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Taos County's jail director of less than five months and its health care assistance program director are under investigation and have been placed on administrative … more
A haze of smoke obscured Taos Mountain for the first time this week as high winds from the 25-acre Cañada fire blew from across the county line 50 miles to the … more
The New Mexico Senate’s conservative-leaning Democrats long have been the gatekeepers — the ones who ultimately decide if legislation backed by the governor and the House of … more
The town of Taos is working to shore up a $2 million hole in the 2020-21 interim budget in part by cutting part-time jobs, reducing salaries and keeping public … more
Rafters have been hitting the rapids this week and making up for over two months of missed river runs due to state health restrictions related to COVID-19.With about … more
People itching for more outdoor recreational opportunities in Northern New Mexico will have several more options starting Monday (June 15), when most recreation sites in the Carson National Forest, which were closed in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, will be reopened. … more
The Taos community has another opportunity to help families across the sprawling Navajo  Nation who have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, curfews and restrictions. Donations will be … more
As a way to help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, the town of Taos will be handing out masks to local businesses.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (June 12), town officials will be set … more
Back in 2010, Taos Feral Feline Friends started tracking cat intakes and euthanasia at Stray Hearts. This was done to measure the effectiveness of our new … more
The Taos Land Trust and Santa Fe Conservation Trust have permanently protected nearly 20 acres of open space, agricultural land and important wetlands in the heart of … more
LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Elmo Baca has always loved historic buildings. He was born in Las Vegas, a Wild West city that’s one of the most historic in New Mexico, home to more than 900 buildings … more
Winds as high as 19 miles per hour carried smoke into Taos Monday evening (June 8) from a 10-acre forest fire identified 9 miles north of El Rito in the Carson National Forest … more
The New Mexico Supreme Court put a temporary halt to certain consumer debt collection orders on Monday (June 8) to help ease the financial pain many state residents are feeling due to the coronavirus … more
A group of Taos thinkers are building up walls with recycled plastic.  Local community builders TiLT will be holding a workshop to teach members of the community how to build walls out of … more
The COVID-19 disaster and a catastrophic fall in oil prices could leave the state on the hook for billions in environmental cleanup costs if oil and gas companies go … more
The search for treasure might be over, but the fight sure isn't. Forrest Fenn, an 89-year-old Santa Fe author and artifacts dealer, said his treasure chest hidden in the Rocky Mountains in 2010 was … more
Updated June 8 at 11:30 a.m. A male suspect driving a stolen white Lexus was taken into custody before 1 a.m. Thursday morning (June 6) on State Road 518 south of Taos after leading law enforcement on a 30-minute chase, … more
Three vehicles collided on Paseo del Pueblo Sur near the main thoroughfare's intersection with Paseo del Cañon in Taos Saturday afternoon (June 6), but none of the people involved in the crash … more
An employee at the Taos Walgreens, located at the intersection of Cruz Alta Road and Paseo del Pueblo Sur, tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week, the New Mexico Department of Heath has … more
As Taos County’s primary election Tuesday (June 2) slid into Wednesday with no final tally of all the votes, Kristina Ortez of Taos was sitting in second place behind Mark Gallegos of Questa in … more
Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarrón, a premier facility of the Boy Scouts of America, has canceled all remaining programs for the 2020 summer season to comply with the New Mexico Health Department's  COVID-19 restrictions, according to a June 4 news release. more
Melissa Kennelly said she hardly slept at all the night of the primary (June 2) as results rolled in from three counties for the 8th Judicial District judge-Division II race – in which she was one of four contenders.  By Wednesday morning (June 3), Kennelly, who was appointed t more
Of all the races in the Taos County primary, the one with an almost palpable tension was between the two candidates for Taos County clerk.  Valerie Rael-Montoya and Dolores Lujan have worked together for years in the clerk’s office. Rael-Montoya, who eventually won the race by 139 votes after the absent more
Appointed to the 8th Judicial District Attorney’s seat in 2019, Marcus J. Montoya was nonetheless worried Wednesday (June 3) about retaining his position. Montoya was ahead of his opponent, … more
Holy Cross Medical Center will host another forum on Facebook today (June 4) at 2 p.m. The livestream will feature Holy Cross CEO Bill Patten and other professionals on "Deciphering COVID-19 … more
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