Local news

Paseo slows to a crawl

Drivers on Paseo Del Pueblo Sur in Taos will see delays through the summer with the New Mexico Department of Transportation limiting north and southbound traffic on the road to one lane in each …

Professor launches alternative to Indian Market

A supporter of Native American art is organizing an alternative event for artists who weren't invited this year to the Santa Fe Indian Market. Gregory Schaaf, …

Colfax County bans most fireworks

At the urging of Colfax County Fire Marshal Larry Osborn, the Colfax County Commission has issued a countywide ban on the sale and use of certain …
Immigration

Donations sought for immigrant children separated from families

Immigration advocates in Taos are collecting donations of coloring books, toothbrushes, socks and other personal care items to deliver to Texas border camps where children separated from their …

LANL crew stripped after radiation found on worker's hands

Safety issues arose again at Los Alamos National Laboratory's plutonium facility last month, the latest in a series of radiation releases and operational mistakes …

Taos Animal Control's daily drive

"The fewer people we have in the room, the better," Taos Animal Control Officer Linda Sanchez says to the volunteers at Stray Hearts Animal Shelter.She and …

Sixth suspect arrested in connection to murders near Dixon

New Mexico State Police have arrested a sixth suspect in connection to the murder of three people at a residence near Dixon earlier this month.

Crowning a new Reina de la Fiesta

After months of controversy, the Taos Fiesta Council will be announcing their long-awaited Fiesta Queen for the 2018 Fiestas de Taos.

Struggling rural NM libraries push for state endowment

A library is far more than a book repository, community activist Shel Neymark says.It's a place that strengthens a community, inspiring residents to gather; a …

Funk estate sale to benefit Taos museums, community foundation

Taos art collector and philanthropist Clark Funk ensured his legacy will continue long after his death. Funk, who passed away in March at age 87, gave some of his extensive art collection to the …

She started as a bank teller. Now she's a national leader.

Thinking back over the years, Roberta Robinson remembers when she started working at the Centinel Bank branch in Questa.It was about the same time Rebeca …

Anuncios: June 21-27

Featured: 1960 CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL is planning a class reunion the weekend of Aug. 17 and 18. We would like to extend the invitation to other clases. Reservations need to be made. Please …
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

Native Roots courses explore ancient health knowledge

Centuries ago, before the advent of modern medicine, people healed themselves. This summer, Native Roots in Taos wants to share those techniques with you.This summer, Native Roots is …

Vigilance needed to protect our elders

Adult seniors--mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends-- are as vulnerable to abuse and neglect as children. "It's everyone's responsibility to report suspected cases of adult …
Tips to Grow Younger

I have the Alzheimer's gene

Recent research shows that your mind is the primary determining factor, not your genes, in how long you'll live and how healthy you'll be."Studies show that one of the most accurate predictors of …

Free program helps families deal with cancer

Cancer doesn't only affect the person with the disease. It impacts the cancer patient's entire family and circle of friends.Cancer Services of New Mexico's Fall 2018 Family Cancer Retreat will be …

Ouch! Treating bites

We may be on top of the food chain, but many smaller creatures can still petrify us. Along with cookouts and river floats, summertime also offers more bites and itching. This …
Health and Fitness

Sweat lodge offers path to physical, spiritual healing

A sweat lodge ceremony is a sacred way to heal the body and soul. The sweat lodge is a long tradition for both the Native people in this nation and in Mexico as well. Like other methods …
Success stories
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Success Story: Taos Pueblo tour guide program

Sharing the beauty and history of Taos Pueblo has a long tradition. Early on, there was a docent program and since the 1970s, there have been tours offered by guides. “The tour guide program …
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Success Story: Golder Associates and the former Chevron Questa Mine

The water treatment plant at the former Chevron Questa Mine is up and running successfully. It began operations last year on July 4 and treats groundwater and stormwater, as well as dewatering the …
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Success Story: Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

The people at Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe want to be of service to families during times of grief, and they want to do so in an affordable way.
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Success Story: Dr. Kellie Harris

A long history of service in Taos and a steadily evolving spirit of continuing education and updating technology are some of the keys to success for Dr. Kellie Harris of Northern New Mexico Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.
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Success Story: Taos County Chamber of Commerce

Taos has an active and engaged business community. More than 400 businesses belong to the Taos County Chamber of Commerce. With its participating members, a board of directors and two staff people, …
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Success Story: El Pueblito United Methodist Church

El Pueblito United Methodist Church, founded in 1960, is a humble house of worship staffed with humble workers. Yet its Taos community outreach is powerful. Its building is not a huge, campus-style …
Solutions

Educating adults has generational payoff in New Mexico

Connie Flores never wanted to drop out of school, let alone leave in eighth grade. But like thousands of other teenagers who never graduate from high school in New …

Stuck at the bottom: Why New Mexico fails to thrive

For almost 30 years, New Mexico has maintained an iron grip on the bottom rung of key rankings.  

Early childhood education may be key to solving economic woes

Over the last two decades, New Mexico has turned its pockets inside out to keep old businesses from leaving and attract new ones to open their doors.
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 …

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 …
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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 …
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