#nmwx #clouds #cloudlovers #severewx #onfire_skies #fever_skies #igworldclub_sky #severeweather #extremeweather #stormchaser #weather #stormchasing #thunderstorms #stormclouds #landscape #stormyweather #cloudscape #beautifulskies #NatureBeauty #PhotographyIsArt #photooftheday #fotografie #photographylovers #photographer
Some day the name of the city of Elephant Butte, #NewMexico won’t make me giggle. Today is not that day. 🤭
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After the storm the morning fog has lifted to become ragged clouds that hide the distant terrain. The very top of the picture shows a band of blue sky.
Below the clouds is a ridge of darker conifers that are lightly covered in frost, so they look a bit brighter than normal.
At the bottom, naked aspen are covered in heavy frost, and that makes them stand out brightest of all the trees.
If the #Rivian also had #Speedify, so the in-built AT&T connection could be bonded with my phone’s T-Mobile connection for enhanced coverage and reliability, that (and #Sonos) would completely remove any thought that CarPlay would be necessary. (In my old truck, I used CarPlay and Speedify to bond the connections for navigation and stream, which was very useful when driving around #NewMexico.)
Thank you to the buyer from Elk City, Oklahoma for the purchase of an Ornament (Oval) https://debra-martz.pixels.com/saleannouncement.html?id=6b734e00da2a4cee52f26211cddd12b0
The #LasCrucesBulletin announces my new job as managing editor.
Great #Kiva at Chetro Ketl
First get a feel for the size (62.5 feet across).
Then study this model of how its domed roof was constructed!
The Wiki entry says they estimate it took 750 trees brought in from a great distance...
Follow #Chaco2023 for more!
One of my last stories for the #DemingHeadlight: Lordsburg's mayor settles an ethics complaint, admitting to attempting to interfere with a DUI investigation of her and then retaliating against her police chief.
#NewMexico #localnews #Lordsburg #ethics
"Anybody that has eaten chile in New Mexico knows why we love our chile and why we love our land so much, because our writing is spicy and pungent, it's of the earth and of the people; and when you eat the earth and eat the sweat of the people that have worked there, it's like my grandmother says, 'como chile colorado,' like red chile. It goes through your whole system and becomes part of you."
by Tim Brinkhof, November 27, 2023
"Concentrated in #Arizona and #NewMexico, the Navajo are one of the largest Native American groups in the United States. Consisting of up to 400,000 tribal members, they are thought to have originated from northwestern #Canada and were forcibly moved to their present location by the federal government in the 1860s during #TheLongWalk.
"Traditional Navajo families live in circular mud-and-log homes called hogans, create intricate ceremonial paintings made of sand, and hold four-day runs (a ritual called kinaalda) to celebrate young girls turning into adult women.
"Arguably, the most important aspect of Navajo culture is their language. Also known as #Diné #Bizaad (the “people’s language”), Navajo is similar to #Apache, from which it separated between 1300 and 1525 AD. Both Navajo and Apache belong to a language family called #Athabaskan, which, providing evidence for their geographic origin, is also spoken by native tribes in #Yukon, #Alaska, and #BritishColumbia. As with other Native American languages, #globalization and #discrimination threaten Navajo’s survival. In 2017, the number of fluent speakers was estimated at 170,000, less than half of the tribe’s population.
"Learning Navajo isn’t easy. Compared to other complicated but more widely spoken languages, like Korean or Arabic, there are limited resources available to non-speakers. Mastery of Navajo language also requires a level of familiarity with Navajo customs, something even some Indigenous people no longer have access to.
"That said, the most daunting aspect of learning Navajo is the language itself. Described by linguists Robert W. Young and William Morgan as a 'hopeless maze of irregularities,' its unique grammar, syntax, and tonal pronunciation are so indecipherable to outsiders that, during the Second World War, the American army used Navajo as a form of military code."
