Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday (Dec. 22) she had appointed Jack King, a Lincoln County rancher, to the Interstate Stream Commission. Three of the commission's nine members resigned in October, citing issues with the commission's legal ability to manage the state's water.
King is also a retired chief of the New Mexico Environment Department Environmental Health Bureau.
The governor also appointed John Cyle Sharp of Clovis to the state's Soil and Water Conservation Commission. "He is a rancher and board member of the National Association of Conservation Districts," the press release states.