Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties sees a bright future ahead in Taos, Angel Fire

Courtesy photoLisa Sutton now owns both the Angel Fire and Taos offices of Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties (formerly Lota Realty), the oldest real estate company in Northern New Mexico.
Her smile began at the Texas border and grew bigger the closer she got to Northern New Mexico. Having grown up in Houston, Lisa Sutton knew in her late teens that the rugged beauty of …
Sunshine Valley Substation with Ute Mountain in the background, as seen in 2017.
Public service announcement

Electric co-op plans fall power outages for yearly maintenance

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has scheduled planned power outages over the next few weeks, so crews can conduct maintenance...
Environment

Enviro brief: More prescribed burns planned for Taos

In addition to the 2,833-acre Alamosa prescribed burn planned for the Vallecitos area, the Carson National Forest has several other burns scheduled for the coming two months.
Shutterstock In cases of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking, it can be the abuser hooking up or hacking Internet of Things items to monitor, control and harass their targets.
Column

'Internet of Things': Weigh benefits versus risks

The Safety Net Project, a program of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, has put together extensive information about the "Internet of Things." IoT's are devices with embedded electronics …
Many Spanish-American subsistence farmers in Northern New Mexico not only grew and harvested crops and livestock for only their family's consumption, but made their own tools as well.
Tradiciones - Raíces

Our identity, our roots

Raíces is the second in a four-part series spanning four consecutive weeks, It is followed by Artes (Arts) and culminates with the Unsung Heroes/Citizen(s) of the Year publication on Oct. …
Local news

Child injured in ATV crash in El Prado

A child riding an all-terrain-vehicle sustained serious injuries when they were struck by a vehicle traveling on Straight Arrow Road Monday evening (Sept. 24), according to Taos County Emergency …

Sights and sounds at the 2018 PASEO Art Festival

Visitors to the 2018 PASEO had their senses activated and minds transported with the range of interactive art installations that graced the space-themed festival. Over 30 local, national, and …

Tempo
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews performs Saturday (Sept. 22) with Orleans Avenue during his Voodoo Threauxdown at Kit Carson Park.
Photo Gallery: Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown at Kit Carson Park
Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown brought all the funky, soul-lifting sounds of New Orleans' best musicians to Kit Carson Park on … Read More
Mediterranean coral and spiny oyster necklace by Jacqueline Gala
Precious stones
Despite Fall Arts grabbing center stage, Taos Pueblo/Hopi jeweler and silversmith Jacqueline Gala has her nose to the grindstone, … Read More
Musician Mark Bingham
Dream a dream of me
Now is that gorgeous blue and gold time of year when summer and autumn start talking to one another -- perfect for a dip in the water. … Read More
Hank Saxe, "Phosphorescent Leech," ceramic, 7.75-by-19-15 inches, 2018
Ideas made real
203 Fine Art Gallery owner Eric Andrews said he is on a mission to educate the community and art collectors who visit the area about … Read More
Violinist Vijay Gupta
Music for social change
Taos Chamber Music Group opens its 26th season with two performances of "Common Ground." The program features Indian American composer … Read More
"Dreaming Of The Source," oil on linen, 24-by-30 inches by Tracy Turner Sheppard
Enhanced reality
If you're an Amigos Bravos supporter, you already know Tracy Turner Sheppard's work. She was selected as the poster artist for the … Read More
Taos News poll

Legalizing recreational marijuana in New Mexico – are you for or against?

The U.S. Senate race in New Mexico offers a sign of the times, with two of the three candidates calling for legalizing recreational marijuana.

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Sports

Wildcats make the most of their visit to the City Different

Under a sizzling midday sun, the Questa Wildcats soccer squad found themselves in the marquee game of the First Annual Desert Academy Invitational soccer tournament at Santa Fe's Alto Park Sept. 15.

Lifestyles
Courtesy photoStudents learn to stretch and breathe during yoga classes at Aurafitness, which also offers classes in Tai Chi and Qigong.
Aurafitness focuses on mind, body well-being
Aurafitness in Taos is a sanctuary for mind and body. The yoga studio feels calming with its soothing green colors, plants, textiles … Read More
"We are the new 'late bloomers.' We are in our prime, all juiced up, asking, 'What do I want to do with the rest of my life? What makes me happy?'"
The new 'Late Bloomers'
If you are 50 or older, you're probably already part of a very exciting cultural movement. I, and others, have been giving voice to … Read More
Courtesy photoLesser goldfinch
Catch a glimpse of a lesser goldfinch
Lesser goldfinches are in Northern New Mexico all during nesting season, but their population really exploded in late August. Young … Read More
Chris Pieper throws a handful of freshly harvested Yukon Gold potatoes onto a pile Thursday (Sept. 6) at his farm in Arroyo Seco. Pieper experimented with growing potatoes in wood chips for the first time this summer and said this method has been the least energy intensive and most water-efficient method he has ever used.
You say potato, they say potatoes
Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that enriches the soil rather than depleting it. Read More
Curtis ClarkAñil del muerto can be poisonous to livestock but has many medicinal uses for people.
Herb of the month: Golden crownbeard, goldweed
Añil del muerto, a plant with bright yellow flowers and blue-green leaves, begins blooming near the end of July and throughout most … Read More
Photos by Jan MartensonCowpen daisy. Inset: Field of cowpen daisies on Salazar Road in 2013.
Designing a conservation strategy for rare plant species
Did you know 235 rare and endangered plant species live in New Mexico? Of these, 109 species occur only in New Mexico and nowhere else … Read More
Business

Security and Exchange Commission OKs crowdfunding for small businesses

Owners of startups and early-stage businesses can now look beyond traditional financing and equity sources when searching for growth capital. Changes in federal and state laws make it possible for …

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