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The Daily Word in economics, cryptozoology, education, football and fishing

By August March [ Thu Nov 3 2016 12:39 PM ]
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A new teevee show titled "Get Shorty" will be filmed in Albuquerque and Los Angeles, the NM Film Office announced today.

In other economics-related news, Moody's Investors Service has lowered the credit outlook for several New Mexico School Districts and public universities.

And a University of New Mexico official has been criticized for spending state money on a bigfoot conference and expedition.

While over at The Atlantic, Emily Deruy writes about cross-border education in the age of Trump.

Up in El Norte, PNM has cancelled plans to build a huge natural gas generation plant and pipeline meant to take the place of the coal-fired monstrosities at the San Juan Generating Station.

New Mexico Democrats are up in arms about false claims made by a Republican PAC associated with La Tejana and her main minion, Jay McCleskey.

An important device on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover was developed by scientists at Los Alamos National Labs and is managed by staff from the University of New Mexico.

If UNM's Lobo Football team wins this weekend against a similarly named Nevada sports outfit, they might get to go to a bowl game!

Someone stole Johnny Mango's Hillary Clinton for President placard.

Finally in fishing news, an Albuquerque resident caught a 23-and-half-inch rainbow trout on the pecos river recently, using cherry PowerBait

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The Daily Word in a renewed FBI investigation into Hilary Clinton's emails, a lusty bisexual vicar and the UNM Duck Pond Challenge

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 28 2016 1:51 PM ]
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The Moriarty High School coach accused of having sex with students has been fired.

Forget the cinnamon challenge, planking and whatnot and get with the "UNM Duck Pond Challenge".

There is a public memorial for Victoria Martens, the Albuquerque girl who was brutally murdered earlier this year.

Citing emails that have just come to their attention, the FBI has reopened its investigation into Hilary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Experts say multitasking isn't really a possible human skill, as evidenced by this topless, wine-drinking girl who lost control of her car while taking selfies. And ran into a police car. On the other hand maybe that defines multitasking.

Check out these jack o lanterns carved in the likeness of Dio, Captain Beefheart, MCA and others.

Did the original Trump fortune come from a successful family-run brothel?

I can't improve on this headline: Bisexual Church of England Vicar Sacked over orgies and prostitutes after wife exposes his double life.

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The Daily Word in dams, birthdays and dam birthdays

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 21 2016 3:53 PM ]
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VP hopeful Mike Pence visited the Duke City today. Then, he split.

Isleta Pueblo and the Federal Government have resolved a long standing dispute over a dam on pueblo land.

Happy Birthday Lux Interior (RIP)!

Happy Birthday ... Elephant Butte Dam! The dam was the largest concrete structure in the world when completed in 1916.

A major hack affected users of Twitter, Netflix and other popular websites.


Donald Trump cannot tell a joke. Probably can't dance, act or sing either so there go his vaudeville dreams.

There is a new bike lock that emits a chemical that causes vomiting if it is cut.

The British government is granting automatic pardons—no need to apply—to men convicted of criminal homosexuality.

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The Daily Word in Udall, the flu, the legislature and hotdog-eating catfish

By August March [ Thu Oct 20 2016 12:59 PM ]
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Yesterday, US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) campaigned for Clinton in the Beehive state.

This year's piñon harvest is the best our state has seen since 2005.

Over at USA Today, former KUNM reporter and current Penn State journo lecturer Cindy Simmons makes fun of Gary Johnson.

NM Department of Health officials confirmed the first cases of influenza for the 2016-2017 flu season here in New Mexico. Department of Health Secretary Designate Lynn Gallagher used the announcement to reiterate an important scientific concern about this phenomenon, saying, "... I want to remind New Mexicans about the importance of getting influenza vaccine as the best way to protect yourself, loved ones, and the community from flu."

Heath Haussamen of NMPolitics.net reports on the aftermath of legislation that made it to La Tejana's desk as a consequence the recent special session of our state's glorious legislature.

