Unofficial results in Taos County primary available June 3

Vote tally for the 2020 primary will continue through the night in Taos County, as election staff work to county more than 6,000 absentee ballots.
It will be a long night of nail-biting for candidates. With early and most of 12  polling sites reporting, some of the Taos County races are tight.But with about 6,500 absentee ballots still to …
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UPDATE:>> Tally: 8,024 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico; 367 deaths

The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 227 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 8,024 to date. Taos County now has 30 cases. The state also announced five additional deaths on Tuesday (June 2), for a total of 367 fatalities in the state.
Masks and gloves are provided to those who don’t have any upon walking into the voting area Tuesday (May 12) at the Taos County Administration Building.

Absentee ballots pour in from Taos voters

Taos County voters make their way to the polls as the 2020 primary election rolls on.  Over 7,000 voters in the county cast their ballot before noon on Tuesday (June 2) either in person or by …
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Taos County polling places for Primary Election day

It's primary election day. If you haven't sent in your absentee ballot, today is the day to vote the traditional way by going to a poll and casting your ballot in person.  Due to the coronavirus …
Chief 8th Judicial District Court Judge Emilio Chavez approved a petition from the Taos County government on Tuesday (May 12) reducing the county's polling locations from 31 to 12 for the 2020 primary election. The county is encouraging residents to participate in early voting and mail-in absentee voting this year to help reduce the risk of infection during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Taos County reduces polling locations to slow spread of virus

Many Taos County residents will find that their preferred polling location from elections past won't be an option for the June 2020 primary, and perhaps not even by the time the general election …
Michael's Kitchen is one of many Taos restaurants offering takeout meals. Here, a Michael's Kitchen employee takes his lunch break surrounded by dozens of empty tables Tuesday (March 17.)

UPDATE >> Taos area restaurants, eateries, coffee shops: patios open; who's doing takeout/delivery

Many Taos and Enchanted Circle restaurants, breweries and coffee shops are now open for sit down service in their patios and for takeout. Support local restaurants as much as you can in this difficult time. This list changes almost daily so call ahead to ensure a restaurant or eatery is still open. Angel Fire and Questa restaurants open for take out also added now. This list updated May 22.
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Nusenda is a Vital Partner in Taos and Northern New Mexico

At Nusenda Credit Union, commitment to excellent member service, care for community, being an employer of choice, and offering flexible products and services to meet members’ changing needs have always been priorities. In these uncertain times, those values remain the same.
Taos Restaurants offering Take-out or Delivery (sponsored)
Medley. 575-776-8787 Ski Valley Road, Mile Marker 1 Tuesday-Saturday 4-8pm        
Guadalajara Grill
Guadalajara Grill 575-737-0816 / 575-751-0063 822 Paseo del Pueblo Norte / 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Curbside pickup at both …
ACEQ Restaurant 575-776-0900 480 NM 150 Arroyo Seco Open 7 nights 4-8pm for delivery to all of Taos and curbside …
A La Cart World Street Food
A La Cart World Street Food 575-758-7503 Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Takeout and Drive Thru
Sabroso 575-776-3333 Takeout and curbside dining 5-8 p.m., daily. Closed Tues.
5 Star Burgers
5 Star Burgers 575-758-8484 Takeout and Drive Thru 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., open daily        
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Unofficial results in Taos County primary available June 3

It will be a long night of nail-biting for candidates. With early and most of 12  polling sites reporting, some of the Taos County races are tight.But with about 6,500 absentee ballots still to …

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On Friday (May 15) evening, I quickly got the feeling that we are living in unprecedented times. What we're going through, this whole pandemic and all, is something we've never seen before. And watching my sister in her cap and gown, in the front yard of my parents' home in Albuquerque, waving at drivers in the cars who drove by to wish her congratulations, surely gave me that feeling.

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