District Attorney's Office to call witnesses in Larkin murder case

Jesse Moya/Taos NewsThe 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a motion to call 18 witnesses in a second-degree murder case filed against Gregg Steele, who is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor, Patrick Larkin, in Llano Quemado on Aug. 27.
The 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a notice this week to call witnesses in a murder case filed against Gregg Steele, a 51-year-old man charged with shooting and killing World Cup Café owner Patrick Larkin on Aug. 27 in Llano Quemado
Morgan Timms/Taos NewsTeens and adults who have supported Common Grounds were invited to sign the poster Wednesday (Nov. 6) at St. James Episcopal Church.

Teen group receives hefty donation toward building renovation

The nonprofit Common Grounds recently received a generous $50,000 donation toward renovating the former Children's Clinic on Cruz Alta Road that will become a café, store and gathering spot. Now the group hopes the community will match those funds with money or labor to help do the extensive work the building will need before it can officially open for use by Taos area youth ages 14-21.
Gabriela Campos/The New MexicanTaos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe, flanked by San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari, left, and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, spoke in September at the Roundhouse following a domestic terrorism summit. Top law enforcement officials in the state recently said New Mexico has some of the weakest domestic terrorism laws in the nation.

Officials: N.M. terrorism policy weak

Top security and law enforcement officials in Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's administration on Friday (Nov. 8) told lawmakers New Mexico's domestic terrorism laws are too weak to address modern-day threats from extremist groups and mass shooters, such as the man who killed 22 people in El Paso in August.
Cedric Watson is pictured performing with his trio Cajun, Creole and zydeco music at the Coolidge Auditorium in Washington, D.C., during a Homegrown Concert Series performance, July 25, 2019.

Musical ambassadors of Creole culture

"Nothing in this world such a pure delight, as a fais do-do on a Saturday night," sang the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in their 1975 anthem, "Bayou Jubilee." Lucky for you, there's a Louisiana fais do-do in store for you Saturday (Nov. 16) when Roots and Wires Presents Cedric Watson with Bijou Creole at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership.
Botanicals, like those pictured, along with mandalas and abstracts by Renate Collins Hume are showing through December at the Farmhouse Café in El Prado.

What's happening in Taos?

The countdown has started for the holidays, and it's not just the specials suddenly popping up in all the stores and TV commercials. It's a feeling in the air as the weather cools, snow begins appearing on mountain peaks and the scent of wood smoke permeates the atmosphere. Whatever your vision of this time of year, it's certainly begun. In Taos, the arts and entertainment scene continues with lots of opportunities for enlightenment and just plain fun.
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District Attorney's Office to call witnesses in Larkin murder case

The 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a notice this week to call witnesses in a murder case filed against Gregg Steele, a 51-year-old man charged with shooting and killing World Cup Café owner Patrick Larkin on Aug. 27 in Llano Quemado

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Now showing in Taos: ‘Ford v Ferrari’
The new car racing film "Ford v Ferrari" by James Mangold is a well-designed bit of semi-macho fluff based upon a real life rivalry …
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Sports Roundup

After reeling off an important win over Valley in the first round of the state soccer tournament, the Tigers traveled to face St. Pius X in Bernalillo on Wednesday (Nov. 6). It was a team that Taos had seen for the first time this season.

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