Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Susana Martinez’

This from The New Mexican’s Local News in Brief section for Jan. 21:

Attorney General Gary King says the state is responsible for paying to furnish a new district courthouse in Santa Fe.

The state Board of Finance is to consider a request Thursday from the First Judicial District for a loan of nearly $827,000 for (more…)


Noe Torres (courtesy photo)

The following information is taken from colleague Steve Terrell’s Roundhouse Roundup blog (click here for full blog post):

Gov. Susana Martinez is holding a Tuesday afternoon news conference about recent arrest Clovis murder suspect Noe Torres in Mexico.

According to a news release sent out by the Governor’s Office, Torres is responsible for the 2005 murder of Carlos Perez and the attempted murder of his brother Ruben Perez. After the 2005 shooting, Torres fled to Mexico.

Since then, Torres has been calling and writing Clovis police and on Jan. 18 wrote a letter to the Governor. While the specifics of that letter aren’t public, what she did with it are.

Martinez’s camp says she delivered the letter and the Torres case file to Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte.

“Six days later, Torres was arrested by Mexican authorities and is now in the process of being extradited to the United States to stand trial,” the news release said.


Screen shot of a McCleskey Media YouTube video of Gov. Susana Martinez.

Gov. Susana Martinez recently requalified for her concealed carry permit outside Las Cruces.

As she said on her Twitter page:

Chuck will never admit it, but I’m the better shot.

Lets just say that as the below video shows, she’s not just a token figure head packing heat because her position as a state governor helps the 2nd Amendment cause. She can hold her own on the shooting range.

And to be honest, as the son of a 61-year-old mother who just this summer qualified for her first-ever concealed carry permit, I don’t think I’d make any wise cracks about the Gov.’s shooting even if she wasn’t all that good.

That would be far worse than bad politics, that would just be stupid.

UPDATED: By the way, her staff says she scored a perfect 100 score with the .38- and .45-caliber handguns.

Here is the YouTube clip:

Leland Valdez died Jan. 26. Police say he was beat to death by his mother and her live-in boyfriend. (Courtesy photo)

Santa Fe attorney Steven Farber, who has been quite displeased with my coverage of the death of Leland Valdez and who has never spoken with me once about what he views as errors in my reporting, wrote a “My View” 0p-Ed piece in Sunday’s New Mexican.

The “My View” feature of the Sunday paper is a great way for people in the community to get their side of the story out when they feel we aren’t doing so. I love the fact that our paper gives him an outlet to the reader to make his case.

Farber’s claim is that the newspaper, and me in particular, have been smearing his client’s name since the start of all this and letting the Governor’s Office spew erroneous statements about the case and about CYFD. As a result, he feels, people in the community now have a negative opinion about his client, which is the result of my reporting.

His client, CYFD investigator Donald Gallegos, was one of two state employees disciplined for their involvement in an August 2010 investigation into abuse allegations made concerning Leland Valdez, the 3-year-old boy who police and prosecutors say was beaten to death in his mother’s Pojoaque area home.

Here is a sampling of what Farber wrote:

Donald Gallegos, a low-ranking CYFD investigator, has been unfairly vilified in the press and community as a result. There is a need to (more…)