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Dear Visitors from out of state:We love you. We really do. You help our local businesses. You support our local economy when you come here, go to our restaurants, frequent our local shops and enjoy … more
Statues honor people in history. But not everyone agrees that statues depict an honorable history or an honorable person. History is viewed from an individual perspective. A statue can prompt pride or … more
This editorial was meant to congratulate the winners of the 2020 primary election, but many of the Taos County races were not yet decided when this went to press Wednesday evening due to the … more
The 2020 primary election is Tuesday (June 2).A pandemic has made campaigning and election preparations a lot different than in the past.Health orders from the state have prohibited mass gatherings … more
One of the great aspects of the 2020 election is how many women are running for office at the local, state and congressional levels. Women are stepping up, willing to do the hard and often thankless work of public servants, making choices to improve their communities. more
New Mexico's June primary, whether you vote in person or absentee, gives voters a choice among many candidates, from U.S. Congress to county commission. In some races, such as the presidential one, … more
Restrictions on restaurants, nonessential businesses, mass gatherings and more will continue in New Mexico at least until April 30 as the state continues to wage battle against an infectious … more
While so much of the news, including in this newspaper, has needed to focus on coronavirus, there is still plenty to celebrate. more
It has been a strange and difficult couple of weeks as normal life was upended over a virus. more
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak is testing people even as people get tested for the virus. The outbreak is testing society. The State of New Mexico and local governments have taken extraordinary steps to stop COVID-19 from spreading. Schools are closed, spring sports postponed, assisted living centers are off limits to visitors, and many events have been canceled in order to reduce crowds where the virus can spread more easily. Restaurants and bars now can't serve people inside; gyms are closed. Some people will be out of work. more
Benjie Apodaca developed a culinary program at Taos High School, step by step over 15 years. Apodaca died unexpectedly last year, but it is a testament to his influence and ability to train others that his students and other teachers carried the program forward to new heights. more
Taos County commissioners made the right call Tuesday morning (March 10) in voting to increase the gross receipts tax and committing the revenue to Holy Cross Medical Center. The commission also was right to press Holy Cross administrators to communicate as clearly and effectively as possible with the community about the hospital’s finances on a regular basis. more
The election of Neal King and reelection of Tom Wittman to the Village of Taos Ski Valley Village Council Tuesday (March 3) highlights a long-running conflict of interest for village governance. more
Voters in the towns of Taos, Questa and Taos Ski Valley head to the polls Tuesday (March 3) to select some of their municipal leaders. The polls are open at each town or village hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voters. The town of Taos will select two councilors for open seats from four candidates. Taos News recommends: more
The Taos County Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday (Feb. 26) on a permit for a Family Dollar store in El Prado. Either way the decision is likely to be appealed by either the developer or the dozens of people opposed to the project. more
Community policing is a tough job, now more than ever, especially if it's in a town where you've spent years. Drugs, poverty and past traumas among Taos residents - along with the easy availability of guns - make every call a potentially dangerous one for law enforcement officers. more
Taos voters will select two town councilors in the March 3 election. Those selections are important in light of a multitude of challenges facing the town, from diversifying the economy to resolving an affordable housing crisis. more
This week marks the first official change of editors for the Tempo arts and entertainment magazine in a quarter of a century. more
When the Tigers played Moriarty in basketball on Tuesday night (Jan. 28) in Taos, it was no ordinary game. It was one of those moments when young people and a community show just how much heart and care they have for others. more
Taos MainStreet, like all other MainStreet programs around the state, is a private-public partnership and nonprofit meant to foster economic health in the historic downtown district. more
The New Mexico State Legislature begins a short 30-day session at noon Tuesday (Jan. 21). Taos County will have two familiar faces in new positions during the session: Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales was appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to fill the District 6 Senate seat. She also appointed Taos Mayor Dan Barrone to fill Gonzales' District 42 seat in the House of Representatives. more
The horrific incident of dogs mauling a woman recently near Taos has driven home a sad fact: Taos County has far too many canines running wild and loose. more
Esther Garcia went full force after what she believed in. She fought for her Questa community, her church, acequias and public lands. For decades, she worked side by side with another champion of Northern New Mexico, the late Sen. Carlos Cisneros. more
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is an example of a Taos nonprofit that has turned itself around through the supreme efforts of a small group of people. The shelter had a long history of struggling both financially and with internal policies that lead to public criticism. That turnaround is not just critical for saving animals, but also for public safety. more
This new year promises plenty of action in the political realm with a lot at stake. Elections will be held at the local, state and national level. The death of a longtime state senator from Questa set off a series of events that has changed the faces of those who will represent Taos County in the near future. more
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