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Jolie Jones, Associate Broker • (575) 741-0603

Evan R. Blish, Broker 575-776-8106

Greg Jaramillo, Associate Broker • (575) 770-1270 Chris Stagg, Associate Broker • (575) 776-7490 Peter Blake, Associate Broker • (575) 779-1869 Website: pinoninvestmentsoftaos.com E-mail: pinoneb@newmex.com

UPPER COLONIAS

SAN CRISTOBAL VALLEY

Beautiful landscaping surrounds this lovingly cared for Pueblo style adobe home in Upper Colonias. Sunny and warm 3 bedrooms and 2 baths has spacious living room, dining area and kitchen that is perfect for entertaining. Saltillo tile floors, kiva fireplace, skylights, smooth plaster, vigas, latillas, smooth plaster, skylights and nichos, among the many southwest flavors. Adobe courtyards to east and west and a fenced-in dog area. In floor hot water radiant heat is natural gas. Attached 2 car garage with vigas. Great location and great price in this well maintained home. MLS 96853 $429,000

Water, water everywhere! Views, views and more views, fronting on San Cristobal Creek, 8.86 acre pasture land with water rights, and 2 spring fed ponds. Main house is 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath 2 story. Also a guesthouse, secluded writer’s studio, detached garage and barn. Charming home with wood floors, vaulted ceilings with beams and gourmet kitchen, lush landscaped patios and deck, and a lily pond. You can be a farmer, a poet or a lollygagger. Bring the kids, bring the animals, enjoy the country life and yet oh so close to town. MLS #98509 $650,000

UPPER COLONIAS

SOUTHWEST SPLENDOR

Sophisticated Santa Fe Contemporary style in this Upper Colonias home on 1.4 acres with terrific Taos Mountain views. This 3 bedroom 2 bath house features recently remodeled baths, an office with outside entrance, yoga/exercise room with southern exposure and library with custom bookshelves. The 19’ ceiling in the spacious living room, with kiva has a wood ceiling with modern , light wooden beams and large sliding door opening to one of three patios. Each room has a sliding glass door opening on to a patio. Mechanical system totally upgraded with new furnace and on demand water heater. Hook up for hot tub, recreational vehicle, 2 car detached garage has room for your Ferrari and your Maserati, frontage on Arroyo Seco stream and quiet setting at the end of the road makes this property a relaxed oasis in a green zone. Home is energy efficient with new heating systems and acrylic roof, which adds to insulating qualities. Security system installed. MLS 96763 $565,000

Protected views galore from this 3 BR/3BA pumice home bordering Pueblo land on two sides. Lots of custom touches such as Peter Barlowe custom carved doors, 2 kiva fireplaces built and signed by renowned kiva artist Carmen Velarde, a functional horno and a large outside grill on a generously sized brick patio. There is a covered breezeway between the house and garage which has a built in workbench and RV power hookup. Brand new roof with a 5 year warranty and newly updated septic. There is an upstairs master suite addition with infrastructure for a kitchenette. Convenient location between town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. MLS #98553 $469,000

WHERE BIRDS SOAR

STUNNING ARTISTS’ HOME

This stunning 2880 square foot Madera Builders home is situated on a Blueberry Hill Peninsula overlooking a valley to the west and Taos Mountain to the east, Jemez mountains to the south. The gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line Viking appliances, Colorado sandstone countertops and alder wood cabinetry are the focal point of the house. The living room and kitchen open out onto a large 870 sq ft covered portal with a handsome kiva fireplace perfect for dining outdoors or just watching the ravens and raptors soar over the valley below. The spacious master suite includes a kiva fireplace, walk in closet with separate dressing spaces and a gorgeous tiled bath with double sinks and a soaking tub surrounded by windows. This custom home was built in 2005 with many graceful finishes. MLS # 98735 $765,000

Unbeatable 360 views! This gracious home is a perfectly executed combination of historic style and contemporary finishes. Designed by renowned architect, Robert Parker, this property consists of a 3252 sq. ft. 3 BR/2.5 BA main house with two studios and a 556 sq ft guest house on a bluff with 7.5 acres surrounded by manicured and natural landscapes and expansive outdoor spaces. There is a spacious deck off of the living room that faces Taos Valley and overlooks the verdant valley and acequia below with side views of Taos Mountain. The main house plan is organized along a linear axis with its galleria and linked interior spaces. The sleek state of the art kitchen has a wall of windows facing the mountains, Caesarstone countertops, top of the line appliances, a separate bar sink, and gorgeous Bulthaup German cabinets. The dining room, living room and master suite have 125 year old vigas reclaimed from historic structures. There is a deep well tapped into an aquifer, the best views in Taos and splendid touches and finishes too numerous to mention. MLS #98736 $1,650,000

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PROTECT YOUR HOME AND DISCOVER WHY SO MANY NEW MEXICANS TRUST THEIR HOMES TO WANDA LUCERO

Welcome from the Taos County Chamber of Commerce ¡Bienvenidos! The Taos community provides opportunities for all types of housing large and small! This issue focusing on small housing options suits many in Taos who have elected to down-size their living environment and up-size their lives. Living large in small spaces allows us to live well supported by our high desert mesa with our needs abundantly met. This year the Chamber is hosting our fall event, “Sabor, A Taste of Taos” on Sunday afternoon, October 9, join us on Historic Taos Plaza for tastes from our local restaurants, wineries and breweries. The Photo by Katharine Egli Taos County Chamber of Commerce invites you into the Enchanted Circle through the pages of this magazine and around the 87-mile loop that encompasses our communities of Questa, Red River, Eagle Nest, Angel Fire, Taos, Taos Pueblo and the Taos Ski Valley to see beautiful views of the mountains in the beautiful colors of autumn. The members of the Taos County Chamber of Commerce include our local shops, banks, service providers, hotels, B & B’s, restaurants, galleries and museums, medical and legal professionals, town and county employees and individuals who all work together to “Keep Taos Local”. The Chamber supports these efforts with our “Keep Taos Local, put your money where your heart is! campaign that encompasses and expands on the national efforts to be mindful of your small, independent businesses. Please visit our stores, galleries, restaurants, museums to ensure this unique community is here for generations to come! The Taos County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to creating a community of possibilities and opportunities for those new to Taos and lifelong Taoseños. Our slogan of “Taos County Chamber of Commerce Makes Business Better” is guiding our efforts to include all businesses and individuals in an enhanced life in Taos County. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Please visit our website at www.taoschamber.com for member events and current information.

Wanda Lucero 211 Kit Carson Road 575-737-5433 wandalucero.com

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Live Taos . . . . . Now!

Seasons change….so do your real estate needs! We recognize the importance of changes in your lifestyle, so when it is time to buy or sell, call us.

“Pairings w/Beth & Meg”

Gracious living in the Stakeout Area Foothills A luscious French Rose, please! This elegant 2405 sq.ft. 2B/2.5B custom home sits on 3 acres overlooking Taos Valley. The Great Room, with vaulted ceilings, combines a spacious, modern kitchen, dining and living areas that open onto a deep portal with a landscaped courtyard for your indoor/outdoor enjoyment. 2 bedroom suites, private walled patio, 4 fireplaces, 2 car garage, established Pinon and Juniper trees, and of course, stellar views to the valley and beyond. Available for showings September 16. Owner/Broker, Offered @ $535,000.

This contemporary, light filled Prairie House is a blend of traditional form and modern function. The lines of the home reflect the subtle rolling landscape of the mesa and take advantage of unobstructed views in all directions. 2B/2½B, 4 car attached heated garage, chef ’s kitchen, gracious dining room open to a walled patio w/an outdoor fireplace, a bright living room, media room/office w/built in shelving and soft mud walls, spa w/ pool and sauna. A terrific value at $599,000, MLS #98435

La Vida Dulce. We think a Sauterne is the perfect pairing with this property. This wine is smooth, creamy and SWEET like the essence of this 1B/1B casita on an intown lot zoned to accommodate another building… studio, workshop or another home?? Utilities include well share, town sewer, natural gas, electric and telephone. A refreshingly delicious property. Dessert is Served! Offered at $199,000, MLS #98240

LAND LISTINGS In Town- Desirable in-town .26 lot surrounded by a stucco wall on a quiet street, in walking distance to the Plaza. There is a well on the property to be used for landscaping purposes only, AND water rights. Town services and utilities at the lot. Offered @ $175,000 MLS #98622 In- Town- Big, buildable .91 ac in- town view lot in an established neighborhood on a paved street with utilities at the lot or very nearby. Zoned R-4. Convenient to shopping, hospital and schools. Offered @ $165,000 MLS #92430 Hospital Area- This convenient 1 acre lot in the Hospital area has beautiful, open views, a level building site with town water, natural gas, electric and telephone at the lot or near by. Far enough from the maddening crowd, but close enough to enjoy the show! Offered @ $95,000 MLS #98353 Arroyo Seco-Wide open spaces and views to match! 3 acres with water rights, utilities at the lot and reasonable restrictive covenants, make an easy and convenient parcel to build your dream house. Located between town and the ski valley. Offered @ $315,000 MLS #98592 Stakeout Area- Oh, what a SITE. This prime 2.91 acre parcel looks out over Taos Valley, the Rio Grande Gorge and over to San Antonio Mountain. Mature Pinon and Junipers provide privacy and sanctuary. The topography varies from level to gentle slope to a few steep sections, allowing for easy and interesting buiding sites. Some road work has been done. This is an area where the deer and the elk roam! Offered @ $110,000 MLS #97073 Taos Canyon - Private ridge top acreage. Big Views, Big Trees, Big Sky and Wildlife. Perfect for off-grid living. Property could be split with County approval. 22.91 acres offered @ $139,000 MLS#94927 Tune Drive- 5 acres of gently rolling land convenient to the Manby Hot Springs, town, the ski valley and lands west. Maintained private road. Restrictions allow this lot to be split into 2– 2 1/2 acre parcels. Enjoy wide open vistas from sun up to sun down. Offered @ $110,000 MLS #96110 Carson -Peaceful, private and large parcel without restrictions. 71.5 acre parcel with gentle variations of topography. Spectacular 360 degree views of wide open spaces with beautiful blue, sunny skies and starry skies at night. Arroyo Aquaje de la Petaca runs through the property and power is nearby. Offered at $67,950 MLS #93259 West Gorge Bridge Area- 19.9 rolling acres in a sea of sagebrush with big open views. This lot is within the self sustaining Cielito Azul Subdivision with well maintained gravel roads and only 30 minutes from town. Time to be Green?? Offered @ $20,000 MLS #96102

Beth Pittman & Meg Scherrer

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575 770-2786 Linda Valaika, Associate Broker Linda Valaika, Associate Broker

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COLORFUL ADOBE HOME WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS. Authentic adobe home with a floor plan true to its historic architecture onADOBE 2 private acres. TwoWITH bedrooms 2 baths. Large wood COLORFUL HOME MOUNTAIN VIEWS. stove in grand hallway kivaafireplace in living room. Radiant Authentic adobe homeandwith floor plan true to its  historic heat in the bedrooms. Vigas latillas throughout as well brick architecture on 2 private acres.and Two bedrooms 2 baths. Largeaswood paver flooring. with the perfectroom. shadeRadiant of Taos stove in grand  Adobe hallwaywall andadorned kiva fireplace in living Blue A generousVigas courtyard of flagstone. Property has a heat ingates. the bedrooms. and latillas throughout as wellalso as brick detached 2 car  Adobe carport.wall  1820 squarewith feetthe of peace quiet with paver flooring. adorned perfectand shade of Taos spectacular  Coolof adobe in the Property summer and Blue gates. mountain A generousviews. courtyard flagstone. alsowarm has a 98638  Asking adobe in the winter.  MLS detached 2 car carport.  1820 square feet of$349,900 peace and quiet with spectacular mountain views.  Cool adobe in the summer and warm MLSTOWN 98638  Asking $349,900 adobe winter.  IN 2.92in the ACRES

2.92 ACRES IN TOWN

GREAT LOCATION with mountain views located in town, with utilities at the lot line and water rights. Year round access off paved road. The with property is completely GREAT LOCATION mountain views fenced locatedand in can bewith subdivided parcels: Twowater 1 acre parcels one town, utilitiesinto at the3 lot line and rights. Yearand round  Asking $174,900 parcel of .92 acres.  MLS access off paved road. The97098 property is completely fenced and can be subdivided into 3 parcels: Two 1 acre parcels and one parcel of .92 acres.  MLS 97098  Asking $174,900

VERY COMFORTABLE and clean end unit which dead ends at the river. This unit has expansive views in all directions. The river isVERY just aCOMFORTABLE few steps from your and frontclean door.end The lower unitdead is aends studio unit which at with a fireplace andhas a bathroom. The upper unit has 2 bedrooms the river. This unit expansive views in all directions.  The river and 2 baths plus a sleeping loft, full kitchen, dining area, and is just a few steps from your front door. The lower unit is a studio living withandfireplace. Townhouse sleeps 12.  There is also with a room fireplace a bathroom. The upper unit has 2 bedrooms aand deck outside thea dining riverarea, and and has 2 baths plus sleepingarea loft,that fulloverlooks kitchen, the dining mountain is an end unit that includes large parking living roomviews. withThis fireplace. Townhouse sleeps 12.a There is also area andoutside adjacent ac lotarea withthat riveroverlooks frontage.the Fully Furnished. a deck the.15 dining river and has  Asking $238,900 Close to fishing,  MLS 98661 mountain views.hiking, This is skiing. an end unit that includes a large parking area and adjacent .15 ac lot with river frontage. Fully Furnished. Close to fishing, hiking, skiing.  MLS 98661  Asking $238,900 CANON CONDO

CANON CONDO

SELLER EXTREMELY MOTIVATED!! Beautiful custom 2 bdrm condo with foothill views and cool Canon breezes. living areasMOTIVATED!! with 2 kiva fireplaces, vigas SELLERSeparate EXTREMELY Beautiful in the ceilings, flooring, radiantviews heat. and Make custom 2 bdrm tile condo with foothill coolyourself Canon at home Separate in the oversized Master withfireplaces, kiva fireplace, breezes. living areas withSuite 2 kiva vigas jetted and radiant private courtyard thatyourself opens in the bathtub ceilings, for tiletwo,  flooring, heat.  Make out to rolling with prairie Upstairs bdrm & at home in thehills oversized Mastergrasses. Suite with kiva fireplace, bath Artist’s spaceprivate and plenty of natural light.  jettedwith bathtub forstudio two,  and courtyard that opens MLS  94302  Asking $169,000 out to rolling hills with prairie grasses. Upstairs bdrm & bath with Artist’s studio space and plenty of natural light.  MLS  94302  Asking $169,000

1283 MESA VISTA Sweet, comfortable, efficient adobe home with studio casita in a good location convenient to both town and the Ski Valley Road. VISTA The main house has a largeefficient masteradobe bedroom 1283 MESA Sweet, comfortable, homewith witha kiva attached sunroom.  There an additional bonus studiofireplace casita inand a good location convenient to isboth town and the Ski room small bedroom).  open livingbedroom room, kitchen Valley(office Road. orThe main house hasThe a large master with a area has lots of light with south facing windows for excellent solar kiva fireplace and attached sunroom.  There is an additional bonus gain kiva bedroom).  fireplace.  The 390 sqkitchen ft and roomalong (officewith or asmall Thestudio open casita livingisroom, has rentalwith history.  is private with fencing areaan hasexcellent lots of light south The facinghome windows for excellent solar and adobe enclosing the yard/garden gain an along withwalla kiva fireplace.  The studio area casitawhich is 390hassqmature ft and $279,000 fruit, and juniper trees. . MLS has anpinon excellent rental history.  The97973 home Asking is private with fencing and an adobe wall enclosing the yard/garden area which has mature fruit, pinonLISTING and juniper trees. . MLS 97973 Asking $279,000 NEW

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HISTORIC DISTRICT LOCATION. Cozy condo ideal location, walking distance to restaurants, shops, galleries and the  Cozy park. HISTORIC DISTRICT LOCATION. 99042, Asking Furnishings condo ideal included.  location,MLS walking distance to $100,000 restaurants, shops, galleries and the park. Furnishings included.  MLS 99042, Asking $100,000

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CASA DE LUZ Radiant space of light and movement from every perspective in this custom designed 3 bed/2.5 bath home plus guesthouse, by renowned architect Bill Hoffman with inspiring mountain views from every room. Orchard, gardens & over 100 trees on secluded 3.87 verdant acres, only minutes to Taos Plaza. MLS #98837 $2,297,000 http://taosnewmexico.com/casa-de-luz/

HISTORIC DISTRICT Rare downtown Taos, mixeduse investment opportunity. Beautifully restored building, located just a few blocks north of Taos Plaza directly across from Taos Art Museum/Fechin House, in the heart of the downtown historic and tourism retail sector. Currently operating as an art gallery, this property offers investors a variety of opportunities. MLS #98202 $850,000

3 ACRES WEIMER FOOTHILLS Knockout of a home with unbeatable views! 3 Bed/2.5 Bath impeccably constructed & maintained home on 3 very private acres, in the midst of forested Weimer Foothills.  Amenities include gourmet kitchen, 2 fireplaces, luxury baths, lot of built-ins, heated outside studio and superb outdoor living spaces. MLS #97947 $699,000

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HISTORIC RANCHOS PLAZA Invest in our community’s historic past and vibrant future. This mixed use property, aside from 9 apartments, can also offer gallery or live/ work possibilities. This property is adjacent to 8 St. Francis Dr. (Ranchos Post Office street), that is separately on the market. Both properties combined would add a new element of potential. MLS #99005 $577,000

COSTILLA RIVER FRONTAGE Spacious and recently remodeled 3375 sq ft home with 4 bed/4 bath on 11.97 acres in the pristine & stunningly beautiful Amalia Valley. 3 acequias for irrigation and approx 1200 ft river frontage with excellent trout fishing. Just down the road from Valle Vidal. MLS #97749 $450,000

MIRANDA CANYON Territorial style 2000 sq ft 4 bed/3 bath home in a charmed  secluded setting. Bordering Pueblo land, the 2.29 acres are lush & farm friendly, with a year round stream and great Taos Valley and mountain views. Includes, garage, greenhouse, 1000 gallon underground cistern and treehouse!!! taosdreamhouse@squarespace.com. MLS 98581 $429,000

LOVELY & SPACIOUS 4 bed/2.5 bath home in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Taos, close to schools, shopping & movie theater. Well-maintained 1880 sq ft split floor plan home w/ 2 car garage on a sizable .25 acre lot. Features include wood flooring, vigas, radiant floor heat fenced back yard. MLS #97911 $399,000

RIO EMBUDO FRONTAGE. Magical 7.3 acre property in the quaint village of Dixon with almost 1,000’ frontage on the sparkling Embudo River. The 2000+ sq. ft. 3 bed/1 bath home is very livable but in need of some TLC.  This former orchard has huge acequias to keep the land irrigated. MLS#97580  $397,000

VILLAS DE SUENOS 2 bed/2 bath 1225 sq ft condo located in a park-like setting on Dolan St. Quality adobe construction with open floor plan & upscale finishes that include granite counter tops, fine cabinetry, high ceilings with vigas, “diamond finish” plaster, in-floor radiant heat, skylights & Kiva style fireplace. Short term rental with great income history. MLS #98052 $314,000

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Adorable adobe house & studio guesthouse within walking distance to Taos Plaza and all the wonderful shops, Come see why Dos Arroyos is one of the most desired subdivisions in restaurants, and galleries town hasis to offer!inThis 2 bedroom/1 Taos. This quiet & private community located an excellent location bath toadobe main Hospital, house isthe813 sq of ft.Taos Living room &National updated close Holy Cross Town & Carson kitchen are large and give ample space for a couple or small Forest trails for hiking & biking. Paved roads, Town Water & Sewer and family. The converted sweet too!! It’s&adesirable studio with all utilities at lot make thisGH oneisofsuper the most reasonable lots in the Weimer area. a beautiful upgraded kitchen, washer dryer & sweet bathroom 0.17 Acres, covers: Snow Removal, Maintenance of 3 aCommon along withHOA a tucked-in sleeping space. Outside has lovely Areas as well as grass, maintenance a pumping station from homes from backyard with raisedofbeds for your vegetable plants & the end of the subdivision. nice patio areas for relaxing and entertaining. Beautiful lush trees#surround MLS 96821 the property. Shed is included. $65,000 MLS#98803 $249,000

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Top of the World...Situated in the heart of El Salto this 5bed/3bath plus office & wine rm is the perfect family retreat. You will be mesmerized by thebuildings sound offor thesale stream, views of the has mountains Three freestanding in thisthe great location a variety the quietness this neighborhood! The top thewith ofand options. Currently of Adventure Ski Shop occupies thefloor frontholds building the 2 buildings situated thisopen property. property MSother & office. The main floorbehind with an floor The planmiddle includes the is rented office spacekitchen & the 3,600 sq ftdining buildingrm. is back is the Taosall living for room, cook’s & large These rooms Hunting Storeflooring & Archery facility. Put yourtobusiness in one or more have maple & large windows capture the natural lightand & rent the remainder to income tenants. Buildings & landscaping are both incredible views. The wrap around deck and balcony off the kitchen well maintained. Plenty of parking. allows for easy entertaining. Property is beautifully landscaped with 0.62 acres drip irrigation, running stream along border and private pond. 2 Car Lease Type: Month to Month Garage, 2,979 Sq ft all on 2.94 acres. Call us today! MLS##98526 $799,000 MLS 96820 $575,000

Sweet lot bordering the Taos Pueblo lands which are to the west. Easy access in and out and ready to build. Views are a given but these longwith andmany spectacular in alltodirections. Commercial lot onare thereally highway opportunities create the future. Feet ofSeco, highway just south of the A quickOver ride100 to Arroyo andfrontage 20 minutes will get youComfort to TSVInn with utilities, including water & sewer line. Easy accessa or theallTown of Taos limits. Comes withtoathe welllotshare too! Worth makes thisfor parcel desirable for all info. kinds of uses. Excellent visibility and look. Call directions or more attractive pricing makes this worth a look. Call us for more details. MLS # 98478 $199,500

Located within a short walk to the plaza this lovely 6 room Inn also has a generous owners apartment on the second floor which anyone could serve asbeautiful an additional The Inn hason Choose of these lots andincome design unit. your dream house Blueberry Hill. maintain over the years and could easily be turned been lovingly back into private residence. Each room has a private bath and MLS Vista or Rd shared (1 ac) outdoor $69,000 most# 87522 have B-3 use Piedra of private courtyards and MLS # 87521 B-4 Piedra Vista Rd ( 1 ac) $69,000 sitting areas. Some have fireplaces too. The common areas MLS # 87527 B-5 Piedra Vista Rd (1 ac) $79,000 include a sumptuous living room(1.25 withac) fireplace, a large dining MLS # 94181 Chamisa Vista $85,000 room, outdoor seating areas and shaded courtyards to enjoy the downtime. MLS # 97687 (Commercial) & MLS # 97817 (Residential) Shared Well & Utilities at or near lots $995,000

Sweet custom built home in the best of BB Hill neighborhoods. This well main 2beds/2baths, house features thick walls, ceilings, and done also double has a large library withoversized custom bookshelves a wonderful great room with area vigaswith andarchways latillas, looking and anintoadobe large view windows. Nice entry large fireplace. A country main living space and withthe Living/Dining; all open.kitchen Views overlooks look to andthe frame Taos Mountain tall cabinets, lots ofmaster windows breakfast nook. The master entire range. Large Suiteand withabath and large closets. Lots of light throughout and patios frontclaw & back. on 2.2 acclosets, overlooking large has an in suite bath with footAll tub,sitsgenerous French open and is Not well enough built. Many custom touches doorsspace. and aFeels smallspacious privacy patio. room, try the 1700 including archways, plan,bedroom, inlay slateupstairs finishes,loft, splitcozy cedarliving ceilings, sf guesthouse withlighting sun filled and This home withAll delight! roomskylights. and a sweet kitchen. improvements are on 1.34 acres

205 Ranchitos Rd, Taos

MLS # 96846

$149,000

Rare Find...A super sweet and upgrade 2BD/2BA condo on the second floor of the Placitas Real Condos is now available. Right

This beautifully constructed territorial home, with 1,997 sq ft, is in in the middle of town unit has and large1.5rooms, a immaculate condition! Withthis 3 bedrooms baths itlots hasofalllight, that you kivaProperty fireplaceis private, and a covered overlooking spacious need. 3.12 acresportal of forested land withthe mountain common lawnfloor area.plan, Theconnecting Owner hasthereplaced all the appliances, views. The open dining, kitchen and living space lendsnew itselfcarpet to great also spill out installed andfamily evenentertaining. painted! It isGuests classiccan move-in ready onto the outside patios and walled courtyards. floor heat, new condition. Walk to everything, enjoy the Radiant open space, morning wood stove, wall us all add to theaenergy Tasteful coffee on plus the trombe deck! Call to have look. efficiency. Sq Ft: 950 HOA: landscaping & large trees throughout the property adds to the serenity of $760/qtr. Includes: Cable, Heat, Trash & Water. the home. 2 Car-Carport and outside storage shed.

MLS # 98940

$209,000

MLS# 97060

$425,000

Time to build

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Weimer beauty abounds from this sweet spot up close to the Lovely & well maintained 2 bed/2.5 bathrooms adobe style Located private&community of the Huggett Estatehouse is a stunning foothills views all directions. Lovingly maintained over home nearwithin TaostheYouth Family Center. This sweet This with luxury unit isinfurnished for comfort, warmth and style by the a very 5.39 acre parcelmaster ready for yourplus dream hacienda. Wonder kitchen, through these years thisonhome will surprise. suncare splashed mornings in hands management team Enjoy that takes of all the details. Located features; 2 large suites a half bath, upscale well maintained country this site and theoutdoor end of aspaces. cul-du-sac, for the slope sunroom/den area the justday off care the kitchen startCheck your out day,ourorfees anda wonderful side just below center attoTSV. family roomroads alongtowith beautiful the rental of this unit and compare. You willgardens. not be disappointed. maximum privacy. Walk through a pinehas and plenty juniper forest onto large breakfast on history the deck overlooking the landscaped The The well designed cooks kitchen of cabinets, is turnkey withenclosed great amenities, sweet views wall and income open areas the entire Taos Valley.counter Visits to the rearUnit yard is entirely by a high privacy creatingwhen a you storage, alongwith w/sweeping stainlessvistas steelofappliances & ample are not retreat visiting yourself. Unit comes fullywith furnished. 1,000 ft. with 2 wonderful environment complete hot tub. Thesq home quaintThe village of Arroyo Seco for into morning coffee, lunch or dinner, are just space. kitchen flows nicely the dining/living room 2 Baths, 25”area, cathedral ceilings, 2river rock3(gas) fireplace, traver- minutes away. Call us to see why this is unique and not for theand alsoBdrms has a &formal living 2 bedrooms, baths, kiva fireplacfaint of continues into the back patio. Additional features throughout marble, Jacuzzi European showerfamily panels, open concept living. 3 es, tine open kitchen, andtub, best, a spacious entertainment/ Property wiredfloor for high internetand and 10’ electricity. house....radiant heat,speed tile floors ceiling with separate entrances for more rental potential. On site washer & dryer, hot theheart. game room, with covered portal, great for family barbecues. tub, storage, parking. vigas & a large kiva fireplace. Come see why this home will delight you and provide a respite MLS # 95984 $579,000 MLS# 92014 $299,900 MLS#98929 $249,000 from your busy world. MLS # 98256 $375,000

2.07 ac of WOW! beautiful Des montes

Investment opportunity trail Padilla

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Tucked into the Ranchos Valley is a treasure to be found. Step Top of the World...Situated in the heart of El Salto this 5bed/3bath plus onto an oasis of fruit trees, verdant fields, and the meeting of office & wine rm is the perfect family retreat. You will be mesmerized by two rivers, the Rio andmountains the Littleand Riothe Grande. theflowing sound of the stream, the Chiquito views of the quietness of You municipal water addition a 200’ plusThe irrigation thishave neighborhood! The topinfloor holdstothe MS &well, office. main floor rights. The upstairs is aincludes dedicated S loft withcook’s a fullkitchen bath, and with an open floor plan the M living room, & large These rooms all have flooring & large windows to a dining privaterm.Trex deck. Across themaple flagstone patio, is the Guest capture with the natural & incredible views. The wrap around Quarters a bathlight & heated floors. Attached is the 1,200deck sq. and the kitchen allows car for easy entertaining. Property is beautifulft.balcony heated,off studio/workshop/3 garage with recessed lighting, ly landscaped with drip irrigation, running stream along border and fullprivate utilities and 10’ ceilings. Bonuses include: an underground pond. 2 Car Garage, 2,979 Sq ft all on 2.94 acres. Call us today! root cellar,97093 a barn with 2 horse stables, 2 flagstone patios one MLS# $879,000 with a built in fire pit. Wonderfully unique in many ways. MLS # 98792 $725,000

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Flowing Waters

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Wow beautiful 2+ acres AND a well share! This parcel is easy to access from 2 roads and is ready for your new hacienda. Located off Hwy 230, close to the lovely town of Arroyo Seco & the Awesome views of Taos Mountain, the entire range to the north, world famous Taos Ski Valley, this stunning parcel is worth taking a andlook. town and peaks to the south. Callofus details This sitethe hasPicuris beautiful & unobstructed views thefor Sangre de or Cristo a plat.Mountains. Plenty of options and no restrictions make this a nice MLS # 98472parcel. Property irrigated for agricultural NOW $57,500 investment use, horses or farm

Excellent HWY visibility is the first best attribute of this really great commercial building, just across from This little gem will surprise you. Well maintained inside and out this well Albertson’s shopping center. The 1.34 acre parcel is huge constructed little abode is move-in ready. Set in a quiet spot the house and will accommodate just about any commercial use with sits off to one side of a large beautiful green field. Lots of room for over 150 ft of HWY frontage and access to Calvary Rd too. another dwelling or a big agricultural greenhouse. The home has a The building hosts an open reception area, a large glass fireplace and large windows in the living area, a country kitchen with environment. A really sweet piece and access couldn’t be easier! Build conference room, 5 private offices, kitchen area, staging/ open area, recently plastered walls, wood floors and bedroom with your dream home & barn for your horses! Call John for more information fax area, and a large storage/work room. Spacious, with shared bath. Mud room too. There are 1400 sf of out buildings that & to view this truly spectacular land in Des Montes. abundant natural light throughout. This would make a great needs a little love...but could be usable. This is worth a look. Call us for work space for just about any professional or retail user. a tour. MLS # 96479 1.38 ac $99,000 MLS # 98165 $499,000 MLS # 95220 2.77 ac $199,000 MLS # 96764 $195,000

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LUXURIOUS CONDO’s at the ST. MORITZ!