It's funny that people are concerned about being exposed to a naked body on the Internet, but they're not concerned about the ramifications of being exposed to this onslaught of commercialism from an early age and its impact on the value systems of children.
-- Karen G. Schneider (librarian)
Yes, incredible as it may sound, I actually found that there are #Starbucks locations elsewhere in USA that—I know, it’s horrible, Santa Fe, just awful—but there are #Starbucks in the USA that are even *more* expensive than in Santa Fe.
Who would’ve believed it’d be the commies in the People’s Republic of Arizona, where Starbucks are WAY pricier? ArIzOnA?! Yep.
And prices remain downright CHEAP in—wait for it—California.
#cybertruck, 😱 run away now
Well, saw this thing in person for the first time. Yes, that which for all honorable and pure and proper Mastodonians represents all that is evil and ugly and the scourge of humanity blah blah blah. It’s much smaller than I expected and snub-nosed like a van or something. But it’s very cool in person. I loathe the company’s fulltime douchebag / part-time CEO, but this pickup? I like. A lot. Maybe some day I’ll get one. It’d be really useful in #NewMexico
Nobody lives forever. Sure enjoyed his books. Pretty much always on the good side of every issue.
#JohnNichols #RIP #BookMastodon #MilagroBeanfieldWar #NewMexico
The project kicks off today as part of #GivingTuesday and runs through December 31st – each participating newsroom receives up to $5,000 in a dollar-for-dollar match.
In other words, if they receive $5K in donations, we match it with another $5K!
Trusted news sources help us understand the good & bad aspects of what's happening in our communities, and help us learn, change, and get better, so we can be accountable to ourselves and each other.
Sunrise on Sierra Blanca.
Even the sky is suffused with a pink glow.
The foreground ridge and intermediate terrain is not yet in sunlight...until the second photo a few minutes later, which has far less pink tones, and the sky color has changed to a blue-yellow tint.
On Tuesday, the Texas Supreme Court will consider this question: Are the state's abortion laws harming women when they face pregnancy complications?
The mayor of #Lordsburg #NewMexico taken to court by the state ethics commission, alleging she used the powers of her office to interfere with her DUI stop and then retaliated against her police chief.
Over the past two years, as nearly half of states passed legislation restricting gender-affirming health care, many transgender people began relocating to states that protect access. But not all those states have had the resources to serve everyone.
Sierra Blanca is a 'sugar cookie' this Sunday morning because it's covered with a dusting of snow.
The summit is over 30 miles distant. That makes the fresh white snow look a bit yellowish, and the blue haze across the miles tints the distant flanks and lowers contrast. (A polarizer would have cut the haze and added snap to the distant terrain.)
The foreground ridge is covered in conifers, dark green.
This is a super telephoto view.
A snow storm is trying to move in from the north, but I don't think it will reach us.
The foreground ridge is seen clearly - conifers, dark green, and covered with a bit of frost.
More distant terrain is seen through a gentle snowfall, and some parts of the terrain are in sunlight. The rest of the view is in slightly blue overcast shadow.
This is a telephoto lens view.
Car sized? Pfft! I've seen houses eaten by tumbleweed and roads decommissioned by 200 ft long tumbleweed barriers.
A car-sized tumbleweed made quite a scene on a California highway
Press Release from the Center For Biological Diversity
For Immediate Release, May 10, 2023
Landmark Lawsuit Targets State’s Constitutional Duty
SANTA FE, N.M.— "A coalition of #IndigenousPeoples, #youth, frontline community members and #environmental groups sued New Mexico, the state legislature, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state agencies today for violating their state constitutional duty to control the rapidly growing pollution from the #OilAndGas industry.
"The first-of-its-kind lawsuit seeks compliance with the pollution control clause of the New Mexico Constitution under Article 20, Section 21. No previous lawsuit has targeted the 1971 amendment, which mandates that the state prevent the despoilment of New Mexico’s air, water and other natural resources, and protect the state’s beautiful and healthful environment.
