Ten days away from lively Taos

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Last week I returned from a 10-day visit Back East with family.

A lot happened while I was away for that brief time, but then again Taos is a lively place.

The rains began before we left, but our first sign of change was the increased intensity of the green in the trees and plants beside the road as we made the long trip from the airport. Our vegetable garden, I discovered, grew at least a foot and now had weeds.

Then, there was the news. When people tell me Taos is paradise, I answer, "no it's not, but it's a very interesting place to live — and report on." There is never a drought of news here.

I followed some of the news from afar via our website, but here are some of the highlights. Former county commissioner Nick Jaramillo applied for a job at the jail — we all saw that coming when he was in office — and another applicant is Will Córdova who filed a complaint against him. The Medicaid controversy continues. There was a fatal plane crash at the airport. Taos Pueblo had its annual powwow. Former Gov. David Cargo died at age 84. The Taos Blizzard baseball team had a huge meltdown.

And Assistant Editor Matt van Buren did a fine job leading the editorial team while I was away. Thank you.

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