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Editorials

Our picks: Barrone, Hahn, Maestas

Taos municipal elections are underway. Here are our recommendations for the mayoral and town council positions.

Editorial: For shame

It’s hard to know who to believe in a hotly contested political race like the 2018 Taos mayoral election.

Editorial: Incident requires decisive action by school

It was only an airsoft gun, a “toy.” But what if it wasn’t? He was just a young athlete, who made a dumb choice. But what if he wasn’t? The “what ifs” …

Editorial: Ways forward for community’s hospital

Holy Cross Hospital is in dire financial straits. It is struggling to meet payroll, laying off staff and postponing payments to vendors. This is a familiar crisis for the hospital, for Taos and …

Editorial: What the candidates for governor said…

If you missed Tuesday evening’s (Jan. 23) candidates forum at Taos Mesa Brewing, don’t worry. We livestreamed the event on Facebook and what the four Democrat candidates had to say.
Letters

Letter: Recycling is more than a feel good program

A bit of research will explain that the primary reason most folks take the extra effort to recycle is because they care about the environment. Recycling …

Letter: Pontil timber sale proposed

Carson National Forest supervisor (James) Duran has proposed the Pontil Creek timber sale on the Carson National Forest. The proposed logging is quite close to the Shuree fishing area, McCrystal …

Letter: Trash anywhere is a blight

Trash anywhere is a blightIn response to Rev. Susan Varon's letter "Entitled Taoseños, straighten up," I would like to point out that trash left behind in theaters seems to be a "problem" that …

Letter: Time for a culture change!

As a parent, we've all felt that feeling of pride with a bit of trepidation as our son or daughter walks toward the door of the school for the first time, ready to enter the school culture that will …

Letter: Time's up, councilor

Councilor Fritz Hahn's recent My Turn listed his accomplishments in office. One item was the town's commitment "to participate with the Taos Valley Acequia Association…Forest Service, Bureau …

Letter: Respect at dollar store

Rev. Susan Varons's letter really resonated with me. Too often I've observed an attitude of entitlement or "noblesse oblige" among some in this town. Maybe you've met them too: the ones who cut in …

Letter: Thank you to mayor

As a former Taos Councilwoman, I know what a thankless job it can be to serve the community in government, so I would like to take this chance to say, thank you, Mayor Dan Barrone.

Letter:  Entitled Taoseños, straighten up

 I have a friend who is an usher at the TCA [Taos Center for the Arts ]. She sees a side of Taoseños and Taoseñas that I think you would be surprised by. This is the TCA …

Letter: Development proposed too much for area

I just returned from four months of traveling and seem to have run into an unimaginable issue that has the homeowners in the Upper Los Colonias area in an uproar.

Letter: Congrats on science fair

 Congratulations to Mr. Evans and all of the students who participated in the recent middle school science fair on a job well done. It was so heartwarming to see the next generation getting …

Letter: Spay/neuter the answer

This is a fantastic idea. It will save so many lives and, if anyone is an animal lover in New Mexico, you should definitely pass this to pay for low spay-neuter programs. I just moved here from …

Letter: Prayers for precipitation

An open letter to the Taos town council and Taos Pueblo Elders: I was born in New Mexico 71 years ago and moved to Taos a year ago.
My Turn

Opinion: A once vibrant, diverse community heads downhill?

After long debate and questions and biased dialogue, I felt compelled to write on various issues. For one, we were once a vibrant, diverse community. We did not rely on tourism. We relied on each …

Opinion – A wife’s view: critics put personal power before unity

Here we are in the last leg of the town’s mayoral election. I love this community. I know my husband Dan loves it just as much. I have watched him his last four years as mayor. He loves to …

Opinion: Local Paralympic athlete excels with tech innovations, thanks to oil and gas industry

As the 2018 Winter Olympic Games are upon us, I’d like to congratulate Taos-born Danelle Umstead, a Paralympic alpine skier and all of the other athletes that have worked extremely hard to get …

Opinion: Our acequias, a simple solution for future generations

Life is like the ditch. Life begins in the ditch, life ends in the ditch And in between you spend your life working on the ditch… I have a song in my heart for our future …

Opinion: Participating in political process key to democracy

On the afternoon of Feb. 24, registered Democrats from Taos County will gather at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership for its pre-primary county convention. They will sign in at the door and find out …
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