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Don’t just sit there!

Depressed about the environment? Do something!

Opinion Environmental news is a downer. I know. Despite trying to balance news about climate change and energy development with a love for wild places and muddy rivers, I’ve pretty much spent a decade of my life depr...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Laura Paskus

Hi, Desert

Santa Fe’s Spooky Side

Opinion A ghost haunts the river near my house. She wears a long black dress with a high collar (think Viktor & Rolf, only dusty, tattered and blood-stained), and cries at night. Some say she cries because she miss...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Dani Katz

Politics of Drought

New Mexico wants the feds’ help—when it’s convenient

Opinion On May 15, Gov. Susana Martinez issued a formal drought declaration for New Mexico. According to the National Weather Service, 2011 was the second driest year on record. The entire state experienced decreased m...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Laura Paskus

Hi, Desert

Dumpster Decorating

Opinion It’s been over a year of residencies, sublets and couch crashes, and it’s time to get my own digs. I hunt tenaciously, determined to find a place rife with sunlight, privacy, built-ins and garden space, gar...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Dani Katz

Evaluating the Evaluating

Is New Mexico’s teacher evaluation system fair? Joe Teacher investigates

Opinion The Big Test was upon us, and during the next three weeks of testing, my special education students felt like complete failures—due to the fact that they were complete failures. They cried. They screamed and ...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Joe Teacher

Hi, Desert

I thought spring had sprung

Opinion I sprawl away my Sunday on the front porch of my housesit in a whisper of a sundress, soaking up the vitamin D, while reading the New York Times. Spring at last; spring at last; thank God almighty, spring at...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Dani Katz

Death by Miracle

Bird populations have enough to worry about without poisoned birdseed

Opinion I felt no smug satisfaction when reading of a recent federal court case involving The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. In March, the company pled guilty to charges that it had knowingly sold poisoned birdseed.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Laura Paskus

School Re-Formed

The maybe-not-so-wild-world of Waldorf education

Opinion I rapped on a wall to make sure I wasn’t on the set of Little House on the Prairie. I wasn’t. I’d just entered the world of Waldorf education.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Seth Biderman

Poisoned Prairie

Federal agencies’ negotiations could affect an entire ecosystem

Opinion In a shaky, hand-shot video from 2010, Nimish Vyas of the United States Geological Survey pans across a field in Vernon, Colo. Vyas focuses on a dirt mound and then zooms in on a pale spot atop the dry, tawny g...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Laura Paskus

Leave Bad Enough Alone

Accepting mediocrity helps no one

Opinion On Feb. 27, the Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education summoned its courage and did the right thing: It voted (narrowly, 3-2) to buy out the contract of Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Alan M. Webber
 
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