Cid's Food Market Best Dentist 623 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-1148 Kellie Harris, DDS, FAGD CIDSFOODMARKET.COM NORTHERN NEW MEXICO CENTER FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY 1337A GUSDORF RD., TAOS • (575) 993-5911 Best Financial Advisor KELLIEHARRISDDS.COM Billy Knight, Knight Financial Limited Full-mouth reconstruction is Dr. Kellie Harris’ passion, but general dentistry is what goes on day in and day out at the airy, well-appointed Gusdorf office. She and her associates (including daughter Dr. Kayci Harris) continue to expand upon a solid, 20-year foundation of compassionate, professional dentistry — all in the name of making Northern New Mexico Center for Cosmetic Dentistry the office of choice among Taoseños who need dental care; even the dentist cowards agree. Best Building Contractor 115D LA POSTA ROAD, TAOS • (575) 751-3388 Affordable Adobe KNIGHTFINANCIALLIMITED.COM When thinking about financial planning and saving, many people are overwhelmed. But Taos believes in the investing advice from Billy Knight who says, “Our community philosophy commits that it isn’t account size that matters, but rather getting started with an account and nurturing a longterm relationship toward achieving one’s goals.” ARROYO HONDO • (575) 741-6040, (575) 776-2865 AFFORDABLEADOBE.COM p. 52 Taos Dental Group Affordable Adobe is all about sustaining traditional building. Proprietor Andy Romero and his two sons, Jose and Andres, use traditional adobe bricks made by hand in the labor-intensive building of exterior-frame and interior walls all while offering competitive prices. They install Thermopane windows, radiant floor heating, basic electricity and plumbing, brai roofs and tongue-and-groove and viga ceilings. The vigas are also made by hand. TAOS OFFICE: 1392 WEIMER RD. • (575) 758-8760 • RED RIVER OFFICE: 612 W. MAIN ST. • (575) 754-2300 • TAOSDENTALGROUP.COM Paul Sands, Edward Jones Best Doctor 1103 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, SUITE 4A, EL PRADO • (575) 737-5772 EDWARDJONES.COM Magee Build Lucas Schreiber, MD TAOS • (575) 741-0456 • MAGEEBUILD.COM Best Local Elected Official SCHREIBER FAMILY MEDICINE 630 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, SUITE 125, TAOS • (575) 751-7430 Town of Taos Mayor Dan Barrone Best Shuttle SCHREIBERFAMILYMEDICINE.COM Dr. Lucas Schreiber followed in his beloved late father’s footsteps (Dr. Larry, who won Best Doctor in the first poll and for many subsequent years). He is committed to continuing his father’s legacy. In his own right, Dr. Lucas has cemented himself as one of Taos’ favorite physicians. In 2018, he started his namesake practice, Schreiber Family Medicine. Dr. Lucas is a born and bred Taoseño who is often described by his patients as “compassionate” and “exceptional.” North Central Regional Transit District ( aka The Blue Bus') BestofTaos CITY HALL: 400 CAMINO DE LA PLACITA, TAOS • (575) 751-2000 DBARRONE@TAOSGOV.COM • TAOSGOV.COM “Dan, Dan, the lumberman” has won the hearts of Taos voters with his signature folksy and gregarious personality since taking office in 2014. Mayor Barrone is a leader within his religious community and is a visible politician who consistently attends all town proclamations. In 2016, Barrone — alongside family members — started a free pancake breakfast on the Plaza for the Fourth of July as well. It all continues into his second term. 1327 N. RIVERSIDE DR., ESPAÑOLA • 866-206-0754 Jemery Kaufman, MD NCRTD.ORG Car on the fritz? Too cold or rainy for a bicycle commute? Just don’t feel like driving? Based in Española, the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has been in service for 11 years. It provides fare-free and premium fare-based bus transit connecting communities and pueblos throughout the counties of Los Alamos, Río Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos, as well as the pueblos of Pojoaque, Nambé, Tesuque, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara and Ohkay Owingeh. Further expanding its reach, the signature RTD Blue Buses provide riders with connections to New Mexico Rail Runner, Santa Fe Trails, New Mexico Park and Ride, Los Alamos Atomic City Transit and Red River Miner’s Transit. NCRTD also provides service throughout the town of Taos on the RTD Chile Line. TAOS MEDICAL GROUP • 1399 WEIMER RD., TAOS • (575) 758-4903 TAOSMEDICALGROUP.COM State Representative Roberto ‘ Bobby’ Gonzales Best Educator Larry Torres CAPITOL PHONE: (505) 986-4319 • CAPITOL ROOM: 304A ROBERTO.GONZALES@NMLEGIS.GOV • NMLEGIS.GOV ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR CHAIR: LINGUISTICS, FOREIGN AND SIGN LANGUAGES, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-TAOS, KLAUER CAMPUS (575) 737-6215, LARTOR@UNM.EDU • Best Local Website Taos Ski Valley Airport Shuttle TAOS.UNM.EDU “In the course of his life, Larry Torres has become an esteemed storyteller and keeper of local culture, history and ways of healing. Torres is a prolific writer, quirky thinker, world traveler, deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, though he’s long held the untitled role of spiritual leader in the folk traditions of Northern New Mexico,” as written by Taos News reporter Cody Hooks for publication when Torres was selected as an Unsung Hero in 2017. “But among all of his roles in the Taos community, Torres has established his place as a one-of-a-kind educator, teaching thousands of young people in Taos across over a four-decade career ... Torres has been a teacher across New Mexico. “National organizations and associations have bestowed numerous teaching awards on Torres throughout the years because he radiates learning, not merely as a profession, but as a calling. Torres recently retired from teaching. He held his post as a foreign languages professor at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 21 years. Torres won Best Teacher in the first-ever Best of Taos poll years ago when he taught at Taos High School. 800-776-1111 • SKITAOS.COM/DISCOVER-TAOS/AIRPORT-SHUTTLE/ taosnews.com Best Customer Service THE TAOS NEWS • 226 ALBRIGHT ST., TAOS • (575) 758-2241 TheTaosNews’Tradiciones Is it wrong for us to toot our own horn — again? We still think not, because providing timely, accurate and newsworthy information is at the forefront of what we do as professional journalists. At locals and visitors are just a click away from finding out everything Taos from breaking news, to weather to nightly entertainment. All of our guides and magazines can be found online as well. if you live here, you get it. And even if you don’t live here, you still get it. Centinel Bank taosnews.com, MAIN BRANCH: 512 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-6700 MOTOR BANK DRIVE-THRU: 508 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-6788 NORTHSIDE MOTOR BANK DRIVE-THRU: 707 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE,TAOS • (575) 758-6790 • CENTINELBANK.COM “We are a very proud to have such a locally engaged bank in Taos,” proclaimed an online review of Centinel Bank by Elana Lombard. There are many reasons for that (see Best Bank entry), and one of those reasons is the priority of building loyal customer relationships through unequaled personalized service. skitaos. com TAOS SKI VALLEY • 1 SUTTON PLACE, TAOS SKI VALLEY MAIN SWITCHBOARD: (575) 776-2291 taosnews. com/best- of- taos p. 52 51 Best of Taos 2019
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