Local news

TISA building construction displaces prairie dogs

By Jesse Moyajmoya@taosnews.comThe Taos NewsOver the roar of giant construction engines, small chirps made by frantic prairie dogs can still be heard in a freshly plowed field once dotted with the small piles of dirt marking the homes of the …

Know Your Neighbor: Lee Bentley

Lee Bentley really loves his home community of Arroyo Seco. “I first moved to Taos in 1982. I had been here previously, so it was inevitable that I would eventually live here and love it,” Bentley …

Free spay, neuter available

Low-income residents in Taos County and at Taos Pueblo are eligible for free dog and cat spaying and neutering services and vaccines from Española Valley Humane Society.The free surgery and vaccines are also available to any feral, outdoor or …

In the Rearview: This week in The Taos News' archives

The Taos News is launching a new weekly feature, digging into the newspaper's archives to uncover the top stories of each week from 10, 25 and 50 years ago. What we found was a thrilling Mount Everest rescue, an …

Taos News sneak peek June 22-26, 2017

First up in the news, tragedy struck Northern New Mexico last Thursday as a lone gunman shot and killed three of his family members and two strangers that became caught up in one of the most violent …
News

Heavy Equipment Roadeo

The ninth annual Heavy Equipment Roadeo, sponsored by the New Mexico Association of Counties, took place June 21, 2017 in Taos, New Mexico USA.
Police reports

Inmates captured after escaping from Sandoval County Detention Center

Two inmates that escaped from the Sandoval County Adult Detention Center Friday night (May 5) have been captured.

Accused Costilla shooter released, turns over weapons

Andrew Bernard Mott, the man accused of assaulting an off-duty New Mexico State Police officer and his family in Costilla on March 11, has been released from the Taos County Adult Detention Center.Mott,

New Mexico gears up for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Residents throughout New Mexico are invited to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an initiative designed to reduce prescription drug-related deaths by collecting unused …

Lt. David Maggio appointed acting police chief

Lt. David Maggio, a 20-year veteran of the Taos Police Department, was named “acting police chief” immediately following Randall Parmer’s final day on the job yesterday, Friday …
Crime

Former Mr. New Mexico found guilty of 2014 murder

By Cody Hooks chooks@taosnews.com The Taos News Micola “Mick” Sopyn, a former bodybuilder once named Mr. New Mexico, was found guilty of second-degree murder and use of a firearm by a …

Police blotter March 22-27

The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from March 22-27. March 22 7:38 a.m. Battery, Martinez Lane – A mother said her son grabbed her and hurt her. She …
Lifestyles

Healthy forests are better for wildlife

Note: This is a continuation of the previous edition of "Natural Resources Notebook." Can productive, extractive management be made compatible with wildlife in achieving sustainability? The term "sustainable productive forest management" implies that …

Enchanting burrowing owls make home in Taos

Taos birdwatchers eagerly await John Lay's email missives. "Both owls on burrow," he wrote in early April. Like expectant parents, we're wondering if there will be …

Summer hiking in Taos

Alpine wildflowers cover the open fields above the tree line on the mountaintops near Taos. Although there is still some snow and the wind can be blowing, it is a beautiful time to be in the high country. The Fraser …

High Frequency Loft: Fitness fusion

Fusion, Noun: the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity. Adjective: referring to food or cooking that incorporates elements of diverse cuisines. Source: Google. At High Frequency …

Going outdoors?

Summer is finally here and the sun invites us all outside to play, run, hike and bike. Sure, a nice tan is good for the ego of those of us not blessed with dark skin. But sun-browned skin ages faster and can actually turn deadly. Sun damage can lead …

Know before you spray

Springtime and summer mean weeds. For a lot of people, that means pulling out the chemical herbicide to spray the plants into submission instead of the hard work of pulling the weeds out by the roots. But those …
Success stories
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Success Story: Creative Framing

Hang around the Creative Framing shop for any length of time, and you’ll be surprised at the variety of jobs that owner Jim Cox and his crew take on. Creative Framing is one of only a …
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Success Story: Weathergard Windows & Doors

The old saying, “Patience is a virtue,” not only applies in life but also in business. Sometimes it’s tempting to rashly react to market conditions and veer off the course that got …
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Success story: Questa Fiestas return

Ever since the Chevron molybdenum mine permanently closed in 2014, the community of Questa has turned its attention to developing a post-mining economy. One such effort is the revitalization of …

Success Story: Community Against Violence

Community Against Violence (CAV) has been providing services for children and families affected by domestic and sexual violence in Taos County since 1978. A critical program that increases safety for …
Solutions

'I see people in despair all the time'

He could recognize the signs of distress in military veterans attending Santa Fe Community College, Gregory Scargall said, and he would reach out, offer support. But it wasn't until after he took an …
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