It’s no secret that northeastern New Mexico’s economy is struggling. Many businesses throughout the region are fighting for their lives as area cities and villages shrink in population.
It’s a trend playing out in rural areas across the nation as more people flock to big cities in search of jobs.
Given the challenges this region is facing, we fail to understand Gov. Susanna Martinez’s lukewarm response to a plan that would keep Amtrak’s Southwest Chief running through the region.
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