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Critical access hospitals (CAHs) provide vital services in rural areas and often serve as the foundations of rural health care delivery systems. To improve care for patients residing in rural areas, … more
Fake news has invaded the Taos paper in the recent political cartoon about the critical access designation for Holy Cross Hospital. I’m extremely disappointed in the cartoon’s total … more
The day we are born, we are given the two most important assets in life that we will ever receive. They are time and health.  It would be difficult to prioritize and evaluate which of the two … more
‘Who’ll be my role model, now that my role model is gone, gone?” (”You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon, 1986) Many pundits have offered theories about why Donald Trump … more
Congratulations to the Taos News for its new humor section Favor y Contra in the Feb. 9 edition. The opinions are so crazy that you just have to laugh at ideas published in this section; or as a … more
The great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” But it’s hard not to worry anyway. Of all the problems we face … more
First, let’s stipulate: Our nation absorbed so many shocks that have come so rapidly in recent weeks that what’s seemed real a few days ago may have been upended by developments even … more
New Mexico is currently 50th in the nation in education and 77 percent of New Mexico fourth graders are not proficient in reading — with 79 percent of the eighth graders not proficient at … more
Dear friends, it has been a while since I wrote an uplifting column. A while since I wrote about the good we can do to each other, especially those we have never met and most likely will never see … more
You might not have known this, but New Mexico’s taxpayers have consistently been robbed of millions of dollars a year in oil and gas revenue by a wasteful system that allowed companies to vent … more
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