Almost 74 percent of New Mexico’s 20,000 teachers were rated “effective” or better in the state’s latest evaluations, the Public Education Department said Monday.
Julie and Darren Shedko own and operate Lettuce Grow Farms and Educational Center in El Prado. Julie sat down with The Taos News to talk about the Hubb Project, a new endeavor to bring together food, neighbors and the economic power of cooperation.
New federal ratings of hospitals across the country reveal patients at Holy Cross find the rooms clean and staff responsive but information lacking when it comes to medications or what to do once discharged.
The members and KCEC came to an agreement to set the solar banking/“true-up” period annually every April instead of monthly. Credits can be used at anytime, peak or not.
When Salt Lake City Bishop John Wester takes over as the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe this summer, he’ll inherit a flock haunted for decades by allegations of sexual abuse by priests.
In the rafting and kayaking community, the Taos Box section of the Río Grande Gorge has a reputation as one of the premier whitewater destinations in the region. It’s also known for incredibly inconsistent flows.
Several Taos writers were award winners in the New Mexico Press Women Communications contest.
Performing with Mariachi El Tigre, the top-notch performance ensemble at Taos High School, is anything but a shoo-in. Students put in hours upon hours of practice to pass muster. But when they do, the sounds violins, trumpets, guitars, guitarróns and vihuelas show off not just musicianship, but well-earned pride.
A judge has ruled that the New Mexico Department of Health cannot require medical marijuana patients to exhaust “standard treatments” before they receive cannabis for relief.
By refinancing a loan on the Juan I. Gonzalez Agricultural Center, Taos County will free up about $500,000 to begin making the Old County Courthouse on the Plaza compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.
“I see this earth’s future setting before me,” said Claire Cote, one of the organizers of Luz es Vida Youth Performance Café, a collaborative evening of song, poetry and puppets at Questa's OCHO Art and Events Space April 22.
A lawyer representing Wayne Bent, 73, argues a videotaped interview with his victim establishes his innocence and sheds new light on the case.
An online petition posted this week is asking the Town Council to revisit the divisive renaming of Kit Carson Memorial Park.
A purported heroin dealer was ordered jailed for one year and escorted from a Taos courtroom shouting profanities for refusing to testify against his alleged supplier Tuesday (April 28).
Santa Fe County commissioners on Tuesday approved a revised lease for water rights from a farm the county owns north of Taos near the Colorado border.
Originally from Taos, Rosemary Jeantete-Gallegos is the first female and the second Hispanic superintendent in the school’s history.
Investigators said there were no obvious signs of foul play in the death of Elton Moy, 60.
The Taos Town Council did not decide Tuesday (April 28) whether to hand over operation of the municipal bus service to the North Central Regional Transit District.
For eight years, Rebecca Latham was the tourism and economic development director for Red River. Now, she heads the New Mexico Tourism Department. She spoke with The Taos News to share her thoughts on falling in love with the Southwest and using tourism opportunities as economic drivers in rural New Mexico.
Forest roads will be open and the dead and down woodcutting permits will be available from the Carson National Forest beginning May 1.
Habitat for Humanity of Taos and Lowe’s invite women to volunteer during the construction of two homes in Taos as part of the eighth annual National Women Build Week.
Before dawn Monday, John C. Wester, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, tweeted out the news of his own promotion. At precisely Roman noon (4 a.m. Mountain Time) Pope Francis, had appointed Wester as the 12th archbishop in Santa Fe and spiritual leader to some 320,000 Catholics in New Mexico.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced this week the Embudo Valley Library and Community Center of Dixon is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Archaeology in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument will be the focus of the annual conference of the Archaeological Society of New Mexico in Taos.
ALBUQUERQUE — Debra Haaland, who was the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor last year, was elected Saturday as the new state Democratic Party chairwoman.
On Tuesday (April 21), the Taos County Board of Commissioners approved an annual distribution of lodgers tax funds to 30 events and organizations in Taos County.
