Archive | May, 2009

Springtime for the arts

CIRCLE OF SUPPORT Alexia Mellor had lived in England and France, upstate New York and Seattle by the time her mother Jan suggested she come to Taos for a visit. What started out as a two week vacation turned into a two year introduction into the world of the practicing artist. At 28 she took […]

Commencement stories

TONYA M. VARGAS Tonya Vargas is a full time preschool teacher at UNM-Taos Kid’s Campus. March 15 she received her BS degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. It wasn’t a last minute decision. “I have wanted to be a teacher since about second grade,” she explained. “I would line up all my stuffed animals in […]

Every day is a learning experience

I had a chance to talk with four remarkable women, sisters, all born and raised in Ranchos, who share a love of community, a lifelong commitment to education, and dedication to their professions. And one thing more: they are all graduating from UNM-Taos at Commencement ceremonies May 15. They have families of their own now […]