Elizabeth Crittenden Palacios announced Monday (April 25) she is retiring as CEO from the Taos Community Foundation after 15 years at the helm.
Ben Trujillo’s family roots are deeply intertwined with Taos’ history. His grandmother’s first cousins were Josefa Jaramillo, who married Kit Carson, and María Ignacia Jaramillo, who married Gov. Bent.
Lucy McCall’s aunt was what one could call an old-school astrologer, making her niece learn the math behind it before wading into the philosophical stuff. So she learned it and kept learning for more than 40 years, making a livelihood and feeding her family off of the old system of divinatio…
Taos Alive Drug Free Coalition’s work to change how our community views alcohol and prescription drug abuse never stops. The goal–to create a safe, happy, and substance abuse-free life for Taos youth–warrants the work.
Taos isn’t the easiest place to do business. But Taos resident and consultant Andrew Cox is working with a team of local business leaders to find a better way forward.
The Tres Piedras Ranger District of the Carson National Forest is hosting an open house Monday (April 11) to provide information about upcoming restoration projects and prescribed burning.
Ramiro Alcala learned the value of community banks in 2013 when he needed a loan to expand the parking lot at his Las Cruces restaurant, Las Trancas, and to add walk-in refrigerators to the kitchen.
If you are around Taos Plaza, there is a shop that you don’t want to miss. Garden and Soul, located on the northwest corner, is home to a collection of functional artwork, cards, journals and chocolate treats.
For Katie Thomas, just about everything she’s done in Taos has required a leap of faith. And, so far, taking those chances has paid off.
Hometown Care is about one thing: allowing our loved ones to live at home as they age. It’s a simple idea, yet it hasn’t been a priority in the health care field for a while.
Every year, we usher winter out with a good spring cleaning at Equine Spirit Sanctuary. This year, it will be Saturday, April 9, starting at 10 a.m. On this day, we wash the barn – the stall walls, inside and out – and it’s a very big job, so the more help we have, the faster it gets done.
Dentist Kellie Harris trusts her patients when they tell her they’re scared, because she deals with her own dental trauma. Harris talks about the link between teeth and overall health, changes in dentistry technology and the financial barriers to good dental health in a community like Taos.
Joseph Lujan’s roots are deep in Vadito. He owns Southwest Spiral Designs and carves spiral posts, columns, corbels, awnings, rosettes, sunbursts and mantles. He talked to The Taos News about the trees of the trade, the local milling industry and the stories of how certain corbels came to be named.
Manager of the Red River Fish Hatchery, Daniel Evans, took a Friday afternoon to talk about the facility and the eight other humans and 1.7 million rainbow trout who call it home.
There's not a yacht to be found in the Río Grande, but there is the Pilar Yacht Club. The brightly colored café and shop anchor the southern part of Taos County and the Río Grande Gorge. Owners Eva Behrens and Rico Salazar and their dog, Critter, sat down with The Taos News on a windy mornin…
Hurry up if you haven’t yet visited the Winter Farmers Market that takes place every Saturday at the Guadalupe Church Gym. It will be there until April 9, and the findings are incredible.
I started working at my dad’s grocery store when I was 7 years old. I have had a job or multiple jobs ever since that time. In all my decades of working as an employee, independent contractor or consultant, I have only experienced, seen or found a couple of businesses that used consistent an…
A&R Medical has ramped up its presence in Taos in order to distinguish the company as a prime supplier of durable medical equipment in Northern New Mexico.
Google and Facebook didn’t start off as heavyweights in the world’s economy. In fact, most of the biggest businesses start off as incredibly small-scale operations. That’s the thinking behind a new business class and competition for local entrepreneurs with little to no seed money for their ideas.
Veterinarian Kim Sides, owner of Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic in 2005, talks about running a vet clinic, animal trauma, pet insurance and why Taos and Northern New Mexico is such a pet-friendly place.
What started as one man’s mission for equal access to financial services in his rural New Mexico hometown, is now a leader among the nation’s financial institutions: Centinel Bank of Taos.
I’ve realized recently that I don’t know nearly as much about wine grape cultivation as I’d like to. I’m certainly a proponent of the saying, “Great wine is made in the vineyard,” and I know a little about what elements are important for growing good-quality grapes, but there are a number of…
Karen Lievense, of Downsizing Made Simple, knows that getting rid of stuff is usually about the emotions tied up in it. She talked with The Taos News about the whys and the hows of ending up with so many things, getting rid of some of them and living a more authentic life in the process.
Delta Bayer's vision for Salon X goes beyond just hair and nails. She sat down with The Taos News to talk about creating a salon that’s also an art gallery, the vital role of continuing education within the profession and how to find clean products that aren’t a waste.
Participating restaurants will offer multiple-course dinners starting at just $25 for two for casual dining and $20, $30 or $40 per person at fine-dining restaurants. Several restaurants will also feature prix-fixe lunches as well.
Bridal gowns, flowers, cakes, wine, diamond rings, music and expectations filled the Sagebrush Inn & Suites on Saturday (Feb. 13) during the second annual Taos Wedding Expo. With around 200 attendees and 40 local vendors offering their services, the event was a success.
The last couple of years have been busy at Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC). A new leadership team has taken over at the 21-year-old nonprofit, and the Corps has opened a satellite office in Albuquerque — its first expansion ever.
Alma Duran owned the only gas station in Costilla for 24 years, watching the community's population and its jobs hemorrhage . She sat down with The Taos News to talk about the oddities of running a remote store and the people who’ve helped keep it in business for so long.
As part of a special series of interviews from oft-forgotten northern Taos County — that southern bit of the San Luis Valley that stretches north into Colorado — Costilla resident, employer and lay-historian Bernie Torres, owner of Mountain Range Supply and Transport, sat down with The Taos News to talk about the very basics of hay, getting into the transport business and the health of the San Luis Valley ecology and economy.
If I were to describe the “age” we are in, I would say high-tech, want-it-now or an incongruent age. It is certainly an unsettled age. Because of overwhelming chaos and lack of clarity or focused direction, many folks are in an autopilot or unconscious state of being.
Building upon a solid, 18-year foundation of compassionate, professional dentistry, Dr. Harris is expanding her client load, welcoming a new partner into her business and expanding the capabilities of her dental assistants — all in the name of making Northern New Mexico Center for Cosmetic D…
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…