WORLD CLASS LOCATION just 2 minutes from the slopes; maybe even closer. Quality Construction, Beautiful Architecture, Scenic Views, AND LOW HOA DUES make this project very attractive.  All Units feature  Granite Counters, Kitchen Aid Stainless Appliances, Patio’s & Balconies, & Gas Fireplaces. Take advantage of locker room on ground floor and your own ski closet!  These condo’s are the best value in Taos Ski Valley!

MLS# 91263 .......Unit 101 .........$399,000 ............1BR MLS# 91264 .......Unit 102 .........$399,000 ............1BR MLS# 91268 .......Unit 302 .........$499,900 ............2BR MLS# 91270 .......Unit 402 .........$439,000 ............1BR

EDELWEISS LODGE AND SPA TAOS SKI VALLEY’S PREMIER SKI-IN/SKI-OUT CONDOMINIUMS

Only one luxurious 2BR Unit is available. Turnkey with great rental history and on-site management. Property amenities: spa, exercise room, hot tub, dry sauna, boot lockers with dryers, owner storage, underground parking, game room, and café, bar, and restaurant. Solid HOA with healthy capital reserve.

MLS# 93775...Unit 409...$595,000...2BR/2BA MLS #98955, 3 BR 3 BA $1,050,000.

LOTS IN TAOS SKI VALLEY MLS # 95878...$325,000................ .90 acres MLS # 95643...$279,000............... 1.14 acres MLS # 95644...$299,000................1.20 acres MLS # 92137...$159,000................ .76 acre MLS # 92139...$159,000................ .77 acre MLS # 92140...$199,000................ 1.8 acres MLS # 92135...$ 99,000................ .46 acre

WELL BUILT MOUNTAIN HOME

Step out the door of this world-class vacation home into an Alpine paradise offering year-round recreation. Hiking trails beckon and legendary Taos Ski Valley is just a mile up the road. This magical three-story residence has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath on the second floor as well as an open kitchen/ living room and a huge master suite with bath on the top floor, both with decks. The first floor is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully equipped rental or guest quarters or would make a great office or studio. Both the main house and rental radiate warmth and western charm with a wood stove upstairs and a gas log stove downstairs. Ski, hike, fish or bask in the sun on the deck with a good book. After a full day of adventure, soak in the hot tub under the stars with the aspens rustling in the background or the moonlight bouncing off the mountain snow.  DirecTV, satellite internet and a new way of life. MLS # 97944 ......... $699,000......... 5BR / 3BA

SNOW BEAR CONDOMINIUMS

Upscale SKI IN - SKI OUT Condominium in TAOS SKI VALLEY.  Featuring a Modern but Rustic Decor stimulated with OUTSTANDING VIEWS. This unit features a living/ bedroom combination and an additional separate bedroom. LOW HOA DUES that Includes a hot tub, parking and shuttle.  Established Rental Program already in place.  Check out prices of other ski in-ski out condo’s and see our VALUE!

MLS # 98025...........$199,000.........2BR/2BA MLS # 92014..............$299,000...........2BR/2BA SOLD! ION

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Elegant ski-in/ski-out condominiums, steps from the slopes. Granite countertops, stone tile floors, travertine tiles in bath, gas log fireplaces. First class amenities include ski-valet, hot tub/sauna, locker/exercise and massage room, restaurant, bar and package/convenience/deli store. On site management company with a proven record and aggressive promotion make these condos convenient and a great investment.

MLS# 89887...Unit 309....$449,000....2BR/2BA MLS# 92781...Unit 406....$549,000....3BR/3BA MLS# 89854...Unit 402....$549,000....3BR/3BA MLS# 97617...Unit 305....$349,000....1BR/1BA

ELEGANT HOME IN TAOS

Upscale SKI IN SKI OUT Condo! Great Views of the RIVER & SLOPES. River sound is magical. Great floor plan, Affordable dues, Brand NEW Roof, Jacuzzi Bath Tub, Wood Stove, Steam Shower, COVERED PARKING! Good rental history.

Upscale Remodeled home that is literally, JUST LIKE BRAND NEW! Comes with a FULL 1 Year Warranty!! Taos Mountain Builders, has replaced EVERYTHING in an EXTENSIVE Remodel! All plumbing, electrical, mechanical, fixtures, roof, windows, etc., are NEW! Featuring; Granite Counter Tops, Stainless , Whirlpool, Appliances, Custom Carpentry & Much Much More!

MLS # 97126 ........ $479,000......... 2BR & 2BA

MLS # 97900 .. $390,000 ... $369,000 ... 3BR / 2BA

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Exquisite Horse Property in Talpa

Historic Ranchos de Taos Property

5BR/3.5BA/3200sf two-story territorial with attached heated garage built on 2000 on 7.13 acres with smokehouse, workshop, horse facilities, and more. River frontage, covered porches.

Originally part of the Ranchos Trading Post, this 3977sf one-of-a-kind property is now a home and gallery, a live-work space with virtually unlimited possibilities for the creative entrepreneurial spirit.

MLS 98897

MLS 98793

$695,000

Magnificent View from Arroyo Seco Adobe

$765,000

Stately Historic Compound in Arroyo Seco

Wake up to this view from this 2BR/1BA/1278sf home (with 1BR/1BA casita) on 8.29 fenced and cross-fenced irrigated acres surrounded by majestic mountains. Priced below appraisal!

7BR/7BA & 7780 square feet comprising a 3037sf adobe main house, four adobe casitas totaling 3878sf plus studio apartment. Sculpture garden with artesian spring, year-round stream, 2.34 acres.

MLS 98503

MLS 97824

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Blueberry Hill

Town of Taos

Town of Taos

3BR/2BA/1933sf adobe home on 1.017 ridgetop acres with attached one-car garage. Flagstone floors, viga ceilings, gated back patio, fantastic views, five minutes to historic Taos Plaza.

2BR/3BA/2300sf adobe built circa 1920, remodeled 2006, on 0.45 acres in the Taos Historic District. Rich in character & style. Outer courtyard & four interior courtyards.

3BR/2BA/1750sf home of block construction on 0.17 acres in the historic district’s Sierra Vista neighborhood. Charming mid-century construction, super location. Walk to Plaza!

MLS 98232

MLS 96952

MLS 98199

$350,000

$495,000

$295,000

Arroyo Hondo

Vista Linda

Vegas de Taos

Very affordable 3BR/2BA/1232sf manufactured home on 0.36 acres with oversized two-car garage and a big covered porch. New carpet and fresh interior paint in 2015. Great starter!

Beautifully landscaped front & back courtyards with more than 1000sf of patio space, two water features, & an outdoor kiva fireplace invite you into this 2BR/2BA/1602sf home set on 1.27 acres.

4BR/2BA/1774sf main house with 1BR/1BA/1000sf guesthouse & detached 2-car garage on 0.55 in-town acres. Xeriscaping, fenced backyard, abundant outdoor living areas.

MLS 98877

MLS 98621

MLS 98713

$93,000

$415,000

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Des Montes

Quail Ridge

2BR/2BA/2054sf home on 0.987 acres w/ a truly GREAT great room, workroom-studio, beautiful focal-point fireplace, & upscale finishes & fixtures. Ultra-convenient to medical services & town.

3BR/2BA/2500sf home w/ attached one-car garage, professional soundproof music studio (could be workshop or artist’s studio), and 490sf detached guesthouse, all sited on 1.1 acres. Views!

Compact & efficient 1BR/1BA/525sf condo, new appliances, plantation shutters, refinished kitchen cabinets, wood-burning fireplace, & custom-built walled private deck. Dive in to the pool!

MLS 98476

MLS 98738

MLS 98858

$350,000

$558,000

$93,000

Los Cordovas

Stylish Vegas de Taos Home

Upper Colonias

4BR/4BA/2952sf split-level home with attached 2-car garage on 2 acres with water rights. Stunning free-standing fireplace with copper hood, two master suites, landscaping, views.

3BR/2BA/1866sf pumice home on 0.33 acres in popular intown subdivision. Sunny entryway, huge great room, large yard, oversized attached two-car garage

3BR/2BA/2100sf adobe on 1.17 acres with front & back courtyards, attached 2-car garage with extra studio/office space, upscale fixtures & finishes. Great views.

MLS 98714

MLS 98215

MLS 97950

$469,000

$370,000

$498,500

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CASA DE LOS COLORES – This Blueberry Hill home takes its name from the brightly colored tiled courtyard designed by nationally renowned ceramic artist, Shel Neymark. The front courtyard and the corresponding back patio and portal with pergola and hot tub area provide landscaped outdoor living rooms perfect for relaxing or entertaining and the views of the mountains are spectacular! The extra spacious and gracious living room with lovely fireplace brings the views inside. Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and room for several chefs has an adjoining sitting area for family and friends to gather. Oversized private master suite with kiva fireplace and three additional bedrooms with two baths complete the floor plan. This is definitely your dream house with easy access to town and Taos Ski Valley as the perfect vacation home or full time residence! MLS#98677 $895,000 CALL JUDY BUCK

NAVIGATING COMPLEX ECONOMIC TIMES

ELEGANT IN-TOWN CONDOMINIUM – Almost brand new, upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with all the perfect Southwest touches. The two walled patios and portal have been professionally designed to provide a serene, relaxing addition to the living space with mountain views and easy maintenance.  The kitchen provides an excellent gourmet workspace with sandstone countertops and top of the line stainless appliances.  All the closets have been custom designed to make maximum use of the space.  Spacious owners/storage closet in the garage. The perfect in-town gem for a full time resident or as a vacation getaway home! MLS #98969 $355,000 CALL JUDY BUCK

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Absolutely beautiful home in a prime location of downtown Taos. House is on quiet street an easy walk to galleries, plaza, park and restaurants. Completely remodeled with fine details. Must see to appreciate. MLS #98684 Like wide open spaces? This 5 acre piece has 360° views of the mountains in every direction. Hiking, horse trails, hot springs nearby. Possible well share. Utilities at lot This parcel is priced to sell. MLS #98765 Country Club Lots These two lots are the best of best, with short walk to club house. Located on fairway 14 and 18. MLS #98928 and #98927

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UPPER COLONIAS Spacious 3BR/3BA home in desirable neighborhood. Great floor plan, all the right southwestern features, stunning mountain views. Convenient to town and ski valley, ideal primary residence or vacation getaway. Priced to sell! Call for details and a showing. MLS 98328 $485,000 CALL JAN!

TOWN Absolutely perfect 2 BR/2 BA home on peaceful dead-end street. Completely remodeled, lovely shade trees, walk to everything! If you’ve been waiting for a wonderful in-town home, don’t miss this one! MLS 98684 $523,000 Call JAN!

TALPA Better than new 3BR/2BA home. Lovely southwestern details, immaculate condition. Peaceful pastoral setting; Irrigation rights. Bring the kids, dogs and horses!  MLS 98829 $472,000  CALL JAN!

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COUNTRY CLUB Two exceptional lots with fairway and mountain views, very convenient to club house. Both are 3 acres, utilities onsite. Must see to appreciate! MLS 98927, 98928  $137,000 each  CALL JAN!

TOWN Immaculate 3BR/1BA artist’s home, meticulously maintained. Oversized lot with irrigation rights, large attached studio/workshop, sweet garden. Wonderful in-town location with a country feel. Call for a showing! MLS 98376 $325,000 CALL JAN!

UPPER COLONIAS Bright spacious 2BR/2BA condo at Quail Ridge Casas! Great location between town & ski valley. Ideal for vacation or full time living. MLS 97905 $155,000 CALL JAN!

MARIPOSA RANCH

TAOS CANYON

TAOS COUNTRY CLUB

DES MONTES Exceptional 14.4 acre lot in beautiful Mariposa Ranch with panoramic views! Utilities and shared well are in place, ready for your dream home. Intelligent covenants. Easy access to town and Taos Ski Valley. MLS 94392 $229,000 CALL JAN!

TAOS CANYON The Rio Fernando runs through this two acre parcel on Highway 64 between Taos and Angel Fire. Views up the Tienditas Valley, excellent southern exposure. Electric power at building site. MLS 93494 $55,000 CALL JAN!

COUNTRY CLUB Three acre lot in beautiful Taos Country Club Subdivision. Build your dream home here and enjoy the panoramic views. Intelligent covenants protect your investment. Only minutes from town. MLS 94914 $119,000 CALL JAN!

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BIENVENIDOS For two artists, their Taos adventure began in 1898 with a broken wagon wheel. That’s how Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Phillips found themselves in an artistic paradise. Inspired by the region’s beauty, they stayed put and went on to become members of the famed Taos Society of Artists — 100 years ago. Blumenschein and Phillips are not the only visitors to be so charmed by the Taos area they decide to live here. Locals say when that happens “the mountain” is calling you. Perhaps the same will happen on your visit. DOWNTOWN The downtown area is a thriving center where visitors and locals can hop from a restaurant to a gallery to gift shops to museums — including one of Blumenschein’s home. Looking for that perfect reminder of your great vacation in Northern New Mexico? Start at Taos Plaza and work your way in different directions. The main commercial strip is Paseo del Pueblo – either Sur (south) or Norte (north). And there are small shops off the main drag, on Kit Carson Road, Bent Street and the John Dunn House Shops, and then over to Ledoux Street, the oldest road in town. For a town as small as Taos, you can find live music, gallery openings and literary events almost every night of the week — not surprising in this arts-oriented town. For a full listing, check Tempo, The Taos News’ art and entertainment magazine or the calendar on taosnews.com.

ARROYO SECO At 7,634 feet of elevation the village of Arroyo Seco, located between Taos and Taos Ski Valley, is a small, vibrant village. It is definitely worthwhile to stop and poke around the many shops that feature the work of local artisans and artists. Hungry? Stop at The Taos Cow, an award-winning ice cream shop. Or savor the local food at Abe’s Cantina y Cocina, which was named a culinary treasure by the New Mexico Tourism Department. Here on the Fourth of July? Don’t miss the (in)famous Arroyo Seco parade on Independence Day. You never know what might be rolling down the main street. TAOS SKI VALLEY World-class skiing and snowboarding abounds at this resort, which known for its “steep and deep” terrain and snow. The new Kachina Peak lift brings visitors to 12,450 feet above sea level – a short

hike to the summit at 12,480. The chairlift is the first of many upgrades expected at TSV, as the founding Blake family sold the resort in 2013. In the summer, hikers have their choice of trails, including the one to Williams Lake and Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico. As always in alpine terrain, mindful of the weather, as monsoon season can bring severe afternoon storms. EL PRADO El Prado has great views of Taos Mountain and large meadows bordered by restaurants, art studios, cafés and shops. Along the main thoroughfare U.S. 64, find great places to shop and dine – or visit Taos Pueblo, the longest continually settled village in the United States. Not too far away is the Millicent Rogers Museum, one of America’s most important resources for the study of Southwestern art and design.

RÍO GRANDE GORGE BRIDGE Continue north to the intersection where U.S. 64 heads west. Take a left and drive around seven miles to reach the Río Grande Gorge Bridge, a 500-foot-long bridge listed among the Historic Highway Bridges of New Mexico. The river flows some 600 feet below, and there are plenty of photo opportunities. The gorge is part of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument, designated in 2013, that stretches from the Colorado border to Pilar. RANCHOS DE TAOS The centerpiece of Ranchos de Taos, south of the town, is San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church, one of the most photographed and painted churches in the country. The historic plaza in front of the church features small shops and restaurants to explore.

The accident that started the Taos art colony: Ernest Blumenschein poses by the wagon near Taos in 1898. Blumenschein and his travel partner, Bert Phillips, stayed in Taos and helped establish the town’s reputation as an artists’ colony.

Bert Phillips, Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA), 040377

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FABULOUS VIEWS - Beautiful 2,800-sq. ft. 3-BR/3-BA on a ridge overlooking scenic valley. Gorgeous master suite w/ luxurious bath, private deck. Four fireplaces, two patios, hot tub.  This fine home has also been an excellent vacation rental. $479,000 MLS #93550 www.visualtour.com/show.asp?T=3076231

CHARMING SOUTHWESTERN - 2BR/2BA  on 1 acre w/ fine views of Taos Mtn and desert sunsets. In-floor radiant heat + wood stove. Open floor plan, stained concrete floors.  Refrigr, washer, dryer included. About 6 miles south of Taos center.  Cute starter family home or perfect for downsizing couple! $195,000 MLS #98598 http://view.paradym.com/3854948

INCOME PROPERTY - Excellent 3-unit property about 5 miles south of Taos center. All three units are 1BR/1BA, 640 sq. ft. with natural gas space heaters, stack washer/dryer. Each apartment has a deck off second floor with wonderful valley & mountain views. Offstreet parking. Well-maintained. Stable occupancy. $299,000  MLS #98471

5BR/3BA HOME IN TOWN - Lots of Taos charm in this 3,159 sq. ft. home. Vibrant colors, 2 fireplaces upstairs deck.   Terrific location near Taos Plaza on quiet street.  ½-acre lot w/ gardens, trees, courtyard. Garage + workshop.  Zoning would permit guest house or lot split. $560,000 MLS #98132 http://view.paradym.com/3807316

STYLISH & COMFORTABLE - 3BR/3BA w/ lots of windows, great views. Blend of traditional Taos & contemporary SW style. Top-of-the-line kitchen w/ Viking appliances, fine cabinetry.  Walled courtyard w/ lovely garden.  In quality Vista Linda neighborhood, just 12 minutes from Taos center, $469,000 MLS #97194 

BEAUTIFUL 4BR ADOBE - Great floor plan in this 2,382 sq. ft. almost-new home.  Wood-burning stove for cozy warmth, low energy bills. Covered patio w/ courtyard.  Heated 2-car garage, plenty of storage space.  Fine mtn views! $415,000   MLS #98149 http://view.paradym.com/3807410

RARE LAND IN TOWN - Beautiful 2 acres in prime residential area only 0.3 mile from Taos Plaza! On a quiet dead-end street with all upscale homes around it. Gorgeous valley land with fine views. Seller financing is possible! One fabulous home site, or can split to a max. of 3 lots. $475,000  MLS #95273  www.visualtour.com/show.asp?T=3345910 

DES MONTES HOME SITE - This 1.1-acre lot has fine views, irrigation rights, and an apple orchard. Preferred location near village of Arroyo Seco, with easy access to Town and Taos Ski Valley. Beautiful land for a classic Taos home! $120,000 MLS # 97844   

MULTIPLE POSSIBILITIES – on this lovely residential tract 0.6 mi south of Taos Plaza. 1.47 acres makes a rare single-family home site; or R-4 zoning would allow subdivision and development. Includes an existing 4BR home + large detached studio/workshop. $400,000 MLS #96632

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PPC SOLAR’S DAN WEINMAN

QUESTIONS BY ANDY DENNISON | PHOTO BY KATHARINE EGLI

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How did PPC Solar start?

My father was an electrical engineer. He moved us from Israel to Lama in 1976, when I was five years old, and immediately saw that no one had power there — only kerosene lamps and fires. He found some government solar panels and telecom batteries and he built his own controls. Soon, our neighbors had power and Paradise Power Company was born in 1978.

2

Who were the early customers for PPC Solar?

To start, we were solely an off-the-grid company. There was no technology to tie into the power grid, so we focused on those who were beyond the power line. One of our early projects was installing panels on Picuris Peak for KTAO. Like all our early projects, we had to custom engineer each one.

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How did you get into the business?

I got out of school in the early 1990s and I was hired on as a solar electric tech. One of the big projects that got us on the map came in the mid-1990s, when Mike Reynolds began building his earthships out on the mesa. I took over the company in 1993 and in 1994 we powered up the first earthships with solar.

4

Tell about the breakthrough that hooked solar to the grid.

Up to 2000, our panels would generate direct current and store it in a battery. What you generated you used right away, or it was gone. But then they invented the grid-tie inverter that converted direct current into an alternating current so it could go onto the electric grid run by power companies. That allowed us to spin the electric meter backwards so that excess generated power could go onto the grid. In a sense, the grid became solar’s storage battery.

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For those still off the grid, what’s the state of battery development?

Right now, we are behind the times. The Tesla Powerwall is the state of the art, with the combined ability to use solar and to store in a battery right on the wall of the your house. Batteries are getting smaller with new and improved materials like lithium ions. Batteries are more robust, light and they last longer.

6

And appliances are now more efficient, right?

True. Appliances like refrigerators, dryers and dishwashers all are getting more efficient every year. And they are easier to tie into a home solar system without any changes inside the house. After all, electrons are the same no matter where they come from.

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How will Kit Carson Electric’s move to wean off coal-fired power affect PPC Solar?

Don’t really know yet, but it certainly is good news. Kit Carson can now generate more solar for its local customers, which helps us. We have a relationship with their new supplier, Guzman Energy, and we’ve installed arrays for them at UNM-Taos, Kit Carson headquarters, the Eco Park, Blue Sky near the airport, and up north in Ventero near Amalia.

8

Is the public perception of solar energy changing?

There’s been a ton of education going on out there, and we see a desire from people to learn more. The ‘it’s for hippies and doesn’t work’ stigma has gone away. Solar is more and more accepted where it was once seen as an unreliable technology. Systems now look better with lower profiles. The huge panel on the roof is going away. We also see more homeowners’ associations accepting of solar in their covenants.

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What does the future look like for solar energy and PPC Solar?

It’s clearly time for a shift away from coal. Probably the best indicator is that investors are shifting more of their money into solar and away from coal. And solar has value because it is a renewable energy, which means less pollution and carbon cap. Net metering, where you get credit for power you generate with your panel but don’t use, has increased that value. The consumer has more control of energy generation and use. At PPC, we will continue to stay abreast of the technological trends and remain a leader in the local industry. Above all, we return phone calls.

PPC Solar 245 Paseo Del Cañon E Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-5896 ppcsolar.com

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Elegance and Style Near Taos Country Club Efficient “green” living downtown.

Incredible 3BD/3BA condo in the heart of Taos. Skylights, fireplaces, tasteful modern lighting with private outdoor space provide convenience and sensible luxury all in one. Live and work within strolling distance to Taos Plaza. MLS# 95152 $329,900

Choose elegance and space with simple sophistication in this 3 bedroom/2 bath home. With an open floor plan, the skylights, kiva fireplaces, travertine tile floors, a formal foyer and vigas provide a distinctly southwestern tone, highlighted by 360* sweeping views of the Taos high desert expanses and the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Exceptional features include an extra large two car garage, fenced in yard, expansive covered patio with its own fireplace and a master bedroom complete with a walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and jetted tub and shower. A must-see! MLS #98013 Just Reduced to $405,000

Live and work in a piece of history

Amazing gallery space with an attached one bedroom home, this historic building, La Casa de la San Antonio, dates back well over a century and boasts an historic mural on the south wall. It rests prominently in the heart of Dixon. A unique gem, with a central location and steeped in history. MLS #98662 $225,000

LAND, LAND, BEAUTIFUL LAND! Arroyo Hondo: 5 Acres with pinon and juniper trees and spectacular views with lots of privacy. Arroyo Seco: 1 Acre just off the Rim Road with a shared well, views and super easy access to Taos Ski Valley San Cristobal: 4.04 Acres boarders US Forest on Old State Rd. 3 with some of the most majestic views. Des Montes: 2 Acres with views & Pinon/Juniper trees on the Hondo Seco Road with easy access to Taos Ski Valley Des Montes: 4.08 Acres Ridge top w/views, juniper and pinon trees on the Hondo Seco Road with easy access to TSV Des Montes: 15 Acres Prime building site in an exclusive gated community on Buggy Road, call for more details. El Prado: 2.25 Acres with Highway frontage & at least 6 El Prado water & sewer hook ups, superb location Town of Taos: .75 Acre lot on Camino Santiago with great views and town utilities on street Enchanted Homes Vol. CXI •

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Iconic Hacienda in Des Montes This magnificent 8 bed, 8 bath, 15,000 sq. ft. hacienda in beautiful Des Montes on 12+ acres is a Taos icon. The scene of many memorable parties, fundraisers, and events over the years it is situated at the edge of a gentle rise on NM 230 giving you commanding views of Taos Mountain, & El Salto to the north & east, and the Truchas peaks to the south. Built in the 1980s by Wolfgang

Pogzeba it was extensively renovated in 1988/89 with old-world care & craftsmanship (by Paul Johnson - himself a Taos icon) using the skill of numerous Taos artisans. Just 15 min from Taos Ski Valley and 15 min from town this sumptuous home features two distinct wings, each with its own kitchen, 8 fireplaces, beautiful talavera tile work, custom carved cabinets, wrought iron railings & grills,

TAOS FARM

COMMERCIAL IN PEÑASCO

Turn-key working farm; 4 br, 3 ba elegant farm house; 3397 sq ft; Two master suites; Library; Chef’s kitchen; 31+ secluded acres; 18 + irrigated acres; 5 wells, 2-car garage; Studio/Workshop/Office; 4200 sq ft fully automated greenhouse;  ~2.5 miles to the Plaza. MLS 96989 $875,000

Well maintained commercial building on NM 73 with 10 parking spaces,  good outdoor lighting, wheel chair ramp, 2 ADA baths; reception area, 6 private offices. Priced to sell.  

MLS 97694 $229,000

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Big skies, solitude and sunsets over El Pedernal Electric, well-share, graveled road, and phone at lot. Additional lots available.

MLS 97005 $49,900

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Furnished turn-key pied-á-terre, near Plaza/Cids. Or a short or long term rental with Saltillo tile, berber carpet and tile counters; off-street parking and on-site laundry.  Cute corner unit on second floor. MLS

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imported Spanish tile floors, and patios and gardens on three sides. The indoor pool & in- ground hot tub face eastward across irrigated green fields to the dramatic Taos mountainscape.  With 9 irrigated acres of some of the most desirable land in the area, you, your horses, your family and friends can settle into a life of gracious living. MLS 98630 $2,950,000

95766 $61,000

Spectacular views; Dead-end road; Irrigated acerage; Sensible restrictions. El Prado Water & Sewer.

MLS 97763 2.5 acres $106,250 MLS 97791 2 acres $130,000

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High Plains Hacienda

643 acres surrounded by Carson National Forest. 160 ac. fenced pasture. 1,039 sq ft, restored chinked-log, settler’s cabin. Stephen Kilborn designed fountain. Carmen Velarde fireplace Expansive porch & gazebo. 920 ft well & solar pump. Two 1700 gal cisterns 3.12 & 1.56 kw PV arrays • Hunting permits. MLS 95357 $825,000

4 Bed and 2 Bath. 2715 sq ft. Portals and Terrace. 20 Irrigated Acres. Adobe Construction. 24'x24' Pole Barn. Great Mountain Views. Fruit Trees and Plantings. MLS 98356 $425,000

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Large 3 bed/2 bath, 2393 sq ft log cabin on lush secluded 0.93 ac with seasonal stream,  mature trees.  Large master suite, greenhouse, office, sheds & fenced yard.

Off Burch street – 2bed/2 bath adobe condo; Nona Wesley designed with kiva, 2 patios and a deck; concrete floors, Talavera tile, plaster walls; set among soaring  willows and a pond. Extensive vacation rental history.

