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Editorials

Editorial: Super students

We hear a lot, and write a lot, about problems at Taos area schools. This week we want to give a shout out to the students who put the hard work and dedication into their education as evidenced by …

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Editorial: No show, no go

On Saturday (June 9), only 411 out of 22,884 members registered at the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative annual meeting. That was 47 people shy of the quorum needed for the cooperative to take action …

Editorial: Fire, drugs, altered lives

This last week our region had two traumatic incidents. One showed the best side of people. The other showed the worst.

Editorial: All it takes is a spark

All it took was a blown tire and the metal rim scraping on the highway pavement to strike a spark. The spark landed in a patch of grass on the side of the road and started a fire only a few hundred …
Letters

Letter: Carson National Forest staff – thank you

As federal budgets are continually reduced and federal employees are expected to take on additional responsibilities (typically) without additional …

Letter: Select for key cabinet positions now

After the election, I am reminded that I am an advocate for a short list for such New Mexico cabinet positions as Secretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural …

Letter: Network has right to dump Barr

Just a point of clarification regarding Ana Klenicki's column in the June 7 edition of The Taos News: I agree with the author's point that if we agree that one must be consistent in the defense …

Letter: Koch Brothers behind recent opinion pieces

You recently ran two editorials opposing wind power and advocating "tax reform" written by officials of the Rio Grande Foundation that describes itself as "independent and nonpartisan." Readers …

Opinion: One Way to reduce school violence: build smaller schools

New Mexico lawmakers included $40 million for improving school safety in this year’s state budget to pay for security features, such as metal detectors, surveillance cameras and bulletproof …

Letter: Always part of her heart

On a recent visit to Taos after a several-year absence, I was struck (or re-struck, I should say) by the beauty of the place I called home for nearly a decade. Everything …

Letter: Odd amendment

In the mail I received a notice about the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative annual meeting at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 9 at Taos High School.One of the amendments to be discussed is a statement that …

Letter: Solar energy plans good

Thank you to Luis Reyes, CEO of Kit Carson Electrical Cooperative, and Bill Brown of Renewable Taos for speaking about solar energy with University of New Mexico-Taos students …

Letter: Kudos to Vagrant Heart

Aqui en Taos!!! WOW!

Letter: Thanks to dedicated teachers

When thinking of all the responsibilities of a teacher, it becomes overwhelming. Teachers teach, motivate students to develop their ability to learn, manage students …

Letter: Stronger gun laws are only the beginning

In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Florida on Valentine’s Day, students— and teachers and parents—are rallying, speaking out, all over the …

Letter: What happened to us?

A poem for the lost children and their grieving parents.
My Turn

Opinion: Look away, the Emperor has no clothes and it is ugly

As Trump proudly boasts to the world that he is God’s answer to all its problems, the reality is that he is nothing but an empty-headed blowhard whose intentions are always self-motivated and …

Opinion: Criticisms of wind power fueled by Koch brothers, oil industry

I read with interest the article by D. Dowd Muska regarding “big wind” in the June 7 edition of The Taos News.

Opinion: More guns equal more homicides in the United States

In January 2015 an estimated 265 million civilian guns were in the U. S. when the population was about 320 million, including small children and those with infirmities. Not surprisingly, we are the …

Opinion: Dreaming of home rule for Taos

I was the only Jew in the elementary school. If there were others, I didn’t find them. I searched my grade and the other grades, the teachers too. I’d talk about Judaism and see who …

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