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Governor Lujan Grisham relaxed some of the sanctions in her public health order as the state of New Mexico prepares to open up businesses amid the COVID-19 emergency. In a new public health … more
As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 health crisis, UNM-Taos is committed to helping students successfully complete their semester, while maintaining a safe environment for the entire campus community. more
A modern police car proved no match for a horse last Friday (April 24) in the mountains southwest of Taos,  where a New Mexico State Police officer was eluded by a wanted man – whose steed … more
Over 40 vehicles lined the dirt road waiting to drop off their loads at the Taos Regional Landfill on Monday (April 27) morning.The scene of irritated drivers waiting … more
Lorenzo Osen and Fred Muniz arrived to clean the Acequia del Llano in Dixon Friday morning (April 24), but when no one else showed up, they suspected something was wrong. Then they saw an ambulance speed by on State Road 75, which runs between Dixon and Vadito, followed by a vehicle from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. more
"Our huge message right now is, 'If you haven't yet responded, please do not until you receive your 12-digit personal ID code." So said Gillian Joyce, Census 2020 outreach coordinator for Taos County, in an April 29 phone interview.  more
The Taos County Democratic Party is getting creative when it comes to this year’s primary election and is hosting a virtual forum to get to know the District 42 representative candidates.  Kristina Ortez and Mark Gallegos will meet with community members via internet-based video at 7 p.m. on Thursday (April 30) to discuss their goals and focuses for the 2020 election.  more
For the foreseeable future, the Village of Taos Ski Valley has elected to hold its regular meetings via electronic format.  Due to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public health order amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the village has decided to move its meetings to an online format with electronic participation from the public.  more
The west side of Valle Vidal in the Carson National Forest will be closed from May 1–June 30 to accommodate elk calving, according to agency officials.  During the annual seasonal closure, visitors can still use designated roads through the area but are not allowed to drive off-road or to leave their vehicle. No camping will be allowed either during the closure.  more
The regularly scheduled town of Taos council and workshop meetings have been canceled for this week. Monday’s (April 27) workshop and Tuesday’s (April 28) meeting will not take place.  more
The nonprofit Taos Feral Feline Friends, founded in 2004, earned GuideStar's 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency. The seal is given by the global nonprofit monitoring site to nonprofits that adhere to strict financial reporting and documentation standards. The Gold Seal award is earned by fewer than 1 out of every 200 nonprofits, according to GuideStar. more
For the second time in a month,  all residents at Taos Living Center nursing and rehabilitation center tested negative for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to the facility's … more
A man accused of raping and kidnapping a woman in Española this month was arrested Monday night in Taos after evading apprehension for nearly six months on separate charges. Rafael Orozco, 25, is facing one count each of criminal sexual penetration, kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and interference with communication, along with several other charges. more
While the Santa Fe Farmers Market is humming along now in mid-spring, the Taos Farmers Market is still a work in progress. The market lost its summer spot in the historic downtown Taos Plaza after Taos officials canceled all events on town property until the end of summer to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While town officials said they'll be reviewing the closures every 30 days, it has left the market scrambling to find a new venue. more
Investigators were at the scene of a fatal head-on collision that killed one person and seriously injured another on State Road 75 between Peñasco and Vadito early Friday morning (April 24). more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 15-20. more
The Taos Regional Airport will receive $30,000 as part of federal funds to help airports during the COVID-19 emergency when many have had airlines and passengers cancel flights. The money is part of a $25.2 million grant to keep airports supported through a period where travel has significantly decreased across the country. more
Grady - who prefers not to publish his last name - is a preschool teacher and a full-time student who has had to move to online platforms since the stay-at-home mandate by the state four weeks ago. However, he lives off the grid and has to come into town to his preschool office every day in order to access the internet for school and unemployment benefits. more
During a regular Taos County Commission meeting Tuesday (April 21), Taos County manager Brent Jaramillo said county officials are hoping to reopen offices to the public soon. more
The New Mexico Supreme Court has extended a suspension on all new civil and criminal jury trials until May 29 as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. more
"If this COVID-19 thing has taught us anything, it's patience," said Taos resident Julie Greer. She'd been waiting 15 minutes - more or less patiently - for her order outside the front gate at Petree Nursery at 25 Petree Street off Blueberry Hill Road. If you want to make a purchase at Petree's these days, you have to call in your order, pay over the phone with a credit card, drive to the front gate, then call again to let them know you're there to pick up. Usually it's the last step where things bog down. more
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday (April 22) the state’s public health orders are helping to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus but the work is far from over in the state.  “We’re not out of this fight yet,” Lujan Grisham said.  more
Town of Taos crews were working to repair a water leak on De Tevas Lane Wednesday (April 22) after an issue arose in a private residence.  more
Chuck Zobac describes how meeting with veterans groups eased the post-traumatic stress he suffered after his intense combat experiences in Vietnam. That's something today's war veterans currently don't have because of the social distancing imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, he said. more
The Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51) is one of the most popular galaxies in Earth's northern hemisphere night sky. It is located near the end star (Alkaid) of the handle of the Big Dipper. more
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