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Editorial: Our picks for Nov. 6

Happy election season, everyone! This year, political races are dominated by the contest for the governor's office. The ballot is long. However, it's filled with contests for judges, including the state Supreme Court, and unglamorous but important offices.

Editorial: Taos News honors unsung heroes

For the 18th year, The Taos News honored a group of volunteers and community leaders who endeavor to make life better for everyone in Taos County. These Unsung Heroes are women and men from …

Editorial: Time for DA to retire

Donald Gallegos needs to retire. The 8th Judicial District Attorney is tired. He’s said as much both in words and in actions.
Land and Water Conservation Fund

Editorial: Celebrate, protect trails

Trails are good for economic development. A solid network of trails can attract outdoor recreationists, and their money, to spend in nearby communities.

Editorial: Expand Healthcare Compare, applauding The PASEO

Recently, the New Mexico Department of Health launched a website called NM Healthcare Compare. It lists nine procedures and compares the price 44 hospitals in the state, including Taos, bill Medicaid …
Letter to the editor

Letter: What your pennies are worth to public transportation

As a former city councilman and a former representative on the North Central Regional Transit District Board, I am familiar with public transit and the needs of people in our community. Many …
Letter to the editor

Letter: Think about energy

Dear Editor: With Election Day only a few weeks away, residents are drowning in a dizzying array of political ads, with potential lawmakers promising jobs, jobs, and more jobs. Here's a platform I …
Letter to the editor

Letter: Pat Lyons Has Had His Chance

My name is Erminio Martinez. I am a retired magistrate court judge in Taos County, and like Pat Lyons, a third-generation rancher. It is my belief that one can't change the stripes on a zebra. You …
Letter to the editor

Letter: Look at the score

Dear Editor: The Taos Tigers get a whole front page section B1 with huge pictures while the Lady Tigers have a small story and small photo (section B4.) If you look in the sports …
Letter to the editor

Letter: Save the Blue Bus. Vote

When I moved here in 2007, one of the essential elements that I'd checked out ahead of time is the presence of public transportation since I am a stroke survivor without a car. I've used the Blue Bus …
My Turn
My Turn

Opinion: Sheriff asks for voters' support on Election Day

I'm Jerry Hogrefe and I'm asking for your support for reelection as Taos County Sheriff, so together the TCSO team can continue the commitment to service and partnerships that are making a positive …

Without Reservations

My Turn

Opinion: To protect upper Río Fernando, remove cattle

In Joe Zupan's My Turn (The Taos News, Aug. 9-15), he strongly criticized what he called my "escalating" concerns about the work of Amigos Bravos. But my position about the upper Río Fernando …
My Turn

Opinion: Cancer Support Services needs help to help the community

The wheel of life turns, and the art of giving and receiving moves through all our lives as one of our sacred lessons. It teaches us compassion, empathy, and if we are lucky, generosity to express …
Tina Larkin/file photoStudent Oscar Hone loads his bike onto the front of the Blue Bus outside of UNM-Taos Klauer Campus in 2015. The bus serves people around Northern New Mexico. Voters will be asked in the November election to approve or decline a bond for continued funding for the service.
My Turn

Opinion: The NCRTD Blue Bus is a service that benefits all of us

Many of us have seen and used the "Blue Buses" in and around Taos County, but not many know the history or significance of this system.The North Central Regional Transit District is home to the Blue …
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