"An article on Friday about a fight in New Mexico over chile peppers that are grown outside the state yet are being sold as 'homegrown' referred incorrectly to the existence of an official state question. The state does indeed have such a question, having adopted it in 1996. (The reporter suggested that if the state were to adopt an official question, it no doubt would be: 'Red or green?,' as to which pepper is preferred. That is, in fact, the official question — about the state’s official vegetable.)"
Edgewood, New Mexico—30 miles east of Albuquerque—has a skittling problem. Yes. So to combat this epidemic of pill-popping, they participated in the national drug take-back program, according to their weekly paper, The Independent. You can just go down to the pharmacy and give them your pills! I have no idea why someone would do this. At least gun amnesty programs get scary illegal things out of your house. But pill amnesty programs just take away your fun pills! I don't really get it?
Elsewhere in the Independent, there are jobs available for sheep herders. You live in "an isolated camp/bunkhouse," are on-call 24-hours a day, and you get [...]
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, whose endorsement of Barack Obama during the presidential primary campaign only netted him a lousy nomination as Commerce Secretary, will not be charged in the pay-for-play probe which forced him to withdraw from that role earlier this year. The U.S attorney overseeing the investigation says the decision "is not to be interpreted as an exoneration of any party's conduct."