Justin Guadian, left and Marcos Chavez help clean up a major dumping site in Miranda Canyon in this 2015 file photo.

Protect Miranda Canyon

As a species, human beings are profoundly talented at trashing up land, water and air.We are also capable of cleaning up the mess we make when we set our minds to it.A local case in point is Miranda …
A model classroom inside Enos Garcia Elementary School's new wing.

Opinion: Support community school effort

Taos Public Schools has launched a new initiative beginning with Enos Garcia Elementary. Enos will become the first community school in the district, a place where staff, students, families and …
A pair of Mexican spotted owl fledglings at Apache Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Courtesy National Park Service

Opinion: Judge, allow firewood cutting

Shades of the 1990s. A recent U.S. District Court ruling over the Mexican spotted owl is halting all "timber management actions" in New …
Festivalgoers vape at Meow Wolf's 2019 Taos Vortex at Kit Carson Park.

Vaping not safe for teens or adults

Electronic cigarettes are marketed as safer and healthier than cigarettes.As recent New Mexico cases of lung disease linked to vaping show, that's simply not true.Freelance investigative reporter …
Barry the Preying Mantis dances Sunday (August 18) during Meow Wolf's Taos Vortex at Kit Carson Park.

Opinion: Concerts at Kit Carson Park? Great, but be neighborly

Taos Vortex was an amazing three-day spectacle of music, art, entertainers and massive creativity put on at Kit Carson Park by the ever inventive Meow Wolf of Santa Fe.It was also really, painfully …

Opinion: Support climate strike

A letter to the Taos High principal:I hope the new school year and new school are treating you well. My two kids - Ella Katz and Silas Katz - attend Taos High and I was on one of your hiring …

Opinion: Thanks for fair coverage

I appreciate the thoughtfulness of your commentary on The Paseo 2019. Balanced and fair.Thanks! Janet Webb,Taos
Jesse Moya/The Taos News..Cubes of carboard are the most valuable resource at the Taos Recycle Center. The center gets the most revenue from selling these cardboard cubes.

Opinion: Possible to ban plastic bags

I read in the Taos News, with some dismay, that the town counselors could not bring themselves to ban plastic bags here because "Taos isn't ready."Who says Taos isn't ready, and how did they make …

Opinion: Fine articles

I learned so much in this week's paper (Leyendas, Sept. 19-25). Pillar stones - wow. What a mystery. Smokey Bear's tie-in with the Taos Pueblo and Greek George. A fine article on La Pocha Nostra …
People walk into the main entrance at Holy Cross Hospital on Wednesday (June 22). The Hospital has considered downsizing its operation to stay within budget.

Opinion: Thank you Holy Cross Hospital

I was admitted to Holy Cross Hospital on Sept. 8, suffering from an upper respiratory infection. The staff in the Emergency Room didn't seem to mind that it was a Sunday. They knew I was really …
My Turn

Throwing support behind Senate candidate Ortez

I want to express my condolences to the family of the late Senator Carlos Cisneros. I am grateful to his family and to him for serving our state for more than 30 years.Senator …
Katharine Egli.Taos Superintendant Lillian Torrez
My Turn

Taos School Zone played a critical role

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 …
Darien Fernandez this week bowed out of the race to replace the New Mexico Senate District 6 seat held by the late Carlos Cisneros. Fernandez instead has chosen to endorse Taos Land Trust Executive Director Kristina Ortez.
My Turn

Taos councilor bows out of District 6 Senate race

I  want to express my condolences to the family of the late Senator Carlos Cisneros. I am grateful to his family and to him for serving our state for more than 30 years.

Opinion: Remembering Senator Carlos Cisneros

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 …
The Space Cloud glows beneath stars Saturday (Sept. 15) during the 2018 PASEO in Kit Carson Park.

Opinion: Democracy disabled by town manager, council

"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 …
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