Stephanie Gurule-Leyba has been named New Mexico's Teacher of the Year.

A recent survey conducted by ZiaPoll indicates that a heroic HRC is favored over misogynist monster and Putin plaything Donald Trump by 10 points in New Mexico.

There is a gender pay gap among academics at the University of New Mexico, says a report issued by the school's office of the provost.

The 550th Special Operations Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base was deactivated earlier this month. The squadron specialized in combat search and rescue.

Dig catfish? Well, they dig hotdogs! Check out this week's NM fishing report to find out how you can make your angling dreams come true at Burque's Tingley Beach or any number of cool water holes around the state.

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The Daily Word in sausage, mistrials and Bob Dylan's prize

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 14 2016 10:28 AM ]
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Local news station KOAT has an au currant web redesign!

A motorist found himself drawing his firearm on Wednesday evening when some people supposedly protesting a mistrial in the James Boyd case started messing with his truck.

We are all waiting to hear why a motorist sped his car to upwards of 100mph as he approached the dead-end on 1st Street in Belen, NM and then, launching off a small dirt embankment, jumped three trains. Experts agree it was a carefully not thought out escapade.

Further sausage party reports include an item about this Afrikaner who fell off a boat full of sausage and into shark infested waters. Where the man tried to eat a gull.

Rolling Stone Magazine, in this writer's opinion, has the most entertaining take on Bob Dylan's being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Rush Limbaugh's defense of Donald Trump's thing about "consensual sex". Not for the faint of heart.

On a related, "it's a conspiracy", note. The very existence of the porn sub-genre "cream pie" may be the result of a conspiracy! No, really.

Back in the day Saddam Hussein owned a fancy-pants NYC townhouse across the street from a bunch of fancy-pants. Hussein's may have had some added features.

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The Daily Word in overhyped scary clowns in Hobbs, discouraging scary clowns in Roswell and most likely no scary clowns at all in Vaughn.

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 7 2016 10:42 AM ]
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The family of local attorney Mary Han is continuing their fight over her official cause of death in the appeals courts.

Roswell police are asking residents to not dress up as clowns this Halloween while Hobbs police are asking that folks not call in fake scary clown sightings.

The CEO of Backpage.com was arrested on sex trafficking charges.

Facebook is planning to launch an app that will provide low-income and rural Americans "free" access to portions of the internet.

Meet an artist who paints pictures of Sears stores across the country.

There's a steel border fence going up between Norway and Russia.

Bentley car owners now have the option of home-service refueling.

Interesting history of the "Stranger Things" font, Benguiat, via Boing Boing.

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The Daily Word in the legislature, donut stealing, the Whirlaway and catching bass with half a nightcrawler

By August March [ Thu Oct 6 2016 12:25 PM ]
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Here's the latest news from the special legislative session happening at the NM Roundhouse this week, including budget cut approvals and the reinstatement of the death penalty.

Here is a preview of the coming gridiron battle between our glorious Lobo Football team and the Boise State Broncos.

Meanwhile, a New Mexican man was arrested in Nueva York for allegedly stealing a donut.

Also in today's news, a couple from Florida is visiting our Balloon Fiesta for the 27th time along with their lofty ride, the Whirlaway.

Excel Energy has completed work on a high-voltage electrical transmission line that will serve customers in the Eastern part of this state.

Proactively addressing climate change is a thing at UNM-Taos.

And speaking of our flagship university, NM's congressional delegation announced that UNM will receive a grant "to provide training, licensing and induction services to Native Americans interested in pursuing a career in education."

Kirtland Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Los Alamos National Laboratories will soon stop disposing of low-level nuclear waste onsite, say recent reports.

Just last week, Nancy Armijo caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass while fishing the south end of the Central Pond at Tingley Beach. She was using half a nightcrawler as bait.

