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In considering the many December festivities throughout town, Lighting Ledoux is one of the most anticipated and, well, enchanting. more
With the waning days left in the summer of 2019, the fresh mountain air of Red River beckons the spirit. For many, that spirit is stirred by the infectious energy of the annual … more
Old Saint Nick is polishing his boots and checking his sleigh to make sure everything is set to go. Here, in Taos, locals are busily putting up colorful decorations, collecting cedar kindling for bonfires, and, of course, wrapping presents ... more
Each year, the merchants and museums along historic Ledoux Street in Taos, New Mexico USA open their doors for a holiday tradition called "Lighting of Ledoux." So-called because of the numerous farolitos and bonfires ... more
The parking lots were full, the traffic around the Taos Historic District was at times bumper-to-bumper, but there was an infectious spirit in the air that drew Taoseños to the 30th annual holiday-themed event called Bonfires on Bent Street. more
To understand what a retablo is, one needs to look at the history of New Mexico and how the Catholic faith shaped the lives of the people here, both colonizers and Natives. First, … more
The holiday block party known as “Bonfires on Bent Street” will happen Saturday (Dec. 8) in the Taos downtown historic district. Throughout the day ... more
Taoseños are known for getting people to gather for events and causes, and in no other time of year is that more true than during the winter holidays. No matter what is going on in the outside … more
From an epic train ride to ornament making, Taos has a number of festive activities to have some Christmas fun with your children and relive holiday magic through your child’s eyes. Here is … more
Taos is art, and that includes music and performance. Taos is also about tradition. Put all of that together and you get holiday- and inspirationally themed events unlike any … more
Even with the town in the throes of celebrating the Taos High School State 4A Football Championship, a large crowd of revelers turned out for the annual Lighting of Ledoux Saturday evening (Dec. 1). more
Kay Matthews latest book, "¡No Se Vende! (Not for Sale) Water as a Right of the Commons,” is informed not only by her dogged research, but also by her hands-on … more
It's official: We're in the holiday season: A blanket of snow dots the foothills around us, trees are being decorated, gifts are being tucked beneath them, biscochitos are being baked, … more
The lighting of farolitos and luminarias is a cherished holiday tradition along Ledoux Street, named after two French-Canadian fur trappers and brothers, Antoine and Abraham Ledoux. more
The period in the mid-1800s was a turbulent time in the history of New Mexico. U.S. President James K. Polk waged war with Mexico in 1846 in an effort to secure sea to shining sea domination of the … more
For a high, fleeting time beginning around 1967 and lasting until the early 1970s, dozens of hippie communes dotted the sagebrush mesas and river valleys of Northern New Mexico. Almost all of them … more
In this modern age, it is somewhat romantic to aspire to subsist and feed ourselves as we once did in New Mexico. Subsistence farming, as a way of life and survival, was present in New Mexico for a … more
This isn’t my only observation from working at a newspaper, but this I do know: the great thing about it is hearing people’s stories and many times, in the best of cases, being changed by … more
Back in the day before interstates and freeways, most highways were slow two-laners, and air-conditioning as standard equipment in cars was still a few decades off. In summertime, fruit stands were … more
“They do as they please, they say what they think, and nobody cares, for everyone is busy doing likewise.” — Mabel Dodge Luhan in “Ladies of the Canyon: A League of … more
Raíces is the second in a four-part series spanning four consecutive weeks, It is followed by Artes (Arts) and culminates with the Unsung Heroes/Citizen(s) of the Year publication on Oct. … more
Tradiciones (traditions) continues to be a recognition and ovation of the rule-breakers, tradition-holders and history-makers that have molded this special place in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. It … more
Part of the annual Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana de Taos is a Children's Parade put on during the second day of the event. more
The traditional music, the dances, the food, the parades ... it's Fiestas time in Taos. more
Since at least the 1950s, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto have been tradition-carriers of their native country's gaita and cumbia music.Sixty years ago, the Colombian group traveled to China, Japan, … more
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