All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘new mexico’

Ghost in Police Station Video Goes Viral

“Then, I saw the legs … and it was a human … not a real human … a ghost.” In Espanola, New Mexico, uniformed officers aren’t the only thing that can be seen sauntering through the local police station. Last week a news camera caught something interesting on film and now that video has gone viral. “We’ve received phone calls …

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Comcast Customer Pulls Gun on Repair Man

In ooooh-she-mad news, A 48-year-old Bernalillo County, New Mexico woman has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after she pulled a handgun on a Comcast employee. Gloria Baca-Lucero was arrested after demanding that a Comcast service rep leave her property – the I’ve got a gun type of demanding. Here’s the best thing about the whole story …

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Kaley Cuoco’s Old West Pose Blows Up On Instagram

Hard at work on the indie flick, Burning Bodhi, Kaley Cuoco received a surprise visit from her husband a few days ago. They had so much fun that the movie star decided to document their adventures on Instagram. “Someone came to visit me in New Mexico,” she captioned, along with several heart symbols, a picture of her husband. His presence …

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N.M Biofuels Plant Fire Results In Evacuation

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of a fire at a biofuels facility that nearly led to a catastrophic explosion. At around 9:00 am on Tuesday morning, a fire was reported at the Rio Valley Biofuels facility near Anthony, N.M. The fire resulted in large clouds of heavy black smoke rising high into the air. The dangerous situation …

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Dennis Hopper Fans Assemble for Annual Event

Film and motorcycle fans from all over the U.S. and Canada descended upon Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico Saturday in honor of Dennis Hopper’s cult classic Easy Rider. Saturday would’ve been the 78th birthday of the late Oscar-nominated actor, and Ranchos de Taos officials hope the gathering will become an annual event called “Dennis Hopper Day.” Hopper was once a …

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Dennis Hopper Honored at ‘Easy Rider’ Festival in New Mexico

Dennis Hopper was honored in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico on Saturday–the day the late actor would have celebrated his 78th birthday–as part of an Easy Rider Festival. Hopper made the iconic film and counterculture that followed it famous back in 1969. He died on May 29, 2010, and is actually buried not far from where the event was held. …

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Kitty Litter May Have Caused Radiation Leak

A nuclear waster storage facility in New Mexico was shut down weeks ago after researchers discovered unsafe levels of radiation, which affected 21 workers. Now scientists have attributed kitty litter to a possible cause of the nuclear decontainment. The underground Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP), located east of Carlsbad, houses drums of plutonium-tinged refuse that are buried 2,100 feet below …

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Kitty Litter May Have Caused Radiation Leak At New Mexico Nuclear Waste Site

New Mexico’s environmental official said on Tuesday that kitty litter that was used for absorbing radioactive debris may be the cause of a chemical reaction that resulted in a radiation leak below ground at a nuclear waste storage. Dangerous radiation levels were first detected on February 14. The waste storage consists of drums of refuse tainted with plutonium that came …

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The Atari E.T. Game Land Fill Legend

The year is 1983. The Alamogordo Daily News reported in September that between 10-20 (actually 14) semi-trucks coming from a storehouse in El Paso, Texas, traveled 90 miles to a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. At night, they would unload, cover deep within the earth, and seal with concrete, Atari boxes, cartridges, consoles, and the shame brought with their creation. …

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New Mexico Helicopter Crash Injures Pilot

The pilot of a medivac helicopter was injured after crash landing on the roof of University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque Wednesday at around 6 p.m. Two other medical personnel were on board, but were unhurt. The pilot’s injuries are said to be not life-threatening. The air ambulance was transporting a patient from from Rio Rancho, NM at the …

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Albuquerque Protests Turn Violent

Earlier this month, James Boyd, age 38, was confronted by police officers for illegally camping in the Sandia Foothills in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After a somewhat brief standoff, Boyd and the officers had come to a peaceful agreement of sorts. “All right, don’t change up the agreement,” stated Boyd as he began to gather his belongings. “I’m going to try …

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Peanut Butter Dumped in Landfill, Thank Costco

