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Questa mayor retains seat in big-turnout election

Voting in Questa is a truly community affair. "Sergeant Sally," the presiding judge, yelled out the front door, "The polls are now closed." Within a half-hour, she stood among the small crowd gathered in the village offices and, in an unwavering tradition, read the results aloud. more

Acequia leaders call for respect, cooperation in year of drought

Although most acequias haven't yet held their spring cleaning, the reality of the drought was already palpable for ditch parciantes at the annual meeting of the Taos Valley Acequia Association Saturday (March 3). more

Tensions rise as ICE visits Taos businesses

He knew he had nothing to hide. But before answering, Barreto asked for identification from the man, who opened his jacket to reveal a shiny badge bearing the seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security, a federal agency that has been under marching orders to ramp up audits of businesses and detainments of undocumented workers throughout the United States, especially in border states like New Mexico. more

Governor says she'll sign raise for teachers

New Mexico's lowest-paid teachers are in for a raise. more

State police: Ranchos man arrested for drunk driving, ramming police cruiser

New Mexico State Police arrested 60-year-old Ranchos de Taos resident and alleged habitual DWI offender Alex Vigil on Tuesday (March 6) for allegedly driving drunk on I-25 and ramming a state police … more

Firefighters control field fire, burning cottonwood in Ranchos

Taos Volunteer Firefighters cleaned up hot spots from a field fire along Rim Road in Ranchos de Taos Wednesday afternoon (March 7) and continue to control a flaming cottonwood tree located on the … more

Mayoral races: Gallegos beats Ortega in Questa; Brownell bests King in TSV by one vote

A few new faces and a couple of familiar ones will pepper council chambers in area villages around the Enchanted Circle after Tuesday's election. Incumbent Questa mayor Mark Gallegos bested his challenger John Ortega 340 to 275 votes in unofficial results Tuesday night, retaining his seat. Check back here for updates on unofficial results … more

Barrone wins Taos mayoral race

At 7:30, the early in-person unofficial vote count showed Dan Barrone leading in the mayoral race with 436 votes to 327 votes for Darien Fernandez. more

Early voters flood polls

Early voting for the Taos 2018 elections closed Friday with numbers surpassing the previous election. A total of 612 early voting and absentee ballots were issued from January 30 to March 2. Of … more

Este Es fire burns through trailer, vehicles

An early morning fire Tuesday (March 6) burned through a trailer on Este Es Road and vehicles parked outside.  Firefighters responded to the blaze sometime after 1 a.m.  The cause of … more
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