Friday, June 9, 2023
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Columnists

Merritt Hamilton Allen is a PR executive and former Navy officer. She appears regularly as a panelist on NM PBS and is a frequent guest on News Radio KKOB. She can be reached at news.ind.merritt@gmail.com.

Diane Denish ​is a former lieutenant governor who has been active in early childhood education and business in New Mexico. She is a mother of three and grandmother of eight.

Jon Sims is an award-winning journalist and columnist with The Paper in Albuquerque. He is an enrolled member and former tribal official of the Acoma Pueblo.

 Merilee Dannemann was a columnist and reporter with the Taos News and spent 15 years in New Mexico government. Her column has won first-place awards from New Mexico Press Women. See her blogs at www.triplespacedagain.com.

Matt Kennicott is co-founder and partner of an Albuquerque based consulting firm. He has served as a public relations executive, a public information officer in state government, a state regulator, political appointee, a Republican political operative, and a cannabis consultant. He currently splits his time between Albuquerque and Socorro, where he operates a small outdoor cannabis farm with his significant other.

Thirsty Gardener

Stephanie Hainsfurther has written for national gardening magazines including Better Homes & Gardens and Gardening How-To. She funds her gardening habit by serving as the features editor of the Comment. Send her gardening tips or just reach out to stephanie@newmexico.news

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