The Taos News - Best of Taos 2020 : 2020-06-11

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Best Civic Organizati­on Best Shuttle physicians and other profession­als offer their services at no cost or reduced rates, and many businesses donate their services and goods to this important works organizati­on. Taos Milagro Rotary Club North Central Regional Transit District ( aka “The Blue Bus”) Stray Hearts Animal Shelter 1327 N. Riverside Dr., Españols 866-206-0754 “Service above self” is the motto of this many-times-awarded organizati­on. Literacy and education are a big part of Rotary Internatio­nal and the local club in Taos. With a common goal to make life better for those around them, 50 or so TMR members and other volunteers read to kindergart­en through third-grade kids who are reading below their grade levels. TMR raises funds for four-year, unrestrict­ed college scholarshi­ps to area seniors; create and supply 15 free library boxes; distribute­s dictionari­es to Taos third-graders, and contribute­s to internatio­nal projects in underserve­d countries. TMR donates prosthetic­s to Not Forgotten Outreach; and supports Heart of Taos and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 1200 St. Francis Lane, Taos (575) 758-2981; info@strayheart­ strayheart­ Based in Española, the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has been in service for 11 years, providing 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. 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 Milagro Rotary Club Best Local Website taosnews. com The Taos News - 226 Albright St., Taos (575) 758-2241 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. Smart phone usage increases every year, making improvemen­ts a constant priority. Since 2017, there is no app required for access – just enter on your phone’s browser. If you live here, you get it. And even if you don’t live here, you still get it., Taos Lions Club, President Cindy Atkins Cid’s Food Market Taos Ski Valley Airport Shuttle (210) 288-9336; (800) 776-1111 Best Local Nonprofit Best Customer Service Community Against Violence 945 Salazar Rd., Taos; 24-Hour Hot Line: (575) 758-9888 (collect calls accepted) Office: (575) 758-8082; Cid’s Food Market taos. org 623 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-1148 Town of Taos Official Travel Site (575) 737-5849 Community Against Violence (CAV) has been providing services for children and families affected by domestic and sexuall violence in Taos County since 1978. CAV hasas won this category many times; the staff’s dedication to their mission and help in the community is appreciate­d by Taoseños. CAV’s expansive array of services for survivors urvivors of domestic and sexual violencee include advocacy and case management t services; crisis interventi­on and safety planning; counseling and support groups; parenting classes; Batterer’s Interventi­on Programs; and prevention and educationa­l programs for the community. In addition, counselors, attorneys, cidsfoodma­ Cid’s is a full-service grocery store touted for its knowledgab­le and exceptiona­lly helpful staff and the best selection of natural and organic food in town. In addition, Cid’s offers an extensive selection of environmen­tally friendly household products, natural pet foods, a wide variety of supplement­s, herbs, incense and body care products. Smith’s Food and Drug 224 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-3711 56 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS

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