UPDATE:>> COVID-19 tally: 12,520 cases in New Mexico; 503 deaths; one new case in Taos County

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 248 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 12,520 to date. Taos County cases remain at 43. The state also announced three additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday (July 2), for a total of 503.
Part of the roof at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership in El Prado burned after a fire started in the bar area of the structure Thursday night (July 1).

Fire at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership under investigation

The Taos County Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a fire that started in the bar area of the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership Thursday night (July 1). Hondo-Seco Fire Department and Taos …
Desiderio Garcia, 48, of El Prado is facing a charge of homicide by vehicle after he crashed into a tree while allegedly driving drunk on State Road 240 south of Taos on Sunday (June 28), killing 39-year-old Lisa Marie Day of Taos.

El Prado man charged with homicide in crash that killed Taos woman

An El Prado man was charged with aggravated DWI on Sunday (June 28), when he crashed into a tree while driving drunk on State Road 240 in Ranchos de Taos, killing a Taos woman who was riding with …
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said the state was dangerously close to rolling back openings as COVID-19 cases rise.

Coronavirus cases surge in New Mexico

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham told the state Wednesday (July 1) New Mexico was dangerously close to rolling back openings amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  As New Mexico’s cases increased …
Members of the town of Taos Council passed an amendment to the town's emergency order making masks mandatory in the town of Taos.

Taos council makes masks mandatory

Face coverings are now mandatory in the town of Taos.  In a special town council meeting, councilors unanimously passed an amendment to the existing emergency order surrounding the …
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gave an update on the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday (July 1).

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham livestream COVID update

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives a weekly coronavirus pandemic update on state restrictions and reopenings. 
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Taos Community Foundation: Leading in a time of crisis

For the past 22 years, Taos Community Foundation has been the “platform for giving” in Northern New Mexico. Founded in 1998, the Foundation has grown to over $12 million in assets under management and annually grants over a million dollars in community support.
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State launches COVID-19 site to track cases, ages

The New Mexico Department of Health has launched a dashboard to help the public see the number of cases of COVID-19 in a county-by-county map. The dashboard also shows the cases by age and gender. …

Coronavirus info
What are essential N.M. services still open under the coronavirus closure order?
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an order this week closing all nonessential businesses and nonprofits until April 10 in …
Make a mask - or two or 10!
Normally, this page would be devoted to sports. But there is nothing normal about life currently in the midst of a coronavirus …
New Mexico stay at home restrictions: Q and A
You  won't be able to get your hair styled or colored but you will be able to attend church services under new stay-at-home …
Taos Municipal Schools video: Coronavirus social distancing
The staff and students of Taos Municipal Schools have produced a community service video on the importance of social distancing to …
Video: How soap kills the coronavirus
A great video breakdown from vox.com on how soap and water kills viruses -   and why the 20-second hand-washing rule is so …
How to cope with coronavirus: a Q&A with Taos physician Lucas Schreiber
In order to tamp down disinformation and rising concerns, Taos News  asked Dr. Lucas Schreiber of Schreiber Family Practice in Taos …
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Here are the recommended steps to protect yourself against COVID-19:
Could I have COVID-19?
If any of the following are true, call your health provider or the New Mexico Department of Health at (855) 600-3453:
Where to find coronavirus information
Don't panic, but take precautions to prevent infection with and the spread of coronavirus. 
Local news

Taos Regional Landfill Board to consider rate increase, recycling fee for county

The Taos Regional Landfill Board will meet July 16 to discuss the future of recycling.Members of the board were given the results of an analytical survey done by Souder …

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The confusing dance called relationships
This weekly column seeks to help educate our community about emotional healing through grief. People may write questions to Golden …
Editorial: What to do with statues
Statues honor people in history. But not everyone agrees that statues depict an honorable history or an honorable person. History is …
New face of hunger in New Mexico
There's a new face of hunger in New Mexico. Individuals who have never before needed to rely on the government safety net, food …
Thanks to Taos for laptop drive
On behalf of True Kids 1 and Taos Municipal Schools, I would like to thank our community for your extraordinary support of local …
Editorial: Modeling respect through the turmoil
This editorial was meant to congratulate the winners of the 2020 primary election, but many of the Taos County races were not yet …
Time to vote
The 2020 primary election is Tuesday (June 2).A pandemic has made campaigning and election preparations a lot different than in the …
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I have been following our candidates in the recent days and would like to promote one candidate, Joseph Sanchez.  Sanchez has been …
Opinion: Qualified women running for local elections
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Conflicts on Talpa Traverse Trail turn dangerous

A rise in people out on the trails this summer can lead to more conflicts between trail users such as hikers, mountain bikers, runners and horseback riders. On at least one trail near Taos, the rise in conflicts recently took a dangerous turn.

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Deep dive into film
These times provide an opportunity for a deep dive and introspection in many areas, including the arts--music, culture and …
A virtual Big Barn Dance
Bad news, first. For the many who look forward to Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance Music Festival each year in Taos, it has …
Stargazer: July 2-8, 2020
Summer sings a soulful song. Hear what is to come for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, …
Streaming now: ‘Five Came Back’
A three-part documentary series titled “Five Came Back,” now streaming on Netflix, was first released in 2017, but if you’ve …
Heroes: Store workers urge 'Let's not take away our humanity'
The heroes and heroines of the pandemic in Taos are those with a skill set essential to our survival who put themselves in harm's way …
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Star THS athlete scores baseball scholarship

Noah Armijo will be playing college baseball.On June 4, Armijo officially signed with New Mexico Highlands in Las Vegas, New Mexico, as a pitcher for the …

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