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This week the United Nations released a report with devastating news: up to one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction. The study, which was based on thousands of scientific … more
As you know, many Taoseños from around the county are pleased that the town adopted Resolution 19-22 last May. Many more will sign on in support as they learn … more
A few years ago, I moved out West for the same reasons many young people are doing so these days - I was in awe of the mountains, and unlike in Oklahoma, where less than 5 percent of the land is public, I could access vast areas to hike, hunt, fish and otherwise enjoy the great outdoors. more
Ice Cave Creek is home to plants that lived before the dinosaurs and ice formations that boggle the mind with their beauty, formation and color.lce Cave Creek is all that and more,Ice Cave Creek can … more
"Under the Red Willow," an artistic novel about the creative process in everyday life, streamed through Te' Zins as if a series of walking rain clouds set adrift this lifeline toward restoration. His … more
As billionaire Warren Buffett pointed out a few years ago, there really is a class war going on in America - and the rich are winning. The major problem in this country is simple: The wealthy classes … more
This is serious business. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, commonly called food stamps, is up for reconsideration in Congress as part of the annual farm bill.The farm bills passed by the … more
Many of the people I know have not spent the hours I have in the last two weeks listening to the impeachment hearings. But I have been glued to the TV, watching history unfold, and whatever the outcome, have been surprised to find that it gives me hope. more
On Friday (May 10), the Taos County Planning Commission held a public meeting at its chamber to hear, discuss, consider and take action on providing a recommendation to the Taos County Board of … more
So this happened ...Monday (Aug. 6) started as a normal day for me. I attended my 8 a.m. meeting at First Presbyterian with my family of the heart, then I ran a couple of errands and, … more
Welcome to America, and congratulations on having to learn all that useless information that you'll never need again. What you, and your children, need to understand is that America is a racket. more
More and more facts are appearing to substantiate that Donald John Trump stole the presidency of our nation through conspiracy with Russia. We all remember him publicly calling on Russia to get … more
I am writing in regard to the plea given to Martin Rivera by the district attorney that didn't require an initial period of incarceration for Rivera at the New Mexico Corrections Department because … more
A few weeks ago Tempo lauded city manager Rick Bellis for bringing sleepy little Taos into the Big Time Entertainment arena. He did this by hiring Mitch Miller to be director of facilities and events … more
The picture and the printed map in The Taos News about Tune Drive make it seem as though "the alternative route" through Arroyo Hondo along the east side of the Gorge, running north-south, belongs to … more
You may have been surprised to learn that there's a mail-in election in progress: what's this all about? Well, for many years, New Mexico school districts have held school board elections in early … more
Taos Town Councilmen:I have enjoyed swimming at the Taos town pools since 1975 when I was a lifeguard at the Don Fernando Pool. Swimming is my favorite sport and it has made many opportunities … more
Dear Taxpayers of Taos: Do you know what you pay just to cover the interest on the national debt?You have heard that the national debt is huge - it's over $22 trillion now - and rising. The federal … more
As of September 2019, recycling glass and plastic are no longer available for Taos consumers. I decided to investigate - why not? more
A dizzying array of new technological developments is about to sweep us all up in a whirlwind.What is 5G? The name comes from the term "fifth generation" and is the latest wireless communication … more
Leaping from SOMOS, I fly slowly over the plaza. It's cold. I have biscochitos in my pocket. I eat them, flying. "Is this home rule?"I continue to dream of home rule, especially when I remember to … more
Here we go again, this time with a price of 29 deaths. Let's trot out the old "background check" mantra, a process that can be bypassed in so many ways. Psychiatric studies show that people with … more
I would like to announce that I am officially seeking the endorsement of the Taos County Board of County Commissioners for the New Mexico House of Representatives, filling the seat for District 42 previously held by the Honorable Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales. more
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