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Governor’s office slow learners

January 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Rio Grande Sun ESPAÑOLA — Our governor has plenty of public relations problems. That’s why we thought it incredible that one of her mouth pieces would call one of our reporters eight times in 10 minutes on New Year’s Day to attack him about a Dec. 31 story he didn’t write. The governor’s representative [&hellip...

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Freedom and duty

January 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Freedom is not free. For years we’ve seen the bumper stickers honoring veterans, reminding us that freedom is not free. This statement is even truer than its original intent. Certainly without a military force of men and women willing to lay down their...

Remember the critters

January 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Animal lovers are concerned these days that, in the frigid temperatures of late, pets aren’t being cared for as they should — so we thought we’d issue a reminder: When the weather is as cold as it has been, you can’t ignore your critters in the...

Stepping up for service

January 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

We’ve heard it said that the toughest elected position out there is on your local school board. We can believe it. There’s nothing more important to parents than the welfare of their children, and such issues are not only of paramount importance, they can...

Observations, predictions for a new year

January 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Let’s pull out my nonexistent crystal ball and take a look at what’s in store for the state of New Mexico in the year about to unfold. All predictions are based on scientific data, keen observation, brilliant insights and my own roll of the dice — which...

Executive orders and gun controls

January 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

President Obama sure knows how to kick off a new year, especially when it’s his last year in office. This week the President is unveiling his latest round of executive actions to curb gun violence. Details as of this writing remain sketchy since the White...

There are answers for poor grades

January 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Rio Grande Sun ESPANOLA — The Public Education Department on Dec. 18 released the grades for schools across the state. The results were generally bad. Poorly performing school districts are fortunate that the general population has information fatigue when...

Here’s hoping in a new year

December 31, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

So here we are, entering a new year with hopes and resolutions and lots of snow on the ground. It’s a good day to relax, if the demands of your life allow it, and take a look toward the year to come. Into 2016, here’s a bit of what we see and hope. It’s...

Street cleanings after the storm

December 30, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

When a major snowstorm hits, a lot of businesses go into overdrive. They’ve got to make sure their employees get to work and back home, figure out a way to deliver products to their customers and make sure the snow is removed from the sidewalks and their...

A personal take on a year of newsy columns

December 29, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

When thinking back on 2015, it’s hard not to get personal. It was a significant year for me as well as for the rest of the world. I’ve been writing this column since May 2013. I call it Dispatch New Mexico, though your local newspaper editor might call it...