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Lately, I keep running into the concept of “Community” in whatever I read and the interactions I have with various town residents. One of them, who had spent time at the Standing Rock … more
The last few years of plummeting state revenues made it clear, once again, New Mexico is over-reliant on tax revenue from the oil and gas industry and the Swiss cheese construction of New … more
I lived in Taos eight years ago, and I recently returned to this place that I love. On Saturday evening, I attended my first-ever production at the TCA. What I witnessed was astoundingly … more
Is the governor violating the state constitution with budget actions? It sure looks like Governor Martinez is headed in that direction. Let's take a look at it.With an insistence on balancing the state budget for the last few years by … more
A few weeks ago, Susana Martinez vetoed funding for every state college and university. All of it. Since then, neither she nor House Republican Leaders have proposed a plan to restore it. Because every public school relies on New … more
Last week, we were stunned to watch President Donald J. Trump sign an Executive Order that could jeopardize the very existence of one of our community's most treasured assets: the Río Grande del Norte National Monument. As elected officials, we … more
The Taos Land Trust (TLT) has embarked on a new, expanded version of its mission and is working to serve the community more directly by responding to public priorities through various planning projects. Among our new initiatives is … more
First off, I would like to personally apologize to the residents of the Village of Questa for the water outage. I understand the hardship that it caused for many of you, and I am willing to be held accountable for my part in it. We, the Village … more
Using biology to justify ideological positions has never led to good policy. Not so long ago, biological arguments were invoked to justify racial discrimination and even genocide. Now biology is being used to discriminate against transgender … more
New Mexico is ranked 49th in the nation in child well-being, 49th or 50th in the country in education, and 47th in the nation in teacher pay and we wonder why our kids are failing, our education system is in shambles, and we cannot attract … more
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