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Public investments in our precious resources must be smart, sustainable

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New Mexico has a long history of forging innovative solutions to a whole host of problems. Our knowhow and ingenuity have influenced everything from the creation of the personal computer to the exploration of the moon, Mars, and beyond. Surely we can come up with workable solutions for the myriad problems we face here at...

Guide to the stars WEEK OF Oct. 16 – 22

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

With Mercury coming out of retrograde you can loosen your tie, kick up your heels or take that road trip with no destination in mind. Or, you can close the deal on that house or car you have been wanting to buy. The choice is yours and now it’s time to strike while the iron is hot!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

For you bullheaded one, you may feel like an actual bullhead stuck in someone’s shoe. But, as the Moon trines Neptune, it’s time to focus on projects that have seemed like a lot of work. Playful Neptune will help make a project that normally feels like work a fun task. Go ahead, clean that messy closet. You will enjoy it.

Gemini (May 21-June...

Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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RACIAL TOLERANCE INDEX: Racist? Compared to what? In a global research project the World Values Survey studied 80 countries over three decades revealing the most and least racially tolerant. The United States ranks as the most tolerant along with Canada, United Kingdom and Australia although our status has recently declined. For the dregs of racial intolerance try India, Egypt, Iran, Korea or France.

RACISM: Prejudice and discrimination based in social perceptions of biological differences between peoples. The notion that one’s race determines one’s identity. It is the belief that one’s convictions...

Plateau Science Society Meeting

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The October meeting of the Plateau Sciences Society will take place on Sunday, October 18, at the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill Street, Gallup.The social get-together with refreshments will run from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The business meeting will start promptly at 3:00 p.m., followed by a short break and then the program at 3:45 p.m. The program is open to the public.

This month’s program will highlight the many years that Elizabeth (Betty) Kelley, Sheila Brewer and other members of the Plateau Sciences Society worked on the excavations of the Vidal Site just north of Gallup. This site, located in Heaton Canyon consisted of a Great Kiva and a cluster of buildings, contemporaneous with...

Report: Gila River Diversion is Expensive, Unnecessary Boondoggle

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$1 billion for river project would be better spent on education, child care

ALBUQUERQUE—The state’s current plan to spend up to $1 billion to divert water from the Gila River through a pipeline is ill conceived, particularly since the state has significant problems that would be more effectively addressed with such a significant level of funding. That’s the main conclusion of a report released on October 15 by New Mexico Voices for Children. The report, “The Gila River Diversion: A drain on limited state resources that are better spent elsewhere,” outlines the problems with the proposed Gila River Diversion project and the need for the proposed funds to be invested in programs...

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