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Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president
Politics

Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president (November 8, 2017)

Voters of the Mescalero Apache Tribe elected Arthur 'Butch' Blazer as president.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A Mescalero Apache music legend passes on
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: A Mescalero Apache music legend passes on (May 30, 2017)

A. Paul Ortega, the Apache musician and traditional healer, died on May 17 at his home in Mescalero Territory in New Mexico.

Mescalero Apache woman hosts fundraiser for Miss United States
National

Mescalero Apache woman hosts fundraiser for Miss United States (June 23, 2016)

Vanessa Hernandez is proud to represent her tribe as she prepares for the pageant later this summer.

Mescalero Apache Tribe hosts Gus Macker basketball tournament
Sports

Mescalero Apache Tribe hosts Gus Macker basketball tournament (June 1, 2016)

The event -- the first of its kind in Indian Country -- will be held June 25-26 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico.

Mescalero Apache woman to compete for Miss United States
National

Mescalero Apache woman to compete for Miss United States (April 29, 2016)

Vanessa Hernandez, who works at her tribe's Inn of the Mountain Gods, was crowned Miss New Mexico.

Man pleads guilty for dealing meth on Mescalero Apache Nation
Law

Man pleads guilty for dealing meth on Mescalero Apache Nation (February 11, 2016)

Wallace Rice, 23, admitted that he sold .75 grams of the drug to an undercover federal agent.

Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians
Health

Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians (January 28, 2016)

Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.

Mescalero Apache Tribe holds inauguration for leadership posts
Politics

Mescalero Apache Tribe holds inauguration for leadership posts (January 13, 2016)

President Danny Breuninger, Sr. and Vice President Gabe Aguilar were sworn into office and are both serving their second terms on the tribal council.

Dozens charged for dealing meth on Mescalero Apache Nation
Law | National

Dozens charged for dealing meth on Mescalero Apache Nation (December 14, 2015)

Federal authorities said a 51-year-old tribal member named Lorenzo Saenz led the drug trafficking ring on the reservation.

Mescalero Apache Nation reopens pool after lengthy absence
Sports

Mescalero Apache Nation reopens pool after lengthy absence (July 15, 2015)

The tribe spent three months renovating a pool that had been closed for seven years.

Mescalero Apache Nation honors graduates with scholarships
Education

Mescalero Apache Nation honors graduates with scholarships (June 10, 2015)

The tribe celebrated 48 high school students and awarded scholarships to 10 achievers.

Mescalero Apache Nation holds liquor referendum on May 12
Law | Politics

Mescalero Apache Nation holds liquor referendum on May 12 (May 6, 2015)

Members will determine whether to close the package liquor store, also known as the tribal bar.

Mescalero Apache Nation holds grand opening for first zip line
Business | National

Mescalero Apache Nation holds grand opening for first zip line (February 20, 2015)

The Apache Wind Rider Ziptour starts at an elevation of 11,500 feet, making it the highest zip tour in the world.

Mescalero Apache Tribe hopes to draw tourists with two zip lines
Business

Mescalero Apache Tribe hopes to draw tourists with two zip lines (August 15, 2014)

Two zip lines -- including one that will take visitors at speeds nearing 60 mph -- will open in October.

Mescalero Apache Nation man sentenced for meth trafficking
Law

Mescalero Apache Nation man sentenced for meth trafficking (July 30, 2014)

Gabriel Gene Ortega, 34, admitted that he manufactured the drug on the reservation.

Young member from Mescalero Apache Tribe dies in drowning
National

Young member from Mescalero Apache Tribe dies in drowning (July 2, 2014)

Keena Frizzell was an employee of the tribe's gaming facility.

Mescalero Apache Tribe seeks Congressional bill for land swap
Business | Politics

Mescalero Apache Tribe seeks Congressional bill for land swap (April 11, 2014)

The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico is pursuing a land swap through an act of Congress.

Opinion: President Obama helps tribes protect cultural heritage
Opinion

Opinion: President Obama helps tribes protect cultural heritage (March 26, 2014)

Holly Houghten, the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico, supports efforts by President Barack Obama to protect important cultural sites on public lands.

Mescalero Apache Nation puts surplus housing units to good use
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Mescalero Apache Nation puts surplus housing units to good use (February 26, 2014)

The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico is putting surplus military housing units to good use.

Mescalero Apache Tribe to consider salaries for leadership
Politics

Mescalero Apache Tribe to consider salaries for leadership (January 29, 2014)

A proposal to adjust the salaries of the two top leaders of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico is stirring controversy.

