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Editorials

Editorial: Short-term rental fee a good move

Taos has an affordable housing crisis.

Editorial – Council: check the rules

Was the March 19 vote to appoint Rick Bellis as the town of Taos manager legal?

Editorial: Painting with poetry

A picture may be worth a 1,000 words, but poetry can paint a picture. Poetry is art, where words evoke mental images for the reader or listener—of seas and mountains, of giants and …

Editorial: Celebrate the RGDN

Public lands, like democracies, need public participation to survive and thrive.This Saturday (March 23), the public has an opportunity to pitch in and help the much loved Río Grande del Norte …

Editorial – Schools: Update disciplinary policies

It’s time. All school districts in Taos County and the Moreno Valley, if they haven’t done so already, need to review and update their safety and disciplinary policies. Then they need …
Letters

Letter: Pesticides harmful to dogs, other animals

Recently, I have learned again that bee populations around Taos are diminishing at an alarming rate. And, I see that the shelves in Taos hardware stores are fully stocked with Roundup and other toxic …

Letter: Exploration in art deserves forethought

As curator of the Mix & Match: Fools for Poetry event held April 1 as part of the SOMOS celebration of National Poetry Month, I was quite surprised and shocked to see a stage prop gun used by one …

Letter: Fake gun not appropriate

I was appalled at the uncalled for, senseless, shocking and utterly inappropriate menacing display of a very real-appearing large black pistol...

Letter: Opposed to Pearce for governor

This is the first of what will be many letters about Steve Pearce’s run for governor of New Mexico.

Letter: Are we winning yet?

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said; “I love your Christ. I love your Christianity. It’s your Christians that I find...

Letter: Misinformation on bighorn hunting

Both of the most recent “My Turn” letters have included half-truths and misinformation.

Letter: Native predators lacking

While I appreciate the love of bighorn sheep...

Letter: Deep thanks to local police

A friend recently experienced a medical emergency in Taos, and one of the duties that fell to me was to move his vehicle to his home. I want to thank Taos Police …

Letter: Taos baffled by backing

I read the front-page article in the 3/22 edition about the trials and travails of developer Jay Batra in his renovation of the Hotel Don Fernando. These include liens resulting from unpaid bills and …

Letter: Thanks from a re-elected Questa councilor

Dear Citizens of the Village of Questa,I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for once again placing …

Letter: Thank you to Questa voters

Dear Citizens of the Village of Questa: I want to thank all my supporters and the citizens of the Village of Questa for their support over the last couple of months. While I didn’t get the …

Letter: Should Presbyterian take over Holy Cross?

Open letter to Mr. Bill Patten, CEO; Holy Cross Hospital Board of Directors and the Taos Community: I am writing in response to Mr. Patten’s invitation for community input to the urgent …
My Turn

Without Reservations

Opinion: A council divided, a community divided

A divided council is representative of a divided community, and this division cannot come at a worse time.To address the needs of Taoseños and prepare for the uncertainty of the future, we must …

Opinion: Strong At Heart continues to weaken

The recent Strong at Heart event at Bataan Hall was lightly attended and provided scant new information about the progress towards meeting the original goals of "identifying solutions and defining …

Opinion: Automatic public doors help us all

Hello, everyone, I'm Ted Harmon from Ranchos de Taos. I have cerebral palsy and spastic arthritic muscles along with carpal tunnel, arthritis and bursitis. I tell people I'm trying to get all the fun at once.

Opinion: Protecting watersheds takes a community

Watersheds are the lifeblood of our planet. They carry nutrients and oxygen from their headwaters to their outflows. Every aspect of our society and ecosystem depends on water as every organ in our …
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