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Our Intimate Relationship with Water

 We’ve heard it all before — WATER is vital for all known forms of life, right?. So it came as no surprise for our Environmental Comm. class to hear Taos-area advocates emphasize that the health of rivers and waterways is … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into Renewable Taos

By Franklin Ortega This week I had the rare opportunity to sit in on a meeting of Renewable Taos in the Taos County Administration Building. This dedicated group of movers and shakers, on the verge of gaining 501(c)(3) non-profit designation, … Continue reading

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Challenges Non-Profits face in Taos, NM

By Franklin Ortega Looking at the beautiful scenery of Taos, NM, it’s hard to imagine the struggles facing many of its residents. With a total population of 5,716, this rural town faces issues with poverty, cultural/social clashes, and threats to … Continue reading

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Why some Attorneys go Non-Profit

By Tania Santistevan As an SMU student with a few paralegal classes under my belt, I’m fascinated to learn about the career choices of nonprofit attorneys in Taos, NM. In our Environmental Communication class over J Term, we’re examining the … Continue reading

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Thank you Kyle Tisdel of Western Environmental Law Center

During his visit to SMU’s Taos campus today, public interest environmental attorney Kyle Tisdel provided valuable insights into the often complicated legal issues WELC deals with when representing environmental groups throughout the Southwest.

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