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Devin Bent

Was it more than three years ago that Mary McCoy was hired and promised to get the next audit in on time. I remember thinking that budgeting and fiscal analysis were not accounting and auditing, but gave Webber the benefit of the doubt in his hiring decision. I was right that she was not …

Santa Fe City -- and the New Mexican -- refuse to face the reality of climate change. This article discusses how Santa Fe will cope with less water from the San Juan -- by drawing down its reservoirs and by pumping ground water which the New Mexican forgets to mention is predominantly the…

Dictatorship in New Mexico? 538 which is better at analyzing this sort of thing than most of us, classifies 2 of the 3 proposed New Mexico districts as "highly competitive." Texas, they find has one out of 38 districts "highly competitive." So which state is headed toward a dictatorship?<…

IMO, it is disconcerting to see that the top educator of the Santa Fe school district does not know how to write in paragraphs.

Excellent article. A couple of points:

1. I am unaware of empirical support for the contention that greater housing density leads to more affordable housing. In fact, the opposite seems true: greater density leads to increases land prices which drive up housing costs. The two denses…

We celebrate the history of our trails. We spent $4 million of mostly federal money to rebuild El Camino Real along old Buckman Road. Yet, in open violation of federal law, we maintain a utility corridor along this Congressionally mandated National Historic Trail. This longest trail secti…

Have a little trouble writing that first sentence, Scott?

If anyone wishes to examine the total reported cases per 100k, they can go to this source -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/coronavirus-us-cases-deaths/?itid=lk_interstitial_manual_10 -- and examine the table "Case and death counts by place." Then click on "Cases" a…

Weekly or daily COVID infection rates will vary markedly over time driven by seasonal changes, regional influences, chance, and other factors. Accordingly, comparison of weekly or daily infection rates among states at any point in time may not mean much. If we wish to compare the effectiv…

This is a beautiful piece of land within the traditional boundaries of Pojoaque Pueblo and convenient to Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Espanola. Pojoaque Pueblo acquired it some years back (2008?) but it is my understanding that the Pueblo never applied to convert it to trust land. Again, it …

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