MLS 98688 $240,000

MLS 96787 $338,000 $324,999

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MLS 97628 $355,000 $305,000

The very best Casa of them all! Spacious bright, light contemporary condo - a rare end-unit with unobstructed views towards El Salto. Private, and secluded patio, newly painted, saltillo tile floors,  honeycomb blinds and jazzy colours make this a move-in ready home, a pied-a-terre, or a ski condo.

MLS 98962 $179,000

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Come home to this superbly maintained rastra block home with 3 beds 2 baths & 1 car garage.With a front patio, a large a flagstone laid portal and your own horseshoe court and  fire pit this is place to call home. On a corner lot with a  truly 360 degree panorama of the Taos Valley.

MLS# 98836 $272,000

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By M. Elwell Romancito ou’ve shopped around, and you have finally found your perfect adobe restoration project. Everything is going smoothly until your electrician meets you at the top of the basement stairs and tells you you’re going to have to find another electrician. He’s not going down in the basement again. Ever. Or, let’s say you’re doing the work yourself and as you begin to work on particular areas of your dream restoration project, your tools begin to go missing or are moved — ostensibly when there’s no one else around. These are common claims from people who have bought homes in the Taos area. The buildings in question don’t even have to be too old for it to have its own resident spirits, entities or paranormal issues. What should you do if you feel you may have stirred things up in your home with restoration phases,

opening long-closed passageways or tearing down old walls? Should you try to make peace with the spirits that you have stirred up with your changes, or do you take it upon yourself to help the spirits to move on? Melissa Bryan, a physical empathic medium who is often called on to clear houses and properties, stresses how important it is to have manners when dealing with spirits. “It’s important to cleanse the property in question,” she said, adding that if your own efforts aren’t enough, you might have to call on someone with psychic abilities to help with the process. “Most importantly, show no fear and be polite but kind toward the spirit. They were once human, too,” she said. Several locals have reported that bringing in Tibetan Buddhists for a house clearing and prayers has also been effective in ridding their home of unwanted energies.

What contributes to these spirits wanting to stick around? Experts say the conditions of changing ownership, and large interior and exterior changes in a structure, can also release held energies in wood, stone and adobe. Houses that have been empty for long periods of time are also susceptible to attracting these energies because the “ghosts,” or entities, know they probably won’t have much chance of being disturbed or bothered by the living. Something that might contribute to the accumulation of spirits are energies or attachments to items, like pieces purchased at yard sales and antique shops. The physics of how an object can hold information is elusive, but many in the paranormal investigative field have reported such phenomena. If you love antiques, it might be hard for you to forego garage sales and antique shops, but it is a good idea to inquire about the history of an item before buying it — especially if it is fairly expensive and you’re bringing it into your home.

"Find out about your property’s history. La Loma Plaza,” from the Library of Congress Collection.

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If you’re having these kinds of problems in your home or restoration project, there are a few steps you can take yourself that might help abate the situation. These are the actions you should be able to take on your own without having to call in experts. There are several schools of thought about steps one can take to rid, or at least quiet, paranormal activity in a building. Most will agree that a tidy, non-chaotic environment is helpful in clearing an area. It may be difficult to keep things tidy while a renovation is going on, but take the time to return tools to their proper place daily and make sure construction trash is collected outside. This goes a long way toward appeasing spirits who take to hiding tools and making things rough for the contractor. Of course, some spirits are so annoyed by the sudden increase in activity and change to their old digs, they might just throw a fit anyway. This is when you need to step it up a bit with some sage-bundle burning, or smudging. Be careful about the sparks that fly off the sage bundles

around construction litter. That’s another reason to keep the area picked up. There’s less opportunity for ghostly shenanigans and unexplainable accidents. Another thing experts recommend is to keep a log or a journal of any activity that occurs. It’s a great way to recall the events while they are fresh in your mind but also to see if a pattern of activity exists.

You know it’s time to call in a professional investigator or medium when your situation is all you can think about, you’re afraid to spend time in your home, or when you feel like you are in actual danger or being harmed.

When you are compiling your paranormal activity journal or logbook, here are a few things that you want to include

If you’re simply experiencing paranormal activity, think about weighing your options before you go about contacting a paranormal exterminator. Are you in any real harm? Are the infrequent, yet persistent, events easy enough to deal with? If they are, you should do what you can to make peace with the spirits and manage to coexist. If you can’t abide them in your space — call a priest, religious leader or do a Google search for “Taos psychic medium,” and a list of local professionals will be presented.

Note the exact time and date when the activity occurred.

Make a note of everyone who was present and what they saw.

If possible, have each witness record their thoughts in their own words.

Note the weather conditions at the time.

The journal will be an invaluable tool if an investigator or medium comes to help, and it will go a long way in establishing evidence about the haunting in your home.

Another avenue for supplies, research and connections is Optimysm, located at 129 Kit Carson Road. Call them at (575) 741-8545 or online at facebook.com/OptiMysm

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Lovely parcel of land, outside of Carson, for you to enjoy the solitude of the southwest! Sage and some piñon pine trees cover this gently rolling parcel. Perfect spot for a hunting cabin, as the sale includes an Elk 2016 E-Plus hunting permit. $39,000 MLS# 98912

A River Runs Through It! Stunningly beautiful 16.68 acres of lush, rolling land, with open natural grass meadows, ponderosa, fir, and spruce trees. Bounded by National Forest on 2 sides, property sits at 8700 ft. elevation. $225,000 MLS# 98780

Tatanka Trail ~ 4.5 Acres

Tune Road ~ 40 Acres

Your own little piece of Heaven! (2) 4.5 acre parcels with forever views, tucked into the piñon & juniper forest. Utilities at lot, well already drilled. These lots are ready for your dream home. $115,000 each. MLS# 99035/99036

Gorgeous property This site was once a gravel pit and has gone through the Taos County reclamation process. It is open and easy access off of Tune Road. $320,000 MLS# 98475

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Huge, Forever Views Huge, Forever Views

Better Than New!

Beautiful Beautiful 2 bd/2 2 bd/2 ba home ba home with with amazing, amazing, unobstructed unobstructed Taos Taos Mtn Mtn Newly renovated 3 bd/2 ba home with high-end custom finishes & Town & Town lightslights views. views. OpenOpen floorfloor plan plan & walls & walls of windows. of windows. Granite Granite & & throughout. Open floor plan with remote upstairs Master suite. stainless stainless in the ingourmet the gourmet kitchen. kitchen. 1.5541.554 private private acresacres of piñon of piñon Unobstructed 360 degree views from private deck! & juniper & juniper are always are always green! green! $239,500 $239,500 MLS# MLS# 98277 98277 $332,500 MLS# 98665

Impeccable Impeccable Custom Custom Condo Condo

New Adobe Construction

3 bd/2 3 bd/2 ba end ba unit. end unit. Attached Attached 2-car2-car garage, garage, largelarge courtyard courtyard with with patiopatio Quality custom home with amazing Taos Mtn views! & room & room for a for garden. a garden. Private Private balcony balcony for enjoying for enjoying the Taos the Taos Mtn Mtn 3 bd/2 ba, Vigas, T&G ceilings. Kiva fireplace. Large covered viewsviews & stargazing & stargazing at night. at night. Wonderful Wonderful location location near near Taos Taos Plaza,Plaza, wrap-around portal. 1 level acre of valley land great for gardening, shopping shopping & galleries. & galleries. $219,500. $219,500. MLS# MLS# 97996 97996 horses, or quiet enjoyment. $295,000. MLS# 98487

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Members of Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque MLS Seller is Motivated! Large sunny rambling authentic adobe home in the Upper Colonias area, on 4.3 acres with a barn for horses with attached 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house with a kitchen. Main house has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. One bedroom is a lockoff with separate entrance. Great bones! Big vigas, kiva fireplace in the cozy dining area, antique wood cook stove, cherry cabinets, 2 very large bedrooms, 2 regular sized bedrooms. Big bright windows, new boiler for radiant floor heating and domestic hot water, on natural gas. The sunny guest house is attached to the sturdy barn. Deluxe chicken coop, and raised bed gardens and a pond. It’s a lot for the price! MLS# 97748 $435,000

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Walk to Downtown! Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath condo just a few blocks from the central Plaza area. Large kitchen with stone countertops, landscaped grounds, plenty of parking in a quiet area off Kit Carson Road.  MLS# 98996 $215,000

Attractive Pueblo style 2 bedroom 2 bath home on 10 acres. Two car heated, finished garage, laundry room. Quality construction with saltillo tile floors, Hurd Metal clad windows and big vigas. Splendid views of Taos Mountain and the Sangre de Cristos from the large living room windows. MLS# 97253

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575-758-0080 • 800-336-4826 829 Paseo del Pueblo Sur • 5528NDCBU

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Super cute, and efficient home located conveniently to 3 grocery stores, banks, pubs, restaurants and of course, Taos Plaza. Short walks or bike rides to everything. A dramatic entry separates the bedroom wing from the great room. Generous room sizes and high ceilings make the home feel spacious complimented by a delightful courtyard and roomy backyard. Home is equipped with photovoltaic system that will save a pile of cash yearly. $289,000 MLS#99002

Custom built Pueblo Style home in San Cristobal on 2 lush valley acres with Water Rights and spectacular mountain views. Only 15 minutes north of Taos and close to National Forest access for hiking. Vigas, saltillo tile, hand plastered walls, kiva fireplace and Jacuzzi tub in Master Bath. Bright open floor plan for entertaining and a beautiful courtyard for relaxing. Take a look at this unique property at a great price! $319,000 MLS#96904

An Oasis on the Mesa! A main house Earth shelter and a remodeled 2 story guesthouse with Incredible views. Property has always been organic and has a drip system installed. Mature immaculate landscaping with many large trees, Fresh Raspberries for your enjoyment in the Fall and young fruit trees for the future. Live in one and rent the other. Earth shelter rents for $1000 per month but is currently vacant. Mesa living at its best! $379,000 MLS#98685

Beautiful Pumice two bedroom, two bath home with a one car garage in the heart of Taos. Well maintained with a solid rental history, large den. Property sold completely furnished down to the dished and pots and pans with the exception of certain items. You will get a nice warm feeling when you walk into this beautiful home, well appointed and furnished with wonderful southwestern furniture with great privacy for guests with the guest bedroom and den on the opposite side of the master. Just move in, relax and take your walk to the Taos Plaza. $435,000 MLS#96720

Spacious beautiful custom built meticulously cared for home w/great open floor plan flows comfortably to outside living spaces on 2 acres, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths. Lots of windows brings in ridiculous views of town, El Salto waterfalls, sunsets & mountains. Kitchen has custom built cabinets, island, quartz counters, copper sink. Second floor features master suite w/sliding doors to outside deck, large bath w/ 2 closets. Attached 2 car garage w/studio apartment upstairs, bathroom & kitchenette. Vigas, Beams , tile floors , smooth plaster , skylights, propanel roof, 2 on demand hot water heaters, 4 decks, fenced yards, flagstone patio. Surrounded by trees including fruit trees. $699,000 MLS#98907

Pueblo Style Rastra Home demonstrating exceptional use of space and a flowing floor plan. Three bedroom, 3 bathrooms, two car attached garage .Artist studio or use as fitness ,workout gym, library or playroom. A spacious master bedroom suite has a luxurious bathroom and two large walk in closets. Disabled friendly, extra wide hallways and wide doors. Interior diamond plaster, beams, Italian tile, kiva fireplace, security system, surround sound , sunroom, motion sensor lights. Refrigerator, stove, Jacuzzi tub, washer/ dryer and water softener. $549,000 MLS#98658

Very nice 4 bedroom 2 bath home with a fenced yard and irrigation ditch running through the back yard. Peace and quiet complete this home located in Costilla. $135,000 MLS#98850

Custom Built Pueblo Style Home on 2.5 acres with fabulous views of Taos Mountain! Open living , dining kitchen area . custom built cabinetry throughout and a great floor plan. High ceilings, impressive vigas, wood floors, sky lights , ceiling fans, fireplace, Viking range, radiant floor heat, walk in closets, top of the line appliances. Multiple outdoor areas and enclosed patio, mature trees, flagstone walkway. Horses ok – there is a two stall horse stable. A Southwest Delight! $530,000 MLS#98796

Cute, Clean, Affordably priced, One bedroom, One full bath Casita on 1.31 acres is move-in ready. Newly remodeled, new kitchen cabinets, new flooring in kitchen/bedroom and bathroom updates. 2 lots together, second lot has hookups for a mobile home. Septic permit and private well, and a big yard that has plenty of room to make your perfect dream outdoor space. Quiet neighborhood, conveniently located, nice mountain views, 10 min. to Taos, shopping and schools. $170,000 MLS#98790

This 3 bedroom 1 bath home has privacy, peace, serenity and a 2-car garage. Move in ready for the right person! This home comes with water rights to the irrigation ditch. Incredible piece of property located in Cerro. $128,000 MLS#98764

This 2BR/1BA home was built by the present owners and appears to be in very good condition. The owners have maintained the property over the years and the home has had very little use with approximately 3 months of the year being occupied. There is a wood furnace in the attached 2 car garage in case you want to work there when it is cold. Located in the Cielo Vista Subdivision in Tres Ritos. $209,000 MLS#98667

Great 2BR/2BA cabin up Taos Canyon only 7 miles from the heart of Taos. Owner took very good care and lived in it full time. Nice 40’x20’ deck in the front has wonderful views. Attached one car garage, new thermopane windows, water heater and pro-panel roof. Great functional kitchen with wonderful vintage appliances. Property borders Carson National Forest. Nice hot tub in master bedroom with great view. $275,000 MLS#98593

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HOME IS PRECIOUS TO ME. REALTOR PROFILE | TERRY MCCLYMOND, COLDWELL BANKER

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By Andy Dennison ome has deep roots in New Mexico for McClymond. One set of her great-grandparents came here in a covered wagon and another was born and raised in New Mexico. McClymond grew up spending summers and weekends at ranches here. “My dearest childhood memories are of riding horseback across those ranches with my dad. My love of the land and home came straight from my parents. It still gives me great comfort to ride my horse out in the foothills or sit on my porch watching the day fade into one of our wonderful evening skies,” McClymond says. In addition to ranches, she has lived in a variety of places, including unfinished casitas, condos, larger vacation houses and small starter homes. She has seen how any house can become a home. “For my mother, creating a home, wherever you may be, in whatever condition, was key to family. I have tried to do the same.” She raised two sons who are fifth generation New Mexicans. McClymond has lived in Taos for 35 years. Having worked as a legal secretary for a real estate lawyer, bookkeeper and office manager for a contractor and land surveyor — as well as in property management — McClymond realized that she had been around the real estate business a long time. When it came time to consider a new direction, she decided to pursue real estate and became a Realtor this past May. “Being a Realtor is fun,” she says. “I see something good in every property: the view, the land, the layout of the kitchen or the potential of the home.” McClymond has always enjoyed helping people and assisting someone in finding a place that they can call home is important to her. She can help a family find their first home or a second

home that is appropriate for a different time in their lives. “Going above and beyond to find your next home,” is her motto and she plans to remain true to her goal of helping people. Recently she has been remodeling older adobes in downtown Taos. She has learned about historic preservation and how to update a house, without losing its character and history. “Older homes teach you a lot about effective use of space, since older homes tend to have smaller rooms than we see in many newer homes,” she says. “The very first homes in New Mexico were small in comparison to modern ones, which is quite obvious when visiting historic houses and museums in the area.” McClymond points out that early homes were built by hand, rather than with machines, and that the difficulty of that process led to the construction of smaller homes. Although small, they were still plenty big enough to contain the few possessions of early settlers and also easier to heat with wood. Across the country, there is a trend toward construction of new small houses due to their greater simplicity, affordability and sustainability. McClymond says that the small home movement is so new that it hasn’t yet been seen in Taos. She is looking forward to that trend, and helping homebuyers find houses that need less maintenance and have lower utility bills. “A lot of people are interested in small houses now. They make us question what, materially, is really important to us.” Seeing the connection between who we are as people and our homes has helped McClymond feel comfortable in real estate. She is passionate about health and fitness and has been a personal trainer and Pilates instructor. “I see connections between this work and my real estate work,” she says. “Pilates is all about our physical core. A body functions at its best with a strong core. I have learned that home is also a core — a core to our being, to our mental health. When we pay attention to our homes, we also care for ourselves — creating a place for connecting to family and friends, to feel safe and relax and to put our styles and creativity on display.” Contact McClymond at (575) 770-3219 or via email at terry@mcclymond.org

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AN OASIS... A Secluded Gem in the Heart of Taos

326 Spruce Lane

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Lovingly maintained & renovated 2,200 sq. ft. home w/ oversized 2CG and workshop. Plus 650 sf. 1 BR Guest House. Offered at $598,000

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Associate Broker o)575-758-1924 c) 575-770-2983 lisa@enchantedtaos.com

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Spectacular El Salto Home - Exquisite Style, Character and Finishes One acre, water rights, fruit tree orchard, a newer barn (or shop, or garden shed?) and magnificent views. 2477 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath (plus office!) home that speaks of classic European comfortable elegance, brimming with character but modern and updated. Magnificent cooks kitchen with artisan tile and top-of the line appliances. Amazing master suite. The walls and woodwork throughout the house are smooth plaster and buffed with bee's wax until they glow. Thoughtfully landscaped, fenced backyard. Heated, double car garage. MLS 97919 $575,000

Valle Escondido! Cabin on 1 acre. Mature trees. Easy walk to the Valle Escondido Club House, Swimming Pool, Fishing and Golf! 1086 sq ft, 2 bdrms,1.5 baths. Gas fireplace. Country kitchen. Wood floors. Attached carport. Shed. Large patio. MLS 96727 $185,000

Arroyo Hondo Ranchette - 6.99 Acres

Stunning Views - Arroyo Seco Location

Stylish Home in a Beautiful Forested Setting

6.99 acres. 3.19 acres of water rights. Overlooking the lush Arroyo Hondo valley with the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountain range as a dramatic back drop. 3400 sq ft, main house, 3 bdrms, 2 baths. 900 sq ft guest house. 768 sq ft work shop. Barn. Greenhouse. MLS 96297 $750,000

2775 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, heated 2 car garage and all the character you would expect and love about Taos architecture. Deep portal. Gallery style foyer. 2 Kiva fireplaces. Wonderful master suite. Gated driveway. Great location, plenty of possibilities. MLS 98339 $480,000

1991 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Established landscaping. Great room concept. Gourmet kitchen. Front and back portals. Central vac. 2 car garage with storage and work counters. Detached shed. Greenhouse. Easy Access to Arroyo Seco and the Ski Valley MLS 98687 $438,000

Canon Foothills Building Site

House and Guest House Right in Town! Walk to Historic Downtown!

2.248 acres. Pinon/Juniper trees. Wonderful Views! Close to Carson National Forest. Drilled well on site! 5 minutes to town! Well maintained, private road. Beautiful homes in the area enjoying the beautiful setting and sunsets! MLS 97017 $165,000

Located close to historic downtown, Kit Carson Park and all the shops, museums and galleries! This property, at the corner of Las Cruces and De Vargas, is in one of the favorite neighborhoods in town! Lush .41 acre parcel with gardens and trees. 2015 sq ft main house with 3 bdrms, 3 baths AND an office, PLUS a 384 sq ft guest house and workshop! Outdoor living area under a pergola. Radiant floor heat. New roof in 2015. Town water/sewer and natural gas. All the charm and character you expect in this fantastic location. MLS 97693 $489,900

Fresh, Cool Mountain Air - Summertime Fun!

The Modern Pueblo - Canon Foothills Location - Valley and Mountain Views

Sol Grande North - Des Montes Hacienda

Private 4.4 acre lot. 3552 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 3.5 baths. Spectacular setting and views. Ample wall space for your art collection. The living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room all access the deep wrap around portal that greatly extends your living area. Sumptuous master suite. 1049 sq ft heated, 3 car garage w/a specially designed, temperature controlled wine room. Front entry courtyard. Air Conditioning. Alarm System. Gated driveway. Two outside water features. Many other surprises in store: This home is the best of the best! MLS 98185 $1,100,000

7.9 acres, 4444 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 5 baths. GREAT great room. Gourmet kitchen. Thoughtful landscape that creates year round interest and color. Covered patios. Built in BBQ. View deck. 977 sq ft 3 car garage, and an additional 693 sq foot building. High tech too. MLS 96410 $1,375,000

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Talpa Ridge Restored Adobe ~ Stunning Spaces and Finishes ~ 3 Acres ~ Views

Beneath an ancient cherry tree, this fully restored adobe home on 3 gorgeous acres will enchant you and capture your heart. 3483 sq ft. Walled and gated front courtyard. Custom interior doors. 6 fireplaces. Professional lighting throughout showcases your art collection. Gated entry. Gorgeous landscaping with automatic watering system. Interior courtyard with fountain. Enormous back patio with covered portal facing the dramatic Picuris mountain range and the lush Ranchos valley below. The restoration of this home is timeless perfection. See more photos at www.enchantedtaos.com MLS 98447 $969,000

Canon Area Home and Studio

Former painting studio of John Young-Hunter, completed in 1943. The original studio with double thick adobe walls, is now the main house featuring an enormous great room with a massive window facing Taos Mountain. 2421 sq ft. 2 bedrooms and 2 gorgeous baths. Timeless, quality finishes throughout. Separate 1440 sq ft studio. 2.5 acres. Private yet just an easy 5 minute drive to Historic Downtown! MLS 97735 $995,000

Let the Sun Shine In! La Vida Feliz Condo

Private Oasis Near Latir Wilderness

2 bdrm, 2 bath, 953 sq ft, one level condo. Sunset views. Kiva fireplace. Gorgeous slate tile floors. Vigas. Lots of natural light. Private, walled and gated back yard with covered patio and storage area. Energy efficient RastraBlock. On the road to the Ski Valley! MLS 98566 $229,900

3.162 acres. 1564 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Wood and brick floors. Skylights and large picture windows. Wonderful kitchen. Enchanting gardens, spacious decks and a bird's eye-rooftop deck. Fruit tree orchard. Fenced yards for creatures big and small. MLS 98759 $259,000

Near Taos Country Club - Great Views!

Private and Serene near the Canon Foothills

Historic District Commercial Property

Close to the Country Club and the UNM campus! 2 acres. 1958 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2 baths. 2 car heated, garage. Walled & gated courtyards. Kiva fireplace. Stainless appliances. Large master suite. Tile floors. Vigas. Nichos. Arched doorways. Natural light. MLS 97837 $359,000

2.19 acres bordering Carson National Forest. Greatroom design includes the living room, dining room, cozy den and kitchen which wrap around a central flagstone patio. Raja's and vigas. Fenced side yard, 2 kiva fireplaces. Heated 2 car garage. MLS 98117 $514,000

Commercial property in historic downtown with parking!!! Close to the Plaza. Outstanding location, visibility and access off two roads. Solid tenants. 2831 total square feet, .2893 acres with approx 19 parking spaces. “Old Taos” charm and character. MLS 97904 $749,900

Immaculate Home Near Historic Downtown

Lush Compound - Fantastic Location!

The condo that lives like a house! 1912 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 2.5 baths. Stand alone unit with no common living area walls. Heated one car garage PLUS a designated adjacent parking place. Kiva fireplace. Warm and comforting decor throughout. Lush back yard with "just enough, but not too much" garden and patio, very private too! The master suite is spacious with an office area, huge walk in closet, sumptuous 5 piece bath, a private deck and air conditioning! The second bedroom has a private bath and there is a half bath for guests. MLS 98960 $438,000

Stunning, treed, verdant property located in the foothills near Weimer. 3.19 acres with water rights. 2703 sq ft main house. 2 guest houses. Detached garage and studio. 2 log buildings. Storage building. Barn. Pasture. Orchard! Be creative! Versatile property! MLS 97976 $795,000

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Authentic Foothills Adobe - Views - Privacy - Not Too Far From Town!

Vista Grande Building Site - 4.45 Acres

Nestled on a gorgeous 5.54 acre lot overlooking the Taos Valley and surrounding mountains. 3824 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2 baths. Lovingly restored and maintained. Large outdoor patio. Brand new, gourmet kitchen. Stone, tile and wood floors. Interior courtyard. Kiva fireplaces. A separate building that is sound on the exterior and waiting for your finishes on the interior to make it a custom guest house, studio, office, yoga or meditation studio or ? The property offers views, privacy, trees, and wildlife. Additional 2.63 acre parcel for sale. MLS 98931 $699,000 Adjacent Land MLS 98932 $149,000

Sensible restrictions. Natural gas, electric and telephone at the lot. Well Share. Stunning 360 degree views - mountains, valleys and even city lights at night. Right between Taos and the charming village of Arroyo Seco, easy access to the Taos Ski Valley! MLS 97283 $145,000

Freestanding Condo Near Hospital

Amazing views of the mountains and valley yet nearby the hospital and town amenities. 1600 sq ft, 2 bdrms, 2 baths. Attached, heated 2 car garage. Private courtyard and covered patio. Open great room. Kiva fireplace. Lovely, well maintained grounds. MLS 95411 $359,900

Apple Court Located in desirable Canon area, in the enchanting Orchard Subdivision. Two 3 acre building sites. Valley land with surface water rights and sensible restrictions. Wonderful mountain and foothills views, sunrise to sunset! Lot 5 has a well and well house on the property! Lot 4 MLS 98207 $150,000 Lot 5 MLS 98207 $156,000

Puertas Pintadas Condominiums Brand-New, Stylish Condos Right In Town!

