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On behalf of True Kids 1 and Taos Municipal Schools, I would like to thank our community for your extraordinary support of local families during our recent laptop fundraising drive. In the campaign, over $70,000 was raised through contributions by more than 40 individuals and foundations. This allowed Taos Municipal Schools to purchase 100 MacBook Air laptops for students. more
I am told that an opinion piece should be a personal opinion, rather than a free political marketing ploy. With that in mind, and because I do work for Betsy Musselman’s campaign for … more
I have been following our candidates in the recent days and would like to promote one candidate, Joseph Sanchez.  Sanchez has been fighting, fixing, promoting, supporting and working for New … more
Girls are just naturally smarter than boys, I’d concluded back in grade school many years ago. I had long watched, as girls most always got the highest grades on tests and other assignments. Of … more
New Mexico ventures onto a tightrope this weekend. As we edge into the first phase of reopening, we must balance our economic and health needs while inching across the canyon that spans from now to … more
After reading the Taos News endorsement of Darlene Vigil for Taos County Commission District 3 in last weeks issue, I find it necessary to cite three other points from her time as Taos County … more
I am a lifelong Taoseño and have been a building contractor and Ski Shop business owner for 37 years and I have been through many elections.In this ever-changing time of economics … more
These days, I find myself celebrating small victories.We finished our schoolwork. We went for a walk. I talked with an old friend on the phone. In these unsettled times, I take … more
What nerve! To build a cell tower in close proximity to the Río Grande Gorge Bridge and adjacent to the Río Grande del Norte National Monument!The application for the proposed … more
In this time of uncertainty, a local nonprofit has been quietly serving the Taos community - highlighting pressing needs that COVID-19 has made even more apparent. Veterans and military family members have been hard at work growing food to help address the growing food insecurity issue in Taos County. more
Hello, my name is Edwardo C. Martinez and I am running for Taos County Magistrate Court Judge Division II in the upcoming primary election to be held on June 2.I would like to … more
To the Taos Community: It is with sincere regret and a saddened heart that I am announcing the closure of the Taos Taekwondo Academy. Due to the legitimate concerns and fears related to the COVID-19 virus as well as the required closing of all nonessential businesses until at least May 1, I am at the point that it is no longer financially viable for me to keep the taekwondo school open. more
As individual private citizens of Taos County we can no longer stand by and watch from the sidelines without setting the record straight. We are facing a very important election in the County Clerk's Office and there have been some false statements made as well as inaccurate claims as to how our office has been run by current leadership. more
In my opinion it's the most critical position in local government. The members in each district represent us. They live in our communities, and keep our beautiful valleys, our waters and our way of life safe, secure and manageable. Their decisions affect us all, such as: road improvements, land uses, assisting in the creation of a sustainable housing market, health care - just a few examples. more
Taos County Democratic Party invited me to participate in an online forum on May 7, indicating that the party would choose preselected questions.I questioned AnJanette Brush's … more
We want to thank those working on the front lines day in and day out to keep our community safe: medical and nonmedical staff at Holy Cross, Taos Living Center and … more
Elections in the time of coronavirus pose a dilemma for us all. How can we safely participate? How can we get to know candidates at a time when social mixing is potentially dangerous? And, what has priority at this moment in time? We will get through this period of chaos and uncertainty, but we don't know exactly what lies at the other side. What we do know is that we will need strong public officials and leaders who will have the best interest of the people in mind and act accordingly. Elections are important and have consequences. more
What is an essential business? I am a building contractor and have a small business here is Taos. The New Mexico Department of Health says that my business is essential. Is it?We … more
Taos County's real election for county-wide representatives will take place with the Democratic primary in June.Taos County needs to elect candidates with can-do attitudes, pleasant personalities … more
Right now, America faces greater economic pain than at any time since the Great Depression. Tens of millions of people have applied for unemployment - including tens of thousands here in New Mexico - and millions more face profound uncertainty about how they will support themselves and their families in the months ahead. more
Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for several thousand years in China to combat epidemic diseases. Doctors Zhang Zhong-Jing (150-219 CE) and Ye Gui (1666-1745) are the main TCM doctors who organized their respective diagnostic frameworks "cold-induced disorders" (Shang Han) and "warm diseases" (Wen Bing) to treat epidemic diseases that arose in China. more
The coronavirus pandemic is not being well addressed in the United States and internationally by our president. Indeed, his leadership has been dishonest, impulsive, helter-skelter, often self-serving and quick to attack or silence anyone who questions his assertions. Much less has he tried to unite the world in fighting this pandemic. more
My wife is an avid trail runner who runs either the South Boundary, Ojitos, Carmelita, Talpa and Talpa Traverse trails every other day, and she covers 8-12 miles at a time. Lately, the trails are becoming congested due to the fact that COVID-19 shutdowns are reducing recreational options, and people are not working. These trails are all multi-use, and mountain bikers are swarming them. Many are not being respectful of the runners, and hikers also using them. more
This essay recognizes a group of women who have served Taos County in one of the most difficult community-service environments, and suggests they too should be honored as "impactful women." The essay concludes suggesting that one of these amazing women be given the opportunity to continue serving our community through a seat on the county commission. Yes, an endorsement. more
I hope that this letter finds you and your family well and safe as we struggle to adjust to the threats of the coronavirus. We are a resilient community and we will overcome this challenge. more
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