Firescaping your Taos landscaping can save your home

Joan Grabel/courtesy photoMountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus) will multiply and fill large areas.
The goal of firescaping is to surround our houses with things that are less likely to be ignited by sparks and to slow or limit burning when they do ignite.
Students at Taos Integrated School for the Arts study the newspaper each week as part of their curriculum.

Top ten reasons to support Newspapers in Education

The Taos News is hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday (Feb. 23) from 8 to 11 a.m. to raise funds for Newspapers in Education. The breakfast takes place at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino De Santiago, at Gusdorf.
Courtesy photoIrish music artists Randal Bays, left, and John Coyne

Randal Bays and John Coyne roll out an intimate concert of traditional Irish tunes

Randal Bays has been called "one of the finest Irish fiddlers one could ever hope to hear," by Fiddler Magazine. He lives in Seattle, Washington, and has toured and recorded in the …
Sheila Miller/The Taos NewsTaos Tiger wrestler Dominic Lopez pins Nicholas Sanders of Moriarty during the District 2/4A competition in Pojoaque on Saturday (Feb. 9).
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Taos wrestlers take second in districts

The Taos Tigers wrestling team competed with the Moriarty Pintos, the Pojoaque Elks, the Española Sundevils and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers for the top spot in …
Courtesy photoJennie Begley and son, Khalifa

Know Your Neighbor: Jennie Begley

Besides activism and environmental issues, Begley enjoys a rich, full life of related pursuits. "I have two passions - time with my son and volunteering."
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Meetings this week: Second Amendment sanctuary, hospital's future, health security act

Monday (Feb. 18): Presidents Day – most government offices are closed. Tuesday (Feb. 19):  Taos County Commission  Taos Tree Board meets

Tempo Arts & Entertainment
Movie review: 'Alita: Battle Angel'
There’s a reason manga works best on the printed page. As a 2-D image brought to life by talented Asian illustrators who unleash a …
Art that feeds the spirit
Visionary artist Maria Mikhailas, a resident of El Rito, north of Questa, began her lifelong love of the arts in childhood, finding …
Taos Quilt and Needlecraft Guild exhibits at Trading Post Café
The Taos Quilt and Needlecraft Guild is a nonprofit organization that got its start in 2006 when four women, Effie Romero, Sue Vigil, …
203 Fine Art offers look at 'Two Generations of Early Taos Artists'
The artists' work carefully hung on the smooth 18-foot-high walls of 203 Fine Art Gallery spans more than a century of art history in …
'LOVE and #metoo' throws down
Admission for all is free, but gallery owner Maye Torres says the mature content is best suited for adult audiences.
Diana Rico reveals a wealth of experience in the media arts
Many Taoseños remember Diana Rico as the SOMOS curator for the 2008-2009 series, but, as it happens with many Taos creatives, she has …
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Sports brief: Taos Tigers girls basketball

The 2-13 Lady Tigers lost their first district game 51-22 at Pojoaque Jan. 25. They play at Portales Jan. 29 after this section goes to press and three games next week, all at home. On Jan. 31 they …

Photo Gallery of Angel Fire shovel races: Competitors grabbed their handles and held on tight

John Strader, of Albuquerque, attempts to slow his shovel after crossing the finish line Saturday (Feb. 9) during the 40th annual World Championship Shovel Races at Angel Fire Resort. Known as 'The Shovelmeister,' Strader has been shovel racing since 1981.
Hundreds of competitors and spectators converged at Angel Fire Resort for the 40th World Championship Shovel Races on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 8-9).Racers of all ages and abilities …
Podcasts read by Larry Torres

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  • Canutito learns cómo lamber las postage stamps
  • San Blás becomes Canutito's new best friend
  • El romarizo y la tos are just like Democrats and Republicans
  • Canutito estudia la encyclopedia
  • ¿Por qué tanto barullo over a New Year's Baby?
  • Canutito makes New Year's Resolutions pa'la porra
  • Canutito sees a Santa Claus en puros calzoncillos
  • Canutito tended to be un poco 'puchilame'
  • 'El Duendito Juan' had good cleaning habits
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