Public meetings scheduled on water rights settlement

Morgan Timms/The Taos NewsA drilling rig is illuminated in March at the site of a proposed well for the El Prado Water and Sanitation District as part of the Abeyta Water Rights Settlement. The settlement was decades in the making between parties in the Taos Valley including Taos Pueblo and irrigators, and is now beginning to be implemented. The Bureau of Reclamation is hosting a public comment period now on the environmental impact of the settlement terms.
After more than three years, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the environmental impact of the Abeyta Water Rights Settlement.
Doug Cantwell/Taos NewsU.S. Census Bureau Senior Partnership Specialist Veronica Arzate explained why the accuracy of the 2020 census will be critical to Taos County and Northern New Mexico.

2020 census critical to Taos County's future

"Taos County ranks among the most challenging places in the country to get an accurate census count," said Veronica Arzate, senior partnership specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau. "There were 12,000 residents - over a third of the county - who didn't submit the questionnaire in 2010."
The Taos County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Mental Health First Aid for Everyone training Friday (Oct. 25) with a certified instructor.
Health

Mental health first-aid training can help in a crisis

Taos County has a high rate of suicide, depression and mental health illnesses.  But what do you do if a loved one, a friend or a colleague is having a mental health crisis? How do you …

UNM faculty votes to unionize

Full-time and part-time faculty at the University of New Mexico voted by wide margins this week to form unions.
Indian Hills Inn is slated for renovation by a California company called the Casetta Group. The town will vote Tuesday (Oct. 22) on formally submitting the project to the state for a Community Development Block Grant.
Monday lowdown

Meetings this week: New fees for traffic violations, MainStreet boundaries set, veterans memorial discussed

Drivers in Taos could be seeing a change in the fines and penalties for driving infractions as the town council prepares to hear the proposed changes to the Uniform Traffic Ordinances.  The …

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Meetings this week: New fees for traffic violations, MainStreet boundaries set, veterans memorial discussed

Drivers in Taos could be seeing a change in the fines and penalties for driving infractions as the town council prepares to hear the proposed changes to the Uniform Traffic Ordinances.  The …

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Yerba del manzo

Yerba del manzo is a plant that grows throughout the southwestern United States in swamps and flood plains. The flowers resemble those of the unrelated coneflowers, such as Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera), and the foliage turns rust-red in the fall.

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Now showing in Taos: ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’
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A warmhearted Chekhov
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Musician Lara Manzanares brings local focus to Amazon Aid benefit
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Taos slips past St. Pius X for the win

The Taos Tigers were able to get a key victory against district opponent St. Pius X on Friday night at Anaya Field. Down for most of the game, Taos kept fighting and secured a 21-19 victory.

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