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Welcome to Catron County News ~

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Greetings from Glenwood to all the 2018 Candidates,
 
As the Primary Election final Meet the Candidates event draws near, many issues are becoming increasingly clear and those of you who have watched the First Meeting on-line, or were in attendance, are well aware of those concerns.
 
Although the 'ground rules' you have previously received are exceptionally relaxed in order to provide an open forum for the People to speak their minds, there are several questions I, as the moderator, will personally pose relative to the Catron County Ordinances and Resolutions, which I'm sure you are all well acquainted with, and how each candidate views their responsibilities pursuant thereto. Questions and comments from the People will be spontaneous and un-rehearsed.
 
In seeking transparency in government, the People are also seeking answers to the issues they are most impacted by ~ so I'd suggest including some discussion of viable options in your talking points.
 
Another Poster is attached that you are free to post and disburse as you deem appropriate.
 
The People of Glenwood appreciate your attendance and anticipate an enjoyable, enlightening and empowering event that will solidify confidence in local government and knit the communities into a grand mosaic of the Great Western American Tradition we can all be proud of.
 
May your day be blessed & inspired,
Steve Gartin
505-362-5533
steve@catroncountynews.org
 
Attachment: 19 May Election Meeting

Representative Gail Armstrong and District One Commissioner candidate Ladd Roberts join the Glenwood Community for the final Pre-Primary 2018 Catron County Election meeting with the People. You will enjoy this video.

LastStand from InsideNews.


CatWalk Road

 

Catwalk Road in Glenwood New Mexico

 

Visit the 2017 Catron County Fair in pictures & video: Catron County Fair 2017


President Trump speaks to the National Rifle Association

President Trump addresses the National Rifle Association  

Sunday 42918 Jon Rappoport Interview - DO NOT VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN
The health & life of your Children is at peril. Do NOT let another day go by without knowing the truth. If this does not chill you to the bone and change the way you think, then you already understand the War against Humanity that is silently waging its Evil destruction of the world.

CounterThink Show with Mike Adams  

It appears that the election for sheriff will be decided in the Republican Primary on June 5th, 2018. It must be noted that of the three Republican candidates for Catron County Sheriff, only Adrian responded to three invitations by Catron County News to attend community forums posted below.

Sandoval for Catron County Sheriff 2018  {To post your comments}

 

April 7th Celebration

 

Take an hour and visit the Old Mining District of Mogollon

Glenwood Community Center and Catron County News host the first in a series of get-togethers with candidates for local and State offices in the coming election. Saturday, 24th of March

How about some GOOD news for a change?

President Donald TrumpPresident Donald John Trump has passed the power of government, once unlawfully vested in a cabal of evil people bent upon the destruction of our Great American Republic, back to The People.  Watch the video below to hear it from the President himself.

It is now the responsibility of the People to take political control of their neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties and states. What a profound and magnificent opportunity lies before us!  

Out of the ashes of what became of our once-great-nation, We, the People, now have a fighting chance to restore lawful government and make America greater than ever.

Catron County News will focus on local events and the news and information People will need to reclaim America's greatness in their own local communities, towns, cities and states. 

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Today we received a position paper from Ladd Roberts that you will want to read if you are concerned with Catron County.

Position Paper Just click on this button to open or download the entire position paper. We find it a very informative and thought provoking read. There will be a lot to discuss with Ladd and the other candidates on May 19 in Glenwood.  Be sure to be there!

Catron County ~ a paragon of protection for the People's Rights

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AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN PURSUANT TO THE NEW MEXICO LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ACT, ESTABLISHING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF CATRON TO ENTER INTO JOINT
POWERS AGREEMENTS WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE CATRON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE
LAND PLAN

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AN ORDINANCE DEFINING AND DECLARING HIGHWAYS

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ORDINANCE OF THE CATRON COUNTY COMMISSION, STATE OF NEW MEXICO, (1) ADOPTING AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC PEASE, GENERAL WELFARE, HEALTH, AND SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF CATRON COUNTY FROM VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS, (2) PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ORDINANCE, AND (3) REQUESTING THAT THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENACT SIMILAR LEGISLATION TO CODIFY WITH STATE LAW SUCH STATUTES AS ENACTED BY COUNTY ORDINANCE AND BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS

