New Mexico News 6/5/2013

Check these posts: 900 Firefighters Battle Major Wildfires Fueled By ‘Historic’ New Mexico Drought – ThinkProgress on Jun 4, 2013 at New Mexico News:


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900 Firefighters Battle Major Wildfires Fueled By ‘Historic’ New Mexico Drought
ThinkProgress
On Monday, 900 firefighters fought to gain control over two fires burning forested areas east and west of Santa Fe, fueled by a historic drought and high winds. On June 1, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite
New Mexico on fireHigh Country News (blog)
Crews Fight To Contain New Mexico WildfiresFronteras: The Changing America Desk
New Mexico wildfire crests peak sacred to American IndiansReuters AlertNet

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Martin Sheen: Actor appears in New Mexico play with Navajo students – Washington Times on Jun 4, 2013 at New Mexico News:

Martin Sheen: Actor appears in New Mexico play with Navajo students
Washington Times
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Actor Martin Sheen has lent his performing skills for a play written and produced by American Indian students in New Mexico. The Farmington Daily Times reports that the “Apocalypse Now” and “Wall Street” star participated Monday 
Martin Sheen to mentor at camp in New MexicoUSA TODAY
Martin Sheen To Play Part Of Mentor At New Mexico Drama Youth CampHuffington Post
Martin Sheen to play part in New Mexico drama youth campNorfolk Daily News

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Longhorn Network to air three games, including New Mexico State, Ole Miss – Burnt Orange Nation on Jun 4, 2013 at New Mexico News:

Longhorn Network to air three games, including New Mexico State, Ole Miss
Burnt Orange Nation
In the former category, the still-fledgling network will carry the New Mexico State opener on August 31 at 7 p.m. CT. In the latter category? The season’s third contest against Ole Miss on September 14 will start at the same time on the same network

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Univ. of New Mexico prof: ‘Obese’ grad applicants lack ‘willpower’ – Pioneer Press on Jun 4, 2013 at New Mexico News:

Univ. of New Mexico prof: ‘Obese’ grad applicants lack ‘willpower’
Pioneer Press
ALBUQUEQUE, N.M.—A University of New Mexico psychology professor is under fire after he tweeted that people battling obesity don’t have the willpower to finish doctorate degrees. Geoffrey Miller wrote on Twitter Sunday that obese doctoral applicants

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New Mexico Sen . Papen back in the States after witnessing firsthand anti … – Las Cruces Sun-News on Jun 4, 2013 at New Mexico News:

New Mexico Sen . Papen back in the States after witnessing firsthand anti …
Las Cruces Sun-News
LAS CRUCES — A New Mexico senator is back in the Land of Enchantment after witnessing firsthand a crackdown on protesters in Turkey. State Sen. Mary Kay Papen, D-Las Cruces, was part of a large delegation of New Mexico officials who were in Turkey 

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“4 Corner Brawl” set for July 25-27 in Gallup – New Mexico Boxing on Jun 4, 2013 at New Mexico News:

“4 Corner Brawl” set for July 25-27 in Gallup
New Mexico Boxing
Xtreme Boxing will host “4 Corner Brawl” on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, in Gallup, N.M. Boxing clubs from New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona are invited to participate in this USA Boxing-sanctioned event. The card takes place at Miyamura 

Studio to comb New Mexico landfill for bad Atari games – KOMO News on Jun 4, 2013 at New Mexico News:


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Studio to comb New Mexico landfill for bad Atari games
KOMO News
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city commission agreed to allow a Canadian studio to search a landfill where old, terrible Atari games are rumored to be buried. Alamogordo commissioners decided last week that they will allow Fuel Industries to 
Atari’s Failed 1983 ‘ET’ Video Game to Be Recovered From New…WordandFilm.com
Studio to comb New Mexico landfill for bad ‘Atari’ gamesSanta Fe New Mexican.com
Atari Landfill: New Mexico Officials To Allow Search For ‘Atari Graveyard International Business Times
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Court: Online bookseller owes New Mexico sales tax – Las Cruces Sun-News on Jun 4, 2013 at New Mexico News:

