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Opinion – Twisted logic: Why do we think killing bighorns will save them?

Two hundred years ago the bighorn sheep population in the U.S., Canada and northern Mexico was estimated at more than 2 million.By the 1920s, they had been killed off in six Western states. … more

Opinion: Shame on us

Well, I've got to hand it to Taos Mayor Dan Barrone.Recently re-elected, it didn't take him long to renege on his widely trumpeted campaign pledge and plea for Taos political unity. Instead, he … more

Opinion: Not ready to rejoin the duopoly

Last month former Mayor Bobby Duran wrote a My Turn column in The Taos News exhorting Democrats to turn out for their County Convention.He explained the preprimary process in detail and urged … more

Opinion: Wild and Scenic - the Taos experience

This year is a big year for people who love rivers and wild spaces: 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. The Wild and Scenic Rivers system was designed by Congress … more

Opinion: A retired educator calls for nonviolent resistance

This call to build a movement is limited to those that take a pledge of nonviolent resistance in the spirit of Cesar Chavez, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, who prayed and acted upon the belief that … more

Opinion: Taoseños invited to discuss the future of downtown

Strong at Heart invites Taoseños to share ideas and discuss ways to create a strong downtown with opportunities for locals, places for the community to come together and thriving local … more

Letter: Gracias y adios Taos

I arrived as a young doctor in a snowstorm in January 1991 and am now returning back East during a drought in the spring of 2018. The past 27 years in Taos has been a good ride for me. As many others … more

Opinion: Holy Cross Hospital, up close and personal

One of the co-founders of the Mayo Clinic, and an associate of the Mayo brothers, was Dr. Henry Plummer. He was responsible for introducing or contributing to many of the procedures and techniques … more

Opinion: Why are they killing Gorge bighorns?

I am outraged and saddened to hear that the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has authorized hunters to kill 10 percent of the bighorn sheep herd in the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos.Why? To … more

Opinion: Old-fashioned polluters still a threat to New Mexico's rivers

In Taos, the Red River and Río Grande provide the backbone of our community.Even when we are not rafting, fishing, or drawing its water flows to our taps for drinking. These rivers bind us … more
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