"Rock of Talk"


October 23, 2020

In 2016, almost every pundit and pollster thought that Hillary Clinton would soundly defeat Donald Trump. They were wrong. In 2020, the “experts” are once again predicting a loss — and possibly a big one — for The Donald. Think they’ll get it right this time? KIVA is more than a little skeptical, and that’s why it […] More


October 21, 2020

Half the harm that is done in this world Is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm — but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it Because they are absorbed in the endless struggle To think well of themselves. […] More


October 20, 2020

Reason the mainstream media is dying #1: Steve Scully. C-SPAN’s political editor has admitted that he lied “about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci.” He is asking for “forgiveness” as he tries “to move forward in a moment of reflection and disappointment in myself.” […] More


October 17, 2020

Friday evening, brave and bold men and woman entered the KIVA to talk about their work to save the Land of Enchantment from “progressivism.”   The Piñon Post’s John Block stopped by first, to provide updates on how “leaders” in Santa Fe dithered while “violent anarchists” toppled a “historic monument in the heart” of New […] More


October 16, 2020

Coronavirus is out of control.   And there’s nothing anyone — including a hysterical and self-absorbed governor in the American Southwest — can do about it.   Well, it won’t be for lack of trying. On Thursday, Michelle Lujan Grisham delivered her most unhinged “public health” update yet. Exhibiting her usual lack of perspective, she […] More


October 15, 2020

The Golden State isn’t so golden anymore.

“Today,” writes Andrew Moran, “those with a modicum of judgment and respect for their pocketbook are heading anywhere that is not named California, attempting to flee the incompetent mismanagement of Governor Gavin Newsom and his Democratic friends in Sacramento on every subject, from the economy to civil liberties.” More

Politics & Opinion

No Debate Disaster. No National Embarrassment. No One Cares.

October 23, 2020

Paul Bois

During Thursday night’s presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden stepped onto a political landmine that will certainly cost him with working class Americans when he pledged to “transition” from the oil industry throughout his administration. More

Final Trump-Biden presidential debate: Top 5 moments

October 23, 2020

Tyler Olson The final debate of the 2020 presidential election between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden involved heated but substantive exchanges between the bitter rivals on issues from the coronavirus to the economy. For more info on this article click here. More

Joe Biden’s Proposal To Double the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour Won’t Help Small Businesses

October 23, 2020


Former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden wants to help small businesses during the pandemic by raising their labor costs with a minimum wage hike. More


October 23, 2020


Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal provides a summary of what Tony Bobulinski, backed up by documents, has to say about the business dealings of Joe and Hunter Biden. Bobulinski, a former Navy officer and past supporter of Democrats, was Hunter Biden’s business partner. More

President Trump’s Black Approval Soars After Debate

October 23, 2020

Jacob Palmieri

President Trump’s approval with Black Americans soared after last night’s debate.Great news for President Trump. It is becoming more and more clear that Black Americans are realizing that the Democrat party does not stand for them. They want their votes but never want to do anything to actually make their lives better. More

Amy Coney Barrett Will Be Confirmed Because Kavanaugh Battle Taught GOP To Stop Getting Played By Democrat Dirty Tricks

October 23, 2020

Mollie Hemingway

Amy Coney Barrett has not yet been confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate, but there is no question that her confirmation battle has gone much better than the one endured by Brett Kavanaugh and his supporters. More

Business & Economy

Local Leprino plant dealing with COVID spike

October 23, 2020

Lisa Dunlap One of the area’s largest employers is working with the state to contain COVID-19 cases at its plant.Leprino Foods Co. has had a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. According to the state, it has had 14 Rapid Response reports at its Omaha Road plant since Oct. 7. For more info on this article […] More

New report on decline of oil and gas industry should get lawmakers’ attention

October 23, 2020

James Jimenez From the super-computing work at our national labs to the out-of-this-world flights from our spaceport, evidence is abundant that New Mexico can meet current and future challenges with transformative solutions. For more info on this article click here. More

Fewer people collecting unemployment benefits in New Mexico, Santa Fe

October 23, 2020

The New Mexican

The number of people in Santa Fe County collecting unemployment benefits dropped to 9,231 Oct. 19 after reaching a peak of 13,785 in mid-June, state data shows.  For more info on this article click here. More

Portions of essential businesses could shut down following new health order

October 23, 2020


A New Mexico health order that takes effect on Friday could impact essential businesses that sell retail and groceries.Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials announced during a Tuesday press conference, that they will target “hot spot” establishments in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. More

UNM’s Project ECHO gets $237 million in federal funding

October 23, 2020

Gino Gutierrez

Project ECHO, the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s tele-mentoring initiative for medical providers, has been awarded $237 million dollars in federal funding. More

NTEC to expand interest in Four Corners plant

October 23, 2020

Arlyssa Becenti

Navajo Transitional Energy Company will get $75 million in order to keep Four Corners Power Plant running, and Navajo leadership is aware of the deal.PNM and NTEC have been in negotiations for six months for NTEC to acquire PNM’s share of the Four Corners, and the terms include NTEC getting $75 million. More

State & Local

Luna Fire reaches over 10,300 acres

October 23, 2020

Will Hooper, Morgan Timms As Thursday (Oct. 22) brought stronger winds to the area, the Luna Fire saw an increase in acreage to 10,300 acres, according to official reports.The fire headed north, touching parts of Quemado Canyon to the southwest, and headed northwest into the head of La Junta Canyon, and northeast into Bull Canyon, […] More

Dems eat Torres Small alive after she throws Biden under the bus in attempt to salvage political career

October 23, 2020

John Block

On Thursday, President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off for the final 2020 presidential debate where Biden was challenged on multiple fronts by the incumbent President. Probably most shockingly, Trump got Biden to admit on-air that he would flat-out destroy the oil and gas industry. More

Trump-Biden Debate; Did Fracking Talk Give Herrell An Opening In Congress Race? Plus: Haaland Opts For No TV Ads; Goes Digital And Woeful Broadband Persists In NM; Where’s The Plan?