"Today’s lawsuit demands that the state comply with its constitutional duty to protect New Mexico’s environment, and that permitting of oil and gas wells be suspended in the meantime.
"'New Mexico’s failure to control oil and gas pollution violates our constitution and fundamental human rights to clean air, land and water,' said Gail Evans, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute and lead counsel on the case. 'If concern for our environment and public health won’t push New Mexico’s leaders to control the reckless oil and gas industry, we hope legal action will.'
"Air quality in several of the state’s oil- and gas-producing counties fails to meet federal standards established to protect public health. Eddy and San Juan Counties received an 'F' from the American Lung Association for high ozone days, and Lea and Sandoval Counties got a 'D.'
"Indigenous, youth and frontline communities are disproportionately harmed by the state’s failure to control oil and gas pollution. Plaintiffs in the case are additionally seeking relief under the constitution’s equal protection and fundamental rights clauses.
"'New Mexico has allowed sacred #Diné lands in the Eastern #Navajo Agency to be completely ravaged by oil and gas extraction and pollution,' said Mario Atencio, a plaintiff in the case from #Torreon / #Starlake Chapter of the #NavajoNation. 'There is zero accountability for the dangerous #AirPollution that my community breathes and the #ToxicSpills that pollute our precious lands and waters.'
"Oil and gas operators spill toxic liquid waste an average of four times per day in New Mexico, endangering land, air, water and public health.
Meanwhile, as the state faces increasing #aridification from #ClimateChange, oil companies use vast quantities of New Mexico’s dwindling #freshwater resources for #fracking. In 2019 the industry used approximately 14 billion gallons of New Mexico's fresh water resources — equivalent to household use for more than 278,000 people.
"'#Extractive industry is desecrating our #ancestral homelands and imposing irreparable harm to our water, #plant and #animal relatives,' said Julia Bernal, executive director of Pueblo Action Alliance. 'It’s unacceptable that New Mexico is continuing the legacy of harm and pollution through our communities by its racist and inequitable policies.'
"This constitutional lawsuit has far-reaching implications. As the second-largest oil-producing state in the country and one of the leading gas producers, New Mexico is responsible for over 50% more greenhouse gas emissions than the national average. Pollution from New Mexico’s oil and gas industry plays a colossal role in the climate crisis, threatening plaintiffs’ right to a livable future.
“'I’m terrified to think of my generation’s climate future when I’ve already seen triple-digit heat records and the biggest wildfire in New Mexico’s history last summer,' said 21-year-old Zephyr Jaramillo with Youth United for Climate Crisis Action. 'As one of the largest oilfields in the world, the Permian Basin threatens to pollute my future into oblivion. New Mexico needs to change course and rein in oil and gas pollution to give all of us a chance at a healthy future.'
"The case was filed today in the First Judicial District Court of New Mexico by #IndigenousLifeways, #PuebloActionAlliance, Youth United for Climate Crisis Action, Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians and individuals living on the frontlines of oil and gas extraction."
I've always been oddly fascinated with #trains, possibly much fed by my dad's stories of travel in WWII era. There are so many historical & nostalgic connotations. Out here the broad views seem to emphasize their scope. Ever watch them and wonder what's riding along that string that might eventually live in your house? This shot was taken yesterday from I-10, right at the #NewMexico - #Arizona state line.
Multiple newsrooms increased subscribers and revenue streams...
a) Abiquiu News on track to grow subscriptions by 10% by year's end
b) KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio increasing email subscribers by 50% this year
c) The Las Cruces Bulletin picking up $38K+ revenue from a new special sponsored content magazine, “Locals,” that highlights local businesses
I understand a national news organization is going to look at trends and outcomes that have national impact.
New Mexico did not get mentioned in the article.
But the article mentions control of the House.
One congressional district in New Mexico is hotly contested, and was won by a thin (approx 1300 votes) margin in Nov '22.
That's NM congressional district 2. (The southernmost district)
This district is getting attention and is considered by many to be necessary for control of the House in '24.