Local news

Council entertains busking ordinance

The Taos Town Council is considering an ordinance to regulate busking and panhandling within the town's boundaries. But the Council unanimously voted Nov. …

Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from Nov. 8-13. Nov. 8 2:01 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Mariposa Apartments – A man said he was in the house cutting …

Bill Humbert appointed to Angel Fire Village Council seat

Angel Fire Village Council members took no time at all to unanimously appoint William "Bill" Humbert, Mayor Barbara Cottam's choice to fill Brinn …

State museum celebrates 100th Year

The New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates its 100th birthday at 107 West Palace Ave on Nov. 25 with special exhibits and events for the whole family. The museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary …

Applications accepted soon for food baskets

The 2017 Taos Feeds Taos project will soon open registration and begin taking applications for food baskets.Sign Up Taos, National Guard ArmoryThursday-Friday (Nov. 16-17), 9 a.m. - 4 …

Taos Land Trust gets $575K for wetlands

Where the Río Fernando runs through the old Romo property in Taos, the Taos Land Trust sees not only the coursing of the place's history with an …

TSV caves, will move toxic dirt

People who live west of the Río Grande Gorge were alarmed when they slowly started to learn about piles of contaminated dirt from Taos Ski Valley …

Pipeline update: Week of Nov. 16

The construction zone for the natural gas pipeline in the Rio Grande Gorge has moved south and is now positioned about a half-mile on either side of Mile Marker 27 on State Road 68, according to Tim …

La Niña could mean warm, dry winter for New Mexico

With only days left until Taos County's ski areas open, mountains peaks barely have a dusting of snow and most signs point toward a winter that's warmer …
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Environment

After tense meeting, TSV to move toxic dirt from West Rim community

After a tense community meeting where Taos Ski Valley officials were pressed on their decision to dump contaminated soil in an area near homes and the Río Grande, the corporation announced the …

Deceased Taos Pueblo man discovered in ditch ‘several days’ after death, authorities say

A 54-year-old Taos Pueblo man was found dead in a drainage ditch near the intersection of Highways 518 and 64 in Ranchos de Taos on Saturday (Nov. 11) ...
Lifestyles

Zia Energetics – living in connection

Each person has their own unique composition and particular nutritional needs. Connecting to ourselves and to nature can help us find a way to health, said Johanna Boudreau of Zia Energetics in …

Get your dirt working with microbes

"If we are to achieve long-term stability in our agricultural systems, it may be advantageous for us to start emulating the composting actives of nature and our ancestors," said David C. Johnson, the creator of a new way to compost.
Wonderful world of plants

Thistles - prickly weed or precious resource?

Botanist Robert Sivinski is the author of the "New Mexico Thistle Identification Guide," created on behalf of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico and released in 2016.

Epazote: stinky but useful

Epazote (eh-pah-ZOE-teh). Dysphania ambrosioides. American wormseed. Epazote grows wild in the United States as well as Mexico. The Mexican name derives from the Aztec (Nahuatl) word epazotl meaning skunk.
Health

Don't take chances, get your flu shot now to protect health

The flu is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you're an older adult.Anywhere from 140,000 to 710,000 Americans are projected to land in the hospital this year as a result of the flu and …
Drink Deep

Try a rosé with Thanksgiving dinner

It's not surprising that rosé is associated with summer. But before you turn your back on rosé this fall and winter, consider this: pink wine is made from red grapes.
Success stories
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Success Story: Taos Lifestyle

For Mattress Mary Domito, every year seems to bring something new. In recent years, we’ve seen a relocation and expansion of the Taos store, the opening of Alamosa Home and the debut of the …
Solutions
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

Ratón's Rise

It would take a dozen more businesses the size of Rocky Mountain Metals to make up for the 600 jobs lost when the town's major employer - a coal mine - shut down 14 years ago. In 2017, Ratón is just beginning to recover from the economic devastation.
State of Change

Raton tries to rise again

Editor's note: This is the second year of a five-year look at Raton's economic development efforts. This story is a reporting project supported by Solutions Journalism partners and the Lohr …
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 …
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