$12.8M in capital outlay possible for Taos County

File photo: Passengers on the inaugural Taos Air flight land at Taos Regional Airport. The airport may receive a total of $5.4 million in capital outlay funds from the 2020 legislative session.
The New Mexico House of Representatives this month approved legislation designating $528.2 million in capital outlay funds for projects in communities throughout the state, with $12.8 million earmarked for projects in Taos County.
Speaking on behalf of the applicant, Alex Abeyta speaks during a special use permit meeting for a Family Dollar. The permit was denied Wednesday evening (Feb. 26), but that ruling may be appealed within 30 days.

Taos County Commission denies Family Dollar permit

The Taos County Planning and Zoning Commission has denied a special use permit for a Family Dollar store in El Prado ...
A large crowd gathered at the Taos Town Council Chambers Wednesday evening (Feb. 26) to hear details of the Paseo del Pueblo improvement project set to begin on March 16.

NMDOT unveils details of Taos Paseo project

A large crowd of Taos residents gathered to hear details about the Paseo del Pueblo project, due to start March 16th. the meeting started off with remarks by Paul Brasher, NMDOT District 5 …
Bear Marcus aka emcee B3ar. Courtesy Bear Marcus

The sky's no limit for this new generation of Taos Pueblo artists and entrepreneurs

Just as the Red Willow Creek has flowed through the Taos Pueblo mountains, so centuries of artistic craftsmanship, drawn from the everyday lives and experiences of Taos Pueblo ancestors, flowed down from generation to generation. Now come the lesser-known but newest generation of young artists at Taos Pueblo, who are developing unique approaches and styles all their own.
Facebook photo Lyla June Johnston is hosting an evening of poetry, music and discussion on Monday (Feb. 3) in El Prado as part of her journey to gather information about the climate crisis.

Johnston withdraws from race

Former District 47 candidate Lyla June Johnston said her withdrawal on Sunday (Feb. 23) from her race against House Speaker Brian Egolf is unrelated to an open investigation of fraud and embezzlement that names her as one of the parties who may have been involved.
Courtesy image."Wonder Woman Frida" hand-colored etching 8-by-10 inches by Tony Ortega, one of the images planned for 'Taos Art Insurgency.'.

What's happening in Taos, Feb. 27 - March 4

Here are some highlights for entertainment and arts options this week:
‘No Small Matter,’ the first full-length documentary about the importance of early childhood education, will air Thursday (Feb. 27) at 5 p.m. at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, followed by a panel discussion.
Education Briefs

Early childhood education film and discussion Thursday; County spelling bee winner heads to state

“No Small Matter,” billed as the first documentary to explore the most powerful and overlooked force for change in America today, will air at 5 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 27) at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
Taos Academy offers a range of STEM-Arts classes including digital music (shown here), photography, painting and drawing, culinary arts and fencing.

Taos Academy: Student-driven education equals maximum empowerment

When you graduate from Taos Academy Charter School, the future is more than bright. The future is yours.
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Johnston withdraws from race

Former District 47 candidate Lyla June Johnston said her withdrawal on Sunday (Feb. 23) from her race against House Speaker Brian Egolf is unrelated to an open investigation of fraud and embezzlement that names her as one of the parties who may have been involved.

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Opinion: Seventh-graders share their concerns
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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 …
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
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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 …
La Vida

Let's understand vitamin D

Although the diseases caused by vitamin deficiencies had been apparent for many years, it was not until the 1900s that those vitamin deficiencies, due to diets low in vitamin-rich foods, were recognized as the culprit.

Tempo Arts & Entertainment
Cats in hats and other medicinal remedies for kids
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter and filmmaker …
Handel's 'Agrippina' fits seamlessly into modern times
Power plays, sexual politics, abuses of power, cults of personality played out for a fickle public -- it all sounds like a scene …
Lat'in Go party returns to Taos Mesa Brewing
The only challenge to hosting the Lat'in Go party at Taos Mesa Brewing, according to Jayson Wylie, is "where to fit all the dancers." …
Into the wild: Local teacher writes about his journey home
If you're ever lost in the wilderness in Navajo country and in need of a rescue or a guide, author Jim Kristofic might be the man to …
Dressing the inner warrior
On Wednesday (March 4), El Gamal restaurant on Guadalupe Plaza will host a fundraiser dinner and fashion show to support Ava de …
Generations of musical tradition
New Mexico has a rich tradition of folk music, and the members of Lone Piñon have devoted considerable time to learning it.
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The Taos Tigers split their two most recent district outings, losing at home to Pojoaque Valley and defeating Moriarty 48-41 on the road.

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