My Turn
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6:37 p.m., June 9th, 220 Albright Street: Sunset throws its blood-orange afterglow on the pale, blank, aluminum face of the Taos Men's Shelter. The homeless men are fearful, cagey, and aware of me, … more
It was July 4, 2007 in Waynesville, North Carolina. My wife and I, on vacation near Asheville, had volunteered to register voters after the town's Independence Day parade. Armed with pens, clipboards, and a simple form, we eagerly approached … more
Around four years ago a non-profit called Renewable Taos was founded with the mission to transition Taos and our surrounding region to 100 percent renewable energy that is locally produced by facilities that are locally owned. This original mission … more
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
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