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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
Libertarian Gary Johnson was by far the most animated in the hourlong debate broadcast on KOAT-TV, turning what might have otherwise been a straightforward candidate forum into something far less predictable. more
Several gun control bills have sparked controversy in New Mexico this year. Below is a breakdown of those bills, what critics are saying about them and where they stood as of press time Wednesday … more
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
Questa school board member Ellis Garcia took his usual seat at an Oct. 30 board meeting, despite having been ordered to resign his position by the New Mexico attorney general due to Garcia's 1992 felony conviction for conspiracy to commit arson, which recently came to light. more
To hear him tell it, Hector Balderas has a lot to brag about. In his first, four-year term as New Mexico’s attorney general, Balderas has prosecuted corrupt politicians, murderers and … more
After a Thursday special meeting, the Río Arriba County Commission chose representative Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales as their choice for the New Mexico District 6 Senate seat.  more
The public has until Monday (April 15) to make their voices heard on a new rule being proposed by the Trump administration that would change which rivers and streams are protected under certain federal laws. more
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is for the first time publishing separate voter guides for the 12 New Mexico counties with substantial Native American populations, including Taos. The League … more
The most contested 2019 race on the ballot for the village of Angel Fire is for the two council seats up for grabs for four-year terms in the village. The top two vote getters out of six candidates will fill the two seats. more
 Election day is Tuesday (Nov. 5) with polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. In Taos County, voters will choose school board members in three districts plus vote on sales taxes in two water and sanitation districts. Angel Fire voters will choose a new mayor and fill three village council positions. more
The municipal judge is elected to a four-year term and handles mostly city cases such as traffic tickets and other petty misdemeanor cases. more
Democrats campaigned on raising New Mexico’s minimum wage. Now, after big wins in last month’s election, here’s the question: how high? Two lawmakers have filed separate bills … 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
Former Mayor Barbara Cottam resigned from her seat in June, which brought mayor pro tem and village councilor Charles Howe to the seat. After this shuffle on the council, one seat was left vacant, which was filled by Susan Peterson. more
The "Rally New Mexico Red" event will be held at an airplane hangar in Roswell. more
The state Senate approved a bill Friday (Feb. 22) to prohibit private employers from using an application form that asks job seekers about arrests or … 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
Background checks for gun sales: Led by bill sponsors Sen. Richard C. Martinez, D-Española and Rep. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, House Bill 8 would make conducting a federal background check when … more
Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham named the first members of her Cabinet Friday (Dec. 14), tapping a doctor, a renewable energy advocate and a top budget official from Albuquerque... more
Taos restaurant and bar owners from Michael's Kitchen, The Alley Cantina, Lambert's and others, have traveled to the Roundhouse more than once in the last few weeks to lobby for keeping the tip credit. more
After seven and a half years serving as a judge in Taos Magistrate Court, Jeff Shannon has finally made the move upstairs. more
New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will discuss seven bills that could affect voting statewide at a presentation in Taos today (Jan. 6) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30  p.m. at the Taos … more
The state Senate's Democratic leadership has banned firearms from a much-anticipated hearing set to take place Tuesday on a controversial gun bill, citing safety concerns.  more
The New Mexico governor's office does not come cheap. Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign spent more than $9.5 million on her successful bid for the state's highest office, … more
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