No one who wields great power and responsibility over the future of tens of thousands of students, including the student groups named in the Yazzie/Martinez lawsuit, should remain director of the LESC after making the comments to which Gudgel has admitted.

My View Nayomi Valdez and Katie Hoeppner

Biden needs to restore amnesty rights

Too often, our nation has learned who we don’t want to be from the mistakes of our past. Indeed, asylum laws were born of a shameful history — our government’s failure…

You have to give Paul Gessing points for creativity (“Heinrich’s coming for your stove and gas heater,” My View, July 25). It takes enormous confidence in how much you…

Before COVID-19, believing the Fox News network and the other right-wing propaganda organs such as Newsmax or One America News could make you stupid, but it couldn’t k…

Earlier this month, individuals and communities across the nation celebrated Latino Conservation Week. The Continental Divide Trail Coalition participated in events ac…

The articles that appeared in The New Mexican (“For affordable electricity, keep natural gas,” July 10; “Oil, gas revenue fuels our schools,” July 11) by Tom Greer and…

My View Tom Noble

Zoning serves its purpose

I have been thinking about Kim Shanahan’s June 6 New Mexican commentary, “Covenants are a sacred cow.” In the piece, which talks about getting rid of zoning altogether…

Bill supporters are dismissing its potential to harm local Southwest economies by requiring tribal review and the issuance of export permits for items of any age and down to $1 in value.

Netflix is streaming a movie based on a true story about integrating a white school after an inferior Black school caught fire in Durham, N.C., in 1971. Titled The Bes…

For most Americans, natural gas is a clean and affordable fuel they use to cook, heat their water and provide warmth in the winter. Millions of Americans appreciate it…

As Catholics and people of faith, who are we if not our relationship with God? It’s a complex, personal and sacred truth unique to each of us.

Along with 11 other dedicated New Mexican advocacy groups, I am working on the biggest and most important energy deal for ratepayers and all communities — a proposed m…

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 teacher), I can’t help but…

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, alienation, Big Pharma, ra…

My View James Povijua and Ona Porter

New Mexico should adopt Clean Car Standards

Using gasoline to fuel our cars and trucks makes us vulnerable to price spikes, while wasting energy and money.

Receding splotches of orange were as lava, flowing down pink slopes of gray mountains. This rhapsodic vision, burning orange alternately brightening and ebbing, was th…

My View Nayomi Valdez and Katie Hoeppner

Biden needs to restore amnesty rights

Too often, our nation has learned who we don’t want to be from the mistakes of our past. Indeed, asylum laws were born of a shameful history — our government’s failure…

You have to give Paul Gessing points for creativity (“Heinrich’s coming for your stove and gas heater,” My View, July 25). It takes enormous confidence in how much you…

Before COVID-19, believing the Fox News network and the other right-wing propaganda organs such as Newsmax or One America News could make you stupid, but it couldn’t k…

Earlier this month, individuals and communities across the nation celebrated Latino Conservation Week. The Continental Divide Trail Coalition participated in events ac…

The articles that appeared in The New Mexican (“For affordable electricity, keep natural gas,” July 10; “Oil, gas revenue fuels our schools,” July 11) by Tom Greer and…

My View Tom Noble

Zoning serves its purpose

I have been thinking about Kim Shanahan’s June 6 New Mexican commentary, “Covenants are a sacred cow.” In the piece, which talks about getting rid of zoning altogether…

Bill supporters are dismissing its potential to harm local Southwest economies by requiring tribal review and the issuance of export permits for items of any age and down to $1 in value.

Netflix is streaming a movie based on a true story about integrating a white school after an inferior Black school caught fire in Durham, N.C., in 1971. Titled The Bes…

For most Americans, natural gas is a clean and affordable fuel they use to cook, heat their water and provide warmth in the winter. Millions of Americans appreciate it…

As Catholics and people of faith, who are we if not our relationship with God? It’s a complex, personal and sacred truth unique to each of us.

Along with 11 other dedicated New Mexican advocacy groups, I am working on the biggest and most important energy deal for ratepayers and all communities — a proposed m…

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 teacher), I can’t help but…

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, alienation, Big Pharma, ra…

My View James Povijua and Ona Porter

New Mexico should adopt Clean Car Standards

Using gasoline to fuel our cars and trucks makes us vulnerable to price spikes, while wasting energy and money.

