Editorials
Festivalgoers vape at Meow Wolf's 2019 Taos Vortex at Kit Carson Park.

Vaping not safe for teens or adults

Electronic cigarettes are marketed as safer and healthier than cigarettes.As recent New Mexico cases of lung disease linked to vaping show, that's simply not true.Freelance investigative reporter …
Barry the Preying Mantis dances Sunday (August 18) during Meow Wolf's Taos Vortex at Kit Carson Park.

Opinion: Concerts at Kit Carson Park? Great, but be neighborly

Taos Vortex was an amazing three-day spectacle of music, art, entertainers and massive creativity put on at Kit Carson Park by the ever inventive Meow Wolf of Santa Fe.It was also really, painfully …

Help students start year right

In a couple of weeks, students around Taos County will start back to school.Dozens of them, if not well over 100, will need backpacks, pens, notebooks and other school supplies that their families …
Staci Matlock/The Taos NewsOne of several personal care bags with letters left for the men staying at the Taos Men's Shelter.

Donations through summer help men's shelter

The weather has warmed up in Taos and residents continue to show their warm hearts by donating to the men's shelter box at The Taos News front reception area. The …
Jesse Moya/The Taos News..Cubes of carboard are the most valuable resource at the Taos Recycle Center. The center gets the most revenue from selling these cardboard cubes.

Recycling on the ropes

For 13 years, the town of Taos has run a recycling center. It is an important service that helps town and county residents reduce their waste stream and be kinder to the planet.But only town …
Letters

Opinion: PERA board out of control

Over the past few years the PERA Board (Public Employees Retirement Association) has spun out of control and neglected its fiduciary duties. Various news outlets have documented the inability of the …

Opinion: Finding a fair solution to surprise health care billing

I am glad to see Congress working on legislation to end surprise billing, which I experienced firsthand. No one should go through what I did--being bounced around the health care system only to find …

Opinion: Labor Day and social justice

At the Unitarian Congregation's service on the day before Labor Day, Reverend Gary Kowalski spoke about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s belief that labor rights were civil rights - and civil rights, …
Families dance as Sting performs Monday (Sept. 2) at Kit Carson Park in Taos.

Opinion: Peace and health

This is to express concern about the Taos Vortex event in Kit Carson Park. I reside 4 miles away near Eototo and Blueberry Hill roads. On Saturday (Aug. 17), distorted, amplified sounds could be …
“For my meat-eating diners, I chose to roast a succulent whole chicken rubbed with Moroccan spices.”

Opinion: Stop eating meat

Sept. 1 marked 80 years since Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. Three years later, he launched the Holocaust that murdered six million European Jews.A key question facing historians is …
My Turn
Carson National Forest
My Turn

Opinion: Forest plan can do more to protect water and wildlife

Whether you’re passionate about pursuing Rio Grande cutthroat trout, an annual deer or elk hunt with family and friends, or you just care about the health of our forests and watersheds, you …
Customers in line to get ice cream at The Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco. Photo by Tina Larkin

Opinion: Shedding more light on Taos Cow plans

Dear Taos News, Thank you for the short piece updating the public on our progresses in Arroyo Seco and the Anglada building in Cañon ("Taos Cow to be resurrected in historic Anglada's dance hall," …

Opinion: Youth Demand Climate Crisis Action to Protect Our Future

It is not unusual to read another headline about the irrefutable climate crisis of our planet. If awareness about the burning Amazon did not fluster your daily routines and shake up your muscles …

Opinion: What are your options in Health Insurance?

As a benefit navigation program coordinator at Holy Cross Medical Center, I am very passionate about ensuring that the people in my community know their options when it comes to health insurance. I …
Festivalgoers vape at Meow Wolf's 2019 Taos Vortex at Kit Carson Park.

Opinion: Let common sense prevail with park concerts

Money to a politician is like crack cocaine to a drug addict and they will do anything to get it, even pimping out a public park to a private corporation for a commercial event and without …
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