With electricity costs rising every year, more business owners are resorting to alternative sources of energy, and the government is pitching in.
Herbalist Cathy Hope sat down with The Taos News in her workshop in El Rito, a dirt-road neighborhood halfway between Questa and Costilla, to talk about what it means to have a business in a remote place along the highway, the value of community and how different traditions reveal the synergy of plants.
When Justin Bailey was planning to visit to his grandparents in Ohio in 2014, he noticed that the annual convention for the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) was in Columbus that spring. He decided to attend the convention and then afterwards visit his grandparents in Toledo.
At the behest of the New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department and Area Agency on Aging (AAA), Taos County took over control of all senior citizen programs in July 2014. At that time, the program was about to be closed down and taken over by the state, which would have resulted in m…
Everything is always changing, evolving and becoming new. We are always in the midst of a new way of living. We have explored new ways to think and work. We consider new ways of living today.
Zeke’s Auto Supply manager Tracy Tapia sat down at the end of a grueling, snowy day to talk about the history of the store, how the business has changed in the era of computers and what it takes to track down hard-to-find parts to fix your car, tractor or snowplow.
Dave Herndon, editor in chief of New Mexico Magazine, talked with The Taos News about what it means to put together a monthly regional publication with national appeal, high standards and the buzz of energy of New Mexico's artistic and techy young entrepreneurs.
Zacarias Johnson, project manager of Sol Luna Solar in Dixon, has earned certification as a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Certified PV Installation Professional.
Jerry Schwartz owns Sticks and Stones Earthworks and sat down with The Taos News to talk about the joys of working outside while balancing the creativity and drudgery of landscaping.
In the afterglow of the holidays, Taos shop owners are still celebrating. Christmas (and post-Christmas) retail sales have shown marked improvement over last year’s performance.
Between producing Hemp Heroe energy bars to helping youth via equine therapy, for Gemma Ra’Star, founder of the local nonprofit Wumaniti Earth Native Sanctuary, everything gets back to healing.
Creative Maneuver is a Taos-based design and communications firm. Sasha Dorje Meyerowitz and Tatjana Krizmanic talk about the meaning of “design and communications,” how they make sure the bills are paid and the intermingling of art, values and business.
Kachinas have been used by Native people for religious and ceremonial purposes, but they are also sought after by museums and personal collectors.
Businesses and management are often interested in what is new. This can mean a new product or process to serve the needs of customers. Most want to at least look at and explore what is new.
Sean Walker, general manager at Rio Grande Ace Hardware, sat down with The Taos News to talk about the local impacts of the Great Recession, boosting the store’s garden business and getting through the challenges of having dozens of employees.
After months of lower energy prices and slower job growth, New Mexico now has the dubious distinction of having the nation’s highest unemployment rate.
Matt Gebo, director of marketing at TSV, talks to The Taos News about their new marketing campaign “Taos Secrets,” the customer’s evolving appetite for storytelling and being realistic about long-term strategies.
Still looking for that perfect holiday present? Among the many alternatives available in town, there is the winter market that opened Saturday (Dec. 5) at the Guadalupe Church Gym on Don Fernando Street.
To be an effective manager of our life and work requires that we carefully synthesize and align our values, purpose and mission. We need to face the challenges that are internal and external.
Earthgoods specializes in hydroponics (gardening without dirt). Manager Casey Davis talks about rebranding a business, the water-conscious future of hydroponics, and the dicey tango that grow stores must dance with federal regulations about cannabis.
Julia Chong, CPA, has been awarded her Masters in Science of Taxation by Golden Gate University. Megan Heiser, CPA, has completed her second year of the American Institute of CPAs National Tax School.
Early holiday shoppers had plenty of items to choose from during the Yuletide Arts and Craft Fair that took place at the Sagebrush Inn and Convention Center last weekend. The three-day event (from Nov. 27-29) was a perfect example of the “shop local” campaign in full action.
Taos Herb Company's co-owner Rob Hawley sat down with The Taos News to talk about the goings on of their operation, the complexities of dealing with federal regulations and the medical philosophies behind their work.
Veteran newswoman Ellen Miller Goins purchased the digital publication from El Crepusculo, Inc., the parent company of The Taos News, in a deal announced Monday (Nov. 30).
The hallmark of Graystone Furniture & the Sofa Gallery has always been a keen sense of what customers want right now — and the ability to adapt quickly as their needs and tastes change.
In the last three weeks, I included the topics of awareness, connection, intention, presence, action and silence. Most of these topics easily relate to the traditional elements of management.
Only West Virginia, where unemployment stands at 6.9 percent, is higher than New Mexico, and there are just seven states with rates higher than 6 percent.
Nick and Chrissy Streit got out some folding chairs and sat down with The Taos News in their new store to talk about taking risks, the importance of teaching, and what really makes for a good day’s fishing.
Near the end of 2005, Aura and David Garver were ready to embark into new territory. Not only were they about to get married, but they also became partners in a new kind of exercise business, called Aurafitness.