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Well, it sure didn't take long for the skeptics' worst fears to be confirmed. Following the launch of the Taos Council's much ballyhooed Strong at Heart initiative, a scant 24-hours had passed when the Council proceeded to break its promises to the … more
In response to John Miller's Thursday (June 15) article "Lifting the Veil on Domestic Violence":"...somewhere in the home, listening through a closed door as the foundation of the family seemed to waver under the strain of any number of possible … more
The June 8-14, 2017 edition of The Taos News printed an article by Mary McPhail Gray, titled "How have cultural, social changes in Taos affected our youth?" I would change the title to "How have generational trauma, imbalance of power, colonization, … more
Do you own forest land? Is it classified as Agricultural Dryland?This year I filed my first property tax protest, after owning land 40 years in Taos County.Why would I do that? Everyone knows if you go Head to Head with a government clerk you are … more
Sometimes I think we live in a bubble here in Taos, one in which we "strain out the gnat and swallow the camel." Witness, for example, all the animus around the permitting of a new hotel and the venue of the farmers' market. Don't get me wrong; I'm … more
Dear Mayor Barrone, I live at 239 Morada Lane, in the Historic District of Taos. 235 Morada Lane is the property next door to mine, the home of Charles Henningsen, a recently deceased art photographer. For years Mr. Henningsen's home was for sale. … more
For the past two years, the Northern New Mexico College's Office of Equity and Diversity has collaborated with NMWomen.org (NMW.O), a program of New Mexico Community Foundation, to host community dialogues on the status of women and girls in … more
Most of us would probably agree with a recent editorial in The Taos News that said,"Two languages are better than one." But I wouldn't go as far as the editor did, presenting it almost as a necessity for Taos residents to learn to speak Spanish. Not … more
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