White Peak Movida Rejected by Supreme Court!!!!

Okay… I don’t know if I spelled “Movida” correctly but those in Northern New Mexico know what I am trying to say… :*)  A movida is basically good old boy politics or someone trying to pull a “fast one”.

I pulled the below article from the AP…

NM Supreme Court rejects state trust land swaps

Posted at: 01/25/2011 11:08 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico Supreme Court has rejected the exchange of state trust land for private land around White Peak in northeastern New Mexico, ruling the State Land Office did not follow a requirement for public auction of trust lands.

Former state Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons negotiated the land exchanges in 2009, but Attorney General Gary King challenged them since the land swaps had not been done by auction.

King had alleged Lyons violated New Mexico’s Enabling Act in approving the swap of 7,205 acres of trust land for 3,330 acres of ranch land owned by David Stanley.

Stanley had no comment Monday until he can read the Supreme Court decision.

Lyons says the Land Office followed the procedures used in a many other trust land exchanges.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)