My Turn
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The annual garden and home tour is Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos' only fundraiser. All proceeds are distributed to nonprofits throughout Taos County.For decades, we have given … more
New Mexico is famous for growing chile and pecans. Soon, you may see another agricultural product join that list. The Hemp Manufacturing Act, signed into law this year by … more
The term "saving the Earth" has become a given for those concerned with our planet's well-being, heightened over the last decade with the irrefutable facts of global warming and … more
The recent no-see-um season has felt like a barbarian invasion with attendant battle scars openly revealed in the aisles of the grocery stores. My own dentist showed me half-inch welt rings above his … more
Late last month, Amigos Bravos and our attorneys at Western Environmental Law Center filed a Notice of Intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failure to protect the waters of New … more
Have you seen what they've done to Taos' Kit Carson Park? It's now dominated by an aesthetically appalling, outsized, out of proportion and out of place rock music concert stage. Bob Fies sure had it … more
Taos Opera Institute recently completed its 12th season marked by all-time highs in both attendance and contributions - all made possible by the generous Taos community.The idea of an institute based … more
I am profoundly saddened that our country's policy for immigrants - many of whom one can think of as refugees from violence and climate change - is itself violent and often inhumane. It is bad enough … more
Like many intelligent, sane American citizens, I am sick and tired of the games, antics and diversions the politicians are engaging in to distract all of us from the life-threatening "disease" … more
Are New Mexico politics and the state legislative process confusing to you? Do you wonder why so many good bills that you support never make it into law? Marijuana legalization, abortion … more
Before they (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) show up:Remind your employees that ICE agents are only allowed in public places, unless they have a judicial warrant. This means that employees can … more
To the editor and citizens of Taos, On June 11th over 300 concerned citizens showed up to give public comment on an obscure amendment. They waited for over an hour through delays and the extra time … more
To Bill Patten, CEO, Holy Cross Medical Center:This is one of those letters that I hope will be shared far and wide because the content is that good. My daughter, Emily Murphy-Darling, recently gave … more
I am sometimes baffled by Taos politics. While I don't agree with Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa, about his resistance to taking the anti-abortion law off the New Mexico books, I do completely … more
In the 2006 comedy "Thank You for Smoking," the smooth-talking lobbyist for the tobacco industry tries to confuse legislators and the public regarding the ill effects of their products. The movie … more
There are some big changes coming to the way New Mexicans vote and, because of these changes, some real costs savings are available for municipalities … more
Let's set the record straight:1. An energy transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is already underway.2. Global economic and environmental forces are driving this change.3. It … more
Imagine how it would feel for you as an individual to have your likeness and or culture used in disrespectful ways by people who don't care to know anything about who you are. Would you allow it to … more
On May 20, the Taos Town Council unanimously adopted Resolution 19-22, "Regarding Health, Safety, and Contamination Issues at Los Alamos National Laboratory."We are writing to express our … more
Who is Stan Ubeki who wrote the June 6 letter to the editor "Green chile, coffee, sunshine and the 5G apocalypse"?I cannot find any such person. There are several references online pointing this to … more
This is a rebuttal to the May 30 My Turn submitted by Arno Cordova, "Is imprisonment of sun rays in solar panel farms safe?" in The Taos News. According to Greg Whitburn, Exploring Green Technology, … more
Our dream group meets each week to discuss two dreams.A recent dream is offered. The dreamer explains its meaning. We imagine her dream as our own. We offer our interpretations. We replay her dream … more
Criminal activity by teenagers in Taos is sadly an obvious thing; if you have ever been a victim of a home or auto burglary it probably was committed during the day by a child who should have been in … more
Whether you are familiar or not with Holy Cross Medical Center in Taos, this editorial is worth the read.On May 2, 2019 a neighbor was kind enough to take me to emergency at Holy Cross after two … more
Despite having the largest budget surplus in state history, lower unemployment and surging job growth, several lawmakers continue to hurt the industry most responsible for this string of feel-good … more
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