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The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 290 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 14,017 to date. Taos County has two new cases, for a total of 51. The state also announced eight additional deaths related to the virus on Wednesday (July 8), for a total of 527 to date. more
The Taos County Courthouse on Albright Street in Taos was placed on a lockdown Wednesday morning after an unidentified individual threatened at least one judge. According to reports overheard on … more
A house on Old State Road 3 in Arroyo Hondo became fully engulfed in flames and burned Tuesday afternoon.   more
When we first see U.S. Rep. John Lewis, he is being readied for an on-camera interview in a stage setting. He is calm and collected. Then, he looks directly into the camera to say “I feel lucky and blessed that I’m serving in the Congress, but there are forces today trying to take us back to another time and another dark period.” more
Mae LaBella, the incoming athletic director at Taos High School, sent out a text to coaches on Saturday (July 4) letting them know that practices would be halted due to accusations that coaches weren't properly following the guidelines set forth by the New Mexico Activities Association. more
George Medina and Michael Johnstone, two Taos County snowboarders who encouraged the Blake family to end an outmoded ban on the sport at Taos Ski Valley 13 years ago, passed away within a few days of each other last week. more
In a special town council meeting Tuesday (June 29), councilors unanimously passed an amendment to the existing emergency order surrounding the coronavirus pandemic requiring all those in the town limits on public property to wear a mask in public or face a petty misdemeanor charge and a fine of up to $500. The order took effect immediately. more
Author revered as Chicano literary pioneerPublication date: 7/1/2020 Page: 1 Section: BEdition: Byline: Phill Casaus and Jennifer Levin … more
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, towns are canceling or changing events for the Fourth of July holiday to protect public health. more
The Taos County Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a fire that started at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership early Thursday morning (July 2). Volunteers from Hondo-Seco, Taos Ski Valley and Taos fire departments responded to the blaze, which was put out after it caused damage to the roof of the music venue northwest of Taos. more
The Taos Regional Landfill Board will meet July 16 to discuss the future of recycling.Members of the board were given the results of an analytical survey done by Souder … more
An El Prado man was charged with homicide by vehicle after he crashed into a tree on Sunday (June 28) while driving on State Road 240 in Ranchos de Taos, killing a Taos woman who was riding with him. more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham told the state Wednesday (July 1) New Mexico was dangerously close to rolling back openings amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  As New Mexico’s cases increased … more
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives a weekly coronavirus pandemic update on state restrictions and reopenings.  more
Governors don’t usually sign a budget twice in one year. But this is no normal year. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gave her blessing to New Mexico’s revised budget legislation Tuesday (June 30), but she also used her veto power to cancel some of the cuts lawmakers approved during the special session. 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
By Jesse Moyajmoya@taosnews.comAfter months of closure, the town of Taos has reopened public restrooms near Taos Plaza following numerous complaints from visitors and downtown business owners about … more
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos has received a $6,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to help cover the expenses of preparing animals for adoption."The board and staff at Stray Hearts are … more
The town of Taos will hold a special meeting Tuesday (June 30) to discuss a possible amendment to the currency emergency order making face coverings mandatory in the town.  Face coverings are … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday pardoned 19 people convicted of crimes in the state, the first time she has granted clemency during her administration.Most of the people on the list had been … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed three pieces of legislation from the special session into law Friday, including bills aimed at streamlining voting during the novel coronavirus pandemic, creating a … more
A motorocyclist crashed, then the driver of a UTV struck a pedestrian in separate but back-to-back traffic accidents south of Taos Sunday evening (June 28), sending a total of three people to Holy Cross Medical Center. more
A product that is supposed to help save lives has proved deadly in New Mexico. Hand sanitizer laced with toxic methanol has killed three people, permanently blinded one and left three others … more
Firefighters are working in heavy fuels to contain a wildfire north of Pecos near the popular Cowles fishing ponds that was spotted Friday (June 26).  The cause of the fire was still under … more
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