It is always sad news when a business closes its doors in a tight-knit community like Taos. More so when the business has been part of the town’s landscape for over 30 years.
Molycorp, Inc., the one-time owner of the Questa molybdenum mine, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday (June 25) after suffering from loosened trade laws in China and more substitutes for molybdenum.
Moby Dickens Bookshop in Taos, New Mexico has been a fixture on the local arts and literary scene for more than three decades. Current owners Jay and Carolyn Moore have decided to close the bookshop as of July 3, 2015. In this video, the Moores discuss what led to their decision to shut down.
John Paul Bradley, mountain manger at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, and has been for the last 14 years. He sat down with The Taos News along the banks of the Rio del Pueblo to talk about the resort’s new chairlift, the challenges of running a small ski operation and getting creative in the face of those challenges.
When asked how partners Sigrid Long and Rodrigo Montecinos succeeded in the gallery business since 2001, Long paused for a moment, then responded, “Tenacity and hard work.”
The old saying, “Patience is a virtue,” not only applies in life but also in business. Sometimes it’s tempting to rashly react to market conditions and veer off the course that got you where you are.
Success comes in different forms for different people. And for many, the definition of what it means to be successful evolves as life goes on.
Elizabeth Crittenden Palacios has been at the head of Taos Community Foundation (TCF), a local philanthropic institution, for almost 15 years. She met with The Taos News to talk the business of the nonprofit sector, identifying real needs within the community and following through on commitments and missions.
Terry Boettcher, general manger at Mitchell Theaters Storyteller Cinema 7, talks about loving your job, investing in infrastructure and finding that pricing sweet spot that drives down cost for the consumer while driving up profits for the theater
For Taos Do-It-Yourself Picture Framing, it’s all about adapting to shifting conditions in a Taos art market that is nothing if it isn’t about change.
In this series, my focus is how the awareness and management of energy can enhance, develop and sustain us in the achievement of all that we choose to create and have.
As an organization built on opening doors for young people, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is going through a growth spurt. Ben Thomas, executive director since last July, talked with The Taos News about keeping the mission focused while finding new avenues for service in the 21st century.
Craig Dunn and his wife Laurie Mitchell Dunn opened Black Mesa Winery Tasting Room in partnership with the Velarde-based Black Mesa Winery’s owners, Jerry and Lynda Burd, in 2013.
New Mexico’s ski resorts enjoyed one of the best seasons in a decade and saw a nearly 20 percent increase in skier days throughout the state, an industry group reported Friday.
Margaret Lejuste has been the face of Chevron Mine in the community for the past six years. She shared some thoughts with The Taos News on grieving with the Questa community, finding solutions to everyday issues and helping the area move ahead to a post-mining economy that doesn’t forget its roots.
April 2015 sales and median price are both above those same numbers reported to the Realtors Association of New Mexico in March 2015, April 2014 and April 2013.
A single, empty-nest mom, Lyn Neglia came back to Taos after 10 years of absence to do the only thing she enjoys doing — owning a retail store and interacting with her clients.
The Taos campus of Southern Methodist University continues to rise out of the tall pines along meandering Río Grande del Rancho — both literally and figuratively.
The Taos center for the University of New Mexico Bachelor & Graduate Program provides the finishing touches for Taoseños who seek undergraduate and graduate studies without having to travel out of town.
David Torres helps communities around the world when they're in the throes of catastrophic natural disasters. He sat down to share his perspective on getting through a crisis, finding the money to do so and moving forward with development.
Knowing who is responsible and accountable in a given situation provides a level of clarity and understanding of how things work and to whom to go if we have a question or if a decision needs to be made.
In 1986, Pati Martinson and Terrie Bad Hand created the Taos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC), a food hub and business incubator in Taos. They sat down with The Taos News to share their thoughts on listening to the community, maintaining a nonprofit and using food to make meaningful strides toward justice.
Mother’s Day is around the corner. Are you still looking for that special present? If so, there is an opportunity to get a pretty and quite unusual one.
Julie and Darren Shedko own and operate Lettuce Grow Farms and Educational Center in El Prado. Julie sat down with The Taos News to talk about the Hubb Project, a new endeavor to bring together food, neighbors and the economic power of cooperation.
The Phillips family has been providing hearing healthcare in Taos for the past 12 years, and the main goal for Sandia Hearing has been to improve the hearing of as many people as possible.
The North Central Regional Transit District is commonly referred to as the “RTD Blue Bus.” Their bright blue transit vehicles are a ubiquitous sight throughout north central New Mexico.
For eight years, Rebecca Latham was the tourism and economic development director for Red River. Now, she heads the New Mexico Tourism Department. She spoke with The Taos News to share her thoughts on falling in love with the Southwest and using tourism opportunities as economic drivers in rural New Mexico.
Oban Lambie, owner of Brownrice Internet, a Taos-based technology firm, sat down with The Taos News to share advice on getting into high-tech industries and doing good business, whether in technology or not.
In the weekly Q and A about business and economic development, Rebeca Romero Rainey, CEO and board president of Centinel Bank of Taos, sits down with The Taos News to share her thoughts on coming home, meeting the unique needs of our rural community and dealing with the sexism that often crops up in the male-dominated banking industry.