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Community policing is a tough job, now more than ever, especially if it's in a town where you've spent years. Drugs, poverty and past traumas among Taos residents - along with the easy availability of guns - make every call a potentially dangerous one for law enforcement officers. more
Taos voters will select two town councilors in the March 3 election. Those selections are important in light of a multitude of challenges facing the town, from diversifying the economy to resolving an affordable housing crisis. more
This week marks the first official change of editors for the Tempo arts and entertainment magazine in a quarter of a century. more
When the Tigers played Moriarty in basketball on Tuesday night (Jan. 28) in Taos, it was no ordinary game. It was one of those moments when young people and a community show just how much heart and care they have for others. more
Taos MainStreet, like all other MainStreet programs around the state, is a private-public partnership and nonprofit meant to foster economic health in the historic downtown district. more
The New Mexico State Legislature begins a short 30-day session at noon Tuesday (Jan. 21). Taos County will have two familiar faces in new positions during the session: Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales was appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to fill the District 6 Senate seat. She also appointed Taos Mayor Dan Barrone to fill Gonzales' District 42 seat in the House of Representatives. more
The horrific incident of dogs mauling a woman recently near Taos has driven home a sad fact: Taos County has far too many canines running wild and loose. more
Esther Garcia went full force after what she believed in. She fought for her Questa community, her church, acequias and public lands. For decades, she worked side by side with another champion of Northern New Mexico, the late Sen. Carlos Cisneros. more
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is an example of a Taos nonprofit that has turned itself around through the supreme efforts of a small group of people. The shelter had a long history of struggling both financially and with internal policies that lead to public criticism. That turnaround is not just critical for saving animals, but also for public safety. more
This new year promises plenty of action in the political realm with a lot at stake. Elections will be held at the local, state and national level. The death of a longtime state senator from Questa set off a series of events that has changed the faces of those who will represent Taos County in the near future. more
The town of Taos is planning to release helium-filled balloons on New Year's Eve. While balloons rising into the air lift spirits and imbue occasions with a festive air, they also pose a risk to wildlife. more
For the first time in decades, Taos County has a change among lawmakers in the state Senate. It was no surprise that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham chose longtime state Rep. Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales to replace the late Sen. Carlos Cisneros, who died in September. With Gonzales appointed, it is now up to the Taos County Commission, all Democrats, to choose his replacement to the House of Representatives until the November 2020 election. This will be a critical appointment. more
Holy Cross Medical Center, known more popularly around Taos as Holy Cross Hospital, is asking Taos County to approve a special election regarding voters to approve more funds for the hospital. County commissioners must decide whether to approve the vote at all and whether those additional funds should come through property taxes, sales taxes or a combination of the two. more
At a time when the divisions between people in the United States seem as deep and wide as the Grand Canyon, Americans need events that bring them together. more
The shopping ... er … Christmas season ... is here. It is loads of fun to pick out special gifts for loved ones in anticipation of the holidays ahead. While you are out and about selecting those gifts, here are a few suggestions to make your dollars do some good where they are needed most. more
Many cultures around the world celebrate and give thanks during the autumn harvests. While the history of the official Thanksgiving Day in the United States is controversial, giving thanks is not. Thanksgiving is simply a designated day for something worth practicing every day - saying thank you. more
The Río Fernando de Taos is a thin wisp of a river by many standards. But it is an essential body of water that meanders its way for miles down through Taos Canyon, across the heart of Taos and past Fred Baca Park. It feeds traditional irrigation ditches, succors farms and orchards along its length and sustains the wells that supply people living along its length from Valle Escondido to Ranchitos. And the river is in trouble. more
Veterans Day is over. But for veterans of war, the battles are never done. more
The public has until the end of today (Nov. 7) to comment on forest management plans for the Carson, Santa Fe and Cibola national forests. Those plans will guide management and specific projects on those national forests for the next two decades. more
IIs a drug rehabilitation center really the best place for people convicted of violent felonies? Or is prison the better option for both rehabilitation programs and keeping the public safe? more
The temperatures in Taos have dropped below freezing now in October. Those of us lucky enough to have houses, warm clothes and a source of heat will be fine. But people without homes or places to stay once again must seek shelter, a way to stay fed and warm - or a way to survive outside. more
Business owners have to carry the financial risk of building a venture, as well as taking care of customers, finding and retaining employees, keeping up with ever-changing regulations and staying current with advancing technology. Increasingly, customers want to know it isn't all just about the bottom line. They want to know businesses are taking care of the environment and employees. more
As a species, human beings are profoundly talented at trashing up land, water and air.We are also capable of cleaning up the mess we make when we set our minds to it.A local case in point is Miranda … more
Taos Public Schools has launched a new initiative beginning with Enos Garcia Elementary. Enos will become the first community school in the district, a place where staff, students, families and … more
Shades of the 1990s. A recent U.S. District Court ruling over the Mexican spotted owl is halting all "timber management actions" in New … more
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