To all bicyclists, thank you to those of you who have bells or other ways of warning pedestrians you are coming from behind them. I’d also like to say some of us walki…

      I was heartened by the article (“Endangered gray wolf population on the rise in the Southwest,” March 22) about how the endangered Mexican gray wolf population is reco…

        There is a concern expressed by some that adding $600 to unemployment benefits will encourage people not to seek paid work because they will be getting more money than…

          One of our own is gone before his time, New Mexico’s first victim of a virus that knows no boundaries. The federal government is failing America at every level. Heartl…

            I just got a postcard from the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a website called coronavirus.gov. It has large bold type on the front t…

            Letters to the Editor

            Sharing our humanity

              We need to think more about our City of Holy Faith discouraging us from giving financial help directly to homeless and needy people asking for assistance at intersecti…

              Letters to the Editor

              New Mexico needs voting by mail

                As a former five-year resident of Washington state, I enjoyed the security of the mail-in election ballot that Washington has had in place for I don’t know how many ye…

                  We love our Santa Fe restaurants. Let us keep them healthy while we keep ourselves healthy. Buy a gift card from your favorite restaurant. They need our support, as ma…

                    Our family is grateful that New Mexico has a governor that is taking a decisive, information-based approach to controlling the spread of coronavirus. Crises management…

                      After watching national news on our federal response to coronavirus, I want to say how much better it feels to have Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and solid legislative a…

                        Hiking is one way to experience “normalcy” in today’s COVID-19 world. For some, hiking is a regular part of life. Others are finding new ways to mitigate the challenge…

                          I am suggesting that it would be a healthy idea for individuals, as well as demonstrating concern for their families, their friends and their communities, to trim long…

                            Dr. Stephen Joseph’s proposal (“We want to help,” Letters to the Editor, March 19) to have city and county authorities bring together Santa Fe’s community of retired m…

                            Letters to the editor

                            Here's the new normal

                              At this writing, it is midafternoon and the Railyard is eerily silent. No trains. REI and the Violet Crown Cinema are both closed. About the only people around are dog…

                              Letters to the editor

                              What's the governor thinking?

                                The Public Regulation Commission has been in the PERA Building since it started operating in January 1999, which was also when I began working there (“Embattled PRC to…

                                  Last Sunday’s letters included Mary Burton Risely’s letter (“Do we really want LANL in Santa Fe?” Letters to the Editor, March 15). We are already here.

                                  Letters to the editor

                                  We share a common humanity

                                    We are isolating so that we do not infect others. We are helping those we can help. We are sharing what we have. All around the world we are seeing expressions of kind…

                                      I am seeking leadership from our state elected officials to set up a conversation on the pending loss of the nearly 40-year-old multicultural mural by Gilberto Guzman …

                                      Letters to the editor

                                      Remember to think of community

                                        Whoever you are, stop hoarding food! Think of those within our community, such as the elderly and the disabled, or parents trying to feed their children, who can’t be …

                                        Letters to the editor

                                        Give Max the boot

                                        Max Boot, in his Washington Post editorial (“Sadly, it’s a popularity contest,” Santa Fe New Mexican, March 12) attacks Joe Biden as “old, inarticulate, uninspiring, a…

                                          What comes to mind for most people when they hear “Santa Fe” are art, music; the beautiful natural setting with access for hiking, skiing, backpacking; cultural and ar…

                                          Letters to the editor

                                          People, let's honor our dogs

                                            In response to the recent New Mexican editorial (“Dogs deserve humane treatment,” Our View, March 10), I would like to remind people that our ancestors made a binding …

                                            Letters to the editor

                                            Are nine justices enough?

                                              We don’t have a real U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, we have the judicial arm of the Republicans, an arm that allowed the political process to be flooded with money, perm…

                                                I am dismayed that the city of Santa Fe — the City of Holy Faith — has, without community involvement, chosen to post signs at intersections to discourage the small ha…

                                                To maintain his momentum and seal his advantage, former Vice President Joe Biden needs to do three things quickly. First, offer Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., the vic…

                                                Letters to the editor

                                                More immigrants not the answer

                                                  When are we going to learn that “more people” is not the answer to economic growth? In a New Mexican editorial from the Washington Post (“Truth is, America needs immig…

                                                    In response to Veronica García’s op-ed to implement school board member Kate Noble’s plan to spend $250,000 on a study on inequity in the Santa Fe Public Schools: I am…

                                                      I read recently that Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and staff came face to face with the homeless right there in City Hall (“A reminder of homelessness at mayor’s door as …

                                                      Letters to the editor

                                                      'Red-flag' law a winner

                                                        Thank you to all the sponsors, supporters and activists who helped pass the critically needed Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act (“Gov. signs ‘red-flag’ legisla…

                                                          While New Mexico currently has no cases of COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus disease), employers and businesses should be as prepared as possible to implement po…

                                                          A recent article on the homeless was very well done (“A reminder of homelessness at mayor’s door as he tackles issue,” Feb. 23).

