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The Taos County Board of Commissioners will hold their public meeting Thursday (November 7) at 9 a.m. to hear presentations and select a replacement for the vacant District 6 senate seat.  Taos News will live stream the proceedings  at  https://www.facebook.com/taosnews/ . more
New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced Tuesday (Oct. 29) that she will no longer run for U.S. Senate and is endorsing candidate Ben Ray Luján. more
For some, the taxman is coming a bit later than usual this year. And county treasurers say it's putting them in a tight spot. more
Taos County will be accepting applications and letters of interest for the appointment of the District 6 Senate seat left vacant by former senator Carlos Cisneros' passing. more
Drivers in Taos could be seeing a change in the fines and penalties for driving infractions as the town council prepares to hear the proposed changes to the Uniform Traffic Ordinances.  more
New Mexico ranks third in the nation for its rate of senior citizens living in poverty, faring better than Washington, D.C., and Mississippi, with 12.2 percent of people over 65 trying to get by on an income that falls below the federal poverty line of $12,490 a year for a household of one -- just under the average Social Security benefit in the state of $13,900. Meanwhile, the average cost of food, housing and health care comes to about $28,000 a year. more
When he was 12 years old, John Gamble's face peered out from behind a football helmet on the front page of the Carlsbad Current-Argus -- he was the quarterback for the Spartans, a local youth team. A few years later, Gamble was on the front page for a different reason -- at 16, he had killed a friend. A jury found him guilty of first-degree murder, and a judge sent him to prison for 60 years. more
Seven people have applied to succeed state District Court Chief Judge Jeff McElroy when he retires on Oct. 31. more
Early voting is in full swing in Taos and Colfax counties for the Nov. 5 local municipal and school board elections. more
The latest financial disclosures show that when it comes fundraising, former CIA operative Valerie Plame leads the pack in a crowded race for Northern New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District seat. more
"Taos County ranks among the most challenging places in the country to get an accurate census count," said Veronica Arzate, senior partnership specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau. "There were 12,000 residents - over a third of the county - who didn't submit the questionnaire in 2010." more
As the state says farewell to Senator Carlos Cisneros, one question remains in the minds of lawmakers, who will replace the veteran senator?  Constituents in Taos, Santa Fe, Río Arriba and … more
I wanted to run because I know our needs and our people, but I’m appalled that only eight women currently serve in the state Senate. Kristina Ortez will stand with all New Mexicans and clearly stands with the values of our district. I cannot in good conscience stand in the way of such a candidate. more
Lawmakers and others honored the late Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa as his body lay in state at the Capitol rotunda Friday (Sept. 27). A memorial also is planned for the late lawmaker Sunday (Sept. … more
A tribute to the late Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa, will be held Sunday (Sept. 29) from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at University of New Mexico-Taos Bataan Hall.  The memorial tribute, hosted by the … more
Can't make it into town to see the two Democratic candidates talk? We've got you covered. more
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 … more
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 … more
Río Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program cleared a major hurdle in its efforts to open a new detox center in Taos on Aug. 7, when the Taos Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special use … more
Kyle Tisdel, a Taos attorney with the Western Environmental Law Center, announced Wednesday he is joining the crowded field of candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the 3rd … more
Rob Apodaca, who’d entered the jam-packed 3rd Congressional District race earlier this summer, announced Thursday he would be dropping out. Apodaca, 48, did not give a reason for his … more
Taos moved one step closer to a new detox center Wednesday evening (Aug. 7). The Taos Planning and Zoning Committee voted to recommend that the Taos Town Council approve a special use permit, … more
In his first months as DA, Montoya said he plans to settle in and absorb the dynamics of the office, but eventually, he said, there are areas where the DA's office can improve its operations … more
Laura Montoya, a native of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and the two-term treasurer of Sandoval County, announced her candidacy for the state’s 3rd Congressional District in early July, entering a … more
The recent expansion of medical conditions that can qualify state residents for a cannabis prescription and the increase of plants dispensaries can legally grow – from 450 to 2,500 – have … more
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