best of taos 2020 we asked, you answered features poll results 16 24 38 58 6 26 what’s the hot issue in taos county? you know you’re in taos when... what industry would you like to see in taos? what’s another word for taos? petree nursery food and drink 40 18 the historic taos inn entertainment 42 30 à la carte shopping 44 48 mudd n flood services 46 overland sheepskin co welcome STAFF Robin Martin, owner Chris Baker, publisher Editing the Best of Taos 2020 has been both an honor and a challenge. How to convey the enormous weight of the moment – a watershed moment for humanity – while tipping our proverbial hats to the ones who are, once again, back on the front lines? Traditionally, it is usual for the entertainment industry, with all of its arms and legs, to do well during times of crisis. People want to remember that last good time, forever. And in an evening of revelry, it can be easy to forget that the world is still with us. So as we learn new codes of behaviour, we simultaneously want to escape. The Depression brought an end to Prohibition, which had led to bootlegging and the Jazz Age. One wonders what the era of coronavirus will bring? People are struggling everywhere, as they try to find their footing in this new normal. We struggle to find language to convey feelings without hurting others. We struggle to share hopes and fears for the future as we are being kept apart. Our diverging views and divisive beliefs are being shed like the skin of a snake, as we find ourselves in this together. I thought images of Taos’ past events were relevant in retrospect. A sort of remembrance – because even as we honor the choices made by our community, some businesses have sadly closed, or postponed events, due to COVID-19. The images used are also meant to trigger other memories of loss, a reminder that so many people have passed on in so short a time. The world has changed, and so has Taos. But we still have so many things to be thankful for, and you’ll find a whole lot of them in this issue. Hope you enjoy it! Stay safe. Lynne Robinson, tempo editor Staci Matlock, managing editor Karin Eberhardt, creative director Chris Wood, advertising director Sean Ratliff, production manager Amy Boaz, copy editor Morgan Timms, photographer Tamra Testerman, contributing writer Virginia L Clark, contributing writer LYNNE ROBINSON, tempo editor 4 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS
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