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There is some confusion surrounding the Carson National Forest's Land Management Plan comment process and we want to clarify a critical point: you do not have to pick only Alternative 3 if you support recreation, or go "all in" on Alternative 4 if you value wetlands. This is a false choice. You can have both. Be specific about what parts of each alternative you prefer. more
The U.S. Forest Service controls millions of acres in Northern New Mexico. But only a tiny fraction of that land consists of wetlands and streams. So it makes sense for federal land managers to treat vulnerable riparian areas differently than rangeland. more
I arrived in Taos after a lifetime of the poisoned air of Los Angeles. I lived in Taos, rejoicing in its clear skies and clear air, for quite some time before I fully realized that water shortage is our Achilles' heel. more
I am a recovered alcoholic. I am all for someone taking responsibility for their own actions and seeking inpatient treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. I am, however, against Rafael Orozco, a violent gang member, and other bullies like him from him using addiction as an excuse to avoid prison. more
I am privileged and excited to officially announce that I will run in the 2020 election to retain my seat on the town of Taos Council. more
Remember the "peace dividend"? Ha-ha, I know I'm laughing, too. For those of you who can't recall or never heard the term, the idea of a peace dividend was brought about right after the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union came to an end. more
Our land and wildlife heritage is sacred to our identity and family histories. We feel blessed to have been born to this place and to our familias whose lives have been shaped by this land here in Northern New Mexico. We want to see this heritage continue for future generations. more
In 1990, the New Mexico Legislature passed a long and complex bill changing the way that state and federal pensions were taxed (and raising more than $13 million for state government). Buried on the second to last page of that bill was a single line that imposed the state's income tax on Social Security benefits. This provision received no public scrutiny. more
Progress on improving public education in New Mexico is off to a strong start thanks to the collaborative work of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Democratic-led Legislature. more
Here in Taos County, our community has strong values for our land and water heritage. For many of us, whose families are deeply rooted here, this began in our childhood as we camped, fished, hunted or gathered piñon with our parents, grandparents and extended family. more
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