Alley Cantina
Pueblo de los Suenos
The Alley Cantina, near Historic Taos Plaza, contains the oldest existing structure in Taos.
Pueblo de los Suenos, on Kit Carson Road, is a more recent addition to Taos' architectural scene.

We have established this web site to keep the community informed about planning activities here in the Taos Valley,
and to provide a way for residents, and other interested folks, to comment on those plans. 

Additional information may be found at both the Town and County planning departments.

The August 2 edition of Taos News features significant reports regardig the current drought.

‘Catching hell’
Drought heats up water issues in Penasco Valley

By Cody Hooks,
The Taos News, 8/2/2018

Our water future
State planning confronts water gap

By Cody Hooks,
The Taos News, 8/2/2018

Hunting for wild bees to understand the drought
By Cody Hooks,
The Taos News, 8/2/2018

Plan ahead for more dry times
The Taos News, 8/2/2018

New Mexico State Water Plan
Deadline: Aug. 15
Find the draft plan and comment at is establishing a special section to monitor our progress in the MainStreet economic development program.

What is MainStreet? you ask.  Click here for a PowerPoint  introduction.

Taos is one of two cities (the other is Santa Rosa) recently accepted into the MainStreet Accelator Program.
Click here for a copy of the formal announcement from the Mayor's office.

Community members are invited to participate in this program.  Four 'training programs' are planned for later this month.
A complete schedule, with topics to be covered, is available here..

In August (8th thru 10th) the Summer Quarterly Meeting of New Mexico MainStreet will be held in Raton, NM.
Apparently this meeting is open to members of a MainStreet communities, but it seems you will have to buy a ticket.
If you are interested in attending, a copy of the program agenda is available here.

Several community members participated in walking tours of the Historic District to introduce MainStreet representatives to our community.
The Taos News reported on two of these events:

Taos starts MainStreet journey, volunteers needed
By Jesse Moya,
The Taos News, 7/26/2018

Strong at Heart drives up MainStreet
By Jesse Moya,
The Taos News, 7/19/2018

Taos scores a MainStreet Accelerator slot
By Jesse Moya,
The Taos News,7/5/2018

These are the major planning efforts planned and/or underway in the Taos area (click on plan to see details):

Recent articles from the Taos News:

Holy Cross reports June operating loss, announces new hires
By John Miller,
The Taos News, 8/2/2018

Monument land swap called off amid acid politics
By Cody Hooks,
The Taos News, 7/26/2018

Court to New Mexico: Give your schools more money
NM educators hopeful, cautious after court decision chastizes state

By Robert Nott,
The Taos News, 7/26/2018

State water plan released to public
Staff  report
The Taos News, 7/12/2018

My Turn
Open letter to the Taos Valley Acequia Association
By Chris Pieper
The Taos News, 7/12/2018

Hospital staff hammer Holy Cross CEO at county meeting
By Staci Matlock, The Taos News
The Taos News, 7/12/2018

Down New Mexico’s (brain) drain
Lack of opportunity leads to exodus of best and brightest in younger generation

By Amy Linn, Searchlight New Mexico
The Taos News, 7/5/2018

New Mexico ranks last in national survey of child well-being
Advocates call on state policymakers to put kids first, fund programs

By John R. Roby, Searchlight New Mexico
The Taos News, 7/5/2018

Family Dollar makes moves on Ranchos de Taos location
By Cody Hooks,
The Taos News, 7/5/2018

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