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The Daily Word in Special Sessions, rate increases, long snakes, an astronaut and a catfish

By August March [ Thu Sep 29 2016 11:19 AM ]
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Our governor, Susana Martinez, will convene a special session of the legislature on Friday. Action items include managing a huge state budget shortfall as well as discussion and debate regarding the death penalty in New Mexico.

PNM customers (this means you, Burqueños) will soon see a 10-13 percent rate increase under a plan modified and approved by the state Public Utility Commission.

The prosecution has rested in the murder trial of now-retired Albuquerque police Detective Keith Sandy and former APD Officer Dominique Perez.

Yesterday, New Mexico's Supreme Court heard arguments related to the "Copper Rule," a controversial law that regulates the amount of pollution big mining operations in the state can produce. At issue: the massive amount of ground water pollution such operations generate. A decision is forthcoming.

Legalizing weed in the land of enchantment could produce over $400 million in revenue for state coffers during the first year of such a program. So says a new study published by Ultra Health.

Meanwhile, long snakes caused a power outage in Rio Rancho.

A US presidential candidate from the Socialist Party visited our state's flagship university on Tuesday.

An astronaut from Albuquerque recently appeared at Kirtland Air Force Base.

Finally, in state angling news outta Storrie Lake, "Nicholas Gonzales and Marcelino Zaragosa teamed up to land a 33-inch, 13-pound catfish on the night of Sept. 17. They were using chicken liver."

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The Daily Word in Sandy and Perez, Space and Missile Systems, Green Chile Cheeseburgers and Johnny Mango

By August March [ Thu Sep 22 2016 11:45 AM ]
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Here, the Durango Herald provides some details regarding the murder trial of former APD policemen Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez.

Last week at Burque's National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, representatives of the Kirtland Air Force Base Space and Missile Systems Center Advanced Systems and Development Directorate "showcased their work" to local citizens and students.

Robert Trapp, at the Rio Grande Sun, writes that it's a bad idea to close highway visitor centers across the state.

As part of a series on “Transformative Events and Processes in New Mexico’s Colonial History,” UNM Taos will be screening the new animated documentary “Frontera! Revolt and Rebelión on the Río Grande," tonight in Taos from 6-8pm.

The Feds say it will take 20 years and nearly $4 billion to clean up "legacy" nuclear waste at Los Alamos National Labs. A nuke watchdog group says those figures have been vastly underestimated.

The best green chile cheese burger at this year's New Mexico State Fair was the Laguna Burger.

Earlier this morning, I-25 near the Budaghers exit was shut down because a truck was leaking liquid oxygen. The hazmat situation has since been resolved and traffic flow restored.

The New Mexico Department of Health says overdose deaths in New Mexico have mostly declined over the past year.

Debate and change continue with regard to the University of New Mexico's controversial official seal.

DCF blogger Johnny Mango visited Navajo Lake and caught three rainbow trout.

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The Daily Word in Anaya, Diversity, Microwave Weapons and Hotdogs

By August March [ Thu Sep 15 2016 12:45 PM ]
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New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya will be honored with a National Humanities Medal at a Sept. 22 White House ceremony.

UNM has the highest number, per capita, of Hispanic and Native American faculty in the USA. But academia still lags with regard to instructor diversity, say experts.

Wise Pies may have to temporarily halt operations due to a beef the company has with state tax officials.

A state Republican lawmaker has filed an ethics complaint against a child advocacy group that ran satirical ads on the teevee.

Among this coming weekend's TedxABQ Talks: a discussion of combat-based nonlethal microwave weapons being developed at the local Air Force Research Lab.

The New Mexico Restaurant Association says Tatsu Miyazaki is our state's Chef of the Year; Pizza 9 also won a good neighbor award for being a positive force in our community, writes Las Cruces' newspaper of record.

The Texas Hornshell mussel is an endangered species struggling to spread its DNA in Southeastern New Mexican rivers.

Nearby Cibola County has seen a 50 percent decrease in precipitation over the past year.

Burque resident Anthony C. Osmond used a hotdog to catch and release a 28 inch tiger muskie.

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