Mayor elect is optimistic about the economic future of Ruidoso

Mar 6, 2014 Full story: Ruidoso News 10

Tom Battin, the new mayor-elect, who will be sworn into office on Monday, said he is looking to explore opportunities to help bolster the local economy.

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0ld fart club

United States

#1 Mar 10, 2014
Why would an 81 year old man with multiple health problems want to be Mayor of Ruidoso? It's not for the salary. At least the salary he is being paid by the village? Do you really think he is concerned about the economy of the village? How about the economy of the other soon to be 80 year old who really runs the village and the county?
With TB at the helm of the village the status quo is in place. DL, with her fine high school degree will continue to run the village down, hire people to do important jobs that have even less education that she has(after all, we can't hire someone who may know more than we do, can we?) BUT because they are in DL's "trusted" circle, they get the job and the high pay.
Look forward to more pictures in the Ruidoso News of the old farts club at the race tract-celebrating the renewed BRT and whatever else the old fart has on the docket to squeeze the remaining life blood out of Lincoln County.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#2 Mar 11, 2014
Same old Hubbard-ite cronie, different walker. These two ancient phonies are feeling smug and content that their arrogance comes righteously bestowed. But what are they really? Coupla' old buffoons living on past glories (legends in their own confused minds, if you will) but fading fast. Not fast enough, though, if you know what I mean.
Water Please

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Mar 11, 2014
Out of Intellectual curiosity how many people are employed by the VOR , I am just wondering. Does anyone know the number.
gypsy

San Jose, CA

#4 Mar 11, 2014
GladysSmith wrote:
Same old Hubbard-ite cronie, different walker. These two ancient phonies are feeling smug and content that their arrogance comes righteously bestowed. But what are they really? Coupla' old buffoons living on past glories (legends in their own confused minds, if you will) but fading fast. Not fast enough, though, if you know what I mean.
How and why do these people get elected? It is pathetic.
Yvonne

Anaheim, CA

#5 Mar 11, 2014
I have been told that there is a HUGE fear factor involved. Everyone seems to believe that their votes are not private: if they do not vote for what or who they are told to vote for, there could be serious recriminations against them personally. I don't know, but this sounds like a Mafia operation, of sorts, to me.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#6 Mar 11, 2014
gypsy wrote:
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How and why do these people get elected? It is pathetic.
An unenlightened, apathetic community is to blame. In some cases the public has been fooled by the non-reporting of both newspapers regarding the newsworthy, often nefarious deeds of those who are supposed to be serving us. Have you ever seen in either paper an expose' regarding some of the scandals in the community of the recent past? Other news is wildly slanted and then we have the fear mongering in which the papers and certain officials paint such gloom and doom pictures of our finances, it seems all that will save us is to raise taxes and/or our already burgeoning fees again.

A certain sleazy element entered Ruidoso some time back with connections to a governor of ill repute and since that time, he's been leading (ruling?) from the rear. Those grovelers who've capitulated to his every whim and demand continue to do so, never questioning the shady background that caused him to come to New Mexico in the first place. Overlooking his sordid past and hailing him as the emperor of the valley, way too many were tempted by debaucheries and money and being part of this certain rich guy's crowd. And, so it began and so it is.
Daddy

Cypress, TX

#7 Mar 12, 2014
Gladys for Mayor!!! Run Gladys Run!!!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#8 Mar 12, 2014
Oh the ex-mayor's 'mini me' is back! Surprised you have the nerve to show up in here again. We're finally rid of your nuisance, big-mouthed worthless dad so why don't you keep your thoughts and your opinions to Texas now that your connection to Ruidoso is null and void. Everyone I've spoken to is glad Wrong Way Ray is gone. He should be ashamed of his tenure. It's as bad as his career football stats. If he or any politician actually cared about the place they were elected to serve, they wouldn't move away under the guise of darkness the day their term ended. It's more than ridiculous that this town keeps getting people into office who serve sheerly for their own self-interest- either money or ego- and bolt. BTW: Did he take his bullet proof shield with him? What about his walker? Did he leave that for the new walking dead mayor?

Anything else you'd like to discuss?
Onward Through the Fog

Ruidoso, NM

#9 Mar 13, 2014
GladysSmith wrote:
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An unenlightened, apathetic community is to blame. In some cases the public has been fooled by the non-reporting of both newspapers regarding the newsworthy, often nefarious deeds of those who are supposed to be serving us. Have you ever seen in either paper an expose' regarding some of the scandals in the community of the recent past? Other news is wildly slanted and then we have the fear mongering in which the papers and certain officials paint such gloom and doom pictures of our finances, it seems all that will save us is to raise taxes and/or our already burgeoning fees again.
A certain sleazy element entered Ruidoso some time back with connections to a governor of ill repute and since that time, he's been leading (ruling?) from the rear. Those grovelers who've capitulated to his every whim and demand continue to do so, never questioning the shady background that caused him to come to New Mexico in the first place. Overlooking his sordid past and hailing him as the emperor of the valley, way too many were tempted by debaucheries and money and being part of this certain rich guy's crowd. And, so it began and so it is.
Gladys, how can you suggest it will be more of the same? In todays Ruidoso News: "Under agenda business, Battin with the concurrence of the council, reappointed Salas as mayor pro tempore, Debi Lee as village manager, Joe Magill as police chief, Dan Bryant as village attorney and Irma Devine as village clerk."
jill

Dallas, TX

#10 Mar 13, 2014
Onward Through the Fog wrote:
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Gladys, how can you suggest it will be more of the same? In todays Ruidoso News: "Under agenda business, Battin with the concurrence of the council, reappointed Salas as mayor pro tempore, Debi Lee as village manager, Joe Magill as police chief, Dan Bryant as village attorney and Irma Devine as village clerk."
yes, really. suggesting sameness is out of order! Let's try and list all the things that will be different!

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