We are indeed living in interesting times. It seems we have increasingly divided ourselves nationally and locally into two opposing camps: one camp in which we accept …

    There are two pandemics. One is the COVID-19 virus and the other is what some kindly call “willfull ignorance” and what I call sheer stupidity, which results in the sp…

      Decades ago when I moved to California, I had to drive through a traffic checkpoint so officers could see if I was carrying any fruit from elsewhere into their state. …

        The city website states the Genoveva Chavez Community Center ice rink will not reopen when the rest of the center opens on July 13, if that even happens, given the slo…

          I know life has been very challenging and folks might want to find a release from the stress by shooting off fireworks; however, the results could be devastating.

          Letters to the Editor

          Bring back free dump days

            During the pandemic, I’ve been taking a weekly hike on a 3-mile stretch of El Camino Real trail that starts off of Caja Del Rio Road.

            Kudos to Mayor Alan Webber, the City Council and merchants on the Plaza. I have been wondering how long it would take the city to help make the experience downtown a p…

              My fellow Americans, during this time of consciousness-raising regarding monuments erected in the name of conquest, oppression, racism and inhumanity, why not look to …

                Monuments are contextual, as nearly half of the letters to the editor last Sunday recognized. I spent many years visiting, studying and writing about modern memorials …

                  The Santa Fe Branch of the NAACP strongly condemns the heinous destruction of the popular India Palace restaurant on Sunday night by apparent white supremacists.

                    Santa Fe County must find its way to protect one of its valuable open spaces from the inevitable contamination that would result from leaving toxic mine tailings aband…

                      Could the tourism authors (“New Mexico tourism promises to put safety first,” My View, June 14) have misidentified their target audience? Walking around the Plaza and …

                        I am a white mother of a beautiful black son. I fear for his safety. White adults perceive my son as both older and bigger than he really is. My son is 3 years old. Wh…

                        Letters to the editor

                        Stimulus cards cause confusion

                          Congress provided us cash to stimulate the economy. The money would be deposited in bank accounts of those that had them. Fine. Then a few days ago, I got an unmarked …

                          I am concerned a very small minority of merchants and naysayers will undermine the proposal to close West San Francisco and other streets. If approved, this concept wo…

                            Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza was quoted in The New Mexican (“Santa Fe County sheriff withdraws budget request for AR-15 rifles,” June 9) regarding the need and…

                              The similarity of the death of a young white man, Daniel Turner, in Farmington from a police chokehold to George Floyd’s death reveals the fact that racism isn’t the u…

                              The public recently submitted 5,024 comments, most disapproving of the U.S. Forest Service’s proposal for the controversial 50,566 acre cutting/burning project in our …

                                Forrest Fenn’s treasure hunt captivated the country and was in the news for the past 10 years. People lost their lives looking for it. We all dreamed of finding it, an…

                                  During a pandemic and in times of civil unrest, it becomes clear that captions on TVs in public places such as restaurants, bars and waiting rooms must always be on du…

                                  Letters to the editor

                                  Seek justice through your vote

                                    The world has watched and is weighing in and acting on the horrific death of George Floyd. Thanks to cellphone videos, we live in a time where increasingly tragic inju…

                                    Regarding “Racism is just another virus” (Letters to the Editor, June 3): A virus is an intruder into a healthy organism; a bug, not a feature of a system. In contrast…

                                      Several recycling centers within the city of Santa Fe have been closed for several weeks, and the recycling dumpsters have been removed, requiring many of us to take i…

                                        Recently, the city of Santa Fe conducted an online survey, asking residents a series of impossible questions. Did we want to give up trash pickup? Maintaining streets?…

                                        Thanks to Teya Vitu for the piece in The New Mexican about self-employed folks who (supposedly) have been overpaid (“Self-employed worried after letter demands repayin…

                                          A helicopter flew circles around our city center for more than three hours Friday night. Aside from the noise and irritation, what possible purpose could this action a…