Court: Online bookseller owes New Mexico sales tax
Las Cruces Sun-News
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court says a nationally known online bookseller must collect taxes on sales for books, music and movies bought by customers in New Mexico. The state high court’s unanimous ruling Monday says barnes&noble.com’s 

Around New Mexico – ABQ Journal on Jun 5, 2013 at New Mexico News:

Around New Mexico
ABQ Journal
An FBI agent fired at two suspects in a drug-related investigation Tuesday night in Southwest Albuquerque, an FBI official said, though no one was hit. One suspect was in custody and another fled in a vehicle after the incident in the residential area

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6/4/2013Bluewater on Jun 4, 2013 at http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/fishing/documents/fishing_report.htm:

6/4/2013

  • Bluewater June 1, Mark Medley of Albuquerque caught a 45-inch, 30-pound tiger musky. He was using a worm. June 1, Ricardo Hernandez of Belen also caught a 45-inch, 30-pound tiger musky. June 1, Gary Alderete of Albuquerque caught and released a 32-inch tiger musky. It was his first and he caught it while fishing from the bank and using a brown trout colored Rapala. June 1, Jeff Card of Bernalillo caught a 44-inch tiger musky. He was using a spinner bait.
  • Chama RiverMay 28, Dominic Garcia of Rio Rancho caught a 20-inch brown trout. He was using a Rapala.
  • Coyote Creek: May 31, Vanessa Montoya, age 7, of Albuquerque, caught a 14-inch rainbow trout. She was using salmon eggs.
  • Elephant Butte Lake: May 31, Manuel Ruiz of Chaparral caught a 26-inch, 7.5-pound walleye. He was jigging a white sassy shad.
  • Maloya: May 31, Dante Romero of Raton caught a 3.8-pound rainbow trout. June 1, Joslin Mascarenas caught a 2.1-pound rainbow. Both were entered in the 1 to 11 age group in a fishing derby.
  • June 2, John Portell of Farmington caught a 37-inch, 13.75-pound northern pike. He was using a medium diving crank bait. June 2, Brian Stangel of Albuquerque caught and released a 3-pound, 14-ounce largemouth bass. He was using a jig.
  • Lake: June 1, Mike Francis of Las Cruces caught a 3-pound rainbow trout. He was using Power Bait.
  • Rio Grande: May 31, Luis Ortega of Albuquerque caught a 20.5-inch catfish while fishing in the Albuquerque area. He was using a Gulp Alive minnow.
  • San Juan River: June 2, Trey Armes of Farmington caught a 20-inch rainbow trout. He was fishing below the Texas Hole and using a Joe’s spinner.
  • Lake: June 2, Tom Jessup of Dalhart, Texas, caught and released a 3.54-pound smallmouth bass. June 2, Gabe Rivera of Clovis caught and released a 3.45-pound smallmouth bass.

These came in too late for last week’s report but we felt they were definitely worth mentioning:

  • Bluewater: May 27, Keith Martin and J.P. Parra caught and released 23 tiger muskies that measured 25 to 36 inches. They were using jerk baits.
  • Laguna Del Campo: May 26, Anthony Dorame Sr. of Tesuque Pueblo caught a 22-inch brown trout. He was using a Panther Martin.
  • Pecos River: May 26, John Lucero of Moriarty caught a 25-inch, 6.5-pound rainbow trout. He was using a homemade nymph. He also caught a 22-inch and a 19.5-inch rainbow on the same fly.
  • Santa Rosa Lake: May 22, Ricky Flores of Santa Rosa caught a 29-inch, 9-pound walleye. He was using a Mister Twister glow double tail. On the same day, Arthur “Chippy” Gonzales caught a 7-pound and a 10-pound catfish. He was using a crawfish stink bait combo.

