I attended the WIPP forum on July 9 in Santa Fe. Previous letters to the editor have noted the poor logistics, inaudible sound quality and unreadable power PowerPoint …

    Letters to the Editor

    Done right, facts can deceive

      CNN has stated that Mark Ronchetti’s ad “deceived on policing and crime.” The Ronchetti campaign replied that “every statement in the ad is accurate.” Both may be true…

        Why am I not surprised to learn Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have begun rounding up undocumented migrants and shipping them off to New York Cit…

          I recently read the editorial regarding trash cans not being emptied (“The curious case of the Washington Ave. trash can,” Our View, Sept. 20). It makes me wonder what…

            The City Council and mayor should correct what I believe is a critical review failure by the Planning Commission before deciding whether to approve a developer’s reque…

              I was lucky enough to see the queen’s coffin in person at Westminster Hall in London. As an American living in London for 20 years and a Santa Fe native, it was well w…

                I’d kindly like to challenge the opinion that the Santa Fe Suites on St. Francis Drive is responsible for the increase of homelessness. It has increased everywhere. I …

                  On Sept. 13, state Sen. Mimi Stewart appeared in a Fox News segment (it aired during Bret Baier’s Special Report show) about the New Mexico governor’s race. She was id…

                    Every day I walk with a friend along the Santa Fe River. It is the highlight of my day. Sometimes, after a rain, there is water in the river and we give thanks. So do …

                      When Michaelann Perea died, we felt a deep, heartbreaking loss (“ ‘She just put a smile on your face whenever you saw her’: Colleagues remember Michaelann Perea,” Sept…

                        The City Planning Commission has recommended that the proposed development at 2200 Old Pecos Trail be rezoned from R-1 to R-3. Such a change is ill advised because the…

                        Letters to the Editor

                        Don't shut out service dogs

                          I’m well aware of what a pet-friendly city Santa Fe has become, even though I’ve only lived here just shy of five years. As my professional service dog and I make our …

                            So the CHART report is finished and everyone is now gathering around the Plaza’s big box asking, “Huh?” But what did anyone really expect? The 138-page report, almost …

                              Years ago, St. Vincent Hospital was a locally owned and operated nonprofit hospital with a locally based board of directors. It didn’t belong to the city itself, but i…

                                News just released by the Washington Post indicates that included within the top-secret documents retrieved by the Justice Department from Mar-a-Lago is at least one d…

                                  I was overjoyed to read that the first Jewish temple in New Mexico may go back to our Jewish brothers and sisters (“Jews hope to buy historic temple,” Sept. 5). As the…

                                    Regarding “Motivated mom takes on anti-abortion resolution,” (Ringside Seat, Sept. 5.): I can see it on the big screen now. Virtuous, resourceful mother of three who h…

                                      To Mayor Alan Webber: I propose the city of Santa Fe initiate a study. The topic of the study will be formulated once all currently ongoing studies are completed and i…

                                        Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell should have learned that words have consequences. While trying to relay his message on controlling inflation to the country rece…

                                          The editorial about pollinators (“Santa Fe is becoming a safe haven for bees,” Our View, Aug. 20) was spot on. Last year I was the lucky recipient of a Xerces Society …

                                            The editorial page headline (“LANL’s growth creates pressure on safety,” Our View, Aug. 30) gave me hope The New Mexican would help alert readers to the dangers increa…

                                              Regarding (“A night to savor,” Aug. 29) by Claudia L. Silva, as the lead news story for Monday’s paper. I am hard-pressed to think of a moment when I have been more im…

                                                Almost everyone sees that it is just mean to blame the victims (retail stores) for shopping carts left around the city. The retail stores already have suffered the cos…

                                                  As Jeffery Szabat, Santa Fe Community College Foundation Board president, mentioned (“Foundations can help where Opportunity Scholarship can’t,” My View, Aug. 21), whi…

                                                    I am writing in response to Joe Schepp’s piece in your paper (“Beware the tyranny of the (loud) minority,” My View, Aug. 14). Joe, I just want to let you know the prob…

                                                      Nice to hear from city councilors (“City of Santa Fe supports protecting the Caja,” Aug. 21, My View) of their recent resolution seeking “greater protection” for the C…

                                                        Thirteen months of work by city contractor Artful Life on the Culture, History, Art, Truth and Reconciliation process is to culminate Wednesday in a report to the City…

                                                          What if we were to consider a demand-side solution to the furor over misappropriated shopping carts? Instead of ”incentivizing” better security to keep carts from bein…

                                                            I had my home “raided” by two FBI agents about 20 years ago. I answered a few questions, produced documents proving my answers, and we parted amicably. There was just …

                                                              Today I was struggling to carry two packages across the parking lot into the Santa Fe Place mall post office. A young man dressed in military fatigues must have notice…

                                                                The newspaper noted $2.45 billion in “new money” may be available for legislative appropriation (“Projected budget windfall: $2.45 billion,” Aug. 18). This sets off a …

                                                                  Santa Fe is a beautiful place to live and visit. The Plaza is the heart of our City Different, with so many fabulous events and hometown get-togethers. People spend lo…

                                                                    I am beginning to think the city of Santa Fe can’t get anything right. The latest example of that is the tone-deaf decision to schedule the repaving of a portion of th…

                                                                      Milan Simonich’s Ringside Seat column (“Santa Fe’s great escape: Shedding Gannett,” Aug. 15) gives me an opportunity to add my praise and my thanks to the owner and st…

                                                                        On behalf of everyone who respects our planet, I would like to thank Sens. Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández and their Democratic col…

                                                                          Not in our Santa Fe, or so I thought, until the city Planning Commission voted to give Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center a building height variance for a hu…

                                                                          Letters to the Editor

                                                                          Rio Grande needs sustained flow

                                                                            The Rio Grande through much of central New Mexico was dry during a few days in late July 2022. This was not due to natural conditions, or even drought. The river was b…

                                                                              The target of a law enforcement search warrant or their representative receives a copy of the search warrant when it is executed but not a copy of the affidavit for th…

                                                                                Regarding “Appetite for success” by Teya Vitu in The Santa Fe New Mexican Aug. 9: I loved this piece, reminding me of the few times the Thorps parked their goats one d…

                                                                                  Whenever we meet someone new in Santa Fe, the first question is, “What enticed you to move here?” The “welcoming community” is the familiar answer. People come from al…

                                                                                    I have been following the series on alcoholism published in The New Mexican. New Mexico In Depth, which produced the articles, should be commended for drawing attentio…

                                                                                      The Kansas constitutional amendment initiative to take away a woman’s right to an abortion went down in flames. That’s a good thing. What would be even better is if th…

                                                                                        I’m wondering if the Santa Fe Police Department has a policy regarding maximum speeds based on road type when answering calls? I am asking because police cars with lig…

                                                                                          As a Spanish Market artist for 21 years, I want to give a thousand thank-yous to The Santa Fe New Mexican for its coverage of this year’s Traditional Spanish Market. W…

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                                                                                          A little more than half of the total annual potable water used by the city and county public water systems, as well as Las Campanas, over the …

                                                                                          My View Edward Archuleta and Jim Podesta

                                                                                          Santa Fe Suites wants to be good neighbor

                                                                                          It’s been only 20 months since St. Elizabeth Shelters converted the former extended-stay Camelback Suites motel at Plaza Entrada into Santa Fe…

                                                                                          My View Stephen Pollack and Gerry Fairbrother

                                                                                          Senior hunger: Hidden but still present

                                                                                          Editor’s note: This is the latest in an occasional series of articles about Food and Hunger in Northern New Mexico.