Celebrating the Living and the Dead: Rock’n Roll and Swing

By: Johnny
26 August, 2010

Taos Watchdog Barks
Hello Jeff,
I don’t know how to answer your questions…  I’m physically and mentally able to make presentations and write columns… I, currently, have no way to obtain information on a monthly basis about KCE’s new project.  If KCE were to write monthly “progress reports” or “status reports”, I’d be willing to read and comment on them…  It would seem that whoever provided the $60M would require monthly or at least quarterly reports from KCE… maybe we could obtain copies from them, FOIA, etc.  It would also seem that the proposal made by KCE to the funding agency probably contains a “plan” of some sort.  Maybe we could get a copy of that as well?  The newspaper said that the $ came through the Dept of Agriculture, IIRC, so we could do online searches of that website.
If I were Luis, I’d have weekly project meetings with the project managers.  I don’t know if he would allow observers to sit in on those meetings… it’s taxpayer $ so maybe he would be required to be fairly open, except for contract negotiations and HR issues.
I’m not motivated to be the “investigative” skeptic of this project… I don’t have the skills or inclinations for that.  I really want the project to be successful and would be willing to contribute on that basis as opposed to “hunting for witches”.
I guess we need to discuss and understand more of what you are thinking.
RIP: Alfred
The memorial party for Alfred Hobbs will be at the Anglada building, Saturday (the 28th) evening, starting at 6pm – potluck. Chris Dracup, and others, will be performing. ALL friends and family are welcome!! There are two memorials. On the West Side, Sunday, the 29th, from noon till the coyotes howl, folks will gather at Jean La Blue’s.
Incredible Factoid: Sister City
Do you know anyone from here?“Taosenos ain’t special. I am one and I am from Missouri”—Mule Jack Smith.

Taos, Missouri(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Taos is a city in Cole County, Missouri, United States. The population was 870 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Taos is located at 38°30′7″N 92°4′58″W (38.502043, -92.082680)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (4.26%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 870 people, 312 households, and 238 families residing in the city. The population density was 386.5 people per square mile (149.3/km²). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 139.9/sq mi (54.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.66% White, 0.11% Native American, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 312 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,333, and the median income for a family was $55,714. Males had a median income of $32,202 versus $22,356 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,481. About 0.8% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

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