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Mandatory Trash Collection

By George Franzen, Sandoval County is proposing to award a franchise to a single exclusive waste collection company to operate in unincorporated [outside city limits] Sandoval County. This means if you do not want that company to pick up your … Continue reading

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Voting Is The Minimum Requirement

By Mike Neas – Periodically some of us find ourselves wondering how to make ourselves heard on a specific issue. More often than not this is with regard to political issues and decisions that can affect our daily lives and … Continue reading

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How many oil rigs on 6.6 million acres???

By Mike Neas – The New Mexico State Land Commissioner is attempting to transfer 6.6 million acres of federal split estate mineral rights to the New Mexico State Land Office. In this case a split estate is where the federal … Continue reading

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P & Z Meeting Summary _Sage Development

By Jacque Moise (ES-CA Watchdog); October 26, 2016; Commissioners present were: Arango, Vester, Clayton, JoAnne Roake (new member), Maduena – not present. Makita Hill, Senior Planner represented staff. There were three items on the Agenda. Commissioner Arango amended the Agenda … Continue reading

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2016 ES-CA Hospital Tax Survey Results

ES-CA sent a survey out to 283 recipients asking if they supported the 2016 Hospital Tax. ES-CA received 105 responses and 60 included comments. Results were that 89 or 87% do not support the tax and 13 or 13% do … Continue reading

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Oil and Gas Drilling

Regulating Oil and Gas Operations in the Albuquerque Basin: Slow Down and Get it Right In response to the SandRidge Energy request to allow oil and gas drilling on 2 acres in Rio Rancho Estates last year, Sandoval County and … Continue reading

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2016 Hospital Mil Levy Question

By Mike Neas – On the upcoming November Election Ballot is another Hospital Mil Levy Question. Should we continue to support two Sandoval County Hospitals with another $110 million for eight more years? Do these hospitals require a continued infusion … Continue reading

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ES-CA Board Meeting of September 12, 2016

  The ES-CA board met on September 12, 2016.  Board members present:  EM; Susan Fullas (SF); Bob Gorrell (BG); Chris Daul (CD); and John McNerney (JM).  Members absent:  Lynn Koch and Jerry Saxton.  A quorum was present. CD reported that … Continue reading

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ES-CA Board Meeting Notes from August 1, 2016

The ES-CA board of directors met on August 1, 2016. Board members present:  BG; Chris Daul (CD); Susan Fullas (SF); and John McNerney(JM).  Lynn Koch  (LK)  A quorum was present. Monthly reports were presented. Treasurer’s Report.  SF reported ES-CA had … Continue reading

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Tax Saturation

By Mike Neas- On August 4th the Sandoval County Commissioners will decide if the Hospital Tax Question will again be asked of the voters in the upcoming November election. This is a very important Ballot Question and Public Comment from … Continue reading

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