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A couple on Wednesday walks past planters and tables with umbrellas alongside the Plaza, which attracted substantial use this summer. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Editorial: Thumbs up on Plaza change

It took some changes and debate, but Mayor Javier Gonzales’ “People to the Plaza” plan ended up as a good idea for downtown Santa Fe.

Andrew Gulliford.

When a winged river dries

Sometimes, there are anniversaries that we should remember but not celebrate.

The Santa Fe Opera, where patrons often enjoy tailgate picnics in the parking lot before performances, reported its second-highest year of ticket sales this past season. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Editorial: Good things happening on Santa Fe’s arts scene

While Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales has been tweeting a “coolmayorsmoment” of spotting the royals at the opening of the Invictus Games in England, some pretty cool things have been happening in Santa Fe as well.

These corralled wild horses at the Yakama Indian Nation in Washington were likely headed to Mexico or Canada for slaughter. Some people suggest using contraception in wild horses to control their populations. (Alan Berner/Seattle Times/MCT)

Contraception can diminish wildlife woes

When my 12-year-old son encounters any phenomenon that doesn’t yet fit into his worldview, he’ll sometimes ask, “Dad, is that a ‘thing,’” meaning, is it something worth caring about?

Zion Lucero, 5, dances with his uncle Daniel Roybal as they wait for the burning of Old Man Gloom a week ago. It was Zion’s first Zozobra burning, and he was able to enjoy what many said was a very family-friendly atmosphere. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Editorial: A friendlier, more peaceful Zozobra

It seemed like a tough combination to pull off – attracting more spectators while keeping the mood calm and cool – but everyone involved with the burning of Zozobra a week ago succeeded in spectacular fashion.

Don’t pay police officers to leave town

Homewise is concerned about the City Council’s action to increase from 15 miles to 45 miles the limit for police officers to drive their city vehicles home.

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