New Mexico governor extends restrictions until April 30 to combat coronavirus

Registered nurse James O'Neill prepares to screen patients and guests inside Holy Cross Hospital's new screening tents Friday (March 20.)
Limiting the number of people in grocery stores, closing liquor stores and extending all public health orders to April 30 are among New Mexico’s latest efforts to thwart the spread of a new coronavirus and prevent a spike in cases that threaten to overwhelm hospitals. The new restrictions will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday (April 7).
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich is seeking out hometown heroes across the state.
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Look for the 2020 Edition of the Taos Gallery Guide in the Taos News this Thursday, April 9th! Stories on Larry Bell, Five Local Museums, Tom Dixon, Izumi Yokoyama, Maye Torres, Georgia Gersh, Theresa Gray, Pat Woodall and more!
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Your comprehensive guide to the gallery scene in Taos and surrounding area. In this year’s guide we go into the studio with renowned contemporary artist, Larry Bell. Best known for his glass cubes and large-scale sculptures, Bell has been an iconic figure in the Taos art world since the 1970s. Plus, we go behind the scenes with five museum directors to learn how they honor the legacy of Taos’ artistic traditions. Inside you’ll discover 60 unique galleries, maps and more.   Find your copy in this week’s edition!
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New Mexico governor extends restrictions until April 30 to combat coronavirus

Limiting the number of people in grocery stores, closing liquor stores and extending all public health orders to April 30 are among New Mexico’s latest efforts to thwart the spread of a new coronavirus and prevent a spike in cases that threaten to overwhelm hospitals. The new restrictions will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday (April 7).

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New Mexico governor extends restrictions until April 30 to combat coronavirus

Limiting the number of people in grocery stores, closing liquor stores and extending all public health orders to April 30 are among New Mexico’s latest efforts to thwart the spread of a new coronavirus and prevent a spike in cases that threaten to overwhelm hospitals. The new restrictions will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday (April 7).

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Opinion: Lessons from childhood: Stand up for yourself, take responsibility
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Opinion: Can the trials and tribulations of coronavirus lead to a more just society?
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Opinion: The twin epidemics of coronavirus and fear brings the need for kindness
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Opinion: Help provide laptops to every Taos student
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Editorial: Honoring Taoseñas
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Editorial: Light a candle, send a hug
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Opinion: Finding creative ways for vital community connection
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Opinion: Should I get tested for coronavirus, and, if yes, where do I go?
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 Molly Ivins once said, “The best way to get the sons of bitches is to make people laugh at them.” Audiences who see “Raise …
A world upended: Convening online for community
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Getting good with change: How yoga can help in trying times
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Music hath charms: Songs have the power to uplift and heal
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Ekphrasis project features Taos artists and poets
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Taos County students make all-state teams

There were some dominant forces in the world of high school basketball in Taos County during the 2019-20 season. Those players were honored by being named to the all-state teams - an award that is voted on by coaches from across New Mexico.

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