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This sign in the Santa Fe County Treasurer’s Office reminds taxpayers that property taxes went up last year largely due to an increase imposed by the Santa Fe school board, which acted without putting the tax increase on the ballot for voters to consider. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Editorial: A qualified ‘yes’ on school tax

People who felt blindsided by higher property tax bills this winter may be tempted to take out their frustrations by voting against a renewal of a mill levy for Santa Fe Public Schools on the Feb. 3 ballot.

Frank and Barbara Waters. (Photo by Howard Taylor)

Writer, teacher Barbara Waters dies

Sad news from the north this week that Barbara Waters, the widow of famed, late Taos author Frank Waters, died Jan. 11 at her Arroyo Seco (Taos County) home.

The Homesteader’s Cabin at the D.H. Lawrence Ranch is among many that need restoration or replacement. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Editorial: Authoring a comeback at the Lawrence Ranch

The northern New Mexico ranch that briefly served as the home of a famous British author – actually infamous in some circles, especially at the time he was writing almost a century ago – finally is getting some well-deserved tender loving care.

Mayor Javier Gonzales speaks during the opening ceremony for a “parklet” in an empty lot of Llano Street in November — an example of the mayor’s support for new things in the Ancient City. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Editorial: Taking stock of the mayor

Now that we’re in a new year, Santa Feans have had time to check out the mayor they elected in a near landslide last March.