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Feeding Taos for 35 years
If there ever was a year when the generosity of the Taos community needed to rally around those in need, it was 2020. What with quarantines, social distancing, interrupted schedules – it took mettle, experience and devotion to successfully negotiate the act of giving.
Dylan Hopper is the son of Duane Hopper and Rhoda Concha-Hopper (featured in last week's Tempo).
Through his father, he's related to the late artist, actor and director Dennis Hopper, while on his mother's side, he descends from Little Joe Gomez, famed Taos Pueblo Road Man in the Peyote Church. People around here say if it weren't for Little Joe, the community at the New Buffalo commune in Arroyo Hondo would have starved during their first winter in Taos. Between these two notable men, Hopper has inherited a unique genetic code.
We live in a culture that sells us unhealthy choices everywhere we look. Driving from my town to the next, there are multiple billboards advertising casinos, cheap cigarettes and fast food. We are bombarded with commercials on television and computer ads selling all kinds of pharmaceutical drugs and products promising us beauty, health, athleticism, youth and vigor.
A final farewell to 2020
As a wide variety of art and artisans to choose from. One could find among the many shops of Taos Pueblo, anything, from a Robert Mirabal CD to custom-made silver and turquoise jewelry. Yet, today, Taos Pueblo borders have been shut down for nearly a year, and some Taos Pueblo artists are taking to digital and social media to promote their work.Following are just a few of the many artisans and artists from Taos Pueblo.
Taos News won the coveted General Excellence award for Class I weekly newspapers in the New Mexico Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.
If you were scared there would be no Halloween festivities in Taos, be frightened no more. The Town of Taos, downtown Taos merchants and other local businesses are hosting a free, drive through "Grab and Go" event from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., or until the treats run out, on Saturday (Oct. 31) on Civic Plaza Drive. The first 2,500 children will receive a goodie bag packed by volunteers as they drive through with their families.
Every year, the Taos News and its generous advertisers shine the light on the folks doing the good in our communities. This year’s smaller, socially-distanced ceremony was live streamed from Cooking Studio Taos, where nine Unsung Heroes and the Citizen of the Year were celebrated. Reverend Dr. Ted Wiard was named the 2020 Citizen of the Year.