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Dear Editor:

If climate changes does  not stop, broughts and wildfires will increase, and our future family member will have to pay the price of death.

There are so many ways we could stop climate change, so why don’t we save our future children and grand-children? If we don’t, the very kids you know could die. But we can slow it down by a lot.

In 2050, if we do not cut carbon emissions in half, we will live a terrible life or even die. We can do this; we just have to take the first step.

Cruz Steven Padilla

Fourth grade, Corrales Elementary


Dear Editor:

My  hopes and dreams are to have my kinds and grandkids to live in a world with no climate change. I want the world to be a place where human generations are able to know what the world is like with no climate pollution.

I may be young, but there is no sin caring about the world early. What I love about earth is its people and mysteries. Its trees and animals. I want to protect the people of the world. I want to say to all people that we will never be able to stop climate change, but we can slow it down. To all adults, I want to say ‘There is only one way to stop climate change: to work together, young and old, small and big, poor and rich, we all have a part to play. It is now or never.”

Climate change is deadly: it is now or never.

Elliana Joy Robinson, 10 years old


Dear Editor:

Climate change is a natural disaster, and I am very concerned about it. So many things could happen, for example, humans could go extinct. I  hope that we could work together and  help make climate change less dangerous. I want to protect the people, animals, plants and insects.

Together, we can change thew world.

Rudy Schaller,  10 years old,

Corrales Elementary


Dear Editor:

We need good air to breathe. If we don’t slow down, we could all possibly get lung disease and the air pollution could lead to asthma, and it could affect  human health. My  hope is to slow down climate change. If it happens, I want to protect all of the people and I love everything about the earth. I think we should be ready for climate change at any time.

Nick, Corrales Elementary


Dear Editor:

In my opinion, climate change is very concerning because of how much it affects many lives, and not just humans, but animals too.

My hopes are that climate change gets held back as much as humans can get it to. I love the rainforests and all nature on earth.

I would protect plants, animals and nature, and, of course, humans. I’d like to say, in my opinion, climate change affects our daily lives. I am concerned. Thank you for reading this paper.

Ava Denson

Fourth grade, Corrales Elementary


Dear Editor:

I live in Corrales, New Mexico. I think we can work together to slow down climate change. We can do simple things like ride in one car to the store. My point is if we all work together, we can show down climate change. Thank you for listening.

Karli Webb, nine years old



Dear Editor:

The Village seeks to improve the viewing experience on Corrales Road by implementing a fence/wall restriction. Propoents cite to Los Ranchos as a model. But, setting a height restriction’was only a part of Los Ranchos’ solution to traffic and beautification.

First they took over control of Los Rancho Boulevard from the State and reduced the speed limit to 25 miles per hour for its entire length. Then they had strict enforcement. This got rid of the folks who used that road for rush hour. Even though the lower speed limit did not signifcantly increase the time to get to work, it acted as a psychological barrier to many drivers (plus all the tickets people got.)

Next they put in three stop sign intersections. This effectively broke up the long chains of cars preventing residents from getting onto or crossing over Rio Grande.These stops created gaps in the traffic allowing for safe egress, and again it discouraged those who simply wanted a quick route to work.

Then they had their height restriction on fences to encourage the scenic pleasure of driving in that village.

Today, Corrales Road is clogged with cars, after cars after cars during the rush hours in particular. They are not from here. Our village population hardly grew since the 2010 census. They are from Rio Rancho seeking a better way to and from work.They are not stopping to shop. There is such a crush it is hard for anyone to enter, slow down or park to view or visit our businesses.

So I suugest taking over the road. Setting the speed limit at 25 mph for the entire length. Insure a traffic enforcement every day at least for one or the other rush hours, including some blitzes with multiple police cars. At least for a year. (That will also allow the Village police to stop, ticket and redirect over five-ton trucks which constantly travel through the village, often as a shortcut to the Sandoval County land fill).

Next put in three-way stop signs at Camino Todos Los Santos and Corrales Road. This will allow people to have an exit from and onto Loma Larga at Corrales Road, which is now hazardous, difficult and discouraging. This will allow Loma Larga as intended to be the handy bypass around the village center.

Next put in another three-way stop at Target Road next to the elementary school. This will not only make it safer but also slow traffic and create gaps allowing people to stop and shop. Next put in another three-way stop at the corner of Jones Road and Corrales Road allowing safer turning into and from our recreation center.

Do not put a four-way stop at West Meadowlark and Corrales Road. During rush hour commuters speed as much as 70 mph on this straight road to and from Rio Rancho. They do not stop to shop. It is just a speeders delight on their way to and from work.

These speeders are a serious danger for man and beast. Alrready this year an endagered great horned owl was killed by a speeder on lower West Meadowlark. These were recently introduced and now their few examples is one less. Rather, since the police can not both enforce Corrales Road and Meadolark all the time, put in a speed camera with ticketing like Rio Rancho does. Many folks would be happy to allow it on their property off to the side of the road.

Without enforcement on West Meadowlark, the improvments on Corrales Road will just create a new mess and danger on West Meadowlark. Remember, Meadowlark is a designated bike route with no room for a bike lane. Kids use it to and from school. Addressing all the problems at once will be the smart solution to an ever increasing problem.

Roger Finzel



Dear Editor:

As a businessman and a longtime Corrales resident one of my first priorities for my family and for our community is making sure that we do everything in our power to drive economic development and attract and grow businesses. Access to reliable and high-speed internet has become one of the key drivers of business growth and economic development, which has only been made more important by the need to work and do business remotely during the pandemic.

With all of the opportunities to leverage the billions of dollars in federal money that is earmarked for broadband infrastructure —along with the many local providers that have resources to invest in broadband— the prudent choice is to prioritize investing in fiber optic broadband technology wherever it is feasible.

It’s clear that fiber optic broadband technology is superior to fixed wireless, copper and cable broadband. Fiber optic broadband is faster, offers symmetrical speeds, works even in severe weather events, and has a lower 30-year cost of ownership relative to other broadband technologies.

I worry that if we in Sandoval County choose instead to install fixed wireless, copper or cable instead of fiber optic broadband, we will be choosing to settle. And I don’t want to settle. Our community deserves the best technology to prepare us for the future.

We have to seize this opportunity to really invest in this critical infrastructure. I’m hoping you’ll join me in urging our Sandoval County commissioners to prioritize investing in fiber broadband as they determine future investments in our internet infrastructure.

David Smoak


Dear Editor:

“I don’t want cannabis commercial operations next to my house, and I don’t think readers do either. Village officials refused to put critical Councilor-proposed legislation on the last Council meeting’s agenda. The legislation would temporarily halt cannabis license processing, and reinstate previous restrictions on commercial cannabis operations in zones where we live. Councilors represent constituents and bring legislation for public debate. If one person in the administration can stifle legislation by not putting it on the agenda, then our representative democracy is in jeopardy. I strongly encourage residents to urge administrators and the Village Clerk to include this legislation on the Council meeting agenda. Let your voices be heard by participating in the 11/9/21 Council meeting!


George Wright

Former District 2 Councilor and Certified Municipal Official”


Very respectfully,



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