Upcoming Actions and Meetings as of 7/07/19                     

Thanks to all who signed the petition that Dr. Gavin Clarkson circulated on 7/02/19.  From his email: “Radicals at the Southwest Environmental Center are trying to hijack the contract renewal process between Doña Ana County and the professional men and women of USDA Wildlife Services (APHIS). Please sign the petition to allow trained wildlife professionals to handle dangerous predators like coyotes and rattlesnakes and/or nuisance animals like skunks with techniques that are the most efficient use of taxpayer resources.”  If you haven’t yet signed the petition, click on:  http://chng.it/Y7rY7k52

Please note:  this issue will be addressed at the Tuesday, July 9th, 9am, Doña Ana County Commissioners’ Meeting.  Please attend to lend your Voice and Support!

Monday, July 7th – Thursday, July 11th

Kris Anne Hall speaks in Santa Fe (7/8, 7/9, 7/10) and Albuquerque (7/10, 7/11)

https://krisannehall.com/index.php/schedule/monthcalendar/2019/7/-

If you can’t make it to northern NM, hear her speak on these websites:

https://krisannehall.com/  or  https://soundcloud.com/krisannehallshow

Tuesday, July 9th, 9am

Dona Ana County Commissioners’ Meeting (second and fourth Tuesday of the month)

Also known as Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).

Commission Chambers, Dona Ana County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces

Please attend to lend your Voice and Support to keep APHIS Wildlife Services funded!

https://donaanacounty.org/agendas

Tuesday, July 9th, 6pm (ongoing Tuesday nights)

Dialogue with Mike Tellez about his run for Las Cruces Mayor in 2019.

Dream Center, 1400 6th St, Las Cruces, 88005

Wednesday, July 10th, 9am – Noon   “Sunshine Laws” Workshop

(NM Open Meetings Act and Inspection of Public Records Act Compliance Workshop)

Similar to the federal FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests but on a state level.  Want to request info on questionable actions by NM Legislature? Here’s the way to do it!

Luna County Depot, 217 N. Country Club Road, Deming, NM 88030

This workshop is provided by the Office of the NM Attorney General – Hector Balderas.

https://www.nmag.gov/events.aspx

Please RSVP to Patricia Salazar:  505-490-4863 or [email protected]

Wednesday, July 10th, 10am (ongoing Wednesday mornings)

Dialogue with Mike Tellez about his run for Las Cruces Mayor in 2019.

Dream Center, 1400 6th St, Las Cruces, 88005

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Saturday, July13th, 11:30am (second Saturday of the month)

Republican Women of Mesilla Valley (RWMV)

Hacienda de Mesilla, 1891 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla

Saturday, July13th, 7:30pm

The Fellowship of Las Cruces Rocketry Enthusiasts (FLARE) will present an Apollo 11 Launch Reenactment at Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive, at NMSU (south Triviz Drive and Stewart Street). See a motorized replica of Saturn V Launch Complex 39 and scale model Saturn V Rocket. Hear John F. Kennedy’s “We Choose to Go to the Moon” speech and the final minute of the Apollo 11 countdown. The rocket will fly about 430 feet into the air and return to the ground on parachutes.

For information visit www.las-cruces.org/overthemoon or call 575/522-3120.

Monday, July 15th, 1pm

Las Cruces City Council Meeting (first and third Monday of the month)

Council Chambers, City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces

http://www.las-cruces.org/1812/Council-Meetings-and-Agendas

Lori English will be honored at this mtg!  Please attend to show her your support!

Tuesday, July 16th, 4pm   Please attend to support Chuck Wendler as the new Chair!

Election Advisory Council Meeting

Dona Ana County Bldg, Room 111

Everyone is welcome to attend!  This is a voluntary group that promotes voter registration & voter participation in the county.                        

Thursday, July 18th, 6pm

Voter Registration Agent (VRA) Training and Notarization

Rooms 111 and 113, Dona Ana County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces

Would you like to register people to vote? Receive a short training and notarization to become a VRA and help “GET OUT THE VOTE” in the 2019 and 2020 elections.

Learn more at the Dona Ana County website:  https://www.donaanacounty.org/elections/registration#partyagents

or the NM State website:

http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Elections_Data/Third_Party_Voter_Registration_Agents.aspx

Thursday, July 18th, 7pm

JBS Meeting (third Thursday of the month) https://www.jbs.org/

585 South Valley, Las Cruces (across from Caliche’s)

Former County Commissioner Ben Rawson will speak on Rank Choice Voting (RCV).

