Power outage affects south side of Taos

The Walmart on Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos experienced a series of power surges Friday morning (Nov. 22) that shut down its computer systems and prompted managers to temporarily close the store. Other businesses on the south end of Taos, including an Allsup's gas station, also experienced power outages, which may be related to a snowstorm that lasted into Thursday night (Nov. 22).
A power outage impacted parts of the south end of Taos Friday morning (Nov. 22), causing power failures at the southside Allsup's gas station and Walmart, which temporarily closed when its computers when shut down.
From left: Terance Quintana, Christopher Shemayme and Andrew Romero, suspects in a Nov. 11 armed robbery of a market in Peñasco, were charged with federal crimes in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Friday (Nov. 22).

Peñasco robbery trio charged in federal court

Three men arrested in an armed robbery of Pacheco's High Road Market in Peñasco on Nov. 11 were charged with new federal offenses in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Friday (Nov. 22) …
Town crews are currently working to fix a water outage on Ranchitos Road.

Town crews working on water leak

Town of Taos crews are currently working on a main line water leak near the intersection of La Posta Road and Ranchitos Road. The leak was discovered between Thursday night (Nov. 21) and Friday morning (Nov. 22).

Solar energy, electric vehicles touted in N.M. climate change report

More electric vehicles, solar power and clean energy job-training programs are a few of the recommendations in a first report issued Thursday (Nov. 21) by the Climate Change Task Force.
John T. Denne/For the Taos NewsFrom left to right, seniors Alexandra Sandoval, Jennifer Aguilar, Carly Gonzales, Ariana MacAuley, Leandra Romero and Adrianna Tafoya get applauded by the appreciative Peñasco crowd during a ceremony before a matchup with Mora on Oct. 17.

Peñasco makes strong run in Class 2A state tournament

The Peñasco Lady Panthers gave it their best shot. Four games spanning three days -- and with three separate 8 a.m. matches -- the Lady Panthers made it all the way until Championship Saturday of the Class 2A state volleyball tournament before falling to Mescalero Apache in five sets on Saturday morning (Nov. 16) in the quarterfinals.

Enchanted Homes: "High Design" edition this Thursday

This month’s Enchanted Homes “High Design” edition looks at high tech sustainable ski homes; the new Blake Residencies condos; offers tips for making your home holiday-friendly; and more.
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Taos Community Foundation: Where giving impacts

Taos Community Foundation has served the northern region of New Mexico as a leader in philanthropic services for over 20 years. The work of the community foundation is twofold: to create relationships with donors to maximize their charitable giving goals, and to link those charitable efforts to strengthen the mission of local nonprofit programs. The result is to address the wide array of community needs in the most meaningful way.
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Peñasco robbery trio charged in federal court

Three men arrested in an armed robbery of Pacheco's High Road Market in Peñasco on Nov. 11 were charged with new federal offenses in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Friday (Nov. 22) …

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Stray Hearts Animal Shelter to open thrift store, ReTails
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Voting infrastructure: Let's iron out the kinks
On Nov. 5, I headed to the courthouse around 4 p.m. to vote. The clerk explained there was no voting at the courthouse, only local …
Establish safe abortion clinics
Access to a legal medical procedure - abortion - is significantly unavailable in New Mexico's rural areas. This is unconstitutional …
Remembering Sen. Cisneros
New Mexico has lost a unique public servant in the recent passing of Senator Carlos Cisneros.
Restoring the Río Fernando de Taos
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Speeding drivers cause accidents, pain
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Enroll now for health insurance Taos County residents and all New Mexicans have until Dec. 15 to sign up for health insurance or to change their current plan.

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Artist finds a feathery passion for beadwork
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Book chronicles a beautiful tragedy
Erika T. Wurth's newest novel, "You Who Enter Here," is not your typical New Mexico story. There are no farmers or curanderas, no …
Get ready for a bouzouki boogie
Last May, multi-instrumentalists Chipper Thompson and Roger Landes broke their hiatus of more than a decade to play their wildly …
Talk to offer revealing look at New Mexico historic churches
An overview of historic churches throughout New Mexico by researcher Frank Graziano is the highlight of this year's Christmas luncheon …
Uplifting voices of 'Love'
The selection process for the approaching concert for the Taos Community Choir was a bit like a blind date between Erick Brunner, the …
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