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As the number of cases of the new coronavirus continued to rise in New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday afternoon ordered a series of additional restrictions on business operations to further prevent the virus's spread - and she warned of increased enforcement efforts. more
The New Mexico Department of Corrections will commute the sentences of some prisoners and release them early to reduce prison populations and lower the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks, according to an order from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham."The early release of incarcerated individuals who are near their release date and meet certain criteria will help to protect public health without a concomitant risk to public safety," the executive order states. "This measure will serve to protect the health of those individuals, of staff and inmates at all state correctional facilities, and of all New Mexicans." more
Limiting the number of people in grocery stores, closing liquor stores and extending all public health orders to April 30 are among New Mexico’s latest efforts to thwart the spread of a new coronavirus and prevent a spike in cases that threaten to overwhelm hospitals. The new restrictions will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday (April 7). more
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., is reaching out to communities across the state looking for heroes during this time of crisis.  Heinrich’s Hometown Hero initiative is looking for everyday community members trying to make a difference in their areas by performing acts of kindness or charity during the growing concerns over COVID-19, the illness caused by a new coronavirus.  more
The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed 62 new cases of New Mexico residents with COVID-19 for a total of 686 to date. Taos County still has 13 confirmed cases. Twelve deaths in New Mexico have been tied to the virus. more
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. more
If your small business or nonprofit has taken a direct hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the U.S. … more
Area wireless companies are stepping up to help Taos County  and other parts of Northern New Mexico stay connected during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Kit Carson Internet is expanding the … more
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. … more
Most of us are cooking at home these days thanks to self-quarantine. And like everyone else who has been to the grocery store lately, I am having a hard time finding some of the foods I usually like to cook. Although grocery stores are scrambling to safely restock and replenish their shelves, these shortages are a reminder to get creative and not to waste a thing. more
During his 27 years in business, financial adviser Billy Knight has weathered Black Monday [Oct. 19] in 1987, the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, the Asian financial crisis of 1997, the bursting of the dot-com bubble in 2000 and the recession of 2008-09. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from March 26-29 more
Officials report 7th death in N.M. . Say they are aggressively trying to get more equipment from feds more
On Monday evening (March 23), several of Taos County’s homeless men and women took up seats outside Taos Men’s Shelter eating hot noodles and pot roast off paper plates. The meal was … more
As the state braces for a potential COVID-19 medical crisis, New Mexico's rural hospitals have taken a severe financial blow and are worried about their futures under federal guidelines and a state order to forgo elective medical treatments, a primary source of their revenue.Most of New Mexico's hospitals already were suspending elective treatments with the aim of creating more bed space in intensive care units and shifting personnel to emergency teams to battle the pandemic. more
Holy Cross Medical Center closed its doors to visitors beginning Saturday (March 28) in an effort to prevent the spread of a deadly coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness. The only exception will be if a visitor is needed to calm a patient such as a parent to help with their child, according to information from hospital administrators. more
No Taos Plaza Live. No summer concerts. No Fourth of July pancake breakfast or Taos Farmers Market. The town of Taos has canceled all music events and gatherings on town property for the summer, another casualty of a deadly coronavirus that has swept across New Mexico and around the world. more
By Doug Cantwelldcantwell@taosnews.comTo date (March 31), only 4.5 percent of Taos County residents have submitted their census 2020 response - among the five lowest responses in a state that is … more
For hundreds of years, Taoseños have embraced the annual tradition of cleaning the acequias for the spring. The runoff from melting winter snowpacks in the mountains brings the water needed to grow countless crops across the county, which people use to feed both themselves and the community. This year, concerns and mandates over the COVID-19 pandemic could hinder that process and change the tradition for the time being. more
A few Taos restaurants have closed until further notice, but many are still open for takeout. Support local restaurants as much as you can in this difficult time. This list changes almost daily so call ahead to ensure a restaurant or eatery is still open. Angel Fire restaurants open for take out also added now. This list updated April 6. more
In order to combat the spread of COVID-19, the town of Taos has announced it will implement a nightly curfew effective Thursday (April 2). The curfew will require citizens to remain indoors from the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in Taos. more
Members of the Taos Fiesta Council are canceling the annual Fiestas de Taos for only the second time in the past 100 years. According to fiesta council president Don Fransisco Trujillo, the council will be taking a year off from their planning activities due to the COVID-19 emergency. more
Taos Ski Valley Mayor Christof Brownell is discouraging visitors from coming to the village of Taos Ski Valley to help slow the spread of COVID-19. In an executive order signed Friday (March 27), the village is asking visitors not to enter the valley until the end of the emergency. In addition, Brownell has ordered all nonmedical businesses to close for the time being. more
Several Taos High students won college scholarships from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, in partnership with the Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund. All told the partnership recently awarded $741,000 during its 2020 four-year scholarship cycle to 110 Northern New Mexico students. The students were chosen from among 300 applications. more
An open letter to Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and House Speaker Brian Egolf. more
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