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Opinion: We undid our zoning regulations for this?

HOLIDAY INN AVERAGE SALARY 2017 Front Desk Agent 105 salaries $9.26 hourly (RANGE $8-$13)Housekeeper30 salaries $8.98 hourly (RANGE $8-11) Night Auditor 26 salaries $10.11 hourly (RANGE $9-13) For these kinds of wages we are prepared to undo our zoning … more

Opinion – There's still time: why respond to your agriculture census

There's still time.To ensure an accurate representation of the agriculture industry in this country, the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service has … more

We belong to one extended family, whatever continent we come from, wherever we’re born

I never learned much family history growing up. My people were peasants, Polacks, draft dodgers and riff-raff — the kind described on the Statue of Liberty that greeted so many of our forebears who came through Ellis Island a century ago: the … more

Living Treasures program needs $4,000 to stay afloat

I’ll never forget the date — Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, the date of the “Taos Living Treasures” program. The community honored four deserving elders who contributed to their community during a lifetime of volunteer service at the Taos … more

Opinion: VA official states health care improving

Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recently talked at a news conference about the challenges facing the VA. He spoke about such important issues as access to care, accountability, and the quality of care. Now I … more

Two percent is a small amount of land to ask for — unless it’s yours

When I returned to the village of Peñasco in 2000, I met a man who gave me very good advice. He said “Stay out of bars, stay out of politics, stay out of other people’s bedrooms and always wave.” I have tried to live by that ever since. … more

Lack bilingual skills? No problemo

Most of us would probably agree with a recent editorial in The Taos News that said,"Two languages are better than one." But I wouldn't go as far as the editor did, presenting it almost as a necessity for Taos residents to learn to speak Spanish. Not … more

Be strong in convictions, but treat each other with kindness

My feeling after the presidential election is that America is in for a tumultuous few years. Every day the news gets worse: white supremacists cheering, Trump vows to dismantle the EPA and Department of Education, vows to gut the Affordable Care Act … more

Opinion: Tax cuts, defense spending raise concerns

Last week I read a couple of articles from reputable print sources that were concerning when read separately but when knit together in a flowing narrative, they have caused me a week of sleepless nights. I immediately thought you readers should know … more

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