In the San Miguel County Commission’s mind, it’s the big, bad wolf. Others disagree.
Last week, the commission voted unanimously to ban the wolf — domestic and wild — from the county.
A month earlier, ranchers had asked the commission to pass such a change to its ordinances, saying that the animals would pose a threat to their livestock. It’s based on a fear that the federal government will launch a Mexican wolf reintroduction program in northern New Mexico, as it has done in the Gila National Forest in the southern part of the state.