2017 Citizen of the Year and Unsung Heroes
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Stories from this issue
Everybody knows Jimmy Stadler. Whether it’s through his near-perpetual presence onstage playing solo or with his band, playing music for a benefit, getting residents of the Taos Living Center to do a singalong or as a student taking one of his Taos Academy classes, he’s not only in Taos, but all over the region.
Larry Torres is usually
standing outside in
the early morning,
waiting for sunrays still
pale with twilight to
teeter over the craggy cliffs of El Salto
Mountain in Arroyo Seco. It …
On a cold and bright winter day in early 2016, Max Ortega walked into the Questa Fire Department and announced his retirement to his crew, including his two sons, Mark and John, who had grown up under the roof of the firehouse.
In the current act of her artistic family’s story, Connie Tsosie Gaussoin is the strong female lead. She inherited her love of creation from the many lines of her family, but broke out into new forms, teaching herself along the way.
Sometimes the calls come in the early morning, and sometimes they come late at night. No matter the time, Peñasco resident and volunteer firefighter Juan “John” Abeyta is ready for action, guiding first responders on back roads to reach the remote sites where people need help.
Wild Rivers has always been a special place for Claire Coté. Born and raised in Questa, Coté’s childhood birthday celebration often involved camping with her parents at Big Arsenic Springs...
Working with kids is like producing afine pottery vase — requiring a village ofpotters. It’s a delicate process that takes lots of time and care along every transformative step toward a …
Catherine “Kate” M. O’Neill’s introduction to social justice was in Catholic school in the early 1970s during one of the first Earth Day celebrations.
While a tour of duty may come to an end, a veteran’s service to their countryis never fully completed, and one Taos Pueblo vet is ensuring that no one from his home is forgotten.
For several …