Enchanting Historic Adobe - Downtown

"Casa Loma" 1661 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 3 bath plan w/garage. Gorgeous entry. Open kitchen. Custom tin works chandelier and wall sconces. Vigas. Tall divided light windows and doors. Fireplace. Wood floors. Spacious, fenced back yard. MLS 96650 $369,000 "Casa Canon" 1379 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath w/garage. Half bath on main level. Vigas. Fireplace. Wood floors and flagstone tile. Wonderful second floor outdoor deck with latilla roof. Beautiful bathrooms with flagstone counter tops. MLS 96651 $329,000

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Located in the downtown historic district. Originally built in 1880. Completely resorted. 3089 sq ft, 2 bdrms, 3 baths PLUS 2 studio/office spaces making the floor plan versatile to your needs. 4 kiva fireplaces. Reclaimed hardwood floors. Updated, modern kitchen and baths. Enchanting covered porch. .447 acre lot. Natural plastered walls. Artistic nichos. Gardens and trees. Walled and gated back yard. This home embodies the Taos of the past...but with all of the modern conveniences. MLS 98057 $749,900

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Joel K Schantz,

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#1 Real Estate Company in Taos 314A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571 • BHHSTaosRealEstate.com • 575 758 1924 • 800 530 8899

Southwestern design combined with Old Mexico flare. Family or business destination, casual elegance defines this 2 BR/2.5 BA main home, 2 BR/2 BA guesthouse, chapel-styled studio and two 2 CG on 11.07 acres. 7364 sf total. $2,250,000 MLS 97071

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Taos Country Inn B&B. 8 luxury suites with hand carved doors, kiva FP and ensuite baths; plus private owners’ quarters. Perfect as a family compound or retreat center. Lush gardens on the Rio Pueblo, bordering Pueblo land. $950,000 MLS 98329

Adobe 2 story 3 BR/2.5 BA 4006 sf hacienda features cook’s kitchen, high end appliances, upstairs master suite, office and deck. Hot tub, sauna and 4 CG. 11 acres with spring fed pond and water rights bordering the Rio Pueblo. $990,000 MLS 98708

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EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP 3 BR/2.5 BA 2600 sf adobe with views from every room. Custom cabinetry by owner/builder. French doors off LR frame Taos Mountain. Large covered patio and spacious Master suite. Attached heated 2 CG on 1.46 acres. $569,000 MLS 97326

HOME SWEET HOME Beautifully staged 3 BR/2.5 BA 3220 sf custom home; open floor plan. Kitchen has ample cabinets, island and breakfast bar. High ceilings, custom cabinetry and doors. Attached 2 CG and private outdoor areas. Price reduced to $549,000 MLS 98159

CLASSIC ADOBE In Historic overlay. Built in 1955 and remodeled in 2013. 3 BR/2 BA 2327 sf features high end appliances, granite counters, Master with ensuite bath. 2 CG and walled courtyard perfect for entertaining. Just 7 blocks to the Plaza. $515,000 MLS 98944

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RETREAT TO YOUR RESIDENCIA 2-story 2 BR/3 BA 1669 sf condo. Open LR/DR features 2 kiva FPs in LR and patio. Upstairs Master suite, deck and loft. 250 sf bonus room and attached 3 CG. Park-like setting, acequia and Rio Pueblo close to Plaza. $420,000 MLS 98623

This 2 BR/2 BA 1935 sf home features gas fireplace and fine finishes throughout. Skylights and southern exposure provide bright living spaces. Plus sunroom, greenhouse and 1 CG on 5.78 acres. Price reduced to $350,000 MLS 97528

VISTA LINDA TREASURE Pueblo style 2 BR/2 BA 1164 sf is light and bright with open floor plan design. Kiva FPs in LR and Master BR. Bonus room perfect for office or study. Great starter home on 1.27 acres. Close to UNM and TCC. $239,000 MLS 98011

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Joel K Schantz,

Qualifying Broker CRB Yvonne Lewis, Assistant to Broker JoelsTaosRealEstate.com jschantz@newmex.com 575-758-1924 • 800-530-8899

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Commercial tennis complex. 6820 sf club house features pro shop, meeting room and restaurant with full kitchen. 10 tennis courts, 35’x65’ swimming pool, 988 sf pool house/sauna, 10’x10’ children’s pool and hot tub. $1,400,000 MLS 95453

Located in the historic Kit Carson corridor and a stone’s throw from Taos Plaza. Perfect for retail stores, galleries or professional offices. High foot traffic and prime location. $1,140,000 MLS 97612

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PIONEER PLAZA Commercial property features 4 Territorial style buildings on 1 acre. Good rental history. Being sold with additional adjoining 1 acre. Zoned C-2. Town sewer and natural gas. Lots of possibilities...retail shops, professional offices. $525,000 MLS 98890

STEP BACK IN TIME Built in the 1930’s (formerly Taos Charter School) great for a family compound, condos, or apartments. Zoned R-14, 0.86 acre. Located close to Taos Plaza and all amenities. Bring your imagination and your passion. $449,000 MLS 93876

ARE YOU A WELDER? Here’s a chance to own your own business. Randall Lumber & Hardware is selling its steel and welding inventory and equipment. The inventory and equipment will need to be relocated to a new location. $120,000 MLS 98466

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HOME ON THE RANGE Experience the serenity of verdant 54.034 acres bordered by Blueberry Hill and Lower Las Colonias. Build atop the ridge or down in the valley. Seasonal stream and pond. Build your own family compound or ranchette. Reduced to $849,000 MLS 98038

CANYONS AND COTTONWOODS 150.89 acre property has natural springs; El Rito del Joaquin spring feeds stock tanks and flows into pond. Rito Cieneguilla runs through and converges with the Rio Grande. Hike or ride your horse in surrounding BLM land. Reduced to $475,000 MLS 96622

VERDANT PASTORAL SETTING This 6.00 acre parcel located in the El Prado valley has privacy with amazing panoramic views of Taos Mountain all the way to the Truchas Peak. Electricity to lot, well with solar pump plus water rights. A must see! $324,000 MLS 98212

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SWEEPING VISTAS This 2.51 acre parcel is perfectly positioned to capture breathtaking views of Taos Mountain, the valley and incredible sunsets! Bordered by Pueblo land and conveniently located between Taos Ski Valley and Taos Plaza. $115,000 MLS 96404

GOT VIEWS? WE DO! 2.630 acre parcel captures mountain views to the north and east and beautiful sunsets to the west. Pinon and juniper provide privacy. Close to town and all other amenities. Enjoy horseback riding or hiking from your backyard. $99,000 MLS 98122

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM 2.00 acre parcel west of Taos County Club features views of Taos Mountain, Picuris and the Rio Grande Gorge! Great location; just minutes from Taos Plaza and all amenities. Build your dream home and take in all the views! $50,000 MLS 97877

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Your Taos Ski Valley Specialist 20+ Years Serving TSV and Taos County Real Estate

Liz Jamison, RRS

EcoBroker 575-770-1190 cell lizjamis@newmex.com www.enchantedlizard.com

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2 fabulous acres north of town featuring spectacular views of Taos mountain. This lot is nestled in the  pinon on a gentle slope. Abundant wildlife, sunrises and  bright night skies create perfect hid a way, vacation home or permanent home site, not too far from town. MLS# 98507 offer at $79,000

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Welcome home! This lovely Southwestern Weimer home will invite you to stay and make it your dream come true. Almost 3,000 sq ft of living space plus attached 2 car garage on 3 pinon covered acres. Location is prime, near hospital. Private site with stunning views. Nat’l forest is at your back door. $475,000 MLS #97184

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A Trout Stream Runs Through Enjoy this spacious, energy efficient 3000 sq. ft. home year round! A trout stream runs through. Custom cabinetry and many green features. 2BR/2.5BA, office, spacious living room w/stone fireplace. Solar heated basement and workshop on 1.46 acres. 1 mile west of Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. $389,000 MLS #98918

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TINY HOMES!!!! Ditch the car! You can walk from this cozy in town Studio condo to the historic Taos Plaza, shops, galleries and restaurants. Nicely furnished with southwestern detail. Reduced $70,000 MLS #96522

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Sunshine though my windows. Little oasis in the valley. 2bed 2bath office sun room on 5 acres green houses and gardens with views of Sangres. Additional 6 acres avail. Perfect for a Mini Farm. MLS #98611 $125,000

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Taos Mountain Lane home SW contemporary blend of elegance & charm. 3BD/3BA. Gourmet kit., master bed- room suite. 3 exterior gracious portals. Separate guest quarters w/kit. & ba. 3 car garage. 3392 sq. ft. 1.17 ac. in town quiet rural feeling close to all. Stunning views of Taos mountains. Perfect for entertaining. Many green features home efficient. MLS #98152 $695,000

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Artists' Retreat. 2 little cabins with big views! Located in El Rito/ Latir area on 60 acres. Well, underground utilities, water rights and stock pond surrounded by pristine outdoor space. Cabins have running water, wood stoves. $185,000 MLS #96597

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Tiny homes!!!! Located on the scenic high road to Taos in the village of Chamisal, this casita sits above a year round creek in a lush, green valley below the Sangre de Christo mountains in the La Jicarita water shed. Lot: 0.8 acres, 2bed, 1 bath studio and study. Built in 1953, Heating: 2 wood burning stoves Price/sqft: $103, Softwood, Tile flooring, thick adobe walls throughout. Artfully designed with a modern kitchen $124,000 MLS #98813

Take a step back in time to old trading days, mercantile, stagecoach routes and thick adobe haciendas. A warming place to stop and rest. This authentic 1 bedroom condo reflects old world, traditional Rancho de Taos architecture. Soft, colorful design and lines throughout will entice you to come in and experience tradition. Kiva fireplace. Fenced in private back yard, lush courtyard and grounds framed by stunning Picuris mountain views. $100,000. MLS #98956

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DIANE ENRIGHT, Assoc. Broker

diane@taoshomes.com 575-758-5478 (direct)

BRANDON ROSE, Buyer’s Broker

brandon@taoshomes.com 866-758-5478 (toll free)

10 Year Legend Award

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A BREATH OF FRESH AIR This 2,200 sq ft 2BR/2BA/2CG home w/ 650 sq ft 1BR/1BA guesthouse is located just a short walk to Historic Taos Plaza. Open floor plan, kitchen w/deluxe pantry/laundry, family rm, wood floors, & plantation shutters. Fenced & landscaped backyard. $598,000 MLS#98431

SOUTHWEST SERENITY 4-5BR/5BA/2CG, 5,000 sq ft home w/ 850 sq ft 1BR/1BA guest house on 4.6 irrigated acres. There’s room for an office, gym, meditation room, studio plus a great room for entertaining all in a lush private setting. Slow down and listen to the quiet! $795,000

PICTURESQUE IN-TOWN LANDSCAPE Tucked behind high walls is this sophisticated & fun 3BR/3BA home w/ garage within a short walk to historic Taos Plaza. Thoughtful remodels plus new LG air conditioner/heater seamlessly blend old & new. An ideal property right in the heart of town. $589,000 MLS#97445

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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL, FUN & FANCIFUL Formerly the Cottonwood Inn, this grand 7,500 sq. ft. adobe boasts 11 FPs, 9.5 baths, and now enjoyed as a 3BR home w/ attached mother-in-law quarters. Huge living room, 2 dining areas, master suite w/ dressing room & 2 baths & hot tub; guest suite; big office; library; studio. You’ll love it! $899,000 MLS#98220

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! The Mariposa Boutique in the John Dunn Shops on historic Bent St. has been a staple in women’s fashion for 35 years. They sell a complete line of women’s wear & accessories, infant & children’s wear. Opportunity to step into a business & location w/ proven track record. $142,000 MLS#98380

OUT OF THE ORDINARY BUT EXTRAORDINARY! This 3,800 sq ft energy efficient dome is THE home for the 21st Century. Natural elements of organic clay walls, wood, cork, and stone w/ stunning living/dining room area & upscale kitchen, including den/media room, heated sunroom, gallerY, plus an office all on 6 private acres on the Rio Pueblo. $895,000 MLS#96827

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A HOME FOR ALL SEASONS Enjoy all seasons in this 2,900+/- adobe home w/ 2BR/2BA, office/den, study, workshop & studio including 4 kiva FPs, vigas, nichos, arched doorways, Mexican tile, & wood. Step outside & enjoy pond & waterfall, and ramada with stunning views of Taos Mountain. $519,000 MLS#98008

KISS YOUR LANDLORD GOOD-BYE!

LASTING IMPRESSION From the welcoming front patio through the expansive living room and over the top kitchen to the exterior living “room” with kitchen and fireplace, this 4,000+/- sq ft custom home with 3BR/3.5BA/3CG is dressed to impress. $895,000 MLS#98310

Sweet in-town casita built in 2005 with an open and bright great room with modern appliances, vaulted ceiling, tile floors, W/D, & natural gas. There’s a deck off the back with fully fenced yard. $152,000 MLS#96641

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This artful 1,844 sq ft, 3BR/2BA/2CG abode is located in the desirable Vista Linda area. Split floor plan, high ceilings, kiva FP, Saltillo tile, nichos & bancos, & bold accents. The back patio is fenced for privacy.  Heated garage, previously used as a studio. Reduced to  $379,000 MLS#98561

This 2,400 sq ft home w/ 2BR/2BA/2CG/office/decks & big views & separate, 460 sq ft studio, carport & deck on 2.5 ac. will put a smile on your face. Delight in rock gardens, fun sculptures, & nature + big views from upstairs. Reduced to $365,000 MLS#97362 AT O U R O F F I C E O U R C L I E N T S A R E # 1

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL This property steps right off a magazine page w/ colorful gardens, stunning views, lots of outdoor living spaces, tennis courts & even a putting green. Spacious 5,700+/- sq ft adobe home w/ 3BR/3.5BA/studio/office/sun room, attached deluxe guest quarters. Private & Quiet. $1,690,000 MLS#98323

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DIANE ENRIGHT, Assoc. Broker

diane@taoshomes.com 575-758-5478 (direct)

BRANDON ROSE, Buyer’s Broker

brandon@taoshomes.com 866-758-5478 (toll free)

10 Year Legend Award

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SOUTHWESTERN ARISTOCRAT Discover this enchanting 2BR/2BA home + office with a 2BR/1BA guesthouse on desirable Burch St. Kiva FPs, vigas, beams, latillas, carved corbels, classic hand crafted SW woodwork & a delightful backyard all within walking distance to historic Taos Plaza. $650,000 MLS#97765

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THE BIG EASY

Historic 2,700+/- sq ft adobe home & 1BR/1BA guest house boast beautiful living areas. Massive adobe walls, smooth hand troweled plaster, 6 FPs, vigas, nichos, bancos, & hand hewn wood. Sits on the Talpa ridge overlooking the Ranchos Valley w/ amazing outdoor spaces. $750,000 MLS#98096

If you’re looking for easy living, this 3BR/2BA home & oversized finished 1CG on 1.3 acres be “HOME SWEET HOME!” Open floor plan, lots of light, stainless appliances, sub floor radiant heat, master w/ walk-in, lg laundry rm w/ W/D. Metal roof. Fenced yard. Price is easy too @ $229,900. MLS#97738

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LIFE IS A BOWL OF CHERRIES This lovely cottage is set amidst a magical orchard with flowers, trees & views. 2BR/2BA, 1,891 sq ft home w/ many windows, large bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, and lots of storage. Light & bright. Lovely pastoral setting in Arroyo Hondo. $295,000 MLS# 96816

LITTLE RANCH OF DREAMS Serenity abounds in this custom 3BR/3BA, 2,744 sq ft territorial home on 3 ac bordering a conservation easement w/ both the Rio Fernando & San Francisco acequia running through. Open floor plan w/ stunning FP, lg kitchen & dining room w/ dramatic views plus upstairs family room. Zoned agricultural. Reduced to $565,000 MLS#96774

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ROOM TO ROAM Spacious 2,862 sq.ft. 5BR/3BA home on .39 ac in-town w/ open floor plan. Detached 400 sq.ft. studio/workshop w/ electricity. Private courtyards, raised garden beds, greenhouse, shade pergola & trees. Established neighborhood w/ convenient location. $265,000  MLS#98986

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SO-O-O-O SOUTHWEST Beautifully remodeled 2,707 sq. ft. in-town home on .75ac boasts thick adobe walls, 3 kiva FPs, vigas, coved ceilings, Saltillo tile, bancos, nichos, & a courtyard. The kitchen has granite, stainless & a wet bar, plus there’s a spa room, artists studio & den/media room. Reduced to $455,000 MLS#95930

FANTASY MEETS FUNCTION Custom 3,000 sq ft, 2BR/2BA2CG home w/ 700 sq ft guesthouse. A colorful, FP in LR w/ media room/den, open kitchen & pantry, granite counter tops, & dining room w/ views all around. Expansive covered patio/portal in back & fenced yard. $625,000 MLS#96943

THE GREAT ESCAPE Custom 3BR/3BA/3CG + office alpine 2,723 sq ft home in El Valle Escondido. Passive solar orientation, open floor plan, slate & wood flooring, in-floor radiant heat, & vaulted ceilings. 2nd story decks offer panoramic views. Fishing ponds, golf course, clubhouse, & pool. $375,000 MLS# 96771

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NATURAL BEAUTY This beauty sits on 4.2 ac w/ trees, hiking on nearby USFS w/ epic views. Natural elements like thick adobe walls, hand troweled plaster, wood & hard mud floors, viga ceilings, & natural light to create a lovely sanctuary.  Let your spirit soar. $339,000 MLS#98418

WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK This happy space is perfect for the large home office or small business (cottage industry) and is in a terrific Northside location. Sunny kitchen, large living room/dining, handicap accessible bath, AND 2BR/and/or workspaces w/ wood floors & vigas. $279,000. MLS#98602

UPTOWN / INTOWN Walk to the Plaza from this roomy 2BR/2BA, 1,142 sq. ft. on delightful Dolan St. Kiva FP, wood beams & tile floors lend Southwest flair. Stainless appliances. A walled entrance area graces the front entry. Relax under the shade trees on the private, walled patio in back. Priced at $217,000. MLS#98797

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diane@taoshomes.com 575-758-5478 (direct)

BRANDON ROSE, Buyer’s Broker 10 Year Legend Award

brandon@taoshomes.com 866-758-5478 (toll free)

www.taoshomes.com

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LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST This well maintained 5BR/4BA/2CG home on 2.48 ac. will capture your heart. Quality craftsmanship, thoughtful design, fully equipped kitchen, custom cabinetry, family room & views! Outdoor amenities include walled front patio, kiva fireplace, covered portal, upstairs deck w/ views. $695,000 MLS#97788

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This 4,000 sq ft. home & guesthouse has feasts for the eyes at every turn. Wide plank floors, coved ceilings, colonial teak doors, an 18th century teak ceiling, & upscale kitchen w/ spacious dining area. Lg office/BR + sun room. 2CG w/ storage/workshop areas. $695,000 MLS#98838

Views. Privacy. Peace & Quiet. Combine this w/ an energy efficient 3BR/2BA deluxe home on 5 ac and you have it all! Enjoy ridge top views from every room. Split floor plan, office area, upscale kitchen, & Kiva FP.  14’ pumice construction w/ passive solar design. $399,000 MLS#98941

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GENTLE ON THE MIND & BUDGET This 2BR/1.5BA condo enjoys mountain views, nice size living spaces, sunny kitchen, and a price that won’t break the bank. The North side location has great year round access and is a short drive to Taos Ski Valley, hiking, biking, & tennis. Enjoy life and sleep tight at night. $144,000 MLS#98690

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GOLDILOCKS SAYS ‘IT’S JUST RIGHT’ This 2BR/2BA, 1,673 sq. ft. adobe is picture perfect and has a flexible floor plan with a bonus room w/ BA & kitchenette. Features include 3 kiva FPs, vigas, nichos, & brick floors. The views are phenomenal and just around the corner is Arroyo Seco & Tas Ski Valley.   $439,000 MLS#98859   

EARTH-FRIENDLY Energy-efficient, 3BR/1.5 BA, 2,518 sq ft adobe home w/ open floor plan & classic finishes. Passive-solar, kiva FP, sauna, greenhouse, + wrap-a-round porch.1,400 sq ft guesthouse on 41.85 ac. overlooking the Hondo valley. $849,000 MLS#98826

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Well maintained light/bright condo w/ 2BR/2BA & 1,100 sq ft could be just the thing for you. Open living area w/ kiva FP, dining area, sub floor radiant heat (nat’l gas), & stainless appliances. A dog run for Fido and a communal flower and herb garden right out the door. $214,000 $98669

This 3 ac. parcel in the Weimer area is a must see. You’re surrounded by trees at the end of a dead end road yet you’re just minutes to town and steps away from USFS for hiking & biking.  Enjoy Taos Mtn. views and the sparkling lights of town below.  Gated for privacy. $182,500  MLS#97410

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT! Come on down and see the value in this 2,400 sq ft 4BR/ 2.5BA/2CG home on 3.2 ac. w/ bold views. A rock FP in the living room, open kitchen & spacious dining/family room, sunroom, lg laundry room w/ sink & pantry too.  Let’s make a deal!  $350,000 MLS#98893

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GENTLE ON THE MIND AND BUDGET This 1BR condo in a central location is spacious w/ 10’ ceilings, large windows, and vigas & tile which lend a Southwest touch. Nice size bath and large walk-in closet with W/D. A large portal In front w/ a surround wall providing privacy + a 2 person hot tub.  $173,000 MLS#98952

GET LOST! No, not really, just a hidden premium parcel of land tucked away off the Hondo Seco Rd. bordering the Mariposa Ranch in Des Montes. 3.5 ac. site w/ a private drive. The Northside location is popular for skiers, hikers, & those desiring bold views. Just 18 min. to town. $158,750 MLS#98368

THE ‘IN’ CROWD With this popular in-town location you’re in the in crowd. This 1930’-40’s, 1,600 sq ft 2BR/2BA home w/ 2 kiva FPs, vigas, wood & tile floors, & much more could be “it”.  Lg family/or/ dining room w/ French doors to a patio & fenced back yard.     $294,000 MLS#98933

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Rick Reaves

Associate Broker 575-770-4502 ricklreaves@gmail.com taoshomeinvestments.com 314A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571 • BHHSTaosRealEstate.com • 575 758 1924 • 800 530 8899 Wonderful 3 BD/3BA home in the Del Norte Great rancher with 8.2 acres in Arroyo subdivision features an open floor plan with Hondo. This large ranch house has 3 dramatic high ceilings and large vigas. The BD/2 ½ BA and 3 fireplaces. Kitchen and kitchen has stylish cabinets and is centered bathrooms have been newly remodeled. around a professional series range/oven. Features a huge deck with wonderful The garage has been split with a studio/ views of Arroyo Hondo. Finished workshop built on one side. Ceiling fans in basement with high ceilings is perfect for all the rooms. Surrounded by mature trees a recreation room. Nice 2 car garage with with a courtyard/patio facing the mountains additional space for storage also has very perfect for entertaining. MLS #97521 high ceilings. 4.43 acres of irrigable land $449,000 Gorgeous Hondo Views tops this off. MLS #98419 $396,000 Southwest Adobe

Ranchos Land

Large tract of irrigated land just south of the town of Taos. This 6.33 acre lot is under cultivation. The property includes a new well, electricity and fiber optics at the lot. Restrictions insure a nice building site. This lot can be split. Suitable for organic farming and horses allowed. Fantastic 360 degree views of surrounding mountains. Near Chamisa and Sunshine Rds. MLS #98508 $299,995

Sunshine Valley – MLS #97865 Santiago Road MLS #97730 S. Santistevan Road – MLS #98174 Dos Arroyos Lots – MLS #96800 MLS #96796

Great Land for Sale

$50,000 $125,000 $159,000 $59,000 $69,000

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Rachel Singer

575-770-0569 kiva@newmex.com

Kiva Harris

Associate Broker 575-613-3027 rachels@taosnet.com

Associate Broker

Experienced Broker for Buyers and Sellers Property Management

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Beautiful Land!

PRICE REDUCED Off grid, rammed earth home in Carson, built w/ attention to detail. 2 acres with 360° views. Open floor plan, efficient wood stove plus active & passive solar. 3000 gallon cistern. Irrigated  raised bed gardens. 119,000 MLS 96752

MOUNTAIN CHALET Lovely mountain chalet nestled among enormous aspens, with stream flowing behind the house in a peaceful setting. 2000 sq ft home features great room with 35ft ceiling, 2BD on 1st floor & huge master suite on 2nd floor. 3 levels of north-facing windows. Perfect for an artist with the need for superior light. 139,900 MLS 98303

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Amazing Top of the World Views! from this forested 10 acres bordering Carson National Forest. Good road.  And only 9 miles from Taos Ski Valley. $115,000 MLS 98706 MORE LAND Lots of trees on this 2.9 acres north of Taos. Easy access and good building sites.   $23,000  MLS 98727

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Step back in time into this charming 2BD/1BA adobe home. Kiva fireplace in living room, wood floors, vigas throughout.  Enjoy the sounds of the Rio Chiquito from your front porch.  On 8.9 acres with water rights, mature fruit trees, and wild life. Borders National Forest. 219,000 MLS 97343

Walk to shops, restaurants and galleries from this well maintained classic adobe. 2BD/2BA with walled courtyards in front and back. Vigas, Saltillo tile and wood flooring, and 3 kiva style fireplaces. New stucco April 2016. This home is move-in ready! 245,000 MLS 98309

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Unique Northern NM land near Taos. Borders Nat’l Forest w. old growth piñon & views. Owner financing. $45,000 MLS 98270 Also two 3.24 ac. lots for $32,000 ea. MLS 98271 6.48 acres for $58,000 Wide open spaces, huge views. Borders BLM land. $25,000 MLS 96443 A lovely acre with trees & views & community water. $15,000  MLS 98468

Sweet 1940’s adobe on 2.22 acres with water rights. 2 bed, 2 bath, large kitchen, vigas, wood floors. Fruit trees & flowers. Big mountain views. $220,000 MLS 98619

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OF THE MINING PAST: 31 SNOWSHOE ROAD

By Cindy Brown | Photos by Katharine Egli

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igh on a hill overlooking Taos Ski Valley there is a small, peaceful neighborhood on Snowshoe Road. Steps away from Northside, a private alpine recreation area, and almost as close to the trails of the Carson National Forest, the neighborhood sits in a glade of aspen and pine trees. The home at 31 Snowshoe Road was built with echoes of the area’s mining history. At the turn of the century, the site of the current Taos Ski Valley was the location of an active mining community. Known as Twining, after New Jersey banker Albert C. Twining, who invested in the operation, the mine operated until 1903, but never produced much ore. Charges of embezzlement, shootings, fires and more disasters combined to close the mining town for good by 1932. Nothing remains of the town today, except the stories and the architectural style that is found in some of the homes of Taos Ski Valley.

The dramatic angles...recall the look of a mining cabin, but with a decidedly modern flair

The dramatic angles of the Snowshoe Road home recall the look of a mining cabin, but with a decidedly modern flair. Each angle was thoughtfully designed to create a cohesive feel by designer Brad Reed. The outside is clad with cedar and accented with corrugated metal and red windows. A front porch welcomes visitors. The house has decks off the living room, as well as the second story master suite. Owner Robert Pepper says that he enjoys the mountain views on all sides of the house. “The views are incredible – among the best at the ski valley – with Kachina and Al’s Run visible from the decks and the sheer rock cliffs off to the north, which are just as beautiful,” he said The decks provide a perfect place to sit outside on a fall afternoon, watching the day fade to night and the sunset begin down the valley to the west. The soft sounds of the Rio Hondo can be heard below. The aspens are golden now. In the winter, the same decks offer afternoon views of skiers finishing the day at the ski valley. As the night cools, the fireplace inside beckons. The living room is a comfortable space with high ceilings and views through the tall window of the pine trees and mountains. The light-colored wood paneling, and the custom-built wood furniture in deeper tones, provide a feeling of sturdiness and invites one to settle in. Pepper is a cabinet maker and had a shop in Santa Fe. He crafted all of the interior wood work, including the doors. He says each piece is unique. Pepper made not only the exquisite mahogany countertops and doors, but also built-in dressers, tables and decorative railings and posts that add interest to the interior spaces. Some of the wood pieces are highly polished and others were left in a rougher state showing one-of-a-kind marks and measurements. Current resident Joe Cohen has known Robert Pepper for 30 years. Cohen is working in project management on the hotel and surrounding site Enchanted Homes Vol. CXI •

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improvements at the Taos Ski Valley. The two first met when working together to build houses in Northern New Mexico, mostly in the Santa Fe area. “Pepper is one of the very best cabinet makers,” said Cohen. He is creative and clever at solving problems with innovative solutions.” Cohen points out the thoughtful details and the special elements such as the massive wooden beams of the ceiling that have been sanded smooth to reveal the grain of the wood. Cohen says the house is a very comfortable, livable house — not fussy — just simple and well-laid out. Along with the living room and kitchen, there is a bedroom that has access to the main deck and a three-quarter bath on the main floor. Upstairs there is a master suite with its own deck facing Kachina Peak. The tall tower in the loft expands the living space of the house, letting more light in through the windows on all sides. A small gas-powered stove adds warmth and character to the room. Slate tiles cover the bathroom floor and enclose a jetted tub and shower. The house covers just under 1,500 square feet. Although smaller than the average U.S. home size of close to 2,500 square feet, the house feels larger due to the many windows and the thoughtfully laid out rooms. The many built-in cabinets and dressers are carefully fitted into nooks that leave the rooms open and feeling spacious. In the words of Cohen, the space is well-crafted and well-executed. Heated by the sun and radiant floor system, the house is warm in the fall and winter. It is a comfortable and welcoming place to come home to after a day in the woods or on the ski slopes. The house at 31 Snowshoe Road is located on a .42 acre lot. It is offered by Evan Blish of Piñon Investments of Taos. For more information, call (575) 776-8106 or visit pinoninvestmentsoftaos.com.

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CASA ENCANTADA REALTY

7276 Highway 518, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 575-751-0013 O 575-770-0655 C 751-0275 F fishrman@newmex.com www.tedterryintaos.com

Ted Terry Qualifying Broker

Los Cordovas Riverfront Homes

New and beautiful: Rio Pueblo compound. Two homes 3bd/3ba and 3bd/2ba each 3200 sf. on 12 acres fronting the Rio Pueblo. The property includes water rights as well as a spring pond, 2 wells and 2 septic systems and both homes are set up for rainwater harvesting. High ceilings and two fireplaces grace the main house. Tile floors with radiant heating keep it cozy in the winter. . The property is totally landscaped with drip irrigation. The guest home has two kitchen areas, an expansive studio as well as a spacious work shop. MLS# 96882 $1,495,000

Rental Duo - Two 3 bedroom/ 2 bath homes with strong rental histories for sale. Located in Ranchos de Taos and situated on .92 acre with surface water rights. Purchase both or take your choice of the two. MLS#s 96901 and 96902 Listed for $115,000 and $85,000

New Listings:two 6.16 acre tracts in Upper Colonias for sale. Adjacent to Valencia Rd & running down to Seco Creek. Water rights & river frontage. Perfect for small organic farm or horse ranch. Tracts are 309’ wide & 1000+’ long and share a well. 360º views abound. MLS# 98204/98205 $190,000.00

Llano Mesa Tract 24.76 affordable acres suitable for subdivision. Owner will consider financing part of the purchase price with a good down payment. MLS# 94778 $148,500

Riverbend Subdivision 67+ acres /16 lots is for sale in it’s entirety. The lots are from 3.00 to 7.57 acres . The property has land line phone, electricity and five drilled wells. MLS # 98856 $899,000 Owner/Broker

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Las Cordovas Rio Pueblo frontage with irrigation rights. 7.25 acres, power phone and well on site. This land could be farmed again as it once was. Priced to sell. MLS# 96159 $193,000 

Country Club Lot 63 3.00 acres on Baird Drive. Still the lowest priced country club lot. MLS# 81675 $79,000 Owner/Broker

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Beauty They are homes of distinction. They have stories to tell. They embody permanence, are celebrated in history, yet remain timeless.