NPR: Forced walk leaves lasting impacts on Navajo Nation
National

NPR: Forced walk leaves lasting impacts on Navajo Nation (January 27, 2014)

NPR reports on the Long Walk, a forced march of Navajo and Apache people, and its legacy on the Navajo Nation.

Mescalero Apache Nation inaugurates new set of leaders
Politics

Mescalero Apache Nation inaugurates new set of leaders (January 24, 2014)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico inaugurated a new set of leaders last week.

Mescalero Apache Nation elects Danny Breuninger  as president
Politics

Mescalero Apache Nation elects Danny Breuninger as president (November 7, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico elected Danny Breuninger Sr. as president.

Judge clears way for opening of horse slaughtering  facilities
Environment | Law

Judge clears way for opening of horse slaughtering facilities (November 4, 2013)

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to prevent the opening of horse slaughtering facilities.

Mescalero Apache Nation reports results of primary election
Politics

Mescalero Apache Nation reports results of primary election (October 4, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico held a primary election on Tuesday.

Mescalero Apache  Nation names Sandra Platero as president
Politics

Mescalero Apache Nation names Sandra Platero as president (August 28, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico has named Sandra Platero as president.

Judge requires bond of    nearly $500K in     horse slaughter  lawsuit
Business | Environment | Law

Judge requires bond of nearly $500K in horse slaughter lawsuit (August 9, 2013)

A federal judge ordered animal rights groups to post a bond of nearly $500,000 in a controversial horse slaughtering lawsuit.

Horse slaughtering plant draws interest from Indian Country
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Horse slaughtering plant draws interest from Indian Country (August 2, 2013)

A controversial horse slaughtering plant in southern New Mexico has drawn the interest of tribes and individual Indians across the country.

Opinion: Franciscan friars say goodbye to Mescalero Apaches
Opinion

Opinion: Franciscan friars say goodbye to Mescalero Apaches (July 16, 2013)

Henrietta Stockel on the last of the Franciscan friars on the Mescalero Apache Nation in New Mexico.

Mescalero Apache Tribe  puts  top two leaders on paid leave
Politics

Mescalero Apache Tribe puts top two leaders on paid leave (May 23, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico placed its top two leaders on paid leave. President Frederick Chino Sr. and Vice President Sandra Platero will be on leave while the...

Mescalero Apache Nation explores for rare earth elements
Environment

Mescalero Apache Nation explores for rare earth elements (May 10, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico is exploring for rare earth elements on its reservation. The tribe is working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the project. Exploration...

Mescalero Apache Nation looking to reacquire ancestral lands
Environment | National

Mescalero Apache Nation looking to reacquire ancestral lands (April 26, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Nation is looking to reacquire a portion of its ancestral territory in southern New Mexico. President Frederick Chino said the land at issue was reserved for the...

Mescalero Apache Tribe  to participate in annual mescal roast
Environment

Mescalero Apache Tribe to participate in annual mescal roast (April 24, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico will participate in the annual Mescal Roast, which has been moved to a new location this year. The tribe will conduct ceremonial prayers...

Apache tribes celebrate 100 years of freedom for war prisoners
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Apache tribes celebrate 100 years of freedom for war prisoners (April 8, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma celebrated the 100th anniversary of the release of their ancestors as prisoners of war. After...

Mescalero Apache Tribe backs permits for horse slaughters
Environment | Law

Mescalero Apache Tribe backs permits for horse slaughters (April 3, 2013)

Another tribe is calling on the Department of Agriculture to allow horse slaughtering. President Frederick Chino Sr. of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico says the resumption of slaughtering...

 Celebration planned for 100 years of    of Chiricahua freedom
National

Celebration planned for 100 years of of Chiricahua freedom (April 2, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma will be commemorating 100 years of freedom for the Chiricahua people this weekend. The...

Mescalero Apache Nation water leasing measure  introduced
Environment | Politics

Mescalero Apache Nation water leasing measure introduced (March 27, 2013)

H.R.1377, a bill to help the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico lease its water, was introduced in the House on March 21. The Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act...

Mescalero Apache  Tribe to  share  per cap from $33M settlement
Law | Trust

Mescalero Apache Tribe to share per cap from $33M settlement (December 4, 2012)

The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico will be sharing a portion of its $32.8 million trust fund settlement. The tribe approved a per capita payment of $1,500. The checks...

