2003

New Mexico’s response to the drought is being written by lawyers and political experts. Meteorologists and geologists don’t write that good.

A review of two speeches in which national news executives express to their colleagues why paid political diatribes are becoming a threat to their traditional journalism.

Too bad rapid Bill Richardson’s idea about light rail transportation avoids the Albuquerque Central problem. Too bad Mayor Martin Chavez is unrealistic. Urban light rail works in the four biggest North American Rocky Mountain metro areas. The fifth is Albuquerque. Impossible dream?

Minnie B. Owens had it right: the saloon men eventually will ruin the state. They aren’t doing much good for Bill Richardson’s political career either.

The Santa Fe press corps exploded in laughter when Bill Richardson made a slip of the tongue. But it was nervous laughter. The reporters were tense. The governor eats softball questions for lunch.

Continuing along U.S. 84 in New Mexico’s Rio Arriba County, I search for the secrets of preservation of the living West in Los Ojos and Chama

The first way to save the ranch, if it’s scenic enough to appeal to rich donors, is the way they saved Orville’s place on Wilson Mesa. But what about the magic length of U.S. 84 between Abiquiu and Chama in northern New Mexico?

Why Bill Richardson “lost” Amendment No. 2 in the special election: Was it the the total return? Or something bigger, like the chickens coming home to roost?

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