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The Trump shutdown in our country was created by a long-festering, huge humanitarian crisis in Central America and a deadlocked Congress that would not protect our national borders in a manner that a … more
'Immediately, hope for those buried / Hope that they will be recovered / Hope that they will not be dead.' more
Dear Members of the Taos Ski Patrol, I was among the many volunteers that stepped up to assist with the avalanche rescue on Jan. 17 and I am writing to express my admiration for the manner in which … more
Another propaganda piece by the oil and gas industry appeared in a My Turn article by Victoria Gonzáles ("Ending the Myth on Millennial Environmentalism," Jan. 17-23). Our propagandist, Victoria … more
A picture of Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th president, hung in my sixth-grade classroom. No one paid attention to it unless our teacher, Miss Murray, referred to it to make a point. When we failed to … more
There is magic in these mountains! While those who don't live in Taos typically react with skepticism when I declare our town to be such a gifted place, recent events seem to confirm the credibility … more
Coddled. Delicate. The “teacup generation,” because we must be handled with care. We don’t know (or appreciate) where things come from and we take more than we give back. As a … more
“Leave no man behind” and “we will never forget your sacrifices” are phrases our commander in chief tosses around as he trumpets his supposed love for the armed forces on a … more
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
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