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Beto O'Rourke poses with Debbie Lujan on the second story of her house at Taos Pueblo today (Jan. 18).

Beto O'Rourke visits Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo photographer Debbie Lujan caused a social media sensation today (Jan. 18) when she posted a picture of herself on Facebook – posing with Beto O'Rourke at Taos Pueblo.
John Miller/The Taos NewsSnow collects on government vehicles and in the parking lot at the Carson National Forest office on Cruz Alta in Taos. The office has been closed for weeks as the ongoing federal government shutdown shows its effects, even in small rural towns.
Local news

A month into federal government shutdown, Taos workers feel impact

Like the snow that's fallen over the past four weeks, the impacts of the prolonged shutdown of the federal government are piling up around Northern New Mexico.
Matthew Zonghetti pictured here in an undated high school photo provided by The Sun Chronicle in Massachusetts. Editor Craig Borges noted Zonghetti was a high school sports 'All Star' featured in their paper. A Sun Chronicle article names Zonghetti in their Mansfield High School Class of 2010 list.

Officials identify 26-year-old man from Massachusetts killed in Taos Ski Valley avalanche

Officials have confirmed the identity of the skier killed Thursday (Jan. 17)  in an inbounds avalanche at Taos Ski Valley as Matthew Zonghetti, 26, of Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Crime
Crime

Police Blotter – Jan. 9-14

Jan. 13, Callejon Road – A green Chevy truck hauling a camper went off the road and landed face down in a ditch.
Eduardo Alonza Rivera, 29, was arrested after a standoff with police at a residence in Ranchos de Taos on Thursday (Jan. 10).

State police arrest three after standoff in Ranchos

New Mexico State Police arrested three men at a Ranchos de Taos residence on Thursday (Jan. 10), bringing a peaceful resolution to a tense standoff that lasted more than five hours. According to a press …
July 13 – 8:47 p.m. Animal wild, Liebert Street – A caller said a bear was in their neighbor’s yard. They were making an effort to scare it away but weren’t being very effective. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish arrived with a bear trap, but the bear took off over a fence before they could use it.

Best of the Police Blotter 2018

Every week The Taos News publishes Taos police reports. The blotter chronicles emergency calls made to the police, which range from serious situations to downright hilarious situations. Our …
Politics

Coyote killing contests cut on state land

State Land Commissioner Stephanie García Richard has ended "killing contests" of coyotes on state trust land throughout New Mexico. The decision was inked in her first executive order. Such …
A visitor to the Roundhouse during last year’s regular session takes a photograph of the Zia on the floor of the Capitol Rotunda.

Environmental organizations train New Mexicans to lobby legislators

A bevy of environmentalists will be taking to the Roundhouse to lobby legislators with a two-day convergence. The Rio Grande chapter of the Sierra Club, and other organizations are hosting "Clean …
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham enters the House chamber Tuesday for the State of the State address during the first day of the 54th New Mexico legislative session. ‘This moment is greater than the state of our budget, or any of the numbers that suggest we can now begin to make the transformative investments our schools, our economy and our communities have always deserved,’ she said.
Legislature 2019

Legislative committee proposes $7B budget

Top lawmakers on Monday (Jan. 14) rolled out a proposed $7 billion state budget that would include $600 million for public works projects around New Mexico as the government’s coffers …
Environment

NM opens the doors on hemp growers

Hemp is in. After years of lobbying efforts, growing hemp has been approved in the Land of Enchantment. Applications are open for interested farmers and producers. The Continuous Hemp Production …
Governor Michell Lujan Grisham delivers the State of the State address during the first day of the 54th New Mexico legislative session on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Gov. Lujan Grisham talks climate, energy in State of the State

In her first State of the State address, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a number of environmental goals.First, the governor said she would sign …
Courtesy PhotoSarah Cottrell Propst

Q and A with New Mexico's incoming energy secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst

Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced her choice to lead the state's Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department: Sarah Cottrell Propst.Cottrell Propst served as the deputy cabinet secretary of …
Business
Tina Larkin/Taos NewsFile photo of Los Rios River Runners rafting in the Taos Box.
Community sports

With all this snow, rafters ready their paddles

Whitewater enthusiasts are already making waves -- because a deep snowpack on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains signals a good runoff in the Río Grande.
A Leadership in New Mexico session held in Las Vegas, N.M. in November 2018.
Business

Are you a New Mexico leader?

Northern New Mexicans who are interested in helping their communities and the state progress and improve can apply for two of the nonpartisan Leadership New Mexico's programs - Core Program and …
The back yard at the KTAOS Solar Center near Taos has hosted many a wedding, nonprofit fundraiser and live music event.

KTAOS Solar Center for sale

The KTAOS Solar Center and its liquor license are for sale. The long-time iconic entertainment and event venue just off State Road 150 in Upper Colonias, with stunning views of the Taos mountains, …

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