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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 3. 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
The state Republican Party filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the New Mexico Supreme Court that aims to block an effort by more than two dozen county clerks to conduct the June primary election by mail.The lawsuit contends a mail-in primary election offers no ballot security and could lead to voter fraud. more
There were some dominant forces in the world of high school basketball in Taos County during the 2019-20 season. Those players were honored by being named to the all-state teams - an award that is voted on by coaches from across New Mexico. more
The New Mexico Activities Association on Friday (March 27) held an emergency board of directors meeting to address the future of the spring sports season and the state cheer competition, which was supposed to be held in late March. more
Twenty-seven New Mexico county clerks sent an emergency petition Monday to the state Supreme Court, asking for an order to conduct the June primary election by mail to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus. more
A key New Mexico lawmaker on budgetary matters said state revenue could fall short of projections by $1.5 billion to $2 billion amid the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices - a bigger hole than legislators anticipated just two weeks ago. more
The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed 54 new cases of New Mexico residents with COVID-19 for a total of 543 to date. Taos County still has 13 confirmed cases. Another person died of the virus on Saturday (April 4) in McKinley County, bringing the total fatalities to 11 in New Mexico. more
New Mexico State Police has identified the man who was shot and killed during a car chase that ended in Ranchos de Taos on March 14 as Jeramiah Medina a  31.   more
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