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Pencils and erasers: Enduring testaments to simplicity

I'm normally not one to focus on petty complaints, but have recently noticed a flush of unsatisfactory pencils in my desk jar.I really shouldn't be surprised, though.Such a seemingly humble writing … more

The death of an open government champion, a school-related conflict and Holy Cross Hospital expanding

As part of our weekly series, The Taos News dug into the newspaper's archives to uncover the top stories of the week from 10, 25 and 50 years ago. This week recalls the 10th anniversary of the death of an open government champion, a school-related … more

Know Your Neighbor: Jacquelyn Córdova

When something matters a great deal to a person, the interested party will go to great lengths - even relocating for a time - to participate. This factor prompted Jacquelyn Córdova to leave her Vadito home recently and head for Alabama to work on a project regarding horses. more

Pending Taos County leash law excepts ranchers, farmers

I have always had a compassion for animals and never thought my compassion would morph into activism, as it has today.My career path sure would attest to this, as I never sought out animal organizations for employment or volunteerism. more

Ask Ted: Differences can bring about growth or violence

Dear Ted: I am a 12-year-old who has been feeling really sad about hearing of all the ways that people are mean to each other because they are different or don't have the same opinion. more

Why have a residential treatment center?

Taos County personnel were delighted to recently receive approval from the New Mexico Children Youth and Family Agency to move forward on creating a Taos County Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents! In all of New Mexico, there are only 90 beds for adolescents in residential treatment centers and there are more than 300 youth on waiting lists. more

The spirit in our northern lands and people

The lands of the Northern Río Grande region, including the Taos area, have a perceived mystique that seemingly pervades the mountains, valleys, rivers and the peoples here who are the heirs of powerful cultural and spiritual traditions that began "since time immemorial." more

La Llorona's Daughter - Chapter 7: All in the family

The story so far: Caridad, a Cuban married to a Taoseño, is having trouble adapting to her new environment. To make things worse, a family ghost pays her an unexpected visit. more

Adverse childhood experiences increase illness, substance abuse

This column often emphasizes the prevention of childhood trauma, including physical and sexual abuse and witnessing domestic violence. Ongoing research by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and others show a direct connection between childhood trauma and adult onset of chronic disease, social problems and even early death. more

Stray Hearts: seek guidance from other animal shelters

First of all I want to thank all the people in our community who contacted me appreciative of last weeks' column on Stray Hearts Animal Shelter. Transparency, public communication and financial management are foremost on your minds. more
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