Hundreds of millions for education, but will it satisfy court's order?

File photo: Panelists discuss the history and implications of the Yazzie/Martinez court case for Taos schools, April 11, 2019 .
State Rep. Derrick Lente spent much of the last year crisscrossing New Mexico to speak with Native American leaders about the needs of kids in their communities. To address them, he sponsored a handful of legislation endorsed by all 23 of the state's tribes.
Harrison Ford stars in an adaptation of Jack London’s classic novel, ‘Call of the Wild.’
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Now showing in Taos: ‘Call of the Wild’

Jack London wrote his novel, “Call of the Wild,” after observing firsthand what it was like for late 19th century gold miners in the thoroughly unforgiving wilderness of the far Yukon …
Ellen Miller GoinsDesserts fill a table at the Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski Area near Red River. Desserts are provided by both local restaurants and accomplished individual bakers as well.

Just Desserts: Eat, ski and snowshoe

For almost 35 years, Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski Area has been hosting a sweet celebration called Just Desserts. The tradition continues this Saturday (Feb. 22) from noon to 2 p.m. at the ski area located just outside of the town of Red River. Skiers and snowshoers can travel between stations set up along a five-kilometer course and enjoy locally made desserts as they go.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed Teresa Leger Fernandez's campaign to represent New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Teresa Leger Fernandez race for New Mexico CD3

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has endorsed Teresa Leger Fernandez's campaign to represent New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.
Courtesy Lyla June Johnston'My decision to go into politics was about giving people hope that there could be a government that actually represented our desires and will,' explained Johnston.

Lyla June Johnston and the power of prayer

Lyla June Johnston grew up here in Taos, and is a descendant of Diné (Navajo) and Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. She is a musician, public speaker and internationally recognized performance poet, and will be giving a "Spiritual Activism" talk at Unity of Taos church Sunday , Feb. 23. Tempo caught up with the very busy Johnston last week.:
Jesse Moya/Taos News Visitors were able to flip through books to see what Casetta is hoping to develop at the new Hotel Willa.

Taos welcomes Hotel Willa

Taos community members gathered Tuesday (Feb. 18) to welcome the new Hotel Willa, on Paseo del Pueblo Sur.
Two great shows at the Taos Inn's Adobe Bar on Fat Tuesday (Feb. 23) include Craig Williams from 4-5:30 p.m. and Bob Andrews (pictured here) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Andrews, though British born, spent some goodly time in the Big Easy, and nobody knows New Orleans blues and soul like this virtuoso pianist.

What's happening in Taos, Feb. 20- 27

Mardi Gras celebrations are just some of the entertainment and arts options awaiting Taoseños and visitors alike this week. Here are some highlights:
Taos Retirement Village residents and staff are like family, and it shows. From left, Joyce May, medication technician Candace Abosta, Laura Garcia, and Director of Nursing Billie Odum.  
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Peñasco schools superintendent targeted by disgruntled teachers

Animosity that has smoldered for months in the Peñasco school district erupted last week following an incident that involved superintendent Lisa Hamilton's 13-year-old son.

Taos Opinions
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Opinion: Pothole trials and tribulations on West Romero Road
In January a crew from El Valle dug a trench across West Romero Road near West Romero Place. They have yet to repair the road. I have …
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 …
Opinion: Chavez announces candidacy for Taos County District 3 seat
I am Andrew D. Chavez, a Democrat from Llano Quemado. I am announcing that I seek the commission seat for Taos County District 3, …
La Vida

Science on the Hill: Expedition drifts in Arctic ice to study climate

After years of planning and days of travel, a team of scientists and technicians from Los Alamos National Laboratory at last have made it to the top of the world, that snow desert known as the Arctic.

Tempo Arts & Entertainment
Magic Beans brings Denver soul, funk to Taos
The delicious smorgasbord of sound from the Magic Beans are returning to Taos Mesa Brewery Friday (Feb. 21) to funk up your night and …
Photo Gallery: ‘Raise the vibration’
On Friday (Feb. 14), Taoseños came together on Taos Plaza to rise up in solidarity for a world free from violence and oppression. …
'Swing the door open wider:' New fund encourages indigenous filmmakers
Taos Pueblo filmmakers interested in developing their media-arts projects are eligible to receive funding through the newly …
The art of beekeeping
Bees are vital to all life and yet not many people are eager to get up close and personal with their fuzzy cuteness. Willingness to …
Dream big in Washington, D.C.: Thom Wheeler at The O Street Museum
It's every artist's dream to be at work in your studio, when two well-connected art collectors stroll in, buy several large pieces, …
Klezmer takes on Taos
A special concert is coming to town on Monday (Feb. 24). The Taos Jewish Center worked some magic to bring Beyond the Pale, Toronto's …
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Nine Taos wrestlers qualified for state

Nine Taos wrestlers have made it to the state tournament this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 21-22) at the Santa Ana Star Center in Río Rancho after solid individual performances at their prior meet.

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