The board of the Santa Fe Art Institute thanks Kim Shanahan for promoting the Midtown Block Party this Saturday (“You’re invited, a party at the midtown campus,” Build…

      Since we are all beginning to emerge from our collective quarantine, it seems certain etiquette has gone by the wayside for some of us — namely, how to behave in a the…

        I thank Rick Ruggles for the sensitive story (“The faith of ‘Father Anne,’ ” Oct. 16). My denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA), was a 1983 merger. One side bega…

          Even though the article (“Santa Fe school officials say behavior issues up as classes resume,” Oct. 15) did not explicitly say it, I am sure the “behavior issues,” lik…

            Editor’s note: Students in the sixth and seventh grades at the May Center for Learning wanted to share their thoughts on the possibility of 100 Afghan refugees moving …

              I saw the headline of The Santa Fe New Mexican’s “Our View” on Page A-9 in the Oct. 14 issue ("When choosing election maps, put voters first") and was pleased that it …

                I agree that the idea of Thrive Community School would be a good one. If, of course, it were a community school that serves those who surround it. Unfortunately, Thriv…

                  President Joe Biden is trying to address climate change, failing American technical competence, income inequality, disintegrating American infrastructure, and the dest…

                    This morning I overheard a visiting couple say, “This is an ugly town!” I was shocked at first, but then realized what greets people as they enter from the south: big-…

                      The idea that it is shameful to be poor originated in Calvinist doctrine (“Don’t make War on Poverty into War on the Poor,” Our View, Sept. 18). It went like this: The…

                        For several weeks, we have experienced a large, nightly neighborhood visitor to our yard. One to which we have become quite accustomed. We have lived in our location f…

                          Such an impressive outpouring of support made our hearts sing at Communities In Schools of New Mexico. Our extended community of individuals and businesses once again …

                            I was appalled to see the news that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is pushing hydrogen as a path forward for New Mexico ("Groups worry about governor's hydrogen hub plan," Oct. 6).

                              As a bicyclist legally attempting to cross the St. Francis and Zia intersection, I have observed the following reactions from automobile drivers turning west: First: T…

                                Residents around a 22-acre lot on South Meadows Road are justifiably confused and horrified by a development proposal that came out of nowhere for the open parkland th…

                                  The U.S. has a long history of seeking to install our unique form of representative democracy in countries around the world. After trillions of dollars spent and milli…

                                    We love Santa Fe in general and our neighborhood in particular. Our neighbors are friendly, and signs declaring values like “Kindness is everything” are sprinkled alon…

                                      I can’t believe how many Monday morning quarterbacks there are regarding President Joe Biden and his team as they deal with Afghanistan — especially among our newscast…

                                        I appreciated the article in the Sunday paper (“For neurodiverse people, pushing rules of etiquette is anything but nice,” Etiquette Rules!, Sept. 19) concerning autis…

                                          “In every crisis the issue becomes whether we become a bigger soul or a smaller person. In the dark times, the awakened soul can become the unifying agent for a collec…

                                            Santa Fe motorists: Please park your car, get out and inspect what passes for a bike lane in Santa Fe before scolding your bike-riding neighbors (Not the bike lane," S…

                                              The Peace Corps is turning 60 on Sept. 22. The organization has presented a unique opportunity to serve our country, force us to move beyond ourselves and learn about …

                                                Regarding Friday’s editorial (“Schools must handle allegations better,” Our View, Sept. 10), I think the newspaper could have gone further in holding those involved in…

                                                  It’s hard to say whether most Republicans hate democracy more than they fear it, or fear it more than they hate it. In any case, they want the least of it possible — w…

                                                    I was very distressed to see, at Zozobra, a large bus parked outside the entrance to the Fort Marcy park north parking lot, which apparently was being used to transpor…

                                                      In 1975, my two children and I welcomed a young Vietnamese refugee into our home and into our lives. At the end of the Vietnam War, the U.S. government evacuated over …

                                                        I have questions. We are in a time of drastic changes in so many aspects of our country, but nothing is more important than the idea of whether individual rights are m…

                                                          Lest we become too incensed over the new Texas law banning most abortions, we need to be aware that it will not be a death sentence for women. However, it will remove …

                                                            Why do we celebrate Labor Day? The first Labor Day was over 100 years ago, but the message seems to have been forgotten by some. Grassroots organizing by local labor u…

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                                                            Gun violence is a public health crisis

                                                            Gun violence in New Mexico is an urgent public health crisis that cries out for a comprehensive public health strategy. It fills our hospital …

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                                                            Colin Powell: Remembering a statesman

                                                            Our nation just lost a statesman with the death of Colin Powell, the much-admired general and former secretary of state. He was a frequent, fr…