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Supporters of Community Against Violence walked in the March for Life on Wednesday (Sept. 18) to raise awareness of suicide and how to prevent it within the community.

Taos walks for suicide awareness

Taos community members gathered Wednesday (September 18) to bring awareness to suicide and the steps to prevention.  The Walk for Life began at Kit Carson Park with a gathering of teens and …
Valerie Plame spoke with a constituent about previous controversies in her political past and said she got a lesson in social media situations. Despite her mistake, she said she is ready to lead New Mexico’s third congressional district.

Congressional candidates stop by Taos

Two of the 11 candidates running for New Mexico's third congressional district visited Taos United Tuesday (September 17) for a meet and greet with local constituents. Valerie Plame and Teresa Leger …
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has presented herself in office as a fearless governor. ‘I don’t see anyone as an obstacle,’ she says. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

State leaders urge vets to seek needed help

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is urging veterans in New Mexico communities to seek available help if needed. September has been named Suicide Prevention Awareness Month …
Crime
Gregg Steele and his attorney, Alan Maestas, await the start of a pretrial detention hearing that would be delayed in Taos District Court on Thursday (Sept. 19). Maestas requested additional time to review evidence against his client and also raised concerns about evidence contained in an arrest warrant affidavit that was published by media outlets this week.

Pretrial hearing for Larkin murder suspect delayed to next week

A pretrial hearing set to decide whether the man charged with the murder of a popular Taos coffee shop owner last month would be released before trial was delayed on Thursday (Sept. 19) after the …
Students at Questa schools were sent home early Thursday (Sept. 19) due to an unknown threat. New Mexico State Police were responding to the schools.

Questa Schools students sent home early due to unknown threat

Questa Independent Schools sent students home early Thursday (Sept.  19)  due to an unknown threat. The district sent out an alert to parents and staff about 12:45 p.m. that said, "due to …
An arrest warrant affidavit revealed new information about Gregg Steele, the 51-year-old man accused of shooting and killing World Cup Café owner Patrick Larkin. Friends and acquantances of the suspect described him as "unhinged" and seemingly capable of violence.

Police: Murder suspect told landlord he killed Taos coffee shop owner

Close friends, acquaintances and employees of Patrick Larkin's accused killer, 51-year-old Gregg Steele, described Steele as a man who often seemed to be teetering on the edge between boiling resentments and physical violence …
Politics
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Livestream: Taos County Candidates in town today

Can't make it into town to see the two Democratic candidates talk? We've got you covered.
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas this month condemned two companies that are developing at-home rape kits. Balderas said the kits would be unsafe for sexual assault victims to use and would likely be inadmissible in a criminal case.

New Mexico Attorney General warns against at-home rape kits

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Friday (Sept. 13) joined several other attorneys general across the United States in warning sexual assault survivors against using "do-it-yourself rape …
Teresa Leger Fernandez is running in New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District after a career spent providing legal and business counsel to Native American tribes throughout New Mexico. Taos Pueblo signed a resolution endorsing her candidacy this year.

Taos Pueblo endorses Las Vegas native for Congress

The Taos Pueblo Tribal Council has endorsed Las Vegas native and Santa Fe attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez in a crowded race for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. “Teresa has …
Environment

How would you save Earth?

For years, climate change has had a tremendous impact upon the environment and human beings. Some individuals believe in the causes of climate change, and others do …
John Denne  Forest Road 442 is being used as a fire break to control the Amole fire.

Officials: Monitored Amole fire south of Taos will help forest, wildlife

Low-intensity firing operations continued yesterday on the eastern side of Highway 518, increasing the fire size to 335 acres. Hand and aerial ignitions successfully consumed hazardous fuels to …

Environmental Brief

On Sept. 2 a lightning-caused fire was discovered on the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest between the Amole Group Shelter and Forest Road 442. The Amole fire is approximately …
Business
Teresa Dovalpage/Taos NewsNorthern New Mexico College celebrates opening construction Sept. 13 of a solar array to power its El Rito campus. From left: Chris Miller, chief operating officer, Guzman Energy; Bobby Ortega, president, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative board of trustees; Luis Reyes, chief executive officer and general manager, KCEC; District 3 Representative Arthur Rodarte; Rick Bailey, president, Northern New Mexico College; and Andy Romero, director of facilities, Northern New Mexico College.

El Rito campus breaks ground on new solar array

The Northern New Mexico College campus in El Rito hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a solar array on Friday (Sept. 13). Over 100 people attended the event that was followed by a …
Henry Hunt kicks off the Under-21 category by making it across the pond Sunday (April 7) during Taos Ski Valley's end-of-season pond skimming competition.

Taos Ski Valley offers season lift passes at Fall Sale prices

Winter is right around the corner, and before you know it, the Taos Ski Valley mountain crew will be firing up the snowmaking equipment and prepping the mountain for opening day of the 2019-20 ski …
Doug Cantwell/Taos News'In the world today, a lot of women don't feel very safe,' Gurley said. 'When they get into my car, they're so appreciative to see a female driver.'

The Taos Traveler fills niche for transportation

"I offer more than just a ride," said Maggie Gurley, founder and driver of The Taos Traveler. "I launched this business to provide safe, personalized, …

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