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About Taos Soil and Water Conservation District

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Mr. Archuleta has served on the Taos SWCD Board of Supervisors since 2016 and represents the western areas of Taos County (Zone 3).  He is a fifth-generation Taoseño who resides in Des Montes with his wife Delores.  Mr. Archuleta grew up farming and ranching and continues to do so today.  After high school, he received his Automotive Machinist Certification from the Denver Automotive Institute and later worked for Loveless Biomedical and Environmental Research Institute (then Loveless Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute), Zeke's Automotive and Molycorp, Inc. as a machinist.  In 1992, Mr. Archuleta opened Archuleta's Machine Shop and Welding where his services include manufactruing and installing head gates (irrigation water control structures) - a successful business he still runs today.  He brings a lifetime of Taos County farming and ranching experience and a broad understanding of irrigation structure logistics to the Taos SWCD Board of Supervisors.

 

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Mr. Trujillo has served on the Taos SWCD Board since 2006. He resides with his wife Diana in Ranchitos near Taos and serves as the current Vice-Chair and at-large representative for all areas of Taos County. Mr. Trujillo has been in the Banking business for 42 years and has served on the Taos County Chamber of Commerce and the Taos Land Trust. He has been on the Taos Valley Acequia Association Board for 16 years and is its current Treasurer. An advocate for many community organizations, Steve supports local Acequia groups and has been instrumental in the creation of local conservation programs.

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Mrs. Leslie has served on the Taos SWCD Board since February 2014.  She resides with her husband Doug at their home north of Taos and is an appointed member of the Board.  Mrs. Leslie, a practicing attorney for 35 years, was raised among the many farms and ranches in Lubbock Texas.  She owns an Arab grey and is working to restore some ranchland she owns west of Taos.  While in northern NM, she has worked as Taos County Attorney, served as a board member for the Taos Land Trust, founded the nonprofit Watch Over Our Friends, Inc. (WOOF) and currently runs her full-time law practice, Leslie Law, P.C.

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Mr. Long was appointed to the Taos SWCD Board of Supervisors in October 2016.  He is currently serves as a wildlife biologist for the Carson National Forest and has extensive knowledge in conservation and natural resources.  He resides in Las Colonias north of Taos and is an at-large representative for all areas of Taos County.

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