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ORDINANCE OF THE CATRON COUNTY COMMISSION, STATE OF NEW MEXICO, (1) ADOPTING AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC PEASE, GENERAL WELFARE, HEALTH, AND SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF CATRON COUNTY FROM VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS, (2) REAFFIRMING THE PROTECTIONS FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY AS PROVIDED IN THE FIFTH AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENTS TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, (3) REESTABLISHING THE DEFINITION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AS DEFINED IN CURRENT FEDERAL CASE LAW AND REGULATION, (4) REQUESTING THAT THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENACT SIMILAR LEGISLATION TO CODIFY WITHIN STATE LAW SUCH STATUTES AND REGULATIONS AS ENACTED

There is also some not-so-good news you will want to know about:


The Truthful Media

https://vimeo.com/channels/insidenews

www.realnews.com

www.ronpaullibertyreport.com

www.trendsjournal.com

www.naturalnews.com

www.stonecoldtruth.com

www.nomorefakenews.com

www.infowars.com

www.drudgereport.com

www.worldnetdaily.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/MarkDice

 


Catron County New Mexico

Catron County is the largest county, by area, in New Mexico. At almost 7,000 square miles, Catron County is larger than a few Eastern states. With a population of only 3,543 people, the county is as sparsely populated as many an old West frontier area.

Within the boundaries of Catron County lie parts of the Gila National Forest, the Apache National Forest and the Cibola National Forest. The establishment of these national forests, in the past called "forest reserves," led to the name Reserve being given to a village on the San Francisco River.

In the 1860s, Mexican-Americans established a string of villages along the river, naming them the Upper, Lower, and Middle San Francisco Plazas. In the late 1870s anglo settlers began arriving. They called the Upper Frisco Plaza, Milligan's Plaza, naming it after a merchant and saloon owner. This village is now Reserve.

Milligan's Plaza was the site of the first legendary exploit of Elfego Baca. In 1882, or perhaps 1884, the nineteen-year-old Baca apparently appointed himself deputy sheriff and rode 130 miles from Socorro to the Plaza. Here he set about bringing justice to the Mexican-American community which had been beset by drunken cowboys.

Slightly outnumbered by, it is said, 80 Texans, he holed up in a jacal, the flimsiest kind of hut, and was besieged by a mob. Bullets and dynamite could not dislodge him, and in a gun battle lasting 33 hours, he inflicted death and grievous injury on his adversaries without being injured himself.

Bordering Arizona, Catron County affords the shortest route between Albuquerque and Phoenix or Tucson. Reserve can also be reached by following US 180 north from Silver City and NM 12 east for a total of 99 miles.

Catron County has always been rich in history from prehistoric Indians to the Chiricahua Apaches who hid in the Apache Creek and Tularosa River area in the 1880’s to Apache tribes with leaders such as Mangas Coloradas, Victorio, Geronimo, Chato, and Cochise who were housed on the Apache Indian Agency from 1870 to 1874 until they were moved back to the Ojo Caliente reservation and the Fort was abandoned. Until 1906 this settlement was know as Joseph. From Fort Tularosa housed the Apache Indian Agency until the Indians were moved back to the Ojo Caliente reservation and the Fort was abandoned.

Did you know Catron County even has claimed to a UFO crash in 1974 near Horse Springs on the San Augustine Plains? As the story goes one or maybe two of the aliens were still alive after the crash. However, no one living in the area at that time seems to remember the crash. But, still one has to ask was it a UFO or just a plane crash? Either way it makes a good story when sitting around the campfire on a starry night.

Rising majestically from the bush and grass of the San Agustin Plains, the Datil Mountains rise to an elevation of 7,500 feet with the town of Datil nestled at its feet. This picturesque little town was established in 1884 and was named for the yucca seedpods resembling dates, Datil is the Spanish work of “date”. Levi and Fred Baldwin opened the first store and post office to serve area ranchers. Today, the Eagle Guest Ranch, a café, motel, general store, gas station, and RV park acts as the general meeting place for the community and surrounding area. A few miles to the west the Datil Well Campground was a watering well for cattle on the historic stock drive from Springerville, Arizona to the railhead in Magdalena, New Mexico.

