One skier dies, second critically injured after avalanche at Taos Ski Valley

Rescuers form lines to probe for people buried in an avalanche at the bottom of Kachina Peak on Thursday (Jan. 17). By 12:40 p.m. they had pulled out two skiers, both men, whose condition was still unknown by mid-afternoon.
One man has died and another remained hospitalized with critical injuries Thursday night (Jan. 17) after an avalanche near Kachina Peak in Taos Ski Valley.
The back yard at the KTAOS Solar Center near Taos has hosted many a wedding, nonprofit fundraiser and live music event.

KTAOS Solar Center for sale

The KTAOS Solar Center and its liquor license are for sale. The long-time iconic entertainment and event venue just off State Road 150 in Upper Colonias, with stunning views of the Taos mountains, …
Strong winds, as well as a few inches of snow, could be headed for the Taos area tonight (Jan. 17) through Friday evening.

Strong winds, some snow to head through NM

The National Weather Service reports strong winds and a few inches of snow could be headed for the Taos area Thursday night (Jan. 17) and through Friday. 
Chama Chile Ski Classic participants in 2017, as photographed by Mary Ann DeBoer. Courtesy photo: Chama Chile Ski Classic Facebook page
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Action-packed events at 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic

The three-day event runs January 19-21 and its schedule is packed with classic cross-country ski races, freestyle skate races, snowbike and snowshoe races –– and costumes. Lots of costumes.
Courtesy photoSteve and Maxine Thomas

Know Your Neighbor: Maxine and Steve Thomas

During these winter months, Baskin Robbins ice-cream store owners Maxine and Steve Thomas can attest, local and out-of-town customers drop by to purchase a variety of frozen treats.
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New Mexico State historian talks suffrage in Taos

Taos County Democrats hosted a talk Monday (Jan. 14) by state historian Rick Hendricks focusing around the struggles for women and native voting rights in New …

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Locals band together to support Taos Immigrant Allies
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The artistic journey of Randy Pijoan
Entering Randy Pijoan's studio in Amalia, the viewer encounters unexpected subjects in the paintings hung on the walls of this …
Salman Lee and Claire Detels team up for 'Oh Freedom!' concert
The Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21), a quartet of Taos musicians are performing a fabulous showcase of music by and …
Author to read 'factual and fictional' political satire about Donald J. Trump
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Photo Gallery: Good snow and a special anniversary at Red River

Snowflakes floated down over skiers and snowboarders as they flew down the mountain at Red River Ski & Summer Area over the weekend. Like many of the local ski areas, Red River has been thriving …

Photo Gallery – Angel Fire’s annual Winter Carnival: Fun for the whole family

Angel Fire Resort Event and Social Relationships Manager Kari Jaramillo celebrates after successfully capturing the "flag" Friday (Jan. 1) during Angel Fire Resort's Winter Carnival.
Over the course of the week-long winter celebration, guests participated in activities including a snowman-building competition, lunch tray tobogganing...
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