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Stephen Bunker, 36 “I grew up on the streets pretty much,” said Stephen Bunker inside the jail's B pod. Bunker spent his first years along the southern coast of Florida. His parents … more
At the end of June, Abe Gordon walked out of the summer heat and into the Taos County Adult Detention Center, where his clients were starting to emerge from their cells. The women's pod was his … more
He could recognize the signs of distress in military veterans attending Santa Fe Community College, Gregory Scargall said, and he would reach out, offer support. But it wasn't until after he took an … more
FARMINGTON, N.M. - Tara Churchill spent hours as a child peering through the window of her family's lumber store out onto Main Street. For many years, she watched as the center of her community … more
Can a tax break for open space protect New Mexico’s farm land from development? Louis Romero has been through two knee replacements, a heart attack and a bout with cancer. At 73, he’s not up for farm chores any more. Romero and his wife, … more
RATON, N.M. - Sparks fly inside the shop at Rocky Mountain Metals, a big warehouse building on the outskirts of this small town near the Colorado border. Men clad in welding masks, jeans and tattoos expertly cut, weld and sand smooth seams on hollow steel frames. more
Completing homework assignments is tougher for Aaliyah Juanico, 14, than it is for other kids at Farmington High School. Unlike 90 percent of her peers, Juanico doesn’t have an internet connection at home. Juanico can access the internet on her … more
The Taos News will host  “Small Towns, Big Change,” Nov. 16 — a community conversation about education and economics in Taos.  Since April, The Taos News has partnered with the Solutions Journalism Network — an independent … more
New business models bring food to towns too small for big box stores Ten years ago, plagued by equipment failures and increasingly sluggish sales, the only grocery store in tiny Walsh, Colorado, closed its doors. But the town’s 600 residents, … more
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