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It is painfully obvious that the men on the Taos County Commission have learned nothing since their last attempt at denying Commissioner Candyce O’Donnell (our only New Mexico State University … more
Currently, a watershed plan for the Río Fernando is being finalized by Amigos Bravos, a Taos-based nonprofit specializing in water issues. In 2016, this organization received a grant of … more
With 54 percent of New Mexico legislative races lacking major party representation in 2018, we once again find ourselves in the bottom 10 states. more
When I was 12 years old I needed to do a report for my eighth-grade history class. My mother, who at age 43 had just returned to college to get her degree in history, suggested I write that paper … more
At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 in Philadelphia, as the delegates were leaving the hall, a woman approached Benjamin Franklin and asked him what type of government they had … more
I wonder how many Americans are struggling in these Trumpian days with memories that come, unbidden, from our childhoods? more
I want to express my gratitude for a two-year subscription to The Taos News while I am away in the Kyrgyz Republic in central Asia. It's nice to keep up with familiar faces and places by reading the … more
"Mom, can you take me to the Jewish Community Center?""Why do you want me to take you there?""So I can run laps.""You want me to take you to the JCC so you can run laps? Go run to the JCC!" Mom … more
I raise livestock and grow my own garden and my children know where food comes’s not the market. more
On Friday, Dec. 21, a group of us concerned Kit Carson Electric Cooperative customers/owners went to the Board meeting to express our concerns about smart meters, and how some of us would like the … more
It didn’t appear in many front-page headlines, but Congress recently passed a five-year, $867 billion piece of legislation in a bipartisan, landslide vote. In today’s political climate, … more
Those of us who are alarmed by global warming are past the point of having to prove anything. The crisis is here whether anyone believes in it or not. It’s only a matter of time before we meet it face to face. more
Nine years ago, as a veteran with a service-related spinal cord injury, I found real inspiration when I met fellow veteran Ms. Kym Sanchez. The founder of Not Forgotten Outreach and a 2018 New Mexico … more
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, formed in 2011, describes itself as being "comprised of nine cities, counties and pueblos surrounding the Department of Energy's Los Alamos … more
Are you a lucid dreamer? I'm reading about the lucid dreaming techniques of the Senoi of Malaysia, a home rule society. They create useful gifts and ideas in their dreams to bring back to the waking … more
When we consider the immensity of our cosmos, how can we cleave to the petty polemics that polarize our society? more
Having been blind from birth, public transit is a vital part of my daily life. I’ve lived in Santa Fe since 1982 and have been a regular transit rider since paratransit services began in the … more
I chose to serve my country in the armed forces because I love what our nation stands for.  I also believe those ideals are worth defending. more
The National Popular Vote bill guarantees the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes after totaling the votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Once passed, the … more
For decades, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest has inspired creativity in those who love language, worship well-wrought words and celebrate smooth, skillfully sculpted sentences.True to its … more
Dec. 1, 2018: I am dying. I hope, with dignity, and in good spirits. We will all die one day. I have simply chosen to die now. more
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