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Editorial: Shootings call for understanding

What to say when unexplainable, unimaginable nightmares unfold in a community?It is not that Northern New Mexico is a stranger to violence. People are murdered every year in Taos and Río Arriba counties, where last Thursday's shootings …

Editorial: Taoseños show up, more input needed

Kudos to the estimated 200 people who packed the conference room at the Sagebrush Inn on Monday to provide comments and thoughts about the future of downtown Taos. They took the time out of their busy schedules, gave up their favorite evening …
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Our Editorial: Defining Taos' future

Taos faces many challenges, as do all the rural towns in the county:• Home prices continue rising in the valley.• Living costs outpace Taos salaries.• Jobs that pay a living wage are scarce.• Agricultural lands continue to …

Editorial: Protecting children takes help from everyone

In Taos County, we say we want to protect our children.We have a lot of good people trying to do so.Among them are the stalwart volunteers from businesses, nonprofits, libraries, schools and fire stations who've stepped up to take training and offer …

Editorial: On battlefields, American veterans found common ground

“War is simple, direct and ruthless,” said Gen. George S. Patton Jr., a man who saw firsthand the ruthlessness as a leader in World War I and World War II. So, too, the men and women …
Letters

Letter to the editor: Thanks for helping to fix acequia

Grateful for help from TaoseñosI'm not sure how that letter from my husband, Jim Gilroy, ended up in The Taos News last week, given that it was a private email sent to some of his friends and colleagues who live in Taos. While we were both …

Letter to the editor: Grateful for help from Taoseños

I'm not sure how that letter from my husband, Jim Gilroy, ended up in The Taos News last week, given that it was a private email sent to some of his friends and colleagues who live in Taos. …

Letter to the editor: Fenn should call off treasure hunt

It is time to stop the slaughter. Forest Fenn, New Mexico's own version of Donald Trump, who will get his name in the news at any cost - including that of people's lives - needs to call it quits.His years-long tease …

Letter to the editor: Shocked by Henningsen property vandalism

Shocked by Henningsen property vandalismI have to add my two cents to John Whitman's "My Turn" piece about the Henningsen property on Morada Lane (6/15). I used to work at a nearby inn and a guest had alerted us to the vandalism. I went over to …
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Letter to the editor: Cutting social programs bad idea

Dear Editor: What a radical idea! Our tax money to be used for our needs?! Education, medical care, infrastructure, etc. The Republican-dominated Congress wants to either eliminate or cut by huge margins the programs …
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Opinion: Reader doubts town council's commitment to community collaboration

Well, it sure didn't take long for the skeptics' worst fears to be confirmed. Following the launch of the Taos Council's much ballyhooed Strong at Heart initiative, a scant 24-hours had passed when the Council proceeded to break its promises to the …
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Opinion: Lifting the veil on domestic violence a little more

In response to John Miller's Thursday (June 15) article "Lifting the Veil on Domestic Violence":"...somewhere in the home, listening through a closed door as the foundation of the family seemed to waver under the strain of any number of possible …
My Turn

Opinion: Asking the right questions

The June 8-14, 2017 edition of The Taos News printed an article by Mary McPhail Gray, titled "How have cultural, social changes in Taos affected our youth?" I would change the title to "How have generational trauma, imbalance of power, colonization, …
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Opinion: Telling tales of Taos County taxes, agriculture

Do you own forest land? Is it classified as Agricultural Dryland?This year I filed my first property tax protest, after owning land 40 years in Taos County.Why would I do that? Everyone knows if you go Head to Head with a government clerk you are …

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