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Op Ed: We Can’t Ignore Oil & Gas Pollution’s Harm To Our Tourism Industry

 

Op Ed: We Can’t Ignore Oil & Gas Pollution’s Harm To Our Tourism Industry

Submitted By Ron Trujillo and Amber Espinosa-Trujillo
Our state is known for breathtaking views, unique public lands and ancient cultures within reach. Tourists choose New Mexico as a destination because of ample opportunities to experience these assets. We’ve built a bustling and successful tourism industry that depends on our state being in its natural state – an industry that injected $6.1 billion into New Mexico’s economy and supported 89,000 jobs in 2014
[1]. A growing reputation around oil and gas pollution threatens this strong and important part of our economy… 

 

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A Gratitude Moment

A Gratitude Moment This letter was originally published on March 3 in the Abiquiu News and is republished here with their permission. Check out other

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Letter To Editor: SF County Working To Benefit Espanola Residents

Letter To Editor: SF County Working To Benefit Espanola Residents

By Henry P. Roybal, Santa Fe County Commissioner – District 1

Recent court filings and newspaper articles suggest that Santa Fe County (“SFC”) doesn’t want to work with the City of Española (“Española”) and Rio Arriba County (“RAC”) and is acting illegally to prevent RAC from annexing the Española portion of SFC.  As the County Commissioner for SFC District 1, I am writing to set the record straight.   

Knowing the financial challenges facing Española, I and my fellow commissioners…

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Letter To Editor: Reassess Aamodt Settlement

Dear Editor

I would like to ask our State Legislators to stop funding the proposed Aamodt Settlement and allocate these funds to a proven program i.e., Pre-K education. Presently, the Aamodt Settlement requires ~$50 to $70 million of NM taxpayer dollars for a proposed county regional water system (CRWS) that will obtain water from the Rio Grande at a location north of USGS Otowi Gauging station.

Is this CRWS a good thing? Please consider the following…

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Letter To The Editor: Flooding On Bridge Needs County Attention

Letter To The Editor: Flooding On Bridge Needs County Attention

Dear Editor,

I am writing to you about the bridge on CR 99 that crosses a fast running river. The bridge is owned by Rio Arriba County who has not responded to the pleas of the families who live in the area to include elderly, disabled, and children. The bridge has collapsed…