Two rounds of winter weather descend on Northern New Mexico

Wintry weather returns to western and northern New Mexico today (Monday, Jan. 27)with strong winds also entering both the western and eastern portions of the state.
National Weather Service meteorologists in Albuquerque are tracking a  winter storm system crossing the state today (Monday, Jan. 27), bringing light to moderate snow accumulations to western and Northern New Mexico this afternoon.
Joe Purnhagen/Courtesy PhotoKenny LaCome recently competed in the U.S Paralympic Nordic Nationals and took home three bronze medals. A fierce competitor who's always looking for new challenges, LaCome said he's considering competing at the paralympic games in China in 2022.

Local skier takes home three bronze medals in U.S. Paralympic Nordic Nationals

Kenny LaCome is always trying to get better. LaCome, originally from Taos, now living in Questa, recently came back from the U.S. National Paralympic Sit Ski Nationals, where he won three bronze medals in three cross-country skiing events.
Morris Vaisa has been tending the disco at matanzas for most of his life. Steam rising from the cooking chicharrones doesn't faze him anymore.

Photo Gallery: The world's largest matanza

As the sun crested the Manzano Mountains in Valencia County, matanzeros were already tending their fires and getting ready for a day full of cooking. 

Police blotter, Jan 15 - 20

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Jan. 15-20.
Rick Romancito.Traffic is always a concern for anyone within the downtown area.

An open MainStreet

Taos MainStreet, like all other MainStreet programs around the state, is a private-public partnership and nonprofit meant to foster economic health in the historic downtown district.
Of the 1,165 boxes of food assembled by volunteers, 160 went north to families in Questa, Amalia, Cerro, Costilla, and Red River; 175 went south to families in Peñasco and Picuris. Surplus food went to area churches, food distribution programs, and other nonprofits.
success stories

Taos Feeds Taos calls, entire community answers

How do you thank absolutely everyone? If you’re part of this community, you have the gratitude of Taos Feeds Taos. “I’m thankful to this community. It’s everybody coming together that makes this possible,” said the organization’s board president, Francis A. Córdova.
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Two rounds of winter weather descend on Northern New Mexico

National Weather Service meteorologists in Albuquerque are tracking a  winter storm system crossing the state today (Monday, Jan. 27), bringing light to moderate snow accumulations to western and Northern New Mexico this afternoon.

Taos Opinions
Protect reproductive choices
Let me make one thing perfectly clear. No person, no organization, no government, has any right to control any part of my body. …
Standing with Lyla June Johnston
The lands in this part of the world show us the bones of our Mother Earth. With her bones exposed, it is often easier and more rapid …
Children deserve a quality teacher in every classroom
Even after six months, my daughter would hide under the chair when her speech teacher would come to escort her to class for her …
A love letter
Emily, my dearest wife of 37 years, died today (Jan. 9) at 4:30 pm. Today is our 37th anniversary and she died around the time we …
Private waters versus public access debate
New Mexico is currently deciding the fate of recreational public access on a large percentage of rivers and streams. A recent opinion …
Taos County commissioners blew it - big time
"Special" indeed was the Dec. 30, 2019 Taos County Board of Commissioners special meeting. The commissioners had the sole power to …
Time to vote Trump out of office
The reckless President Donald J. Trump may have blown any chance he had for reelection. His headstrong and heedless assassination of a …
New 'Dips' would provide outdoor activity for local families
Growing up in Taos, we were always outside playing, riding our bikes from one park to the other. Inevitably, we would find ourselves …
Let the sausage making begin
The New Mexico State Legislature begins a short 30-day session at noon Tuesday (Jan. 21). Taos County will have two familiar faces …
La Vida

Birds are the flowers of our winter garden

There is pure joy in watching birds hop about in the snow and seeing them hang on bird feeders in search of a good meal. They may not be polite, some can be downright ornery and often they may be more than a little messy - but what a great delight it is to watch the ruckus in our own backyards, and with so little effort.

Tempo Arts & Entertainment
Movie review: 'Richard Jewell'
The old school tag line "ripped from today's headlines" could very well have been plastered all over the promo posters for Clint …
Want to know where those country tunes come from?
For a small town whose main drag is just about a mile long, Red River regularly packs a musical wallop with a thriving scene of …
Forget me not
John Nichols' newest book, "Goodbye, Monique: Requiem for a Brief Marriage," might be called a memoir, but it's not really about the …
Romancito’s gift
For three decades, Rick Romancito has excelled at documenting the arts in Taos through his work at the Taos News. As a photographer, …
Taos Women Rising gather to mark 100th anniversary of right to vote
About 100 activists gathered on Taos Plaza on Saturday (Jan. 18) to celebrate women and take part in a version of the nationwide …
New Harwood curator taps Taos' artistry
The Harwood Museum of Art has hired Nicole Dial-Kay as the new curator of exhibitions and collections for the museum. She was selected …
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Taos finishes top five in Demon Invite after long break from competition

On Saturday (Jan. 18), the Taos Tigers swim team competed in the Demon Invite after having not competed in over a month. Both the boys and girls teams finished in the top five, with the girls finishing in third out of 13 teams, respectively, and the boys finishing fourth out of 11 teams.

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