• Taos Woman 2020

Stories from this issue
Nikki Ross, Executive Director and co-founder of Twirl Play and Discovery Space for 14 years, started as a business consultant,  and then marketing and playspace manager before becoming executive director of the nonprofit enterprise.
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Women of Impact: Nikki Ross, Children’s creative opportunities

The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Nikki Ross, In Recognition of Children's Creative Opportunities
Lisa Abeyta-Valerio is Assistant Principal of Taos High School for the past 11 years. She is also THS Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Head Coach of Taos Xtreme All-Star Cheer.
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Women of Impact: Lisa Abeyta-Valerio, Athletics

The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Lisa Abeyta-Valerio, In Recognition of Achievement in Athletics
Ernestina Córdova is a pre-needs counselor at DeVargas Funeral Home. She has been involved in many community events and organizations: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and liturgy; the Pilgrimage for Vocations; a banker; an insurance agent; with Taos Feeds Taos since 1995; and involved with Taos Historical Society since 2003 with Corina Santistevan.
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Women of Impact: Ernestina Córdova, Community volunteer

The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Ernestina Córdova,, In Recognition of Community Volunteerism
Named the second poet laureate of Taos in 2019, over the past 35 years, Catherine Strisik does poetry workshops for children and adults, is co-founder/co-editor/consulting editor of "Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art" and does private editorial services.
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Women of Impact: Catherine Strisik, Literary artist

The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Catherine Strisik,, In Recognition of Literary artistry
Yvette Ortega, co-owner/founder with husband Orlando Ortega, opened Orlando’s 24 years ago and says it is the staff and loyal  customers who make it all possible.
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Women of Impact: Yvette Ortega, Restauranteur

The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Yvette Ortega,, In Recognition of Achievement in Restauranteuring
Co-reator with husband Angelo of Bison Star Naturals in 2018 on Taos Pueblo, she does wholesale account management, product design, website maintenance, social media marketing, direct sales and more behind the scenes..
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Women of Impact: Jacquelene McHorse, Entrepreneur

The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Jacquelene McHorse,, In Recognition of Entrepreneurial Achievement
Michelle Hunt, Anansi Charter School Director and co-founder, in an Anansi classrooms, serving Kindergarten through 8th grade.
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Women of Impact: Michele Hunt, Educator

The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Michele Hunt,, In Recognition of Achievement in Education
Debbie Lujan, Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Co-coordinator for 11 years and a pow wow volunteer for 15 years, is truly amazed at how much the event has grown since 1985....It’s a lot of work to organize a big event like the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow every year. Richard Archuleta, who helped to create the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow in 1985 and is the main coordinator of the Pow Wow, has taught me so much. Delegation is important. After being a volunteer for a few years and seeing how things were laid out, I figured I had a varied enough skill-set to help out administratively. It is truly amazing how much this event has grown over the years..
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Women of Impact: Debbie Lujan, Community/Nonprofit Leadership

The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Debbie Lujan, In Recognition of Community & Non-Profit Leadership
Former Questa mayor and conservation champion Esther García died Jan. 5 leaving behind a lasting legacy.
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In Memoriam: Esther García

When Esther García was young, her grandfather, J.P. Rael, told her there would be fights over water. And at some point in the near future, water would be worth more than gold. She didn’t …
Taos News file photo.Local residents encourage voters to get out and cast their ballot near the Ranchitos polling station during a past presidential election.
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Creating a brighter future

On February 21,1920, New Mexico voted to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. By August of that year the required number of 36 states had likewise ratified the amendment, legislating that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex,” and became the law of the land.
Morgan Timms/Taos News.Juliana Anastasoff, MS, director of the northern Health Extension Rural Office (HERO) of the University of New Mexico-Health Sciences Center where she is faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in a panel hosted by Taos Women’s Leadership Collective. .
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Health is more than healthcare

POSSIBLEPULLQUOTE “Your zip code may be more important than your genetic code.” — Juliana Anastasoff, MS, director northern Health Extension Rural Office (HERO), UNM-Health …
Women Give Fund Award (funded by the Taos Community Foundation) presented to Las Cumbres Community Services at the Taos Chamber of Commerce 2019 Women’s Expo.. Pictured: Siena Sanderson, Alexsis Blake, Laurie Mitchell Dunn.
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Las Cumbres

When a family member is in jail, the children in the family can experience trauma as a result. In New Mexico, 10 percent of all children will have a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives; …

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