Our previous governor, Gov. Richardson, proposed to pardon Billy the Kid, and why not? He is seen by many as a Robin Hood figure, taking sides with the poor and the small land holders. The ladies loved him. Fluent in both Spanish and English, he attended local dances, dancing with the daughters of poor Spanish farmers. He gave them all of the attention they craved, and perhaps more.
Others say he is a yellow-bellied, low down, murdering snake. He played a major role in the Lincoln County Range War. If he had put a notch in the handle of his pistol for each man he killed, it would hurt one to hold the gun.
Gov. Martinez is now in office. She is a former district attorney. She wants Billy the Kid brought to justice and has put a price on his head. The arrest warrant has been prepared and a $10,000 reward will be given to the posse that serves said warrant. All bounty hunters are offered honorary deputy status to help in the hunt. Organize your posse now.
It does not matter that Billy the Kid was fatally shot by the sheriff of Lincoln County many years ago. The Governor wants him found. There is reason to believe he is not even under the tombstone bearing his name.
This is all a publicity gimmick dreamed up by the New Mexico Tourism Department. Signs have been set up around the state with clues to Billy’s whereabouts. Submit a picture of your posse in front of a sign and upload it to <a href="http://www.CatchTheKid.com.". When you have submitted enough clues and know where to arrest Billy, you will be issued an arrest warrant. The first posse to present the arrest warrant at the location where Billy the Kid is hiding gets the reward.
For the big, formal announcement click on <a href="http://www.wsmv.com/story/15083967/new-mexico-governor-places-bounty-on-billy-the-kid?".
Actual contest and promotional details will be found on <a href="http://www.CatchTheKid.com."
Sounds like fun. Come join us in the chase.
By the way, the monsoon is in progress. We have some rain (not much) almost every day. Some of the forest trails have been reopened.