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Erik Schlenker-Goodrich runs the Western Environmental Law Center, a organization with campaigns, litigation, and community-level projects in every state in the American West. He sat down to talk about the false choices between the environment and the economy, shaping policy from the bottom, and taking big industry to task over regulation.

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While most old tires end up thrown out in dump sites or collecting dust around the garage or in the yard, Liza Aguirre-Bernal has found a way to turn them into something useful.

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As students from Questa to Costilla headed back to their classes, sports and activities, they were greeted by two new principals, Joyce Rock and Susan Blatz, joining the district for the 2015-2016 school year.

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These associations usually serve around 100 households and have budgets of less than $100,000 a year, but they’re required to meet the same ever-expanding regulations that apply to municipal water systems in cities like Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Aug. 18, 11:46 p.m., Paseo del Pueblo Norte — A man was seen dragging a woman to a vehicle outside the Kachina Lodge.

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Jessica Kristin Sparks-Lewis is wanted on a Magistrate Court Arrest Warrant on charges of; Burglary of a Dwelling House, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary of a Dwelling House, larceny and Criminal Damage to Property.

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Kids of all ages climbed into their favorite fire engines, police cars and big rigs at The Taos Youth and Family Center on Saturday (Aug. 29).

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Había una vez una mariposa muy bella. Se llamaba Ana. Ella vivia en una colonia de mariposas en Colorado.

  • By Cody Hooks The Taos News
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The track at Taos High School is in process of being completely resurfaced, something that was planned to be finished before the official start of football season Friday (Aug. 28).

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Attorney General Hector Balderas on Friday filed a criminal case accusing Secretary of State Dianna Duran of 64 counts including embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, violations of the Campaign Practice Act, tampering with public records, conspiracy, and violating the Governmental Conduct Act.

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The State Game Commission unanimously approved new rules Thursday that will allow hunters to kill more bears and trap more cougars, prompting opponents in a packed hearing room at the Santa Fe Community College to erupt in jeers, shouting "shame on you" to the seven commissioners.

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La familia Aguirre Bernal vino de Chihuahua en 1994. La señora Vicenta Bernal trabaja en el Departamento de Flores de Albertsons y su esposo Ricardo Aguirre es trabajador de la construcción.

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Less than one month after being dismissed from the Taos County Sheriff’s Office, a former deputy has found a new job as chief of the Questa Police Department. Nicolas Lamendola began work Aug. 20.

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State lawmakers will decide whether to add a question to the 2016 general election ballot that would allow judges to order the most dangerous criminal defendants detained without bond while ensuring those eligible for release are not kept in jail simply because they cannot afford bail.

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To shore up the response times to emergency calls, Taos County is planning to build three new fire stations and staff them with a cadre of paid firefighters who are at the ready 24 hours a day.

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La semana after Canutito had learned about el Purgatorio, he was sitting around thinking about todo lo que su grama had told him about needing to share sus cositas and to help a las otras personas whenever possible.

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As each of us learns more about the management of energy and as we implement our knowledge and insights, we create opportunities to make the world a better place.

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Faced with decaying infrastructure and a local economy that’s still sputtering, officials with the town of Taos hope to free up some funds by restructuring part of its $11 million in debt.

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The emergency department at Holy Cross Hospital remained cordoned off Tuesday morning (Aug. 25) after a man authorities say consumed 1.5 lbs. of prairie dog poison sought treatment at the facility Sunday night (Aug. 23), excreting the toxic chemical and prompting concerns about hazardous waste.

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Mark and Cheri Schumann own Amore Fine Art — opening Aug. 21. They sat down with The Taos News to talk about assessing the art market in Taos, business lessons from Florida and what it takes to open a brand new gallery.

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The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, FOG, released Wednesday (Aug. 19) an audit of city and county websites, which evaluates whether the public can easily find important government information online.

Aug. 14, 5:56 p.m., Harassment, Paseo del Pueblo Sur — An argument reportedly erupted between two guests at El Camino Lodge (formerly known as The Whitten Inn) after a man made a comment about a guest’s raccoon hat.

  • By Cody Hooks The Taos News
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The Amalia Community Center has been funded by the New Mexico Legislature's capital outlay process, but stop-and-go funding has left the building to fall into a state of disrepair.

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U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $3.3 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to support runway expansion, rehabilitation and other improvements at nine airports across New Mexico.

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The state employment market is continuing its slow-and-steady path toward recovery, with the health care industry once again contributing to most of the gains, according to new job numbers released Friday.

  • Teresa Dovalpage
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Santosha Yoga of Taos has been offering yoga classes since 2007, but its focus changed in 2010 when it became a nonprofit studio led by Rob Stewart and Dr. Kirstie Segarra.

  • By Cody Hooks The Taos News
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Over half of the teachers in Taos were rated by the state to be either minimally effective or ineffective last year. Though simple coding errors were partially to blame, the evaluations remain unchanged.

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Last week, a committee of lawyers, judges and legal experts New Mexico courts should have the power to order the most dangerous criminal suspects detained without bail.

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Los maestros de español de la Escuela Charter Anansi, Philip Handmaker y Margarita Maes, coinciden en una cosa: los niños aprenden mejor un segundo idioma por medio de historias, juegos y chistes.

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The progress around Questa is brought into better focus in the wake of the spill at Gold King Mine — one of hundreds of abandoned or potentially harmful mines near Silverton, Colorado.

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The news from state finance officials that economic growth will bolster the state’s coffers, providing legislators approximately $293 million in new revenue during the next budget cycle, was greeted by lawmakers with outright skepticism Wednesday (Aug. 19).

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