Rail to Trail: Hope, family fun. Reality, another homeless defecation area

By Mick Rich Jan 12, 2024 From the City of Albuquerque website, Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency/Rail Trail /Design, “Antoine Predock & Associates, in partnership with Pland Collaborative and Wilson & Company, are spearheading the design of the Albuquerque Rail Trail. This team will create a modern and artistic pathway that reflects the culture and history of the land of enchantment. It will … Read More

OPINION: Patients of a Lesser God or Victims of an Unjust Bureaucracy?

Yoli has provided financial assistance to local cancer patients in treatment since 2013 through the nonprofit organization she founded, CARE. By Yolanda “Yoli” R. Diaz Dec 20, 2023 Did you know that if you are a Doña Ana County (DAC) resident without health insurance coverage, and are diagnosed with cancer, you will be denied an appointment and ultimately denied life-saving cancer … Read More

How you helped New Mexico this year

You’ve stood with us to fight bad policies like HB 7 Reproductive & Gender-Affirming Health Care Act. Many of us are still working to put this law on the referendum ballot in 2024! It removes parental rights from public schools and so much more. When you acted on our alerts, you helped stop 22 bad bills from passing during the 2023 … Read More

The oil and gas industry continues to shine in New Mexico

By Dale Janway Dec 13, 2023 As New Mexico’s legislators prepare for the 2024 session, any number of data points continue to show just how significant an impact the oil and gas industry has in the state. New Mexico is headed for a $3.5 billion general fund surplus for the year running through June 2025. Oil and gas production in Southeast … Read More

Controversy surrounds ABQ Mayor Tim Keller’s alleged political assistance in the District 6 race; Candidate Nichole Rogers under scrutiny

POLITICS Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and District 6 candidate Nichole Rogers. | Wikimedia Commons; Gage Skidmore / Rogers campaign By Special to the New Mexico Sun In the run-up to the Dec. 12 runoff election for District 6, Mayor Tim Keller is facing allegations of backing specific candidates through his political apparatus and influencing city employees to support his chosen contenders. … Read More

America Needs Family Month

Anne Doherty | Provided Photo By Anne Doherty There’s no doubt that we are living in tumultuous times. Yes, we have war in Ukraine, and now, war again in the Middle East. We have a crisis at our own border. A million have reportedly died from COVID-19, while Fentanyl is killing about 75,000 per year. But what really makes our times … Read More

Truth Required

Tom Vaillancourt | Provided Photo By Tom Vaillancourt This is the time of year when all of the newspaper columnists, TV news anchors, talking heads on TV and radio, etc., wish all of us Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, etc. I have a request of all of them, just tell us the truth throughout the year!  For those of … Read More

Questions rise over Nichole Rogers’ candidacy: ‘District 6 is entitled to a City Councilor who is ethical’

Pete Dinelli | Photo courtesy of Pete Dinelli. By New Mexico Sun It was recently revealed that Nichole Rogers, Albuquerque City Council candidate for District 6, failed to file required documents for her nonprofit to the IRS and certain New Mexico state agencies. As a result of these findings, her campaign has drawn criticism from various parties, including Albuquerque attorney Pete … Read More

Giving Tuesday – Thank you for your support!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – and BTNM participated. We humbly asked for your support. And you responded! This is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community by donating to BTNM, and joining all of us as we rally with people around our state to prepare for 2024 and … Read More