Most people measure their lives on a sliding scale, hoping that when we die the good we’ve done will outweigh our misdeeds.
We shouldn’t have to publicly shame (if that’s possible) Rio Arriba County commissioners into taking action regarding conditions in the Rio Arriba County Detention Center, for which they are responsible. Yet, here we are, almost annually reminding them of their duties regarding the monst…
The city of Española and Rio Arriba County on Sept. 1 received $1.2 million and $1.1 million respectively. Almost a month has passed and the public has no idea what the two public entities’ plans are to spend the money.
In April 2018, I was conducting a jewelry fundraiser for the Presbyterian Española Hospital auxiliary. A young man asked to trade his heart shaped river stone for a piece of jewelry for his girlfriend, who was a patient.
We’re not sure how productive a conversation regarding the Juan de Oñate statue in Alcalde between Rio Arriba County commissioners and County Manager Thomas Campos with Native American activist Luis Peña would be. We doubt anything constructive would come from such a conversation but eve…
At its best, the system put in place by Census 2020 will not work well in Rio Arriba County. Add restrictions from a virus and we have results lagging far behind the rest of the country in getting counted.
The loss of a newspaper is painful to those of us in the business. It doesn’t matter where that newspaper is, when one closes, it leaves behind a community missing a vital part, in many cases, the cohesive beating heart that informs, agitates and soothes.