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Greg Tomashot Associate Broker 575-770-7098

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OLDER ADOBE home needing TLC. 3Bd/1ba with guest house connected to west side. Home priced with renovations in mind so – Sold in “As-Is” condition. Asking price $98,300 MLS#96987

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BRING YOUR MENU and Start your new business. Approx. 2000 sq.ft. All furniture, fixtures, and equip. with leasehold included. Call for details. $248,000 MLS#98067

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CHARM AND STYLE are just a few words to describe this 2bd/2ba condo with open floor plan, Moorish-style kiva fireplace, walk-in patio entrance with small fenced yard. Easy walk to Plaza. $265,000 MLS#96759

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PERSONAL VIEW of Taos Mountain. Long rectangular 2.27 AC used for agricultural purposes w/water rights. Take advantage of all views. Seller financing available. $73,710 MLS#97790

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RENOVATED ADOBE home with diamond finish walls in master suite, new bathroom, plus many more upgrades to enjoy. 3Bd/2.5ba all with an eclectic taste. $185,700 MLS#96906

BE CLOSE to schools, recreation center and Town in this pueblo styled 3bd/2ba home with single car garage, hot water radiant heat, and much more. Offered for $185,000 MLS#97279

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TWO PARCELS AVAILABLE, each with 2.83 acres on Cornelio Cisneros Road. Great views, private, perfect sites for your new home or ranch. Each $16,980 MLS#98892 & 98894

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BIG SAGE

DISCOVER THE DELICIOUSNESS OF TAOS

Architect-designed and built adobe home, passive solar and off-grid, situated on 200 acres in the high mesa piñon, juniper, and sagebrush country of western Taos County, New Mexico. 19 miles north of Ojo Caliente Resort and Spa, this stunning property is bordered on the north and south by Carson National Forest. Wildlife and clear skies abound. The 2,258 square foot, single family home features 2 bedrooms, 1 ½ bathrooms, brick and oak flooring, two wood-burning stoves, and finished and insulated two car garage. Walls are two foot thick adobe, surrounded by 2x6 insulated stud walls. Private solar-powered well produces 5 gallons per minute. Covenants provide for up to 25 horses for personal use. $850,000 Offered by Sotheby’s International Realty MLS201504934. Call Beth Stephens at 505.501.3088 or 505.988.8088.

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Current Happenings in Taos Real Estate

RE/MAX sElls 1 hoME EvERy 42 sEconds!

Mountain Realty Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

www.taosmls.com remax@newmex.com 575-758-5400

Linda Valaika, Associate Broker

COMPARISON OF 2015 - 2016 REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY January 1, 2016 - August 22, 2016 2016 2015 % of change Residential Sold Properties Average Sold Price Volume Sold Land Sold Properties Average Sold Price Volume Sold Multi-Family Sold Properties Average Sold Price Volume Sold Commercial Sold Properties Average Sold Price Volume Sold

CURRENT REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY 280 $535,000 $150,000,000

115 342,000 39,288,000

135 294,000 39,695,000

-.22% .16% -.02%

Current Residential Properties Average Listed Price Volume

40 80,000 3,200,000

33 125,000 4,128,000

.41% -.33% .40%

Current Land Listings Average Listed Price Volume

1 112,500 112,500

4 359,000 1,435,000

-.75% -.69% -.92%

Current Multi-Family Listing Average Listed Price Volume

8 $438,000 $3,500,000

5 323,000 1,616,000

7 475,000 3,324,000

- .29% -44% -1.23%

Current Commercial Listings Average Listed Price Volume

41 $680,000 $28,000,000

394 $160,000 $63,000,000

RATES ARE GOING UP. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE RATES WHILE YOU STILL CAN Fixed Interest Rates Loan Amount Monthly Payment* $200,000 $926.00 30 year Fixed Rate 3.75% $200,000 $1,369.00 15 year Fixed Rate 2.875% 5 year Adj. Rate

2.750%

$200,000

$816.00

*Rates quoted represent average rates without points and vary depending on credit score, loan size, and loan to value on conventional loans.

These statistics were obtained through data available from Taos County Board of Realtors. Rates provided courtesy of Wells Fargo Mortgage.

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Real Estate Finance

Loan estimates by Ted Dimond Whether buying or refinancing, a home a borrower is charged dosing costs by the lender and third parties to secure the loan.

others that are optional for the borrower and title insurance issued by the title company’s insurance underwriters.

In addition to paying the lender interest on the money borrowed, the borrower is also buying the loan from the lender as well as paying fees to third parties whose work is required for the loan process.

On a refinance, the borrower is responsible for all of the above fees. With a purchase, these fees are generally split between the buyer and seller as agreed upon in their purchase contract.

When researching or shopping for a loan, the borrower should be sure to determine not only the interest rate offered by the lender, but also the total costs necessary to secure the loan.

The above fees are generally similar, regardless of the broker or banker used for the transaction. That is, the fee for the appraiser and surveyor as well as the title company fees are somewhat standardized, independent of which lending institution is ordering those services.

A broker or banker is required to provide a loan estimate (LE) to a borrower within three days of the original application, and this document details all costs associated with the securing of the loan. This document is ultimately compared to actual closing costs on the CD (closing document) when the borrower concludes the loan process. Regulations state that should the costs exceed the original estimate by more than a tolerable amount (the amount varies depending upon the category of fees), then depending upon the nature and degree of intolerance, either the broker or lender is required to pay the difference, or the loan has to be resubmitted and started again. The LE is essential for a borrower to be able to compare offerings from various brokers or banks to help determine which lender is offering the best loan. It is not enough to simply ask what rate each lender has to offer for two reasons. 1. There isn’t simply one rate available, but rather a continuum of rates based on what the borrower pays in closing costs. 2. A rate quote isn’t necessarily reliable until that rate has actually been locked by the lender and the total costs for that rate have been disclosed. Closing costs for a loan fall into multiple categories. There are the loan related fees charged by the lender. These include administrative fees, generally onetime fees that are referred to as administrative, underwriting or processing fees. There are third party fees for the services required to complete the loan process. These fees include the appraisal fee, survey fee if necessary, government recording fees and courier fees. Third party fees also include title company fees (in New Mexico most mortgages are closed at title companies; in other states transactions are sometimes closed by lawyers). The title company is the objective third party whose job is to advocate for the all parties to confirm that buyers, sellers and lenders interests are all being met according to the purchase agreements as well as the LE. Title costs generally include a settlement fee for closing the loan, fees for searching and preparing the documents required for the loan, deletions and endorsements to the title policy, some of which are required by lenders and

Lenders administrative fees vary from lender to lender but the greatest variable is what is called points. A point is 1 percent of the total loan amount so with a $100,000 loan one point is $1,000. This cost is referred to as origination points or discount points, but regardless is the cost the lender charges for the specific rate offered. As noted, there is no single interest rate available, but rather a continuum of rates offered for various costs. This fee is essential to know when comparing the rate offered by different lenders. As part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, brokers must present a disclosure to borrowers called an “anti-steering disclosure.” Banks are not required to present this disclosure, but regardless, they are likely to charge points for a particular rate and the concept is the same. The anti-steering disclosure indicates that various rates are available depending upon how many points a borrower may choose to pay. For example a borrower may be offered a rate of 4.0 percent. paying no points but could opt to lower that rate to 3.75 percent by paying approximately one point — while conversely can choose a higher rate of 4.25 percent — and actually earn about a point credit towards the borrows closing costs. Another way of thinking of this is that a borrower has one rate available, paying no additional fees or by paying the lender “upfront,” can lower the rate and save money in the future. Generally if one opts to pay points, it takes about 58 years of lowered monthly payments to earn back the points paid at closing. After those 58 years, the lower monthly payment based on the lower rate represents true savings. The LE and anti-steering disclosure are documents intended to help the borrower properly assess the true costs of securing a real estate loan, as well as accurately compare offerings from various lenders. It is important that when researching or shopping for a loan, one compares these numbers as well as understands that while the costs disclosed must be close estimates of what one in fact does pay at closing, the rates discussed are only valid once locked. because rates change daily, even throughout each day.

Ted Dimond has lived in Taos since 1976. He has been a residential mortgage broker since 1994 and has owned and operated Dimond Mortgage with his wife, Vanessa, since 2003. Ted can be reached via email Ted@dimondmortgage.com.

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Price Comparison

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TAOS, NM

$1,599,000

Incomeproducing Ranch with Common Land

$695,000 Stylish Territorial Home with Horse Facilities

5BR/3.5BA

3200 sq. ft., 7.13 acres MLS 98897 This two-story home offers traditional territorial style and contemporary energy efficiency. Built in 2000 of durable, earth-friendly Rastra block, the home incorporates historic Southwest details updated for comfort and convenience. Located on 7.13 acres bordered by two rivers, the home includes an enormous great room with a corrugated tin ceiling and a kiva fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, a walk-in pantry, a formal dining room, a large master suite, four guestrooms, and an attached heated two-car garage. On the grounds are an orchard, a smokehouse, a workshop, a caretaker’s residence, and other outbuildings. Horse facilities comprise an arena, a round pen, pipe corrals with shelters, and a pasture with a large shelter suitable for hay storage, stalls, or a combination thereof. CONTACT: Page Sullivan, Page Sullivan Group Coldwell Banker Lota Realty, Inc. Telephone: (575) 758-7890 page@taoshomepage.com www.TaosRealEstate.com

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Living in season Enjoy seasonal living any time of the year. Compare these ideal properties where summer, winter, spring and fall each have their own unique appeal.

5BR/4.5BA

5121 sq. ft., 7.9 acres MLS 161619 This three-story frame home built in 2010 is part of Creek Ranch LPS. In addition to their privately held lots, owners jointly own 1280 acres of ranch land and hold an exclusive lease on another 2300 acres of open space. Amenities include miles of trails for horseback riding, trout fishing, and other water features. Hunting is permitted. Equine facilities include paddocks, a barn with stalls, an arena, and horse shelters. This beautiful private home is designed for comfortable living. The master suite includes a gas fireplace and a steam shower for two. Two of the guestrooms are en suite. All three floors have common areas. The walkout basement opens onto a large stone patio with terraced gardens, and the views are breathtaking. CONTACT: Lorraine Morrison Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Telephone: (970) 819-3115 lorraine.morrison@coldwellbanker.com www.lmorrison.cbdistinctive.com

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ARTS & CULTURE PHOTO BY KATHARINE EIGL

CULTURAL EVENTS Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

For 30 years every July at the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Grounds. www. taospueblopowwow.com

Las Fiestas de Taos

A celebration honoring the two patron saints of Taos, Santa Ana and Santiago, including a Royal Pageant, cuisine, music, and an historical parade. www.fiestasdetaos.com

SOMOS Summer Writers Series

Features local, regional and national authors reading from new publications 8 weeks in summer. www.somostaos.org

SOMOS Winter Writers Series

Features local, regional and national authors reading from new publications 8 weeks in winter. www.somostaos.org

Taos Fall Arts Festival

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ven before the first East Coast artist decided Taos would be the perfect place to bring out their creative best, Taos was a crossroads for culture, trade, creative expression and attunement. TripAdvisor recently looked for towns that possessed “rich history and culture, gorgeous scenery, an abundance of activities, family friendly attractions and top notch vacation home accommodations” to compile a list of the top “13 U.S. Towns that are Diamonds in the Rough.” The town’s wealth of galleries and museums and the busy annual calendar of cultural events, from storytelling festivals to concerts, attest to the vibrant condition of the local art scene. There is hardly a week that transpires when there isn’t a major festival, performance or special art event, attracting not only tourists but also our busy, active and creative locals. One of the oldest art colonies in the country, Taos maintains its stature as a premiere cultural spot. Here is a list of the many cultural activities available as well as the organizations, galleries, and museums that contribute to these events.

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The oldest arts festival in Taos, it includes three major art shows: The Distinguished Achievement Awards Showcase, Taos Select and Taos Open. From midSeptember through October. www.taosfallarts.com

Taos Lilac Festival

Established to celebrate the heritage of lilacs and to promote their care and planting throughout the Taos area, this admission-free, family-friendly event is held in May. www.taoslilacfestival.com

Taos Plaza Live

A series of free concerts presented every Thursday on Taos Plaza from 6-8 p.m. throughout the summer, from May through September. www.taos.org/visit/taos-plaza-live

Taos Shortz Film Festival

Dedicated to featuring quality juried short films from around the globe, it provides filmmakers a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, panels, and network with fellow filmmakers, media companies, producers, and distributors. www.taosshortz.com

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Taos Storytelling Festival

Sponsored by SOMOS, every year it brings tales to life with regional and/or nationally known oral storytellers. www.somostaos.org

Taos Summer Writers’ Conference

An annual, weeklong gathering that offers workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and more, it was named one of the Top Ten writers’ conferences in the United States by USA Today. www.taosconf.unm.edu

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Held every January, includes educational seminars, wine tastings, wine dinners hosted by vintners paired with Taos chefs. www.taoswinterwinefest.com

PechaKucha

Informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps in the 20x20 format — 20 images each for 20 seconds. www.pechakucha.org

The Paseo

A festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos and creating a new platform for the public display of art. www.paseotaos.org

CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS SOMOS

The Society of the Muse of the Southwest is a nonprofit supporting literary arts by offering live readings, workshops, conferences, and festivals. 233 Paseo del Pueblo Sur (575) 758-0081 www.somostaos.org

Taos Center for the Arts

Creates and presents high-quality, professional art experiences for the community of Taos; operates and maintains the Taos Community Auditorium, the Encore Gallery and the Stables Gallery. 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-2052 www.tcataos.org

The Museum Association of Taos (MAT)

This nonprofit association of five museums preserves the art, history and culture of Taos and Northern New Mexico. Members include Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, Millicent Rogers Museum, Harwood Museum of Art, & Taos Historic Museums, comprising E.L. Blumenschein Home and La Hacienda de los Martinez. www.taosmuseums.org

UNIVERSITIES SMU-in-Taos

Fort Burgwin, 6580 NM-518, Ranchos De Taos (575) 758-8322 www.smu.edu

UNM-Taos

Klauer Campus, 1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos (575) 737-6200 www.taos.unm.edu

HISTORICAL PLACES Taos Pueblo

A mile north of the city of Taos, it's is the largest surviving multistoried Pueblo structure in the United States and the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. www.taospueblo.com

D.H. Lawrence Ranch

Located in San Cristobal, approximately 20 miles north of Taos, it was entrusted to the University of New Mexico for the purpose of creating a public memorial to D.H. Lawrence. www.dhlawrencetaos.org

Historic Taos Plaza

Angie Coleman Fine Arts

140 E. Kit Carson Road, Taos (575) 779-4658 www. angiecolemanfinearts.com

Bryans Gallery

121 Kit Carson Road, Taos (575) 758-9407 bryansgallery.com

Located in the heart of Taos, Don Fernando de Taos Plaza was settled by the Spanish colonists 400 years ago.

DAFA David Anthony Fine Arts

Mabel Dodge Luhan House

Envision Gallery

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1991, it has been a center of Taos arts and education for almost 100 years. It also hosts year-round workshops and lectures. 240 Morada Lane, Taos (575) 751-9686 www.mabeldodgeluhan.com

Río Grande Gorge Bridge

West on US 64, at 650 feet above the Rio Grande, it is the fifth highest bridge in the United States.

San Francisco de Asís Church

Celebrating its 200 anniversary, it is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most photographed and painted buildings in the country. 60 St. Francis Plaza, Ranchos De Taos Phone: (575) 758-2754

MUSEUMS

Blumenschein Home & Museum

222 Ledoux St., Taos (575) 758-0505 www. taoshistoricmuseums.org

132 Kit Carson Road, Taos (575) 758-7113 www.dafataos.com 1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, El Prado (575) 751-1344 www.envisiongallery.net

Greg Moon Art

109 Kit Carson Rd, Taos (575) 770-4463 www.gregmoonart.com

Inger Jirby Gallery

207 Ledoux St., Taos (575) 758-7333 www.jirby.com

Larry Bell Studio

103 San Antonio St., Taos (575) 758-3062 www.larrybell.com

Lumina Contemporary Art

11 NM 230, Taos (575) 758-7282 www.luminafineart.com

Michael McCormick Gallery

106 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-1372 www.mccormickgallery.com

Mission Gallery

138 Kit Carson Road, Taos (575) 758-2861

Harwood Museum of Art

R B Ravens Gallery

Gov. Bent House Museum

R C Gorman Navajo Gallery

Kit Carson Home & Museum

Robert L. Parsons Fine Art

238 Ledoux St., Taos (575) 758-9826 www.harwoodmuseum.org 117 Bent St., Taos (575) 758-2376 laplaza.org/art/museums_bent.php3 113 Kit Carson Road, Taos (575) 758-4945 www. kitcarsonhomeandmuseum.com

La Hacienda de los Martinez

708 Hacienda Way, Taos (575) 758-1000 www. taoshistoricmuseums.org

Millicent Rogers Museum

1504 Millicent Rogers Road, Taos (575) 758-2462 www.millicentrogers.org

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos (575) 758-2690 www.taosartmuseum.org

The Couse-Sharp Historic Site

146 Kit Carson Road, Taos (575) 751-0369 www.couse-sharp.org

GALLERIES

4146 State Road 68, Ranchos De Taos (575) 758-7322 www.rbravens.com 210 Ledoux St., Taos (575) 758-3250 www.rcgormangallery.com

131 Bent St., Taos (800) 613-5091 www.parsonsart.com

Sage Fine Art Gallery

115 E Plaza, Taos (575) 758.-9396 www.sagefineart.com

Spirit Runner Gallery

303 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 737-9292 www.ouraymeyers.com

Stephen Kilborn

136 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-5760 www.stephenkilborn.com

Studio de Colores Gallery 119 Quesnel, Taos (888) 751-3502 www.decoloresgallery.com

Total Arts Gallery

203 Fine Art

122-A Kit Carson Road, Taos (575) 758-4667 www.totalartsgallery. com

Act I Gallery

133 Kit Carson Road, Taos (575) 758-3969 www. oldworldfineartgallery.com

203 Ledoux St., Taos (575) 751-1262 www.203fineart.com 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-7831 www.actonegallery.com

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Untitled Fine Art Gallery

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art

119 Kit Carson Road, Taos (575) 758-3255 www.wnightingale.com

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ELEGANT MOUNTAIN LIVING

A rare find in Angel Fire, NM. A fabulous 3BD/ 3BA/ 3CG/ 3000+/- SF home on 2.4 acres +. A separate 1000+/-SF 1BD/ 1BA guest house. This energy efficient RASTRA block home offers 3 Kiva fireplaces, radiant heat, flagstone floors, diamond plaster walls & vaulted wood ceilings, all on one level. $795,000 MLS 98378

PEACEFUL MOUNTAIN LIVING

A well maintained large family home on .85 acres with 3BD/3.5BA/2CG/3856SF and features 2 bonus rooms, sauna, hot tub, & breathtaking views.

$399,000 MLS 97260

UNDER CONTRACT

ANGEL FIRE SANCTUARY

Get away from it all in this 3 BD/2.5BA/1CG 3900 SF home on 10 acres in The Aspens. Enjoy fantastic views and so much more for the money in this unmatched treasure. $449,500 MLS #98741

LIVING IN THE ROUND

This unique 3BD/2BA 2060 SF home has been completely remodeled, fully furnished. $359,000 MLS 95705

CABIN IN THE WOODS

Large decks on every level make the outdoors very accessible, 3BD/2BA/2CG 2433 SF Home on .76 acres in Guadalupita. + 300SF Shop.

$215,000 MLS 98448

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COOL CANYON LIVING

COMFY CABIN IN UTE PARK

10 minutes to Mora, 40 to Angel Fire! Secluded, beautiful mountain chalet with studio near Coyote Creek. Furnished. 2060 SF, 3BD/2BA on 1.12 Acres.

Minutes to the Cimarron River, Furnished & No HOA Dues! 768SF, 2BD/1BA on 1.3 Acres. $160,000 MLS 96929

$236,000 MLS 99021

SECLUDED OLD ADOBE

Watch elk & deer roam from your living room, 2BD/1BA 2000 SF on 1 Acre nestled on a hillside between 2 larger tracts, $129,000 MLS 97688

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A GREAT ESCAPE!

Quiet, wooded setting with year round access! 3BD/2BA /1CG 1100 SF.

$125,000 MLS 98208

COZY IN TAOS CANYON

Tucked away in the trees in Taos Canyon. 3BD/2BA 1500 SF. An extra room could be used a bedroom or office. 7X7 storage shed + 22X20 carport. All this and just minutes to Taos.

$159,000 MLS 93680

LONESOME DOVE CABIN

Gated Community, Views Galore with Private Lake & Stream! 3BD/1BA on 1 Acre. 1280 SQ FT.

$165,000 MLS 96934

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GET TO KNOW THE ENCHANTED CIRCLE

The Enchanted Circle encompasses Taos, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, Red River and Questa. Known for its magnificent scenery and outdoor activities, the Enchanted Circle makes an outstanding day trip. Drive time is approximately 3 1/2 hours, but make plans for frequent stops along the way. It’s worth the extra time to discover the hidden treasures of Northern New Mexico.

TOWN OF TAOS

RANCHOS DE TAOS, TALPA, LLANO QUEMADO

Taos Plaza rests at the heart of the historic district, surrounded by shops, galleries and restaurants within easy walking distance, in the midst of quiet residential areas. It has a relatively flat landscape filled with cottonwood trees. Average home sale price: $254,896

Home of the most photographed church in the country (San Francisco de Asís), Ranchos de Taos is accented with quaint adobe structures, galleries and shops. High terrain and ridges afford views of the Río Grande Gorge and mountains. Average home sale price: $199,684

WEIMER FOOTHILLS

BLUEBERRY HILL An area of sagebrush mesas, which is a popular area for houses. Average home sale price: $288,125

UPPER LAS COLONIAS A varied area of sagebrush and juniper, with easy access to the town of Taos and affordable home options. Average home sale price: $337,265

ARROYO HONDO, HONDO MESA A village of old adobes and other dwellings along the Río Hondo, with a rolling high desert mesa stretching toward the Río Grande Gorge. Includes popular fishing spots, as well as the historic John Dunn Bridge. Average home sale price: $240,481

ARROYO SECO, EL SALTO, DES MONTES Arroyo Seco is a picturesque village of galleries, shops and cafes, surrounded by the beautiful landscape and gorgeous views of the mountains. El Salto and Des Montes have rolling terrain with orchards and ranches. Arroyo Seco average home sale price: $375,181 El Salto average home sale price: $415,600 Des Montes average home sale price: $399,358

TAOS SKI VALLEY, VALDEZ Taos Ski Valley is world renowned with both national and international clientele. Most of the businesses are open year-round for outdoor enthusiasts of every season. Valdez sits at the foot of the canyon accessing Taos Ski Valley, providing high-altitude living amidst woodlands and valleys along the Río Hondo. TSV average home sale price: $410,666 TSV average condo sale price: $315,620 Valdez average home sale price: $236,633

An upscale neighborhood of rolling hills, it is close to schools, Holy Cross Hospital and the Taos Youth and Family Center. Building restrictions keep mountain and foothill views relatively unbroken. Average home sale price: $354,163

EL PRADO, RANCHITOS, CÓRDOVAS El Prado is comprised of meadows and ranch lands with small shops, cafes and other businesses along the highway. Ranchitos and Los Córdovas are similar but more residential. All have excellent views of Taos Mountain. El Prado average home sale price: $256,666 Ranchitos average home sale price: $350,400 Los Córdovas average home sale price: $245,452

VALLE ESCONDIDO Nestled in the mountains only 20 minutes east of Taos, Valle Escondido offers spectacular views, USGA golf, stocked fishing lakes, swimming pool and playground and community social life at the historic log clubhouse, all enjoyed by full-and part-time homeowners, with community water and household trash removal included. Valle Escondido is surrounded by the Carson National Forest, offering year-round recreation: hiking, hunting, camping, mountain biking, ATV trails and winter sports. A wide variety of homes can be found in Valle Escondido with an approximate starting price of $200,000.

ANGEL FIRE Cradled in the beautiful Moreno Valley, Angel Fire is a favorite destination for skiers in the winter and golfers, hikers and music lovers in the summer. Average home sale price: $381,170

RED RIVER

TAOS CANYON, CAÑÓN This area is replete with hiking trails and campgrounds. Picturesque views of the mountainsides and the Río Fernando combine to form a lush, green landscape. Taos Canyon average home sale price: $167,777 Cañón average home sale price: $287,200

TAOS COUNTRY CLUB, STAKEOUT AREA A relatively new area of development with broad expanses of land affording unbroken mountain views, as well as the piñon-and-juniper covered “Outlaw Hill,” where Old West outlaws hid out from the law. Average home sale price: $342,444

This historic ski town invites visitors to explore its Wild West history along with its many shops and restaurants. Surrounded by the Carson National Forest, the village rests in a valley, with the Red River running through it. Average home sale price: $310,350

QUESTA An agricultural town at the mouth of the Red River, with a compact downtown of shops and restaurants and a variety of rural housing tucked between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Río Grande Gorge. Average home sale price: $176,375

Joel Schantz, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Taos Real Estate (www.BHHSTaosRealEstate.com), provided the information. DISCLAIMER: Statistics are based on MLS information for the period Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2014. Neither the REALTORS Association of New Mexico nor Taos County Association of REALTORS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data is maintained by Taos County Association of REALTORS and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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TAOS COUNTY AOS COUN COMMUNITY PROFILE

The boundaries of Taos County stretch from the Colorado border on the north to the Cañon del Río Grande on the south. Containing 2,203 square miles, the 7,000-foot high Taos valley is bounded in the east by soaring Sangre de Cristos of the southern Rockies, and in west by the lower Tusas Range. The terrain crosses a half-dozen ecological zones, from highalpine tundra to sage grasslands; thus, weather is often localized. The Río Grande carves a deep gorge down the center of the valley, which is dotted with old volcanic cones and necks. Tribal members of Picuris Pueblo have lived above the Río Pueblo near Peñasco for centuries. Taos Pueblo is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States and the northernmost of the 19 Río Grande Pueblos. Pueblo history traces back some 1,000 years – centuries before the first Europeans arrived in the late 1500s. These conquistadors claimed the land for Spain, and soon Spanish and Mexican land grantees settled in the Taos area. Ancestral acequias still divert water from seven watersheds along the Sangre de Cristo front into pastures, fields and orchards. Roughly 50 percent of Taos County’s 1,444,480 acres is federal land, primarily U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. About 38 percent of the county is private. Native Americans own 4.3 percent, and state lands make up 6.7 percent. Federal lands accommodate hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, ATV and snowmobiling, hunting and fishing. Golfers tee off at Taos Country Club and Valle Escondido; skiers and snowboarders carve up Taos Ski Valley and Sipapu Ski Area. Government jobs predominate in the local economy and, in the last several decades, tourism has replaced agriculture as a primary economic driver. Real estate and home construction provide revenues and jobs. Visitors come to experience the tri-cultural atmosphere, the hundred-mile views and adobe stylings – and many return for good. The county is home to a significant number of retirees, many of whom have already purchased second homes. It is also home to several offthe-grid communities west of the Río Grande, including the Earthships of the Greater World Community.

TOWNS, VILLAGES & SETTLEMENTS

Incorporated (population): Taos (5,766), Questa (1,769), Red River (482), Taos Ski Valley (69)

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Unincorporated: Amalia, Arroyo Seco, Costilla, Ojo Caliente, Pilar, Peñasco, Ranchos de Taos, Talpa, Tres Piedras, Valdez Source: UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research

POPULATION Estimated 2012 population: 33,114 Source: U.S. Census Bureau; UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research

PUEBLOS

Taos Pueblo: Sovereign government, governor with nine members, war chief with 12 members, all serving one-year terms: www.taospueblo.com Picuris Pueblo: Sovereign government, governor serves two-year term: www.newmexico.org/picuris

WORKFORCE STATISTICS (2013) Civilian labor force: 14,747 Employed: 13,322 Unemployed: 1,425 Unemployment Rate: 9.7 percent Source: Department of Workforce Solutions

Total registered voters: 24,302 Democrats: 16,654 Republicans: 3,110 Declined to state: 3,641 Other: 897 Source: Bureau of Elections

AGRICULTURE

Number of farms: 637 Total farmland: 456,932 acres Average size: 717 acres Market value of ag products sold: $5,992,000 (61 percent livestock, 39 percent crops) Largest crops: Cattle/calves, hay/alfalfa Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service (2007)

SAMPLE OF RENTAL PRICES (all prices are approximate)

Small one-bedroom apartment near Plaza: $620-650 Two-bedroom adobe, Talpa: $810 Mid-range two-bedroom house, El Prado: $865 Two-bedroom condo with courtyard, Taos: $970 Three-bedroom house, Blueberry Hill: $1,245-1,350 Source: Kokopelli Property Management

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NTY OWN OF TA TOWN OF TAOS COMMUNITY PROFILE

SCHOOLS/HIGHER ED

Taos Puebloans inhabited the sage-piñon-juniper mountain front for several centuries before Spanish explorers arrived around 1600. Soon, Spanish settlers returned, armed with land grant decrees from the king. The central plaza became the hub of activity and the site of conflicts — often bloody — between the Spanish, natives and late-arriving Americans. Long isolated from the outside world, Taos began to grow in the 1960s with an influx of hippies to nearby communes, and continues to this day with young ski bums and rafters, and older retirees.

