I offer this letter with enthusiastic support for Lauren Reichelt as a candidate for the Española School Board in district 4.
Families in the town of Vallecitos and all across Northern New Mexico lost their jobs as a result of the Endangered Species Act, which protects, along with other species, the Mexican Spotted Owl. When I ran against Democrat Bill Richardson in 1990 for the Third Congressional District sea…
“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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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?
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.
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
I am writing to express my concern about the current New Mexico Public Education Department Anti-Bullying Policy. It maintains focus on the “perpetrator, bullying behavior, and the consequences related to the combination of the two.”
In the past two years, two dogs accompanied by their owners on the Bureau of Land Management property adjacent to residences on Rio Arriba County Road 101 in Chimayó, were caught in game traps.
The Land of Enchantment’s job picture is very rosy, but employment growth is not a given. The truth is, we cannot take anything for granted, especially because of the new agenda we are seeing out of Santa Fe.
In a shocking display of moral turpitude, the corporate gun lobby has teamed up with sheriffs across the state to protect guns over people. Because the New Mexico legislature has been advancing bills that would remove guns from domestic violence offenders, while they are under protective…
The root cause of problems that many customers, that is corporation shareholders, experience with the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative and its Board of Trustees is the continued complete disregard by the Trustees of the concerns and needs of the corporation’s shareholders.
Regarding the ‘El Rito Man Dies in Rollover’ article in the Feb. 28 issue of the Rio Grande SUN, it was a coordinated first response by the New Mexico State Police, Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office and both Abiquiú and El Rito volunteer fire departments.
The majority of people living in New Mexico believe in the sanctity of life. Government’s role, in fact its duty, is to protect the individual’s natural given right to life.
I am committed to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs. Do the education leaders in our state feel the same way?
Extreme weather events have been giving us just a taste of things to come with regard to climate change, from the 120 degree heat wave in Australia, to -70 cold spells sweeping through the midwest in the polar vortex.