Sign Of The End Times: Taos Allows Snowboarders

Don't Panic

For a long time the discussion has been more focused on when we would open, and we feel like now is the right time. Taos has a long-standing tradition of being family oriented, and now with so many young people snowboarding, we are turning away more and more families, particularly families that traditionally come to Taos. Opening to snowboarding allows us to refocus on being a family oriented mountain.

I wasn’t expecting this. Snowboards are designed in such a way that it’s easy to sit on your ass or your knees from an upright position. It’s those snowboarders that use this capability and stop right at unloading area of a lift or on a run, right where a skier is going and cannot stop quite so easily, that make them all look bad. Most ski lifts are designed for skiers, not boarders, which doesn’t help things either.

About half the people I know use snowboards, at least I can go to Taos with them now. I will never forget the last time I was there, I lost my very favorite Canon S500 digital camera somewhere on the slopes.

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Stuck To A Home Depot Toliet

Home Depot was sued by a shopper from a Colorado store who claims he got stuck to a restroom toilet seat because a prankster had smeared it with glue.

The man is suing Home Depot because they ignored his calls for help. Eventually they called the paramedics and they had to haul him out with the seat stuck to his ass.

I try to avoid public restrooms in places like this, but when you gotta go you gotta go. I pretty carefully inspect the area before I sit down and put plenty of paper between me and the seat. I can’t imagine that I would have not seen glue like this.

Intelligent Design In Rio Rancho

From KRQE.

Rio Rancho’s school board has adopted a policy allowing alternative theories to evolution to be discussed in the city’s public school science classrooms.The board voted 3-2 on Monday in favor of the policy.New Mexico American Civil Liberties Union director Peter Simonson says the policy’s primary purpose is to teach “intelligent design.”

They need to give equal time to all forms of alternative theories.

Update 08/24/05 12:25 PM: The ACLU is getting involved.