October 23, 2020


The Trump campaign long ago gave up hope of winning New Mexico but not the southern congressional district where a fierce battle continues between Dem Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican challenger Yvette Herrell. And at last night’s presidential debate Trump may have inadvertently given Herrell’s chances a boost. Attorney and veteran political consultant Greg Payne analyzes the face-off: More

Yvette Herrell event reportedly goes on despite cease and desist order

October 23, 2020

Algernon D’Ammassa LAS CRUCES – A Republican Party rally and fundraising dinner for congressional candidate Yvette Herrell, both scheduled for Thursday, were reportedly canceled after state police served organizers a cease and desist order. For more info on this article click here. More

Archdiocese of Santa Fe to cease in-person Mass

October 23, 2020


SANTA FE – The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is halting in-person Sunday Mass after this weekend, citing New Mexico’s spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. More

Man Shot in Head in Calle Pajarito Housing

October 23, 2020

SUN Staff Report

Española City Police officers responded Sept. 24 to a report of a man shot in the head in the area of Calle del Sol and Pajarito.Officer Isaiah Anaya’s preliminary report states he arrived on scene at 3:08 p.m., to find a man later identified as Gary Medina, 37, Alcalde, lying in the road. Medina was awake but could not speak to Anaya. More


Trump announces deal between Sudan and Israel

October 23, 2020

WND Staff

Sudan and Israel have reached an agreement to normalize ties, President Trump announced Friday.It is the third Arab state this year to engage in U.S.-brokered talks that have resulted in peace agreements. More

Is China Now In Control of Our Flow of Information?

October 23, 2020

Shari Goodman

China’s desire for global dominance is no secret.  Since its entrance into the World Trade Organization in 1991 at the urging of Bill Clinton and Joe Biden, Americans have been aware of China’s economic and military rise to power. More

WSJ Columnist Pieces Together the Whole Corrupt China Scheme Hunter and Joe Biden Cooked Up

October 23, 2020

Matt Vespa

The final presidential debate is over, and yes, President Donald Trump brought up Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and the reported corrupt schemes that earned them millions of dollars. More

China Reviews Presidential Debate: ‘Constant Whining and Blaming’

October 23, 2020


China’s behavior, particularly the Party’s actions to hide the Chinese coronavirus pandemic from the world when it began as a localized outbreak in central Wuhan, loomed heavily over the opening of the debate, a discussion on how to address the pandemic. More

Blockbuster Report Reveals How Biden Family Was Compromised By China

October 23, 2020

Tyler Durden

In a day when half the US population remained transfixed by the ongoing revelations about the contents of Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” and the other half was doing everything in its power to ignore the news which the socials have conveniently been desperate to censor. More

The sons of “Chapo” against Rafael Caro Quintero in the incessant dispute for control of the Sonoran desert

October 23, 2020

Chivis Martinez Now that Joaquín el “Chapo” Guzmán is in custody, it is his sons who have continued with the drug trafficking business and have tried to maintain and extend the dominions of the Sinaloa Cartel. For more info on this article click here. More

Media & Sports

Steve Virgen: COVID is now Lobo football’s major rival

October 23, 2020


As soon as University of New Mexico football coach Danny Gonzales found out Tuesday the Lobos’ season opener at Colorado State on Saturday had been canceled, he turned his attention to their newest opponent: COVID-19. More


October 23, 2020


As OutKick has covered, there has been a nationwide debate about whether high school sports should be played during the COVID-19 epidemic. A new study, published by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, says that the “findings suggest that participation in sports is not associated with an increased risk of COVID-19 among Wisconsin high school student-athletes.” More

CBS Melts Down After Trump Releases Full 60 Minutes Interview

October 23, 2020

Luis Miguel

CBS News lashed out at President Trump on Thursday after he followed through with his promise to publish his complete 60 Minutes interview with the network’s Lesley Stahl in order to showcase what he considered to be biased questioning on the part of the broadcast veteran. More


October 23, 2020


Twelve years ago, when I trashed Sarah Palin in a Huffington Post column and across social media on a daily basis, no one cared. No one told me to stick to sports. More

Tom Brady’s bewildering explanation for not shaking Nick Foles’ hand

October 23, 2020

Jeremy Layton

Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears beat Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the Week 5 edition of “Thursday Night Football,” and the six-time Super Bowl champion caused a bit of a stir when he didn’t shake Foles’ hand at the end of the game, instead running straight to the locker room after the defeat. More

Alyssa Milano: ‘America or Trump, You Can’t Love Both’

October 23, 2020


“America or Trump. You can’t love both,” tweeted Milano following the second presidential debate between President Trump and 2020 Democrat candidate Joe Biden, who, during Thursday night’s debate, claimed, “We had a good relationship with Hitler before he invaded the rest of Europe.” Milano included the hashtag “#BidenWon.” More