I sent a slightly different version of the preceding post on drinking and driving as a letter to the editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican and it was published in the December 19 paper. The coolest part was they led with my letter and used their headline for it ("Poor-taste holiday tunes add to DWI") as the headline for the whole Letters section. In fact, it was the largest-type headline on the page (beating out "The miracle of Mel Gibson's remarkably brief exile"). Take that, Mel!
By the way, the New Mexican states on its masthead that it is "the West's Oldest Newspaper", publishing since 1849.