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! l ' I L 6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD (Front row) Haylee Finch, Daleigh Ebert, Rylee Finch, Oren AIIsup, Audrey Kremer, Whip Peterson, (second row) Shae Donaldson,Tatum Williams,Tanna Webster, Ote AIIsup, Jhett Hopkins, (third row) Sarah Baird, Madison Michaels, Ryan Klump, Braiden Washburn, Houston Klump, (back row) Skylar Miller, Jessalyn Taylor, ZaneWebster, Riley Klump, Landon Williams, Tyler Klump, Quirt Peterson and Kenny Nix. HYRA wins SWNM Final Rodeo at Hidalgo County Fairgrounc s By KAY-PETERSONIHYRA WOW! Hidalgo Youth Ro- deo Association had a great fin- ish on Saturday, when they came from behind to repeat last year's win at the SWNM Finals Ro- deo. The team, comprised of our 24 best, took home awe- some Corriente buckles and a $,oas donated by Big-O Tires ! It was a full day of junior rodeo action at the Hidalgo County Fairgrounds in front of the hometown crowd where HYRA hosted this traveling event. HYRA won with 335.5 points, the team from Silver Cjty,,took second place with 321,5 points, Deming was third with-314 points, Reserve was f0ttth with 258 points and Las C_ces was fifth with 199 points and each team received prizes for their placings. Each contestant also received a custom made t- shirt by Glyn Lindsey. THANKS to all the HYRA par- ents and grandparents that put in volunteer hours that made this a very special day for the kids and a great organization in gen- eral. Extra Special Thanks goes to Todd & Lesti Webster, Mark & Nicole Williams, Kris & Tamie Massey, Larry & Penny Hooper, Owen, Tricia, Braiden & Tierney Washburn, Lance & Pat Williams, Spade & Tammy Hopkins. Vance Lee, Howdy & Amy Sanborn, Joe Middagh and Bob & Terri Roemer. We send thanks to Circle Heart of Silver City for helping out on the cost of the red Wrangler shirts that made our team look great! FRIDAY, ocTOBER 22, 2010 Groups charge corruption, junk science behind expanded jaguar protections in AZ and NM Courtesy submission In a recent letter to the US Fish and. Wildlife Service (USFWS) the Southern Arizona Cattlemen's Protective Association (SACPA), the Coali- tion of Arizona/New Mexico Counties. the Pima Natural Re- sources Conservation District. the Whitewater Draw Natural Re- sources Conservation District. and People for the West strongly urged the agency to reverse its decision, that critical habitat is "prudent' for jagtars in Arizona and New Mexiqo. The letter shows that underl the ESA, and based solely on the best science available, habitat"essential" tO the jaguar's existence does not exist in the United States. Further- more. studies ha' well-managed liv poses no threat to habitat. "The Depart just announced a v0ring sound scie: cal misconduct,' president Cindy honor their ow USFWS must re" sound but politic decision that won uar and does thr, e hundreds of rut,' states." A Freedom Act (FOIA) inqui the agency's dr heavily on a 2005 sentation that lac data and fails to definition of mini standards. Another pu search revealed th We w( dd also like to thank additional c Lsh donors: Diamond A Ranch, J( e & Annette George and Jud'y ayman. Goats were donated by Kenny Taylor for the goat tying, vent and steers were donated b' Ace Peterson and Owen Was burn for the roping events. Fod and craft vendors helped to nake this a great day for all as w ",11 and we appreciate of tle Arizona G their participation. Department (AGFI Pictures are available by $999.99 payment Karen Orphey and Treehouse for Biological Diw Photggraph: 575-635-9002. ee dri If you' 4 like to contribute to Fr v, HYRAorthe 2011SWNM Finals flu Iinic event, which is scheduled to be held in Reserve next fall, please C call Lesti Webster at 520-508- 6433. Congratulations to the kids of Hidalgo Youth Rodeo - 2 time champs ! ! ! ..... 7 00r..Yea ' 212 E. Motel Drive Suite B Lorclsburg, NM 88045 Name Address City, State, Zip -! >,. :* Methamphetamine... Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant drug that is similar in structure to amphetamine. Due to its high otential for abuse, methamphetamine is classified as a schedule II drug and is available only through prescription that cannot be refilled. Although methamphetamine can be prescribed by a doctor, its medical uses are limited, and the doses that are rescribed a're much lower than those typically abused. Most of the methamphetamine abused in this country comes from foreign or domestic super labs, although it can also be made in small, illegal laboratories, where it production endangers the people in the labs, neighbors, and the environment.. How is Methamphetamine Abused? Methamphetamine is a white order less, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol and is taken orally, intranasally (snorting'the powder), by needle injection, or by smoking. This me .ge broughl to fm b' BORDER AREA For more information 'MENTAL HEALTH call 575-542-9477 SERVmES. INC. [ e proven that :stock grazing jaguars or their lent of Interior new policy fa- me over politi- said SACPA Coping. "To policy the ,erse their un- lly fashionable help the jag- aten to destroy .1 jobs in two l Information y revealed that ',cision relied conference pre- :ed supporting meet the ESA hum scientific blic records an employee ame and Fish )) authorized a to the Center rsity (CBD) to .00-thru t0 be held Saturday On Saturday, October 23. 