PUBLIC RECREATION FACILITIES

The 5.4 square miles of the incorporated town of Taos spread out beneath the shadow of Pueblo Peak (12,305), bounded roughly by the Río Lucero on the north and Río Grande de Ranchos on the south. At 7,000 feet in elevation, Taos experiences winter lows in the single digits and summer highs in the low-90s.

Commercial activity centers on the Plaza area and along north and south ends of Paseo del Pueblo, the main thoroughfare. A popular home for Southwest artists, Taos boasts dozens of galleries, boutiques and craft shops – plus renowned studio tours, and art and crafts festivals. Dozens of restaurants serve up all variety of cuisine; the Northern New Mexico chilesauce dishes are renowned. Just south of town in Ranchos de Taos sits San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church, reputed to be the most-photographed church in America. The Catholic influence can be seen in the cemeteries, roadside descansos, and neighborhood churches called capillas and moradas. The locals speak a patois of Castilian Spanish and English. As the county seat, Taos is home to the county government and district courts. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management have a strong presence in town. On the outskirts of town, pastures, fields and gardens irrigated by ancestral acequias, extend out from the rivers and streams.

POPULATION

Estimated Taos 2014: 5,766 Source: U.S. Census Bureau ; UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research

TAXES

Gross Receipts Tax: 8.1875 percent Lodgers Tax: 5.00 percent Residential Tax Rate: 14.328 mills (depending on location) Source: UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research; Taos County Assessor’s Office

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Taos Municipal School District: Taos Municipal School District: Ranchos Elementary, Enos García Elementary, Arroyos del Norte Elementary, Taos Middle School, Taos High School, Chrysalis Alternative School, Taos Charter School, Anansi Charter School, Taos Cyber Magnet, Vista Grande High School; Taos Integrated School for the Arts, Taos Academy Charter School, Taos Waldorf School; Taos International School; University of New Mexico-Taos, University of New Mexico Bachelor & Graduate Programs

General: Taos Youth and Family Center, www.taosyouth.com, (575)758-4160, with game room, video games, swimming pool, ice rink; Fred Baca Park, Kit Carson Park Hiking/Biking: Carson National Forest, www. fs.usda.gov/carson, (575) 758-6200; Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office, (575) 758-8851; Ute Mountain and Río Grande del Norte National Monument; popular trails include Devisadero Loop, South Boundary Trail, Rim Trail Athletics: Taos Eco-Park (soccer, lacrosse)

FORM OF GOVERNMENT Mayor and four-member town council, staggered four-year terms; town manager; www.taosgov.com

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Chile Line: local and area service, (575) 751-4459, www.taosgov.com/transportation/chile-line.php; North Central Regional Transit District: regional service, (505) 629-4725, www.ncrtd.org Taos Regional Airport: general aviation (575) 758-4995, www.taosairport.org

HEALTH SERVICES Holy Cross Hospital, (575) 758-8883, www.taoshospital.org; Taos Urgent Care, (575) 751-1006 Taos VA Clinic, (575) 751-0328 Women’s Health Institute, (575) 758-5001

DRIVING DISTANCES

Santa Fe: 70 miles | Albuquerque: 131 miles Denver: 287 miles | Dallas: 674 miles Phoenix: 595 miles

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RE TAOS AOS SKI VA SKI VALLEY Your Taos Ski Valley Specialist!

COMMUNITY PROFILE

Taos Ski Valley sits at the head of the Rio Hondo Canyon, surrounded by Carson National Forest in what is known as the La Cal Basin. The state’s highest peak, Wheeler Peak (13,167), rises to the east, and the ridge off Kachina Peak (12,481) sets the western boundary. The climate is montane and alpine, with winter lows below zero and summer highs in the 70s.

POPULATION

Estimated Taos Ski Valley 2014: 69 year-round; up to 4,000 seasonal (winter)

LUXURIOUS NEW CONDOS IN TAOS SKI VALLEY!

TAXES

Beautiful architecture featuring scenic balconies with OUTSTANDING VIEWS. Most attractive building in neighbor-hood that makes the neighbors property look better. GREAT LOCATION! Just two minutes from the slopes, shops, restaurants and other establishments; but also TUCKED AWAY from the hustle and bustle. Quality construction with granite counter tops, beautiful stone work, custom cabinets and gas fireplaces. Low HOA dues makes this new project very attractive. Special pricing on two units.

Gross Receipts Tax Rate: 8.6875 percent Lodgers Tax Rate: 5 percent Residential Property Tax: 20.070 mills Sources: UNM Bureau of Business & Economic Research; Taos County Assessor’s Office

The economy of the area is dominated by Taos Ski Valley, a world-class winter sports mountain SCHOOLS/HIGHER ED that is known for its steep trails and an average None; area within Taos Municipal School District of 300 inches of snowfall. The basin first attracted settlement when gold and copper were discovered PUBLIC RECREATION FACILITIES in the early 1900s. Hiking/Mountain Biking/X-C: Carson National Forest, www.fs.usda.gov/carson, Founders Ernie and Rhoda Blake put up the first (575) 758-6200; popular trails include Williams ski lift in 1956 and, until 2013, the family owned Lake Trail, Bull ‘O The Woods Trail, Gold Hill Trail, the resort. In 2013, the family sold the mountain Yerba Canyon Trail, Gavilan Canyon Trail and facilities to former hedge fund manager Louis Fishing: Rio Hondo, Lake Fork Bacon, who has begun upgrades and renovations including the new Kachina Peak lift.

FORM OF GOVERNMENT

The base area, at 9,200 feet elevation, includes day and overnight facilities. The mountain has 15 lifts and 110 trails, with a total vertical drop of more than 3,000 feet. Typically, about 250,000 skiers and snowboarders (admitted in 2010) hit the slopes every year. Other winter activities include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country and back-country skiing, and tubing. In the summer, the main chairlift takes hikers, mountain bikers and sightseers to midmountain.

ST. MORITZ CONDOMINIUMS

Source: U.S. Census Bureau; Village of Taos Ski Valley Master Plan

Mayor and four-member village council, staggered four-year terms; village administrator

MLS# 91263 .......Unit 101 .........$399,000 ............1Br $319.72 monthly dues

MLS# 91264 .......Unit 102 .........$399,000 ...........*1Br $311.96 monthly dues

! .........$529,000 ...........*2Br MLS# 91266 .......Unit D201 SOL $395.15 monthly dues ! .........$499,000 ............2Br MLS# 91267........Unit D202 SOL $395.15 monthly dues MLS# 91268 .......Unit 302 .........$499,900 ............2Br $364.49 monthly dues

MLS# 91270 .......Unit 402 .........$439,000 ............1Br $332.06 monthly dues

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Taos Chile Line www.taosgov.com (575) 751-4459 (Winter Only) Taos Express Winter Shuttle www.TaosExpress.com (575) 751-4459 (Winter Only) TSV daily shuttle to Santa Fe and Albuquerque airports, (800) 776-1111 (Winter Only)

The Village of Taos Ski Valley, incorporated in 1996, HEALTH SERVICES encompasses 2.3 square miles in the valley and Mogul Medical Urgent Care, open during administers municipal services, such as water, ski season only; www.mogulmedical.com, (575) 776-8421. sewer and police.

DRIVING DISTANCES

Taos: 19 miles | Santa Fe: 87 miles Albuquerque: 149 miles | Denver: 297 miles Oklahoma City: 543 miles | Dallas: 693 miles

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COMMUNITY PROFILE

The town of Red River nestles along the Red River, a mountain tributary to the Río Grande. The settlement sits at 8,750 feet elevation, surrounded by Carson National Forest and the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The climate is montane and alpine, with winter lows below zero and summer highs in the 70s. Thunderstorms often roll through on summer afternoons. Gold miners first settled the area in the mid-1800s. These days, the local economy relies upon winter tourists who ski and snowboard, and summer tourists who come to hike, mountain bike, drive ATVs and relax in the cool temperatures. Some 1,200 seasonal homes house many of these visitors. Red River Ski Area rises to the south of town with a vertical drop of 1,600 feet. The mountain includes 58 trails and six lifts on 290 acres, and typically attracts more than 120,000 ticketbuyers in a winter season. In the summer, lifts run for mountain bikers, hikers and sightseers. For a fee, wintertime enthusiasts can explore the 21 miles of groomed skiing and snowshoeing trails at Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Area, located three miles east of town. In town, private rental services lease out snowmobiles and ATVs, and trail riding on horses is a popular summer activity. The town of Red River administers municipal services for residents, visitors and nearly 200 businesses in the community. The town hosts a number of popular summertime events, beginning with the Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally that typically attracts more than 20,000 motorcyclists for the long weekend.

Estimated Red River 2013: 482 year-round; approx. 4,000 seasonal Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Red River Comprehensive Plan

Gross Receipts Tax: 8.4375 percent Lodgers Tax: 5 percent Residential Tax Rate: 13.337-19.479 mills (depending on location)

Questa Independent School District: Red River Valley Charter School, Questa Elementary, Questa Middle School, Questa High School, Cimarrón School District: Eagle Nest Elementary, Eagle Nest Middle School, Cimarrón High School, Moreno Valley High School

PUBLIC RECREATION FACILITIES General: Brandenburg Park, Woerndle Park, Mallette Park,

Hiking/Biking/ATV-Snowmobiling: Carson National Forest, www.fs.usda.gov/carson, (575) 758-6200; popular trails including Red River Nature Trail, Columbine Trail, Sawmill Park Trail, Middlefork Trail, Goose Creek Trail Fishing: Red River; Town Ponds

FORM OF GOVERNMENT

Mayor/town council and town administrator, with mayor and four councilors serving four-year, staggered terms; www.redriver.org, (575) 754-2277

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Red River Miner’s Transit: free year-round service, with door-to-door service, redriver.org/ public-transit, (575) 770-5959; town-operated heliport ; North Central Regional Transportation District (NCRTD): free year-round service, twice daily connection with Questa-Taos route.

HEALTH SERVICES

Main Street Medical Clinic, 421 East Main St., (575) 754-6330: Family health and urgent care.

POPULATION

TAXES

SCHOOLS/HIGHER ED

UltiMed Clinic (winter only), urgent care, in Lift House building of the Red River Ski Area, 200 A Pioneer Road; ultimed.com/pages/red.html, (575) 754-1773

DRIVING DISTANCES

Taos: 36 miles | Santa Fe: 106 miles Albuquerque: 165 miles | Denver: 275 miles Dallas: 648 miles | Oklahoma City: 511 miles

Source: UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research; TaosCounty Assessor’s Office

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ANGEL FIRE ANGEL FIRE COMMUNITY PROFILE

Angel Fire is located at an elevation of 8,382 feet in the high Moreno Valley of Colfax County. The climate mirrors the Rocky Mountain setting that includes some of the highest peaks in New Mexico. About 210 inches of snow typically fall on Angel Fire in the winter, and average temperatures range between zero and 30 degrees. Summertime highs rarely exceed 80 degrees, with frequent afternoon thunderstorms that cool off midday temperatures. Surrounded by U.S. National Forest and private ranches, the incorporated Village of Angel Fire covers 18,450 acres. The village includes the general aviation Colfax County Airport and the Angel Fire Ski & Golf Resort, a private membership community overseen by the Association of Angel Fire Property Owners. The resort has more than a thousand private homes, a 500acre ski and snowboard mountain, a championship golf course, country club, fishing lake and other amenities for member-landowners. Non-members can pay to use most resort facilities. A favored hunting ground for the Utes, the Moreno Valley grew in the 1860s with the discovery of gold. Ranching dominated the local scene until the 1960s, when the first ski runs of Angel Fire Resort were cut on Aqua Fria Peak. Tourism fuels the local economy, although several large working ranches still operate in the area.

POPULATION

Estimated Angel Fire 2014: 1,141 year-round; approx. 2,000 summer Source: U.S. Census Bureau; UNM Bureau of Business & Economic Research; local Realtors

TAXES Gross Receipts Tax: 7.7708 percent Lodger’s Tax: 5.00 percent Sports & Recreation Fee: 2.4 percent Residential Tax Rate: 17.471-22.306 mills

SCHOOLS

Cimarrón Municipal School District: Cimarrón Elementary/Middle School; Eagle Nest Elementary/ Middle School; Cimarrón High School; Moreno Valley High School

PUBLIC RECREATION FACILITIES

Hiking/Biking/Snowmobiling: Carson National Forest, www.fs.usda.gov/carson, (575) 758-6200; Cimarrón State Park, (575) 377-6271; Valle Vidal; popular trails including Sendoro and Bobcat Trails; Elliott Barker Trail Complex; Greenbelt Trails; Oeste Vista; Lake and Lady Slipper Trails Fishing: Eagle Nest Lake State Park, (575) 377-1594; Cimarrón State Park, (575) 377-6271; Valle Vidal. Athletics: Angel Fire Sports Complex – soccer, softball, rugby

FORM OF GOVERNMENT

Village Council with four members and mayor, four-year, staggered terms: www.angelfirenm.gov

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION None

HEALTH SERVICES

Moreno Valley Health Care Clinic 11 Elliott Barker Road No. A (575) 377-3301 UltiMed Clinic Ski Patrol Building Angel Fire Ski Resort (open in winter only) (575) 377-1805

DRIVING DISTANCES Santa Fe: 92 miles Albuquerque: 154 miles Denver: 295 miles Dallas: 659 miles

Source: N.M. Dept. of Revenue; Colfax County Assessor’s Office

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Vacation With Us!

Brenda’s Property Management Co is your source for Angel Fire Lodging. Dreaming about staying and playing in Angel Fire? If you want the perfect vacation rental home or condo while you are here to visit, you’ve come to the right place. Let Brenda’s Property Management Co make your stay in Angel Fire easy and painless. Your next family vacation starts right here! Call 575-377-5917 so that an agent can give you all the answers to your many questions. SALES • LEASING • MANAGEMENT

MLS #95082 2 bdrms 1.5 baths. New Concrete patio and newly graveled drive. 2.89 acres behind MonteVerde Lake. $259,000

MLS #96601 3 bdrms 2 baths. Large loft, one car garage. Corner Lot overlooking Golf Course $345,000 Reduced to $329,000

MLS #96532 Cute Efficiency Granite Counter tops, Glass Block Shower. Furnished Condo in Ski Run Condos. $59,000 Reduced to $55,000

MLS# 92841 Lot 46 CC1 BAM 9.68 acres $145,000

MLS #92842 Lot 45 CC1 BAM 10.09 acres $160,000

MLS # 98498 105 Back Basin Road. .92 acre $30,000.

MLS 98501 Valley of the Utes, Lot 88 Elk Meadows 2.20 acres. $69,000.00

MLS 98318 Mountain Pines Condo Unit 109. 3 Bdrm 2 Bath ground level. One car garage. Block and half from Slopes with a shuttle stop across street for easy access to slopes. $122,00.00

SOLD!

MLS 98500 Chalet 2 Lot 1564A Cascade Overlook 2.25 acres. $35,000.00

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So you just moved to Taos?

BY TERESA DOVALPAGE

The hectic days of moving are now, thankfully, behind you. You have unpacked and started to settle in. Bienvenido to Taos! Below is a list of resources and a few tips that will help you make the transition smoother. Since you will need proof of residence in a number of cases, like getting a P.O. box, it’s worthwhile to update your driver’s license as soon as possible with your new address. Other documents that can be used for this purpose are utility bills, recent bank statements and rental agreements, contracts or property deeds with your name and address.

TIPS FOR SETTLING IN

NEWSPAPER

Consult an attorney about any local laws that might be different from your previous residence. • Contact newspapers and other services for home delivery. • Register your car at the new address. • Register to vote. • If you have the time, volunteer. • Make friends with your neighbors. • Visit the library and peruse the bulletin board there and at local stores like Cid’s Food Market. • Read the local paper and its website. • Read local blogs.

ELECTRICITY Kit Carson Electric Cooperative provides electrical and propane services to the community. Stop by 118 Cruz Alta Road or call (575) 758-2258, 1(800) 688-6780 or visit

www.kitcarson.com.

GAS AND PROPANE New Mexico Gas Company provides natural gas service to more than 500,000 New Mexico customers. Natural gas is not available in all areas. Visit 1110 Gusdorf Road, call (575) 758-4222 or visit www.nmgco.com. Propane providers and dealers can be located through Business Search Taos at www.

taosnews.com.

RENEWABLE ENERGY Solar Taos is a family-owned business specializing in sustainable solar and wind energy. Write to PO Box 159, Carson, NM, 87517 or call (575) 751-0620 or visit www.solartaos.com. Renewable Taos is an organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating a full transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency in Taos County and the surrounding region. Visit

renewabletaos.org. PPC Solar provides photovoltaic systems for homeowners, businesses, schools, and utility clients. Visit www.ppcsolar.com.

TELEPHONE CenturyLink is the main provider for telephone service in the area. It has also teamed up with DIRECTV and Verizon Wireless to create home phone service bundles. Call (877) 424-2496 or visit www. centurylink.com.

Your local weekly newspaper, The Taos News, is a great source for news, entertainment, classifieds, church service information and more. For information on how to subscribe call (575) 7582241 or visit www.taosnews.com.

INTERNET AND CABLE Century Link offers DSL Internet Call 866-642-0444 or visit www.centurylink.com. Kit Carson Telecom offers DSL Internet and satellite Call (575) 758-4838 or visit www.kitcarson.net. TaosNet offers DSL service and wireless antenna internet Call (575) 758-7598 or visit www.newmex.com. Comcast cable (though service may not be available in all areas) (575) 758-3569.

Other cable and satellite service providers include Direct TV (800-280-4388) and DISH (800-581-4599). For more options, visit Business Search Taos at www.taosnews.com. MAIL After arriving in Taos you will need to set up a P.O. Box at the nearest post office unless your neighborhood has a Collection/ Cluster Box Unit (CBU) available. If you have a CBU, you will need to present proof of residence with the carrier annex (not the post office), which is located at 110 Bertha St. or call (575) 758-8670. To start receiving mail you must first establish service with an electric and/or gas provider to verify proof of residence. The post office and the carrier annex require residents to present both a utility bill proving Taos residency and a New Mexico driver’s license. The main Taos Post Office is located just north of Taos Plaza at 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, or call (575) 758-2081. The Post Office Carrier Annex on Bertha St. is for parcel pick up. There is a Post Office Express located inside Albertsons, as well as post offices in Ranchos de Taos, El Prado, Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Seco, Questa, the Taos Ski Valley and Carson.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

WATER AND TRASH

New residents are required to apply for a New Mexico driver’s license within 90 days of establishing residency. Make sure to bring proof of residency and proof of insurance when applying for a new license and vehicle registration. Check the website for updated information at www.nmshtd.state.nm.us. The Motor Vehicle Department office is located at 1038 South Salazar Road. Call (575) 758-4226. For a small fee you can apply for a driver’s license at the Questa Motor Vehicle Department, which tends to be less crowded than the one in Taos. It is located at 2500 Old St. Hwy. 522 Questa, NM 87556. Phone: (575) 586-2429

www.newmexico. wm.com/taoscounty/index.html.

VOTING

For more cell phone coverage in the Taos vicinity, call Verizon (800) 256-4646 or visit www.verizonwireless.com; and T-Mobile, call (800) 866-2453 or visit www.t-mobile.com. For Taos residents, contact the town of Taos Water Department at 1030 Dea Lane or call (575) 751-2047 or visit www.taosgov.com. Waste Management of New Mexico handles commercial and residential trash removal. For more information call (575) 751-0708 or visit

RECYCLING AND DONATIONS The New Mexico Recycling Coalition collects recyclables such as paper, magazines, cardboard, glass, #1 and #2 plastic, old computers, aluminum and tin. Visit 201 Bertha St. or call (575) 758-9679. Community Against Violence accepts donations of reusable clothes and household goods. Visit 1103 Paseo del Pueblo Sur or call (575) 751-48241 or visit www.taoscav.org. Habitat for Humanity of Taos accepts leftover building supplies and fixture donations. Drop off is located at 16 State Road 522 or call (575) 776-2165 or visit www.taoshabitat.org.

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You can register to vote at the Bureau of Elections office located at 105 Albright St. or visit its website at www.taoscounty.org. You must register at least 28 days before the first election in which you vote.

Please call us at (575) 758-2241 and let us know if you came across any glitches with the information listed, we want to provide the most accurate and up to date information for our readers.

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Coldwell Banker 3375 Mtn. View Blvd. Ste. D PO Box 1050 · Angel Fire, NM 87710 Office: 575.377.1192 Cell: 575.603.0525 www.cbangelfire.com

$140,000 | 2BD, 1BA Cabin on .57 acres, 1440+- square ft.  Nestled in the trees, this cabin is minutes from the Country Club and the heart of Angel Fire.  MLS# 98876

$330,000 | 3BD, 2BA Chalet home on .59 acres, 1500+- square ft.  Located close to everything the Resort and Village have to offer.  Attractively furnished, makes an outstanding rental property or vacation home.  MLS# 93047

$475,000 | 5BD, 3BA Home on .61 acres, 2600+- square ft.  Well constructed, conveniently located next to Country Club and amenities.  Easy access year-round.  Lower level has a private access to 2 BD, 1 BA, plus a kitchenette for visitors.  MLS# 98870

$499,000 | 3BD, 2.5BA House on 2.2 acres, 2469+- square ft.  Oversized garage with extra storage.  Incredible views off the 900 sq ft. reinforced deck. Home comes furnished.  MLS# 98539 

$469,000 | 3BD, 2BA Home on 20 acres, 2000+- square ft. Spectacular views, completely private located in American Creek subdivision. This custom home is turn key with nice updates, gourmet kitchen, cedar lined closets and vaulted wood planked ceilings.  MLS# 98312  

$399,000 | 4BD, 3BA, 2 car garage, Large Red River home with approximately 3200sqft has wonderful mountain views, lots of room for family and friends, downstairs is 75% completed, year round access, storage shed/workshop. MLS# 98651

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It’s fitting

that this, my last “Building Green” article for Enchanted Homes, falls in the annual Small Homes issue – but not for any of the reasons that first come to mind. It’s true that small homes are greener, insofar as they consume less energy and fewer resources than big “guzzlers.” A small home is the simplest way to move in a green direction. But that’s not what I’m referring to as “fitting.”

WHY WE SHOULD BUILD SMALL

Nor am I referring to the trendiness of small homes — including those cute “tiny homes” that are great for vacation rentals, but not so good for long-term occupancy (hobbits excluded). I distrust trendiness and always look for deeper wellsprings of design.

Text, photos and home design by Vishu Magee

OK, then: what’s deeper than trendiness? Economics, perhaps – and small homes are definitely in step with the economic cycle. Most homebuilding budgets seem to be about 60 to 75 percent of what they were 10 years ago. But economic cycles are ephemeral: a stronger economy could support a resurgence of bigger homes and we might find that few of us have truly committed to a small home lifestyle. What else? Demographics? We read that millennials are never home, never cook and aren’t especially interested in starting families. They just need mobile devices and an affordable apartment with blazing WiFi. But millennials are young, and like the hippies who became yuppies, their needs may change. At the other end of the spectrum, downsizing is pretty appealing to boomers contemplating 20 or 30 years of retirement. But, nope, even that is not what I’m thinking about. I’m looking for patterns that are timeless, enduring and far more substantial than the shifting sands of style and the marketplace.

A loft and roofdeck, combined with an oversized living room windowseat, make this small family home feel bigger and function better.

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The best reason to embrace small homes is simply that they can bring us into harmony with our inner nature and Mother Nature. To begin with, our animal nature (read: a reptilian brainstem and a mammalian midbrain) is fundamentally satisfied by small spaces akin to dens, burrows and hollows. At this primal level, it’s all about safety and just enough comfort to support biological needs – style has nothing to do with it, and bigger is not better.

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This tiny loft has just enough space for a queen-sized bed, a small closet, and a writing desk - perfect for guests! The pull-out ladder is both enchanting and space-saving.

This curved dining room is just big enough to accept a medium-sized round table - yet twelve people have occasionally gathered for meals! Warm and intimate on a winter night, by day the radiating windows open to a huge view and solar gain.

But we humans also have a magnificent, but problematic, neocortex that allows us to think, to learn and self-reflect. The magnificent part is that we can create things like architecture and space probes, or experience compassion and ecstasy. We can even create zero-energy green homes! The problematic part of our wiring is the ego that desires wealth and power and doesn’t mind being aggressive and utterly selfish in getting there. Here, bigger is better. And in our homes, we unthinkingly layer on the toys and status symbols and sheer size that result in sprawling McMansions. But wait! Let’s return to the magificent part, and our

capacity for self-reflection: is it not perfectly obvious that the pursuit of creature comforts and power has brought us to the brink of ruin? Climate change, famine, disease and the unrest born of economic inequality are all telling us that we must return to balance. To me, our position at the top of the food chain implies responsibility: we can choose to exercise selfrestraint and curb the consumption that is wrecking our planet. We can choose to be good stewards, applying our intelligence to repairing the damage and ensuring the well-being of all people and every species. Doing so is not just a matter of ethics: it’s in our own self-interest. And we have all the tools we need. As always, it all starts at home: we can walk our talk by building small and building green. We can be more interdependent, sharing more resources and activities. We can derive pleasure from art and nature rather than creature comforts. And we can enjoy the pride and validation that come from helping others, rather than piling up status and wealth. There are countless ways to make small homes highly satisfying – and plenty of rewards from making the lifestyle change. I hope many of us will make that change! Vishu Magee has designed Taos homes for over 40 years and may be reached at vishumagee.com. In a small home, a deep windowseat provides seating or sleeping space with storage underneath - and make the entire room feel larger. In a big home, it provides the sort of small and cozy space which we all love.

