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.




Holy Cross Hospital Today

Five years ago Holy Cross Hospital was in turmoil.  The financial condition was bleak.  A number of staff had been laid off, and morale had sunk to rock bottom.  The CEO was under fire, and was soon to leave the hospital.  A series of public meetings, lunch provided, failed to attract much attention. 

After a series of temporary replacements, a new CEO, Bill Patten, came on board in the spring of 2015.  Bill was introduced to the public through a series of open meetings, in venues ranging from the Taos Country Club to the Alley Cantina.  The community steppped in to help, passing a mil levy intended to provide an estimated $1 million a year for facility maintenance and replacement.  TaosPlans.org followed that progression here.

Unfortunately, we now seem to be at the same place we were when all this started.  Finances are once more in poor condition.  The mil levy is being considered to cover payroll, not the maintenance of facilities as intended, and as promised to the voters.  Morale is at an all-time low; several valued medical staff members have left for greener pastures in, of all places, Espanola.  Collections from Medicare for overcharges, increases in malpractice insurance premiums, and an ineffectual attempt to install two new information systems at once, have added to the grief.

We have begun a new series, which we call “HCH Phase II”, to follow progress as the hospital attempts to work its way out of this morass.  Our first postings are:


Schools, hospital butt heads in county tax fracas
By Cody Hooks, chooks@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 4/19/2018

My Turn
Holy Cross Hospital, up close and personal
Stephen Walling
The Taos News, 3/22/2018

Hospital CEO assures county, staff struggles
By John Miller jmiller@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 3/15/2018
 
Additional reports can be found here






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:

My Turn
Thanks to those protecting the Rio Grande
Raena Garcia
The Taos News, 4/19/2018

Taos hotel overlay zone challenged
By Jesse Moya, jmoya@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 4/12/2018

My Turn
Strong At Heart continues to weaken
Daniel Pritchard
The Taos News, 4/12/2018

My Turn
Protecting watersheds takes a community
Randy Suazo
The Taos News, 4/12/2018

Strong at Heart tackles downtown
By Jesse Moya jmoya@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 4/5/2018

Maps, mountain roads at heart of public access trial
By Cody Hooks, chooks@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 3/29/2018

Chevron applies for water rights transfer to Eagle Rock Lake
By Cody Hooks, chooks@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 3/29/2018

My Turn
RGDN Monument good for New Mexico; leave it alone
John Olivas
The Taos News, 3/29/2018

Governor approves $800K for Taos, Colfax counties
By Cody Hooks chooks@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 3/22/2018

Taos trial in White Peak case tests public access
By Staci Matlock editor@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 3/22/2018

My Turn
Old-Fashioned polluters still a threat to New Mexico’s rivers
Sanders Moore, Joe Zuppan, Steve Harris
The Taos News, 3/22/2018

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