Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson

V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015


Getting to Know Mary Jane

A primer on New Mexico’s medical cannabis landscape

August March takes a hard look at medical cannabis in New Mexico and the complex policy landscape it has created.
V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011

Answer Me This

What do you know about last week?
V.20 No.49 |


The Daily Word in England turning into a pygmy, Bill Richardson grand jury investigation, ridiculous bank fees and another pumping party tragedy

The Daily Word

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is in hot water again.

Sandia Peak Ski Area is open.

Teen with $4.85 in his savings account ends up with more than 200.00 worth of fees in less than two weeks.

Three giant men of fifties advertising.

Police say this fake woman doctor caused a man's death after a New Jersey pumping party. The man died of an embolism one day after she injected his penis with silicone.

This may be the most insane fast food restaurant ad ever. AND it's Russian. AND it's nearly two minutes long. AND there's a unicorn.

British PM David Cameron is really pissing off the rest of Europe and some Brits.

The teacher in this commercial is feeling great! Just great!
(commercial starts at 3:12.)

Check out these super-sexy rotary telephones pictured on

Here's a 24 hours long loop of the sound the star ship Enterprise makes on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

North Korea has warned South Korea of "unexpected consequences" if it lights up a Christmas tree-shaped tower near their tense border.

"Who among us doesn't wager $10K at a time?"

This lady went to some lengths in faking her own rape. Find out why.

Meth lab in a bag.

On this day in 1941 Germany and Italy declared war on the The United States.

V.20 No.2 | 1/13/2011
Nancy Laflin worked to boost the music industry in New Mexico for nearly six years.

Music to Your Ears

An Uncertain Future for the New Mexico Music Commission

When Republican Susana Martinez was elected governor in November, her transition team informed all state political appointees—otherwise known as exempt workers—that they had to resign by Gov. Richardson's last day in office. New Mexico Music Commission Director Nancy Laflin was among those who lost their jobs. The agency—which was established by Gov. Richardson in 2005 and approved by unanimous votes in the house and senate in 2009—now has no paid staff.

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Ortiz y Pino

Adios, Big Bill

Eight years ago this month, Bill Richardson launched what will go down as the most exhilarating roller-coaster ride of an administration in this pokey state’s century-long history.

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V.19 No.51 |


The Daily Word 12.28.10: Bill Richardson, balding eagles, Lorenzo Pimentel, Elton John

The Daily Word

Richardson burned by the White House over North Korea negotiations. Meanwhile, the Gov is looking forward to being insignificant.

Some conservatives want congressmen to keep their day jobs.

Government needs help spotting balding eagles at Abiquiu Lake this winter.

The (fire) Pit not up to code, may close.

Santa Fe lady sues neighbors over Cottonwoods blocking her views.

Local guitar maker Lorenzo Pimentel dies at 82.

Finger proportion indicates cancer risk in men, study finds.

How urban monkeys avoid death by cat.

Elton John gives birth to a baby honky cat named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John.

Saints defeat dirty birds. Who dat?!

Weather: Rain tomorrow, snow Thursday.

V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010


The Daily Word 12.20.10: face transplant, Ben Franklin and Uri Geller.

The Daily Word

Garbagemen are snitches.

Anna Kasper donated her face.

A lunar eclipse on the winter solstice.

Has the Pioneer Anomaly finally been explained?

What happens when you hit a burning microwave with a rake?

Ben Franklin wasted hours of valuable time creating this list of synonyms for being drunk.

Check out the Kowloon Walled City.

Now you can look like you’re in Tron.

A bigfoot hunter got in trouble in Texas.

Juan Carlos Saenz was shot at a house party.

Bill Richardson speaks on North Korea.

Sophie’s got some more stories for you over at DCF.

Sandia Peak is open for skiiing.

Happy birthday, Uri Geller.

V.19 No.50 |


The Daily Word 12.16.10: Afghanistan, DADT, WikiLeaks, Bill Richardon, Meat, Winona Ryder

The Daily Word

It’s raining, it’s snowing. The old man is … growing?

A decade of the U.S. in Afghanistan and conditions have never been worse.

The Senate has enough votes to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

WikiLeaks dude released on bail as the U.S. scrambles to build a conspiracy case against him.

Year-end lists! The top “Daily Show” segments and “fashion moments” of 2010.

Richardson arrives in Pyongyang, pulls the plug on a N.M. wild horse haven.

The FDA finally tells us how much antibiotic is sprinkled into our meat. (This week’s Miss Diagnosis health column is on antibiotics, while we’re on the subject.)

New York Times online will revert back to a pay-site model sometime next month.

2011's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees include Neil Diamond, but not Mike Diamond.

Winona Ryder emerges from her protective cocoon.

