Welcome to adulthood, where what you do can make an impact on others.
We applaud the Questa seniors who are graduating this week, not just for their academic achievements, but as examples of this small town’s inspiring strength of character.
Auditors found a slew of irregularities and lax record keeping when reviewing the finances of the Taos Municipal Schools this year. Sounds dodgy. But does this really affect a kid in class? Should this sort of thing worry parents?
Two bills introduced to the legislature propose creating a task force to study whether it makes sense to transfer control of federal lands to the state. We can save the state lots of time and money. It doesn’t.
We are encouraged state legislators from both parties propose creating a 500-mile trail along the Río Grande — from Colorado in the north to Texas in the south.
Week after week, we see a town government that can’t focus. The ongoing plots to fire the town manager, and the equally petty political theater meant to counter those attacks, are exhausting.
We are huge proponents of an open and a participatory government. But we also support an efficient government, and frankly that is not happening at Taos Town Council meetings.
Phones at the bridge are a welcome addition. We thank the New Mexico Department of Transportation for keeping its pledge. But there is more to done and a lot of that work falls on all of us.
While fear of the taxman might be the root of this movement, we hope it blossoms into a community-wide effort to revive agriculture in ways that bridge generations and cultures.
Certainly town officials are making a strong effort to bring energy downtown. We’d like to hear their ideas for the Old County Courthouse as well as other opportunities for closer collaboration.
What can we do to help those who are without shelter? We believe it is time that we as a community have that discussion — and find a course of action.
We urge the Secretary of State’s Office to examine and fix the problems that occurred during last week’s election. We also ask that, when it comes to running our county’s election, the state listen to those who know how the job is done.