Questa Lodging gets $200K to restore homes

Courtesy photoFrom left, Lindsay Mapes (Questa Economic Development Fund director), Cynthia Rael-Vigil (San Antonio del Río Colorado Historical Preservation Group board president), Christian Isely (Chevron economic adviser), Malaquias Rael, (QEDF board president) and Jake Caldwell (LOR Foundation program officer).
Community members in the Taos area know just how hard it is to find a rental at times. Economic development officials in Questa are looking to change that one house at a time.
Loren Hammer sets up farolitos – called luminarias by some people – for Taos MainStreet’s initiative to light up the downtown area during the winter holidays.

MainStreet lights the way in Taos

Festivities for the holiday season are well underway and the nonprofit Taos MainStreet is adding its touch to businesses this year with electric faralitos (known in some parts as luminarias). 
A Northern California company is relocating a sawmill to Cimarron and will be hiring workers in 2020.

State invests in Cimarron sawmill business

Northern New Mexico loggers could soon have a new venue for their product. Lance Forest Products will relocate a sawmill business to Cimarron with the help of a $350,000 investment from the state Economic Development Department.

Sin Fronteras collecting donations for holiday border run

The local immigrant advocacy group Sin Fronteras is collecting donations for a holiday run to the children along the Mexican side of the border in Juarez, Mexico.
‘Tough Pioneer Women’ is a series of new paintings by Elizabeth Jose, a British artist living in Taos, that will open Friday (Dec. 13) at Sage Fine Art Gallery on Taos Plaza.

What's happening in Taos?

The season of giving is certainly underway, which means various celebrations are underway. Whether it's something rooted in New Mexico's venerable cultures, buying gifts, or just simply enjoying some fine music and works of art, Taos has it going on. Here's a little sample of happenings in and around town:
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Give: Holiday giving, local shopping

This week's gift guide selections include the quick, the furry, and the eco-friendly. Here are some shopping ideas, all available right here in Taos.
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MainStreet lights the way in Taos

Festivities for the holiday season are well underway and the nonprofit Taos MainStreet is adding its touch to businesses this year with electric faralitos (known in some parts as luminarias). 

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How to release toxic emotions

Ever have someone bite your head off? Did you then suffer emotionally for days, or even a week? Or have you ever had a situation, especially around the holidays, that made you so angry, you got stressed to the max and were ready to run away from home? Here's the procedure for clearing trauma that works miracles for me.

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Parishioners reenact Holy Family's fateful journey
Get out the mittens, mufflers and mukluks starting Monday evening (Dec. 16) and head to Las Posadas, nine nights of processions …
Russian music concerts offer a pleasing collusion
The Taos Chamber Music Group celebrates the holidays with a weekend of Russian music featuring works by Alexander Borodin, Sergei …
Holiday show of song, dance and seeds
Drawing from his roots at Taos Pueblo and his travels around the world, Grammy and Nammy (Native American Music Awards) recipient …
Feel the warmth of the season at Bonfires on Bent Street
The monthlong Yuletide in Taos celebration, which kicked off last weekend, continues Saturday (Dec. 14) when the John Dunn House Shops …
'Museums should be a cornerstone of the community'
The first time Greta Brunschwyler visited Taos was in the early 2000s. She and her mother spent hours scouring the Millicent Rogers …
Music that feeds the body and soul
Hunger in Taos County is a chronic problem. For 34 years, Taos Feeds Taos has worked to alleviate hunger during the winter holiday …
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Taos Ski Valley to host world championships

Taos Ski Valley announced Wednesday (Dec. 11) the resort will be hosting the 2020 World Pro Ski Tour World Championships.  The World Championships is a nationally televised event which brings the top pro skiers from around the globe for two days starting April 10, 2020.                

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