My Turn
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I lived in Taos eight years ago, and I recently returned to this place that I love. On Saturday evening, I attended my first-ever production at the TCA. What I witnessed was astoundingly … more
The state’s Inspection of Public Records Act is like a sledgehammer – a powerful tool designed to ensure you can break loose information about how your government is serving you. more
A recent Taos News My Turn column (“A fresh perspective: ‘Where has common decency gone?’”) characterized a Taos visit by our governor as the scene of a … more
Right now the Carson National Forest is revising the Forest Management Plan for the entire forest. This type of revision takes place once in a generation. The last time the Carson developed a fresh … more
The last few years of plummeting state revenues made it clear, once again, New Mexico is over-reliant on tax revenue from the oil and gas industry and the Swiss cheese construction of New … more
Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year. In the U.S., suicide rates are highest during the spring. (In Taos it’s the fall). Suicide is the leading cause of death for ages 10-to-14 and the second-leading cause for ages 15-to-34. In … more
Lately, I keep running into the concept of “Community” in whatever I read and the interactions I have with various town residents. One of them, who had spent time at the Standing Rock … more
It’s increasingly rare for people to work at the same place for three years, let alone 36 years. That’s how long I worked for the Bureau of Land Management, one of the most important and … more
I have made my living for over 40 years on the public lands and waters of New Mexico. Having access to public land and water is vital to the livelihood of my business. My business has over 60 … more
During the summer of 2030 I went on a road trip through the Western United States. There was no particular plan, except to not use interstate highways nor to visit cities or towns easily accessible … more
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