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Former White House Chef Found Dead in Forest Near Taos Ski Valley
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, sadness, death, family, celebrity, White House chef, Walter Scheib, Taos, New Mexico, news )

- 942 days ago -
A renowned chef who went missing while hiking in the mountains above Taos Ski Valley June 13 was found dead Sunday. A search team located Walter Scheib, 61, approximately 1.7 miles from the trail head where his car was found Tuesday evening.
Sheriff Pummels Driver After He's Asked for His Badge: 'Here's My Badge, Motherf*Cker'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Americans, New Mexico, Rio Arriba County, Tommy Rodella, civil rights, police, society, ethics, freedoms, law, rights, news, safety, violence, politics )

- 1208 days ago -
A New Mexico sheriff with a controversial past was convicted Friday on federal firearms charges, assault, and violation of a citizen's civil rights in a road rage incident in March.
VOTE FOR: 10Best Readers' Choice Chosen By Readers of USA TODAY and 10Best
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, New Mexico, Hatch Chile Festival, food, fun, society, culture, red and green chile, family, news )

- 1244 days ago -
Each Labor Day Weekend the Chile Capital of the World - Hatch, N.M. - hosts the Hatch Chile Festival to celebrate New Mexico's most beloved foodstuff. Visitors enjoy a parade, cook-off, crowning of the festival queen and tongue-tingling bites of tradition
Support the Reducing Marijuana Penalties Act ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Santa Fe, Albuquerque, New Mexico, marijuana penalties, law, freedoms, ethics, rights, society, news )

- 1303 days ago -
ANYONE CAN SHOW THEIR SUPPORT BY SIGNING THIS ONLINE PETITION! New Mexicans deserve a choice. Reducing marijuana penalties - taking away the threat of jail - just makes sense.
Urge President Obama to Protect Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks! ---PLEASE SIGN!!
Society & Culture  (tags: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, New Mexico, government, society, Congress, petition, Wilderness Society )

- 1358 days ago -
Protecting the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region is supported by nearly 3 out of 4 county residents and numerous stakeholders ...Despite this substantial local support ...Congress has failed to pass legislation to protect this awe-inspiring landscape.
Thirsty Illegal Pot Crops Threaten Forests, Boost Fire Danger (TEXT, PHOTOS, and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Illegal marijuana plantations, New Mexico, national forests, public lands, water, fire danger, drug cartels, environment, law, ethics, society, humans )

- 1415 days ago -
As New Mexico heads toward a potentially devastating fire season, there's a threat to to the state's public lands that may come as a surprise. People are illegally growing marijuana, hiding the plants deep within national forests and public lands.
Winter Storm Rolls Through NM (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, Americans, New Mexico, good news, weather, snow )

- 1444 days ago -
The snow touched a lot of areas of the state, including the metro, and more on the way. Due to winter weather, Santa Fe schools closed for the day and schools across the metro were delayed. Also some roads were too icy and dangerous for buses to head out.
NM Girl Sings In Super Bowl Ad (TEXT and 2 VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: New Mexico, Coca Cola commercial, Super Bowl, Americans, society, culture )

- 1445 days ago -
Two of the biggest ads featured in Sunday's Super Bowl have quite the New Mexico connection, including one that's stirred up controversy online for its version of "America the Beautiful."
Omaree Varela or Baby Brianna. Which Is the Real Susana Martinez? (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: children, politics, ethics, abuse, Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico, society, crime )

- 1469 days ago -
Remember when candidate Susana Martinez ran all those TV ads about Baby Brianna? A lot of people said those ads helped her win, and they were sure she would be serious about tackling New Mexico's child abuse crisis.
Push for Pot Legalization in NM Begins
Society & Culture  (tags: Legalization of Marijuana, Colorado, New Mexico, society, culture, rights, politics, freedoms )

- 1477 days ago -
Just two days into Colorado's pot experiment, there's a new push to legalize marijuana here. One New Mexico state senator says he wants to do what Colorado did -- let the voters decide.
Former Veterinarian Arrested After Being Indicted on 52 Counts of Animal Cruelty (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: dogs, Santa Fe, New Mexico, animal abuse, animal hoarding, Debra Clopton, for veterinarian, ethics, society, sadness, safety, death )

- 1530 days ago -
A former veterinarian charged in one of the largest animal cruelty cases Santa Fe detectives have investigated, was arrested again. Debra Clopton spent Friday night in jail, after a grand jury indicted her on more than 50 counts this week.
Do "Kid Cages" Really Protect Children From Wolves?
Society & Culture  (tags: children, wolves, New Mexico, society, safety, humans, culture, environment, education )

- 1543 days ago -
In rural Reserve, New Mexico, children wait for school buses inside boxy, wood-and-mesh structures that look like chicken coops. The "kid cages" are meant as protection from wolves. But are they even necessary?
New Mexico Will Spend Millions on Flood Damage (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: flood damage, New Mexico, disaster, cost, weather, environment, humans, government, sadness, safety, news )

- 1582 days ago -
The damage is endless and touches all four corners of the state. Homes and roads are destroyed, some still blocked by thick mud and rocks. So, how much will fixing all of this cost?
Flood Threat Eases in New Mexico; 1 Dead
Society & Culture  (tags: climate-change, environment, New Mexico, humans, death, sadness, safety, world, news )

- 1587 days ago -
The body of a motorist who was swept away during severe flooding in New Mexico was found Saturday, even as the torrential downpours that swamped much of the state began, finally, to let up.
New Mexico Cleans Up After Widespread Flooding (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: climate-change, environment, emergency, New Mexico, humans, death, sadness, safety, world, news, government )

- 1587 days ago -
The massive flooding prompted Gov. Susana Martinez to issue a state of emergency, opening up recovery funding after rivers overflowed because of heavy rains and caused millions of dollars in damage.

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