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Letter to Editor stating concerns about health safety in Grant County

Dear Editor,

I am very concerned for the safety of the citizens of Grant County. Susan Staples, a Nurse Practitioner, has admitted in court that she gives pain shots after hours at her house, when HMS closes where she works.

Susan also stated that instead of disposing of used disposable medical equipment she brings it home and uses it for training.

District Judge Thomas Stewart is aware of what Susan Staples is doing and said there was no concern for the safety of the citizens of Grant County.

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Letter to editor on the "cause" of massive immigration

While the Immigration issue lingers on and on without solutions, perhaps it's time to consider the "cause" of this massive immigration. Immigration is just the symptom and the cause has never been dealt with.

Unfortunately the cause probably won't ever be because our multinational corporations that do business in foreign countries do so because labor is cheaper there than creating and maintaining jobs for Americans at home, and the health, safety and environmental regulations are minimal at best .

United Fruit Company which later became Chiquita is well remembered for its exploitation, displacement and murder of indigenous peoples in Central American countries for cheap banana production. The CIA was involved, helping to overthrow democratically elected leaders so they could be replaced with leaders more compliant to the needs of big business.

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In Joe's Case, It's Way More Than "the Economy, Stupid!"


In Joe's Case, It's Way More Than "the Economy, Stupid!"
By Mike Bibb

Hope the U.S. House Oversight Committee investigating Joe Biden -- and his circle of friends and relatives -- don't run out of subpoena forms.

Previously, House subpoenas were issued to Joe's son Hunter Biden, Joe's brother James Biden, and Biden business associate Rob Walker.

Now, we've learned at least four additional subpoenas have been served to Eric Schwerin and Mervyn Yan, art gallery owner George Berges and art collector Elizabeth Naftali.

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Letter to Editor Re: opinion article in SCDP

Re: Pinos Altos thinning opinion letter

Dear editor, A recent opinion article published in the Silver City Daily Press on October 5, 2023 contained a factual error that I would like to correct. The letter was regarding recent thinning work and herbicide spraying on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands near Pinos Altos. The letter incorrectly associated the Gila National Forest's proposed Silver City West Hazardous Fuels Reduction project, for which a public meeting was held in August 2023, with the current action on BLM public lands.

The USDA Forest Service and the BLM are separate federal agencies, each responsible for managing its own lands. Gila National Forest does not take management actions (other than firefighting under interagency agreements) on BLM-managed lands. Decisions about how the BLM implements land management actions, such as fuels reduction and application of herbicide belong to the BLM.

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Letter to editor congratulating Silver Schools for Golden Chile Award

Congrats to Silver Schools for Golden Chile award

Congratulations to Silver City Consolidated Schools and Frontier Food Hub for earning top awards in the Golden Chile Award Program by connecting students to locally grown food!

The State recognized 66 schools, preschools, senior centers and growers statewide for their involvement in the NM Grown Program this year. Silver Schools' award honors school officials' efforts buying local produce for student meals, cultivating edible school gardens and teaching students the value of growing and eating nutritious produce. Frontier Food Hub's award reflects their commitment to provide their community with freshly grown food.

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Letter to editor on gun responsibility

Sep. 26, 2023

Dear Editor,

I applaud Governor Lujan-Grisham’s courage to issue an emergency firearms suspension, classified as a public health safety, across Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least 30 days in response to the death of an 11-year-old boy in early September. Let’s take this time to pause and think what kind of a country we have become; one fixated on gun rights and ownership, a country with more guns than people. 

Responsibility is the key concept for gun ownership, one in which we are failing pathetically as a nation. Guns are instruments of death, so having strict boundaries on training and types of guns allowed is reasonable. NM law does not require a waiting period to purchase a gun. Does this make sense? Guns are not the equalizing instruments as some claim because we live in an unequal society. Rather, guns make existing inequalities more volatile.

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Letter to Editor on carbon sequestration

Dear Editor: 

I had the opportunity to meet Governor Gordon, when I was manning the Converse County Republican booth on the Midway at the WY State Fair last month.  I am disappointed in the stance Governor Gordon and other Western Governors are taking to promote carbon emissions capture or 'carbon sequestration,' as they are now calling it.  

We all learned the process of photosynthesis in seventh grade biology, but it seems that many have forgotten their early education.  I looked it up again to make sure.  Carbon dioxide is a natural and necessary component of our atmosphere.  Our plants and trees cannot exist without it.  All plants exhale Oxygen during daylight hours, then when the sun goes down, they exhale Carbon Dioxide.  

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Gun Mandate - Round 2


I realize lawyers can be wordy, and sometimes tricky in the application of their trade. Or, so it may appear to the average individual, including myself.

Which seems to be the case in New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's gun control regulation, previously struck down by a federal judge, forbidding law abiding citizens from openly carrying or concealing, a private firearm in Albuquerque or Bernalillo County.

Since the judge found Ms. Grisham's original gun proclamation to be in violation of an individual's constitutional rights, it seems she simply redressed the executive order, and handed it over to her secretary of health, Mr. Patrick M. Allen.

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