Just down the road on US 60 sits a small community on the Continental Divide at the altitude of 7,900 feet. Clyde Norman owned the town’s only gas station and café, he began selling pies to the local community and passers by and in the 1920’s the town become known as Pie Town. In 1934 the area was opened to homesteaders who began dry land farming, mostly growing pinto beans until 1956 when the lack of rain and snow made farming difficult. Today an annual Pie Festival is held the second Saturday of September.

Another short drive west of Pie Town will bring you to Quemado, which lies at an altitude of 6,970 feet. Quemado is the Spanish word for “burned”. In 1880 a settler by the name of Jose Antonio Padilla noticed the brush had been burned by the local Indians and named the settlement Rito Quemado. Today Quemado serves the surrounding area with cafes, motels, garages, a general store, a hardware store, and a high school.

Luna is a tiny sleepy historical village that was settled in the 19th Century by a sheep rancher and powerful political force in New Mexico named Solomon Luna. The area was later settled by Mormon ranchers from Utah. However, the Hough Ruin (pronounced HUFF) is just a reminder these early settlers were but newcomers, as the Hough Ruin dates back 700 years earlier. In 1995, ten rooms were being excavated by archaeologists from the Museum of New Mexico and a great kiva was discovered. After further excavation it was found this site, though to be a Mogollon ruin, was different from other ruins. It was found to be a large, L-shaped, multi-storied ruin containing 20 to 35 rooms, and two kivas. Kivas were used for religious purposes. Although a shelter was built over the excavated ruins for their protection, it has yet to be developed, due to lack of money, into a visitor’s center and historical site.

Although today the narrow water pipeline named the “catwalk” by workman, to the 1890’s mining town of Graham, has been replaced by a metal walkway along the Whitewater Creek offers breath taking views of nature as the creek below races by. Ruins of the old mill can still be seen on the north side of the canyon from the parking lot. Past the canyon walls the trail continues to the old pump house. Another trail continues 14 miles to a 10,000 foot ridge in the Mogollon Mountains offering breath taking views.

The town of Mogollon was founded in 1895, and produced gold and silver for the next 20 years, until 1942 when wartime legislation was passed by Congress affecting gold production. Today Mogollon, now considered a ghost town, has few full time residents. The town has two small museums, an antique shop filled with mining artifacts, a B & B, and the old theatre is being restored. Mogollon offers the visitor a change to step into the past for a hour or two. The winding mountain road opens up into a canyon with houses on either side of the canyon and Silver Creek flowing quietly and lazily from one side of the canyon to the other. The mining community produced about 70% ($5,500,000.00) of all precious metals produced in New Mexico. This mountain range was either named for the mistletoe, which grows throughout the area, called Mogollon (pronounced muggy-yone) or Juan Ignacio Mogollon and early Spanish governor. In 1891, the town boosted of a public school with 120 students, a Catholic church, seven saloons and two red-light districts, but fires wiped out several of the buildings. Along with the consistent threat of fire floods became increasingly frequent due to the harvesting of trees for homes and mining operations. The gold and silver ore was freighted down the mountain and supplies were freighted up by wagons pulled by 18 horses around hairpin curves. As you drive along the road to Mogollon let your imagine drift back in time when the road was much narrower then your presently driving and wagons were pulled by 18 horses struggling all day to travel the 7 miles from the valley below to the bustling mining town.

Catron County Population: 3,543
Land Area: 6,898 square miles
Median Rainfall:
14.6"
Average First Freeze Date September 24
Average Last Freeze Date: June 8
Elevation: 6,879 ft.
County Seat: Reserve
Total Federal Land: 2,799,004 acres
  581,435 acres BLM
  2,217,036 acres Forest Service
State Land: 533,037 acres
Indian Land: 10,880 acres
Deeded Land: 1,081,779 acres


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