                                            It was a cold and windy winter day in the Albertsons parking lot when I noticed a man and woman walking with a dog. The two both were wrapped in several layers of used…

                                              Amid the horrific pain this county and our world are experiencing from the coronavirus pandemic, we have witnessed in the last few days another lethal virus that unfor…

                                              Letters to the editor

                                              The poop fairy is all fed up

                                                I can literally hold my nose no longer. On Sunday, I went hiking on Chamisa Trail. Leaving the parking area headed up the valley, it was an actual poop-a-thon. I count…

                                                  Thank you to The New Mexican for the May 22 piece (“Memorial Day weekend — a nightmare outdoors? Our View)” and the excellent story by Robert Nott, (“Illegal campfires…

                                                  We support Valerie Plame’s candidacy for Congress because we know that Valerie has given to enumerable organizations and causes since the day she arrived in New Mexico…

                                                    Santa Fe’s Quality of Life Committee has moved along a proposed city ordinance mandating face coverings. It heads via finance to the full council for consideration June 10.

                                                      The New Mexico Public Health Association recognizes Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her staff for decisive, data-driven leadership in fighting COVID-19 and maintaining…

                                                        The city of Santa Fe is considering many budget cuts, and libraries are among them. My children and I have been weekly (or more frequent) regulars at La Farge Branch L…

                                                          Wake up, New Mexico, before your U.S. post offices disappear. The Trump administration and the GOP are trying to defund the U.S. Postal Service so people cannot vote b…

                                                            Let’s assume “we’re all in this together.” Let’s assume that those of us who are able to continue working are doing so safely and, further, that those of us who are ab…

                                                              The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is supposed to be fostering the recovery of the Mexican gray wolf in Arizona and New Mexico, is instead using aerial gunning,…

                                                                Congress must guarantee that anyone who needs nutrition assistance is able to access it and increase benefits to better serve struggling families.

                                                                  Put crews to work by building drag-racing strips (“Spike in racers a drag for residents,” May 19). I’m sure the city owns land somewhere no one wants currently. In the…

                                                                    Los Alamos is well-known worldwide as the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Did we miss the opportunity for Los Alamos to be the birthplace of COVID-19 testing, treatment…

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                                                                    Despite the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pool has lifeguards in place, has passed city Health Department inspections, has chemicals for maintaining the pool and a plan for lane reservations in hourly intervals.

                                                                    My View Alexandra Lakind, Davielle Lakind and Robert Lundberg

                                                                    '8 Can't Wait' reforms don't go far enough

                                                                    Recent protests demand cities and counties rethink public safety and reckon with a long-held inability to recognize Black humanity. In respons…

                                                                    Few of our citizens realize that the Genoveva Chavez Community Center ice rink is considered to be the finest rink in the entire Rocky Mountai…

                                                                    My View Kenneth J. Martinez

                                                                    Social sea change comes when demanded

                                                                    There is a video circulating on social media of a beautiful little girl in a T-shirt trimmed in white eyelet lace, her smiling face aglow in p…

                                                                    My View Shanti Kaur Khalsa

                                                                    Hear the mighty call to action

                                                                    In May, we all stood as witness to the brutal murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis. The world is waking up and speaking o…

                                                                    There is an ominous eminence grise that is controlling crucial aspects of our lives: the conservative Federalist Society. It has picked the fi…

                                                                    The first time I went skating, my father took my sister and me to the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. We rented skates and my father tied th…

                                                                    Commentary MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM

                                                                    Well-being of children is a top priority

                                                                    On June 22, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its latest Kids Count rankings — and for the third year in a row, New Mexico ranked last in…

                                                                    My View: Danielle Gonzales

                                                                    Decolonize our education system

                                                                    Our state has a long, rich history — Santa Fe was declared the capital in 1610 (roughly the same time Jamestown was established in 1607) — but…

                                                                    A few years back, when I retired and moved to Northern New Mexico, I did so in part because of the cultural and historic character of the area.