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A resident of El Valle, NM passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, October 5, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Naomi; and his parents Elizardo and Filomena Mascareñas. Clarence is survived by his children Bobbie Mascareñas, David Romero (Atira), Margie Romero and Cindy Jackson (Peter); granddaughters Lyndsay Flowers (David Towne) and Kaleigh Flowers; great-grandchildren Haley Flowers, Dylan and Noah Towne; his sister Ruth Ortega (Demetro) and many nieces and nephews. Clarence worked alongside his father as a young boy logging trees and tending to cattle in the high mountains of Taos County.

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Mabel Dodge Lujan manifested an iconic narrative of her time when she married Tony Lujan from Taos Pueblo. Anglo American men had been marrying into Hispanic families for decades, assuming land titles and capital and changing the nature of social relations and local economies.

Mabel's marriage signified another chapter in Taos ethnic relations. She lived in a real-life Rousseau's myth of the Noble Savage, celebrated by Aldous Huxley who was a member of her clique. Hers was THE marriage in the society of her time, featured in newspapers from Taos's El Crepusculo to the New York Times.

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Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle has a variety of items to furnish your “mountain lodge” in light, luxury, and style. Since folks have been staying closer to home throughout the past year, being comfortable and cozy inside has never been more important. Robyn Pincus, Mountain Lifestyle’s manager, shared her selection of furniture that contribute warmth to every room.


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Mountain living offers a peaceful retreat – a chance to relax and focus on family and friends. In a world that can be turbulent and hurried, living in the mountains allows us to slow down and reconnect with ourselves, others and the natural world. 

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Taos Style is so much more than vigas and latillas! It’s about how to respect culture and tradition, how to be artful, how to relate to the environment – and, increasingly, how to create a sustainable future. Here are ten ways to pursue that vision.

Sensible luxury best describes the sun-drenched authentic adobe condominium on leafy Dolan Street in the heart of Taos.  With a Southwest aesthetic extending from solid pine doors in and out, turquoise-blue window frames and the soaring tongue-and-groove vigas cradling the vaulted ceilings, this exceptionally maintained two bedroom, two bath abode lends itself to a pedestrian lifestyle perfect for those wishing to downsize. 

Casa Mariposa in Des Montes is a dance of light and shadow. The mood of the home changes with the time of day and the seasons. This spectacular house was designed to echo the shape of a mountain on the ancient volcanic plain to the west. Pueblo and territorial architecture are captured and reinterpreted in a completely original way by world-renown architect Antoine Predock.