Kilmer In The Hot Seat

Albuquerque – San Miguel County commissioners want actor Val Kilmer to show up in the next 30 days to explain derogatory comments he's been quoted as making about northern New Mexico.

Kilmer has lived in the Pecos area near Santa Fe for more than two decades.

Residents complained about Kilmer at a commission meeting this week, alleging he's made disparaging comments about San Miguel County and veterans.

They also complain he's chased away people fishing on the Pecos River at his ranch.

San Miguel County Commission Chairman David Salazar says the commission wants to give Kilmer a chance to explain what he said or didn't say.

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