County commissioners turn down Ranchos dollar store

A Pojoaque Family Dollar store.
In a marathon meeting of the Taos County Commission Monday (Dec. 10), the five elected officials unanimously voted to deny a permit application to build a Family Dollar store in Ranchos de …
Courtesy Judy BarnesTrucker and Casanova, two of the horses cared for by Spirit of the Wild Horse.

Nonprofit strives to protect wild horse herd near Colorado border

Spirit of the Wild Horse is a Colorado-based nonprofit that protects the wild horses on Wild Horse Mesa at the New Mexico-Colorado border. The mesa is home to 150 wild horses who live wild on 30,000 …
Blanca is a 1-year-old terrier mix who would like a playmate.
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Stray Hearts Animal Shelter weekly report – December 6

Dogs Intake: 20. Adoptions: 10. Returned to owner: 3. Total dogs at shelter: 92. Puppies: 30. Cats Intake: 7. Adoptions: 7. Total cats at shelter: 70.
'Big Shino' by Sandra Harrington

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 bowls, platters and cups reflect that balance and uniqueness that …
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Success Story: Sabroso Restaurant makes winter memories

Sabroso Restaurant & Bar has introduced its new winter menu that features local bison, beef and vegetables.
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Imprisoned, threatened, harmed

Arbana Xharra, an investigative reporter and editor from Kosovo, has much experience covering both government corruption and religious extremism. Both topics have provoked anger and controversy.But, …

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. …
Show and tell
The Taos branch of the University of New Mexico -- much like Taos itself -- offers unique treasures that belie its small size.One of …
¿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.

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 …

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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