Senator Bingaman and Commissioner Montoya

I want to thank each and every member of the RACHC who came to the March meeting to get to know me. I enjoyed answering your many questions about health care.

It has taken me some time, but I’ve even learned to use your blog in order to continue our dialogue. See, you can teach an old perro new tricks!

I would like to be the one to announce, in response to your request, that the Rio Arriba Board of County Commissioners will be supporting the work of the health council with seed money in the upcoming fiscal year. It won’t replace the zeroing out of health council funding by the Department of Health, but it will enable you to continue the outstanding work you have been doing.

Several nights ago, I had the opportunity to speak to the League of Women Voters in Los Alamos. Many questions were asked about water and the environment. While I did not have the opportunity to speak with the RACHC about Rio Arriba’s water resources, I realize that the issue is important to your membership. I would like to share some of my thoughts with you now.

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