Saturday, July 20th, 2019             

50thAnniversary of Apollo 11 lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon!                                                                                     

Saturday, July 20th, 11:30am (third Saturday of the month)

Cruces Atmospheric Sciences Forum (CASF) Meeting

Pepe’s Restaurant – 1405 W. Picacho Ave, Las Cruces

Meet scientists, engineers and regular folks who disagree with the notion of Global Warming because the facts do not support it!

https://casf.me/

Sunday, July 21st National ice Cream Day!

Celebrate it at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum!

The 16th-annual Ice Cream Sunday lands on National Ice Cream Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 4 to 17. Children 3 and under are admitted free.  http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/current.php?&event_id=745

Tuesday, July 23rd, 9am

Dona Ana County Commissioners’ Meeting (second and fourth Tuesday of the month)

Also known as Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).

Commission Chambers, Dona Ana County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces

https://donaanacounty.org/agendas

Thursday, July 25th, 6:30pm

Gun Culture Club (fourth Thursday of the month)

Pepe’s Restaurant – 1405 W. Picacho Ave, Las Cruces

Wednesday, July 31st, 1pm-4pm

NM Secretary of State (SOS) Public Meeting to solicit input on two draft rules for municipalities considering runoff elections (Rank Choice Voting); and clarifying, shortening ballot questions.  To review the draft rules before the meeting:

Location of Public Meeting:  Doña Ana County Commission Chambers, 1st Floor, Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Boulevard, Las Cruces, NM

Monday, August 5th, 1pm

Las Cruces City Council Meeting (first and third Monday of the month)

Council Chambers, City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces

http://www.las-cruces.org/1812/Council-Meetings-and-Agendas

Monday, August 5th, 6pm (first Monday of the month)    

DARP Mtg at La Posta, 2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla

Please donate $5 per person at each meeting to keep the Office running! 

(Dona Ana Republican Party (DARP) has changed its name to Republican Party of Dona Ana County (RPDA).  Check out their website at:  https://rpda.us)

Tuesday, August 13th, 9am

Dona Ana County Commisioners’ Meeting (second and fourth Tuesday of the month)

Also known as Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).

Commission Chambers, Dona Ana County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces

https://donaanacounty.org/agendas

Saturday, August 17th

Lincoln Reagan Dinner 2019 sponsored by the Republican Party of Dona Ana County

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM  88011

5:30pm Social Hour, Cash Bar, Silent Auction Opens  

6:30pm Dinner and Program      

Speakers: Former NM Lt. Gov John Sanchez; Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace

Tickets: $75 per person; $600 for a table of eight. 

Tickets on sale at the Republican Party of Dona Ana County Office

3201 S. Main Street, Suite A, Las Cruces (Office Hours: 10am – 2pm, Monday – Friday)

For information call: (575) 523-8683 or (575) 636-5987

Please contact Lisa Parrott at 575-496-5983 (cell/text) about donating items or services for the Silent Auction.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Rd
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Key Speaker: Lt. Governor John Sanchez
Guest Speaker: Tony Mace, Cibola County Sheriff

5:30 PM — Social Hour, Cash Bar, Silent Auction Opens
6:30 PM — Dinner and Program

TICKETS: $75 per Person; $600 for a Table of Eight

Tickets on Sale at DARP Office – 3201 S. Main, Suite A
(Office Hours: 10 AM — 2 PM, Monday-Friday)

For information, call: (575) 523-8683 or (575) 636-5987

Upcoming Actions and Meetings as of 6/30/19      

Thanks to all who attended the 6/25 Dona Ana County Commissioners’ Meeting to lend your Voice and Support to keep APHIS Wildlife Services funded to continue the Wildlife Control of rodents and predators for our farmers and ranchers.  Please be aware that this issue will be addressed again at the Tuesday, July 9th, 9am Dona Ana County Commissioners’ Meeting.  Please attend again to lend your Voice and Support!

Monday, July 1st, 1pm

Las Cruces City Council Meeting (first and third Monday of the month)

Council Chambers, City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces

http://www.las-cruces.org/1812/Council-Meetings-and-Agendas

Update:  Lori English will be honored at the July 15th City Council Meeting.

Monday, July 1st, 7pm

Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) Carlsbad Action Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Gavin Clarkson NM Candidate for US Senate

Topic:  Safety and Border Security Due to Massive Number of Illegal Immigrants

NMSU-Carlsbad

Instructional Center, Room 153

1500 University Drive, Carlsbad, NM  88220

Please RSVP to Kay Youngman at:  575-308-6107 or [email protected]

Wednesday, July 3rd, 9pm

City of Las Cruces 2019 Electric Light Parade

Please contact: Ever Vidana at:  [email protected]

The 2019 theme is:  “America Rocks.”  The parade will start at Apodaca Park, proceed South on Solano to Hadley Street and end at the corner of Hadley and Hermosa.

