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New Mexico's acequias are celebrating a major milestone: the 30th anniversary of the New Mexico Acequia Association. more
I am a resident of Arroyo Hondo and have been a parciante for many years on the Acequia de Atalaya. I am deeply concerned about the impacts of future development on Taos Valley, especially the acequias. more
There is some confusion surrounding the Carson National Forest's Land Management Plan comment process and we want to clarify a critical point: you do not have to pick only Alternative 3 if you support recreation, or go "all in" on Alternative 4 if you value wetlands. This is a false choice. You can have both. Be specific about what parts of each alternative you prefer. more
The U.S. Forest Service controls millions of acres in Northern New Mexico. But only a tiny fraction of that land consists of wetlands and streams. So it makes sense for federal land managers to treat vulnerable riparian areas differently than rangeland. more
I arrived in Taos after a lifetime of the poisoned air of Los Angeles. I lived in Taos, rejoicing in its clear skies and clear air, for quite some time before I fully realized that water shortage is our Achilles' heel. more
I am a recovered alcoholic. I am all for someone taking responsibility for their own actions and seeking inpatient treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. I am, however, against Rafael Orozco, a violent gang member, and other bullies like him from him using addiction as an excuse to avoid prison. more
I am privileged and excited to officially announce that I will run in the 2020 election to retain my seat on the town of Taos Council. more
Remember the "peace dividend"? Ha-ha, I know I'm laughing, too. For those of you who can't recall or never heard the term, the idea of a peace dividend was brought about right after the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union came to an end. more
Our land and wildlife heritage is sacred to our identity and family histories. We feel blessed to have been born to this place and to our familias whose lives have been shaped by this land here in Northern New Mexico. We want to see this heritage continue for future generations. more
In 1990, the New Mexico Legislature passed a long and complex bill changing the way that state and federal pensions were taxed (and raising more than $13 million for state government). Buried on the second to last page of that bill was a single line that imposed the state's income tax on Social Security benefits. This provision received no public scrutiny. more
Progress on improving public education in New Mexico is off to a strong start thanks to the collaborative work of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Democratic-led Legislature. more
Here in Taos County, our community has strong values for our land and water heritage. For many of us, whose families are deeply rooted here, this began in our childhood as we camped, fished, hunted or gathered piñon with our parents, grandparents and extended family. more
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
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