Couse Leavitt, co-founder and board member of the Couse Foundation, is the granddaughter of E. Irving Couse, a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake rattled Mt. Everest and a climber from Taos ascending it Saturday (April 25), prompting avalanches but leaving him unharmed.
Between 14 and 15 grams of the narcotic were reportedly found inside Patrice and Mario Rael’s Cabresto Road home.
When it comes to running hospitals, Bill Patten knows the importance of a community’s trust.
This spring, UNM-Taos merges two culminating events — the Spring Arts Exhibition and the HOWL Publication Event, which will be held Sunday (April 26), 2-5 p.m. at Bataan Hall.
On Tuesday (April 21), the state Board of Finance gave the final all-clear for UNM-Taos to move forwards with renovations to two downtown buildings to create a Health Careers Training Center.
On April 9, Steve Noriega, locally known as "Tarzan" because of his company Tarzan's Tree Trimming, suffered a heart attack in Vietnam. With skyrocketing hospital bills and medical complications from pneumonia, his partner and friends are calling on the Taos community to donate money to “bring Tarzan home.”
The next "Coffee with the Cops" event is Friday (April 24) from 7-9 a.m. at The Coffee Spot, 900 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.
Of the total amount, about $85,000 has been set aside just for pothole repair.
The 15-year-old male from Taos accused of fatally shooting a Red River teen Sunday night (April 19) will likely be charged as an adult, prosecutors indicated during his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon (April 21).
A burglary victim’s quest to reclaim his stolen belongings reportedly ended in an altercation with two women Monday night (April 20) during which he was bit on the hands.
Though the state is still seeing a surge in job growth over the past year, that is now muted by a slowdown during the most recent months in oil-patch-related sectors, according to data released Tuesday.
Oban Lambie, owner of Brownrice Internet, a Taos-based technology firm, sat down with The Taos News to share advice on getting into high-tech industries and doing good business, whether in technology or not.
The Taos County Commission unanimously voted to protest a controversial water rights transfer Tuesday (April 21).
Crews that fight raging Western wildfires spend years learning the ropes. But the passion for fire culture and shared camaraderie are innate. A recent class at Peñasco High School means young people can take up the long-standing tradition as their own.
Since 1989, Questa native Bobby Ortega has had a grazing lease on about 1,200 acres of State Trust Land in northern Taos County. The fact that Ortega was named second in command of the office that oversees that lease is not going to change that.
Gov. Susana Martinez visited Questa Monday (April 20) morning to announce the expansion of Taos Mountain Energy Bar operations to Questa’s Industrial Park.
RED RIVER — A 15-year-old male from Taos is charged with murder in the shooting death of a Red River teen late Sunday (April 19).
Two stream restoration projects and the dredging of Eagle Rock Lake near Questa could be the first small steps in reinventing the small village as a destination for sportsmen.
Unlike the Taos Police Department or New Mexico State Police, which provides audio recording devices to officers, the sheriff’s office does not have a formal policy mandating what deputies record.
For such a proud tradition, shearing sheep is a quick and unceremonious affair. Nick Martinez, an adept sheep shearer from the San Luis Valley, groomed about 70 sheep as part of the agricultural fair sponsored by the Taos County Cooperative Extension Service on Friday (April 10).
Winifred Margaret Legge Rusk, who led a storied life as a communications specialist for Gov. Garrey Carruthers, recruiter for NATO, arts editor for The Taos News, administrative assistant at St. John’s College and companion to Taos art colony greats, died April 10 at age 84 at her Santa Fe home.
Some special education teachers who are helping to administer testing for the new Common Core Standards in New Mexico say the federally required accommodations for those students are inadequate or not in place.
Taos' first-ever Invent Event, held Saturday (April 11), was a cacophony of circuitry and discovery — imaginative, analog creations brought to life. Sponsored by Twirl and PPC Solar, the event introduced Taos youth (and adults) to New Mexico's burgeoning makers movement.