Human beings do things in secret when they’re ashamed or fearful. Such was the Jan. 10 vote taken by the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees to replace the late David Salazar with his grand-nephew John Ramon Vigil.
The New Mexico Lottery Board now has a champion for the students. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham at the end of December appointed Othiamba Umi as a new board member.
Having a Superfund site under you city is a pretty big deal. The Environmental Protection Agency and the New Mexico Environment Department have been struggling to clean Española’s Superfund site on the west side for decades. It originates on North Railroad Avenue and flows southward at t…
Rio Arriba County officials may want to sit up and take notice of Nathanael King’s front page story this week about Syndicato Nuevo Mexico members running amok in the County’s jail. Commissioners are routinely nonplussed about the activities in our jail but this should grab their attention.
No New Mexico politician, at any level, did as much for Española than Roger Montoya did Sunday night. His brief but poignant speech after accepting his CNN Hero award was more heartfelt, genuine and altruistic than anyone who has spoken in support of the Valley.
Unless you were a fly on the wall at past board meetings, or good friends or family of a board member, you’re not going to know the chaos that’s occurred at La Tierra Montessori School over the past year. We know it’s dysfunctional and facing serious rebuilding and change.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency gave Españolans a new definition of, “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.” We also have to question the “protection” part of the agency’s title.