Local news

Applications for the Forest Steward Youth Corps open

The Forest Stewards Youth Corps, a program of the Forest Stewards Guild, provides employment and job training for youth interested in forestry and natural resource management careers. In 2018, FSYC …

Lawmakers back state tax credit for hiring foster youth

Micaela Baca arrived at the state Capitol early Wednesday (Feb. 14) with her 10-month-old son, Azariah, and a group of other young people hoping to witness a vote in …

Legislative analysis: winners and losers

Winners College students: The New Mexico Lottery's staff and various legislators wanted to rewrite state law to eliminate the requirement that 30 …

Red Willow Farmers Market closes indefinitely

The farmers market at the Red Willow Center at Taos Pueblo is closed indefinitely.The closure was announced via a Facebook post Monday (Feb. 19), which said, "Effectively immediately, the market will …

Mayoral candidate's family questions residency

The tale of two houses continues as both mayoral candidates have had their officially listed residences questioned by community members even as election …

Town of Taos moves forward with parks master plan

Parks in Taos have been getting some much-needed attention, and the town of Taos is inviting the public in for a discussion about their future.The town …

Police respond to two student threats in a week

When Teresa Martinez's child got off the bus from Enos Garcia Elementary school last week, she could tell something was …

Governor gets bill to merge elections

Vote early and vote less often.At least, that is the hope behind a bill that was headed to the governor's desk on Thursday to consolidate various local elections in New …

Santa Fe boy battles rare blood disease

By Robert NottThe New MexicanUntil Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, Piñon Elementary School student Lucas Tapia was like any other 7-year-old.He liked to play football. And draw. And go see any film …

Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from Feb. 14-19 ...

Ranchero Boot & Leather fits its final pair

The raised horseshoe heels, narrow toes and tall polished shafts – cowboy boots are unmistakable ...

Taos businesses robbed, deputies nab suspect

Three Taos businesses and the Taos Municipal Landfill in El Prado were burglarized and robbed this past weekend, leaving owners with thousands of dollars in costs to recoup ...
Police reports

Inmates captured after escaping from Sandoval County Detention Center

Two inmates that escaped from the Sandoval County Adult Detention Center Friday night (May 5) have been captured.

Accused Costilla shooter released, turns over weapons

Andrew Bernard Mott, the man accused of assaulting an off-duty New Mexico State Police officer and his family in Costilla on March 11, has been released from the Taos County Adult Detention Center.Mott,

New Mexico gears up for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Residents throughout New Mexico are invited to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an initiative designed to reduce prescription drug-related deaths by collecting unused …

Lt. David Maggio appointed acting police chief

Lt. David Maggio, a 20-year veteran of the Taos Police Department, was named “acting police chief” immediately following Randall Parmer’s final day on the job yesterday, Friday …
Crime

Former Mr. New Mexico found guilty of 2014 murder

By Cody Hooks chooks@taosnews.com The Taos News Micola “Mick” Sopyn, a former bodybuilder once named Mr. New Mexico, was found guilty of second-degree murder and use of a firearm by a …

Police blotter March 22-27

The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from March 22-27. March 22 7:38 a.m. Battery, Martinez Lane – A mother said her son grabbed her and hurt her. She …
Lifestyles

Trekking the Taos Valley Overlook

In the winter, the wide, sage-covered mesa is quiet and windswept, allowing the echoes of the past to be heard.The land now known as the Taos Valley Overlook area south of town holds a network of …
Astrology

Getting to know Pisces

When our movements are slow and the space around us so big that the swimming descent seems infinite, it must be Pisces season.

Living with food sensitivities

Food gives us pleasure and is essential to our survival. However, depletion of our soils and other effects of our lifestyles seem to be producing an increased incident of food sensitivities.If you …

Exploring the ancient art of naming plants

Now that we are well into winter and can't see many wildflowers, although thanks to the warm temps they are blooming at lower elevations already, let's consider the wildflowers of summer and how they …

Recognizing the pain of shingles, treating the virus

Is it a spider bite? A burn? Did your dog cuddle up after running through poison ivy?Shingles causes a special kind of pain, and it's always interesting to see what it gets …
Tree Talk

Driest winter in three decades challenges Taos tree community

Walking outside Wednesday (Feb. 7), the weather felt like spring instead of winter. Yes, this winter has had some freezing nights, but overall it's been more spring-like and dry. This soil dryness …
Success stories
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Success Story: DreamTree Project

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On any given day, EnSueños y Los Angelitos Development Center (located at 1030 Salazar Road) serves about 30 adults in becoming as independent as they possibly can across all life environments.
Solutions

Stuck at the bottom: Why New Mexico fails to thrive

For almost 30 years, New Mexico has maintained an iron grip on the bottom rung of key rankings.  

Early childhood education may be key to solving economic woes

Over the last two decades, New Mexico has turned its pockets inside out to keep old businesses from leaving and attract new ones to open their doors.
Special report

A shot in the dark

It had been months since he had pulled the trigger, but Abe Gordon still couldn't find the words. He would play back the shooting in his head. The argument on the roadway in El Llano. The …

Incarcerated by addiction

Addiction, in one form or another, has been a problem here in Northern New Mexico for generations. But as opioids have entered the lives of thousands of norteño families over the past two …
Special report

Taos detainees talk addiction

Stephen Bunker, 36 “I grew up on the streets pretty much,” said Stephen Bunker inside the jail's B pod. Bunker spent his first years along the southern coast of Florida. His parents …
Special report

Treating an epidemic

At the end of June, Abe Gordon walked out of the summer heat and into the Taos County Adult Detention Center, where his clients were starting to emerge from their cells. The women's pod was his …
Stock report