Taos News

December 14, 1978

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Issue date: Thursday, December 14, 1978

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Taos News, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1978, Taos, New Mexico TheTaos 0 S 0 IJ n t II r s LI H S 7 Eagle Nest lobbies for national park By PHIL BATEMAN ANGEL FIRE Plans for a national park In western Colfax near Eagle were expected to get off the ground floor at a meeting with Congressman Manuel Lujan here Wednesday The proposed now In the talking would be the only national park In the Taos Boundaries proposed are the Clmarron Canyon Wildlife Eagle Nest Lake and surrounding Joe former president of the Angel FireEagle Nest Chamber of Commerce and an active voice In the park said the idea arose out of a dispute between area residents and the New Mexico Game and Fish Department last summer According to Game and Fish regulations and restrictions on Cimarron Canyon campground angered local on a recent campaign swing through the found a great deal of support for the Gallagher and learned that funds for such parks will be Gallagher said Wednesdays meeting at Angei Fire was to be an initial step to study the feasibility of going There are no definite boundaries determined John area director for the National Parks an official of the Department of the Interior and representatives from Red Eagle Cimarron and Angel Fire were to at tend the Wilderness status asked for four sites in Carson Sweet victory Rachel Taoss new Junior gets a victory hug from contestant Charlene Gonzales after winning the title Sunday night Miss Dominguez entertained the audience with a lullaby in taught to her by her father Alfredo Dominguez of as she accompanied Billie Blair herself on an a gift of her who is originally from She receives a oneyear scholarship to New Mexico Highlands matched by the university and the Jaycees de who sponsored the Please see Page B9 for more photos of the Junior Miss By ROBIN McKINNEY Preliminary results of the Forest Service1 RARE II study show the public recommends that five roadless areas in the Carson National Forest be non four be with a tie on the tenth The Forest Service is now classifying and trying to interpret peoples responses to a study on proposed wilderness in roadless Forest Service tables show that among people who sent in specific 46 percent want ColumbineHondo wilder 54 percent do not 44 percent want the area next to Wheeler Peak 56 percent do not and Latir Peak and Comales are alser favored for non Responses are equally divided over areas next to the Pecos An average of about 60 percent prefer Cruces Osier Canjllon Mountain and Bull Canyon be The greatest number of recommendations on RARE II are for east of Almost people ex pressed opinions on that All these will be considered in the final Department of Agriculture report on RARE II to be issued Please see RARE AII Snow storm brings subzero readings Posadas to usher in Christmas By MARLOU QUINT ANA Las Posadas will be held Christmas week 1623 in Talpa and Llano starting with a 7 mass at respective Las a procession which represents Mary and Joseph seeking shelter from inn to will follow immediately after Mayordomos caretakers of the chapels will represent inn After the Holy couple is taken prayers will be and refreshments will be An added feature to Las Posada will be the dance of the Interpretation of the roles of the usually dressed in uglymasrs and shabby vary from placita to In some parts they play the role of purifier of evil spirits before the arrival of the Christ In other the aguelos were used to threatened people who refused to be in doctrinated into They also served to scare children into being The music for the dance of the aguelos will be played on drums and sung by Francisco Alfredo Frank Duran and Levine The music of the dance of the aguelos and the dances of Los Comanches is the The music was the beginning of the unity of two cultures the Europeans and the Indians With the acceptance of Indian music in religious the native people were better able to accept Catholic ism same music is used played on drums and sung Los Comanches celebrate El Dia de Los Manueles New Years Day and El Dia de San Pablo 25 by singing and The Taos Pueblo has their own version of the aguelos which can be seen on Christmas Eve at the Please see Page A3 for schedules Roads lead list of problems By BILUE BLAIR Citizens identify the major problems facing Taos County as schools and crime in that These are the results of a released this conducted by Burgwin Research In a public issues poll con ducted this a scientific sample of Taos County citizens were asked for opinions on eight major issues facing the The results Industry is seen as the best alternative to though it received only a casual Citizens support countywide though the large majority have no idea what the Extraterritorial Commission is up There is heavy support for a western at the time of the survey viewed as one running