East Torrance Soil & Water Conservation District Report (7/12/12)

The following provided by:

Cheri Lujan

District Manager

East Torrance Soil & Water Conservation District

505-384-2272 ext 103        (fax) 505-384-3043

cell – 505-980-7573   

 cheri_lujan2003@yahoo.com / Cheri.lujan@nm.nacdnet.net

Please click on the link below for the eight page report:

EastTorrance District News

The Words Say It All — I’m Proud To Be A New Mexican

Well, often and most of the time … as I suspect most of us are proud to be New Mexicans.  This video treatment is humorous without being too critical, and biting without breaking the skin.

I hope you enjoy it. It came back to New Mexico by way of Florida:

Thanks to the folks who created this video.  Be sure to pay attention to the credits at the end of the video.

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East Torrance Soil & Water Conservation Newsletter

By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2011)

Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

The great folks in Estancia and the rest of the East Torrance Soil and Water Conservation District  always send great things pertaining to their area of responsibility, and this time is certainly no different.  The have sent their latest Newsletter which is full of stuff of benefit to every person in a family.

Those of you interested in gardening, planting trees and other plant or coloring and quizzes  will not be disappointed for all of those items,  and more.  Because it is easier and just as beneficial to post a link to the PDF sent to me by Ms. Cheri Lujan that is what you’ll see  just below.  And below the link, you’ll find direct contact information for Ms. Lujan — so, just enjoy yourself, and don’t put off ordering whatever you can.  On a “my bad” notation, once you open the PDF link, you’ll have to scroll back from page eight to get to page one:

EastTorrancejanuary 2011-1

Here’s a smaller file.  Thanks to John W. for pointing it out:



Cheri Lujan
District Manager
East Torrance SWCD
PO Box 58
715 South 5th Street
Estancia, NM  87016  (505) 384-2272 Ext.103
cheri.lujan@nm.nacdnet.net or cheri_lujan2003@yahoo.com

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34

Thanks Ms. Lujan, we appreciate the information.


Scam Alert from NM Attorney General



Monday, December 27, 2010 Follow us on Facebook!

SCAM: “Goodwill Industries of New Mexico/Salvation Army” Sweepstakes 




OVERVIEW: Con artists reportedly are contacting consumers via telephone and the U.S. Postal Service in an attempt to carry out a familiar “Sweepstakes” scam using Goodwill Industries of New Mexico and the Red Cross to legitimize their fraudulent activity.


The scammer calls the unsuspecting consumer, claiming to be ready to award $800,000 from Goodwill Industries of New Mexico and the Salvation Army to the “lucky winner.”  The only catch is the consumer must send an $800 fee before the winnings can be released.

A consumer in Indiana tells the New Mexico AG’s office that when she informed the scammers that she did not have $800 to send them, they offered to send her $3,100 up front to help her pay the fee.  The check received by the consumer was confirmed to be fraudulent by a local financial institution.

PREVENTION: Consumers receiving calls and/or checks similar to these should not share any personal information with the scammer but should report it to the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico confirms they are not sponsoring nor participating in any kind of national sweepstakes.


Lynn Southard
Deputy Director of Communications
Office of New Mexico Attorney General
Gary K. King
111 Lomas Blvd NW
Suite 300
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
505 222-9048 office
505 231-4731 cell
Email: lsouthard@nmag.go

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    Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

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    Statewide Infrastructure Planning Meeting (11/16/10)


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    By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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    That’s right and I don’t know how many of you have really studied the candidates, bonds issues and constitutional amendments which are on the ballots, but we’ll provide non-partisan information from the New Mexico League of Women Voters (The League) on all the forgoing in the hope that you’ll take the time to educate yourself on the candidates and issues … along with any special information voters should know.  The following information was obtained directly from The League’s state website.  It has links to other League web site in other areas of the state.  The  information is © (copyrighted)  but since I derive no payment for this posting and it is posted for non-partisan education,  I’m sure I’ll escape any retribution.  You can click on the link in the narrative below to access information from the The League’s statewide site or follow any of the  bulleted sites below the narrative.  Thanks and a flap of the cap to The League.

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    Meet The Candidate — John Barela


    Meet the Candidate

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    New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District

    Thursday August 26th from 5:30 to 6:30pm

    3700 Osuna Rd NE Ste. 515 Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Please RSVP @ 505-503-1130

    Please invite your friends and neighbors to hear Jon’s ideas for a better future!
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    Every Congress Member Has A Party And Most Join A Congressional Caucus

    By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

    Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

    In addition to belonging to a political party, some Congress members double or even triple-up with their membership in caucuses and/or coalitions.  One example of a group that has at least tripled-up are the Democratic Party members of the Congressional Black Caucus who are also members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  So we would see Democratic Party, Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus = tripled-up.  There are other caucuses and two coalitions formed by Democrat members of Congress.   Two additional Caucuses and two coalitions are shown below:

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