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The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 238 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 14,251 to date. Taos County still has a total of 51 cases. The state also announced six additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday (July 9), for a total of 533 to date. more
Sally Marquez, the New Mexico Activities Association executive director, said on Monday (June 29) in an email to the Taos News that summer workouts will be … more
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, towns are canceling or changing events for the Fourth of July holiday to protect public health. more
The village council of Taos Ski Valley voted unanimously Thursday (July 2) to mandate that masks must be worn in public.  more
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives a weekly coronavirus pandemic update on state restrictions and reopenings.  more
Face coverings are now mandatory in the town of Taos.  In a special town council meeting, councilors unanimously passed an amendment to the existing emergency order surrounding the … more
A woman who works at Holy Cross Medical Center in Taos has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first case of the virus in a staff member at the local critical access hospital. more
The town of Taos is working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community by handing out masks to businesses.  From 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday (June 26) town officials will be set up once again at Coronado Hall at 120 Civic Plaza drive to hand out masks for the business community. The town has allocated masks through emergency funds and will be handing out 50 per business.  more
On Tuesday (June 23) the New Mexico Public Education Department released its guidelines for allowing K-12 students back into the classrooms for the first time since March, when schools across the state were shut down for in-person attendance after the outbreak of a highly infectious novel coronavirus. more
The New Mexico Department of Health announced seven additional deaths tied to COVID-19 on Tuesday (June 23), including the first person from Taos County to have died of the respiratory disease caused … more
By John Millerjmiller@taosnews.comA man sentenced to prison in 2017 for fatally shooting a woman outside his home in Taos is trying to persuade the courts that he should be temporarily transferred to … more
As a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the town of Taos set up a booth to hand out free masks to local businesses in the area Friday (June 12). Starting at 10 a.m., town officials set up at Coronado Hall, located at 120 Civic Plaza Drive, handing out masks to one representative from each business. The cloth masks adhere to the state emergency order, which requires them for use in the workplace. more
A House Republican said Tuesday (June 16) he would likely shake hands with or hug fellow legislators from southeastern New Mexico during the special session that begins June 18 -- prompting criticism from House Speaker Brian Egolf, who said he was worried such a practice could jeopardize the health of others later this week. Rep. Greg Nibert, R-Roswell, said lawmakers from his part of the state plan to wear masks and use hand sanitizer during the upcoming meeting in Santa Fe and would keep their distance from legislators from other areas of New Mexico. more
The New Mexico Public Health Division will be focusing on first responders this Thursday (June 19) for COVID-19 testing. Emergency service workers will be able to get a test from 8 to 11 a.m. … more
People itching for more outdoor recreational opportunities in Northern New Mexico will have several more options starting Monday (June 15), when most recreation sites in the Carson National Forest, which were closed in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, will be reopened. … more
The Bureau of Land Management in New Mexico announced Monday (June 8) it would be opening offices and restrooms after weeks of closure.  Offices will open under Center for Disease Control … more
The New Mexico Supreme Court put a temporary halt to certain consumer debt collection orders on Monday (June 8) to help ease the financial pain many state residents are feeling due to the coronavirus … more
An employee at the Taos Walgreens, located at the intersection of Cruz Alta Road and Paseo del Pueblo Sur, tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week, the New Mexico Department of Heath has … more
Six new patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus late last month all live in Taos, and show a generational spread – from a child to a senior … more
A spike in new cases of the coronavirus reported on Friday (May 29) by Holy Cross Medical Center has been revised after a testing error was recognized at LabCorp, one of three facilities that has accepted thousands of samples from throughout the state since the pandemic began. more
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
New Mexico businesses can open in a limited capacity after several weeks of COVID-19 shutdown.  Since the end of March, restaurants, gyms, liquor stores and other businesses across the state were ordered to shut down to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that an amended  emergency health order would reopen more of the economy as the rate of the spread of COVID-19 decreases.   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
It’s a year we’ll never forget. Amid the unfolding Coronavirus Pandemic there’s group we are excited to recognize for their hard work and achievements: more
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