June 4

CabrestoFishing was good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, bead-head hares ears and spinners for trout. Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 30 cfs. Trout fishing was good using elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, brassies, Cimarron worms, stimulators, salmon eggs and worms. Anglers using dry dropper combinations did best. Stone flies are starting to put in an appearance. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair to good using salmon eggs, Power Bait and Pistol Petes. Fishing was good using Power Bait and silver spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species. Fishing was very good using grubs, jigs, tubes, crank baits and jerk baits for small smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using worms and small grubs for bluegill. Fishing was slow to fair using liver and cut bait for catfish. A few walleye were caught by anglers using crank baits, grubs and sassy shad. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 60s. Rock LakeFishing was very good using Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms, Pistol Petes and a wide variety of flies for trout. Eagle The boat ramps are open and the boat docks are in place. Fishing for northern pike was spotty at best with just a few caught by anglers using spoons, spinners and clousers. Fishing was good trolling Panther Martins, Arnies and Cripplures tipped with corn for a mixed bag of kokanee and trout. Anglers did best using light tackle. Fishing was very good using worms for perch. Trout fishing was very good again this past week. Anglers did well using Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms and copper John Barrs. Fishing was fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was excellent using Pistol Petes, garlic scented Power Bait, corn, Panther Martins, marshmallows and salmon eggs for trout. In addition to the normal trout stocking, the lake was stocked with over 750 pounds of trophy size browns and rainbows. For information on tagged fish in the lake, contact the state park office at 575-445-5607.The area is currently closed due to a wildfire. Fishing was good using Power Bait, marshmallows, cheese, corn and salmon eggs. Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 46 cfs. Trout fishing was good using elk hair caddis, prince nymphs, stimulators, worms, nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. Most of the area above the town of Pecos is temporarily closed due to a large wildfire in the area. Fishing downstream through Villanueva has been slow. Water flow near the hatchery Monday was 71 cfs. Trout fishing was good using copper John Barrs, poundmeisters, stimulators, spinners and nightcrawlers. Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 276 cfs. Fishing was good using poundmeisters, attractor pattern dries, spinners and nightcrawlers for trout. Fishing for smallmouth bass was good using streamers, poppers and small jerk baits. Fishing for northern pike was slow. Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 57 cfs. Fishing on the upper Hondo was good using elk hair caddis small attractor patterns for trout. Stream flow near Terrero on Monday was 11 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Water flow near Taos was18 cfs. Trout fishing was slow. Fishing was fair using Power Bait, garlic cheese, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species. Fishing for bluegill was fair using worms and small grubs. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair to good using senkos, crawdads, worms, tubes and creature baits. A few were also taken on topwater lures and jerk baits. A large number of short bass were caught over the weekend. Fishing was fair to good using nightcrawler spinner rigs, crank baits and jigs tipped with nightcrawlers for walleye. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for white bass. Kids had a great time catching carp. They were using corn. The surface water temp was in the high 60s.

