As a co-founder of the Santa Fe chapter of Veterans For Peace, I would like to respond to your recent piece welcoming Los Alamos National Laboratory moving offices int…

      As employers and governments consider mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, we are once again arguing about the rights of the individual versus the rights and safety of the…

        I have practiced Indian law for over 50 years, mostly from my base here in Santa Fe. I argued twice in the U.S. Supreme Court for the Native side of vital issues, both…

          I am delighted to know the city of Santa Fe plans a long overdue project to replace outdated streetlights. The cost savings to be gained with energy-efficient lights a…

            On Monday, I felt as though the Senate Judiciary Committee silenced New Mexicans by not allowing more of us to provide public comment about Senate Bill 86, Use of Wate…

              It is apparent that we humans simply do not learn by our mistakes, especially when it comes to our “quick fix” schemes to further “control and manipulate” nature (“ ‘G…

                “They fly into my arms” — that’s what my sixth grade student told me (“An egg-cellent bill?” Feb. 15). I was teaching in a rural area, and my student, who was a little…

                  It is disturbing to see undeserving privileged people and line-jumpers who use shared codes stealing early vaccines. Being a handsome 75, I am eligible for a COVID-19 …

                    Because there is snow and extreme cold now, I want to remind my fellow New Mexico residents to keep your sidewalks cleared for pedestrians. This includes removing:

                      I found it irresponsible of The New Mexican to display a front-page photo of patrons in a bar without masks (“Hello, yellow,” Feb. 11.) Did no one think about the impa…

                        I have a photograph of the missing plaque on the path leading to the Cross of the Martyrs. It reads, “1598 The Viceroy of New Spain appointed Juan de Oñate as New Mexi…

                          Lower COVID-19 numbers, higher vaccination rates, longer days and the sun’s warmth have me feeling optimistic for spring. Why not galvanize residents to help with spri…

                            I like President Joe Biden’s “Amtrak Joe” moniker. I realized years ago that my almost-annual Amtrak trips were vital to my sense of American citizenship. Mostly I rid…

                              Parents and teachers of children who have missed a year of school because of the coronavirus should take note of the many children who missed several years of school d…

                                Santa Fe’s housing crisis makes international news — per the Guardian on Jan. 29 with the article, “As a ‘Zoom boom’ brings the wealthy to Santa Fe, locals are getting…

                                  Yesterday we watched five people walking and sliding on the ice that covers the pond in the Canyon Preserve at the top of Cerro Gordo and Canyon Road. Looking at the i…

                                    Thank you for your editorial encouraging the state to get teachers vaccinated as soon as possible so they feel safe returning to the classroom (“Back to school? Speed …

                                      Hikers and bikers, beware of unleashed dogs on our trails. Many years ago, my husband, now 79, was knocked off his bike by two unleashed dogs on a trail. He suffered a…

                                        I hope the New Mexico Legislature will pass House Bill 47, the Elizabeth Whitefield End of Life Options Act. This bill allows functioning adults with terminal illnesse…

                                          I am writing regarding the importance of passing House Bill 47 (the Elizabeth Whitefield End of Life Options Act). As a physician who has served on the University of N…

                                            Dear Genoveva Chavez Community Center: As annual members for the past seven years, we deeply regret not being able to visit your facility to work out. We feel your req…

                                            Letters to the Editor

                                            Where's my vaccine?

                                              I am an 85-year-old man living alone. I registered for the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the Department of Health made the public aware of the registration process. I ha…

                                                As Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said in the article (“New Mexico governor says she’ll support permanent fund draw,” Jan. 11), now is the time.

                                                  Guns should be outlawed at the Roundhouse and at protests. Guns create a reasonable expectation of violence and stifle free speech, resulting in poorer decisions by le…

                                                    With only a few days left in President Donald Trump’s term, it is reasonable to advocate, “Let’s move on and let the country heal.” Fair statement — in ordinary “bad” …

                                                      My wife, who is 54 years old, has recently been called to Santa Fe for jury duty. While she would like to appear and do her civic duty, it is clearly an unsafe space d…

                                                        Santa Fe’s three harm reduction programs supply people with clean needles, naloxone and other supplies to reduce the harms that come with injecting substances. However…

                                                          After last week’s invasion of the U.S. Capitol, many good people proclaimed: “This is not who we are.” We Americans are not gun-toting racist hooligans who invade gove…

                                                            I am shocked and dismayed at the admissions made in this piece (“Adjustment to energy act would protect consumers,” My View, Jan. 10) by three elected officials who vo…

                                                              Republican leaders: I dearly hope you’ve finally found your bottom and this crisis helps you to find the courage to change. Look within to admit you have used your men…

                                                                These men’s groups who proudly support President Donald Trump are aptly named — they have the experience, judgment, wisdom and perspective of 8-year-old boys.

                                                                  The attack on the United States Capitol and on our very government was horrific, but it did not “just happen.” This insurrection has been building for years with the f…

                                                                    It was a pleasure to see and read the column by State Historian Rob Martinez (“All monuments have their time,” Saturday, Jan. 2), and I hope the broader context he pro…

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                                                                    The city of Santa Fe wants to replace its high-pressure sodium street lamps with LED lamps having color temperatures of 3000 K and 4000 K. This plan is a grave mistake. It would reduce safety and turn charming Santa Fe into the most garishly lit city in our region.

                                                                    In the 78 years since Dorothy McKibbin set up shop, what we now call Los Alamos National Laboratory has spent $122 billion in today’s dollars.…

                                                                    This is in acknowledgement and praise of Officer José Rivera Suarez’s stepping outside the box to help a woman stranded by the highway. I was …

                                                                    As the 2021 legislative session continues, so does the divide: Republicans versus Democrats, rural New Mexico versus urban New Mexico. Our leg…