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Sometimes I think we should change the name of the Carson National Forest to the Carson National Pasture. A recent Camino Real District Ranger was typical of many Carson Forest managers when she referred to trees in general as "straws sucking up the … more
When New Mexico businesses thrive, New Mexico families prosper. That's a shortened version of the purpose of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI), of which I'm proud to be a part and for which I am humbled and honored to serve … more
I recently bought a used Jeep. It's a nice vehicle, but what I really wanted was a car that I could both drive on the road and fly. Unfortunately, nobody will build me one. As I observed the interchange at the Taos town council meeting recently, it … more
Recently my sons asked, "Daddy, when you're governor can you stop our friends from leaving?" They've watched too many friends from our neighborhood and school leave with their families in search of better opportunities.It hurts to think that even at … more
Most of the attention on the results of the 2017 Special Session has focused on the dangerously thin margin between revenue and expenditures the Governor's red pencil actions left our State facing for the coming year. Projections at the time were … more
6:37 p.m., June 9th, 220 Albright Street: Sunset throws its blood-orange afterglow on the pale, blank, aluminum face of the Taos Men's Shelter. The homeless men are fearful, cagey, and aware of me, … more
It was July 4, 2007 in Waynesville, North Carolina. My wife and I, on vacation near Asheville, had volunteered to register voters after the town's Independence Day parade. Armed with pens, clipboards, and a simple form, we eagerly approached … more
Around four years ago a non-profit called Renewable Taos was founded with the mission to transition Taos and our surrounding region to 100 percent renewable energy that is locally produced by facilities that are locally owned. This original mission … more
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