The tourists are back! And we’re all, I’m sure, happy to see them, after 15 months of a sluggish economy and many small businesses having gone under. I went to the Pla…

      The thunderstorm on Saturday knocked out the traffic signal at Paseo de Peralta and Washington Avenue. As of Sunday afternoon it hadn’t been restored, and all the ligh…

        I understand giving clean needles to addicts has a purpose. The theory behind the purpose is to stop the spread of disease. What good does this theory hold if the dirt…

          As a community member, parent of former Santa Fe Public Schools students and a past school board member, I do not support adding another public charter school to the S…

            For the past several years, several nonprofits, but predominantly New Energy Economy, have been making misleading negative statements regarding PNM and its history tha…

              Siberia burning, the permafrost melting, Germany flooding, fires on the West Coast, drought in the Southwest, heat wave across the globe — these should be the front-pa…

                Thursday was a day for New Mexican families with children and those across the country to celebrate. On that day, the IRS began sending most American families with chi…

                  Regarding the heartbreaking article (“U.S. overdose deaths in 2020 hit 93K,” July 15): After 50 years of the war on drugs, with billions spent by the U.S. on military …

                    Years ago, I worked with a caterer, and then-Gov. Bill Richardson hired us to entertain Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson several times. Bill pushed the Spaceport as o…

                      I love the beauty of Santa Fe and the many outdoor activities that bring visitors and income to our city. But if we want to attract both recreational and world-class a…

                        History makes a place come alive. And Santa Fe has plenty of it — more than 400-plus years. Why not make Santa Fe’s rich human history the centerpiece of a new Plaza m…

                          In spite of a brief decrease in greenhouse gas emissions during the pandemic, temperatures have continued to rise, drying out the West. The climate only will get worse…

                            As COVID-19 restrictions lift in New Mexico and people go back to their lives, we tend to forget that in many countries it continues to be a threat. Developing countri…

                              We, the undersigned Pueblo vendors, are glad to be back under the portal at the Palace of the Governors, the oldest government building in the European history of Nort…

                                I am concerned the Senate might pass the bipartisan infrastructure deal and then fail to pass legislation on climate and care. These issues are nonnegotiable. They mus…

                                  On the piece on the proposed AT&T cell tower in Cerrillos (“A tough call in Cerrillos,” June 24), I’ll address two important omissions. The proposed location lies …

                                    Regarding state Rep. Rod Montoya’s belief that diverging from the “Eurocentric cultural script” in public school social studies curricula would ultimately lead to the …

                                      Many years ago, Alamogordo made an attempt to have the Law Enforcement Academy moved from Santa Fe to Alamogordo. At that time, as mayor of Santa Fe, I made the though…

                                        The June 20 article “Lack of staffing makes conditions tough at Marty Sanchez Links” touched on some of the current problems at the golf course but didn’t address the …

                                          The Santa Fe New Mexican (“ ‘An utter mess,’ ” June 20) clearly pointed out shortcomings in the maintenance of the main Marty Sanchez golf course, but it failed to ill…

                                            Last Sunday The New Mexican published an editorial (“Rivers, streams belong to the public — period,” Our View, June 13) and in that editorial there was one line that s…

                                            Letters to the Editor

                                            Local NAACP praises new holiday

                                              The Santa Fe Branch of the NAACP is delighted to see the U.S. Congress pass legislation that commemorates Juneteenth as a national holiday. People were still enslaved …

                                                A year ago, the SFCC President’s Diversity Advisory Committee released a statement decrying the murder of George Floyd and calling for Santa Fe Community College to be…

                                                  I offer a remedy for the future of the Plaza that could serve forever after as a positive solution for all: Remove the damaged remains of the Soldiers Monument, the ob…

                                                    Thank you, Paul Schmolke, for writing about problems with the Santa Fe County treasurer (“Tax travails,” Letters to the Editor, June 8). I also received a delinquent t…

                                                      Driving through our desiccated, weedy and neglected city, I get alternately angry, sad and confused. The issue is the entry and exit ramps, the medians, the pathways i…

                                                        I do not profess to be a military aircraft weapons expert but can offer a plausible explanation to those interested, concerned, disconcerted or annoyed by the aircraft…

                                                          Having had the opportunity of traversing 50-plus miles of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on a National Outdoor Leadership School Brooks Range Hiking course some y…

                                                            Recently, the newspaper published an article about the Native artists having to wait before they can sell on the Plaza again under the portal at the Palace of the Gove…

                                                              Thank you for making public a thing that has been ongoing for years: the military or quasi-military overflights of Santa Fe (“Circling plane leaves many in Santa Fe ab…

                                                                I was surprised to receive an email from District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altweis about “restorative justice.” And I am disappointed to learn from it that, as with the S…

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                                                                My View Claudia Essenburg

                                                                Santa Fe has lost its sparkle

                                                                Dear Santa Fe City Council, residents and business owners: I am sad to write this, but after so many years of visiting in the summers (I’m a t…

                                                                There is no longer such a thing as normal, new or old, past or future. We can blame the pandemic, presidents, Congress, social media, anger, a…

                                                                Receding splotches of orange were as lava, flowing down pink slopes of gray mountains. This rhapsodic vision, burning orange alternately brigh…

                                                                I’m not an expert on the economics of renewable energy. But as a Public Service Company of New Mexico rate payer, I’ve tried to understand exa…

                                                                My View Patricia Fordney

                                                                We must teach our kids the truth

                                                                I am new to Santa Fe but not new to New Mexico, and have been reading about the controversy over critical race theory. It seems to have stirre…

                                                                Ninety miles south of the U.S., lies an island once regarded by the Spanish conquistadores as “la isla más hermosa que ojos humanos vieron” (t…