More snow predicted for Northern New Mexico

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service are predicting light snow for tonight, Tuesday (Feb. 19), and tomorrow (Feb. 20), with more precipitation expected over the weekend.
Members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 153 of New York City sort food supplies at base camp on July 5, 2019, prior to beginning their trek through the backcountry at the Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron. Every day during the summer season, 400 to 500 Scouts from across the country arrive at Philmont and 400 to 500 Scouts leave following their treks.

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy

Amid a series of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse, the Boy Scouts of America  (BSA) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a statement released by the organization today, Tuesday (Feb. 18).
File photoConsulting arborist Paul Bryan Jones of Taos poses for a portrait in 2018 at Taos Land Trust.

Taos Tree Board preps for Arbor Day

Members of the Taos Tree Board are gearing up for spring as they ready the community for their annual Arbor Day festival.
Courtesy photoMaureen Connolly and Bryan Fearey and created the Fearey/Connolly Endowed Scholarship for Science and the Arts through the LANL Foundation.

Zia Credit, LANL Foundation offer scholarships

It is scholarship time. Here are a couple of local scholarships and information on how to apply.
New Mexico State Capitol on Thursday February 13, 2020. ...Photo by Luke E. Montavon/The New Mexican
Legislature 2020

Roundhouse Roundup, Feb. 19

"I'm exhausted. I pick out my wardrobe and wonder what would be most comfortable to sleep in." — Rep. Susan Herrera, D-Embudo, commenting on House floor debates that have lasted until midnight. Here's the latest from the Roundhouse:
photo by Rick RomancitoMelwell Romancito in her studio: 'The reason I started painting again - I've got X amount of time left, and with that amount of time I'd rather be painting.'

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 shirts, and she would fill the cardboard with her paintings. It would seem like the perfect beginning for an art career, and Romancito continued to paint and study throughout high school, winning national awards.

Well Taos 2020: A healthy life is a happy life

A healthy life is a happy life - and the 2020 edition of Well Taos has plenty of resources to help you stay healthy.
Katrina Kaeck, Mardee Herrington, Rose Gordon, Catherine Haefner start their day in clinical huddle.

Mountain Home Health Care: Celebrating 45 years of putting people first

In defiance of the corporate mentality becoming more and more prevalent in health care, one local nonprofit has made prioritizing people its mission.
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More snow predicted for Northern New Mexico

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service are predicting light snow for tonight, Tuesday (Feb. 19), and tomorrow (Feb. 20), with more precipitation expected over the weekend.

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 …
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 …
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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.  Stout defense. And consistent offense.

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