Editorial
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Prepare for winter in obvious, and not so obvious ways

An apparent house fire in the Peñasco area Wednesday reminded us about challenges that emerge this time of year. It’s challenging for many to stay warm and safe as temperatures drop into single digits (and even below-zero digits). And while … more

Leave monuments alone, support rural counties

President Donald Trump and his administration need to back off of their move to review and potentially undo protections for national monuments designated after 1996, including the Río Grande del Norte.The president, as outlined in the executive … more

Editorial: Next steps for downtown?

“Preserve open space and agricultural lands. Create a self-sufficient, strong economy that pays good wages and doesn’t rely on tourism; respect for diverse cultures; recreational and … more

Editorial: Painting with poetry

A picture may be worth a 1,000 words, but poetry can paint a picture. Poetry is art, where words evoke mental images for the reader or listener—of seas and mountains, of giants and … more

What changes does new year hold for Taos?

New Year’s resolutions are always a tricky affair. The stats, the experts, the pundits tell us that a majority won’t make any. And the majority of those who do won’t succeed in their efforts. It can be a bit dreary to think about. But after … more

Taos Plaza cross should stay

‘We live by symbols,” wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., a U.S. Supreme Court justice, in the late 1800s. We indeed love our symbols, whether they are secular, such as flags, or religious, such … more

Editorial: No show, no go

On Saturday (June 9), only 411 out of 22,884 members registered at the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative annual meeting. That was 47 people shy of the quorum needed for the cooperative to take action … more

Editorial: A zero tolerance policy poorly executed

While Taos may be a few hundred miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, by some estimates now nearly a fifth of our population are immigrants, some with documents and some without. What's happened lately … more

Gov. Martinez should approve bills on hemp, reduced pot penalties

Gov. Susana Martinez should sign House Bill 144 into law, a bill that allows the establishment of research programs for industrial hemp in New Mexico. She should also sign Senate Bill 258, which … more

Editorial: A sense of community

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said. Sometimes people don’t set out to change … more
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