Cover, October 31: “SFR Endorsements”
We’re Number One
Kudos to Anson Stevens-Bollen for his best cover of 2018.
7 Days, October 31
The latest scandal in Santa Fe, the "quid pro quo" of former Mayor Javier Gonzales, is insulting to all residents of New Mexico.
Mr. Gonzales carried a bill requesting grant money to City Council and was the lead sponsor—yet he conveniently was absent when the actual votes were cast to grant $100,000 to Descartes Labs. The state has contributed a further $600,000 because of this city contribution.
And now Mr. Gonzales is given a "consulting job" by this same firm, in a field that he has zero experience or expertise in.
Most importantly, this grant of LEDA funds, approved by the Santa Fe City Council, is to a company that isn't eligible for them under the stated, written guidelines by the New Mexico Economic Development Department (as shown on their webpage). In fact, they are clearly a "non-qualifying entity," and should have been granted nothing.
Yet another example of taxpayer money being quietly stolen by elected officials—where is the citizen outrage?
Movies, October 24: “First Man”
You blew it. First Man is a 10.
Some things are heavy and should be portrayed as such.
Music, October 31: “Too Real”
Kudos, Sir Luke
Shout out to the new music writer. Well-written insightful pieces and introduction to new styles and artists. He's terrific.
Letters, October 31: “Trained? Skilled?”
What’s the Rush?
Regarding the letter to the editor from Warren Peary; I'm one of the "old guys" on the road you refer to. I'm not slow, Warren. I obey the law. If the speed limit posted says 25 mph, I do 25 mph. If I'm on the freeway and the sign says 75 mph, I do 75 mph. If there is rain or snow, I slow down. I watch people like you every day I drive somewhere. When I take Governor Miles Road up to Camino Carlos Rey, there is always someone tailgating me because I observe the speed limit. Some even become angry and pass me over the double yellow line. Why are you in a hurry, Warren? Only you can change your bad habits. If you are running late, leave earlier. Share the road and be a responsible adult.