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Anger management versus batterer's intervention - another myth

In a recent "Everybody's Business" column, I wrote about a few domestic violence myths. This week, I focus on another common myth: that perpetrators of domestic violence "have an anger management problem" and "they just need to learn how to control … more

Wild Horse Mesa equines need water for summer

It is so nice to have winter behind us for another year. Babies are still coming; we are up to about 20 so far. All are in good health and are amazing little creatures. Two-thirds are colts and one-third fillies. They … more

In the Rearview: This week in The Taos News' archives

The Taos News staff dug into the newspaper's archives to uncover the top stories of the week from 10, 25 and 50 years ago. We found information about a chapter in the Cabresto Dam saga, a description of an unusual … more

Know Your Neighbor: Johnny Ray M. Archuleta

During this patriotic week, Johnny Ray M. Archuleta’s thoughts stray to the military members, past and present, who protect our country. At a recent interview at his mother’s It’s A … more

Meet Ernie, July's 'extra special cat'

Ernie is a 3-month-old, short-haired tabby kitten. Ernie, a male who's orange and white, has what some people call "kitten energy." In fact, he's supercharged. He's a feisty little guy - he likes to sneak up on the big cats and challenge them to … more

Discover and encourage your child's strengths

Most people reach adulthood with no idea of what their strengths might be. At the same time, they are painfully aware of their failings. The awareness of this fact can provide you with a compelling argument for examining the way you approach your … more

Independence or interdependence: What is a healthy balance?

Dear Ted: I thought this would be a good time to ask you a question with the Fourth of July coming up and the celebration of Independence Day. I am a 15-year-old from Albuquerque. Every year, a lot of our country celebrates Independence Day, a historical time of when the United States of America broke ties with England and stood on its own... more

Into the forest: Tips for keeping dogs safe

Because of the number of questions regarding leash laws in our forests, here is some information sourced from U.S. Forest Service guidelines and regulations. Should I bring my dog? If you plan to bring your dog with you to the national forest, first … more

In Taos, a village responds to help youth succeed

An African proverb from the Yoruba and Igbo regions of Nigeria states, "It takes a village to raise a child." The belief is that a community of caring relationships provides youth with strength of character and pride about their own worthiness. They … more

Protect pets from trauma caused by fireworks

While fireworks offer a dazzling display for people, they can be quite disturbing to our canine best friends. Many dogs are afraid of fireworks, and some even exhibit an extreme, phobic response. The following is some good information that will keep … more
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