New Mexico increases coronavirus testing

Holy Cross Medical Center is handling testing for COVID-19. So far, 13 people in Taos County have tested positive for the virus.
More than 19,000 people have been tested for a new coronavirus that causes the deadly illness COVID-19 and New Mexico health officials announced Friday (April 3) that testing has been expanded.
Nikki Ross, Executive Director and co-founder of Twirl Play and Discovery Space for 14 years, started as a business consultant,  and then marketing and playspace manager before becoming executive director of the nonprofit enterprise.
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Women of Impact: Nikki Ross, Children’s creative opportunities

The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Nikki Ross, In Recognition of Children's Creative Opportunities
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At home with Twirl and friends

All of us are adjusting to a new way of life as social distancing and self-isolation become our daily reality. With the extended school closure now confirmed, schools, teachers, parents and …
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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UPDATE:>> Tally: 624 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico; 12 fatalities

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed 81 new cases of New Mexico residents with COVID-19 for a total of 624 to date. Taos County still has 13 confirmed cases. A man in his 40s died of the virus on Sunday (April 5) in McKinley County, bringing the total fatalities to 12 in New Mexico.
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A La Cart World Street Food
A La Cart World Street Food 575-758-7503 Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Takeout and Drive Thru www.alacarttaos.com
Lambert's
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Taos County records most coronavirus infections per capita in New Mexico

Taos County recorded the most coronavirus infections per capita in New Mexico as of Thursday (April 2), according to data compiled by the New Mexico Department of Health. …

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What are essential N.M. services still open under the coronavirus closure order?
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an order this week closing all nonessential businesses and nonprofits until April 10 in …
New Mexico stay at home restrictions: Q and A
You  won't be able to get your hair styled or colored but you will be able to attend church services under new stay-at-home …
Taos Municipal Schools video: Coronavirus social distancing
The staff and students of Taos Municipal Schools have produced a community service video on the importance of social distancing to …
Video: How soap kills the coronavirus
A great video breakdown from vox.com on how soap and water kills viruses -   and why the 20-second hand-washing rule is so …
How to cope with coronavirus: a Q&A with Taos physician Lucas Schreiber
In order to tamp down disinformation and rising concerns, Taos News  asked Dr. Lucas Schreiber of Schreiber Family Practice in Taos …
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New Mexico increases coronavirus testing

More than 19,000 people have been tested for a new coronavirus that causes the deadly illness COVID-19 and New Mexico health officials announced Friday (April 3) that testing has been expanded.

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Opinion: Lessons from childhood: Stand up for yourself, take responsibility
When I was 4 years old we lived in a large apartment complex in Falls Church, Virginia. One day I wandered to the upper apartments. …
Opinion: Can the trials and tribulations of coronavirus lead to a more just society?
In Greek mythology, Nemesis was the goddess of retribution giving punishment to those who were arrogant, had come into undeserved …
Opinion: The twin epidemics of coronavirus and fear brings the need for kindness
There has been a huge surge in the sales of herbs and supplements associated with our community's concerns about the coronavirus and …
Opinion: Help provide laptops to every Taos student
Dear Community, Today’s (March 27) announcement that New Mexico schools will not reopen this (academic) year means that our …
Editorial: Honoring Taoseñas
While so much of the news, including in this newspaper, has needed to focus on coronavirus, there is still plenty to celebrate.
Editorial: Light a candle, send a hug
It has been a strange and difficult couple of weeks as normal life was upended over a virus.
Opinion: Finding creative ways for vital community connection
The initial shock and awe somewhat subsiding, Taos finds itself in a historically familiar place - standing pretty much on its own to …
Opinion: Should I get tested for coronavirus, and, if yes, where do I go?
It has been another busy week here in New Mexico tracking COVID-19 cases and we are promoting social distancing everywhere. The Lujan …
Opinion: Earth pushes the reset button
For those with a metaphysical bent, the onset of the coronavirus with its unprecedented global disruptions is hardly a surprise. It …
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Dealing with unknowns when a family member has cancer

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Streaming now: ‘Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins’
 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
Taos actor, artist and agrarian Joel Larson remembers "the moment before everything changed and everyone could pretend that nothing's …
Getting good with change: How yoga can help in trying times
John Lennon wisely once said, "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." He knew change to be a fundamental fixture …
Music hath charms: Songs have the power to uplift and heal
A great song provides us with a "flux capacitor" for time travel. With a few notes, we are transported out of this chaos to a better …
Ekphrasis project features Taos artists and poets
"Poetry and Art in Public Places" is a collaboration of SOMOS (Society of the Muse of the Southwest) and the Taos Arts Council. …
Composer Joanne Forman explores moral questions of the day
While most of us are getting used to social distancing and staying at home in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, Joanne …
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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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