Thursday, July 4th, 10am

Mesilla Valley Concert Band, Patriotic Concert (Free!)

Atkins Recital Hall, NMSU Music Center, 1075 N. Horseshoe, LC, 88003

http://www.mesillavalleyconcertband.org/

Thursday, July 4th

4th of July Fireworks Celebration in Las Cruces

The Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park on the NMSU campus, 3205 Arrowhead Dr.

Gates open at 4:00 PM, concert will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by fireworks display.

4th of July Fireworks Celebration in Mesilla

Corner of Avenida de Mesilla and Calle de Mercado, Mesilla, NM  (575) 524-3262 Fireworks display begins at 9:00 PM.

Monday, July 7th – Thursday, July 11th

Kris Anne Hall speaks in Santa Fe (7/8, 7/9, 7/10) and Albuquerque (7/10, 7/11)

https://krisannehall.com/index.php/schedule/monthcalendar/2019/7/-

If you can’t make it to northern NM, hear her speak on these websites:

https://krisannehall.com/  or  https://soundcloud.com/krisannehallshow

Tuesday, July 9th, 9am

Dona Ana County Commissioners’ Meeting (second and fourth Tuesday of the month)

Also known as Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).

Commission Chambers, Dona Ana County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces

Please attend to lend your Voice and Support to keep APHIS Wildlife Services funded!

https://donaanacounty.org/agendas

Tuesday, July 9th, 6pm (ongoing Tuesday nights)

Dialogue with Mike Tellez about his run for Las Cruces Mayor in 2019.

Dream Center, 1400 6th St, Las Cruces, 88005

Wednesday, July 10th, 9am – Noon   “Sunshine Laws” Workshop

(NM Open Meetings Act and Inspection of Public Records Act Compliance Workshop)

Luna County Depot, 217 N. Country Club Road, Deming, NM 88030

This workshop is provided by the Office of the NM Attorney General – Hector Balderas

https://www.nmag.gov/events.aspx

Please RSVP to Patricia Salazar:  505-490-4863 or [email protected]

Wednesday, July 10th, 10am (ongoing Wednesday mornings)

Dialogue with Mike Tellez about his run for Las Cruces Mayor in 2019.

Dream Center, 1400 6th St, Las Cruces, 88005

Saturday, July13th, 11:30am (second Saturday of the month)

Republican Women of Mesilla Valley (RWMV)

Hacienda de Mesilla, 1891 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla

Monday, July 15th, 1pm

Las Cruces City Council Meeting (first and third Monday of the month)

Council Chambers, City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces

http://www.las-cruces.org/1812/Council-Meetings-and-Agendas

Lori English will be honored at this mtg!  Please attend to show her your support!

Tuesday, July 16th, 4pm   Please attend to support Chuck Wendler as the new Chair!

Election Advisory Council Meeting

Dona Ana County Bldg, Room 111

Everyone is welcome to attend!  This is a voluntary group that promotes voter registration & voter participation in the county.                         (Continued on next page…)

Upcoming Actions and Meetings as of 6/30/19           (Highlight indicates new info.)

Thursday, July 18th, 6pm

Voter Registration Agent (VRA) Training and Notarization

Commission Chambers, Dona Ana County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces

Would you like to register people to vote? Receive a short training and notarization to become a VRA and help “GET THE VOTE OUT” in the 2019 and 2020 elections.

Learn more at the Dona Ana County website:  https://www.donaanacounty.org/elections/registration#partyagents

or the NM State website:

http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Elections_Data/Third_Party_Voter_Registration_Agents.aspx

Thursday, July 18th, 7pm

JBS Meeting (third Thursday of the month) https://www.jbs.org/

585 South Valley, Las Cruces (across from Caliche’s)

Former County Commissioner Ben Rawson will speak on Rank Choice Voting (RCV).

Saturday, July 20th, 2019             

50thAnniversary of Apollo 11 lunar landing and

Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon!

Saturday, July 20th, 11:30am (third Saturday of the month)

Cruces Atmospheric Sciences Forum (CASF) Meeting

Pepe’s Restaurant – 1405 W. Picacho Ave, Las Cruces

Meet scientists, engineers and regular folks who disagree with the notion of Global Warming because the facts do not support it!

https://casf.me/

Sunday, July 21st National ice Cream Day!