                                                          Letters to the editor

                                                          Tethering dogs is wrong

                                                            With the city’s current attempt to bring its animal services ordinance up to date, it was with great sadness I read your article (“Ban on chaining dogs is rejected by …

                                                            Letters to the editor

                                                            No one knows who can beat Trump

                                                            Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has no idea which Democratic nominee is best suited to beat President Donald Trump in November (“Santa Fe mayor backs Bloomberg,” Feb. 20). …

                                                            Letters to the editor

                                                            Stoking the flames of rage

                                                              No doubt President Donald Trump will attempt to pardon himself just as he has those criminals deemed to be “his people” (Trump’s pardons: A corruption of mercy,” Anoth…

                                                              Letters to the editor

                                                              Slow down and drive safely

                                                                Two fatalities and multiple injuries on St. Francis Drive are truly tragic (“1 dead, 4 hurt in morning crash on St. Francis Drive,” Feb. 21; Santa Fe man, 87, identifi…

                                                                  Trump’s new kind of nationalism: There’s nothing wrong with engaging foreign governments against one’s own citizens on one’s own behalf, even if it endangers the whole…

                                                                  Elena Ortiz’s My View (“This is Native land; remember that,” Feb. 9) contains dangerous inaccuracies. I will focus on two. First, defamatory images of Jewish soldiers …

                                                                  Letters to the editor

                                                                  Bloomberg in the White House?

                                                                  Congratulations, Mr. Mayor (“Santa Fe mayor backs Bloomberg,” Feb. 20). You just endorsed for president a sexist, racist, arrogant, out-of-touch individual who has ref…

                                                                  Letters to the editor

                                                                  Saving nature requires a plan

                                                                    Sen. Tom Udall’s My View (“Look to my father’s vision to confront climate crises,” Feb. 16) filled me with hope because he has a plan to save the environment. I applau…

                                                                      If Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Martin and other “world-famous” artists were the ones who painted the mural on the former Halpin State Archives Building, state, city and mu…

                                                                        The rampant teacher shortage in New Mexico and elsewhere comes as no surprise given how little respect has been shown the profession the past two decades (“Dire search…

                                                                          After reading this morning of the very sad death of an elderly gentleman in an accident that put his 92-year-old wife in the hospital, I am wondering what it will take…

                                                                            Industry pollution, spills and violations have skyrocketed during the oil industry’s boom, while enforcement has all but disappeared. In its first year, Gov. Michelle …

                                                                            Letters to the editor

                                                                            Do we want another four years?

                                                                            Steve Pearce, in his recent My View (“President Trump is forever acquitted, bound for reelection,” Feb. 9) pointed out that just under 63 million Americans voted for t…

                                                                            New Mexico has an important opportunity to improve the health of New Mexicans by addressing the latest threats from tobacco. Kudos to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for p…

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                                                                            My View David Fernández de Taos

                                                                            Blessings for Holy Week in El Norte

                                                                            We are now arrived at La Semana Santa, or Holy Week, and the beginning of the three-day Paschal Triduum, or the three days of the Christ’s pas…

                                                                            My View Lawrence W. Gernon

                                                                            No need to reinvent the wheel

                                                                            As the numbers of coronavirus/COVID-19 cases in the United States rose, we had several weeks, if not two months, to plan and prepare for our r…

                                                                            My View Isabella Rusher

                                                                            Isolation

                                                                            Isolation is quiet yet captivating

                                                                            My View Martin Levy

                                                                            A Passover unlike any other

                                                                            I love the tastes, aromas and memories of the Passover holiday. This first night of the Seder speaks of spring cleaning, the story of freedom,…

                                                                            My View Leah Jo Carnine

                                                                            Reduce inmate population now

                                                                            I am a medical provider in Albuquerque and recently signed a letter with 60 other local medical providers directed at county and state officia…

                                                                            While New Mexicans are being asked to take extraordinary precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration …

                                                                            My View Tanya Stickford and Virginie Pointeau

                                                                            Put New Mexicans to work for what comes next

                                                                            “We are crew, not passengers, strengthened by acts of consequential service to others.” — Kurt Hahn (1886-1974), founder of Outward Bound and …

                                                                            It’s been 150 years since the U.S. fought a war on its soil, but today we are on the brink of one, and we all need to do our part. It is now c…

                                                                            During this stay-at-home order, focus on hyperlocal activities in your backyard or walks around the block rather than trekking in the mountains.

                                                                            My View Wolf Schneider

                                                                            Scared — but not bored

                                                                            My friend, Amy Hoban, always said, “Only boring people get bored.” It made me realize I should take responsibility for boredom instead of succ…