You get an appointment for a COVID-19 test by registering online. The form asks for a cellphone number. Hello! Many people in New Mexico do not have cell service! So y…

      President Donald Trump likes to compare himself to past presidents, saying that he is as good as or even better than they were. I believe the two that he has mentioned…

        On Nov. 22, The New Mexican published an article from the New York Times headlined, “Two Western states a world apart on pandemic,” contrasting South Dakota’s laissez …

          The president is wasting our country’s time and money at a time when we have neither to spare. He’s still campaigning as if the campaign isn’t over, done, finished. He…

            I greatly appreciated your article (“Slammed by hunger,” Nov. 12) highlighting the great need for food aid in Northern New Mexico. Could you publish a listing of food …

              Hersch Wilson writes the most charming, heart-warming articles. His relationship to his fellow animal beings often bring smiles to my face and sometimes tears to my eyes.

                In the face of adversity lies opportunity. With the removal of our obelisk and the cultures, histories, art, reconciliation and truth commission being formed, Santa Fe…

                  As some President Donald Trump supporters cry and some President-elect Joe Biden supporters smile, I saw something today that hit me like a ton of bricks and caused me…

                    In my 80 years on this Earth, I have never written a letter to the editor of a newspaper, but today is the day! The state’s decision to close grocery stores is stupid,…

                      Let’s not rub it into their face. Be patient, be kind to President Donald Trump, have hope and trust in the process that Trump will be a good citizen and player in our…

                        You hear a lot about how President Donald Trump got millions of votes as if this somehow validates his irrational behavior. In a democracy, it is normal for competing …

                          In a democracy, informed and educated voters choose their leaders, and their voice and vote count. In an autocracy, thug rulers pick their weak-minded voters because t…

                            To President Donald Trump and all those who refuse to acknowledge Joe Biden as the winner of the recent election: Please remove the American flag pins from your lapels…

                              The obelisk marks the center of the city of Santa Fe. This city was laid out, as all the cities founded by the Spanish in the “New World” were, according to a plan. Th…

                                Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce clearly has fallen in lockstep (actually, goose step is a more accurate descriptor) behind his defeated president.…

                                  With all the vacant commercial and office space that exists in Santa Fe, I question why the developer of the expansion of the Candlelight neighborhood is proposing to …

                                    We think that our lives were probably saved by everyone wearing masks. We found out Oct. 19 that we had both tested positive for COVID-19. We are 90 and 91 years old, …

                                      Presidential candidate Joe Biden is now President-elect Biden. True to his form of breaking norms, President Donald Trump will not honor the process. He will litigate …

                                        Joe Biden said he’d call for a commission to study the Supreme Court-packing matter. While we are at it, let’s have a commission to study the entire voting mess. It se…

                                          As a member of the New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium, I must take issue with Rep. Kelly Fajardo’s claim (“Biden’s leasing ban would hurt economy, schools,”…

                                            Catholics are being deprived of congregational worship inside all 93 Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. This due to Archbishop John Wester’s decision to…

                                              Monday’s article (“Falling through the cracks,” Nov. 2) speaks to the difficulty in finding housing and paying rent in Santa Fe. Although the lack of housing will take…

                                                It’s a statewide problem — littering, as the editorial described (“Don’t trash New Mexico — or is it too late?” Nov. 2).

                                                  Steven Rudd’s letter claiming “electioneering” at the Max Coll Community Center is wrong. None of the poll workers’ vehicles have political bumper stickers or slogans …

                                                    Kudos to The New Mexican for its coverage about the increasing threats from hate groups around the election, (“Report: Militia threat places N.M. at risk for election,…

                                                      As a volunteer tutor in the Santa Fe Public Schools system, I was not surprised to read (“Report: School closures, remote learning widen education gap,” Oct. 29) that …

                                                        President Donald Trump is no Don Giovanni, much as he has tried to be one. But there are some similarities. His crimes and shenanigans are numerous. He keeps slitherin…

                                                          Here is what Col. Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys, wrote in his narrative at the end of the American Revolution in 1779: “Virtue, wisdom and policy, are…

                                                            We all know that preventing the spread of the coronavirus requires healthy behaviors like washing our hands, wearing a mask, social distancing and self-isolating if we…

                                                              Yet another physician has been corrupted by President Donald Trump. As a physician, Sean Conley took the Hippocratic Oath to essentially “do no harm” to his community.…

                                                              Letters to the Editor

                                                              Wear a mask; get your life back

                                                                I want my life back. I want restaurants to open. I want my kids in school. I want to watch soccer games and baseball tournaments. I want to go to church and see my chi…

                                                                  President Donald Trump’s law-and-order pretense would be laughable if it were not so horrifying. We pretzel our brains to think that he could be tough on crime and sim…

                                                                    With the coronavirus pandemic getting worse and shutting down the job market, people are hurting for money to buy food and pay their bills and rent. These people need …

                                                                      Our mayor weighed a lot of options on Indigenous Peoples Day. What he avoided was stirring up people who were making a point. They were unarmed. Should the cops have d…

                                                                        The wide, curvy sidewalk on the south side of Alameda from Palace to Paseo is truly lovely for walkers. Unfortunately, we have experienced packs of bicyclists of three…

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                                                                        Climate change is a human issue

                                                                        On the struggle for farmworker labor rights, community organizer César Chávez said: “The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always …

                                                                        “The doctor says there’s a spot on my lung,” my mother said to me in a November phone call from New Mexico to Arizona many years ago. It began…

                                                                        Pecos Valley continues to be targeted for exploratory mining operations and existing toxic mine pollution continues to threaten wildlife habitats, our waterways and cultural sacred sites. We need to make a unified stand now.