Prescription for disaster: New Mexico’s lax oversight puts kids in danger

Three of Judy Barnes’ grandsons at home. A doctor, who has since come under state scrutiny, wrote the boys dozens of prescriptions for antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anticonvulsants and sedatives. None of the drugs proved safe or effective in children so young.
In 2015, Jane Barnes, a research scientist in her early 60s — “a tired old woman,” in her words — was desperate to rescue her grandsons.
Ranchos de Taos residents gather around a map of the proposed Ranchos Family Dollar store on Tuesday (Nov. 27) during a meeting to appeal the store's approval at Old Martina's Hall. The white rectangles indicate which homeowners have signed a petition opposing the store's construction.

Meetings this week: Ranchos dollar store appeal, transfer of Chamisa Verde property, report on condition of school facilities

Taos Municipal Schools board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Taos Cyber Magnate School Tuesday (Dec. 11) for a regular meeting. The board will hear presentations from the school as well as the Taos Community …
Ranchos de Taos residents gather around a map of the proposed Ranchos Family Dollar store on Tuesday (Nov. 27) during a meeting to appeal the store's approval at Old Martina's Hall. The white rectangles indicate which homeowners have signed a petition opposing the store's construction.

Ranchos gets fired up over Family Dollar

The Taos County Board of Commissioners will hear the appeal and vote on the matter Dec. 10. The meeting will take place at 9 a.m. at the Taos County Commission Chambers at 105 Albright Street in Taos.
With about $8 million still tied up in net accounts receivable as of early December, administrators at Holy Cross Hospital are looking to bring on a new billing consultant they believe will help get bills submitted to payers on time.

Holy Cross to hire new billing consultant

Roughly a year after Holy Cross Hospital began an ill-fated implementation of a billing system that tied up thousands of dollars in uncollected payments, hospital administrators are now hiring a new …
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Sabroso Restaurant & Bar has introduced its new winter menu that features local bison, beef and vegetables.
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State football champs parade Friday (Dec. 21)

Taos High School will celebrate the State Football Championship on Friday, December 21 at 1 p.m. 

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Possibilities in clay realized
The wholesome look and feel of the pottery of Sandra Harrington mirrors her approach to her craft. The symmetrical beauty of her …
Photo Gallery: Bonfires on Bent Street
The parking lots were full, the traffic around the Taos Historic District was at times bumper-to-bumper, but there was an infectious …
Modern visions of a colonial art
To understand what a retablo is, one needs to look at the history of New Mexico and how the Catholic faith shaped the lives of the …
Movie review: ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’
Possession is nine tenths of the law, according to the old maxim. That apparently also applies to a particularly hellish demon who …
Love and loss amid an ancient city
Outrage, disbelief and despair mix poignantly with a deep love and arch appreciation for vanishing Venice, Italy, as depicted in …
HEART of Taos throws holiday gala
HEART of Taos (Hope, Empowerment, Advocacy, Respect and Transitional Housing) will host its third annual holiday benefit Friday (Dec. …
¿Habla usted Spam-glish? read by Larry Torres

  • '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
  • Toda la familia lives in a fantasy world
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Questa Lady Cats Basketball at a glance

2018 District 5-2A teams: Peñasco Lady Panthers, Escalante Lady Lobos, Mesa Vista Lady Trojans, Mora Rangerettes, Questa Lady Cats, Coronado Lady Leopards.

Lifestyles
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, …
Winter hiking: Snow, silence and solitude
With the recent snow, many of the trails at higher elevations are covered in a deep layer of white powder. It is still possible to …
Woodcutting 101 – Do's and don'ts for wood collecting
Snow is on the ground, the cold has set in and November is almost done. But if your woodpile isn’t quite big enough to get you …
Business

County OKs Ace Hardware store, cafe on State Road 150

The Taos County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday (Dec. 4) unanimously approved an application for a hardware store and other retail space on about 7 …

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