Every time I turn on the news, I see a map where New Mexico is a different color than our neighbors Arizona and Texas. That shows New Mexico has fewer new cases of COV…

      I want to express my gratitude and to congratulate all the brave and wise men and women who contributed to containing the Medio Fire. Eddie Baca, Porfirio Chavarria, t…

        As a hometown Santa Fean, I am proud and grateful to our courageous Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for keeping many of us alive. Am also grateful to Patrick Duran from U.…

        Letters to the Editor

        GOP senators define hypocrisy

          Remember Merrick Garland? He was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court in March 2016, more than seven months befor…

            Too much time has been spent coddling the maskless. When we see them we get fussy, but we don’t get serious. Tongue-clucking, finger-pointing, head-shaking, the occasi…

              We have extraordinarily little time to make sure we are ready for the consequences of the election results. As before with many protests, this will be the most importa…

                New Mexico is an important breeding ground for the monarch butterfly. It is home to many pollinators, including Cockerells’ bumblebee, the rarest bumblebee in the coun…

                Letters to the Editor

                Thrillers to mark the Trump era

                  In rebuff to the boring recent conventions: the Democratic National Convention's PBS pledge drive and the Republican National Convention's reprise of the best fictions…

                    We all agree that Santa Fe is a very special small city, and Old Santa Fe Trail, the oldest street, has some of the most wonderful 200-plus-year-old adobe buildings. W…

                    Letters to the editor

                    Remember benefits of energy

                      It’s true that if not done right, energy development can result in real public health consequences (“New Mexico has a toxic relationship with fossil fuels,” Aug. 29). …

                        This letter is about lies. It’s about the destruction they can cause. I was so struck by the true story told by the daughter of a man who died of COVID-19 because he b…

                          Whether we’re Black, Native, Anglo, Latino, Asian, a longtime resident or a newcomer, it’s time to pull together to get through this difficult time. Immigrants are cri…

                            In the Sunday, Sept. 6, edition there was a headline that read, “Luján declines to participate in TV debate.” Feeling quite disappointed that Ben Ray Luján was not goi…

                              I want to applaud the teachers who are going above and beyond in teaching in a virtual world, but they cannot reach students who cannot get connected. In this day of a…

                                I, too, have a dream, although as dreams go, mine is not fit to shine the shoes of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. I dream of a time when I no longer have to …

                                  I would like to understand the governor’s decision to keep state parks closed to overnight camping. One would assume there is some data behind this decision. Is there?…

                                    In response to Milan Simonich’s column (“Congresswoman doesn’t shoot straight in copycat ad,” Ringside Seat, Aug. 30): Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small says “to unwi…

                                      I was pleased to see both a city crew and a group of workers from YouthWorks removing goatheads from the playing fields in Alto Park. However, less than two weeks late…

                                        There must be 100 (or 1,000) people in this country who would be great presidents. Where are they? What is wrong with our system? Is there any way to fix it?

                                          Regarding: “Gov. apologizes for mask criticism,” (Aug. 28): The governor has nothing for which to apologize. She reported what she saw as she rode through Española, wh…

                                            The U.S. Postal Service is an essential service, not a moneymaking business (like FedEx or United Parcel Service). It is a service on which we all depend, a service so…

                                              Why not use drop boxes to collect ballots? Drop boxes have been used safely and securely in Colorado and other states. We could ease the pressure on the U.S. Postal Se…

                                                Food banks operate quietly behind the scenes during typical times, supplying nonprofit partners in hunger relief with food supplies that are then given out to people i…

                                                Letters to the Editor

                                                Pet waste can pollute waterways

                                                  We are all hopeful the monsoon rains arrive soon. Humans, plants and animals will not be the only beneficiaries of this much-needed moisture; rains also will be critic…

                                                    The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis told us through his words and actions that where we saw wrong, we should get in trouble — good trouble, necessary trouble — to right the …

                                                      The attempted disbanding, defunding and mismanagement of the U.S. Postal Service by Louis DeJoy, postmaster general, is a disgrace to the people who have worked all th…

                                                        I seem to have a great deal of time on my hands these days, as do many of my friends. So I have been thinking, “How did we get into this state?”

                                                          One of the most annoying things facing seniors in New Mexico over 75 is the requirement to renew drivers licenses on an annual basis. New Mexico is the only state in t…

                                                            After reading your article on how slow business was for City Boot and Shoe Repair and the repercussions, I rummaged through my closet to do my part and keep this belov…

                                                              In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all facing formidable challenges that have significantly affected the rhythm of our lives. It is during times like this t…

                                                                I have requested my mail-in ballot for the November election but will hand-carry (masked and distanced) my completed ballot to an early voting site regardless of how b…

                                                                Letters to the Editor

                                                                Ashamed? Try doing better

                                                                  Regarding the opinion in the My View titled “Governor should not shame private citizens,” Aug. 5. The solution seems simple to me, and it doesn’t involve the governor.…

                                                                  My View Liz Stefanics, Debra M. SariÑana

                                                                  Voters should be ready to request ballots

                                                                    The County Clerk’s Office told me that everyone knows that in order to vote absentee, you must obtain a request, also known as an application, before 5 p.m. Tuesday, O…

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                                                                    Remember how our middle school civics teachers proudly touted our Constitution’s “separation of powers” and its “checks and balances?” How eac…

                                                                    My View Jerome Martinez y Alire

                                                                    What it means to be a New Mexican

                                                                    I am a native New Mexican of many generations (my dad used to tell us, “We never crossed the border, the border crossed us.”). Like many nativ…

                                                                    My View Edward R. Baca

                                                                    He is the hoax

                                                                    “A false witness shall be punished, and a liar shall be caught.” (Proverbs 19:9).

                                                                    According to the latest unemployment figures (for August), New Mexico’s unemployment rate is 11.3 percent. Only 5 states, all of them locked-d…

                                                                    Instead of protecting public lands and natural resources, Bureau of Land Management has essentially rubber stamped 3,000 new fracking wells, some in areas already heavily burdened by fossil fuel development and the resulting pollution.

                                                                    Commentary Allan Oliver and Dolores E. Roybal

                                                                    Who would pass up $10 a day for a decade?

                                                                    At its core, the 2020 census is simply a count of everyone living in the United States. But it’s how this data is used that has so many commun…