Monthly Archives: December 2021

The dignity of good work

To certain people, Scott Fabel is a national hero. Fabel runs an auto body and collision repair shop in Appleton, Wisconsin. He is the 2021 winner of the All Star Award from FenderBender, the magazine of the body shop industry. … Continue reading

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Trying again to streamline regulations

            Twenty-six agencies, said the director of the Cattle Growers Association, speaking at a public forum several years ago. Federal and state. That’s the number of regulatory agencies her members – New Mexico’s ranchers —  had to deal with.  Then … Continue reading

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It’s past time to fix the bridges

I was wondering whether I’d be safe driving across the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. When I lived nearby, I drove across it many times and didn’t think twice. I floated under it on a raft. But it’s a long way … Continue reading

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Open the darn rest stops!

This week’s hero is the owner of the Conoco station and convenience store at the Wagon Mound exit of I-25. On a recent trip to northeastern New Mexico, that station was open on a Sunday afternoon, with a working restroom … Continue reading

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