What's happening in Taos?

Alyssa DeLaBruere will be showing a new body of work, ‘Chasing the Painter’s Light,’ at the Historic Taos Inn from this week.
Here are some highlights of what's happening in Taos in the arts and entertainment scene this week. For more, of course, check out this week's edition of Tempo magazine inside the Taos News on sale bright and early Thursday morning.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

Governor touts efforts to boost education, economy in 2020 State of the State

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham stressed the need for New Mexico to continue investing in education and economic development in her annual State of the State address Tuesday, and urged lawmakers to approve marquee legislation such as the legalization of recreational cannabis.
File photo: Fly Fishing Instructor, District Wildlife Manager, and Cast and Blast organizer Kelly Crane demonstrates how to cast to a small group of participants Saturday (June 22). Note the loop formed by the yellow fly-line in the upper right portion of the frame.

Private waters versus public access debate

New Mexico is currently deciding the fate of recreational public access on a large percentage of rivers and streams. A recent opinion by the attorney general has landowners outraged at the possibility that the public may have access to waters flowing through their lands.

Taos News sneak peek for the week

On newsstands Thursday,  this week’s edition includes a new Enchanted Homes issue, some follow-ups on the past week's big stories, and more:

Taos Star Guide, Jan. 23 - 29

As the first month of 2020 closes out, the Taos night skies bestow a still quietness that depicts the ambiance of the winter season. The only celestial event taking place this week will be on Friday when January’s new moon peaks with the solar reign of Aquarius. On Saturday (Jan. 25), the Eastern zodiac’s new year will shift from 2019’s Earth boar sign into 2020’s metal rat sign. Have a happy Chinese New Year everyone and don’t forget to treat yourself to a traditional fortune cookie.

Police blotter, Jan. 8 -13

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Jan. 8-13.
Chevron’s water treatment plant located east of Questa has the capacity to clean and treat 3,200 gallons of water per minute. It currently discharges an average of 800 gpm each day.

Chevron’s Questa water treatment plant achieves billion-gallon milestone

Chevron Environmental Management Company announces that its Questa water treatment plant has discharged its billionth gallon of clean, treated water into the Red River.
Local news

More snow predicted for Taos

National Weather Service meteorologists are predicting another 24-hour round of snow for the Taos area.

Taos Opinions
A love letter
Emily, my dearest wife of 37 years, died today (Jan. 9) at 4:30 pm. Today is our 37th anniversary and she died around the time we …
Taos County commissioners blew it - big time
"Special" indeed was the Dec. 30, 2019 Taos County Board of Commissioners special meeting. The commissioners had the sole power to …
Time to vote Trump out of office
The reckless President Donald J. Trump may have blown any chance he had for reelection. His headstrong and heedless assassination of a …
New 'Dips' would provide outdoor activity for local families
Growing up in Taos, we were always outside playing, riding our bikes from one park to the other. Inevitably, we would find ourselves …
Let the sausage making begin
The New Mexico State Legislature begins a short 30-day session at noon Tuesday (Jan. 21). Taos County will have two familiar faces …
Time for Taos mobile spay-neuter
The horrific incident of dogs mauling a woman recently near Taos has driven home a sad fact: Taos County has far too many canines …
Here's to the end of a fraught decade
Not only is 2019 over but so is the decade of the 2010s. It was not a very good one for either the United States or the world as a …
Tourism boom means untapped job potential
Across the state of New Mexico, towns and communities are celebrating economic growth, development of new businesses, new jobs created …
What is racism?
I truly thought things were getting better until I ran into racism out in the open here in Taos. I was talking to a new …
La Vida

Saying no to addictive foods

So 2020 is here and you've decided this is the year you will improve your diet and lose weight. Not surprisingly, that's the number one resolution for most Americans. Also, not surprisingly, a study conducted by the University of Scranton has found that 80 percent of New Year's resolutions have been abandoned by February - only about 8 percent of us hang in there long enough to achieve our goals.

Tempo Arts & Entertainment
Movie review: ‘Doolittle’
I was never a big fan of Rex Harrison’s British musical version, and Eddie Murphy’s contemporary American take on “Dr. …
Artist proves there's no barrier to creativity
Ten days away from her solo art exhibition and Jesse is beside herself with excitement, her mother Stevie says, referring to her Taos …
New fund is designed to help emerging artists
When artist Larry Bell turned 80 years of age on Dec. 6, 2019, his friends, fans and collectors took the occasion to show their love …
Counterculture poet rewrites the travels of Cabeza de Vaca
In his posthumously published epic hybrid poem, "Cabeza de Vaca," poet Peter Rabbit (born Peter Douthit in 1936) reconsiders history. …
'Sound healer' taps wellness trend
"Every day, we are bombarded by noise that keeps us from accessing the peaceful silence within," said Taos sound healer Jvala …
Groove to up-tempo urban soul
Clifton (C-Plus) Johnson and Woody Andrew, from Oklahoma City, have been playing music together for more than 20 years now, playing …
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Reel Report

This fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg and Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Rio Grande Water Level

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Podcasts read by Larry Torres

  • Mana Titina was such a good tortillera
  • Canutito learns about el inocente Tatayo
  • Grampo and Chumba buy candy 'con watchas'
  • Grama Cuca sueña con el Elvis Presley
  • El viento created havoc por doquiera
  • Grama is still mad con el Filimotas
  • Spamglish: Filimotas was weird porque se le cayó la mollera
  • En un tiempo, Grama Cuca fue una beautician
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