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   “Climate Change Threatens World Food Supply” is the headline wake-up alarm being sounded by leading newspapers. It was prompted by the release of a summary report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, staffed by more than 100 experts from 52 countries.

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    As long as the news stories fall his way, Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan loves the press. Criticize one of his deputies for using a Taser on a high school student or another deputy for abusing a store manager, without cause, and he seeks ways to limit access to documents, reports,…

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    A very bad practice has become a standard driving habit almost overnight. Drivers now predictably run not only the end of a yellow light but the beginning of the red ones. I’m fearful whenever I stop at a yellow light that someone planning to plow through the intersection is going to rea…

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    What kind of people throw kittens onto the road to get rid of them? I passed three dead kittens in various states of dismemberment and death on U.S. 285/68 just around the corner from the Española shelter the morning of July 30.

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    Talk about the literal luck of the draw. Rio Arriba County Commissioner Leo Jaramillo had to draw straws with fellow Commissioner James Martinez to see who would get a two-year extension on his elected term.

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    Regarding the stupidity and ignorance of “historians” Roberto Valdez and Al Berrago, I am shocked (Rio Grande SUN, Fiesta Historians Downplay, July 18, 2019, page A1). I am amazed the SUN published such trash in the first place.

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    I would like to clarify Mr. Nick Naranjo’s paid advertisements in the Santa Fe New Mexican and Albuquerque Journal North, paid for by the members of Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative.

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    Why should we care about what’s going on at the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative? The juice stays on, they are nice, and the rates are OK.

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    Breaking our tradition of opining on local topics, the recent U.S. Congressional vote on raising the minimum wage from $7.50 an hour to $15 must be addressed. Specifically, how did New Mexico legislators vote?

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    Thank you for printing the column from Harold Morgan (no relation) in the July 11 edition of the Rio Grande Sun. Indeed, it seems the thing U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan is good at is fund- raising. Yes, he has been alright in his elected position, but his true calling seems to be th…

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    It’s clear we won’t look for any sort of reconciliation between Hispanic and Native American history buffs anytime soon. The explosive remarks made by local history teacher Roberto Valdez and San Elizario (Texas) Historical District Director Al Borrego July 13 at the Española Valley Fies…

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    I’m not saying adults in our society shouldn’t be held responsible for their actions and behaviors. Most adults understand actions have consequences and most know the range of consequences expected for particular behaviors. Like driving drunk.

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    Many Rio Grande SUN readers and others will recall that about this same time last year I wrote an editorial urging all member/owners of Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative to refrain from attending the July annual meeting.

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    The general public missed an exciting, monumental event in December 2018. The Rio Arriba County Commission voted to rename the Rio Arriba County Complex Annex. The Rio Arriba County Emilio Naranjo Building.

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   I write in regard to the recent events at McCurdy Charter School, whereby the coach was fired and the football program discontinued.

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    Voter, please stop. Where is your line? Do you have a line? Have any of these recent events in our community crossed your line? What in the world could make you use your voice in a better way?

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    At last, a Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative trustee with a vision, not just a plan for enriching himself and his compadres at the expense of co-op members.

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    Los Sombras Siete continue to disenfranchise Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative member-owners. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, or heard it all, these guys come up with another move to crush representation of members, this time in District 6.

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    I am sad that as a community, we could not rise to the challenge of making necessary changes to our celebration by removing the figure of Juan de Oñate from the Española Valley Fiesta.

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    I want to urge members of the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative to assert their shareholder status by voting in the current election.

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   With the upcoming Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board elections, this seems like a good time to relay my experiences with the current Board (and distinguishing from experiences with Jemez employees, which have always been positive).

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    This upcoming Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative election gives the member-owners a very real chance to take back the Co-op for the people it serves, rather than the entrenched and self-serving Board of Trustees.

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    I urge anyone interested in the preservation of our environment and the welfare of future generations in the Rio Arriba to support the Jemez Mountain Electric Cooperative candidates managed by “member-owner Luis Torres.”

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    A parting gift from then-Rio Arriba County commissioners Alex Naranjo and Barney Trujillo was to reclassify Napoleon Garcia from Public Works director to Public Works administrator. So what, you ask? It’s all in a name, or a title in this case.

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    The city of Española’s Planning and Zoning Commission was on the ball May 9 when it voted unanimously to deny Edward Hunter’s request for a use exception for a commercial building. We eye suspiciously Hunter’s request, since he’s on the Commission.

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    Lawyers may head back to court in the Yazzie/Martinez versus the state of New Mexico lawsuit. As school districts around the state cobble their budgets, many will find where the Lord giveth, so also does He taketh away.

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   Please let me save some of the candidates considering running for the House District 3 seat and the New Mexico Senate seat some time and trouble.

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    Rio Grande SUN cops and courts reporter Tabitha Clay brings us several stories this week detailing problems in the Española Police Department, an aggressive Rio Arriba County deputy and a Tierra Amarilla jail guard who apparently fell for the cliché bad boy and had inmates beat a man who…

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    We’re a month into a high nitrate scare at one of the city of Española’s wells and Mayor Javier Sanchez and city officials seem more intent on spinning the story, than actually addressing the issue.

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    Human beings naturally fall into ruts. We’re creatures of habit. So it’s our nature to say, “We’ve always done it that way.”

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    The Family Dollar store in Alcalde is closing. I asked the clerk why. Was it because the Dollar General down the street? No, the answer was theft, pure and simple.

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    Kudos and thank you to the Santa Fe Reporter. The Santa Fe weekly dropped the hammer on the Santa Fe Police Department March 12 when it filed suit over police disciplinary records and complaints filed against four officers.

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Like many New Mexicans, I live  with felony convictions dating back decades. Slightly more than 20 years ago, an Albuquerque police officer arrested me for taking an end table off of my neighbor’s sun porch and charged me with residential burglary — a third degree felony. I pleaded guilty an…

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    The Española City Police Department has never been long on following its own policies. Every iteration of command structure enters touting high expectations, an overhaul of training, a shuffle of key positions and of course paint the cars and change the uniforms. We never understand thos…

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    Those profiting off our disastrous health care system continue to push patchwork bills and incremental change. But we don’t need more Band-Aids. We want real reform. We want Medicare for all.

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   I am pleased to learn Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Porter Swentzell, of Santa Clara, as a Northern New Mexico College regent. As a former faculty member (director of learning resources) at the University of New Mexico Northern New Mexico Branch College, in Santa Cruz, 1977, I str…

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I appreciate the opportunity to set the record straight regarding recent publications discussing a nitrate sample taken from one city well and the city's timeline to notify residents of the nitrate sampling results. A handful of media outlets recently published stories alleging that the city…

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    President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the New Deal – job creation and social programs that helped pull us out of the depression. This year, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, introduced the “Green New Deal” – a resolution to create econo…

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    Any discussion regarding the two bills moving through the legislature that would create an ethics commission must begin and end with stating 75 percent of New Mexicans voted for the Constitutional amendment in November 2018 that would create the commission.

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