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Taos County Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory Representing a wide range of businesses and professionals serving the Taos County area ACCOUNTANTS / BOOKKEEPING

ARTISTS & GALLERIES

ATTORNEYS

Swinehart CPA, PC 515 Gusdorf Road, Suite 3 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4111 SwinehartCPA.com

Jim Cox Event Photographer Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (530) 386-5548 jimcoxartworks.net

ATTRACTIONS / CULTURAL EVENTS

Rio Grande CPA P.C. 705A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos , NM 87571 575-224-2291 riograndecpa.com

ARTAOS 1022 Reed St Taos, NM 87571 505-316-0237 artaos.com

Taos Financial Strategies 209 Camino de la Merced Unit C Taos, NM 87571 575 758-5835

Santos Y Mas 484 Hwy. 150 Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 (575) 776-2088 santosymas.com

TaosCPA, LLC 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur #170 Taos, NM 87571 575-758-3964 ext 201 TaosCPA.com

Southern Exposure Photography 316 East Main St. Red River, NM 87558 (575) 754-6495 southernexposurephoto.com

ADVERTISING & SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

Taos Clay Studio 1208 Paseo del Pueblo Norte El Prado, NM 87529 TaosClay.com

Print Ninjas 105 Bertha Street B Taos, NM 87571 (575) 635-4900 printninjasTaos.com

ADVERTISING / PR & MARKETING Hutton Broadcasting LLC PO Box 1813 Ranchos de Taos , NM 87557 (575) 741-6061 santafe.com

Twirl Toy Store and Play Space 225 Camino de la Placita Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1402 twirlhouse.com

KNCE 93.5 Radio Taos, NM 87571 Studio Phone: (575) 737-TEAM truetaosradio.com

ART CLASSES

LMNOC Broadcasting, LLC 125 A Camino de La Merced Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4491 kxmt.com Names & Numbers 1400 S. St. Francis Dr. Suite A1 Santa Fe, NM 87505 575-758-8510 namesandnumbers.com The Waite Company 6000 Uptown Blvd. NE Albuquerque , NM 87110 505-433-3498 waitecompany.com

ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS

ART SUPPLIES

Taos Art Supply 208 Ranchitos Rd #C Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-4824 taosartsupply.com Taos Clay Studio 1208 Paseo del Pueblo Norte El Prado, NM 87529 TaosClay.com The Fire Playce 308C PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-7250 thefireplayce.com Unicorn School Supply and Stationary 311 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4106

Ghost Ranch HC77 Box 11 Abiquiu, NM 87510 (505) 685-4333 x106 ghostranch.org Music from Angel Fire 1405 Luisa Street #2 Santa Fe, NM 87505 musicfromangelfire.org Taos Fiesta Council P.O. Box 3300 Taos, NM 87571 fiestasdetaos.com Taos Lilac Festival, LLC 230 Ranchitos Road Taos, NM 87571 taoslilacfestival.com Taos Mountain Balloon Rally/ TMBRA P.O. Box 3096 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9210 taosballoonrally.com Taos Opera Institute PO BOX 3379 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 740-6431 taosoi.org

Taos Clay Studio 1208 Paseo del Pueblo Norte El Prado, NM 87529 TaosClay.com

Taos Shortz Film Festival (575) 770-4177 taosshortz.com

The Fire Playce 308C PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-7250 thefireplayce.com

Friday Motors, Inc. 1040 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2252 fridaymotors.com

Taos Retirement Village 414 Camino de la Placita #24 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8248 taosretirementvillage.com The Bridge At Alamosa 3407 Carroll Street Alamosa, CO 81101 (719) 587-3514 alamosabridge.com

ZAP Marketing Partners Taos, NM 87571 (505) 310-1702 zapmktg.com

Earthship Biotecture 1 Earthship Way Tres Piedras, NM 87577 575-751-0462 earthship.com

ARTAOS 1022 Reed St Taos, NM 87571 505-316-0237 artaos.com

ASSISTED LIVING

Taos Public Relations & Marketing Taos, NM (575) 737-0675

Henry Architects LLC 484 State Road 230 Arroyo Seco , NM 87514 (575) 776-2761 henryarchitectstaos.com

Touchstone Inn - Spa & Gallery 110 Mabel Dodge Lane Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-0192 touchstoneinn.com

Manzanares Law Office 1105 Luz del Sol PO Box 312 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-0902 taosattorney.net

AUTO DEALERS, REPAIR & SUPPLIES

AVIATION SERVICES

Taos Aviation Services Inc. Taos Regional Airport Taos, NM 87571 575-737-9790 taosaviation.com

BANKS/ FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BANQUET/MEETING FACILITIES Celebrations Event Rentals LLC 120 Bertha St Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8463 taoscelebrates.com Sagebrush Inn & Suites 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575 758-2254 sagebrushinn.com Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort 5224 Hwy 518 Vadito, NM 87579 (575) 587-2240 sipapunm.com Taos Country Club 54 Golf Course Drive Ranchos deTaos, NM 87557 (575) 758-7300 taoscountryclub.info

BARS, LOUNGES & RESTAURANTS 5 Star Burgers 1032 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8484 5starburgers.com The Alley Cantina 121 Teresina Lane Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2121 alleycantina.com El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa 317 Kit Carson Taos , NM 87571 (575) 758-3502 elmontesagrado.com El Taoseño Restaurant 819 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4142 taoseno.com The Adobe Bar 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2233 adobebar.com The Burger Stand At Taos Ale House 401 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-5522 taosburgersandbeer.com The Gorge Bar & Grill 103-I East Plaza Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8866 thegorgebarandgrill.com

Centinel Bank of Taos 512 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-6700 centinelbank.com

KTAO-101.9 FM Radio #9 State Road 150 Taos, NM 87571 575-758-5826 ktao.com

Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association #72 State Road 196 Costilla, NM 87524 575-586-0542 riocostillapark.net

Guadalupe Credit Union 115 La Posta Road Suite C Taos, NM 87571 (505) 982-8942 guadalupecu.org

Old Martina’s Hall, LLC 4140 State Hwy. 68 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 758-3003 oldmartinashall.com

Taos County Association of REALTORS 1210 H Salazar Road Taos, NM 87571 575-758-7411 taosmls.net

Nusenda Credit Union 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur #140 Taos, NM 87571 (505) 889-5190 nmefcu.com

ASSOCIATIONS

Taos Milagro Rotary Club P. O. Box 167 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (505) 603-1342 taosrotary.org/ Taos Pride, Inc. Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-8174 taospride.org

Peoples Bank 1356 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4500 bankingunusual.com Platinum Relations 3107 W. Colorado Ave, Suite 269 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 475-2030 PlatinumRelations.com U.S. Bank 120 West Plaza Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-3540 fcbnm.com

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Midtown Market & Lounge 680 State Road 522 Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (575) 776-1680 midtownms.com Sagebrush Inn & Suites 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575 758-2254 sagebrushinn.com Taos Mesa Brewing 20 ABC Mesa Road El Prado, NM 87571 (575) 758-1900 taosmesabrewing.com Taos Mesa Brewing: Downtown 201 Paseo del Pubelo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1900 taosmesabrewing.com

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Taos County Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory BED & BREAKFAST

Sierra Pacific Windows 212 Bendix Suite A Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-3933 sierrapacificwindows.com

American Artists Gallery House Bed & Breakfast 132 Frontier Lane Taos, NM 87571-0584 575-758-4446 taosbedandbreakfast.com

Sol Luna Solar 56C County Rd 65 Dixon, New Mexico 87527 (575) 770-7042 sollunasolar.com

Amizette Inn & Restaurant 1295 NM Highway 150 Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 575-776-2451 amizetteinn.com

Centerra Los Alamos Los Alamos , NM 87545 (505) 667-4531

Adobe & Pines Bed & Breakfast Inn 4107 State Road 68 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 575-751-0947 adobepines.com

BUSINESS CONSULTANTS

Strategex Business Solutions, Inc. Taos, NM 87571 1-575-741-0087 strategexweb.com

Blue Sky Retreat at San Geronimo Lodge 1101 Witt Rd Taos, NM 87571 575-751-3776 blueskyretreatcenter.com Burch Street Casitas 310 Burch Street Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-9038 casitasintaos.com

Albuquerque Image Products 3420 Comanche NE Suite A-7 Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505) 881-6266 albimage.com

Casa Benavides Bed & Breakfast Inn 137 Kit Carson Road Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1772 taos/casabenavides.com

CAMPING

Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfast 416 La Lomita Road Taos, NM 87571 575-758-0613 dreambb.com Hacienda del Sol Bed & Breakfast 109 Mabel Dodge Lane Taos, NM 87571 575-758-0287 taoshaciendadelsol.com La Posada de Taos 309 Juanita Lane Taos, NM 87571 (800) 645-4803 laposadadetaos.com

Los Rios River Runners 4003 Highway 68, Taos, NM 87571 575-776-8854 losriosriverrunners.com Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association #72 State Road 196 Costilla, NM 87524 575-586-0542 riocostillapark.net

CASINOS

Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop 207 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2822 cottamsskishops.com

Habitat For Humanity ReStore 16 State Road 522 El Prado, NM 87571 (575) 776-2165 taoshabitat.org/restore/index.php Rio Grande Ace Hardware II Pueblo Allegre Mall Taos, NM 87571 Randall Lumber & Hardware, Inc. 315 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 575-758-2271 randalltaos.com Building Materials Hardware Stores Florist/Garden Supply Rio Grande Ace Hardware & Building Materials 1381 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4268 riograndeace.com

Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop 207 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2822 cottamsskishops.com John Dunn Shops 124 Bent Street Taos, NM 87571 575-758-8110 johndunnshops.com JR Clothing 101-A CAMINO DE LA PLACITA Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2873

Mudd N Flood 103 A. Bent Street Taos, NM 87571 575-751-9100 muddnflood.com

CATERING

Overland Sheepskin Co 1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8820 Overland.com

Choice Wireless 1335 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, A Taos, NM 87571 1-800-CHOICE9 nm.choice-wireless.com

Dahl Taos 800 Bond Drive, Suite 1 Taos, NM 87571 575-737-5483 dahlplumbing.com

Community Against Violence, Inc. 945 Salazar Rd., Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8082 TaosCAV.org

Taos Mountain Casino 700 Veterans Highway Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-0777 taosmountaincasino.com

CELL PHONES

BUILDING MATERIALS

Artemisia 117 B Bent Street, Taos, NM 87571 575-737-9800 artemisiataos.com

Moxie 216B Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1256 taosmoxie.com

Koko Coffee/ Deli/ Carry-Out 1033-H Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9448 kokotaos.com

Gearing Up Bicycle Shop 129 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-751-0365 gearingupbikes.com

UniFrist Corporation 215 Altez SE Albuquerque, NM 87123 (505) 298-1882 unifirst.com

Buffalo Thunder Resort 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail Santa Fe, NM 87506 (505) 455-5555

Bent Street Cafe & Deli 120 Bent Street Taos, NM 87571 575-758-5787 bentstdeli.com

BICYCLE SHOP / RENTAL

Taos Sanitary Supplies, LLC (formerly Taos Sanitary Supply) 203 A Bertha Road Taos, NM 87571 575-751-3550 taossanitarysupplies.com

CLOTHING

BUSINESS MACHINESRENTALS & SUPPLIES

Casa Gallina 609/613 Callejon Rd Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2306 casagallina.net

Professional Cleaning Solutions 811 Riverside Dr. Espanola , NM 87532 (505) 753-0506 professionalcleaningsolutions.net

Ensignal / Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer 314 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Suite G/H, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-0858 ensignal.com

CHURCHES

Sangre de Cristo Lutheran Church 116 Dona Ana Dr. Taos, NM 87571 575 758-5944 taoslutheran.org St. James Episcopal Church 208 Camino de Santiago (at Gusdorf) Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2790 stjamestaos.org

CLEANING SERVICES & SUPPLIES Chill-Ax! 30 Hondo Seco Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (575) 770-9229 chill-ax.com

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Wanderer 110 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, suite A Taos, NM 87571 (575) 224-2626 wanderertaos.com Substance of Taos 102 Dona Luz Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-0992 substanceoftaosnm.com

CONDOMINIUMS/APARTMENTS Casa de Melissa Taos Vacation Rentals 106 Dona Luz Taos, NM 87571 (415) 497-7761 redcatmelissiana.com

Rosslynn Reservations 5 Pinon Trail Taos, NM 87571 1-800-764-3366 rosslynn.com

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES & CONTRACTORS Olguin’s Sawmill 24930 W. HWY 64 El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 758-1506 olguinssawmill.com

Taos Door & Hardware Company Inc. 100 El Tros Road Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 575 758 1357 Taos Sunrise Builders 1110 Paseo del Pueblo Norte El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 770-9981 taossunrisebuilders.com Wayne Rutherford General Contractor, Inc. 219 Cruz Alta Rd. Taos, Nm 87571 575-751-7028 taosdesignbuild.com

COOKING SCHOOL

Cooking Studio Taos, LLC PO Box 750 El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 776-2665 cookingstudiotaos.com

COPIES

Copy Queen of Taos 216K Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-3999 copyqueenoftaos.com

COUNSELING & THERAPY

Community Against Violence, Inc. 945 Salazar Rd. Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8082 TaosCAV.org DreamTree Project 128 La Posta Rd Taos, NM 87571 575-758-9595 dreamtreeproject.org Nonviolence Works, Inc. 1337 E&F and 1335-Q Gusdorf Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4297 nonviolenceworks.us

DENTISTS

Taos Adobe Quilting 102 Teresina Lane Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-3219 taosadobequiltingandmore.com

Mark Niemiec, D.D.S. 1399 Weimer Road Ste 800 Taos, NM 87571 575-758-9777 markniemiecdds.com

COFFEE SHOP

Northern NM Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Kellie A. Harris 1337 Gusdorf Rd Suite A Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-9661 kellieharrisdds.com

Koko Coffee/ Deli/ Carry-Out 1033-H Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9448 kokotaos.com

COMPUTER SERVICES & SUPPLIES Electric Sheep Computers 318 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-8855 electricsheepcomputers.com Siriusware, Inc 302 Camino de la Placita Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-8202 siriusware.com Taos Sunrise, INC. 201 Camino del la Merced Taos, NM 87571 taossunrise.com

Taos Dental Group, Dr. Charles T. Simms, D.D.S 1392 Weimer Road, #B Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8303 Taos Dental Group, Dr. Walter E. Jakiela D.D.S. 1392 Weimer Road, #A Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8654

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Taos County Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory Taos Dental Group, Justin Nylund D.D.S. 1392 Weimer Road,Suite A Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8303 taosdentalgroup.com

WESST 609 Broadway Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87102-2334 (505) 988-5030 wesst.org

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/ BUSINESS RESOURCES

Los Alamos National Laboratory Mailstop A117 Los Alamos, NM 87545 888-841-8256 community.lanl.gov Regional Development Corporation 706 Bond St. Espanola, NM 87532 (505) 820-1225 rdcnm.org Taos Community Foundation 114 Des Georges Lane, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-9300 taoscf.org TEN Taos Entrepreneurial Network 1139 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 921-8234 taosten.org

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

FINE ART PRINT MAKING ARTAOS 1022 Reed St Taos, NM 87571 505-316-0237 artaos.com

Starline Printing 7111 Pan American NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 345-8900 starlineprinting.com

FITNESS

Taos Spa & Tennis Club 111 Dona Ana Drive Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1980 taosspa.com Deliberately Fit 324 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2900 deliberatelyfit.com

ENTERTAINMENT

FLOORING

Dan’s Carpet, Tile & Window Coverings 7237 Hwy 518 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 758-2420 Varela’s Flooring Works 208-C Paseo Del Canon East Taos, NM 87571 (575) 208-9681

FLORIST/GARDEN SUPPLY

Enchanted Florist, The Marjorie Perry 622A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Suite C Taos, NM 87571 575-758-3030 taosflorist.com

FAIR TRADE

Moxie 216B Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1256 taosmoxie.com

Los Jardineros Garden Club Of Taos P.O. Box 3103 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 776-7741 gardencluboftaos.org

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Antonio Lopez- Merrill Lynch 123 East Marcy St. 102 Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 982-6516 fa.ml.comantonio_lopez1 Continental Loans BR# 1511NM 1033 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Ste B Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8995 security-finance.com Edward Jones 1103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Suite 4A El Prado, NM 87529 575-737-5772 edwardjones.com

Margaret Palmer Floral Design 349 Monte Vista Rd Taos, NM 87571 575-741-0408 taosflowerdiva.com Taos Floral Designs / Shelia Ross Studio 216 M Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-0245 TaosFloralDesigns.com

Heritage Trust Company of NM 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur #170 Taos, NM 87571 575-758-7700 ext 204 HTrust.com

Weed Works’NXS 7118 Hwy 518 Casa Talpa Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 575-758-4933

Knight Financial Limited 115 La Posta Rd Suite D Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-3388 knightfinanciallimited.com

5 Star Burgers 1032 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8484 5starburgers.com

FOOD & DRINK

Money Now/ Installment Loan Center 1204 A Paseo Del Pueblo Norte El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 758-7822

The Adobe Bar 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2233 adobebar.com

Peoples Bank 1356 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4500 bankingunusual.com

The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant 100 Kachina Road Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 (575) 776-8020 thebavarian.net

Wanda Lucero State Farm Insurance Agency 211 Kit Carson Rd. Taos, NM 87571 575-737-5433 wandalucero.com

Bent Street Cafe & Deli 120 Bent Street Taos, NM 87571 575-758-5787 bentstdeli.com

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El Norte Meats PO Box 512 Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 575-770-8940

Graystone Furniture & The Sofa Gallery 815 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-751-1266 graystonefurniture.com

Freshies Juices 51 Spanish Peaks Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (575) 770-8393

Northside Health & Fitness Center 1307 Paseo del Pueblo Norte El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 751-1242 taosnorthsidespa.com

Taos Mesa Brewing 20 ABC Mesa Road El Prado, NM 87571 (575) 758-1900 taosmesabrewing.com

Taos Lifestyle & Sleep Sanctuary 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Suite C4 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-5885 sleepsanctuary.com

Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery 1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-5683 farmhousecafeandbakery.com

New Mexico Workforce Connection - Taos 1036 Salazar Rd. Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4219 dws.state.nm.us Midtown Market & Lounge 680 State Road 522 Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (575) 776-1680 midtownms.com

Doc Martin’s Restaurant 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 758-1977 taosinn.com

HOTDOG LADY Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-2963 Hunan Chinese Restaurant 1023 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-751-0474 hunantaos.com Jethro’s Genuine Texas Barbeque 630 Paseo del Pueblo Taos, NM 87571 Koko Coffee/ Deli/ Carry-Out 1033-H Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9448 kokotaos.com Mondo Italiano 622 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1329 facebook.compages/Mondo-Kultur

GEMS & MINERALS Touchstone Gallery 110 S. Plaza Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-5001 touchstonegalleries.com

GOLD & DIAMOND BUYER Leshem Diamonds and Gold 1027 Salazar Rd. #E Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1573 leshemdiamonds.com

GOLF

Angel Fire Resort 10 Miller Lane Angel Fire, NM 87710 (575) 377-4273 angelfireresort.com Taos Country Club 54 Golf Course Drive Ranchos deTaos, NM 87557 (575) 758-7300 taoscountryclub.info

GOVERNMENT

Taos Pueblo Enterprises, Inc. (TPEI) 515 Gusdorf Rd. Suite #5 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-7100

GREEN/ SUSTAINABLE

Pizanos Pizza & Pasta #23 Hwy 150, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 776-1050 taospizza.com

Sol Luna Solar 56C County Rd 65 Dixon, New Mexico 87527 (575) 770-7042 sollunasolar.com

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 112 South Plaza Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8855 rmcf.comnm/taos50464

Sustainable Builders, LLC Taos, NM (575) 770-2509 sustainablebuilders.net

Sabroso Restaurant & Bar #470 State Highway 150 Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 (575) 776-3333 sabrosotaos.com

Albertson’s 710A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-1250 albertsons.com

SUBWAY 1128 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-3048 Subway.com Taos Farmers Market PO Box 3114 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-7575 taosfarmersmarket.org Taos Food Coop 314 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, SuiteE Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-3840 taosfoodcoop.com Historic Taos Inn, The 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2233 taosinn.com The Burger Stand At Taos Ale House 401 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-5522 taosburgersandbeer.com

FUNERAL

Rivera Family Funeral Home 818 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-3841 riverafuneralhome.com

FURNITURE & INTERIORS Country Furnishings of Taos 534 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4633 cftaos.com

GROCERY STORES

Cid’s Food Market 623 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1148 cidsfoodmarket.com Smith’s Food & Drug 224 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-3711 smithsfoodanddrug.com Taos Market 910 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571

GROUND TRANSPORTATION North Central Regional Transit District 1327 North Riverside Drive Espanola, NM 84532 (505) 438-3257 ncrtd.org

HAIR & BEAUTY

Diana Rogers 208 Paseo del Pueblo Sur/ Suites 503 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 613-2999 hairtaos.com Hive Salon Oxygen Bar Gallery 300 Kit Carson Road Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-7790 HiveSalonTaos.com Vapour Organic Beauty 114 Alexander St # A Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-0732 vapourbeauty.com

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Taos County Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory HARDWARE STORES

Randall Lumber & Hardware, Inc. 315 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 575-758-2271 randalltaos.com Building Materials Hardware Stores Florist/Garden Supply Rio Grande Ace Hardware & Building Materials 1381 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4268 riograndeace.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS 365 Days of Wellness 114 E-1 Alexander Taos, NM 87571 (505) 818-9898 365well.org

High Altitude Health & Fitness 1307 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1242 Hive Salon Oxygen Bar Gallery 300 Kit Carson Road Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-7790 HiveSalonTaos.com Integrative Medicine de Taos Taos, NM 87571 (505) 591-8028 imdt.life/ Rodan & Fields Dermatology Taos, NM 87571 (575) 779-2260 mgonzalez3.myrandf.com Taos Center For Natural Healing 219 Cavalry Road Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1616 taoscenterfornaturalhealing.com Tri County Community Services 105 Paseo del Canon West Ste A Taos, NM 87571 575-758-5857 tccsnm.org Vista Taos 259 Blueberry Hill Rd El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 758-5858 vistataos.com Young Living Essential Oils 78 Sugar Lane El Prado, NM 87529 1-727-804-8010 ylwebsite.comJeanneCollins

HIKING & BIKING

Los Rios River Runners 4003 Highway 68 Taos, NM 87571 575-776-8854 losriosriverrunners.com Chill-Ax! 30 Hondo Seco Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (575) 770-9229 chill-ax.com

HOME MAINTENANCE Bailey’s Chimney Cleaning & Repair PO Box 1661 El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 770-7769 baileyschimney.com

Chill-Ax! 30 Hondo Seco Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (575) 770-9229 chill-ax.com Terry’s Chimney Service 314 D Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1825 terryschimney.com Vargas Tile Co. Inc. 4114 State Road 68 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 758-5986 vargastile.com

HORSE RESCUE & REHAB Equine Spirit Sanctuary 13 Los Caballos Road Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 758-1212 equinespiritsanctuary.org

HORSES/ HORSEBACK RIDING

Christus Health Taos, NM 87571 (800) 681 - 8809 ext. 135 christushealth.org/

Comfort Keepers 1301 Luisa St. C Santa Fe, NM (505) 982-1298 santafe-803.comfortkeepers.com

HOT TUBS & SPAS

HOTELS & MOTELS

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort 5224 Hwy 518 Vadito, NM 87579 (575) 587-2240 sipapunm.com

Wolfgang’s Spa Works 1210 J Salazar Rd., Taos, NM 87571 575-758-1857 wolfgangspas.com Alpine Village Suites 100 Thunderbird Road Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 575-776-8540 alpine-suites.com Angel Fire Resort 10 Miller Lane, Angel Fire, NM 87710 (575) 377-4273 angelfireresort.com Anthony’s at the Delta 233 N. Paseo del Onate Espanola, NM 87532 (505) 753-4511 atthedelta.com Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant, The 100 Kachina Road Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 (575) 776-8020 thebavarian.net Buffalo Thunder Resort 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail Santa Fe, NM 87506 (505) 455-5555 Casa Gallina 609/613 Callejon Rd Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2306 casagallina.net Columbine Inn & Conference Center 1288 Highway 150 Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 (575) 776-5723 columbineinntaos.com El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa 317 Kit Carson, Taos , NM 87571 (575) 758-3502 elmontesagrado.com

Roadrunner Tours Ltd Riding Stables 3377 Highway 434 Angel Fire, NM 87710 (575) 377-6416 nancyburch.com Horses/ Horseback Riding

Hampton Inn Taos 1515 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-5700 hamptoninn3.hilton.comen/hotels/new-mexico/ hampton-inn-taos-TAONMHS/index.html

Rio Grande Stables 1 State Route 515 Questa, NM 87556 (575) 776-5913 riograndestables.com

Hotel La Fonda de Taos 108 South Plaza Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2211 lafondataos.com La Posada de Taos 309 Juanita Lane Taos, NM 87571 (800) 645-4803 laposadadetaos.com Mabel Dodge Luhan House Conference Center & Historic Inn 240 Morada Ln. Taos, NM 87571 575-751-9686 mabeldodgeluhan.com

HOT AIR BALLOONING

Origin LLC 34020 US HWY 285 Rancho de San Juan Drive Ojo Caliente, NM 87549 (505) 747-2374 originnewmexico.com

Pueblo Balloon Company P.O. Box 361, Taos, NM 87571 575-751-9877 puebloballoon.com

Premiere Properties Vacation Rentals 1423 Couse Street Taos, NM 87571 575-758-1811 taosvacationhomes.com

Eske’s Paradise Balloons 31 Reynolds Road, Taos, NM 87571 575-751-6098 taosballooning.com

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RossLynn Reservations 5 Pinon Trail Taos, NM 87571 1-800-764-3366 rosslynn.com Sagebrush Inn & Suites 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575 758-2254 sagebrushinn.com

El Pueblo Lodge & Condominiums 412 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8700 elpueblolodge.com

Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association #72 State Road 196 Costilla, NM 87524 575-586-0542 riocostillapark.net

Colonias Chiropractic Center P.O. Box 1589 El Prado, NM 87529 575-776-1117 stretchatwork.com

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa 50 Los Banos Drive Ojo Caliente, NM 87549 (505) 583-3232 ojospa.com

AA Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures, LLC Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 575-751-6051 bigaltsv.com

Red River Stables LLC 800 E. Main St Red River, NM 87558 (575) 754-1700 redriverstables.com

HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Hypnotherapist-Life CoachNutrition Coach 65 US HWY 522, # C1 El Prado , NM 87529 1-575-921-8234 hypnotherapytaos.com

Taos Retirement Village 414 Camino de la Placita #24 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8248 taosretirementvillage.com

HOME INSPECTION

Golden Mountain Tai Chi at TaoSatva #2 Upper Colonias El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 737-8671 goldenmountaintaichi.com

El Centro Family Health 1331 Gusdorf Taos , NM 87571 1-800-284-7284 ecfh.org

HOT SPRINGS

Taos Health Systems 1397 Weimer Road Taos, NM 87571 575-758-8883 taoshospital.org

Super 8 Motel 1347 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1088 super8.com Taos Getaway, LLC HC 81 Box 650 Questa, NM 87556 575-586-1433 taosgetaway.com The Historic Taos Inn 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2233 taosinn.com

HOUSING

Habitat For Humanity Taos 114 E. Alexander Rd. Suite E Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-7827 taoshabitat.org

HUNTING/FISHING

Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop 207 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2822 cottamsskishops.com Los Rios River Runners 4003 Highway 68 Taos, NM 87571 575-776-8854 losriosriverrunners.com Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association #72 State Road 196 Costilla, NM 87524 575-586-0542 riocostillapark.net Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort 5224 Hwy 518 Vadito, NM 87579 (575) 587-2240 sipapunm.com

INSURANCE

Andrea Suazo State Farm 1010 B Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-9500 Teamsuazo.com Arthur J. Gallagher & Co 1356 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-8331 ajg.com Beaudry Insurance Agency 603 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8106 Brown & Brown Insurance 627 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2244 bbnm.com Daniels Insurance, Inc. 805 St. Michaels Drive Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 982-4302 danielsinsuranceinc.com Farmers Insurance Group, Major Dennis L. Santistevan Agency, Inc. 330 D Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 776-3224 farmers.com

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Taos County Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory Insure Taos LLC 1027 Salazar Rd # H Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-9000 insuretaos.com

Twirl Toy Store and Play Space 225 Camino de la Placita Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1402 twirlhouse.com

Molina Healthcare of New Mexico 400 Tijeras Ave. NW, Suite 200 Albuquerque, NM 87113 (505) 342-4660 molinahealthcare.com

KITCHEN STORES

Thomas E. Gutierrez Farmers Insurance Agency 1033 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Suite F Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4618 farmersagent.comtgutierrez

LANDSCAPING

Taos Cookery 113 Bent Street, Taos, NM 87571 575-758-5435 taoscookery.com Chill-Ax! 30 Hondo Seco Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (575) 770-9229 chill-ax.com

Wanda Lucero State Farm Insurance Agency 211 Kit Carson Rd. Taos, NM 87571 575-737-5433 wandalucero.com

INTERIOR DESIGN & FURNISHINGS

downsizing-made-simple interior design Taos, NM 87571 1-575-779-6826 downsizing-made-simple.com Vargas Tile Co. Inc. 4114 State Road 68 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 758-5986 vargastile.com

Gecko Landscaping, Inc. 1232 Cisneros Rd. East Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-1177 geckolandscapinginc.com Taos Outdoor Care 3 Norion Way Carson, NM 87517 (575) 779-4909

LAUNDRY SERVICES

Pinch Penny Wash-O-Mat 823 Paseo del Pueblo Norte El Prado, NM (575) 758-1265

LINGERIE

Sugar Bare 520b Camino de la Placita Taos, Nm 87571 (575) 224-2383 sugarbaretaos.com

INTERNET SERVICES

Brownrice Internet, Inc. 201 Camino de la Merced Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4175 brownrice.com

LLAMA TREKKING

Gizmo Productions 212 Peralta Lane Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9522 gizmoproductions.com

TaosNet, LLC 201 Camino de la Merced Taos, NM 87571 575-758-7598 taosnet.com Angelina Romero, Associate Broker High Country Real Estate Services 4175 Hwy 68 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 779-5526 taosrealestatebroker.comassociates/angelina-romero/ Chavez Fine Jewelers 622 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Suite G Taos, NM 87571 575-758-9319 chavezfinejewelers.com Garden and Soul 137 North Plaza Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1825 gardenandsoul.com

Amina’s Children’s Boutique 124 Bent Street Suite D Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-2963 Community Against Violence, Inc. 945 Salazar Rd. Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8082 TaosCAV.org Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 112 South Plaza Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8855 rmcf.comnm/taos50464

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Amigos Bravos: Because Water Matters 105-A Quesnel Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-3874 amigosbravos.org

Bridges Project for Education 112A Alexander Street Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-5074 bridgesproject.org David Westphall Veterans Foundation, Inc. 34 Country Club Road Angel Fire, NM 87710 (575) 377-6900 angelfirememorial.com DreamTree Project 128 La Posta Rd Taos, NM 87571 575-758-9595 dreamtreeproject.org

Habitat For Humanity Taos 114 E. Alexander Rd. Suite E Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-7827 taoshabitat.org

Chevron Mining Inc. Questa Mine 3.5 miles E Questa on State Highway 38 Questa, NM 87556 575-586-0212 chevronmining.chevron.com

MUSEUMS

Millicent Rogers Museum 1504 Millicent Rogers Road Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2462 millicentrogers.org Taos Art Museum at Fechin House 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 575 758-2690 taosartmuseum.org

The Couse Foundation 146 Kit Carson Rd Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-0369 couse-sharp.org

KIDS STUFF

The Taos News 226 Albright Street Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2241 taosnews.com

