Local news

Holy Cross Hospital seeks more Taos County support

Despite modest financial improvements that distanced Holy Cross Hospital from the crisis it faced over the last several months, administrators at the medical center say additional support from …
Tradiciones - Leyendas

Subjects of legend

Tradiciones (traditions) continues to be a recognition and ovation of the rule-breakers, tradition-holders and history-makers that have molded this special place in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. It …

Taos gun store burglarized

Police are searching for at least one suspect who stole 21 weapons from a Taos gun shop  in the early morning hours of Saturday (Sept. 15).
Crime
Courts

The Docket

The following is a selected overview of recent case activity in or related to the Taos County court system. All dates and times are subject to change.

NNM compound defendants detained in federal court

A New Mexico Magistrate Court judge ruled Wednesday (Sept. 12) at U.S. District Court in Albuquerque that five adults arrested at a compound in northern Taos County last month will remain jailed as federal charges filed against them are prosecuted.

Law enforcement on the lookout for stolen RV, dogs

Law enforcement officers are on the lookout for a stolen RV whose driver is apparently in Taos visiting relatives. According to Taos Central Dispatch, the RV is a white 1995 Winnebago Rialta with …
Politics
Politics

Heinrich joins Johnson in call to legalize cannabis

As a newly elected U.S. senator, Martin Heinrich was cautious in 2012 when asked about legalizing marijuana. Up for re-election in November, the Democrat tweeted...

NM high court nixes straight-party voting

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Wednesday (Sept. 12) against straight-party voting. Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver had made a decision to allow people to mark a box on the November …

Toulouse Oliver stands firm on straight-party voting initiative

  Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver is sticking to her guns.In a 23-page response to a lawsuit filed by the state Republican and Libertarian parties and others, lawyers representing …
Environment
Environment

Brief: Methane rule reversal sparks backlash

Continuing with a sustained effort by the administration of President Donald Trump to roll back environmental regulations created in recent years to combat climate change, the EPA …
Environment

Poisoned eagles, and new trout species, discovered in nearby Colorado

Just north of the county and state border, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife has news, good and bad.
Environment

Popular hiking trail re-route, bike trail construction to start in TSV

TSV trail construction starting -- There's a bit of time before snow blankets the ground in Taos Ski Valley, and the Carson National Forest is allowing contractors to use that window to get started …
Business
Business

Overland Sheepskin Company celebrates 45 years in Taos

Maybe it was the mountain's way of calling them back. In 1973, when Jim Leahy and his fiancée passed through Taos on their way to Santa Fe, they had to return to retrieve the …
Hemp

Brief: Hemp cultivation meetings set for October

Hemp, the nonpsychoactive kin of marijuana, is starting to make it into the mainstream in New Mexico, and state agricultural administrators are trying to sort out the best way to do that.

Ranchos dollar store OKed by county planning commission

The Taos County Planning Commission voted Wednesday night (Sept. 12) to approve a permit for a Family Dollar store in Ranchos de Taos. A Texas-based developer now has the approval needed to build …