Letters to the Editor
Readers voice concerns about the plight of emergency responders, methane emission rules in New Mexico and more.
Letter to the Editor, Feb. 26, 2020
Oil and gas industry expert Dan Fine reflects on the career of retiring state Sen. John Sapien, who he says embodies America's two-party system.
Commentary: SJGS carbon capture plan unfeasible
The business template behind a plan to turn the San Juan Generating Station into a model carbon-capture project doesn’t hold up under much scrutiny.
Letters to the Editor
Readers discuss the need to support the Julian Fleming Memorial Scholarship at San Juan College and the success of the New Mexico True campaign.
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 17, 2020
Readers discuss educational practices in schools, and the proposed red flag gun law poised to go before the state Legislature this session.
Opinion: NM energy workers protect U.S. economy
Energy workers are key to developing the resources that strengthen the U.S. against vulnerabilities that have crippled our economy in the past.
NM’s rise in homelessness tops nation
New Mexico also recorded a 57.6% increase in chronic homelessness last year, also the highest in the nation.
Opinion: Aztec mayor calls for methane controls
Aztec Mayor Victor Snover says he supports the governor's efforts to put tough methane emission rules into place in New Mexico.
Opinion: State HHS manager explains big budget
"Just because we’re a government agency doesn’t mean we’re exempt from proving there is a substantial return on the investment of taxpayer dollars."
Opinion: Politicians should stop attacking PRC
The Public Regulation Commission has admirably been trying to navigate the very complex problem of how to implement an extremely flawed law, the ETA.
Opinion: A local voice on the ETA
The ETA provides roughly 40 million dollars, including guaranteeing severance packages and retraining opportunities to current plant and mine workers.
Opinion: Time to repeal Energy Transition Act
As more New Mexicans learn the truth about the Energy Transition Act, or ETA, the less they support it.
Opinion: Mill levy cash needed in Aztec schools
Schools are an economic driver in our community... If a community's schools fail, that community can lose population and property values can go down.
Opinion: Prioritize mining, win clean at energy
China has already captured much of the renewable energy market... that means more U.S. jobs and wealth being transferred to a geopolitical rival.
Opinion: Solar tax isn’t worth losing a lawsuit
Farmington resident Eli Pavlik cautions the City Council to reflect on Bloomfield's experience fighting the ACLU before facing EarthJustice lawyers.
Opinion: In Texas, there’s trouble in the wind
New wind systems are entirely dependent on favorable weather conditions. The coal plants they replaced typically ran non-stop for months at a time.
Opinion: Add a natural gas option to SJGS study
For years our county depended on coal and natural gas for jobs and funding for the local economy. We have some important decisions ahead of us.
Opinion: Methane rules needed to cut emissions
It’s time for New Mexico to step up and cut methane emissions for the sake of its residents and neighbors.
Opinion: Don’t bite the hand that’s helping you
The Energy Transition Act , far from harming our communities ... advocates for them during an energy and economic transition that is already underway.
Opinion: Helping wildlife is good business
Conserving wildlife and sustaining the economic viability of working lands are essential. Done right, these things can and should go well together.
Opinion: State rep says Cottrell Propst should go
Montoya: Public officials should represent New Mexicans, not the interests of foreign corporations. It’s time for Sarah Cottrell Propst to step down.
Letters to the Editor, May 31, 2019
State energy policy, the response to violence against indigenous women and the value of active shooter drills are this week's topics.
Opinion: ACE rule gives power to the states
ACE offers a list of carbon dioxide-reducing technologies that can be used to improve existing facilities, including advanced systems already in use.
Opinion: Growing a stronger Farmington economy
Mayor Nate Duckett says things are looking up, but there's work to be done to diversify and transform the local economy.
Opinion: New energy laws will hurt our state
Santa Fe politicians are being pushed by special interests from out-of-state funders passing laws that jeopardize our way of life.
Opinion: A solid foundation takes teamwork
On March 16, 2019, the New Mexico Legislature reached the end of one of the busiest sessions in recent memory.
Opinion: What’s next for New Mexico?
"Economic freedom lost big during the last legislative session while higher taxes, more government regulations, and bigger government won."
Opinion: This is what success looks like
The results of the 2019 legislative session are evidence of what can happen when your elected leaders work together to serve the people of New Mexico.
Commentary: Save Aztec Municipal Golf Course
If it closes, it'll end AHS golf program and take opportunity away from more than 100 course members.
Opinion: Public lands deal has regional wins
Sen. Martin Heinrich: "Living in a state that proudly calls itself the Land of Enchantment, I know how much our public lands mean to New Mexicans."
Populists and traditionalists are battling
Dick Cheney is the rare Republican who isn't intimidated by President Donald Trump these days.
Letters to the Editor, March 13, 2019
The economic future of the Four Corners region, and of energy policies in this state, is on the minds of our letter writers this week.
Opinion: Methane controls needed
New Mexico has a real and growing problem with methane waste from oil and gas production that Governor Lujan Grisham is right to address.
Letters to the editor: March 6, 2019
Reflections on whether the state should tax food, and policies that may restrict job growth in New Mexico are today's topics.
Opinion: FInding a compromise on gun control
Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe shares his views on the divisive issues of gun control laws and mental health care funding.
Opinion: Reasonable regulations don’t kill jobs
Don Schreiber: "They want to say it will kill executive bonuses, but it sounds better to say it will kill jobs."
Opinion: Professional looks at PreK legislation
I want to share my professional opinion with you regarding New Mexico's children and legislation that is being heard in Santa Fe this session.