Editorials
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 …
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Taos athletes strive, thrive

In this week's edition of The Taos News, we're proud to bring you the All Stars special section with stories of top athletes from Taos County's high schools. These are young people who have excelled …

Tell Congress--Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

About one in four women will experience psychological, physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, often by an intimate partner and often witnessed by children. Transgender and people who identify …
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Editorial: KCEC members – Show up, speak up

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, ostensibly owned by its thousands of customers, is holding its annual meeting Saturday (June 8) at the Taos High School gym.The big question is: Will enough of the …
Letters

Opinion: Trump Administration no champion of American civil rights

Thank you for clearing up three of Roy Covington's many incorrect news facts in his opinion piece, "A supporter makes the case for President Trump's good deeds" (July 11). Allow me to …
Jesse Moya/The Taos News    WAR brought the funk for Thursday’s Fourth of July celebration at Kit Carson Park. Thousands flocked to the park for the event which was opened by Bones of Romeo and Ozomatli.

Opinion: World-Class Fourth of July concert series

Congratulations to the Town of Taos and AMP Concerts for orchestrating one of the best concerts series we've ever experienced. The acts, venue and sound quality (assisted by local sound engineer and …

Opinion: Were airports better in 1776?

In reference to Trump's Fourth of July speech about the Revolutionary War.As a former Frontier Airlines employee at Denver International Airport who had to deal with maintenance weather and air …

Opinion: Stop border facility atrocities

Any person of conscience should be shocked at the recent revelation of the conditions in holding cells and the treatment of children at the border. The reports of the circumstances under which these …

Opinion: TIA meets Aug. 6

Last week I mistakenly reported that there would be a meeting of Taos Immigrant Allies at SOMOS on July 6.TIA's event is being held at SOMOS with ACLU Immigration Attorney Stephanie Corte on Aug. 6 …
My Turn
Political commentator Jim Hightower

Yellow stripes and dead armadillos

Some of you might have had the chance to stop by the Taos County Democratic Party Headquarters for events we’ve hosted over the past year. We’ve organized community forums with a variety …

Opinion: Taos garden tour seeks volunteers and patrons

The annual garden and home tour is Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos' only fundraiser. All proceeds are distributed to nonprofits throughout Taos County.For decades, we have given …
Chiles are among the hardiest and most popular crops grown by farmers in Northern New Mexico.

Opinion: State to livestream public meetings focused on hemp production

New Mexico is famous for growing chile and pecans. Soon, you may see another agricultural product join that list. The Hemp Manufacturing Act, signed into law this year by …
Courtesy image."Of Earth and Sky" by Sandra Lerner

Opinion: We're saving ourselves, not the Earth

The term "saving the Earth" has become a given for those concerned with our planet's well-being, heightened over the last decade with the irrefutable facts of global warming and …

Opinion: No-see-ums? I-see-um all over Taos

The recent no-see-um season has felt like a barbarian invasion with attendant battle scars openly revealed in the aisles of the grocery stores. My own dentist showed me half-inch welt rings above his …
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