Across the centuries, the world has constantly been inundated by reports of secret religious cults, bloods rites and outlawed organizations.

Every year since 1927, for two days over the third weekend of July, Fiestas de Taos transforms Historic Taos Plaza from a tourist-heavy destination to a place of memory, return to roots and re-energizing for Taoseños. It’s a time for locals to take a respite from work and celebrate the holy days.

Six young ladies, with hair perfectly coifed in the up-dos of their time, posed proudly side by side to commemorate the occasion of their graduation.

Indian and Hispanic farmers who migrated into north-central New Mexico long ago obtained their nutrition from foods prepared in many special and unique ways.

For a high, fleeting time beginning around 1967 and lasting until the early 1970s, dozens of hippie communes dotted the sagebrush mesas and river valleys of Northern New Mexico. Almost all of them …

In this modern age, it is somewhat romantic to aspire to subsist and feed ourselves as we once did in New Mexico. Subsistence farming, as a way of life and survival, was present in New Mexico for a …

The period in the mid-1800s was a turbulent time in the history of New Mexico. U.S. President James K. Polk waged war with Mexico in 1846 in an effort to secure sea to shining sea domination of the …

“They do as they please, they say what they think, and nobody cares, for everyone is busy doing likewise.” — Mabel Dodge Luhan in “Ladies of the Canyon: A League of …

Back in the day before interstates and freeways, most highways were slow two-laners, and air-conditioning as standard equipment in cars was still a few decades off. In summertime, fruit stands were …

This isn’t my only observation from working at a newspaper, but this I do know: the great thing about it is hearing people’s stories and many times, in the best of cases, being changed by …

Over a century ago, my ancestors left White Oaks, Lincoln County, New Mexico, with all of their possessions looking to settle in the upper Rincon Valley.

In August 1915, Vienna-born architect and Chicago resident Rudolf Schindler toured the Southwest, a trip that included stops in Santa Fe and Taos.

Approach any person who lives in Taos and ask them why they live here, and you will be likely to receive various responses. Most common among them will be: “My ancestors have always lived …

Under a turquoise sky, casting a line into glassy, sparkling water is a serene start to a day before the rod bends and dances during a welcomed battle to land a catch. Traffic noise is miles away. …

On any given day, driving around Taos and its environs, spotting a few sheep grazing in a random fenced backyard is not unusual. The off-white, rotund, coarsely curled critters almost look more like pets than agricultural property.

We all come from somewhere and while the cultures we were raised in may share similarities, no two are identical. But the Raíces (Roots) planted for us by our ancestors, immediate family and …

 
 
 
 
 
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