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Voting for the June 2 primary election is still on, pending a notice from the New Mexico Secretary of State.  Taos County Clerk Anna Martinez said her office is waiting for a direction for the state as far as any special notifications for the upcoming election due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  more
The Taos County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency due to growing concerns of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.  more
Taos attorney Sara Blankenhorn has been appointed as the new judge in Taos Magistrate Court, the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham confirmed on Monday (March 16). more
The campaign officially begins as the Taos County clerk announced the official list of candidates for the June 2 primary election. more
President Donald Trump again vowed Tuesday to win New Mexico in the November presidential election, adding that he would "soon" return to the state. more
Neal King and Tom Wittman, both veterans, tied with 60 votes each to garner the two open seats on the Village of Taos Ski Valley council in an unofficial tally of ballots cast Tuesday (March 3).   more
While Taos and Taos Ski Valley waited for vote tallies in contested races for municipal offices on Tuesday (March 3), Questa village clerk Renee Martinez was feeling a little let down. more
A small crowd gathered at Taos Town Hall anxiously waiting the light from a TV screen to turn on. As the screen flashed, candidates and families began to clap as the 2020 Taos Municipal Election results were displayed for the public. more
Election Day has come for voters in the town of Taos.  Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 3) at Taos Town Hall on 400 Camino de la Placita.  more
Voters in the town of Taos only have one more day for early voting in the 2020 municipal election. more
After serving his freshman session in the New Mexico House of Representatives for District 42, Dan Barrone said he has brought a wealth of new knowledge home to Taos about the inner workings of the state. more
Former state House representative Robert "Bobby" Gonzales was selected by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to take the District 6 Senate seat in the New Mexico Legislature. Gonzales spoke with Taos News reporter Doug Cantwell about his new Senate experience in the 2020 legislative session: more
In an interview with Taos News, former District 47 candidate Lyla June Johnston said her withdrawal on Sunday (Feb. 23) from her race against House Speaker Brian Egolf is unrelated to an open investigation of fraud and embezzlement that names her as one of the parties who may have been involved. more
A large crowd of Taos residents gathered to hear details about the Paseo del Pueblo project, due to start March 16th. the meeting started off with remarks by Paul Brasher, NMDOT District 5 … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed high-profile firearms legislation Tuesday, hailing the new law as a measure that can prevent gun violence and issuing a warning to any sheriffs who might refuse to enforce it. more
Voters in the town of Taos only have one more week for early voting in the 2020 municipal election.  more
At an appearance Sunday morning (Feb. 23) at the Unity of Taos church, the site of her former school, Lyla June Johnston announced she was folding up her campaign for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 47 seat in order to throw her support behind the youth-led movement for climate action change. Johnston also ended her campaign amid an investigation involving fraud and embezzlement alleged by her former campaign manager.  more
A plan that would increase contributions from public workers and the state to the Public Employees Retirement Association to get the pension system on a path to solvency is nearly on its way to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's desk. more
The state House passed a bill Saturday (Feb. 15) to create tougher penalties for illegal New Mexico "chop shops" that dismantle stolen vehicles to sell for parts. more
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has endorsed Teresa Leger Fernandez's campaign to represent New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District. more
New Mexico’s 54th Legislature wrapped up Thursday amid congratulatory hugs and news conferences — a veneer of good cheer that masked a dose of sleep deprivation, early-morning procedural bickering, and finally, sighs of relief as key bills were passed just hours before the final gavel. more
“Through Word Perfect, I think.” — Sen. John Arthur Smith, responding on the Senate floor when Sen. Bill Sharer asked how the Opportunity Scholarship got into the budget. Here's the latest from the Roundhouse: more
A state Senate committee tabled legislation Tuesday night (Feb. 18) that would overhaul the Public Regulation Commission, all but ensuring the bill's death this session. more
"I'm exhausted. I pick out my wardrobe and wonder what would be most comfortable to sleep in." — Rep. Susan Herrera, D-Embudo, commenting on House floor debates that have lasted until midnight. Here's the latest from the Roundhouse: more
“That’s the last you’re going to hear of me.” — retiring Sen. Bill Payne, R-Albuquerque,  after he was honored by the Senate. Here's some of the Legislature's latest: more
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