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Both of my parents are retired educators, so my family understands firsthand the importance of secure retirement benefits for educational employees. The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board plays an important role in the lives of our 46,000 … more
I think if it was public comment or as it was finger pointing and accusations would have ceased after Mr. Batra conceded to a three-story hotel. I attended the council meeting Tuesday afternoon (June 27). I took time off of work to go. It wasn't … more
A recent Albuquerque Journal article about the proposed four-story hotel characterized Taos as "a town that loves a good controversy before breakfast." I disagree. We are proud and protective of, and passionate for, our home. Those feelings were on … more
I had to get my driver's license renewed, so I went into the Taos office to get instructions because I had heard that requirements had been severely tightened from those of a year ago. The lady at the desk kindly gave me a printed 8"X10" page full … more
Many of you may not realize that the Town of Taos is in the process of passing its budget for the next fiscal year, and once again, we are projecting "zero growth." That means that overall, the tax base that supports our roads, public safety, and … more
Well, it sure didn't take long for the skeptics' worst fears to be confirmed. Following the launch of the Taos Council's much ballyhooed Strong at Heart initiative, a scant 24-hours had passed when the Council proceeded to break its promises to the … more
In response to John Miller's Thursday (June 15) article "Lifting the Veil on Domestic Violence":"...somewhere in the home, listening through a closed door as the foundation of the family seemed to waver under the strain of any number of possible … more
The June 8-14, 2017 edition of The Taos News printed an article by Mary McPhail Gray, titled "How have cultural, social changes in Taos affected our youth?" I would change the title to "How have generational trauma, imbalance of power, colonization, … more
Do you own forest land? Is it classified as Agricultural Dryland?This year I filed my first property tax protest, after owning land 40 years in Taos County.Why would I do that? Everyone knows if you go Head to Head with a government clerk you are … more
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