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Members of the Taos Heartwood Coalition came together over the weekend (April 4-5) to finish planting three crab apple trees and two Jefferson elms in Gusdorf Park. Funded by the Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos, the project provided reprieve from the COVID-19 pandemic through an investment in the park’s future. Certified arborist Felix Banuelos was joined by Beth Enson and David Gilroy to shovel holes and hoe soil for the Jefferson elms Sunday (April 5.)  more
Eight hundred pounds of carrots is the number that Taos farmer and agricultural visionary Micah Roseberry and her crew of six harvested last week on Anjel Ortiz’s farm in Chimayó. Roseberry said that for every crop there is a season, and the harvest won't wait. Many local farmers engaged in bringing in the crops agree. The water must flow to the seeds in the fields, people must be fed. Life goes on. more
As we head into week three of lockdown, at the same time Taos Pueblo observes their annual “quiet time,” I continue to take my early morning walks, which eventually lead me to a clearing where I have an unobstructed view of the mountain. It is my habit to give thanks at that moment, for the blessing of having arrived here once more. This attitude of gratitude carries through the remainder of my day, and these days, more profoundly than ever before. more
Your comprehensive guide to the gallery scene in Taos and surrounding area. In this year’s guide we go into the studio with renowned contemporary artist, Larry Bell. Best known for his glass cubes and large-scale sculptures, Bell has been an iconic figure in the Taos art world since the 1970s. Plus, we go behind the scenes with five museum directors to learn how they honor the legacy of Taos’ artistic traditions. Inside you’ll discover 60 unique galleries, maps and more.   Find your copy in this week’s edition! more
Taos actor, artist and agrarian Joel Larson remembers "the moment before everything changed and everyone could pretend that nothing's going to happen, or that it's someone else's fault. It's like before a first kiss or first anything. Afterward, the world as you know it has changed forever." more
John Lennon wisely once said, "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." He knew change to be a fundamental fixture of nature. Nature not only changes, but through change nature is able to evolve and thrive. more
A great song provides us with a "flux capacitor" for time travel. With a few notes, we are transported out of this chaos to a better place and time -- a time in the past when we were happy and secure, or even a time in the unknown, idealized future. It can relax us, unite us, inspire us and bring us, literally, into harmony. How can it work so magically? more
While most of us are getting used to social distancing and staying at home in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, Joanne Forman said she hasn't noticed much of a change in her daily life. The Taos composer is used to spending most of her time at home, and she is keeping to her regular routine. more
The coronavirus pandemic, the likes of which has not been seen since the Spanish flu of 1918, has swept rapidly across the globe, forcing humans to self-isolate and socially distance. Around the world, people are stuck at home. With no idea how long this might go on for, it's easy to feel panicked and claustrophobic. more
Susan Mihalic's first novel -- recently picked up by Scout Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc., and scheduled for a September 1 release -- took several years before anyone decided to take a chance on it. Given, it was a debut, and while Mihalic is an experienced writer and editor, agents still fell by the wayside time after time. Some, after asking the Taos resident to cut 100 pages or so for a rewrite. more
Be certain to check into these quarantine-friendly activities over the weekend! more
Yesterday, my friend Kate O’Toole texted from Dublin, where she’d just spent a minute at her open window clapping for the health care workers. They do all over Ireland at 8 p.m., because that’s when the nurses change shifts. On streets where a lot of nurses live, the clapping goes on for many minutes more. more
All humans are creators. It's not something we just do on Saturdays, or when we graduate from art school or retire from the 9-to-5 grind. Every human being, indeed, all life itself, is one big bang of nonstop, emerging, engaging, intensifying and expressive creativity. more
What does your immediate future have in store? Check out the latest advice for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces! more
'Tortilla Soup from scratch, chiffon and kitten heels' was the post from a friend who's found a way to have fun while in "lockdown." Another emphasized her absolute need for lipstick to be ready for her day. more
Amid the current COVID-19 crisis, Taos Plaza resembles the quiet cobblestone center of a dusty ole sagebrush town. Smoke Signals, one of the few beacons of commerce still available to the dwindling number of visitors, reluctantly opened its doors for a few hours to conduct this interview. more
The moon in Gemini early next week has wide-ranging and different implications for each sign. Read further to see what this moon means for you: more
The Taos News and Tempo are asking that you videotape yourself doing what you do; draw a line, spin your wheel, throw paint, blow your horn, strum that guitar or banjo, make your voice or violin sing, slam that poem or read that story in progress. Post it to YouTube or TikTok and share the link with us! This is open to anyone in Taos County and the Enchanted Circle. more
Tuesday's new moon brings different energy shifts to the zodiac signs this week: more
People could say it sure sounds like a great Indian name. But, the owners and operators of Bison Star Naturals don't want you to see them, as just another Native-owned business. more
In December 2019, Taos architect Mike Reynolds made a rare appearance in a local emergency room and learned his days on the planet are numbered. more
There are many paths one can follow on a journey of healing and wellness. The Wumaniti Earth Native Sanctuary, located at 203 Ledoux Street, offers a variety of hemp CBD products, therapy services, job opportunities and other activities to help people, and especially the people of Taos Pueblo, in need of enhancing their entire wellness program. more
The main uncertainty regarding the coronavirus outbreak for Taos is how big it will get, and how fast. The Centers for Disease Control says that “many people in the United States will at some point, either this year or next, get exposed to this virus.” Tempo asked a few food purveyors, restaurants and coffee shops how they are handling customers and customer service at this time. more
Southwest Wellness operates the largest state-of-the-art, light deprivation, temperature-controlled greenhouse grow in New Mexico, according to the state's medical marijuana program. more
To commemorate National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, dozens of Taos organizations came together in a weeklong celebration to promote reading among area youth. The annual nationwide initiative coincides with the birthday of renowned children’s book author Dr. Seuss, creator of classics including ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ more
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