An appropriate wrap-up

by Max Yeh | December 3, 2021

Federal and state laws require tax-exempt organizations, upon closing, to distribute their assets to another not-for-profit organization with a similar mission.

Frances Luna

The soft vigilantism of Frances Luna

by Diana Tittle | November 22, 2021

The Truth or Consequences City Commissioner used her other bully pulpit in the Sierra County Sentinel last Friday to call for local-government critics to be verbally assaulted in stores and on the street.

“I wish one day there wouldn’t be no drugs here”

by Don J. Usner, with photography by Usner, Searchlight New Mexico | December 1, 2021
14 min read

Addiction, resilience and hope in Chimayó

Of Recent Interest
Of Recent Interest

Analysis: How New Mexico’s appellate court gave Copper Flat Mine a boost

by Kathleen Sloan | December 13, 2021
13 min read

New Mexico Copper Company lost its bid in the New Mexico Court of Appeals to retain pre-basin-declared water rights for the Copper Flat Mine project, but the court’s November ruling has given the company another shot at “vested” water rights.

elementary school children with American flag

Understanding New Mexico’s proposed new social studies standards for K-12 students

by Debora Nicoll | December 9, 2021
13 min read

“The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.”
—National Council for the Social Studies 

Fiber optic cables

Ethos closing in on broadband construction start date

by Debora Nicoll | December 7, 2021
3 min read

Ethos Broadband continues working with the Bureau of Land Management to obtain a construction permit to install a fiber-optic network that will bring internet access to rural Sierra County, while Sierra Electric Cooperative, a partner in this venture, has begun using the $2.1 million provided by the county to replace the electric poles needed as the physical supports for fiber-optic lines.

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