Fishing was described as sporadic this week as some anglers did well fishing for smallmouth bass and walleye while others struggled. The fish appear to be moving to the shallows . Work the shallow areas with crank baits, grubs, jerk baits, jigs and tubes for best results. Use worms around the boat dock area for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. Water flow near Aztec on Monday was 1,180 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, swim baits, spinner baits and worms for tiger musky. Fishing was fair using liver and worms for catfish. Fishing for trout was slow. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 60s.Trout fishing at the upper lake was fair to good using Power Bait, Pistol Petes, Fisher Chick spinners, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Fishing on the lower lake was slow. Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 706 cfs and 1,050 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was very good using Panther Martins, Rapalas, nightcrawlers, wooly buggers, and salmon eggs for a mixed bag of browns and rainbows. We had no reports from below Abiquiu. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 60s this past week. Fishing was fair using hot dogs, chicken liver and blood bait for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, crank baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. As of Monday, the Lake Fork day use area was closed due to water draws for a nearby wildfire. The rest of the lake was open to fishing. Trout fishing was fair to good using olive Pistol Petes and olive wooly buggers. A few trout were also taken by anglers using Power Bait and worms. Fishing was very good using wiggle hoochies tipped with corn for kokanee. Anglers using Arnies and Panther Martins also reported good success. Most of the fish were at depths of 18 to 22 feet. Fishing from the bank was slow to fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs for a mix of kokanee and rainbow trout. We had no report on lake trout. Stream flow on the Jemez on Monday was 16 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was good using salmon eggs, worms and copper John Barrs. Fishing on the Rio Guadalupe was fair to good using stone flies and worms. Access to some of the upper streams has been closed due to the fire in the area. Check with the Jemez Ranger District for further road access updates. The Valles Caldera is closed to fishing at least until Sunday. Call 505-412-3145 for updates.Trout fishing was good using Panther Martins, Pistol Petes, Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing was fair to good using tubes, jigs, senkos, chigger craws, crank baits, spinnerbaits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using small tubes, curly tail grubs and small jigs for crappie. The best crappie action again this week was reported on the Pine Arm and in La Jara Canyon. A few northern pike were caught by anglers using jerk baits, crank baits and swim baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the high 60s. Water flow below Navajo on Monday was 250 cfs. Fishing in the Quality Water section was good with concentrated pods of fish due to the low water conditions. Size 20 and 22 nymphs such as the flash back pheasant tail worked well as did a chocolate foam wing on top with a Krystal flash on the bottom. Small beetles, red midge larva, parachute adams and Griffith’s gnats also provided some good action. Fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using small wooly buggers, wooly worms, copper John Barrs worms, Power Bait and salmon eggs. anglers 11 years old or younger. We had no reports this week. Fishing on the Central Pond and Youth Pond was slow to fair using hot dogs, liver and shrimp for catfish. A few bluegill were caught by anglers using worms. We had no reports on other species. Fishing on the Catch and Release Pond was slow.

Fishing was fair to good using liver, nightcrawlers and dough bait for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, sassy shad and curly tail grubs for a mixed bag of walleye and white bass. We had no reports on other species. The west-side main boat ramp is still open. The east-side ramp remains closed. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 60s to the low 70s. Fishing slowed considerably since the higher releases have begun. Our latest reports were from anglers who spent long hours to catch just a few fish. They were trolling, jigging and casting while looking for crappie and white bass. The only catches reported were of a few good size white bass taken by anglers trolling crank baits. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using shrimp, chicken liver, stink bait and nightcrawlers. We had no reports on other species. The Monticello and Dam Site boat ramps remain closed due to low water conditions. The Rock Canyon ramp has reopened. Fishing was fair using liver, hot dogs and nightcrawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 26 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners, worms, Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species. Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon peach and garlic Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs. Anglers fishing for trout reported several hook ups with tiger musky but none were landed. There will be a fishing derby June 15 and 16 with youth and adult divisions. For more information call 1-575-773-4672. Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 2,030 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was good using nightcrawlers, liver and shrimp for catfish. A few walleye were caught by anglers using nightcrawlers and grubs. We had no reports on other species or of any fish caught below Caballo.

Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 3.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing was slow for all species. We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing was fair using liver and stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species.We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing was fair to good using liver, hot dogs, nightcrawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing was fair using nightcrawlers, liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, worms, garlic cheese, salmon eggs, and Pistol Petes. We had no reports on other species. Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver and nightcrawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Fishing was good using nightcrawlers, dough bait, blood bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. Fishing was fair using shrimp and liver for catfish. The best reports came from anglers fishing early and late in the day. We had no reports on other species. Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 67 cfs. Fishing was fair using chicken liver and worms for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. Fishing was slow. Stream flow near Hollywood on Monday was 12  cfs. Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs and a variety of size 14 to 18 bead-head nymphs.: The lake has reopened to boating but the launch area is undeveloped and boating is restricted to no wake speed only. Fishing was very good using chicken liver, cut bait, blood bait and worms for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using grubs and minnows for crappie. Fishing for all other species was slow. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait, liver, nightcrawlers and worms for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, sassy shad, grubs and minnows for walleye. David Hooten, Maison Hooten and Jessie Van Hooshier of Hobbs had a great time here Saturday night. The caught three limits of walleye, several large white bass and two good size catfish. They were fishing from the rocky bank and using minnows and nightcrawlers. The Violation Canyon boat ramp remains open at this time and will remain open as long as lake levels permit.

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