Editorials

Help students start year right

In a couple of weeks, students around Taos County will start back to school.Dozens of them, if not well over 100, will need backpacks, pens, notebooks and other school supplies that their families …
Staci Matlock/The Taos NewsOne of several personal care bags with letters left for the men staying at the Taos Men's Shelter.

Donations through summer help men's shelter

The weather has warmed up in Taos and residents continue to show their warm hearts by donating to the men's shelter box at The Taos News front reception area. The …
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.

Recycling on the ropes

For 13 years, the town of Taos has run a recycling center. It is an important service that helps town and county residents reduce their waste stream and be kinder to the planet.But only town …
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Taos athletes strive, thrive

In this week's edition of The Taos News, we're proud to bring you the All Stars special section with stories of top athletes from Taos County's high schools. These are young people who have excelled …

Tell Congress--Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

About one in four women will experience psychological, physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, often by an intimate partner and often witnessed by children. Transgender and people who identify …
Letters
The Taos Airplane descends beneath clouds en route to Taos Municipal Airport on Thursday (February 21) after flying from Dallas.

Opinion: Airport: please don't start construction at 6 a.m.

There has been construction work going on at the east end of the East/West Taos Regional Airport runway and I have two concerns: 1. What the heck are they doing; and 2. Someone should tell the …

Opinion: Sophisticated scammers

Today I got a spam that was from amazonprime15507@gmail.com showing that I had ordered $6,000 worth of merchandise. It appeared legitimate and had a 1-800 number to call if I suspected this was a …
Pinder Gill said he has his work cut out for him as the new owner of the Kachina Lodge. The hotel has undergone a massive renovation to bring several updates to guests.

Opinion: What happened to Kachina Lodge trees?

Thank you for the excellent article on grooming our trees ("How do you cut your trees?" Aug. 1). It reminded me of a topic that disturbs me: the removal by the new owner of the Kachina Lodge of all …

Opinion: Rallies provoke hatred and division

Your scripted speech about the mass shootings and acts of white terrorism was obviously not written by you nor did it reflect your racist and hateful rhetoric so …

Opinion: False accusation of water stealing

A fellow, nearly as old as I, named himself as "Joseph Leon" when he stopped to chat as I hauled water for my garden. He wore a U.S. Forest Service cap and a BLM shirt (but no gun in sight) as he …
My Turn

Opinion: Background checks don't work; ban 'multimagazine' weapons

Here we go again, this time with a price of 29 deaths. Let's trot out the old "background check" mantra, a process that can be bypassed in so many ways. Psychiatric studies show that people with …

Opinion: Taxpayers lose big time on debt

Dear Taxpayers of Taos: Do you know what you pay just to cover the interest on the national debt?You have heard that the national debt is huge - it's over $22 trillion now - and rising. The federal …

Opinion: Our American health system is utterly broken

So this happened ...Monday (Aug. 6) started as a normal day for me. I attended my 8 a.m. meeting at First Presbyterian with my family of the heart, then I ran a couple of errands and, …

Taxpayers lose big time on debt

Dear Taxpayers of Taos: Do you know what you pay just to cover the interest on the national debt?You have heard that the national debt is huge - it's over $22 trillion now - and …

Opinion: Taos Cyber Magnet takes whole-child approach to learning

Taos Cyber Magnet School is a great educational alternative for students who learn and function better in a small environment, who have the desire and the developing ability to work …
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