My Turn
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A recent Taos News My Turn column (“A fresh perspective: ‘Where has common decency gone?’”) characterized a Taos visit by our governor as the scene of a … more
In high school, I knew that being a student in New Mexico meant being a student in one of the nation’s worst education systems. more
First off, I would like to personally apologize to the residents of the Village of Questa for the water outage. I understand the hardship that it caused for many of you, and I am willing to be held accountable for my part in it. We, the Village … more
If you had attended the Governor's forum on Tuesday (April 18) hoping to hear Governor Martinez speak on her series of vetoes, our state budget, and the steps forward, we are sad to say you would have been disappointed. Instead, only inflammatory … more
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I am a member of Taos United, a nonpartisan group here that now has more than 350 members. I also am a PA here in Taos and have been working in this community for over 40 years. And I have volunteered in Mexico and Central America frequently for … more
Thank you to everyone for their prayers and well wishes for my sweetheart James (Jimbo), when he suffered a near fatal accident on June 12. He is on a slow-mend back to recovery. His accident threw a monkey wrench in our entire summer delaying me from submitting letters to “My Turn.” more
For 14 years, I have been an outdoor landscape painter in Taos. Those of us who live in Taos, and love to visit Taos, do so because it is not like anywhere else. What a relief to escape the … more
In 2000, the Environment Department documented a breeding population of native rainbow trout in La Jara Canyon, near the source of the Rio Fernando. The gravel stream bed where the trout laid their eggs has long since been silted over by trampled … more
Open Letter from Community of Not Forgotten: Not Forgotten Outreach is – always has been – and has proven itself as an organization that is here for the community. more
We have been conflicted among each other, and often within ourselves, about how to respond to Taos as it continues to evolve in some disturbing ways. The Strong At Heart project, which is … more
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