It was a summer Josh Ingersoll won’t soon forget. After a long day of mowing lawns at Brush Ranch River Lodge in the Pecos Canyon, Ingersoll, 27, retired to the music hall, climbed behind his drum set and prepared to bang out some boredom.
Harold Moya, Jr. is behind the plate. It’s spring training 2013 for the umpire in the Pecos Baseball League. Moya, 46, peers over the catcher’s shoulder. The pitcher releases the ball and Moya flinches. Sharp pain shoots through his right knee. It happens again and again as the game progresses.
Before Karl Rábogo electrified an audience of 82 about the benefits of Santa Fe owning its own power company, technical difficulties caused him to pause. The audio malfunctioned at a recent forum held at the Scottish Rite Temple, sponsored by the Santa-Fe based clean energy nonprofit New Energy Economy.
Santa Fe got drenched again Sunday night with roughly a half-inch of chilly rain and hail—another soggy reminder that the state is finally getting reprieve from one of the worst droughts it’s encountered recently and experiencing one of the wettest Septembers on record.