Category Archives: Current Issues

New County Resolution against gravel?

By Dick Ulmer – On Thursday evening, January 12, Placitas showed the new slate of County Commissioners just how strongly we feel about the gravel mines that threaten our property values, our water resources and even the air we breathe. … Continue reading

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End the Sandoval County Hospital Tax

By Stephen M. Barro – The Presbyterian and UNM hospitals in Rio Rancho have improved access to health care for many area residents and contributed to county employment and economic development, but it does not follow that they should continue … Continue reading

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Hospital Tax

The Sandoval County Commission held a work session on Wednesday, July 20th, to discuss the Hospital Tax.  Currently, Sandoval County residents are assessed a mill levy of 4.25% on their property taxes.  This money is then distributed to both Sandoval … Continue reading

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Heinrich, Udall Introduce Buffalo Tract Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2016) – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced the Buffalo Tract Protection Act in response to deep concerns from local communities in southern Sandoval County about the negative impacts of a proposed … Continue reading

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Kinder Morgan Pipeline Fact Sheet

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Fact Sheet Information provided by John McNerney

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Placitas West Oppose High Density Re-Zoning

By Chad Williams. The Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Commission will continue to hear arguments to allow urban size lots within Placitas West.  The request is for a 300% increase in density and against all measures within the Placitas Plan.  Remember, … Continue reading

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Buffalo Tract Protection Act

Senator Martin Heinrich plans to introduce the “Buffalo Tract Protection Act” into Congress this year. ES-CA sent a letter of support  HeinrichLtrReAct_Jul2016 for the proposed Bill BuffaloTractHeinrichBill_July2016. If you want to send your individual letter, you can email it to his aide … Continue reading

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Placitas Pipeline Info

Please review the info presented by John McNerney at the ESCA Community Meeting by clicking on this link    Placitas Pipelines info 2016

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Air Quality Monitoring Now Operational in Placitas

Thanks to the help of the La Mesa Water Cooperative and others in our community, we were able to get NMED’s Air Quality Bureau to set up a real time air quality monitor on one of La Mesa’s pump houses … Continue reading

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The public understands its dependence on clean air and water- And Oil.

By Mike Neas – In New Mexico Statute 70-2-1, the legislature make it clear with emphasis that the prohibition of waste is the duty of the Oil Conservation Division, (OCD). It states; “The division is hereby empowered, and it is its … Continue reading

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