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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Blog Moves

Taos Web Logged has moved over to Wordpress.com. To see the blog at its new location, click HERE.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Antonia's Descanso Restored

They are commonly known as roadside crosses. But for many families in New Mexico,the descanso is a small shrine erected to remember a loved one in the place where their soul left this world. They can be found alongside roadways all over the southwest.

On October 24, 2006, Antonia Miera, a 16 year old Taos High School student, died in the parking lot of the Hacienda Inn, along busy Paseo del Pueblo Sur. Her boyfriend, 23 year old Arturo Mondragon Jr. has been accused of vehicular homicide and is awaiting trial.

In February 2007, Tammy Roybal-Gonzales, Antonia's mother arranged to have a permanent metal descanso placed on a site in front of the Hacienda Inn. She had contacted and obtained permission from the state department of transportation to place the descanso on what she believed was a public right of way.

Then, on March 10, a manager at the Hacienda Inn unceremoniously removed the descanso, saying it was bad for business. Shocked by the discovery, Roybal's family went back to state officials to find out if the Hacienda's action was legal. It was finally determined that the descanso's original site was on the public right of way.On Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007, Tammy Roybal-Gonzales was joined again by family and friends for the re-installation of Antonia's descanso.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

12th Annual New Mexico Slam Poetry Competion

High school students competed March 16, 2007, at the Taos Community Auditorium, with Taos High School taking home first place for the second year in a row.

Four Northern New Mexico teams competed in this event: Santa Fe High, Taos High, Questa High and Bernalillo High.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM -- Death in the Fast Lane

Four people have died so far this year on a particular stretch of Kit Carson Road in Taos New Mexico. Several people along this deadly stretch of road -- including friends of two recent victims and Captain Daron Syling of the Taos Police Deptartment -- talk about the problems and what needs to be addressed. Video by Rick Romancito, editing and music by Melody Romancito, for The Taos News Media Center.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

John Nichols wishes us luck

John Nichols delivers an expletive-laden rant against GW Bush at a peace rally on Taos Plaza to mark the 4th anniversary of the Iraq War.

Nichols is the author of the New Mexico trilogy, three novels about complex relationships between history, race and ethnicity, and land and water rights in the fictional Chamisaville County, New Mexico.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Danza Azteca de Anahuac

Aztec dance troupe Danza Azteca de Anahuac dance at the 14th Annual Gathering celebrating the honor of Cuauhtémoc, defender of the Aztec nation with a performance in Taos at the Bataan Hall on Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, New Mexico. Video by Rick Romancito, editing by Melody Romancito, for The Taos News Media Center, http://taosnews.com/mediacenter

Monday, February 19, 2007

Lyla Johnston previews SOMOS Winter Writers Series Finale

Lyla Johnston recites a poem as preview for the SOMOS Winter Writer's Series finale. Johnston is a Diné poet and high school student whose poetry sends out a positive message and has inspired many audiences to join a more conscious humanity.Johnston has won numerous awards at U.S. regional and national poetry slams, and was a featured performer at the Global Forum in Indonesia last year.

Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux Street, Taos ~ $7 / $5 S.O.M.O.S. Members, Friday, February 23, 2007, 7:00 p.m., Series Finale
The Around the World series finale and joint benefit for Cultural Energy.