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Members of the town council voted to extend the town’s emergency declaration as well as the curfew set down by Mayor Dan Barrone.  During a special remote-cast meeting, members of the … more
Area wireless companies are stepping up to help Taos County  and other parts of Northern New Mexico stay connected during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Kit Carson Internet is expanding the … more
Taos County recorded the most coronavirus infections per capita in New Mexico as of Thursday (April 2), according to data compiled by the New Mexico Department of Health. … more
Yesterday, my friend Kate O’Toole texted from Dublin, where she’d just spent a minute at her open window clapping for the health care workers. They do all over Ireland at 8 p.m., because that’s when the nurses change shifts. On streets where a lot of nurses live, the clapping goes on for many minutes more. more
Sin Fronteras Nuevo México is hard at work making sure immigrant families in Taos County are taken care of during the COVID-19 emergency.The organization has been … more
Officials report 7th death in N.M. . Say they are aggressively trying to get more equipment from feds more
As the state braces for a potential COVID-19 medical crisis, New Mexico's rural hospitals have taken a severe financial blow and are worried about their futures under federal guidelines and a state order to forgo elective medical treatments, a primary source of their revenue.Most of New Mexico's hospitals already were suspending elective treatments with the aim of creating more bed space in intensive care units and shifting personnel to emergency teams to battle the pandemic. more
Holy Cross Medical Center closed its doors to visitors beginning Saturday (March 28) in an effort to prevent the spread of a deadly coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness. The only exception will be if a visitor is needed to calm a patient such as a parent to help with their child, according to information from hospital administrators. more
No Taos Plaza Live. No summer concerts. No Fourth of July pancake breakfast or Taos Farmers Market. The town of Taos has canceled all music events and gatherings on town property for the summer, another casualty of a deadly coronavirus that has swept across New Mexico and around the world. more
For hundreds of years, Taoseños have embraced the annual tradition of cleaning the acequias for the spring. The runoff from melting winter snowpacks in the mountains brings the water needed to grow countless crops across the county, which people use to feed both themselves and the community. This year, concerns and mandates over the COVID-19 pandemic could hinder that process and change the tradition for the time being. more
A few Taos restaurants have closed until further notice, but many are still open for takeout. Support local restaurants as much as you can in this difficult time. This list changes almost daily so call ahead to ensure a restaurant or eatery is still open. Angel Fire restaurants open for take out also added now. This list updated April 3. more
In order to combat the spread of COVID-19, the town of Taos has announced it will implement a nightly curfew effective Thursday (April 2). The curfew will require citizens to remain indoors from the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in Taos. more
During a Tuesday (March 31) press conference, state officials have announce new criteria for COVID-19 testing.  New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel announced that testing will change for … more
The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed 54 new cases of New Mexico residents with COVID-19 for a total of 543 to date. Taos County still has 13 confirmed cases. Another person died of the virus on Saturday (April 4) in McKinley County, bringing the total fatalities to 11 in New Mexico. more
The Coronavirus continues to impact our daily lives and business operations. Like so many local businesses we have come up with alternative ways to conduct business while still supporting the social distancing initiative. more
Life is hard enough right now under coronavirus lockdowns – without local gas stations sticking it to strapped consumers. So said the Enchanted Circle Community Organizations Active in Disasters in a March 25 open letter addressed to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Attorney General Hector Balderas.      Life is hard enough right now – without local gasoline vendors sticking it to strapped consumers. So said the Enchanted Circle Community Organizations Active in … more
If your small business or nonprofit has taken a direct hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  When you apply for an EIDL, you can also request an emergency advance of $10,000, which will be disbursed within three business days of approval and does not need to be repaid under any circumstances.  more
It seems there's nowhere for the number to go but up. According to the state Department of Health, New Mexico now has 237 positive cases of COVID-19, a jump of nearly 30 from Saturday's report of 208. more
No Taos Plaza Live. No summer concerts. No July 4th fireworks or Taos Farmers Market. The town of Taos has cancelled all music events and gatherings on town property for the summer, another casualty of a deadly coronavirus that has swept across New Mexico and around the world. more
A man in his 80s died in a Bernalillo County hospital on Friday (March 27) from complications caused by COVID-19, marking the second death in New Mexico related to the illness caused by the novel … more
Holy Cross Medical Center announced Friday (March 27) that it will be closed to visitors beginning Saturday (March 28) in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness.  more
The New Mexico Activities Association on Friday (March 27) held an emergency board of directors meeting to address the future of the spring sports season and the state cheer competition, which was supposed to be held in … more
New Mexico had 55 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including five in Taos County, according to the New Mexico Department of Health on  Friday (March 27).  That brings the total number of … more
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an order this week closing all nonessential businesses and nonprofits until April 10 in an effort to slow the spread of a coronavirus that causes COVID-19. more
New Mexico students won’t return to regular classrooms this school year as the state continues fighting the spread of COVID-19, the deadly illness caused by coronavirus. more
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