2010. HMS wilk provide a Free Drive-Thru Flu Clinic at the Lordsburg Clinic location at 530 E. DeMoss. Anyone interested in re6ev]ng flu immui'ii{bnqs ": welcome to come. '  Hours for the Free Drive- Thru Flu Clinic will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., or as long as vaccine supplies last. It is esti- mated that there is plenty of vac- cine for anyone who wants to re- ceive immunization. This year, only one flu im- munization will be necessary with HIN1 vaccine added to the vac- cine. For more" information, please call the HMS Clinic at 542-8384. Por favor apoyen a los democratas que estan unidos para representar a nuestra comunidad. Muchas Gracias. T CASH WOW? ! oo. $2000 We 00anffo make you a Ioanl Build Your Credit. No Checking Account Needed. Apply in person or call ahead? | 6ENTRY FINANCE cos t. eu stem, toeosnuen00 575-542-8066 This general obligation bond will help all of the school and public libraries in Hidalgo Cou have funding for library books and equipment. create a jaguar habitat model for New Mexico. The CBD's model was a substitute for, and produced conclusions far different from. the sound scientific conclusions al- ready published by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. The CBD had a then-recent history of publishing maliciously false information about endan- gered species and livestock graz- ing. That charge, proven in court, was already a matter of wide- spread public knowledge when the AGFD employee engaged the CBD to produce a substitute habitat model for New Mexico. "The-payment itself, one cent below the level we understand requires Commission approval, raises serious questions about the AGFD employee's intentions," Coping said. "These [issues involve] au- thority and abuse of such, im- proper bias, conflict of interest, and the unprecedented extrater- ritorial extension of AGFD au- thority over the State of New Mexico." wrote Dennis Parker, the wildlife biologist/attorney who authored the comments. "These facts alone warrant sus- pension of any critical habitat designation for the jaguar in the United States until this sermus situation is fully investigated and explained." he added. At least two of the supposed "verified" jaguars mentioned in the Arizona habitat models were likely not naturally occurring, but rather, animals of foreign origin captured and imported into the United States for the purpose of "guaranteed" hunting At least 9 such imported jaguars were intro- duced into New Mexico in 1972 and 1973 alone, including at least one female that escaped. Recent journal-published studies from Brazil prove that both the range and numbers of jaguars expanded where domes- tic livestock were introduced, due to the more deiendable prey base. In fact, Brazilian cattle ranches support the highest densities and numbers of jaguars found any- where. Moreover. both the his- toric and the recent record of tran- sient jaguar occurrences in the Southwest indicate that modern, highly controlled livestock graz- ing poses no threat to the few jag- uars that sometimes wander across the Mexican border onto neighboring Arizona and New Mexico ranchlands. All of the cifien organiza- tions represented in the carefully documented letter sent to the USFWS care deeply about the management of landscapes in Ari- zona and New "Mexico where ranching has been and continues to be the dominant land use keep- ing habitat largely intact and un- developed for more than 300 years. Consider the Facts Dear Hidalgo County Voters, I write this letter as a mother, grandmother and businessperson who is gravely concerned with the economic situation facing our state. I write regarding our state's economy and loss of jobs. I recently read an interview where Diane Denish stated that New Mexico's economic woes were mostly due to the "global eco- nomic recession" and that we're "better off than many others." This was within clays of new reports that show New Mexico is one of only seven states (out of 50) that are stiff bogged down in a recession. New Mexico also continues to have the dubious dis- tinction of being tied for second place in highest job loss rates. Unsurprisingly, it seems that Diane Denish is completely out of touch when it comes to understanding the gravity of the jobs situation in New Mexico, and the bold action that will be re- quired to fix it. When Denish deflects concern over our economic situation and blames it solely on the global recession in the face of this evidence, it becomes clear that she will not act with the sense of urgency our next governor will need in order to bring New Mexico back from the bottom of the economic barrel. Over the past eight years under the Richardson/Denish ad- manafi0n oul ueglgDya :tsiaNew MMco have ,rise 43%. Given tiiese moT Feeem numbers,describing the dire state 9f otr economy, it becomes clear that this is not a hiccup, but a pattern of failure on job creation. I cannot imagine how this would change if Diane Denish becomes our next governor. I encourage all voters to please .consider the facts and ask yourselves - Will another four years with Denish at the helm be better than the past eight have been under the Richardson/Denish administration? I honestly believe the answer is no. The choice is yours. I pray the voters not only here in Hidalgo but across the state will lay aside party politics and consider the issues and what is best for all of us who live and raise our families here in New Mexico. Respectfully, PAID BY SHEILA MASSEY Sheila Massey Happy Retirement, Joe! l_rdsburg-Hidalgo Library Friends Library Fall Oct. 25-NOV. 5 lI*' "