Editorials
Over 160 members of the public spoke at the Planning Commission's public hearing on the proposed Dollar Store in  El Prado, Wed., February 12.

Don't like Family Dollar? Offer a better option

The Taos County Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday (Feb. 26) on a permit for a Family Dollar store in El Prado. Either way the decision is likely to be appealed by either the developer or the dozens of people opposed to the project.
Taos Police Chief David Trujillo said he will miss visiting the Plaza in his police uniform. Trujillo announced his retirement from the department after 20 years.

Editorial: Thanks to Chief Trujillo

Community policing is a tough job, now more than ever, especially if it's in a town where you've spent years. Drugs, poverty and past traumas among Taos residents - along with the easy availability of guns - make every call a potentially dangerous one for law enforcement officers.
Town of Taos

Hear from your town council candidates

Taos voters will select two town councilors in the March 3 election. Those selections are important in light of a multitude of challenges facing the town, from diversifying the economy to resolving an affordable housing crisis.
Retired Tempo editor Rick Romancito, left, and new Tempo editor Lynne Robinson, right.

Tempo editor passes the torch

This week marks the first official change of editors for the Tempo arts and entertainment magazine in a quarter of a century.
Taos Tigers line up to offer condolences to Ernie and Alexandra Sandoval Tuesday (Jan. 28) before their game against the Moriarty Pintos.
Editorial

Players come together following tragedy

When the Tigers played Moriarty in basketball on Tuesday night (Jan. 28) in Taos, it was no ordinary game. It was one of those moments when young people and a community show just how much heart and care they have for others.
Letters

Opinion: Trump and Hitler

Ominously, these two have much in common. Hitler came to power in Germany in the 1930s and led his nation into World War II, which caused the deaths of millions of military personnel and civilians. …
File photo: Among various other issues, demonstrators advocated for peace, climate change justice, equality and abortion rights Saturday (Jan. 18) during Taos Women Rising on Taos Plaza.

Protect reproductive choices

Let me make one thing perfectly clear. No person, no organization, no government, has any right to control any part of my body. Invasions of my uterus are more violent and unlawful than kicking down my front door and seizing control of my home.
Lyla June Johnston

Standing with Lyla June Johnston

The lands in this part of the world show us the bones of our Mother Earth. With her bones exposed, it is often easier and more rapid to suck out her marrow.

Gratitude for letter writers

Many thanks to our readers who took the time to send us their opinions in 2019.Keep on writing to us!Lewis AndersonMark AllisonAnthony J. AyalaDan BarroneShadow BeartrackBob BresnahanDaniel A. …

Special Olympics skiing in Taos

Adding to your Special Olympics recognition article on June 13 ("Everyone is a champion in Special Olympics"), I would like the community to know we have alpine skiing also at Taos Ski Valley.
My Turn
Over 160 members of the public spoke at the Taos County Planning Commission's public hearing regarding a proposed Dollar Store in El Prado, Wednesday (Feb. 12). The hearing will continue Wednesday (Feb. 26).
My Turn

Opinion: Protect El Prado agricultural lands from development

In view of the very onerous climate threat and the myriad examples of it’s devastating effects all over the world, it seems it would surely be in Taos’ best interest to seriously consider amending land-use requirements in Taos County and the town of Taos.
Nathaniel Evans

Opinion: Resilient economy, affordable housing, cultural legacy

I consider myself blessed to live here in Taos with my wife, in a home that we are paying off because we are fortunate to have good jobs. Being born and raised in Taos, I wanted to come home after college, and looked for a job where I could use my BS in biology.

Opinion: Why Trumpism is a cult mentality

The notion that President Donald Trump has a cultlike control over his supporters has been bandied about by various pundits both in print and cyberspace. It's not the most original idea and I tend to agree.
File photo: George Fritz Hahn
My Turn

Hahn: Bellis gave dose of reality regarding hospital

By George Fritz HahnAs the town council's representative on the [Holy Cross] hospital's Health Study Committee and chair of the Taos Health Systems Board Nominating Committee, I thought it …

Opinion: No environmental review for LANL expansion?

As many of your readers know, the National Nuclear Security Administration, a stovepipe agency within the Department of Energy, is planning a massive expansion at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Savannah River Site in South Carolina to increase its plutonium pit production mission to 30-80 pits per year.
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