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Cid’s Food Market will be holding exclusive shopping hours for elderly customers and those in need of special accommodations.  From 8 to 9 a.m. beginning Wednesday (March 18), Cid’s will open only for a certain amount of customers to grab their groceries before the other crowds enter.  Cid's will continue to provide this service every day they are open, according to a press release from the company. more
Utility companies are stepping up to help customers around Taos County and across New Mexico as residents and businesses struggle with new restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a novel … more
Angel Fire Ski Resort announced on Sunday (March 15) that it will be closing down for the ski season on Monday (March 16), “with the last chairlift closing at 4 p.m.”  The … more
More appointments, less walk-ins, more telecommuting. In a nutshell, that's how state and local governments are working to meet edicts from state officials in order to reduce the spread of the … more
The recent run on toilet paper in retail outlets has locals looking to each other for help and support.  Taos Sanitary Supplies owner Lorenzo Ortega said he is trying to help out his … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued five executive orders Monday (March 16) authorizing up to $3.25 million of additional funds for emergency response and disaster-relief efforts to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. more
Cuando la gobernadora de Nuevo México Michelle Lujan Grisham anunció la semana pasada que todas las escuelas K-12 (desde kínder hasta grado doce) en el estado cerrarían … more
Restaurants and bars in New Mexico will be limited to half their maximum number of customers beginning at 9 a.m. Monday (March 16) under a new directive issued by  state Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel in another effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. more
When New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced last week that all K-12 schools in the state would close for at least three weeks to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, districts faced a big challenge: how to help students who need food. more
More state workers will work from home and have less direct contact with each other and the public under a new directive issued by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Sunday (March 15) in another effort to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, which has sickened people around the world.  more
In 1918, Gunnison, Colorado, was one of only a handful of communities worldwide that survived the Spanish flu epidemic without a single case, while the world lost between 20 and 50 million human lives. more
Officials at Taos Ski Valley have decided to end the 2019-20 ski season at 5 p.m.  today (Sunday, March 15).  Taos Ski Valley officials  initially intended to end the season on March 22, however they have decided to take extra precautions and close a week earlier due to concerns over the coronavirus.  more
Not Forgotten Outreach,  a nonprofit veterans' organization in Taos, announced it is closing most of its programs and staff will telecommute until April 6 due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 and the state of emergency declared by the governor.  more
In order to tamp down disinformation and rising concerns, Taos News  asked Dr. Lucas Schreiber of Schreiber Family Practice in Taos for an update on the current research about the virus as well as what we can do to halt its spread. more
Combine an infectious disease like COVID-19 with social media and rumors fly. One such rumor that flew around Taos Friday (March 13) was that Schrieber Family Medicine was closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. more
  “You don’t declare a state of emergency to panic citizens,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during a Friday … more
As the state grapples with containing an outbreak of a novel coronavirus called COVID-19, for the most part it will be business as usual at Taos County for now. more
The main uncertainty regarding the coronavirus outbreak for Taos is how big it will get, and how fast. The Centers for Disease Control says that “many people in the United States will at some point, either this year or next, get exposed to this virus.” Tempo asked a few food purveyors, restaurants and coffee shops how they are handling customers and customer service at this time. more
Update 10 a.m.  March 15 - Taos Ski Valley will be closing for the 2019-20 season at 5 p.m. Sunday (March 15).  more
Update, Wednesday, March 18: The Taos art colony will steadfastly continue through lockdown, and the galleries who show the work of many of the talented artists who live here are prepared to keep their doors open to continue bringing some beauty and meaning into these dark days. Others are more wary. more
Members of the town of Taos Council unanimously approved an emergency declaration due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus.  The declaration gives emergency powers to mayor Dan … more
The New Mexico Activities Association and its board of directors announced Friday (March 13)  that it has postponed the State Spirit Championships and suspended all activity programs and spring athletic programs until further notice.  more
A number of local faith-based and religious organizations have suspended their services for the time being due to concerns over the COVID–19 virus.  Our Lady of Guadalupe has suspended … more
The World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) canceled its most recent event happening this weekend due to concerns over COVID-19, leaving word on the World Championships happening at Taos Ski Valley in April up in … more
Here are the recommended steps to protect yourself against COVID-19: more
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