Plowing efforts underway in freezing conditions

Red River reported 16 inches of snow Sunday night (Nov. 11) with people having to pull each other out of drifted piles.
Despite strong winds, snow drifts and temperatures that plummeted below freezing, crews are plowing snow-packed roadways.
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Discover Taos winter magazine hits the racks this Thursday

You've seen our headlines: 'Area ski resorts report more than a foot of snow.' 'Taos Air readies to take flight.' Now you can be here to discover for yourself all that Taos has to offer.
Monday (Nov. 11) 5:30 a.m. view of Kit Carson Road (U.S. 64 East). Although plow trucked had cleared the road at some point in the evening, more snow has fallen creating a packed-down ice layer.
Public service announcement

Taos Municipal Schools closed Monday (Nov. 12)

This article will continue to be updated as more schools announce closures.
The fully covered base area at Red River Sunday (Nov. 11).

Area ski resorts report more than a foot of snow

Heavy snows may snarl traffic and close offices/schools but up on the slopes, it's a welcomed sight. Here's how area resorts fared from the recent storm.
Taoseños help others move their vehicles across the snowpacked and icy roads Sunday (Nov. 11) during a snowstorm off Paseo del Pueblo Sur. Several vehicles became stuck on the hill by Taos Mesa Brewing, holding up traffic along Paseo del Pueblo Sur.

Drivers face icy road conditions at the start of Monday

 Nov. 12, 6 a.m.  update – Visit for latest road closure information.
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Public offices closed in honor of Veterans Day Monday (Nov. 12)

Public offices will be closed Monday (Nov. 12). Some banks, however, opt to stay open.

Taos County residents talk about what's motivating them to vote

On Tuesday (Nov. 6), thousands of voters across Taos County turned out to cast their ballots for federal and state seats, as well as Taos County Sheriff. We asked a handful of voters in Questa, Taos and Red River: What's motivating you to vote in this year's election?

Marnie (Isabel Leonard, seated) delves into childhood trauma in the opera staged at the Metropolitan Opera.
"Marnie" opera to be screened at TCA
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel. Read More
Mathilde Ollivier stars as Chlöe in “Overlord.”
Movie review: “Overlord”
There's something satisfying about seeing a movie about brave American soldiers fighting the Nazi menace during World War II ... Read More
Jazz saxophonist Doug Lawrence
Doug Lawrence's sublime grooves
Jazz musician Frank Morgan's favorite Taos venue was The Taos Inn, a place where he played countless hours. Morgan would be pleased to … Read More
"We Are Not Alone, La Yuta: Sunset With Aliens" photograph by Nancy De Herrera Crochet
Through the lens of a norteña
Sometimes life has a way of bringing a person full circle in a most magical way, and so it has been for photographer Nancy De Herrera … Read More
Cover art for Michael Benanav's new book.
Michael Benanav travels with nomads
Can man and nature live in harmony? These days with the growing research on climate change, it's hard to imagine such a possibility. Read More
Cover art for Michael McGarrity's new novel
Criminal intent
Author Michael McGarrity said, "In 1982, after I left a position as supervisor of a program for seriously mentally ill patients, I … Read More
¿Habla usted Spam-glish? read by Larry Torres

  • Toda la familia lives in a fantasy world
  • Canutito learns to think culturalmente
  • El Vato Loco meets al Bato Loco
  • Las mujeres tienen un secret club
  • Grampo era tan honesto como el George Washington
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Mastor takes 3rd for Lady Tigers in state x-country championship

 Taos boys and girls cross-country teams had tough races during the state competition Saturday (Nov. 10). The Taos Tigers harrier team brought their best and fought from the gun to the finish …

The energy lab at the Energy Smart Academy at Santa Fe Community College where students learn to conduct energy ratings and weatherize homes.
Creating a warm and energy-efficient home on a tight budget
November has already brought colder temperatures. A warm and comfortable house can make the coming winter a cozy and pleasant … Read More
Courtesy photo Sarah Nelson A male evening grosbeak pays Northern New Mexico a visit recently.
Grosbeaks: Here one day, gone the next
Evening grosbeaks are stunning, stocky birds and you'll know it if you see one in your backyard. They aren't loyal backyard visitors … Read More
Photo by Al SchneiderTamarisk, aka salt cedar, Tamarix chinensis. Several species were introduced hundreds of years ago and proved to be invaders that clog waterways and crowd out native plant species.
Apply for a Native Plant Society grant; enrich your environment
The subject is money. Relax, it's not about yours but about the grants awarded by the Native Plant Society of New Mexico from the Jack … Read More
ShutterstockThe real centerpiece of most Thanksgiving dinners is the turkey.
The perfect turkey
The real centerpiece of most Thanksgiving dinners is the turkey. While some might wish for a different entree, for the majority, … Read More
What to drink with your Thanksgiving dinner
Believe it or not, four Thanksgivings have passed since I started writing about wine for the Taos News, yet I have never written a … Read More
Harissa: An indispensable seasoning
Harissa, a bright-red chile-based sauce or paste, is most closely associated with Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, but this indispensable … Read More
Tradiciones Citizen of the year

The Taos News is proud to celebrate our Nine Unsung Heroes and our 2018 Citizen of the Year.

Read the entire Tradiciones section here.


Grants offered to innovative young people

Innovative people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have an idea or project they want to pursue are invited to apply for a Hunter Brooks Memorial Fund grant.

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