On Dec. 21, the former Environment Department secretary issued a groundwater discharge permit for the Copper Flat Mine, a proposed open-pit copper mine near Hillsboro …

At recent public forums, the Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Laboratory claimed that cleanup is more than half complete. What these staged events fail…

We cannot not let the U.S. Department of Energy and the out-of-state nuclear waste generators turn New Mexico into the nuclear waste capital of the United States.

Santa Fe is, again, in the news for having been named the second-most popular destination in the nation, 14th in the world. One might find this fantastic, even halluci…

During the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally events in Charlottesville, Va., white nationalists chanted for “white sharia.” Nearly 16 years earlier, Islamic extremis…

How can we, the community of Santa Fe, navigate our water future? We’ve all heard the phrase “water is life,” but what should we do with that concept? If water really …

What a blessing it is to live in a state so defined by its landscapes and ecology. In a world where human populations are increasingly distancing themselves from natur…

This year already has seen significant steps toward protecting Chaco Culture National Historical Park, nearby tribal communities and the surrounding ancestral cultural…

People sometimes tell me that the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service isn’t aggressive enough in fighting fires. As a wildland fire professional wit…

If we can see beyond manipulative labels and talk about issues, about our values, about what we want for our state and our country, maybe we can find our common vision and work together to accomplish it.

The first of its kind in New Mexico, the Homeowner Association Act affects approximately 275,000 New Mexico HOA property owners, and the dispute is over what records can be inspected.

The problem is the guns, the weapons designed to put down rapid, accurate fire.

At recent public forums, the Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Laboratory claimed that cleanup is more than half complete. What these staged events fail…

We cannot not let the U.S. Department of Energy and the out-of-state nuclear waste generators turn New Mexico into the nuclear waste capital of the United States.

Santa Fe is, again, in the news for having been named the second-most popular destination in the nation, 14th in the world. One might find this fantastic, even halluci…

During the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally events in Charlottesville, Va., white nationalists chanted for “white sharia.” Nearly 16 years earlier, Islamic extremis…

How can we, the community of Santa Fe, navigate our water future? We’ve all heard the phrase “water is life,” but what should we do with that concept? If water really …

What a blessing it is to live in a state so defined by its landscapes and ecology. In a world where human populations are increasingly distancing themselves from natur…

This year already has seen significant steps toward protecting Chaco Culture National Historical Park, nearby tribal communities and the surrounding ancestral cultural…

People sometimes tell me that the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service isn’t aggressive enough in fighting fires. As a wildland fire professional wit…

If we can see beyond manipulative labels and talk about issues, about our values, about what we want for our state and our country, maybe we can find our common vision and work together to accomplish it.

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Roundhouse Roundup

Uneasy on the Plaza

I’ve known Roque Garcia since several years before he started cooking his carnitas on the Plaza in the mid-1980s. He’s a good-hearted, good-na…

Presidents Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Barack Obama knew that an important, if unwritten, part of the job is being comforter-in-chief in times of national distress. Events in the past week show the current president does not.

The names of the corrupt New Mexico officials who help fuel the effort to establish a state ethics commission — a roll call that includes Mich…