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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…

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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.

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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.

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A series on managing human resources

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Kamala Mars, owner of Kamala’s Krunchies, has a motto printed on all her card and packages: “May all beings be nourished!”

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In last week’s article, “What’s old and worth keeping,” I primarily focused on things like keepsakes. Today, my focus is on “old” concepts, attitudes and principles.

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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.

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After the series on “exploring newness,” it is appropriate for us to give consideration to what is old and worth keeping.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Every day is the first day of the rest of our life, and that is true for eternity. Consider this carefully.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The topic of “a new world” may seem like a drastic and unreal consideration regarding management of our work and life.

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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.

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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…

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