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A rise in people out on the trails this summer can lead to more conflicts between trail users such as hikers, mountain bikers, runners and horseback riders. On at least one trail near Taos, the rise in conflicts recently took a dangerous turn. more
Law enforcement officers across New Mexico will be required to wear body cameras while on duty if Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a bill that passed the state House of Representatives 44-26 Monday afternoon. more
The village of Questa hasn't had a police chief since mid-March or police officers for more than a month.With no police patrolling the streets, the village of Questa … more
"There's a shoe," said Chrissy Glander, pulling a soggy sneaker from the river weeds a few miles south of Pilar on Sunday (June 14). She held it up for the other … more
It’s been a constant bipartisan refrain over the past week — the budget fixes made during the special session won’t be enough. It’s true that legislators just came to … more
Investigators at Taos Police Department are looking into the death of a woman whose body was found on Cohn Lane in Taos Saturday night (June 20). Taos Police Chief John Wentz confirmed scanner … more
The New Mexico Legislature finished its main task of mending the state's huge fiscal shortfall Saturday (June 20), but the special session wasn't over as the House of Representatives still had work … more
A group in Taos is looking for a solution to the world's plastic dilemma.Members of Taos Initiative for Life Together (TiLT) have banded together to help repurpose old … more
Local non-profit Taos Initiative for Life Together is looking for recycled plastic materials.  TiLT has been working with one of their members to build a garden shed out of walls containing … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from June 10-15. more
By John Millerjmiller@taosnews.comA man sentenced to prison in 2017 for fatally shooting a woman outside his home in Taos is trying to persuade the courts that he should be temporarily transferred to … more
As a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the town of Taos set up a booth to hand out free masks to local businesses in the area Friday (June 12). Starting at 10 a.m., town officials set up at Coronado Hall, located at 120 Civic Plaza Drive, handing out masks to one representative from each business. The cloth masks adhere to the state emergency order, which requires them for use in the workplace. more
After months of hiatus due to COVID-19 closures, Taos Ski Valley Inc. will begin a phased reopening of the outdoor area.  Starting this week, Taos Sports retail store at the base of the ski … more
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday (June 18) that subpeonas used to obtain bank records from a Taos couple accused in a drug trafficking ring did not violate privacy rights under the New Mexico Constitution, affirming a lower court's decision. … more
Firefighters from several Taos County departments responded to a fire at a 3,500-square-foot home on Tune Drive in El Prado early Thursday morning (June 18). Taos Fire Chief Eddy Joe Abeyta said … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday announced the agenda for the Legislature’s special session, calling for lawmakers to tackle a wide array of initiatives, from economic relief to … more
Four Democratic state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation during the special session this week that they say would offer greater transparency and more accountability when it comes to police use of force. Amid calls from protesters in New Mexico and nationwide to defund law enforcement agencies and stop insulating officers from possible consequences over excessive and lethal use of force, state Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and others have asked Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to prioritize the bill. more
The New Mexico Public Health Division will be focusing on first responders this Thursday (June 19) for COVID-19 testing. Emergency service workers will be able to get a test from 8 to 11 a.m. … more
  The future has a way of being unimaginable. The framers of New Mexico's 1911 constitution might never have predicted the general public and lobbyists would ever have to watch democracy … more
Half of New Mexico's students became disengaged following the state's shift to online classes at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing many schoolchildren to lose three months to a year's … more
ALCALDE – Members of the Red Nation, a Native American social justice and activist organization, had planned to hold a demonstration Monday in Northern New Mexico at the site of a long … more
Little by little, a forklift lifted up a statue of the conquistador Don Juan de Oñate off his base near Alcalde, New Mexico Monday afternoon (June 15) to the trills and shouts of onlookers. … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham remains on Joe Biden's shortlist as his campaign narrows its search for a running mate. New Mexico's governor is one of six people being considered as Biden's vice … more
Isaac Valerio, a Taoseño who reached the rank of captain with New Mexico State Police in Albuquerque in 2017, retired in April and has since returned to Taos County.   more
The town of Taos Council voted Tuesday (June 9) to extend the current 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. curfew amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Members of the town council voted unanimously … more
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