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The real issue our community has been facing are the frightening demographics. Our community has been losing its children to greener pastures for some time. If we utilize our strengths (land, water, culture) we can address this problem and offer our children and grandchildren meaningful employment in the future and help these young families to stay. more
New Mexico is the land of enchantment. Our state is blessed with breathtaking natural vistas and a rich multicultural history. more
Elder financial abuse has the potential to impact all of us on some level. Whether you are protecting a loved one from becoming a victim or actively taking precautions to protect your personal estate, fraud and exploitation is a risk that grows as people age. It is important for individuals to understand the magnitude of this crime, identify ways to both actively prevent and stop abuse, as well as understand how to escalate if it is suspected. more
Yerushalayim shel zahav shel nehoshet v shel or Jerusalem of Gold of Copper and of Light. more
Tucked between the mid-western plains and the western prairies lie some of our nation’s most iconic forests. These lands comprise an incredibly diverse ecosystem, support local economies, and … more
When I visited Israel in 1977, I made an interesting discovery. Every building in its largest city, Tel Aviv had a solar water heater on the roof. It was a simple apparatus; a water tank holding … more
During the candidate’s forum last local election season, I said Taos was at a turning point. more
Sen. Mimi Stewart of Albuquerque recently was named New Mexico’s single most effective legislator – indeed, one of the most effective lawmakers in any state – by FiscalNote. The national, non-partisan organization knows what it is talking about, representing many of the most successful Fortune 500 corporations. Most recipients of the award were Republicans. It was given based on how successful a legislator is at sponsoring and steering legislation through each crucial step of the legislative process, all the way through enactment. This complex process requires strong bipartisan skills, and often goes completely unnoticed by the general public. I can attest, however, that in all my years in the Roundhouse, no legislator has ever deserved this honor more, nor worked harder to receive it, than Mimi Stewart. more
The town of Taos, mirroring the larger political landscape around the nation, desperately needs to have a community wide conversation on democracy and the nature of our local politics. The recent events that have taken place culminating in the Holiday Inn fiasco, indicate that our elected officials have a distorted view of exactly what democracy is. more
We write to urge our elected officials (and all citizens) to do everything in their power to protect our community from the current administration’s unjust and cruel actions toward our many neighbors, friends, and family members who are immigrants. We oppose all efforts to demean or dehumanize any of us. We, the Interfaith and Intercultural Alliance (IFIC), are a Taos County group composed of people from various faith and cultural groups in the community. As people of faith, conscience, and goodwill, we simply cannot keep silence any longer. more
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