Local news

Commission on Disability: free training in Taos

The New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability is hosting two days of free training in Taos. Presented by The Taos County Chamber of Commerce, the training is for all who serve the public and …
Weather

Taos schools on two-hour delay

Taos Municipal, Peñasco and Questa schools are are on a two-hour delay today (Jan. 22) as a result of a weekend snowfall that left many roads and streets snowpacked and icy.
Special report

A shot in the dark

It had been months since he had pulled the trigger, but Abe Gordon still couldn't find the words. He would play back the shooting in his head. The argument on the roadway in El Llano. The …
Roundhouse 2018

Bipartisan bill would reform state's troubled guardianship system

Two Albuquerque lawmakers have introduced a 165-page bill that would revamp the way state courts handle adult guardianship cases, mandating open court records, more oversight and …

Taos deputies arrest fugitives, recover narcotics using 'no-knock' search warrant

Taos County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two wanted fugitives and several other individuals while executing a "no-knock" search warrant at a Kit Carson Road residence Friday morning (Jan. 19) in …

Incarcerated by addiction

Addiction, in one form or another, has been a problem here in Northern New Mexico for generations. But as opioids have entered the lives of thousands of norteño families over the past two …
Weather

That's what we're talkin' about

It wasn't exactly unexpected. In fact, snowplows apparently had been at work since before sunrise Sunday (Jan. 21) to make way for it.
Roundhouse 2018

Ceremonial measures build camaraderie but squander time

At the end of every legislative session, there are dozens of bills that die on the House or Senate floor. When asked what happened, legislative leaders invariably shrug their shoulders and say, …
Community

Taos remembers Women's March

On the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, community members in Taos gathered Saturday (Jan. 20) for a march of their own that led their crowd from Taos Plaza to Kit Carson …

Weekend storm could bring dangerous driving conditions

Cold weather, a bit of snow and potentially dangerous roads are headed to Northern New Mexico this weekend, according to a statement from the National Weather Service.
Veterans

A Place for Healing and Community

The Not Forgotten Outreach veterans organization in Taos, N.M. has announced the purchase of the 28-acre Chet Mitchell Property, made possible by the LOR Foundation.

Foundation funds land buy for Taos veterans group

In record time, the nonprofit veterans assistance group, Not Forgotten Outreach, has completed the purchase of a 28-acre landmark Taos property...
Lifestyles

Veterans' outreach group hits the TSV slopes

As part of its 5th Annual veterans' appreciation week, Taos nonprofit Not Forgotten Outreach held a special ski week for...
Tips To Grow Younger

Set goals the right way

Are you starting the new year with this type of resolution/affirmation? "In 2018. I'm going to...

Run for it!

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to run your first half-marathon, a nice challenge at 13.1 miles, your choices for races abound this spring in New Mexico.

Changing your life: beyond New Year's resolutions

Your success in making a major change in your life depends on the reasonableness of your goal and how ready you are to change...

Herb of the month: Chamiso

Is it chamiso or chamisa?
Wonderful World of Native Plants

Resolving 'plant blindness' at the time of light

Plant blindness is the inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment, leading to the inability to recognize the importance of plants in the biosphere and in human affairs.
Success stories
Sponsored content

Success Story: Hawk Mechanical

Hawk Mechanical balances an old-style business tradition with a keen awareness of what’s new in the world of plumbing, heating and cooling — and the expectations of its customers.
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Success Story: Francesca's

During the last 16 years, Francesca’s Clothing Boutique has established itself as the leading woman’s clothing boutique in Taos County, winning Best of Taos Annually.
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Success Story: DreamTree Project

For 17 years, DreamTree Project has provided a safe haven for homeless teens and young adults in northern New Mexico.
Sponsored Content

Success Story: Bailey’s Chimney Cleaning & Repair

After nearly two decades as a home-based business, Bailey’s Chimney, LLC is moving into new digs — and expanding the services it offers.
Sponsored Content

Success Story: EnSueños y Los Angelitos Development Center

On any given day, EnSueños y Los Angelitos Development Center (located at 1030 Salazar Road) serves about 30 adults in becoming as independent as they possibly can across all life environments.
Solutions
Special report

Taos detainees talk addiction

Stephen Bunker, 36 “I grew up on the streets pretty much,” said Stephen Bunker inside the jail's B pod. Bunker spent his first years along the southern coast of Florida. His parents …
Special report

Treating an epidemic

At the end of June, Abe Gordon walked out of the summer heat and into the Taos County Adult Detention Center, where his clients were starting to emerge from their cells. The women's pod was his …
State of Change

Where's the young West?

Across the West, more young people are moving out of rural communities than in. If viability for small towns in the rural West depends in part on cultivating the next generation of local workers and leaders, understanding why young people choose to move is particularly important.
State of Change

Raton tries to rise again

RATON, N.M. - Sparks fly inside the shop at Rocky Mountain Metals, a big warehouse building on the outskirts of this small town near the Colorado border. Men clad in welding masks, jeans and tattoos expertly cut, weld and sand smooth seams on hollow steel frames.
State of Change

Rebuilding Main Street

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Tara Churchill spent hours as a child peering through the window of her family's lumber store out onto Main Street. For many years, she watched as the center of her community …
Stock report