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Tuesday (Dec. 10) The town of Taos council will meet for their regular meeting at 4 p.m.  and will hear an overview on the 2019 PASEO event. The event caused a controversy in September when community members began discussing what is and isn't art to be allowed in the event after an edgy performance piece by La Pocha Nostra.  more
Roger Montoya, a long-time dance and art instructor from Espanola, has been nominated as one of the top ten finalists for the CNN 2019 Hero award for his work with youth in the community. more
As the sun set behind Taos Country Club on Nov. 14, dozens of local teachers filed into its banquet hall and lit the fires of inspiration for what's possible in education. more
What is Love of Reading? A wide variety of books have been arranged by reading levels in different sections of the Ranchos de Taos Elementary School Library by the For the Love of Reading … more
Elizabeth Groginsky started her career on the other end of the phone from mothers fleeing abusive homes and hearing reports of child neglect. Answering the hotline for a domestic abuse prevention project in Colorado in the 1990s, she heard firsthand how a lack of early support could lead to violent ends down the road. more
Taos Pueblo Headstart and Day School is on a two-hour delay today (Nov. 22), after snowstorm blanketed Taos County for much of Thursday. Roads around Taos Valley are icy and snow packed. more
The acting Questa school board today (Nov. 21) heard an appeal for reinstatement from a former Questa High School teacher who was terminated in August by then-Superintendent Michael Lovato for alleged sexual misconduct with a female student. more
When Ron Striegel took his health science students at Vista Grande Charter High School over to Holy Cross Medical Center last week (Nov. 15) to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation, he had bigger plans in mind. more
A Google search about how to approach college and scholarship essays will yield so many results it will make your head spin. There is such noise surrounding this step - it is almost debilitating. Students and parents alike agonize over what might be the catchiest topics, but there are no right or wrong subjects. more
The state education department has adopted the SAT - heavily revised to be more culturally sensitive, according to some - as its primary tool to measure New Mexico high school student achievement. more
Late Tuesday (Nov. 12), New Mexico Secretary of Public Education Ryan Stewart suspended the board of the Questa Independent School District, prompting cancellation of this evening's special board meeting. more
Sometimes, wishes really do come true. Such was the case for Liam Martinez, a cheerful, bright-eyed first-grader at Alta Vista Elementary School in Questa. After one of his doctors submitted his name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Liam recently found himself on a plane headed for Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where he spent a wonder-filled week in early October accompanied by his mom, Samantha Griffin, and his cousin, second-grader Drake Ortega. more
Nine-year-old Asher Dean, a student at Arroyos del Norte Elementary School north of Taos, submitted an essay to a U.S. Forest Service contest and won the honor of lighting the nation's Christmas tree on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 3. more
Questa voters voiced loud and clear dissatisfaction with the governance of their schools yesterday, electing two new members by landslide majorities to replace incumbents Daryl Ortega and Ellis Garcia. more
Two dozen young filmmakers with the Taos-based nonprofit True Kids 1 worked with Apple and local artists in a two-day workshop Nov. 4 and 5 at Vagrant Heart. Their finished two-minute films were screened at the TCA on Nov. 5 and have now been released on YouTube. more
On a quiet Friday afternoon in the drama class at Angel Fire's Moreno Valley High School, a group of boys clustered around a computer scanning images for inspiration to create the large puppet face for a character known as "Cancer" in the dramatic/comedic musical "Dani Girl." more
Some new education resources available as of this week: more
Tiny Tim may yet walk on his own, thanks in no small part to a group of Dixon kids. more
Questa school board member Ellis Garcia was issued a letter today (Oct. 23) by the New Mexico Attorney General's office advising him to step down from his position within 14 days due to Garcia's 1992 felony conviction for conspiracy to commit arson. more
Full-time and part-time faculty at the University of New Mexico voted by wide margins this week to form unions. more
Ellis Garcia, Questa school board member, insisted he would not step down, despite revelations of a past felony and ill health. more
Taos Middle School is hosting its annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast on Friday (Oct. 18), starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. more
By Joleen Montoya Dye and Anne LevineThe cost of pursuing postsecondary education can be overwhelming. While every situation is different, we believe there is an affordable option for everyone. The … more
"How did you say, daughter, that the natives called that marvelous food?" Reverend Mother asked Sister María."When the pod is on the vine, they call in 'tsileh-nuh.' But when the dish … more
As the November election draws nearer, Northern New Mexico College is asking voters in the Taos, Río Arriba and Santa Fe counties to approve a two-mill levy to fund … more
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