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Members of the Taos Tree Board are gearing up for spring as they ready the community for their annual Arbor Day festival. more
New Mexico Sen. Mimi Stewart's bill to reinstate the solar tax credit in New Mexico passed the Senate Corporations and Transportation committee on Monday (Jan. 27) by a vote of 7-2. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has listed this legislation as one of her priorities in this session. more
Months after the U.S. House passed a bill that would create a long-sought, 10-mile drilling ban on federal land around Chaco Culture National Historical Park, the Navajo Nation is demanding Congress cut the proposed protection zone in half. more
After months of debate, the Taos Regional Landfill Board elected to take over operations at the town of Taos Recycle Center at 201 Bertha Street. The town had been requesting financial assistance for the center’s operations due to the rising costs of recycling and declining revenues. Now, the future of recycling at the center has some folks questioning the next move. more
The decade began with the signing into federal law of the Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act in 2010. And at the end of the 2010s, two of 11 wells allowed under its provisions have been drilled and are viable. more
The National Nuclear Security Administration's plans to forge ahead with producing plutonium cores for weapons without first conducting a comprehensive environmental review is drawing fire from watchdogs who say the agency is violating a 1998 court ruling. more
As snow fell Thursday evening (Jan. 16), Taos Municipal Schools  announced Friday's classes will be delayed two hours. Taos Charter School will be closed Friday. Taos County, town of Taos, Taos Magistrate and Eighth Judicial District Court all announced a two hour delay for Friday. more
LOS ALAMOS - While some people coolly suggested a list of procedural changes, others vented Thursday (Jan. 9) about a waste cleanup agreement they say cuts out the public and gives the U.S. Energy Department too much power to call the shots. more
Chevron Mining Inc. will be transferring water rights from a 1,433 acre plot of land near Questa, which formerly acted as the tailings facility of the molybdenum mine. These water rights will be transferred to various mutual domestic associations across Taos County for their continued use. more
On the last day of their administration, Taos Pueblo Gov. Richard Aspenwind and War Chief Bernard Lujan presided over ceremonies marking the retirement of two men whose decades-long work helped to protect water rights for their tribe and the greater Taos Valley. more
For the final edition of the year (Dec. 26), The Taos News will be running your hunting photos and stories from the season. If you went hunting in or around Northern New Mexico, email … more
A winter storm landed in Northern New Mexico Sunday (Dec. 15) and the snowy morning will be followed by a dive in temperatures as the wind chill picks up. Half a foot of snow or more is predicted by meteorologists for the upper mountain elevations. more
A New Mexico climate activist with Navajo roots plans to challenge state House Speaker Brian Egolf for his seat in 2020, her campaign said Tuesday. more
Steve Harris' backyard is drying up. The cigar-smoking river guru considers the Río Grande his home. Protecting the river - "the queen of them all," as he calls it - is personal. more
The 2019-2020 ski season in Northern New Mexico opened with a bang as storms dumped more than ten inches of snow at area ski resorts. In the 48 hours beginning Thanksgiving Day, Taos Ski Valley … more
El Valle de los Ranchos Water and Sanitation District was recognized at the New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference for outstanding achievement in finances. more
More electric vehicles, solar power and clean energy job-training programs are a few of the recommendations in a first report issued Thursday (Nov. 21) by the Climate Change Task Force. more
The Río Fernando de Taos - one of the main rivers through Taos - is polluted. But who are the main culprits? Depending on which part of the river and the time of year, the primary sources of the contamination are cattle, dogs, birds and people, according to a recent report from the nonprofit Amigos Bravos. more
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has signed an agreement to have Torch Clean Energy of Boulder, Colorado, develop and build two new solar arrays, each with its own storage facility, which together will add 21 megawatts of solar capacity and 15 megawatts of storage capacity. more
When: Thursday (Nov. 7), Noon to 8 p.m.WHere: Llano Quemado Community CenterWhat: The Miranda Canyon Commission invites community members to attend a community open house to learn more about the … more
Even though Amanda Wheelock spends her days working to complete and promote the Continental Divide Trail, there were still a few surprises for her when she set out earlier this month to hike more than 80 miles of the trail through the Carson National Forest. more
Sipapu has sought to expand its ski terrain and infrastructure for several years now. Several of the ski area's expansion proposals were approved by the Forest Service in 2012 as part of a master development plan. more
Galloping horses depicted in large oil paintings on the walls of the meeting room at the Sagebrush Inn added an energizing backdrop to a steady stream of impassioned speakers at two meetings Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 21-22) about the Abeyta Water Rights Settlement. more
The town of Taos is looking ahead to future economic development with their acceptance of the Taos Downtown Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Designation Report. more
A majority of residents in Taos County rely on community water systems for their water and sewer services. These water systems serve various neighborhoods throughout the county and hold public elections for their board of directors, who make the decisions for thousands of community members. more
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