Local news

Station 316 Café set to close at month’s end

The easel sign that appears daily along the shoulder of Paseo del Pueblo Sur in front of Orlando's sister restaurant, Station 316 Café, has been chalked with witty one-liners advertising happy …

Enchanted Circle Century Tour celebrates 40th year

The 40th Enchanted Circle Century Tour bicycle event offered participants, volunteers and fans sunny skies, followed by scattered showers Sunday (Sept. 10). The 100-mile course takes riders around the …

Horseback rides, tours available for Robert Mutz Ranch

The approximately 4,000-acre Robert Mutz Ranch, located in and around the former mining boomtown of Elizabethtown in the Moreno Valley, is for sale. For now, Red River Stables and Red River Mountain …

Questa hosts Cambalache Trade Fair Oct. 1 at Perovich Park

The Questa Economic Development Fund will host the Cambalache Trade Fair on Oct. 1, at the Perovich Park off State Road 522, next to the traffic light. The event will take place from noon until 6 p.m. A cambalache is a …

State Game and Fish seeks conservation officer applicants

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking qualified men and women to join the next generation of conservation officers who protect and conserve the state's wildlife and natural resources.The department is accepting applications for game …

Volunteers needed for Public Lands Day

The local branch of Bureau of Land Management will be hosting events today (Sept. 21) as part of a nationwide celebration of National Public Lands Day, the country's largest single-day volunteer …

Public housing waitlist open in Questa, Peñasco for applicants

The waitlists for public housing in Questa and Peñasco are open for new applicants.

Holy Cross changes Medicare model

Holy Cross Hospital is now a critical access facility, a federal designation that means Medicare patients will see higher bills, but no decline in quality medical care, according to hospital administrators.

New Mexico veteran organizations combat suicide

Returning home from a military deployment offers several new challenges for veterans in the U.S. Many find themselves unable to cope with the realities they are faced with upon homecoming.

Church seeks reconciliation, victims seek healing

When the Archdiocese of Santa Fe revealed a list of 74 priests and religious leaders found guilty of sexually abusing children this month, it forced a wave of painful reactions among the many deeply …

More than a dozen abusive clergy served local parishes

At least a dozen priests identified by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe as sexual abusers served in parishes in Questa, Taos and Peñasco from the 1950s to 1990s, a Taos News investigation found.

Unclaimed veteran remains to be interred

The cremated remains of 10 veterans, who have gone unclaimed by relatives, will be laid to rest with full military honors at a 10:30 a.m. funeral Friday (Sept. 22) at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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

Tao: The art of living with clarity

"Tao fundamentally assumes that an inner cultivation of character can lead to an outer resonance. ... When confronted with the mysteries of the universe and the adversities of life, those who follow Tao think first to secure their own inner characters.

Stay alert for sidetracks

I really am a fan of affirmations: those powerful statements about something we desire. The most important thing they do, in my opinion, is move our attention from the negative to the positive.

Taos Tree Board an asset for our trees and community

As the Taos Tree Board enters its third year, new members were recommended and approved by the mayor and the town council on Aug. 22.

Adobe horno history complex, layered

The adobe architecture of Taos is what gives the area its visual charm. Imagine Taos without the Pueblo, the church in Ranchos and the Plaza - where would the enchantment be?

Poaceae grasses of New Mexico traditionally used for medicine, food

Every semester, John Ubelaker, a professor, guides a group of students from the main Dallas campus of Southern Methodist University through a botany project at SMU-in Taos at Fort Burgwin.

Native bees: In the wilds of Taos, scientific discoveries abound

The scope of what isn't known to science about native bees is far vaster than what is. Over the next several years, one scientist is slowly but surely collecting, pinning, labeling and identifying the little critters in the first major survey of native bees in Northern New Mexico.
Success stories
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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 …
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Success Story: Somos Familia

With the recent retirement of Johnny DeVargas, of DeVargas Funeral Home in Española, and selling his business to a large Texas corporate funeral home chain, the Rivera family is …
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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