This has been an award-winning year with The Taos News receiving recognition from the Local Media Association, which named it the best non-daily in the nation with up to 10,000 circulation.

“Community weeklies in general, and The Taos News in particular, have a lot to be proud of, as they continue to improve to meet community needs,” according to the official statement made by the contest’s judges.

Local Media Association is the only nonprofit, professional trade association specifically serving the suburban and community newspaper industry.

Earlier this fall, The Taos News was selected top large weekly in the U.S. by the National Newspaper Association — the fourth time it has received the honor during the past five years.

The New Mexico Press Association judged it the best large weekly in the state. The Taos News has earned this award eight times during the past 10 years.

In addition, the newspaper’s departments garnered many individual awards.

Publisher Chris Baker says he is pleased with the recognition the newspaper has received. “It is testament to the commitment by  our tremendous staff to produce an outstanding weekly newspaper and an online presence that continues to grow,” he said.

The Taos News, which is owned by Robin Martin, has covered Northern New Mexico since 1959.

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