Letters to the Editor

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Newspaper should cover other stories
Editor:
I have no idea why you ran what appeared to be a glowing article on Pollo Real in the Wednesday, April 20, edition.

Perhaps you mistakenly believe that the good citizens of Santa Fe are prime readers of your newspaper. Actually, is there any other possible reason? I can’t think of one.
The Delehanty’s have a CSA, a Community Supported Agriculture program. Only, they don’t use it to help people in their community with food. They use it to help people in Santa Fe with food. We can’t buy their products here in Socorro because we apparently aren’t good enough to sell to.
If you go to the Farmer’s Market you will find a lot of hard working people who actually care about the community they live in and the people who are their neighbors. You will find people who want to help Socorro be a better place.  
Let Santa Fe fend for itself. You don’t sell your newspaper in Santa Fe, and few, if any, of us who read your newspaper live in Santa Fe.  
If Pollo Real needs attention, let them get it from the people they pay attention to. I’m sure Santa Fe has a newspaper that could write about them.  
Please save our newspaper for writing stories about the good people who are part of Socorro.
William D. Colburn, Socorro



Delehantys founded Farmers’ Market
Editor:
Thank you for the great article, Down to Earth, on Pollo Real, in the April 20 edition of El Defensor Chieftain.
For many years, Tom and Tracey Delehanty have gone out of their way to provide our community with pastured poultry and eggs both at their farm and, in years past, on the Plaza at the Socorro Farmers’ Market.
In fact, Tom and Tracey were the founders of the Socorro Farmers’ Market. They also influenced many small farmers, besides ourselves, in becoming organic and improving the soil with the Earth friendly principle of sustainability.
Finally, on many occasions over the years, Tom and Tracey have very generously donated chicken and eggs in support of local events including to the Disabled American Veterans.
Our hats are off to the Delahantys for all they’ve brought to Socorro.
Arnold and Christina Mazotti, Socorro

 


Community Spring Tea a success
Editor:
Thanks to our community for the participation and support extended at our recent seventh annual Spring Tea.
A very special thanks goes out to Jess Landers and Dave Jones of Rancher’s Steakhouse, Valerie Smallridge, the very energetic and talented high school students, Greenleaf Wholesalers, Gene’s Flowers, Bambi’s Flowers and Lauren Finley at Alamo Gallery.
Silent auction items were donated by many and I send a very special thank you to them.
And finally, thank you to a very hard working committee: Donna, Norma, Deb, Rosie, Charlene, Denise, Keri, Elizabeth, Tristine, Leo, Mary, Cindy, Sally, Yvonne, Wanda, Lynne, Joe Daniel, Peter, Minnie, Janine, Mary, Betty and Valerie.
Money raised will go towards renovation of an access area within Socorro General Hospital allowing individuals the opportunity to enjoy the serenity and comfort of the Healing Garden.
Lorraine Archuleta, Spring Tea Committee Chairwoman