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Climate change is causing more frequent drought, warmer night time temperatures even in winter and other impacts that will affect plants, wildlife and humans.

Celebrating Earth, tackling climate change

Monday, (April 22), is Earth Day. This will be the 49th year people around the world celebrate the planet on this day. As climate change takes hold and humans begin to see the impacts in drought, …
State and local agencies encouraged pilgrims to stay safe by walking on roadway shoulders and wearing bright, reflective clothing that's appropriate for the weather. Those walking at night should bring flashlights.

Take care of pilgrims walking to Chimayó

This week, thousands of people will make their way on foot to the Santuario de Chimayó. You will see them walking along roads and highways around the region. They are on the annual pilgrimage to …

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Traditonal acequias vital in modern day

Among the most beautiful sights and sounds of springtime is that of water flowing down the historic acequias winding across Taos County.

Editorial: Think twice before you post that video

A recent situation involving sexting at Taos High School caused one girl to be suspended and as many as two dozen phones belonging to boys at the school may have been confiscated by police. Criminal charges …

Opinion: Thanks to Holy Cross Hospital

Although I have spent the past few months overcoming some challenging medical issues that required treatment at more than several area hospitals, the one thing that stands out is the great treatment …

Opinion: Medicare for All will work

In response to George Schurman's My Turn ("Explaining the Financial Fallacy of 'Medicare for All,' " April 11):I would point out that his math omits a huge item: with a national plan, there would be …

Opinion: Letter to Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

To be blunt, I do not trust you to represent the people of New Mexico. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, in the 2018 election cycle you raised 1.3 million dollars from political action …

Opinion: Backward priorities?

In my opinion, I think the mayor and town council have their priorities backward. A The Taos News' March 15 article ("Taos Commits $650,000 to Extend Air Service Through Summer") tells how the town …

Letter: Dear Mr. Barry

What needs to happen to change things? While women certainly need to keep up the fight it needs to be men, like you, that really make it happen.
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Dr. Gina Perez-Baron

Farewell for now, but not forever, from an innovative physician

I have provided primary medical care and treated patients with substance use disorder throughout Northern New Mexico since 2013, starting at Questa Health Center. There, with the first team that …

Opinion: We are a nation of compassion and immigrants

Compassion is an awareness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it. It requires action. We may do this by listening to another person's trials and tribulations and giving advice if …

Opinion: How a disagreement can become the basis of community

The Greater World Community is possibly the only legal subdivision development in the world that effectively and sustainably addresses all six of the main issues of human sustenance. Those issues …
New Mexican file photoA 2003 aerial view of the Chevron molybdenum mine near Questa. The mine is one of thousands of mining sites throughout the state with large-scale environmental cleanup needs, and one of only a handful that hasn't been abandoned by its operators before any cleanup occurred.

Opinion: Questa: A mine's toxic legacy--an idea for new jobs

One damp morn, the airwaves began to vibrate. News became aware that the Questa village site was the mouth of an enormously rich sleeping volcano. New Mexico geologists had already carefully examined …

Opinion: How a few people of deed created Israel's first unity government

A special meeting had been called in the Beit Malacha, the Workshop, where an old industrial zone warehouse was being transformed into a showcase of fine crafted Jerusalem pine.
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