Peñasco downs Escalante at home in critical district match

Adrianna Tafoya passes the ball to Carly Gonzales in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s (Feb. 15) game against Escalante. The Lady Panthers went on to win, 64-60.
The Peñasco Lady Panthers showed why they might be the best Class 2A girls basketball team in the state.  Through four quarters, Peñasco and Escalante battled but the Lady …
Four candidates for council positions at the village of Taos Ski Valley participated in a forum at The Tent at the Taos Ski Valley resort Saturday (Feb. 15).

Taos Ski Valley village candidates talk growth, oversight

Hundreds of vehicles a day stream through the tiny village of Taos Ski Valley on their way to one of the premier ski resorts in the country. As Taos Ski Valley resort continues to grow into a world class destination, more people will come.
New Mexico State Capitol on Thursday February 13, 2020. ...Photo by Luke E. Montavon/The New Mexican
Legislature 2020

Roundhouse Roundup, Feb. 16

“The reason I’m carrying it is I care about every dog and cat in the state of New Mexico.” — Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, during a floor debate on his bill to impose an additional fee on pet food that would fund the dog and cat spay and neuter assistance program.  Here's some of the Legislature's latest:
Courtesy photoLevi Romero came to poetry in a roundabout way, as a listener: 'I think that was the key to things, developing an ear for language and the musicality that exists in language and the ways stories are told.'

New Mexico's first poet laureate: Levi Romero depicts 'the loco to the sublime'

Levi Romero says he used to be a closet poet. Being a poet and a young Chicano male did not seem to go together. That is, until he recognized how much language and the love of stories lay at the heart of both his culture and the art of poetry.
File photoSpices from all over the globe take up one whole wall at Taos Spice Merchants, 226 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Unit B. Fat carries flavor, so warming or frying whole, fresh or dried spices or herbs -- like cumin, coriander, fennel, curry or peppers -- in a little butter or oil before adding them to a dish also intensifies their more savory side.
In the Kitchen

Brighten winter fare with flavor

About this time of year the pots of soup, stews, braises and other comfort foods that get us through winter can get a little -- let's admit it -- boring.
Katrina Kaeck, Mardee Herrington, Rose Gordon, Catherine Haefner start their day in clinical huddle.
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Taos Ski Valley village candidates talk growth, oversight

Hundreds of vehicles a day stream through the tiny village of Taos Ski Valley on their way to one of the premier ski resorts in the country. As Taos Ski Valley resort continues to grow into a world class destination, more people will come.

Taos Opinions
Opinion: No environmental review for LANL expansion?
As many of your readers know, the National Nuclear Security Administration, a stovepipe agency within the Department of Energy, is …
Opinion: Pothole trials and tribulations on West Romero Road
In January a crew from El Valle dug a trench across West Romero Road near West Romero Place. They have yet to repair the road. I have …
Editorial: Thanks to Chief Trujillo
Community policing is a tough job, now more than ever, especially if it's in a town where you've spent years. Drugs, poverty and past …
Opinion: Chavez announces candidacy for Taos County District 3 seat
I am Andrew D. Chavez, a Democrat from Llano Quemado. I am announcing that I seek the commission seat for Taos County District 3, …
Opinion: When it comes to our hospital, choose facts over fear
An open letter to Mr. Rick Bellis, cc town of Taos councilors, Taos County commissioners, Holy Cross Hospital board members:I was at …
Both right and left guilty of misstatements
My issue with partisan discourse today is less about divisiveness and more about what I call intellectual laziness. Many seem …
Making use of Española's spay and neuter service best option
Your recent editorial about setting up a spay and neuter van to provide coverage for Taos County ("Time for Taos mobile spay-neuter," …
From police officer to district judge
Last April, I was appointed Division 2 District judge by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham after being recommended by a bipartisan …
Hear from your town council candidates
Taos voters will select two town councilors in the March 3 election. Those selections are important in light of a multitude of …
La Vida

Going for a walk with the birds in New Mexico

Our daughter Mary was home from college for a few weeks over her holiday break. My wife, Dawn, and I often push for family walks with varying degrees of success or enthusiasm from Mary. About 10 days ago, we hit the jackpot.

Tempo Arts & Entertainment
Now showing in Taos: ‘Downhill’
  Hopefully, you didn’t see “Downhill” as a date movie for Valentines Day because if you did it might have let the air out …
Love letter: Love in 10 tongues
In celebration of Valentine's Day, V-Day and the power of love, Tempo invited a few women artists in Taos to share some love.
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art shares the love
Two back-to-back events at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art this week, both inviting us to share the love.
The art of stamping
There's a hush of holiness about "The Art of Stamping" (Brynmorgen Press, 2019; $40), the second book by former Taoseño Matthieu …
Out of Africa, Chigozie Obioma's characters seek belonging and happiness
Fiction allows us to enter cultures, times and places that we would otherwise not have access to, and in doing so, imbues us with …
Melody Romancito returns to the easel
When Melody (Melwell) Romancito was a child in Kansas, her grandmother would save the cardboard sheets that came with laundered men's …
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Peñasco downs Escalante at home in critical district match

The Peñasco Lady Panthers showed why they might be the best Class 2A girls basketball team in the state.  Through four quarters, Peñasco and Escalante battled but the Lady …

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