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Ruidoso, NM

Ruidoso wants to pull hot dog cart

I think he should park his cart in front of Village Hall. "Sorry, no guns in here, but have a hot dog."  (Aug 12, 2011 | post #9)

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Councilor advocates Midtown guidelines

I should've been more specific. The statement alluding to the dislike of certain faces had nothing to do with looks, and everything to do with said faces' presence in Village government. :)  (Apr 1, 2011 | post #4)

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Fire Chief fired - Ruidoso News

That's an interesting take. Sounds like age discrimination in a field of work that values youth. It makes you wonder!  (Apr 1, 2011 | post #77)

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Former fire chief Gavin sues council, village manager - R...

Snake or not, this lawsuit is absolutely righteous. The Village leadership is in the wrong. I hope he wins.  (Apr 1, 2011 | post #2)

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Councilor advocates Midtown guidelines

As if we don't have enough problems for Village Council to address without adding something as petty and unimportant as this. I am fine with requiring minimum standards of upkeep, but putting stringent requirements on merchants with regard to appearance of buildings is absolutely ridiculous. This is what happens when you put business people in on the council. They become entirely too focused on issues with regard to tourism and business operations rather than on the important business of running a Village. What should take top billing in the Council meetings are issues of infrastructure, balancing the budget, improving quality of life for the citizens, etc. NOT stupid issues over what color buildings are painted and whether or not sidewalk sales should be permitted. I am so embarrassed by the current level of ineptitude in the Village Council - in particular Denise Dean and Gloria Sayers. Please, citizens, do your part and get rid of these two at the next election. And if Debi Lee continues to squawk and cluck about stupid stuff like this as well, run her out of town. You don't like the way buildings are painted, so you're going to force change. Well, I don't like your face. Get out of town.  (Apr 1, 2011 | post #2)

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A trio of accidents reported - Ruidoso News

This is what happens when you have a law enforcement agency what is statistics-driven. All of these accidents were handled by the State Police. These "foot soldiers" in uniform are punished with written reprimands or worse if they don't show enough productivity (as determined by the chief's staff in Sante Fe). So, here you have basically decent guys that are no longer allowed to use their officer discretion when it comes to issuance of citations, because some out-of-touch brass-laden monkey in Sante Fe has decided that, on paper, he's not working hard enough. As a result, they have to generate more citations, and make sure that they make plenty of arrests for DWI, or face reprecussions. As a result, you see more "B.S." citations, and more arrests for DWI that are borderline for impairment. Don't blame the officers on scene. Blame the administration in Sante Fe that doesn't seem to remember what it's like to be a real cop, out among the public. They don't remember what it's like to have to live among the citizens you serve (or cite, as the case may be). They don't understand that sometimes, a law enforcement officer can be much more effective when allowed to exhibit a little bit of leniency or compassion. The State admistration would rather see paper proof of ruthless enforcement so that when asked by legislature, they can say that they've earned their executive pay, as evidenced by all the paper floating around headquarters - generated, mind you, by the actual patrolmen that are doing the work (not by the brass monkeys at headquarters). State Police used to be considered the premier law enforcement agency in NM, and was one of the best in the nation. However, thanks to "progressive " programs such as Comp Stat and CALEA Accreditation, they've now developed the reputation of jack-booted citation issuing thugs. Yes, it may have been a "B.S." citation at first glance. But the fact remains, in a stat-driven department, B.S. citations have become the norm. Cite, or be punished. (Of course, it also may have been completely legitimate as well. Unless you were on scene, you can't know for sure.)  (Mar 11, 2011 | post #2)

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Village Hall

Did it ever occur to anyone that ANYBODY can post their user name as "VOR"? In the trackbacks, it appears as if it is an unregistered user, therefore any number of people can identify themselves as associated with the Village, although they may not, in fact, be a valid representative.  (Jan 19, 2011 | post #8)

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Gov. Richardson's 'close call': No pardon for the Kid - R...

Well that explains a lot.  (Jan 7, 2011 | post #8)

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Ruidoso planners tackle itinerant vendor changes

As usual NMCritter, your intelligence and brilliance shine like a diamond.  (Jan 7, 2011 | post #6)

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Cattle Baron closed; reasons vary - Ruidoso News

Wow. First time I've ever agreed with Herman. You're right.  (Jan 7, 2010 | post #24)

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Gay Pride

Disorderly conduct consists of: A. engaging in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct which tends to disturb the peace; or B. maliciously disturbing, threatening or, in an insolent manner, KEY WORDS: Profane, indecent  (Dec 31, 2009 | post #3595)

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Doth: Oktoberfest booths already full - Ruidoso News

Is it just me, or is everybody tired of the political whining - Dem and Repub alike? Seriously, it's like working with my sister's kids!  (Oct 2, 2009 | post #10)

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To the editor: - Ruidoso News

Whine whine whine whine whine.... Here's an idea: If you're sponsoring a booth with any political affiliation, you are barred from Oktoberfest. There, now everybody is happy.  (Oct 2, 2009 | post #2)

Ruidoso, NM

Calling DrunkBuster - but the driver doesn't drink - Ruid...

Ha ha!  (Oct 2, 2009 | post #3)

Ruidoso, NM

Bicyclists injured - Ruidoso News

While I agree that motorists should have been paying closer attention to all the cyclists, and yeilding to them, I also agree that the route that they were taking was not adequate for that amount of bike traffic to safely operate. I spoke directly to the State Police Supervisors for the Ruidoso area, and they stated that the first notification they had of this fiasco was when they were called to handle the first bicycle/vehicle wreck. I spoke with the Ruidoso Police personnel that were working that day, and none of them had been notified with the exception of the SINGLE motorcyle cop that escorted the bikes. And, with regard to the ONE (I repeat, one single) motorcycle officer with Ruidoso Police, he was notified to be out at 9am, not at 8am. The dispatcher that arranged a last minute patrol escort at 8 am had no notification of the even until she was contacted by the race organizers and told that they were leaving in 10 minutes and wanted to know where their escort was. Chief Born was notified about it 1 day prior. There was even a member of the Village Managers office that stated their notification consisted of hearing an announcement on the local radio station the day before. As far as Lincoln Co. Sheriff's office goes, I was unable to speak to anyone there and find out if they were aware of what was going on. Well organized? Proper notifications made? That is not true.  (Oct 2, 2009 | post #16)

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