Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Governor names rancher to Senate seat
Curry County rancher John "Pat" Woods has been named by Gov. Susana Martinez to fill a vacant state Senate seat in eastern and northeastern New Mexico. Woods will be sworn into office at 4 p.m. Friday at the Curry County courthouse in Clovis. Republican Clint Harden of Clovis held the seat until he resigned from office earlier this month after nearly 10 years in office. He had announce plans to retire from the Senate at the end of his term in December. Woods is the only candidate for the office on the Nov. 6 ballot after defeating a Martinez-backed candidate in the June Republican primary. He is a farmer and rancher and operates the family's 100-year-old farm near Broadview about 30 miles north of Clovis...more