MARKETING- WRITING

Taos Historic Museums 222 Ledoux St Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-0505 taoshistoricmuseums.org

Moxie 216B Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1256 taosmoxie.com

NEWSPAPERS

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails 4000 Jefferson Place, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 343-1040 nmgirlscouts.org

MINING OPERATIONS

JEWELRY

Taos Lifestyle Productions Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-5885 taoslifestyleproductions.com

Wild Earth Llama Adventures 90 Squash Blossom Road Eagle Nest, NM 87718 1-800-758-LAMA (5262) LlamaAdventures.com Print Ninjas 105 Bertha Street B Taos, NM 87571 (575) 635-4900 printninjasTaos.com

Kit Carson Telecom 201B Cruz Alta Road Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4838

Taos Jazz Bebop Society Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-3147 TaosJaz.org

Taos Community Chorus 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 779-2405 taoschorus.com

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Integrative Medicine de Taos Taos, NM 87571 (505) 591-8028 imdt.life Lama Foundation Taos, NM 87571 (575) 586-1269 lamafoundation.com Lions Club of Taos PO Box 199, Taos, NM 87571 Living Labyrinths For Peace 26 Bonito Lane Val Verde Unit 2, Lot 4 Angel Fire, NM 87710 (575) 779-6227 livinglabyrinthsforpeace.org Los Jardineros Garden Club Of Taos P.O. Box 3103 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 776-7741 gardencluboftaos.org New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund 423 Iron Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 243-3196 loanfund.org

UNM Harwood Museum of Art 238 Ledoux Street Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9826 harwoodmuseum.org

MUSIC/MUSICIANS

HEART of Taos 204 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Suite C Taos, New Mexico 87571 (575) 776-4245 heartoftaos.org/

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance 142 Truman St. NE Ste. B-1 Albuquerque, NM 87108 505-843-8696 nmwild.org Nonviolence Works, Inc. 1337 E&F and 1335-Q Gusdorf Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4297 nonviolenceworks.us

Questa Economic Development Fund Questa Visitor Center Questa, NM 87556 (575) 586-2149 Rocky Mountain Youth Corps 1203 King Drive #3 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1420 youthcorps.org Small Business Development Center at UNM-Taos 115 Civic Plaza Drive Taos , NM 87571 (575) 737-6214 nmsbdc.org S.O.M.O.S. Society of the Muse of the Southwest 108 Civic Plaza Drive Taos, NM 87571 575-758-0081 somostaos.org Taos Coalition to End Homelessness (TCEH) / Taos Men’s Shelter 220 Albright St Taos, NM 87571 (575) 779-9198 taosmensshelter.org Taos Community Chorus 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 779-2405 taoschorus.com Taos Community Foundation 114 Des Georges Lane Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-9300 taoscf.org Taos Land Trust 482 A State Hwy 150, Unit 2 Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 575 751-3138 taoslandtrust.org Taos Sports Alliance 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Suite 160 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 224-0199 taossportsalliance.com The Life Link, Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative 2325 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe , NM 87505 505getfree.org Tourism Association of New Mexico (TANM) 6121 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 216 Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 345-5553 tanm.org Tri County Community Services 105 Paseo del Canon West Ste A Taos, NM 87571 575-758-5857 tccsnm.org/ Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park Angel Fire, NM 87710 1-575-377-2293 newspin.comtour/?site=75&scenename=1563 WESST 609 Broadway Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87102-2334 (505) 988-5030 wesst.org

OPTICIANS / EYEWEAR Eye Associates of NM 1399 Weimer Rd Suite 300 Taos, NM 87571 1-575-758-0621 eyenm.com

RealEyes 1353 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ste C Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-3215 realeyestaos.com

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Taos County Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory OUTDOOR & SPORTING EQUIPMENT Big 5 Sporting Goods 223 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 big5sportinggoods.com

PRINTING SERVICES Starline Printing 7111 Pan American NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 345-8900 starlineprinting.com

Rio Grande MotorSports 206 Paseo del Canon East Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1779 RioGrandeMotorSports.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Cheryl Neuenschwander Taos, NM 87571 1-435-901-4767 sargentsteam.com

Taos Mountain Outfitters 113 North Plaza Taos, NM 87571 575-758-9292 taosmountainoutfitters.com

PETS & ANIMAL SERVICES

10,000 Wags Pet Resort & Retail Store 24822 US Hwy 64 West El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 751-9247 10000wags.com Stray Hearts Animal Shelter of Taos, Inc. 1200 St Francis Lane Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2981 strayhearts.org UnLeashed 98 HWY 150 / UNIT#5 El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 613-7344 Carville Bourg Photographer Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-7676 f1eight.com

High Country Real Estate Services 4175 State Road 68 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 575-758-2723 taosrealestatebroker.com

Kokopelli Property Management Taos, Santa Fe, Angel Fire 1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 2 Taos, NM 87571 (855) 838-8763 kokoproperty.com?NCK=TCC

Linda Knief Century 21 Success 226 Valverde Street Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-0080 Mariposa Realty of Taos 77 Sangre de Cristo Mountain Drive Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (575) 758-5600 mariposarealty.com

Premiere Properties Vacation Rentals 1423 Couse Street Taos, NM 87571 575-758-1811 taosvacationhomes.com Names & Numbers 1400 S. St. Francis Dr., Suite A1 Santa Fe, NM 87505 575-758-8510 namesandnumbers.com Taos Magazine 100 South Plaza Suite D Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1800

Razor Sharp Productions TAOS, NM (575) 613-0027 razorsharpproductions.com

The Local Pages of New Mexico 4910 W. Amelia Earhart Dr Salt Lake City, UT 84116 (801) 963-1702 thelocalpages.net

Sean Kelly Portraits 1337 P Gusdorf Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-4367 seankellyportraits.com Southern Exposure Photography 316 East Main St. Red River, NM 87558 (575) 754-6495 southernexposurephoto.com

PLUMBING & HEATING/ SOLAR Hawk Mechanical, LLC 1132 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4433 hawkmechanical.net

QUILTS & QUILTING SUPPLIES Taos Adobe Quilting 102 Teresina Lane Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-3219 taosadobequiltingandmore.com

RADIO STATIONS

KTAO-101.9 FM Radio #9 State Road 150 Taos, NM 87571 575-758-5826 ktao.com LMNOC Broadcasting, LLC 125 A Camino de La Merced Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4491 kxmt.com

Paradise Power Company, Inc 245 Paseo del Canon East Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-5896 ppcsolar.com

RAFTING

Sol Luna Solar 56C County Rd 65 Dixon, New Mexico 87527 (575) 770-7042 sollunasolar.com Valverde Energy, Inc. 1001 Energy Dr. Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-0060 valverdeenergy.com

POTTERY

The Fire Playce 308C Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-7250 thefireplayce.com Garden and Soul 137 North Plaza Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1825 gardenandsoul.com

Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop 207 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2822 cottamsskishops.com Far Flung Adventures 15 Highway 522 El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 758-2628 farflung.com

REAL ESTATE

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate 314 A Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1924 BHHSTaosRealEstate.com Century 21 Success 829 Paseo del Pueblo Sur 5528 NDCBU Taos, NM 87571 575-758-0080 c21success.com Coldwell Banker Lota Realty,Inc 204A Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8673 cblotataos.com

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New Mexico Mountain Properties 502 Camino Cortez Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-5258 highmountainproperty.com Resort Properties of Angel Fire 52 North Angel Fire Rd Suite 7 Angle Fire, NM 87710 (575) 377-3711 resortpropertiesofangelfire.com Taos Real Property Taos Real Estate 104 La Loma Street Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4004 taosrealproperty.comhome.asp

RECREATION

Adventure Ski Rentals 1337 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1167 adventureskishops.com Amigos Bravos: Because Water Matters 105-A Quesnel Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-3874 amigosbravos.org

Northern New Mexico Gas 67 Highway 522 C Taos, NM 87529 (575) 758-8400 TaosPropane.com

Phoenix Mechanical 1217 Gusdorf Rd Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-3027 phoenixmechanical.net

Harvey & Associates Realty 603 Camino de la Placita Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-5678 taospremierproperties.com

Chill-Ax! 30 Hondo Seco Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 (575) 770-9229 chill-ax.com

PUBLICATIONS

PHOTOS & PHOTOGRAPHY

Diane Enright-Taoshomes.comBerkshire Hathaway Home Services Taos Real Estate 515 Gusdorf Road Suite 4 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-5478 taoshomes.com

Bureau of Land Management Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-4703 blm.gov/pgdata/content/nm/en/prog/NLCS/ RGDN_NM.html C & M Archery 127 Los Cordovas Road Ranchos de Taos, NM 87529 (505) 506-5254 Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop 207 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2822 cottamsskishops.com Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area Bobcat Pass Red River, NM 87558 575-754-6112 enchantedforestxc.com

Mitchell Theatres Storyteller 7 110 Old Talpa Canyon Rd. Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9707 storyteller7.com Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Guide P.O. Box 206 Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 575-776-2222 climbtaos.com Northern New Mexico Softball Taos, NM 87571 (575) 741-6061 northernnewmexicosoftball.com Red River Ski & Summer Area 400 Pioneer Rd. Red River, NM 87558 (575) 754-2223 redriverskiarea.com Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association #72 State Road 196 Costilla, NM 87524 575-586-0542 riocostillapark.net Taos Ski Valley, Inc. 116 Sutton Place Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 (575) 776-2291 skitaos.org Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge Taos: A Condo Resort 88 State Road Hwy 150 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 776-3447 taostennis.com Wild Earth Llama Adventures 90 Squash Blossom Road Eagle Nest, NM 87718 1-800-758-LAMA (5262) LlamaAdventures.com

RECYCLING

Recycle Ranger PO Box 1065 El Prado , NM 87529 (575) 776-4000

RESTAURANTS

ACEQ Restaurant 480 State Road 150 Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 (575) 776-0900 aceqrestaurant.com The Alley Cantina 121 Teresina Lane, Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2121 alleycantina.com Bent Street Cafe & Deli 120 Bent Street Taos, NM 87571 575-758-5787 bentstdeli.com Casa de Valdez 1401 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8777 casadevaldeztaos.com Domino’s Pizza 710 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 637-3030 dominosnm.com Earlene’s Cafe 1014 Paseo del Pubelo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2007

Far Flung Adventures 15 Highway 522 El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 758-2628 farflung.com

El Meze Restaurant 1017 Paseo del Pueblo Norte El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 751-3337 elmeze.com

Field Institute of Taos P.O. Box 486, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 (575) 770-2391 fittaos.org

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa 317 Kit Carson Taos , NM 87571 (575) 758-3502 elmontesagrado.com

Los Rios River Runners 4003 Highway 68 Taos, NM 87571 575-776-8854 losriosriverrunners.com

El Taoseño Restaurant 819 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4142 taoseno.com

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TAOS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery 1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-5683 farmhousecafeandbakery.com

Walmart Store #01-0873 926 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-1136

The Gorge Bar & Grill 103-I East Plaza Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8866 thegorgebarandgrill.com

Origin LLC 34020 US HWY 285 Rancho de San Juan Drive Ojo Caliente, NM 87549 (505) 747-2374 originnewmexico.com

Gutiz 812 B Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1226 gutiztaos.com H 2 Uptown 48 N. Angel Fire Rd. Angel Fire, NM 87710 (575) 377-1200 angelfirerestaurants.com Koko Coffee/ Deli/ Carry-Out 1033-H Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9448 kokotaos.com Martyrs Steakhouse 146 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-3020 martyrs-steakhouse.com Mc Donald’s of Taos 211 South Santa Fe Rd Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9762 Old Martina’s Hall, LLC 4140 State Hwy. 68 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 758-3003 oldmartinashall.com Sabroso Restaurant & Bar #470 State Highway 150 Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 (575) 776-3333 sabrosotaos.com Taos Diner 908 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2374 taosdiner.com Taos Diner II 216 B Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1989 taosdiner.com Tiwa Kitchen Restaurant 328 Veteran’s Highway Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1020 tiwakitchen.com

RETAIL

CAV Thrift Store 1103 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-4824 taoscav.org/en/thrift-store Cruz Alta Plaza, LTD. 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 214-999-4574 Nature’s Emporium Soap Co. 1204 B Paseo Del Pueblo Norte El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 758-1157 CherokeeSoap.com Red Cat Melissiana- Shop 108 Dona Luz Lane Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-7553 redcatmelissiana.com Taos Rockers 229A Camino de la Placita Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2326 taosrockers.com Taos Twist Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9051 TAOSTWIST.COM

RETREATS

ROCK CLIMBING

SKI & SNOWBOARD SHOPS AA Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures, LLC Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 575-751-6051 bigaltsv.com Adventure Ski Rentals 1337 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1167 adventureskishops.com

Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Guide P.O. Box 206, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 575-776-2222 climbtaos.com

Angel Fire Resort 10 Miller Lane Angel Fire, NM 87710 (575) 377-4273 angelfireresort.com

RV PARK

Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop 207 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2822 cottamsskishops.com

Taos Monte Bello R.V. Park & Convenience Store 24819 US Hwy 64 W El Prado, NM 87529 (575) 751-0774 stay@taosmontebellorvpark.com

SCENIC TRAIN TOURS

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 500 Terrace Ave,Chama, NM 87520 575-756-2151 cumbrestoltec.com

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION

Adult Learning Center at UNM-Taos 115 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571 575-737-3730 taos.unm.edu/theliteracycenter/index.html Amina’s Children’s Boutique 124 Bent Street Suite D, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-2963 SMU-in-Taos 6580 Hwy 518, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 758-8322 smu.edu/taos Taos School of Music Summer Chamber Music Festival #360 State Highway 150, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 776-2388 TaosSchoolofMusic.com Taos Waldorf School 9D Ben Romero Rd El Prado, NM 87529 575-751-7750 taoscountrydayschool.com University of New Mexico-Taos 115 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-6200 taos.unm.edu WESST 609 Broadway Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87102-2334 (505) 988-5030 wesst.org

SECURITY SYSTEMS & SERVICES Bennett Security 817 Upper Ranchitos Road Taos, NM 87571 (575) 613-5786

SHOE STORES

Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop 207 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2822 cottamsskishops.com

SHOPPING CENTERS

Cruz Alta Plaza, LTD. 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 214-999-4574 John Dunn Shops 124 Bent Street Taos, NM 87571 575-758-8110 johndunnshops.com

SIGNAGE

Acorn Graphics 219 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos, NM 87571 575-758-0469 acorngraphicstaos.com Print Ninjas 105 Bertha Street B, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 635-4900 printninjasTaos.com

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Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area Bobcat Pass, Red River, NM 87558 575-754-6112 enchantedforestxc.com Red River Ski & Summer Area 400 Pioneer Rd., Red River, NM 87558 (575) 754-2223 redriverskiarea.com Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort 5224 Hwy 518, Vadito, NM 87579 (575) 587-2240 sipapunm.com Taos Ski Valley, Inc. 116 Sutton Place Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 (575) 776-2291 skitaos.org

SKI RESORTS

Angel Fire Resort 10 Miller Lane, Angel Fire, NM 87710 (575) 377-4273 angelfireresort.com Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area Bobcat Pass, Red River, NM 87558 575-754-6112 enchantedforestxc.com Red River Ski & Summer Area 400 Pioneer Rd., Red River, NM 87558 (575) 754-2223 redriverskiarea.com Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort 5224 Hwy 518, Vadito, NM 87579 (575) 587-2240 sipapunm.com Taos Ski Valley, Inc. 116 Sutton Place , Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 (575) 776-2291 skitaos.org

SNOW SPORTS

Adventure Ski Rentals 1337 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1167 adventureskishops.com Taos Youth Hockey 407 Paseo del Canon, East Taos, NM 87571 (575) 779-0990 taoshockey.com

SPAS

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa 317 Kit Carson Taos , NM 87571 (575) 758-3502 elmontesagrado.com

SPECIALTY & GIFT SHOPS Amina’s Children’s Boutique 124 Bent Street Suite D Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-2963

Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop 207 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2822 cottamsskishops.com Garden and Soul 137 North Plaza, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-1825 gardenandsoul.com I Love Taos 115 East Taos Plaza Taos, NM 87571 575-758-8565 Pieces 1024 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-0500 piecestaos.com Santos Y Mas 484 Hwy. 150. Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 (575) 776-2088 santosymas.com Taos Cookery 113 Bent Street Taos, NM 87571, 575-758-5435 taoscookery.com Taos Rockers 229A Camino de la Placita Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2326 taosrockers.com

SPECIALTY LODGING

Burch Street Casitas 310 Burch Street, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-9038 casitasintaos.com Casa de Melissa - Taos Vacation Rentals 106 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571 (415) 497-7761 redcatmelissiana.com Kokopelli Property Management Taos, Santa Fe, Angel Fire 1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 2 Taos, NM 87571 (855) 838-8763 kokoproperty.com?NCK=TCC RossLynn Reservations 5 Pinon Trail, Taos, NM 87571 1-800-764-3366 rosslynn.com WorldMark by Wyndham 229 A Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 751-3275 worldmarktheclub.com

SPORTS LEAGUES

Taos Adult Basketball League Taos, NM 87571 (575) 741-6061 taosadultbasketballleague.com

STORAGE

Alice’s Attic Self Storage 1052 Dea Lane Taos, NM 87571 575-758-8262 alicesatticstg.com Hinds & Hinds Budget Storage 1 920 Paseo del Pubelo Norte El Prado , NM 87529 1-575-758-1774 hindsandhindsstorage.com Hinds & Hinds Budget Storage 2 218 B Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-8134 hindsandhindsstorage.com

Taos Spa & Tennis Club 111 Dona Ana Drive, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1980 taosspa.com

Hinds & Hinds Budget Storage 3 110 Calvary Rd.. Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1773 hindsandhindsstorage.com

Touchstone Inn - Spa & Gallery 110 Mabel Dodge Lane Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-0192 touchstoneinn.com

T-SHIRTS

Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor Shop 207 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2822 cottamsskishops.com

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Taos County Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory I Love Taos 115 East Taos Plaza, Taos, NM 87571 575-758-8565

WISU Travel / Dream Vacation Specialists Taos, NM 87571 (575) 587-2087 wisutravel.com

RossLynn Reservations 5 Pinon Trail, Taos, NM 87571 1-800-764-3366 rosslynn.com

Taos Onstage 222 Ledoux Street Taos, NM 87571 (575) 224-1066 taosonstage.com

UTILITIES

VETERINARY CLINICS

Southern Exposure Photography 316 East Main St. Red River, NM 87558 (575) 754-6495 southernexposurephoto.com

TITLE COMPANIES

Kit Carson Energy, Inc. 201 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-7757 kitcarsonenergy.com

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Taos Country Club 54 Golf Course Drive Ranchos deTaos, NM 87557 (575) 758-7300 taoscountryclub.info

THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Inc. 118 East Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2258 kitcarson.com

First New Mexico Title & Abstract Company, Inc. 602 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4264 1stnmtitle.com Fidelity National Title of New Mexico 115A La Posta Road, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-2393 fidelitynationaltitle.com

TOURS

Heritage Inspirations LLC 317 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571 575.779.5516 heritageinspirations.com Turquoise Tours Taos, NM 87571 575-776-TOUR (8687) turquoisetours.us WISU Travel / Dream Vacation Specialists Taos, NM 87571 (575) 587-2087 wisutravel.com

TRAVEL AGENTS

BookTaos Central Reservations 3 Ernie Blake Road Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 1-844-321-BOOK(2665) booktaos.com

Kit Carson Telecom 201B Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-4838

VACATION/SHORT TERM Burch Street Casitas 310 Burch Street Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-9038 casitasintaos.com

Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic 1025 Salazar Rd, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-9115 salazarroadvetclinic.com Awakening in Taos, LLC 518 Old Santa Fe Trail #277 Santa Fe, NM 87505 (831) 402-1373 awakeningintaos.com Razor Sharp Productions TAOS, NM (575) 613-0027 razorsharpproductions.com

WEDDING SERVICES

Cakes by Mariel P.O Box 3049, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-0855

Casa de Melissa Taos Vacation Rentals 106 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571 (415) 497-7761 redcatmelissiana.com

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa 317 Kit Carson , Taos , NM 87571 (575) 758-3502 elmontesagrado.com

Chalet Rio Hondo at Taos Ski Valley 111 New Mexico HWY #150 Taos, NM 87571

Razor Sharp Productions TAOS, NM (575) 613-0027 razorsharpproductions.com

Kokopelli Property Management Taos, Santa Fe, Angel Fire 1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 2 Taos, NM 87571 (855) 838-8763 kokoproperty.com?NCK=TCC Premiere Properties Vacation Rentals 1423 Couse Street, Taos, NM 87571 575-758-1811 taosvacationhomes.com

Sean Kelly Portraits 1337 P Gusdorf, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-4367 seankellyportraits.com Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort 5224 Hwy 518, Vadito, NM 87579 (575) 587-2240 sipapunm.com

Zia Event Design Taos, NM 87571 (575) 779-9008 ziaeventdesign.com

WINDOW COVERINGS

Dan’s Carpet, Tile & Window Coverings 7237 Hwy 518 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575) 758-2420 Eclipse Blinds P.O. Box 290, Taos, NM 87571 575-758-7188 eclipseblindstaos.com

WINE & SPIRITS

Parcht- BOTTLESHOP+BITES 103 EAST PLAZA SUITE #102 Taos, NM 87571 parcht.com Black Mesa Winery 1502 Highway 68, Velarde, NM 87582 (505) 852-2820 blackmesawinery.com Black Mesa Winery Taos Tasting Room 241 Ledoux St, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-1969 blackmesawinery.com

Taos County Chamber of Commerce Makes Business Better 1139 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 575-751-8800 WWW.TAOSCHAMBER.COM

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Market Share

by Harvey Blaustein

Small Homes S

mall is a relative term. As is large, I suppose. But it all became very clear to me one day a few months back when I was chatting with a friend and colleague who works in the Vail Valley real estate market. Obviously, by the exchange, our worlds were quite different. He posed what he thought was a basic question as he tried to understand our market. “How much does your typical 5000 square foot home sell for?” he asked. To which I responded, “we don’t have 5,000 square foot homes.” And we moved on from there. What was normal where he works hardly exists where I work.

month while we were having some work done in the main house and we enjoyed the time.

Which brings me to the subject of small houses. (Easy segue, no?) Here, 1800 to 2200 is an average size home with few over 3000 square feet and fewer above 4,000. We just don’t attract those what want to build statement houses for the most part. Having said that, many will remember a wealthy gent who started building a 14,000 square foot home in this market about 15 years ago. Let me say that again…a 14,000 square foot home in this market. Without boring you with details that could fill this page, let me say that it was torched by unknown arsonists when it reached critical mass and that home was never finished. Nor does that gentleman live here any more.

In our culture, here in Taos, there has always been a place for little homes. I assume for financial reasons rather than design preference, residences here have always been built smaller and with less bedrooms then where I come from in New York or New Jersey. There most homes are 3 or 4 bedrooms. You’re just out of luck for the most part if you want smaller. Here, most homes are 2 or 3 bedrooms and if more is needed, a casita, or little house is added to the land. Besides adding to the available space, isn’t it nice to be able to close the door behind your guests. And they close a door on you. That is the way we roll here and some folks from the coasts have to get used to it.

Which bring me back to small houses. In today’s Taos, small would be less than 1200 square feet. Really small under 600. I have sold homes as small as 600 square feet, in fact, I did that with two properties. A couple now occupies one with child so they have gotten small down to a science. The other is an in town home for a single older gent. Perfect for him. But most folks aren’t disciplined enough to live small small as most of us value possessions too much. Some homes are designed to take advantage of every space. I live in one of those that was designed by an architect to insure plenty of storage. A nice touch and it makes living easier.

We live in two places one is 1350 square feet and the other 1750. Both work well for us. But we no longer give dinner parties and family gatherings are held at homes of others with more space. I could live smaller but this works for me. We have good friends living in 650 and that is just too small. At least now.

We had a casita when we lived on the hill east of town that was 420 square feet. Basically, it had been a spiffy garage and we put walls up and windows in. That space, well laid out, allowed for a closed off bedroom, a living room, efficiency kitchen and a more than adequate bathroom. We lived in it ourselves for more than a

Smaller can be better. As can bigger. It’s all a matter or taste and pocket book.

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I don’t know how many of you have ever been to New York City. There, one can find a studio apartment of 300 square feet or less renting at $2000 a month, or selling for several hundred thousand dollars. There it’s all about the land costs and dirt in Manhattan is worth a heck of a lot more than ours here in Northern NM. And in NYC, unless you can get up real high in a skyscraper, you aren’t like to have views to speak of.

For me, as for many about my age, time becomes all the more precious and spending it on things like cleaning carpets or dusting furniture isn’t a priority. Living in the moment and enjoying each day takes is.

Harvey Blaustein lives in Taos, is a real estate broker and used to be a practicing attorney.

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& associates realty

603 Camino da la Placita Taos, NM 87571 575-737-5678 hblau4@gmail.com www.taospremierproperties.com

A COLORFUL, VERSATILE COMPOUND… On just under 4 acres, we proudly offer an immaculate property including a contemporary house with 3 bedrooms & 3 baths, a striking guest house that has two more bedrooms and another 2 baths, and a wood shop, with power and light that could be used for a studio. A lot of options, a lot of square footage, a lot of land – all for a not a lot of price. $789,000 MLS 98357 

IT’S SHOWTIME BY THE RIVER… Just outside of Taos, in historic and charming Dixon, we proudly offer a truly unique and special property nestled along the river with a backdrop of a red rock hill. Set on 3 ½ acres, come see The Tool Shed, a   performance studio/gallery that hosts live local events, concerts and shows and features a commercial kitchen, with lighting one expects in a professional setting. Live in a 3800 sq ft home with shapes and angles that will fascinate and charm, including 5 bedrooms and 4 baths . This is a property to be treasured. This is a place where the show must go on. $1,350,000 MLS 98190

“I am a strategic thinker, pay attention to details, and get things done.” Harvey Blaustein, Qualifying Broker Enchanted Homes Vol. CXI •

LIVE ON TOP OF OUR WORLD... For those who have the freedom of choice, most choose to live in the Cañon foothills, east of town. We proudly offer 3 of the finest lots in the area, all unique and different, all with sweeping views that will take your breath away – and make it hard to choose. Sized at 3.77, 8.79 and 18.81, you will feel like you are in a candy store, finding it difficult to decide. $165,000 MLS 98193

FOR THE ENTERTAINER IN YOU… In the highly desirable Weimer area, we proudly offer a home with splendid views for those that love to entertain and enjoy living large. The great room is extraordinary, with ceilings 18 feet high, the dining room is cozy, with a fireplace at eye level, and there are 3 bedrooms, two of them masters. $599,000 MLS 98847

HISTORIC IN TOWN ADOBE…We proudly offer the former home and studio of famous early 20th century artist, Oscar Berninghaus, listed in the National Historic Registry. Set on .48 acres, this splendid adobe of some 4,000 sq. ft. has been remodeled but one can still feel the artist in residence. $899,000 MLS 96139

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A Woman’s Touch Pictured left to right: Teri Koss, Ellen Lerner, Sally Torres, Katheryn Pate, Kelly Haukebo center: Paula Madappa, Qualifying Broker.

In and around Taos...

MAGNIFICENCE ON THE MESA

This 3BD/2.5/BA 3200 SF contemporary passive pumice home sits on 4.7 acres. includes bonus rooms for a studio/workshop/office and/or gallery. Open light filled Kitchen/dining/living room plus a 3200 SF sunken landscaped courtyard w/ hot tub,fire pit and a pool! $849,000

ELEGANT STRAWBALE

This 2300 SF 3BD/2BA/2CG straw bale home on 20 acres located in a sustainable off-grid community, offers modern comforts alongside remarkable eco-innovation. The outstanding features include soaring ceilings, an open floor plan, hand-built cabinets & doors. REDUCED to $499,000 MLS 95172

A PERFECT RETREAT

This custom designed 2BD/2BA. 1707 SF home on 1.25 acres combines old world charm with quaint elegance. A fully operating horse barn, horse paddock and tack room make this property a horse lovers paradise. $289,500 MLS #97514

GREEN LIVING AT ITS BEST

This stunning handcrafted property is a hybrid between classic and modern architecture. It has a flexible floor plan that lends itself to enjoying the outdoors. Adjoins the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. Completely off grid, solar energy, water catchment. $324,900 MLS 95084

LIVE GREEN, LIVE BEAUTIFULLY

Leave almost no footprint with this totally sustainable , solar, off-the -grid Straw Bale home offering 2BD/1.5BA on 20 acres located in an upscale sustainable community with 360 views, pet safe fenced yard, garden areas and much more. $309,000 MLS #99023

TAOS CANYON GEM

This Diamond in the Rough offers 4BD/3BA/3CG 3234 SF on 5.6 acres. Enjoy the open floor plan of this custom built home with a large master suite and fabulous 360 views from the wrap around deck. The large loft can be an office/studio or to accommodate extra guests $699,000 MLS 99048

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