Tuesday, July 23rd, 9am

Dona Ana County Commissioners’ Meeting (second and fourth Tuesday of the month)

Also known as Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).

Commission Chambers, Dona Ana County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces

https://donaanacounty.org/agendas

Thursday, July 25th, 6:30pm

Gun Culture Club (fourth Thursday of the month)

Pepe’s Restaurant – 1405 W. Picacho Ave, Las Cruces

Wednesday, July 31st, 1pm-4pm

NM Secretary of State (SOS) Public Meeting to solicit input on two draft rules for municipalities considering runoff elections (Rank Choice Voting); and clarifying, shortening ballot questions.  To review the draft rules before the meeting:

Location of Public Meeting:  Doña Ana County Commission Chambers, 1st Floor, Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Boulevard, Las Cruces, NM

Monday, August 5th, 1pm

Las Cruces City Council Meeting (first and third Monday of the month)

Council Chambers, City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces

http://www.las-cruces.org/1812/Council-Meetings-and-Agendas

Monday, August 5th, 6pm (first Monday of the month)    

DARP Mtg at La Posta, 2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla

Please donate $5 per person at each meeting to keep the Office running! 

(Dona Ana Republican Party (DARP) has changed its name to Republican Party of Dona Ana County (RPDA).  Check out their website at:  https://rpda.us)

Tuesday, August 13th, 9am

Dona Ana County Commisioners’ Meeting (second and fourth Tuesday of the month)

Also known as Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).

Commission Chambers, Dona Ana County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces

https://donaanacounty.org/agendas

Saturday, August 17th

Lincoln Reagan Dinner 2019 sponsored by the Republican Party of Dona Ana County

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM  88011

5:30pm Social Hour, Cash Bar, Silent Auction Opens  

6:30pm Dinner and Program      

Speakers: Former NM Lt. Gov John Sanchez; Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace

Tickets: $75 per person; $600 for a table of eight. 

Tickets on sale at the Republican Party of Dona Ana County Office

3201 S. Main Street, Suite A, Las Cruces (Office Hours: 10am – 2pm, Monday – Friday)

For information call: (575) 523-8683 or (575) 636-5987

Please fell free to attend our TRUMP 2020 Reelection Announcement party on Tuesday – June 18th at La Posta de Mesilla from 5-7:30 pm. We will be providing an Appetizer Buffet. Watch with all of us as FOX News carries this event as it unfolds. Cash Bar available!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Larry Behrens

505-699-2302

[email protected]

May 20, 2019

Power The Future Uncovers Potential Conflict of Interest in New Mexico Energy Transition Act

SANTA FE – Emails obtained by Power The Future – New Mexico reveal the Secretary of New Mexico’s Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) relied upon a former employer to help craft the Energy Transition Act (ETA.)  In fact, several environmental groups with out-of-state ties were given the opportunity to craft this controversial legislation that will lead to job losses and increased electric rates all over New Mexico.

“It is outrageous for the eco-left to be writing bills that will impact the lives of thousands of New Mexico’s families when the interests of energy workers were simply cast aside,” said Larry Behrens, Western States Director for Power The Future. “Even more concerning is the appearance that a high-level administration official worked with her former employer in crafting this bill. The ETA is going to cost jobs and harm our economy, and New Mexican’s deserve to know who is behind it.”

According to the emails obtained by Power The Future, the groups who received an inside look at the ETA or were discussed during the drafting process include:

  • The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Western Resource Advocates
  • Environment New Mexico
  • Conservation Voters New Mexico
  • Sierra Club
  • Interwest Energy Alliance

During an email exchange with the NRDC on February 3rd, EMNRD Secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst wrote “please make sure that the energy storage language works for Interwest as drafted.” Secretary Cotrrell Propst is the former Executive Director of the Interwest Energy Alliance and was listed as so on their website as recently as this month.

In response to questions about her allowing a former employer to help draft the ETA, Secretary Cottrell Propst respondedThere were just lots and lots of people to coordinate with,” she said. “I certainly wasn’t trying to somehow advantage my former employer. They just happened to be the entity that has the expertise.”

Power The Future’s Behrens countered, “It strains credibility to believe the only group with the needed expertise in drafting this controversial bill was the Secretary’s former employer.”

The Energy Transition Act has been called the “mini Green New Deal” for New Mexico. Signed into law earlier this year, the ETA requires utilities to generate electricity from unreliable sources in the decades ahead. Similar requirements in California have dramatically increased the cost of electricity to families. Additionally, the ETA will cost at least 1,500 jobs in Northwest New Mexico and hundreds more across the state at natural gas generation plants.

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