V.19 No.36 | 9/9/2010


An Evening in Taos

Two weeks ago, because we didn’t strike out for Califor-nah-ay this summer as planned, my husband and I opted to take a regional vacation and went to Taos instead. Despite having lived in New Mexico for most of 11 years, I’d never been. I was excited to see the metaphysical mountain town, and experience its fabled vortexes firsthand. The two-hour drive from Albuquerque was quick and pretty, and the road into town took us directly to our accommodations for the evening. Not so long ago I attained a half-price one-night stay at the Historic Taos Inn through Alibi Bucks—not because I’m thrifty, but because boutique and/or historic hotels are one of my great joys in life. The couches of friends are fine, but when given an option, I’ll take Ace, Kimpton or Hotel Congress-type lodging any day.

As soon as we arrived at the Taos Inn we felt free and easy, and distinctly on vacation. The grounds were manicured and easy to navigate, and a friendly Tom cat even greeted us with a mewl. We made our way to the front desk and upon checking in were given real, metal keys to a room in the Sandoval House portion of the Inn. Our room, which was flanked by greenery and an antique water fountain, was well-appointed, and furnished with cozy New Mexican-style decor. A kiva fireplace sat dormant in the corner, coaxing us into return in the winter.

It was already about sunset, and the Adobe Bar beaconed us. The bar’s boozeverages were delicious—the extensive, expensive margarita menu is famous. Sitting on the patio, we also ordered dinner, and while the chips and salsa were a yawn, the pumpkin seed-accented chile relleno (which came from the attached Doc Martin’s Restaurant) was truly one of the best rellenos I’ve ever tasted. During all of this, a singer-songwriter from Denver was performing. The music wasn’t our speed, but the Adobe Bar has different kinds of quieter performers (not black metal bands or anything) every night of the week. With a half-bottle of champagne in tow, we returned to our room for much-needed relax-o time.

At 11:30 a.m., our check-out extended by a half-hour, we vacated the room and went out in search of coffee. Wandering the plaza we found a not only coffee, more delicious chile rellenos and a bunch of zia-emblazoned trinkets, but also Governor Bill Richardson. He was in Taos to speak about some water-related thing. When the“huh?” moment passed, we visited a few local retail shops: Common Thread (where I purchased embroidery scissors, vintage lace and imported fabrics), Taos Sound (where I picked up a Waitresses record) and some thrift store (where I acquired a beautiful, framed landscape oil painting for $20). Before leaving for dinner in Santa Fe, we also dropped by the Rio Grande Gorge, which was smaller than I’d imagined.

In summary, I’m revisiting the Historic Taos Inn, in all of its gourmet relleno-ed, metaphysical margarita-ed and cozy-roomed glory, before the year’s end.

V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010


The Daily Word 7.20.10: Elena Kagan, Bill Richardson, Hillary Clinton

The Daily Word

The Senate Judiciary Committee votes on the nomination of Elena Kagan today.

North Korea requests the presence of our very own Governor Bill Richardson to ease tensions between the countries.

There’s a new vaginal gel on the market that reportedly cuts the chances of contracting HIV in half.

Apparently, Hillary Clinton thinks Pakistan knows the whereabouts of Bin Laden.

New York City is having its hottest July ever.

Meanwhile, 175 people die in South America due to a massive cold spell.

You’ll get arrested in Mexico for carrying 18 monkeys around your waist.

Seven other Latin American countries join Mexico in a lawsuit against Arizona’s SB 1070.

National Guard troops will be deployed to the Mexican border in light of increased drug-related violence.

V.19 No.8 | 2/25/2010


The Real Roundhouse

A firsthand look at the 2010 legislative session

It was Day 30. The mood in both chambers sagged. Legislators spoke testily and lacked the buoyant friendliness that usually accompanied the morning announcements, introductions and notes. Reporters settled in for a long day and night, one that wouldn't end until after 4 a.m. The final hours of the session ticked away, and Wednesday, Feb. 17, looked to be dreary, long—and surreal. A stuffed oryx head sat in a chair on the Senate floor. A Catholic priest had been at the Roundhouse in the morning hours providing ashes for Ash Wednesday. A poor version of "God Bless America" rang through the chamber with senators trailing off after the first verses.

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V.18 No.35 |


The Daily Word 08.27.09: Kidnapping, Cocaine, Kilmer

The Daily Word

Woman kidnapped as 11-year-old walks into a police station, 18 years later.

Richardson won't be charged in pay-to-play thingie.

Val Kilmer is definitely probably not running for governor.

Dominick Dunne died.

Possible treatment for genetic disease also sci-fi scary.

NM couple charged with abuse after 6-year-old daughter tests positive for cocaine.

We have Disneyland. The Chinese have ... IKEA?

Microsoft apologizes for replacing black man's head with a white one in a Polish ad.

The politics of hair for black women.

It's Paul Reubens' birthday.