Mescalero Apache man sentenced for  sexual   abuse of a minor
Politics

Mescalero Apache man sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor (November 6, 2012)

Manuel Coronado Cervantes, a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sexual abuse of a minor. Cervantes, 59, pleaded...

Petitions ask Mescalero Apache Tribe to share  trust settlement
Law | Trust

Petitions ask Mescalero Apache Tribe to share trust settlement (October 31, 2012)

A member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico is circulating petitions to distribute a $33 million trust fund settlement on a per capita basis. Joseph Geronimo wants each...

Mescalero Apache Tribe urged to share $33M trust   settlement
Law | Trust

Mescalero Apache Tribe urged to share $33M trust settlement (October 30, 2012)

The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico is being urged to distribute a $33 million trust fund settlement on a per capita basis. The issue was brought up at a...

House backs Mescalero Apache Nation water leasing measure
Politics

House backs Mescalero Apache Nation water leasing measure (September 20, 2012)

By a voice vote, the House passed H.R.1461, the Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act, on Wednesday. The bill allows the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico to lease contract...

Arthur Blazer: Helping tribes diversify their sources of energy
Opinion

Arthur Blazer: Helping tribes diversify their sources of energy (August 6, 2012)

"Across rural America, biomass like wood pellets and wood chips is helping communities diversify their energy sources, create jobs, and save money on utility bills. At the Forest Service, we...

Mescalero Apache Nation wins decision on telecommunications
Law | Technology

Mescalero Apache Nation wins decision on telecommunications (July 18, 2012)

The Mescalero Apache Nation will remain the primary provider of telecommunications service on the reservation, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission ruled. Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc opposed an attempt by...

Twyla Rayne: Sacred place in New Mexico worthy of protection
Opinion

Twyla Rayne: Sacred place in New Mexico worthy of protection (May 10, 2012)

"I am an Apache Indian from the Mescalero reservation. Otero Mesa is more than just a place to me, it's a sanctuary. It is a place of peace, understanding and...

Settlement amounts in tribal trust cases cover big range
Law | National | Trust

Settlement amounts in tribal trust cases cover big range (April 12, 2012)

The Obama administration announced trust settlements with 41 tribes on Wednesday, with confirmed amounts ranging from $25,000 to $193 million. On the lower end, the Nooksack Tribe in Washington will...

Mescalero Apache Nation president loses bid for re-election
Politics

Mescalero Apache Nation president loses bid for re-election (November 9, 2011)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico elected a new president on Tuesday. Incumbent Mark Chino lost to Frederick Chino Sr., a former vice president. The tally was 647 for...

Mescalero Apache Nation announces results of primary election
Politics

Mescalero Apache Nation announces results of primary election (October 7, 2011)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico held a primary election on Tuesday. Incumbent President Mark Chino, who is seeking a fourth two-year term in office, will face Frederick Chino...

KRWG: Mescalero Apache  Nation   using grant for language work
Education

KRWG: Mescalero Apache Nation using grant for language work (September 14, 2011)

"A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will help the Mescalero Apache Tribe and a New Mexico State University professor preserve and maintain Apache languages on the...

HCN: Mescalero Apache Nation worried about drilling and mining
Environment

HCN: Mescalero Apache Nation worried about drilling and mining (August 17, 2011)

"The decade-long tussle over energy development in New Mexico's Otero Mesa has been reinvigorated recently, as hardrock mining claims now threaten the region for the first time. Adding their voices...

Mescalero Apache Nation man  pleads guilty over assault
Law

Mescalero Apache Nation man pleads guilty over assault (May 18, 2011)

A member of the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico pleaded guilty to two assault charges. Gene Collins Ahidley, 28, admitted he assaulted his girlfriend with his fists, his feet...

Bill authorizes water leases for Mescalero Apache Nation
Politics

Bill authorizes water leases for Mescalero Apache Nation (April 14, 2011)

Legislation introduced in the 112th Congress would allow the Mescalero Apache Nation to lease its water rights to other communities The Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act authorizes leases of...

Letter: Protect Apache territory   from oil and gas development
Opinion

Letter: Protect Apache territory from oil and gas development (March 17, 2011)

"For hundreds of years the Mescalero Apache people roamed freely across the Southwest. They left little evidence of their presence, being likened by some to "mist on the land." Otero...

Virginia  Klinekole, former   Mescalero Apache chair, passes away
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Virginia Klinekole, former Mescalero Apache chair, passes away (March 15, 2011)

Virginia S. Klinekole, a former president of the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico, died on Sunday. Klinekole, who was born in 1924, was the first woman to lead the...