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Tell me ladies, have you started getting tired of being told to go to the back of the bus? I ask because that demand is on the increase and there is even more coming at you in spite of the fact that … more
It’s only been a few months since Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham asked New Mexicans to “aim high” and declared an end to the state’s status quo and vowed dramatically to … more
In the course of ordinary conversation, our small, quirky, isolated mountain town is roundly, routinely and almost reflexively proclaimed to be “all about art.” We trumpet the message far … more
I attended the March 5 county commissioners’ meeting that discussed Sheriff Hogrefe’s proposed resolution that Taos County oppose the New Mexico state bills and laws to decrease gun … more
Dear Commissioners, I was sorely disappointed to learn that by a vote of 3-2, the Taos County Commission voted to pass Resolution 2019-13, presented by Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe. The Second … more
Nationwide, health care was the number one concern of voters in the fall elections. With constant threats to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are lots of reasons to be worried — especially … more
Last fall my daughter Hana O’Brien Ishikawa started high school at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. She is in the theater department. I recently sent a thank-you to everyone at … more
I was truly grieved by The Taos News’ coverage of Avis Vermilye’s decision to end her life after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis (Feb. 21, “A Remarkable Life, a Chosen … more
Before the howls of outrage echo across the mountains, let me state that this is not your usual liberal anti-gun rant. Guns don’t bother me and I have always supported hunters and hunting as a … more
 For four years, several dedicated animal advocates and organizations have been working to develop a funding mechanism for an income-qualified statewide spay/neuter program. We have met with … more
I have been following the Legislative session and attended the Taos Democratic Party’s Renewable Energy Powerhouse Session recently. From what I can tell, “business as usual” is the … more
Communication technology is changing at warp speed. It is changing the way some people socialize, date, play, make decisions and even learn. Through media exposure, our children have more options to … more
Greetings fellow Taoseños! I would like to introduce our organization, Guardians of Taos Water, to the broader Taos community and clarify our intentions. We are a group comprised of local water … more
From our faith, our intellect and our conscience, we ask you to address five areas that cry out for corrective action by the 2019 New Mexico Legislature:Economic: Escalating and extreme … more
Once again, senators in our New Mexico state legislature are trying to revive the tax on food. Since food was exempted from the Gross Receipt Tax in the 2004 session, certain senators, Republicans … more
The Taos community depends on visitors and without them, our community would be much less prosperous and our opportunity to share our diverse cultural heritage would be more limited. Visitors provide … more
During this legislative session, we can choose to continue tax cuts that benefit the wealthy and well-connected, or we can choose a new path and prioritize our children and families. It's time to … more
Peggy, at the age of 78, was a vibrant member of my church known for her love of gardening and her feisty opinions right up to the moment she was diagnosed with ALS. Within weeks, this individual … more
As the opioid epidemic rocks our community, Taos Alive is working to reduce the incidence of substance abuse. more
Individuals who victimize children ask for sympathy for themselves when caught, but they have no right to ask us to disregard their cruelty and the pain they inflict. more
In regard to John Burnham French’s recent My Turn (”Time to Try President Donald Trump Publicly for Crimes,” Jan. 31): You cannot be this shocked! The media drove this campaign and … more
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