Receding splotches of orange were as lava, flowing down pink slopes of gray mountains. This rhapsodic vision, burning orange alternately brightening and ebbing, was th…

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 exactly what PNM’s proposed …

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 stirred up quite a lot of angst…

Economic relief packages, infrastructure bills and other legislative proposals continue to fan debate about blowing up the filibuster or making frequent use of budget …

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” (the most beautiful island …

In the spring, the New Mexico Environment Department released a draft rule to reduce ozone-forming pollutants and methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, to p…

What once was a dream has now become a reality! Intermingled with some of the world’s most negative news was a very wonderful piece of news about an exciting event Jul…

When I was appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson as the first woman to serve as secretary of the New Mexico Department of Transportation, I knew there would be challenges …

In 1954, at the age of 8, I visited a hospital wing that was full of iron lungs. For those of you too young to remember that era, allow me to explain exactly what iron…

I and others who recognize the city’s failure to give the community due process in proceedings for the proposed Zia Station development have filed an appeal against th…

My View Emily Albrink Hartigan

Restorative justice can bring redemption

You can’t, in the traditional system, demand that offenders give account of their actions (that Fifth Amendment thing). You can, potentially, force the artifice of a trial and a rigid sentence.

Kelly Beierschmitt’s piece (“LANL’s growth means opportunity for Northern New Mexico,” My View, July 4) repeats familiar fictions: LANL helps “our” region thrive, LANL…

My grandmother offered me this advice almost 25 years ago when I was about to graduate from high school: “The only thing you can procrastinate is smoking cigarettes.” …

In Daniel J. Chacón’s recent article (“Encrypted apps appear active on employees’ work phones,” July 8) he alleges that members of Gov. Michelle Luan Grisham’s adminis…

In a small town in the middle of the Gila Wilderness, a class of rambunctious 4- and 5-year-old pre-K students released 32 healthy butterflies just before the end of t…

Recall the apocryphal but nonetheless instructive fable of the frog in the boiling water. The story goes that if a frog is dropped in boiling water, it will immediatel…

I am a seven-term member of the Maine House of Representatives, and House chairman of our Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology. Based on my direct knowledge o…

The Santa Fe Plaza is one of the oldest public spaces in this country, and it certainly is among the most beautiful. It is a National Historic Landmark listed in the N…

Another year, another 50th ranking for New Mexico in the annual Kids Count report. And this dismal ranking doesn’t even take into account the negative impact of COVID-…

The Santa Fe New Mexican is supporting the building of a cell tower (“Cellphone tower is necessity of life,” Our View, June 28), perhaps disguised in some way, in the …

At a recent meeting of the City Council, I was so heartened to see the city’s plan for affordable rental units on one of Santa Fe’s many underutilized plots of land. A…

New Mexicans are worried about rising electricity bills and the impact of recent energy actions by President Joe Biden and his administration that will cost our energy-dependent state dearly in lost jobs and revenue.

The last time I studied Talmud was in 2013, at a yeshiva in Israel. Since then, I’ve gotten married, had two adorable children and started my writing and graphic desig…

For Webber to attempt to skirt all responsibility for his actions calling for the removal of the Soldiers’ Monument and denying he stopped Santa Fe police from doing their job, is absurd.

American philanthropy is often an innovator in social policy, but the recent announcement that Santa Fe Community College will be participating in a guaranteed-income …

I would like to echo the My View article written by Aku Oppenheimer (“Where will water flow for Zia Station?” June 20). Let us attempt to look at what is not shown in …

Many of you know that I grew up right here in Santa Fe. I attended public schools here, got my first job here and I raised my son here. I love our city and I love the …

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No one who wields great power and responsibility over the future of tens of thousands of students, including the student groups named in the Yazzie/Martinez lawsuit, should remain director of the LESC after making the comments to which Gudgel has admitted.

My View Nayomi Valdez and Katie Hoeppner

Biden needs to restore amnesty rights

Too often, our nation has learned who we don’t want to be from the mistakes of our past. Indeed, asylum laws were born of a shameful history —…

Before COVID-19, believing the Fox News network and the other right-wing propaganda organs such as Newsmax or One America News could make you …

My View Tom Noble

Zoning serves its purpose

I have been thinking about Kim Shanahan’s June 6 New Mexican commentary, “Covenants are a sacred cow.” In the piece, which talks about getting…

Bill supporters are dismissing its potential to harm local Southwest economies by requiring tribal review and the issuance of export permits for items of any age and down to $1 in value.

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…