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Opinion: Darien Fernandez = fake news

The omnipresence of hyperbole and lies in national politics has expanded its reach into our municipal election.The town's mayoral challenger has become a quick study, albeit with some naiveté … more

Opinion: Stumping for Fernandez

Since I'm new to My Turn, let me briefly introduce myself.Before retiring and relocating to Taos in 2014, I spent most of my career working in political campaigns and as a staffer for two governors … more

Opinion: Say no to more antennae, cell towers and 'smart meters'

Recently, several of New Mexico's state legislators have introduced House Bill 38 and Senate Bill 14 that will allow wireless corporations, such as Verizon, to place "small cell" antennas on existing … more

Opinion: Recycling conundrum

We all throw things into the trash, and unless things are separated at their source, it becomes a stinking garbage heap.The problem of waste will not just go away. Reduce, reuse, recycle is a basic … more

Opinion: 'An egregious misportrayal?'

In a determined effort to discredit my recent criticism of Mayor Dan Barrone's governing goals, methods, and tactics ("For everything, there is a season," The Taos News, January 2018), Margaret Hahn … more

Opinion: Fernandez, Maestas: Their time has arrived

After attending both candidate forums, two candidates, who have a clear grasp of the problems Taos faces and the solutions Taos needs, stood out above the rest. It's clear that the time has come to … more

Opinion: Darien's the man for the job

I had to chuckle when I read Clarke Dunnam's letter questioning town council member and Taos County Democratic Party Chair Darien Fernandez' qualifications for Mayor.Clarke is right in that he … more

Hahn accomplishes goals, re-elect him

Fritz Hahn is my dad. He's running for re-election to the city council. I'm writing to ask you to vote for him.When he was first elected, Dad had four goals:Return to fiscal responsibility.Restore … more

Opinion: Money spent on classroom instruction well-spent

Studies indicate that how education dollars are spent is as important as how much is spent. These reports confirm that student achievement improves when schools spend more of their budgets on … more

Opinion: Who is better qualified to be mayor?

I had to chuckle when I read Darien Fernandez’ letter in the January 18-24, 2018, issue of The Taos News, “Facts are, we need a change.” We will bring government into the 21st … more
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