Case dismissed against man accused in Taos crash that killed two

A vehicular homicide case filed against Juan Espinoza, 22, of Bakersfield, California was dismissed this month.
The 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office in Taos has dimissed a case filed against a Bakersfield, California man who was charged in a car crash that killed two people and caused a third a …
BOTTOMRunner-up: Western monkshood with bee by John Denne
Wonderful World of Native Plants

'Snap That Plant' contest produces winning photos

Back in the summer, you may have read in this column about the statewide native plant photo contest, "Snap That Plant!" sponsored by the Native Plant Society of New Mexico.The results …
Stephan Lea / WikicommonsOregon grape, also known as Mahonia repens, develops purple fruits that are edible but not yummy and turn red in the fall
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Is that Christmas holly?

Yerba de la sangre is often mistaken for holly due to the shape of its leaves.
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The reciprocal gift of receiving

Dear Dr. Ted: As Chanakya is here and all other seasonal holidays from Kwanzaa to Christmas are arriving, I felt myself start to go into a “Bah! Humbug!” attitude as...
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Taos students speak up about global climate change

Vista Grande High School students walked  two miles, supervised by teachers, from their school to the Taos County Administration Complex today (Dec.  14). Despite the chilly 20º …


Video: 2018 Lighting of Ledoux

Each year, the merchants and museums along historic Ledoux Street in Taos, New Mexico USA open their doors for a holiday tradition called "Lighting of Ledoux." So-called because of the numerous farolitos and bonfires ...

Movie review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’
The new feature, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” pretty much puts to shame all of the animated super-hero fare in our own …
Lots of people photograph Taos, but Chris Dahl-Bedrine does it from the sky
Local Taos photographer Chris Dahl-Bredine pilots a trike, a powered hang glider where flight control is achieved by weight shifting. …
Taos Onstage presents 'It's a Wonderful Life' dinner-theater performance
For the third time since 2013, Taos Onstage presents "It's a Wonderful Life" as a dinner-theater performance.
Two historic art galleries of Taos will be closing Dec. 31
The heart of Taos art is being squeezed a little this year with the closure of Spirit Runner Gallery and Total Arts Gallery as of Dec. …
What's happening in Taos this week?
Old Saint Nick is polishing his boots and checking his sleigh to make sure everything is set to go. Here, in Taos, locals are busily …
'Nutcracker' with a Taos twist
"Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display - so much tinsel and decorations. For it …
¿Habla usted Spam-glish? read by Larry Torres

  • Canutito tended to be un poco 'puchilame'
  • 'El Duendito Juan' had good cleaning habits
  • Grampo went from de malas a peor
  • Canutito hace un Thanksgiving Hunt a la medianoche
  • The Spirit is willing pero la carne es débil
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Taos Tiger wrestler signs with Adam State

In a ceremony at Taos High School on Wednesday (Dec. 5), Tyler Valencia made public his pledge to wrestle as part of the Adams State College team in Alamosa, …

Christmas tree traditions: looking to the past and the future
In addition to lighting the dark nights, decorating the Christmas tree is central to holiday celebrations here. Longtime Taoseños …
Public invited to participate in 119th annual bird count
Count volunteers follow specified routes, counting every bird they see or hear all day. It's not just a species tally. All birds are …
Recipe: A holiday pork to prepare ahead
I look for an impressive entree that I can prepare ahead: something I can combine with a couple of elegant but easy side dishes and …
Can you dish it? Creative recipes from Taos students
Five Taos students share their creative recipes for side dishes, breads, and cakes.
World-class wines from the Canary Islands now available in Taos
The Canary Islands, a Spanish territory, is an off-the-beaten path wine region today, but it has a rich history of viticulture, even …
Recipes for easy-to-prepare gifts from your kitchen
It's not too late to make a few simple, last-minute gifts from the kitchen. Packaged prettily in fancy glass jars or decorative bowls, …

N.M. officials expect smaller windfall as oil’s volatility lies beneath budget

The budget forecast is certain to stir debate over how much money New Mexico policymakers should set aside in case shock waves rattle the global energy market.

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