• Taos Celebrated Major Milestones

     
    POSTED September 10, 2015
     

As one of the country’s oldest art colonies in the United States, Taos is recognizing the 100th anniversary of the formation of Taos Society of Artists with celebrations on July 15, which falls between the 30th annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow and the Spanish celebration of Fiestas de Taos, and throughout the year. Other major milestones include the 400th anniversary of Taos Plaza; 300th anniversary of La Lovata Acequia, a system of hand-dug ditches that irrigates the lush Taos valley; 200th anniversary of San Francisco de Asis Church; 60th ski season at Taos Ski Valley; and 50th anni- versary of the Rio Grande Bridge, one of the highest bridges in the United States. 

The new reality for in-person meetings and events is coming into focus. While gatherings were cancelled or went virtual during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, states are now slowly beginning to reopen and move toward a return to in-person gatherings. Associated Luxury Hotels International, or ALHI, published safety recommendations for planners, hotels, airlines and more, as society begins to formulate safety guidelines for travel, tourism, meetings and events.  

 

With more than $10 million in improved and updated event, conference and wedding facilities, Taos Ski Valley now offers nearly 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.