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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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investment/play like

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-09-2010

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well, do you remember my play like purchase of 1000 shares of Western Refinery back last month? Where I purchased 1000 shares at 4.11 per share or 4110.oo invested. So, yesterday, a month later, I sold them at 5.01 per share or 5010.00.  So, I made 900.00. I am sure some fees and commissions would have to be deducted, but that’s not bad. I am going to wait a few days and do it again. Same company? Maybe. Maybe something else that may catch my eye. Southwest Airlines? Maybe. I will have to watch them. A few years ago I was flying SWA about every week. It was fun then….

Illegal Immigrant Reform

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-09-2010

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I heard a term today while the Pres was visiting New Mexico….Illegal Immigrant reform..Would someone tell me just what that means…I mean really…Does it mean what they did is ok?….Or, If one can get through the heavily guarded area, then it is ok for them to be an American?…Or, if they can get through, get a job,  then it becomes ok for them to be an American…I wonder what all the folks who had to come through Ellis Island thinks about our southern border entry system?….Maybe Mr. Ruben Navarette, Jr. can enlighten us…I am not sure he is a regular reader of this blog, but maybe he can tell us what that term means, if not here, then in one of his stories in the Albuquerque Journal….Amnesty is not illegal immigrant reform, is it? Surely not, that’s another ball game entirely, huh?….

ESPN’s Mark Schlaback’s Bottom 10 Football teams

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-09-2010

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Per this guy both New Mexico Teams suck…..Well, I guess he is right…I sure cannot argue the point…It made the TV News tonight, not sports, but it said…. stay tuned for the “NEWS” folks…The bottom ten: Western Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Cal, Akron,North Texas, Colorado State, UNLV (who beat us last week) Marshall…..I am not saying yea nor nay to these bottom 10, but that’s what Mr. Schlaback says…..I think he may be pretty close to right anyway….I feel bad…I know both our teams feel badly about this…And the Coaches of both school, how do they handle this….You gotta go on, huh? But coach, can you change the offense? Maybe the single wing or the Notre Dame Box, student body right, the old straight T, something, anything….Everybody has the answer Coach, just ask us, only thing our answers don’t count…Your answer is the only one to matter, I just hope you choose the right one….and if you lose to New Mexico State in two weeks,….mercy..mercy…mercy….its sad to think about it all…..

Mike Leach Update

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-09-2010

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Did you see this morning’s paper….Coach Leach did not deny contact from UNM other than to say New Mexico already has a coach…Listen, I am really not promoting a coaching change at this point as our coach should be given the rest of this season, but I am saying that if we do need to replace our coach at the end of the year and Coach Leach is available and willing it would be the best thing that has happened to Lobo football in a while…He has the name and will be able to recruit good quarterbacks and recievers and then we might really need the three digit scoreboard….and the Lobo’s would be in the mix with TCU and Boise State and Nevada and Fresno State….Wouldn’t that be something?….Well, I hope the Lobos can win one tonight…I really do….It would also be nice if the Aggies could also whip the Jayhawks….We need both New Mexico teams to win one, huh?….Today may be the day…..

Colorado River

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-09-2010

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We got several good shots of the rims at the Grand Canyon but from several of the view points you can see very little of the river. This shot is the best one of the river. At one place we could see a raft running the rapids, but to the camera lens it was only a speck, well, at least for our camera. One thing you cannot tell from the photo is the speed of the river. We attended the Imax movie on the second day and you felt like you were running the rapid watching it…Looked like fun…

Mike Leach….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-09-2010

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Coach Locksley is still employed, as far as I know, and yet some quarters are already talking up Mike Leach as the replacement for him…I don’t think that is a right way to handle the present situation as it just makes for more turmoil for the team and coaches…They know they need to win and the coaches are already paid for this season, the team is already set, so let’s make the best of it…We have played three very tough opponents so far, Oregon, Texas Tech and Utah…Losing to those three is not a surprise to anyone…The lopsided score is the big concern, right?…And we have 16 inexperienced players and every week we see an improvement in all of them….How about it Lobo nation, lets back our team, the one we now have…..bitching and complaining helps no one….Go Lobos….

Football post missing?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-09-2010

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Dang, I don’t know what to say about football….Alabama going strong. The Arkansas game should be a good one. ..Wisconsin doing ok, still winning….Arizona doing real good this year…Utah still kicking butts….Air Force looking pretty good but Landry Jones and Oklahoma side tracked them for at least one game…Dallas Cowboys can’t win…New Mexico Lobos are, what?…I feel bad for them, but no need to try and make excuses as all three teams to beat them were top notch teams…Oregon, Texas Tech and Utah…the Lobos and UNLV are tied for last place, so I am hoping for our Coach to get his second win with the team…That would be nice Coach…try not to get down to much…You have to keep on going….You have some good boys and they will come around……I hope, maybe, well, I am sure they will, won’t they?….I feel real strong about my uncertainty in the matter…

Gathering of Guitars at Claunch, NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-09-2010

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Well, we had to miss the gathering down at Claunch….Dang, I feel bad about it. …All that music floating around down there and I wasn’t a party to it….I understand folks came from all over: El Paso, Albuquerque, Portales, California, Roswell and points in between and almost all of them had a guitar or mandolin or dobro or fiddle and all could sing, all could eat and a lot could cook…I understand this partying went on for two or three days. This was a hard core cook out, eat out and sing along and all of them say they are ready to do it again…sounds like they were just regular old party animals…I hope they didn’t run off all the antelope with all that carrying on….These are some special folks and I am glad they had the get together and so happy they had a good time….

Murder in my backyard continues……

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-09-2010

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I have a silent killer stalking my backyard, attacking my birds, mainly dove….This killer leaves only feathers….no bones….A hawk, a roadrunner or a cat is about what I have narrowed it down to.. I think a hawk would leave the bones and I think the same for a roadrunner…But most house cats would play with the bird, wouldn’t they?…Do you folks have any ideas…Is there something else that eats birds?…I don’t own a cat and I don’t see many in the neighborhood, but I have seen some…If you have a idea, leave me a comment…thanks, Pete

Grand Canyon, Yavapai Observation Station

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-09-2010

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 Our tour guide….He crawled all over the side of the cliffs of the canyon and seemed to be begging for food. We had been warned that most of the injuries around the canyon were treatment for squirrel bites…This little guy felt he owned the place, well, I guess he does as he lives there. I will be posting stuff on the Grand Canyon and Glen Canyon Dam in the next few days.  The Glen Canyon Dam, upstream from the Grand Canyon has done much to stop the erosion of the the canyon by further taming of the Colorado River. We met a couple from Virginia and he said he was not impressed, that it was just a big hole in the ground. I was very disappointed to hear a comment like that because I had never seen such colors anywhere, colors that changed while you watched. I saw a rain storm over the river while the sun was shining on the canyon walls on either side of the rain storm, a vast panorama that was simply breathtaking to me….The person from Virginia may have vision problems….The Grand Canyon is GRAND…..click on the picture to increase the size…..Pete