Early sheepherding in Taos

On any given day, driving around Taos and its environs, spotting a few sheep grazing in a random fenced backyard is not unusual. The off-white, rotund, coarsely curled critters almost look more like pets than agricultural property.

The 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March

While much has been written about the World War II campaign of Bataan and the defense of the Philippines, let it not ever be forgotten that many Taoseños helped hold the line.

Hooked on fish

Under a turquoise sky, casting a line into glassy, sparkling water is a serene start to a day before the rod bends and dances during a welcomed battle to land a catch. Traffic noise is miles away. …

Pathways to the past

Over a century ago, my ancestors left White Oaks, Lincoln County, New Mexico, with all of their possessions looking to settle in the upper Rincon Valley.

Southwestern fantasy

In August 1915, Vienna-born architect and Chicago resident Rudolf Schindler toured the Southwest, a trip that included stops in Santa Fe and Taos.

What's in a name?

Approach any person who lives in Taos and ask them why they live here, and you will be likely to receive various responses. Most common among them will be: “My ancestors have always lived …