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Charles MacKay, the general director of Santa Fe Opera since 2008, will step down following the 2018 summer season, ending a decadelong tenure marked by artistic and financial successes in an era of shrinking audiences at other opera companies. more
The ninth annual "Oldies" dinner, dance and auction Saturday (Aug. 5) in Angel Fire was a hit, according to organizer Larry Layden. "It went well," Layden said. "I was very pleased with the attendance." more
What does it mean to love Taos' natural beauty? Its cultural diversity? Its small-town feel? Why do these things matter, and how can local leaders make decisions that honor these values? Strong at Heart, a collaborative effort between the town of Taos and community partners, is hosting a series of community conversations to dig deeper into those often intangible elements that define our community's sense of place. more
In the search for answers after a white supremacist rally in Virginia devolved into deadly violence Saturday (Aug. 12), attention turned to a New Mexican. Dillon Hopper, a native of Roswell, heads the far-right organization Vanguard America that seemed in the chaos of the moment to have some sort of link to the man police say drove a car into a group of anti-racist demonstrators, leaving one woman dead. more
In the heart of the ponderosa pine forests in the western half of the Carson National Forest, not far from the tiny communities of Vallecitos, Cañón Plaza and La Madera, the forest was … more
Taos Central Dispatch relayed a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian near Cid's Food Market just before 8 a.m. Friday morning (Aug. 18). Taos Emergency Services Director Joaquin Gonzalez … more
Most Taoseños remember the late Taos Police Department Officer Pete Duran with much fondness. His kindness and correct demeanor in fulfilling his duties place him as a role model and local icon. Duran’s influence extends to his stepson, Chief Clarence Romero, who heads the New Mexico Highlands University Police and Security Department. more
Stopping at any intersection in Taos can be risky. Drivers up and down Paseo del Pueblo regularly run through yellow and even red lights in town. Taos has 11 stoplights in the town limits, and drivers interact with them almost on a daily basis, depending on the routes they take. Over the years, these intersections have been the scenes of several accidents due to drivers’ lack of attention or failure to abide by the rules of traffic lights. more
For many young Americans, turning 21 is a rite of passage, a chance to finally go to bars and drink legally. But for Anai Hernandez, it will be a joyous moment for another reason. She will be able to ask the federal government to allow her parents to legally stay in the United States after living as undocumented immigrants for nearly two decades. more
The Taos County attorney since last September has parted ways with the Board of County Commissioners less than halfway through her employment contract. Susan C. Baker, a licensed attorney in three Mountain West states with a law degree from the University of Denver, signed a two-year contract Sept. 8, 2016, becoming the county's lead in-house lawyer for an annual salary of $95,000. more
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