Cartoon spoofs Taos Ski Valley flap

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 5:37 PM
Cartoon spoofs Taos Ski Valley flap

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

New Mexico Watchdog’s story late last week about the controversial drug sweep that ticked off patrons at the Taos Ski Valley — including former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson — has prompted an editorial cartoon.

Mike Shelton of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and offers this take on the U.S. Forest Service concentrating on New Mexico — presumably because its law enforcement officers don’t have to spend much time in Colorado since the Rocky Mountain State legalized marijuana:

taos ski valley cartoon by mike shelton of

You can click here to read the New Mexico Watchdog story on the Forest Service ordering an “after-action review” of the Feb. 22 incident that netted just a few citations and warnings — including cracked windshields.

By the way, New Mexico Watchdog is funded through the Franklin Center.

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