Editorials
Town of Taos and the state of New Mexico requires face coverings when people are in public except when driving, eating, drinking or exercising.
COVID-19

Editorial: Love letter to visitors

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 …
Rio Arriba County employees remove the Oñate statue Monday ahead of a protest.

Editorial: What to do with statues

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 …
Hundreds of demonstrators lined Paseo del Pueblo Norte in downtown Taos on Wednesday (June 3.)

Editorial: Modeling respect through the turmoil

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 …
Voters cast ballets with added precautions Tuesday (May 12) at the Taos County Administration Building.
Primary 2020

Time to vote

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 …
Taos News Primary 2020 Endorsements

Editorial: Our primary picks

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.
Letters
There's a new face of hunger in New Mexico.    Individuals who have never before needed to rely on the government safety net, food pantries or soup kitchens are now regularly appearing at food distribution events.

New face of hunger in New Mexico

There's a new face of hunger in New Mexico. Individuals who have never before needed to rely on the government safety net, food pantries or soup kitchens are now regularly appearing at food distribution events.
Among the lesser known election races this year is for half of the 10 seats on the Public Education Commission, which authorizes state chartered schools in New Mexico. The commission has so far authorized 50 state charter schools. Commissioners are elected to serve four-year staggered terms and must be residents from the district they serve. No one officially submitted their names for the District 10 commission seat that encompasses Taos County, but three people are running as write-in candidates. 
Letter to the Editor

Opinion: Write-in Carrillo for PEC

The District 10 seat for the Public Education Commission is open and I strongly urge you to vote for Steve Carrillo.  (All three candidates are write-ins.  District 10 includes Santa Fe, …
Primary 2020 - Taos County Clerk
Letter to the Editor

Opinion: Rael Montoya best qualified to be clerk

I am writing this letter in reference to a candidate who is running for Taos County clerk. This candidate is Valerie Rael Montoya.I have attended a couple of Democratic events last year where Ms. …
Primary 2020: County Commission D4
Letter

Opinion: Brush is involved in process

I am writing in response to William E. Cordova's comments about AnJanette Brush's role as the Democratic vice chair being a candidate. First and foremost, Brush has basically recused herself from her duties by stepping aside during the campaign. There is no conflict there.
Letter: A taekwondo master closes shop
Letters

Opinion: A taekwondo master closes shop

To the Taos Community: It is with sincere regret and a saddened heart that I am announcing the closure of the Taos Taekwondo Academy. Due to the legitimate concerns and fears related to the COVID-19 virus as well as the required closing of all nonessential businesses until at least May 1, I am at the point that it is no longer financially viable for me to keep the taekwondo school open.
My Turn

Opinion: Use chess strategy in food-security crisis

One may think that a community response to the needs brought on by coronavirus should be bold and swift.I'd like to add that a lasting response could also be like a series of chess …
The Taos Public Library.
Letter to the Editor

Opinion: Reopen our library

Several friends and I have been discussing how wrong-headed we consider the closing of the Taos town library, how hurtful to what we believe of the very highest importance - the …
Doug Cantwell / Taos News     Workers from PPC Solar of Taos install the frame for photovoltaic panels at Taos Spa. An increase in the use of solar, wind and other alternative energy is a central part of the Green New Deal.
My Turn

Opinion: Stand up for the Green New Deal

I was very sorry to see Bernie Sanders terminate his presidential campaign .It is true that the opposition was already pouring fortunes into combating him and his ideas, and the …
On behalf of True Kids 1 and Taos Municipal Schools, I would like to thank our community for your extraordinary support of local families during our recent laptop fundraising drive.

Thanks to Taos for laptop drive

On behalf of True Kids 1 and Taos Municipal Schools, I would like to thank our community for your extraordinary support of local families during our recent laptop fundraising drive. In the campaign, over $70,000 was raised through contributions by more than 40 individuals and foundations. This allowed Taos Municipal Schools to purchase 100 MacBook Air laptops for students.
Primary 2020 - Division II 8th Judicial District Judge
My Turn

Opinion: Vote for Betsy. She knows the law.

I am told that an opinion piece should be a personal opinion, rather than a free political marketing ploy. With that in mind, and because I do work for Betsy Musselman’s campaign for …
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