Town of Taos News Brief 9/23/10, 5 items

1)      Monday night’s Public Forum, focusing on the United States Air Force and its proposed Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Training Area in Northern New Mexico (i.e., flights over Taos), is now an official Special Meeting of the Town of Taos Council.  This enables consideration/action that night on a Town resolution to oppose such flights.  Questions?  Contact Rene Lucero, Town Clerk,  Agenda below:


Special Meeting

Taos Town Council

Don Fernando Hall

124 Civic Plaza Drive

Taos, New Mexico

September 27, 2010

6:30 p.m.





         2.  ROLL CALL




       Consideration and approval of Resolution 10-49; A Resolution opposing the United States Air Force establishing a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Training Area in Northern New Mexico.

  6. CITIZENS PUBLIC FORUM – To discuss the United States Air Force establishing a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Training Area in Northern New Mexico.



2)      All part of, the screening of documentary film, Manitou API – Where the Sun Rises, tonight, Thursday, Sept. 23rd and tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 24th at the Taos Center for the Arts (TCA).  Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased the day of the show or in advance at the TCA, at 575- 758-2052, or FX 18 at 575- 758-8590The Box Office opens at 6.00 pm both nights.  The film features Anishnabe Elder, Dave Courchene and Architectural Historian, Frank Albo, Cambridge University, as they unveil the mystery of the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg. This beautiful neo-classical masterpiece was designed and built by English Architect, Frank Worthington Simon, in 1913 which pays homage to King Solomon's temple, The Ark of the Covenant and the 7 Sacred Teachings of the Anishnabe Indigenous people.  Diego Mulligan, KSFR Host of "The Journey Home" says this film is “by far the best Native American film I have ever seen.  A MUST see."  New York Times bestselling author, Larry Dossey, MD says "Reminiscent of Dan Brown's, The Lost Symbol, but with a decisive difference: it's true."  This beautifully rendered film speaks of an ancient prophecy for a new generation of peace.  We will also have a gorgeous collection of merchandise for sale including the film DVD',s, the 7 Sacred Teaching T-Shirts and film poster, titled "The Awakening" both by Taos Pueblo artist, Jonathan Warm Day, Grammy award winning Native American Music Producer,Tom Bee and  Cherokee flutist,Cody Little Hawk Swimmer CDS's, Sweet Medicine Drums and more . Featured guests include: Dave Courchene, Cindy Pickard,Tom Bee, Cody Little Hawk Swimmer, Harlan McKosato, Radio host for Native America Calling, Jonathan Warm Day, White Wolf Drum Group, and Youth Pow-Wow dancers all from Taos Pueblo.  For more information on the film screening go to The film is currently at the Toronto Film Festival.  A special thank you to our lodging sponsors: Casa Benavides Bed and Breakfast and The Touchstone Inn.  Thanks as well to the Taos Chamber of Commerce, all its members, The Taos News, The Town of Taos and many more.  More info?  Julia Bortz Pyatt, Pyatt Productions, P.O.Box 957, El Prado, NM  87529, (575) 758-5831 home/office, (575) 779-4778 mobile, 


3)      Three comedians will be appearing together for a comedy show fundraiser this Friday September 24, 7 to 9pm at the Hotel Don Fernando de Taos.  Don Fernando Restaurant doors open at 6:30pm.  $7 suggested donation where 100% of the profits will go to Taos Men Engaged In Nonviolence (MEN).  This is an adult comedy show for those 21 and older.  Taos Men Engaged in Nonviolence (MEN) is dedicated to creating a nonviolent community one man and one boy at a time.  For more information contact Taos Men Engaged in Nonviolence (MEN) Operations Manager Simon Torrez at 758-4297 or Marc Kaplan at 758-2509. 


4)      New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3% in August 2010.  The national unemployment rate increased to 9.6 percent.  Carrie B. Moritomo, Public Information Officer, NM Department of Workforce Solutions, (505) 841-8450,


5)      First Friday Forum Returns:  Join us Friday October 1st at the Hotel Don Fernando de Taos, 1005 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, as we explore the Taos Economic Report. Find out where we have been and help us shape where we are going.  Italian Buffet Luncheon.  Taos Chamber Members-$15
Non-Chamber Members-$20.  11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Please RSVP: 575-751-8800 or



Cathy Connelly, Public Relations Director

Town of Taos, 400 Camino de la Placita

Taos, NM 87571

575-751-2001 office


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