from Llano Quemado to the blinking Citizens are happy with health care but unhappy with the quality of Few locals use Taos municipal parking Many Taos County citizens inside have no opinions at all on the countys zoning or future 31 percent had no response for the question on The survey was conducted in June and July by a class in ethnology at Fort a summer campus of Southern Methodist Questions were asked of 125 and their responses were tabulated according to sex and ethnic Ethnic differences of opinion appeared in only three tending to show that Anglos are harder to Only 17 percent of Anglos were satisfied with Taos County schools compared with 49 percent of Spanish The Fort Burgwin in terpretation pointed out that this takes into account all schools in the county not just the Taos Municipal School District because the survey reached more people in rural communities than in the Spanish Americans had fewer opinions on an alternative economic base to though those they did have stressed the importance of industry or business over More than threequarters of Spanish Americans surveyed had no response to the About half of the Anglos responded to economic agreeing with their native neigh bors that industry and business development may be the Spanish Americans expressed more satisfaction with the quality of health care 65 percent were while only 46 percent of Anglos were Confidence in health care among both groups rose with Age was significant in the zoning and Extraterritorial The middleaged group 4660 expressed strongest support for a less support for zoning and moderate knowledge of the duties of the Extraterritorial Older residents and men claimed to know more about the Extraterritorial though only 15 percent of all persons questioned expressed any know ledge of The middleaged group and Spanish Americans use public parking lots though only a third of the entire sample said they always use municipal parking Please see A2 Taosenos bundled up as tem peratures plummeted last week below dropping as low as 39 below zero in some parts of the It was the earliest cold snap in several The cold came on the heels of a winter storm that blew into Taos dropping five inches of powder in the valley and up to a foot of snow on surroun ding mountain ski Temperatures are expected to climb this week as Taosenos thaw frozen pipes and get stalled cars back on the The cold snap hit the Taos area over the Official National Weather Service reports show the mercury plunged to minus 32 in Eagle Nest Friday and to minus 24 in Taos Unofficial home measurements in Taos Canyon report a low of minus 39 just north of the Taos County boasted the lowest reading in the nation with 42 below zero recorded Ski areas got a welcome helping hand as Wednesdays snowfall dumped powder across the Sangre de Red River boasted the highest snowfall as of measuring a total of 92 inches at Taos Ski Valley has 65 inches Powder 62 inches and Angel Fire 33 according to official Department of Tourism All roads to Taos County ski areas are open and plowed this School children got an unex pected holiday when Taos and Questa schools closed Thursday because of dangerous road Taos students will make up the day at the end of the school Last weeks issue of The Taos News usually on the street at 7 didnt arrive until Thursday Its delivery was slowed by an ice and wind storm Wednesday in where the paper is The midstate storm piled up traffic for hours on Albuquerques Subzero temperatures arrived early in Taos this The mercury didnt dip to zero until 20 last when it hovered around the zero point just before dropping to minus 8 The early cold snap caught many motorists by Service stations reported a land office business through weekend servicing stalled and mounting snow the cars Concha sworn in as Cacique BU A4 A4 record Marketplace People Sports A18 B3 A8 B3 Favor y contra Forum Holding three silvertipped Juan Domingo Concha was sworn in as Taos Pueblo cacique Wednesday County Clerk Marie Lorraine Gallegos ad ministered the with Probate Judge Emma Vigil as The ceremony took place in the governors office at Taos Pueblo in the presence of Governor Frank Secretary Vince several tribal elders and Conchas sister and Conchas appointment to the highest office of Taos Pueblo as religious leader was announced in His Juan Jesus died in July after serving his tribe as religious leader since He was Concha was appointed by the General a group of head men or tribal leaders who have held office on the governors and war chiefs He is now leader of the council as well as spiritual head of his The cacique serves his people until unlike the tribal who are reappouited each Concha was born in His parents Cecelia Archulcta and JuanAntonio He has two sisters now and no He never but hag many nieces and He now living at the home of Matilda Hartley His Mary Lou now married to Taos trader Carl describes him as a gentle and humble who loves to work out especially in the fields with his team of CACIQUE JUAW DOMINGO ;