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Holy Cross Medical Center reported 13 new positive cases for COVID-19 in Taos County on Friday (May 29), by far the single largest surge in cases the area has seen since the pandemic reached New … more
The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 133 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 7,493 to date. Taos County now has 25 cases. The state also announced nine additional deaths on Friday (May 29), for a total of 344 fatalities in the state. more
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will provide an update to her emergency public health orders at 3 p.m. today (May 28). She will be joined remotely by other state official who will provide the … more
Restaurants can open for limited patio services, according to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.  The governor released an amendment to her public health order which will allow restaurants to … more
Customers and vendors wore masks and took other precautions as walk-up service returned to the Taos Farmers Market  on the historic Taos Plaza.  The second farmers market of the season saw the return of face to face vendor interaction … more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered all state flags to be flown at half staff for the Memorial Day weekend.  The lowered flags are to be flown from sundown Friday (May 22) to sundown … more
The New Mexican Department of Health is accepting applications for contact-tracing positions, a job that involves working with New Mexicans who have tested positive for coronavirus to identify people they may have been exposed to. more
The New Mexico Medical Assistance Division announced Medicaid rate increases this month for inpatient volumes at New Mexico hospitals, but with revenues declining sharply in response to record-low patient volumes, that may do little to stop the bleeding … more
More than 15 percent of New Mexico residents worry about having enough food to eat each year, including almost a quarter of the state's children. But experts at The … more
Many Taos County residents will find that their preferred polling location from elections past won't be an option for the June 2020 primary, and perhaps not even by the time the general election … more
Tests were administered to Taos Pueblo tribal members for the COVID-19 coronavirus Tuesday (May 12) at Taos Pueblo. The testing came after a Taos Pueblo tribal member was confirmed positive with the virus by the state. It was unknown whether the person was living on or off pueblo land when they contracted the virus. more
The town of Taos council voted unanimously at a Tuesday (May 12) meeting to continue the existing emergency order and curfew during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Following data from the … more
Due to concerns over COVID-19, New Mexico voters are being encouraged to mail in requests for absentee ballots for the 2020 primary election. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State … more
Holy Cross Medical Center this week saw both a boon and a setback to its pandemic-related medical supplies as it received a shipment of 2,000 new N95 respirator masks over the weekend, but ran out of … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued orders for essential and nonessential businesses as the state begins to loosen restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.  The following … more
The novel coronavirus has mutated into a new strain that is more contagious than the earlier virus from Wuhan, China, according to research led by Los Alamos National Laboratory. more
The Taos Farmers Market has set its opening day for May 16.  Taos Plaza will return to a somewhat normal summer Saturday as the Taos Farmers Market announced it would open up the season … more
Carol and Larry Miller of Ojo Sarco traveled to Denver on Feb. 29 to attend the memorial service of a friend. Friends and relatives flew in from all over the country, and the world-- from New York City to Tokyo to attend the service. One hundred and fifty guests stayed in the same hotel in downtown Denver and attended a reception dinner after the memorial. That day, the United States had 68 known cases of COVID-19 and the first death linked to the disease. Most Americans still had no idea how exponentially that number would grow. more
La Gobernadora Michelle Lujan Grisham y funcionarios estatales ofrecerán una rueda de prensa virtual hoy, jueves por la tarde, para proporcionar información actualizada sobre los … more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will be providing an update at 3 p.m. Thursday (April 30) on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.  The governor will be broadcasting live … more
The Taos County Democratic Party is getting creative when it comes to this year’s primary election and is hosting a virtual forum to get to know the District 42 representative candidates.  Kristina Ortez and Mark Gallegos will meet with community members via internet-based video at 7 p.m. on Thursday (April 30) to discuss their goals and focuses for the 2020 election.  more
Members of the Taos Pueblo Emergency Management Team and community volunteers were out in force Thursday morning (April 23) for a special mask giveaway for tribal members to promote safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  more
Right now, America faces greater economic pain than at any time since the Great Depression. Tens of millions of people have applied for unemployment - including tens of thousands here in New Mexico - and millions more face profound uncertainty about how they will support themselves and their families in the months ahead. more
Unemployment claims in New Mexico are expected to increase sharply this week after the state launched a new application system for a group that previously was ineligible for jobless benefits: small-business owners, contractors and gig economy workers.Sunday and Monday were the first days such workers in New Mexico could apply for aid under the federally funded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. more
Taos County's clerk was among 27 New Mexico county clerks and the Secretary of State who filed a petition in the New Mexico Supreme Court to conduct the June primary election by mail-in ballot only. They hoped doing so would help protect poll workers and voters from the possibility of contracting a novel coronavirus that can cause a severe respiratory infection. more
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