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Opinion: Community input needed on Carson National Forest

Through our collaborative effort in revising the Carson National Forest plan, public involvement has been valuable in aligning future management concepts with the needs and values of nearby … more

Opinion: Young people speak their minds

On March 24, I joined thousands of others in Santa Fe for the "March For Our Lives" to protest the epidemic of gun violence in America. more

Trump deportation plan morally repugnant and cannot be tolerated

We have to believe that President-elect Trump will follow through on his campaign promises to deport several million Hispanics from the country and erect a wall along our southern border, including in New Mexico. There is no reason for him to not … more

Opinion: Suggestions for solving Taos' traffic woes

First of all, I want to mention the runway (at the Taos Regional Airport) that was completed after many years of controversy. more

Opinion: Archdiocese continues to address sexual abuse

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Sept. 12, 2017, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe released a list of 74 priests, deacons and religious who have been accused of sexual abuse of children. The … more

Opinion: Time is now for Taos, world powered only by renewable energy

Around four years ago a non-profit called Renewable Taos was founded with the mission to transition Taos and our surrounding region to 100 percent renewable energy that is locally produced by facilities that are locally owned. This original mission … more

Teaching in the era of Trump comes with challenges, sorrow

I am a special education teacher for preschool and elementary level in the public schools. I posted this entry on Facebook in reflection on the first day of work as a teacher after a Trump victory. It got a bunch of shares and a receptive response. … more

Judi Cantu: ‘I would love to contribute my never welcomed ideas’

I am grateful for the recent actions as it finally got the attention of the people to question the happenings at town hall. People need to ask themselves if the cancelling of cable and the Taos Live … more

Hope for election landslide turns out to be a mudslide

Morning, Nov. 8. I’m giddy, practicing the phrase “Madam President,” letting it roll off my tongue. I envision a landslide, a total repudiation of anger and misogyny, cruelty and racism. I feel her in my bones. She is not the preferred vessel … more

Opinion: Money spent on classroom instruction well-spent

Studies indicate that how education dollars are spent is as important as how much is spent. These reports confirm that student achievement improves when schools spend more of their budgets on … more
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