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The New Mexico Supreme Court has extended a suspension on all new civil and criminal jury trials until May 29 as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. more
Six months after walking away from a drug treatment facility he was sentenced to in lieu of prison, Rafael Orozco was arrested in Taos Monday night (April 20) and now faces twice as long behind bars. Jerry Hogrefe, the sheriff of Taos County, said Orozco, 25, had narrowly dodged arrest at least five times before he was captured by a squad of deputies at an apartment located along Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos Monday night, bringing a six-month manhunt to an end. more
The New Mexico Supreme Court has extended a suspension on all new civil and criminal jury trials until May 29 as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. more
Taos has a celebrity confidence man in its midst, but he says he's more than the tale he told to get here. In September, he drove into town from North Texas and took the job as the new manager of the International House of Pancakes on Paseo del Pueblo Sur, where for six months no one recognized him. more
A driver who crashed into a FedEx semitruck in Taos Canyon Wednesday (April 15)  was airlifted to a hospital in Santa Fe, according to first responders.   more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 8-13. For complete listing, visit taosnews.com. more
A man was taken into custody Monday evening (April 13) after he allegedly shot a gun at Taos Police Department and struck a window. Taos Police Chief John Wentz said no one was injured during. He … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 1-6. For complete listing visit taosnews.com. more
Members of the Taos County Sheriff's Office, who manned a checkpoint at the New Mexico-Colorado border on Wednesday (April 8) to inform drivers about COVID-19, saw over 191 vehicles, 82 of which were from out of state. more
Officials at the town of Taos are cracking down on scofflaw short-term rental owners in the area. And their effort was recently bolstered by new restrictions placed on lodging by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as part of an ongoing effort to combat the spread of coronavirus. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from March 26-29 more
New Mexico State Police has identified the man who was shot and killed during a car chase that ended in Ranchos de Taos on March 14 as Jeramiah Medina a  31.   more
New Mexico State Police issued a press release Saturday morning (March 28) stating that El Prado resident and local musician Gloria Jaime Mandala has been "located," but did not indicate whether the … more
El Prado resident Gloria Jaime Mandala is missing and may be in danger, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police. more
Taos attorney Sara Blankenhorn has been appointed as the new judge in Taos Magistrate Court, the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham confirmed on Monday (March 16). more
A man died at Holy Cross Medical Center Saturday evening (March 14) after he was shot multiple times during a car chase with New Mexico State Police officers, who pursued him north from Española into Ranchos de Taos. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Feb. 26 to March 1. more
A Taos man charged in a 2017 assault upon a peace officer case that has struggled to reach its conclusion in the courts was arrested again last month on a bench warrant, with a new trial date tentatively set for March 23. more
Taos residents saw a seamless transition from one police chief to the next Saturday morning (Feb. 29) as longtime local detective John Wentz succeeded David Trujillo, who put in his final day as chief this week after a 20-year career. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Feb. 19-24: more
The former longtime manager of the U.S. Bank on Taos Plaza, who last year was accused of stealing more than $500,000 from account holders at her branch, pleaded guilty to one felony count of embezzlement on Tuesday (Feb. 25) in a plea deal that was almost cancelled at the last minute. more
Rose Vargas, the former manager at U.S. Bank on Taos Plaza, pleaded guilty to one felony count of embezzlement Tuesday (Feb. 25) as part of a plea deal with the 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office. more
A Taos County man was critically wounded in a shooting early Monday morning (Feb. 10) at Faustine's Trailer Park in El Prado, according to a press release sent on Thursday (Feb. 13) from the Taos County Sheriff's Office. more
At the end of this month, Taos loses its police chief of the last two and a half years, and one of the longest-serving members of its local police force. more
The 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Law Offices of the Public Defender in Taos are preparing for a trial next month in a rape case filed in July in Red River ... more
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