. Why anyone would dare to even suggest this for consideration is beyond me. This community does not have the water to support the current residents. The community doesnt have the jobs to support the current population and more people per capita in this area are on TANF and Foodstamps than anywhere else outside of the Appalachian Mountains. I don't know what's in that rusty brown water you're all guzzling up here, but step away from the tap and drink down some NESTLE bottled water. Clear your heads. Maybe your brain function will return.
On the flip side, all of the dead trees will eventually require bulldozing so you will have land for hundreds of dollar stores and parking garages.
* Okay, but don't do that. That won't work.
What if they build a midget colony? Hundreds of little houses filled with little folks who drink and use less than half the water of real people.
Burp

Alto, NM

#54 Oct 24, 2012
Wee Willie wrote:
<quoted text> What if they build a midget colony? Hundreds of little houses filled with little folks who drink and use less than half the water of real people.
Midgets use as much water as regular size people but Capitan has already solved it's water problem, a great deal of the residents only drink liquor and rarely shower. Ever been to Brewer's and seen them line up for liquor? Didn't this bunch run on a water conservation platform"? Someone told them to and they seriously don't know what that means because one of the first things they did was cut the cost for major usage. Of course major usage was to benefit one trustee whose whole family in different trailers use the same tap and another trustee who owns a car wash and laundromat. Any other community would charge more for high usage but the trailer people and washateria folks are in charge.
Wee Willie

Ruidoso, NM

#55 Oct 25, 2012
Burp wrote:
<quoted text>
Midgets use as much water as regular size people but Capitan has already solved it's water problem, a great deal of the residents only drink liquor and rarely shower. Ever been to Brewer's and seen them line up for liquor? Didn't this bunch run on a water conservation platform"? Someone told them to and they seriously don't know what that means because one of the first things they did was cut the cost for major usage. Of course major usage was to benefit one trustee whose whole family in different trailers use the same tap and another trustee who owns a car wash and laundromat. Any other community would charge more for high usage but the trailer people and washateria folks are in charge.
You are right about the drinking and showering of the capitanians.
But you are dead wrong about the midgets. They use much less water than humans.Just one example is a midgets bath tub. It is about the size of a tamale pot. Uses much less water than a conventional bath tub, which a midget could use as a swimming pool.
Folly foolery

United States

#56 Oct 26, 2012
Josephine Baltrone wrote:
This is the most idiotic and assinine idea ever. Why anyone would dare to even suggest this for consideration is beyond me. This community does not have the water to support the current residents. The community doesnt have the jobs to support the current population and more people per capita in this area are on TANF and Foodstamps than anywhere else outside of the Appalachian Mountains. I don't know what's in that rusty brown water you're all guzzling up here, but step away from the tap and drink down some NESTLE bottled water. Clear your heads. Maybe your brain function will return.
On the flip side, all of the dead trees will eventually require bulldozing so you will have land for hundreds of dollar stores and parking garages.
* Okay, but don't do that. That won't work.
Everyone's had their fun on this thread, but sadly, a lot of it is true. A Dwindling population, no jobs in the area, not near enough water to support a project like that...what in the hell is Sam thinking ? Obviously only a few people will gain from this, in the end the whole town will pay to maintain this folly.
Burp

Alto, NM

#57 Oct 26, 2012
Wee Willie wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right about the drinking and showering of the capitanians.
But you are dead wrong about the midgets. They use much less water than humans.Just one example is a midgets bath tub. It is about the size of a tamale pot. Uses much less water than a conventional bath tub, which a midget could use as a swimming pool.
A New Mexico tamale pot or a Mexican tamale pot?
Ought two

Mesa, AZ

#58 Oct 29, 2012
Get close wrote:
A contractor recently told me that when he protested a dirty bid rig for the Senior Citizens center in Capitan, he received a call from the Village Attorney informing him that if he wanted to do business in Capitan he would "Have to get close to the Mayor". Now, just what in the hell do you think that means?
Sounds about right, business as usual in Capitan .......for now...stay tuned...
Lil Devil

United States

#59 Oct 30, 2012
Burp wrote:
<quoted text>
Midgets use as much water as regular size people but Capitan has already solved it's water problem, a great deal of the residents only drink liquor and rarely shower. Ever been to Brewer's and seen them line up for liquor? Didn't this bunch run on a water conservation platform"? Someone told them to and they seriously don't know what that means because one of the first things they did was cut the cost for major usage. Of course major usage was to benefit one trustee whose whole family in different trailers use the same tap and another trustee who owns a car wash and laundromat. Any other community would charge more for high usage but the trailer people and washateria folks are in charge.
This is really just not right, they just don't know what they are doing. Or they do, and that is even worse. Either way, heck of a way to run a town.
Tick tocked

Phoenix, AZ

#60 Nov 4, 2012
Still waiting to hear what is going on. Any meetings planned ? Pretty quiet again, so you know something is in the works, that s the way it always is in lil ole capitan. Sad but true.
Jaded

United States

#61 Nov 6, 2012
It was never approved by either the water or planning boards, from what I understand, right? So is it back to the drawing board? If Capitan, specifically the mayor, hates the way rumors fly, he should be more forthcoming with information about the town for the citizens. They are the ones he was elected to work for, remember? He seems to have forgotten that on so many occasions.

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