The Docket – October 11

The following is a selected overview of recent case activity in or related to the Taos County court system. All dates and times are subject to change.
Emilia at her grandmother's house in Cañones.
Special report

Emilia's story: Family, tradition, addiction

Photographers and writers have for the past 20 years journeyed to Northern New Mexico to chronicle the opioid epidemic. Long before the opioid abuse became a national scourge, these images and stories served to define Río Arriba County as the heroin capital of the country - a place that is my querencia, my home of the heart.
One of 9 'Unsung Heroes'

Community visionary Polly Raye named a 2018 'Unsung Hero'

Casa de Corazon opened in 1990. Over the eight years Polly Raye worked there, it expanded to include a school and outpatient services to families.
Community sports

Reel Talk: October 11

NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORTThis fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. …
My Turn

Opinion: Voting is crucial for New Mexico

Living in New Mexico, I have learned the importance of voting and how it truly matters. What is important is that every registered voter needs to vote. If you are not registered, you need to be, and …
Local news

Town of Taos sees first snow dusting of the season

Town of Taos and most parts of Taos County at higher elevation woke to find a layer of snow dusting trees, cars, and fences for an early winter wonderland effect.

Sights and sounds at the 2018 PASEO Art Festival

Visitors to the 2018 PASEO had their senses activated and minds transported with the range of interactive art installations that graced the space-themed festival. Over 30 local, national, and …

Tempo
"Seasons" by Pat Pollard
Media maven
The beauty of Pat Pollard's aesthetic is quietly stirring - pure, simple beauty of color and feeling and a continual expansion of … Read More
Ryan Gosling stars as astronaut Neil Armstrong in "First Man."
Movie review: "First Man"
I've always admired the aw-shucks courage displayed by astronauts. The idea that there are men and women, who possess the amazing … Read More
The book design is by Taos designer Lesley Cox
Opening the 'Turquoise Door'
When poet and teacher Lauren Camp was awarded an artist-in-residency at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House five years ago, she at … Read More
An example of burl art by John William Hoyt
Artist to show 'burl art'
The Taos Historic Museums are hosting an exhibition of contemporary burl art and landscape photographs titled “Water in Wood.” The … Read More
Event coordinator and presenter David Fernandez
Peace in the valley
La Hacienda de Los Martínez in Lower Ranchitos will host "Reconciling for Peace in the Valley of the Río Pueblo de Taos" Saturday … Read More
Two of the authors will be in Taos for a book-signing
Navajo weavers profiled in new book
Peter Hiller, Ramona Sakiestewa, and Ann Lane Hedlund are launching a new book, "Navajo Weavers of the American Southwest," at several … Read More
Taos News poll

Do the benefits of digital technologies outweigh the risks?

While Facebook privacy lapses capture the most glaring headlines,  more insidious issues with digital technologies are at play. For example, the FBI issued a warning that home WI-FI routers …

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Sports

Taos Tigers Homecoming Friday (Oct. 12), 6-0 standing

Taos Tigers Homecoming: 1 p.m. parade on Paseo del Pueblo; 7 p.m. game against Espanõla Sundevils.

Lifestyles
Photo by Mark SchuetzIn El Salto a 40-acre fuel break, resulting from tree-thinning, is obvious after a snowfall. The thinning was sponsored by Río Grande Water Fund, Taos County and the Taos Soil and Water Conservation District.
Renewing the resilience and productivity of native forests
'The congested forests that we are familiar with today are completely unnatural and will not endure, and neither will our … Read More
©Al SchneiderLigusticum porteri. Southwest Colorado wildflowers. New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners.
Herb of the Month: Oshá de la sierra
In New Mexico folk medicine, oshá de la sierra root is sometimes worn on the boots to repel viboras (rattlesnakes) and kept in the … Read More
Morgan TimmsIntern Daniel Martinez stirs watermelon jelly mixture as garden manager Tiana Suazo pours in butter Thursday (Oct. 4) at the Taos County Economic Development Center.
Drying, canning and pickling help preserve autumn garden bounty
With the coming of fall, thoughts turn to preserving the fruits of the fields, trees and vines. Northern New Mexico has a long history … Read More
The beauty of spatchcocking a chicken is that it holds together and is super easy to grill.
Curried Spatchcock Chicken made easy
The word “spatchcock” has become popular all of a sudden. On both coasts, spatchcock chicken is offered on menus as though it is a … Read More
ShutterstockVineyards near Chateau Chalon, Departement Jura, Franche-Comte, France
Jura wines hard to find, worth the hunt
There's an old saying that goes, if the wines of Burgundy and the wines of Switzerland had a baby, they would be the wines of … Read More
ShutterstockFish sauce
Spice up food with fish sauce
Garum, a furiously funky sauce made from anchovies and other tiny fish fermented with salt, has been called both "the ketchup of the … Read More
¿Habla usted Spam-glish? playlist

  • Canutito prefiere las canciones de la Pebbles y del Bamm-Bamm
  • Grampo era el Saint Francis de nosotros
  • Canutito learns cómo usar el salero
  • Canutito joins a otros who had impediments como él
Business

Got $20 million? It's yours

Psst. Wanna buy a ranch? It's only $19 million, a 65 percent haircut from the $55 million listing price of only a few months ago. All you have to do is …

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