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Madame G guide to the stars Week of novemBER 11

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The Frosty Full Moon occurs Nov. 12. According to folklore, beavers would finish their preparations for winter under the light of this moon. Madame G recommends you do the same. Take the time to put your house in order both physically and spiritually. This will mean different things for different people. Then enjoy the...

Science Corner: Who’s responsible for global warming?

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Pogo was right – We have met the enemy and he is us

Who’s responsible for all this global warming/climate change? Recently, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was criticized by a climate activist when she proposed working with the oil and gas industry to reduce methane emissions. The activist accused the governor of working with “the enemy.” Is the oil and gas industry really an enemy? I believe it was Albert Camus who aptly stated - we are all innocent, even if we have to blame the whole human race and heaven and hell.

First, if they are the enemy, just stop buying gas and oil. Where does that get us? But in fact we ourselves are the enemy if there is one. According to the...

Letter to the Editor: As Veterans Day approaches

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The American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance is the foundation of who we are as American citizens and the sacrifice our veterans have made for our great country. I still recall as a young soldier at Fort Knox how our commanding officer explained the importance of respecting and honoring our flag and the men and women who fought for our freedom.

Our national flag represents all that is good about America. Veterans Day is just a few weeks away and millions of Americans will be celebrating the service and sacrifices made by our men and women in the Armed Forces. Only 1% of our citizens placed their lives on hold to serve and protect this great nation. When we Pledge Allegiance to the Flag...

Letter to the editor: Thank you to Indigenous People’s Day supporters

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A note of thanks to everyone who came out to support Indigenous People’s Day on October 14, 2019.

Although the Day is not yet a Federal Holiday, there are efforts nation-wide to make this change happen; 11 states, including New Mexico, have replaced the long held holiday honoring a man that was actually lost at sea and his crew was on the verge of mutiny. Land was sighted just prior to his crew plotting to toss him overboard.

When the Indigenous people rescued the lost seafarers and welcomed them, they were found to be peaceful and friendly, according to the journals that were preserved. Another fact that is kept from the educational systems of the world is that the people...

Luján honors 75 Vietnam War veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, presented 75 local Vietnam Veterans with the Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Pin – a commendation of our nation’s lasting gratitude to U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War in a ceremony held at the Gallup Cultural Center on Oct. 19.

At the ceremony, Luján presented the veterans with the Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Pin to honor and thank them for their service to our country. Luján was joined by James Eby, of Gallup’s Veterans Helping Veterans and the Gallup Boy Scout Troop 40.

“I had the pleasure of recognizing dozens of Vietnam veterans - distinguished individuals...
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