Loretta Oden: Native chef and culinary trendsetter

Story and image originally published in Taos News Photo:  Katharine Egli Loretta Oden, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, opened the first restaurant in the country that showcased the indigenous foods of America—The Corn Dance Café, established in Santa Fe in 1993. “I wanted to promote the healthy food that Native people ate before…

Local author launches bilingual book series

Story and images originally published in Taos News Photo: Enrico Trujillo Local author launches bilingual book series Meet Lovito, a spunky four-year-old boy-wolf who is the main character in a series of bilingual children’s books written by Ed Cardenas. The thirteen books of the series are based on old dichos (proverbs). The name “Lovito” is…

Portrait of a posada in Taos

Photo: Rick Romancito Story and images originally published in Tempo, Taos News The nine nights leading up to Christmas are marked by Las Posadas, a Catholic tradition that reenacts Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter before Jesus was born. They take place in private homes, town centers and churches, and the entire community is invited…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

El Prado Art Walk: buy local, have fun

Originally published in Tempo, Taos News Brandi Jessup has only been in Taos since September 2013. She took over Taos Clay in April this year and now offers classes, workshops and residency opportunities at the community studio. She is also the organizer of the first annual El Prado Art Walk that will take place on…

Connected Warriors founder holds free training session in Taos

Story and pictures originally published in Taos News Since Connected Warriors was created in August 2010 in South Florida, the nonprofit organization has been offering free yoga classes to veterans to help them recover from trauma and live fuller, happier and more productive lives. Judy Weaver, Connected Warriors founder and director of education, offered a…

Skiing for a good cause—the Ben Myers Ridge-a-Thon

Originally published in The Winter Guide, a Taos News publication Image published in http://raisetheridge.com/ Every year, a popular extreme ski / snowboard event and fundraiser is held at Taos Ski Valley. The Ben Myers Ridge-a-Thon was started in 1997 to assist with medical expenses for Ben Myers, a beloved Taos skier who passed away from cancer when…