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The Taos News, in its Jan. 5 issue, reported on a proposal for Holy Cross Hospital (HCH) to change its status to a critical access hospital. Much of what was reported is true, but in some cases not the whole truth. For example, the report stated … more
It is important that everyone who reads anything I write does not misinterpret what I am trying to say. In receiving messages from some people within our community, I realize some individuals are unaware that it is a legal human right to reply to … more
On Dec. 16, 2016, my time as state director at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development came to an end. Little did I know when took this job in 2009 that there were great challenges facing New Mexico’s rural … more
Not many people remember Dona Cleofas Anaya — who she was and where she lived. In fact, Anaya was my maternal grandmother who lived in El Prado over a century ago at the end of Lake Road. Her family home, which originally belonged to her parents, … more
Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year. In the U.S., suicide rates are highest during the spring. (In Taos it’s the fall). Suicide is the leading cause of death for ages 10-to-14 and the second-leading cause for ages 15-to-34. In … more
Addiction to prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin is a growing public health epidemic that’s taking a heartbreaking toll on families and communities across the country. For years, without adequate treatment resources, communities in New … more
Secession might have originally been a mental game and a threat against deportation, but with the cabinet picks by President-elect Trump, it is becoming an increasingly viable option. The following independence referendum is about the right to … more
A A. Hart Allex, A.K. Stillman, Abe Martin, Adele E. Zimmermann, Alan H. Maestas, Alan Macrae, Albert Gene Hunsaker III, Albert Spungen, Alex Limkin, Alexis Rykken, Alfred Trujillo, Alma Lones, Amanda Bent, Ana R. Klenicki, Anita Rodriguez, … more
Only a few days remain for the Bureau of Land Management to take public comment as it prepares an environmental impact statement on the construction of the proposed 33-mile, overhead high-voltage power line through portions of northern Santa Fe … more
In my opinion, no initiative addressing the horrors of the coming Trump administration is more significant than the Jan. 21 Million Women March — with its primary venue being the Washington, D.C., National Mall. But there are marches and … more
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