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Comment by Laura F. Sanchez on December 18, 2013 at 7:47am

But . . . but if New Mexico had tougher laws against animal abusers, Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas and other dealers couldn't sponsor coyote killing contest or prairie dog killing contests. IT WOULD BE BAD FOR BUSINESS!! AND JOBS!! SQUAWK! SCREECH!! SCREAM!!

Comment by Krista on December 18, 2013 at 8:18am

Carlsbad Caverns is another Heritage Site!  New Mexico has quite a few of those 17, so there must be some poor states who have none.  

Comment by AbqRikk on December 18, 2013 at 10:06am

"But Albuquerque — or the Burq, as locals call it — is where I like to go."  Who the heck has ever called Albuquerque 'the Burq?' 

Comment by Phil_0 on December 18, 2013 at 11:24am

Krista, NM technically has three since Chaco Canyon, Aztec and a bunch of lesser-known Chacoan sites are lumped together in a single multi-part "Chaco Culture Heritage site." Still, nearly 18% of the US's total right here in New Mexico? In this area at least we seem to be doing alright.

Comment by Benny the Icepick on December 18, 2013 at 1:05pm

Anyone else want to start a petition to declare the Frontier a Heritage Site so we could have one right here in the Burq?

Comment by Phil_0 on December 18, 2013 at 1:26pm

Think that would convince them to stay open 24/7 again? If so, I am on board.

Comment by once banned twice shy on December 18, 2013 at 2:27pm

The writer of that "Burq Antique Heaven" article lives in Santa Fe.  So. 

Comment by Phil_0 on December 18, 2013 at 2:32pm

I noticed that too, OBTS. I wonder how often she gets down to the Burq? Maybe it's all a put-on?

Comment by Krista on December 18, 2013 at 2:43pm

Plus, Taos Pueblo.  I knew that the others were in CO and AZ, but still NM has several!

Comment by Patrick on December 18, 2013 at 4:20pm

Pretty significant difference in teacher pay for NM vs. other states.  10K below average won't attract the best and the brightest.  I say Alan Webber for Governor.  I think his progressive, intelligent approach to solving problems is what New Mexico needs!

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