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July 19, 2019 – Red or green? That’s New Mexico’s official state question. It shows just how important chile – ripe or otherwise – is to New Mexicans. So, when Governor Jared Polis of Colorado tweeted that his state’s Pueblo variety was the best in the world, New Mexico didn’t take it lying down. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the “chile war” heating up between Colorado and New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Inez Russell Gomez, Santa Fe New Mexican
Mary T. Torres, attorney

For Further Reading/Watching:

New Mexico chef challenges Colorado chefs to green chile cook-offKRQE

A Giant Leap for Española Chile, the First to be Grown in SpaceRio Grande SUN

The best tweets and memes from the New Mexico-Colorado Chile War of 2019Las Cruces Sun News