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Scientists gave us the name Homo due to our relationship with other primate animals and sapiens because it means "possessing great judgment and insight." Across recorded history, sapiens have created tools that helped our ancestors survive and the discovery of metal was a major step forward in tool-making. One group of such tools was guns which have been a very mixed blessing. more
Our Upper Río Grande watershed - which stretches from southern Colorado down through Northern New Mexico - is considered one of the best-connected wildlife migration landscapes in the country. more
We, as a country, have gone off the rails since 9/11. The long list of strategic missteps is well known but culminates with the unprecedented, Russian-interfered election of the current president. more
Through several collaborative efforts across the state, Amigos Bravos has been partnering with acequias groups to protect water quality and to promote acequia infrastructure. more
"When a community is dealing with loss, grief and violence, real healing power comes from agencies working together to provide wraparound care services," said Simon Torrez, CEO of Taos Behavioral Health. more
Kristina Ortez will stand with all New Mexicans and clearly stands with the values of our district. I cannot in good conscience stand in the way of such a candidate who shares my values, our district's and state's values and will make the state Senate more inclusive and representative of New Mexico. more
By Dr. Lillian Torrez and Catherine HorseyThanks to the Taos News for the wonderful coverage Oct. 3 of the new community school at Enos Garcia ("New principal and staff reinvent Enos Garcia … more
I wanted to run because I know our needs and our people, but I’m appalled that only eight women currently serve in the state Senate. Kristina Ortez will stand with all New Mexicans and clearly stands with the values of our district. I cannot in good conscience stand in the way of such a candidate. more
It is impossible to discuss the acequia movement in New Mexico during the past three decades without including Senator Carlos Cisneros as a major player. He was one of the … more
"Give us back our park," was the rallying cry and graphic message borne by the crowd that filled Taos Council chambers on Aug. 27. Speaking truth to power, the people were voicing … more
One of my favorite sources of inspiration is Jeanne of Domrémy, known to history as Joan of Arc. Her story is nothing short of unbelievable. At a time when France was about to lose … more
A recent report in the Taos News about the town of Taos' plan for preserving the trees in town was very encouraging. What a contrast the town's attitude on this makes - compared with … more
What is a cemetery? It is more than a place where we bury our loved ones who have passed. It is a place that - if we listen quietly and look deeply - will share with us the stories of our past and of … more
New Mexicans have once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the future of our national forests. Our vision is one of healthy watersheds resilient … more
We have made significant progress in the transition to clean energy in north-central New Mexico, and we should be proud of what we've achieved. I address two questions - How much progress have we … more
Whether you're passionate about pursuing Río Grande cutthroat trout, an annual deer or elk hunt with family and friends, or you just care about the health of our forests and watersheds, you have a … more
By Lindsey Lozen I believe that the La Pocha Nostra exhibit did exactly what it was supposed to do as good art should always do; impassion, incense, provoke and cause discussion as well as make us … more
As you know, many Taoseños from around the county are pleased that the town adopted Resolution 19-22 last May. Many more will sign on in support as they learn … more
Whether you’re passionate about pursuing Rio Grande cutthroat trout, an annual deer or elk hunt with family and friends, or you just care about the health of our forests and watersheds, you … more
Dear Taos News, Thank you for the short piece updating the public on our progresses in Arroyo Seco and the Anglada building in Cañon ("Taos Cow to be resurrected in historic Anglada's dance hall," … more
It is not unusual to read another headline about the irrefutable climate crisis of our planet. If awareness about the burning Amazon did not fluster your daily routines and shake up your muscles … more
As a benefit navigation program coordinator at Holy Cross Medical Center, I am very passionate about ensuring that the people in my community know their options when it comes to health insurance. I … more
Money to a politician is like crack cocaine to a drug addict and they will do anything to get it, even pimping out a public park to a private corporation for a commercial event and without … more
I suppose we should thank Donald Trump for something unprecedented. He has ripped the mask of genteel racism off the face of the Republican Party. Ever since Nixon's infamous 1968 "Southern … more
September is suicide awareness month and with suicide being a major concern in Taos County, I felt I should write a letter to help bring awareness to the issue.Approximately 47,000 Americans … more
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