Roughly one million jars of peanut butter are being dumped into Curry County landfill in Clovis, New Mexico to speed up the bankruptcy of Sunland Inc., the peanut processing plant that was the source of a September, 2012 salmonella outbreak which caused 41 cases in 20 states, prompting a nationwide recall. Sunland was forced to file a Chapter 7 after …

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Peanut Butter Dumped In Landfill Following Bankruptcy

Peanut butter dumped into a New Mexico landfill is on the minds of many this week after nearly a million jars were destroyed. Sunland Inc., the peanut-processing plant that made the peanut butter, is at the center of a bankruptcy case and nationwide recall after 41 salmonella cases in 20 states were reported. The company says that Costco refused to …

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Horse Slaughterhouse Bill Up For Vote

This week, a budget bill that will effectively ban horse slaughter by cutting funding for inspections will be up for a vote in Congress. The budget bill was released Monday night. Should the bill pass without changes, lawsuits that have constantly prevented the opening of New Mexico horse slaughterhouses could remain unsettled. Congress cut funding for horse slaughterhouses inspectors in …

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New Mexico Supreme Court Rules For Marriage Equality

The New Mexico Supreme Court has made a landmark decision regarding marriage equality. The panel of five judges ruled that same-sex marriages were legal across the state. An excerpt of the decision reads: We conclude that although none of New Mexico’s marriage statutes specifically prohibit same-gender marriages, when read as a whole, the statutes have the effect of precluding same-gender …

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Killer Thanksgiving Storm Isis Threatens Travel

The western side of the United States is dealing with an intense storm by the name of Isis, and the southern and eastern parts of the country are sure to have their turn with it soon. According to the Associated Press, the icy storm with the worst possible timing is already responsible for at least eight deaths and hundreds of …

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FBI 2012 Crime Stats: Tennessee is Most Dangerous State

24/7 Wall St.com did an analysis last week of the FBI’s recently released 2012 crime statistics, but before anyone starts hastily comparing states, it should be noted that the FBI does remind people not to compare state violence in rankings. “These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, …

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Frito Pie Review Gets New Mexico Riled Up

Anthony Bourdain is known for speaking his mind about the food he travels the world to try, and while his palette is invariably accustomed to high-end fare, sometimes one just has to do as the Romans do and eat local delicacies…like Frito Pie. The treat isn’t really a pie so much as it is a mixture of Frito’s corn chips, …

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Roswell UFO Incident Gets A Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its homepages around the world celebrating the 66th anniversary of the famed Roswell UFO incident, which took place on this day in 1947. Legend has it that a UFO crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. The government, acknowledging the incident attributed it to a military surveillance balloon, but some believe it to …

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Horse Slaughterhouse: USDA Opens Path for Horsemeat

Horse—It’s What’s for Dinner. Is this the new trendy food item? Despite the fact that the UK was recently up in arms after it was discovered that some varieties of microwavable meals contained horsemeat, other countries are comfortable with the idea. Chefs in Paris have been putting it back on the menu in recent years. And horse-meat could be on …

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Atari Games Buried in a Landfill? Old Legend Prompts New Search

Legend has it that there’s a massive grave of Atari games, most notably millions of copies of the epic commercial failure E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, buried in a New Mexico landfill. If you’re an Atari nerd or video game historian, you probably know the story. Back in 1983, reports emerged that between 10 and 20 semi truckloads full of Atari games …

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FBI UFO Memo is the Agency’s Most-Requested

The FBI revealed this week in a blog post that an agency memo referring to “flying saucers” is the most-requested file in the FBI vault. The memo is dated March 22, 1950 and was written by the FBI’s Washington, D.C. field office head at the time, Guy Hottel. The document is freely available via the FBI records vault. It reads: …

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Gun Found In Frozen Meat Packed A Year Ago

You read about people finding odd things in their food all the time; spiders, fingers, nose rings. But a fully-functioning gun and rounds of ammo is just too weird for words…yet that’s exactly what one supermarket in New Mexico found while unpacking some frozen meat. The box had been shipped from Colorado to an Albertson’s in Roswell, and when an …

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