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Ski Valley home catches fire

The Taos Fire Department and the Taos Ski Valley Fire Department responded to a structure fire Friday (April 28) at 130 Upper Twining Rd. while a morning snowstorm moved into the Taos Valley. …

Abe Garcia celebrates 94th birthday

Abe Garcia, owner and operator of Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco, celebrated his 94th birthday among family and friends on Thursday evening (April 20). The celebration was accompanied by singing, …

Abe's Cantina owner celebrates 94th birthday

The many eras Abe’s Cantina has seen since first opening in Arroyo Seco in 1945 are memorialized in an anthology of photographs hung along the bar’s timeworn wooden walls. From weddings …

Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from April 19-24. Read the full blotter at taosnews.com. April 19 12:56 a.m. Trespassing, La Lomita Road - Caller …

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 …

Alleged Costilla shooter granted conditional release

Andrew Bernard Mott, a 58-year-old Costilla resident, was arraigned today (April 24) in Taos for allegedly firing a handgun at a New Mexico State Police Officer and his family March 11. Mott was initially arraigned …
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Taos County Sheriff's Office Deputy arraigned

Sgt. Ricky M. Romero of the Taos County Sheriff's Office rose from the benches in Eighth Judicial District Court around 1:10 p.m. Monday (April 24) to be arraigned one count of Medicaid fraud, 10 …

Taos High School placed on 'precautionary' lockdown

Taos High School was placed on a "precautionary" lockdown around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning (April 24) after allegedly recieving a threat from a suspended student. The student, who has not been …

Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from April 12-17. April 12 11:58 a.m. Juvenile problem, Taos Middle School – A female was possibly in possession …

Crime spree suspect arraigned in Taos

A man who had been granted a conditional discharge from Eighth Judicial District Court in 2015 was arraigned today (April 14) in Taos County Magistrate Court on multiple felony charges connected to a …

Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from April 5-10. April 5 12:40 a.m. Battery, Walmart - Caller advised there were two people fighting. 10:12 a.m. …

Lt. Maggio named acting police chief

Lt. David Maggio, a 20-year veteran of the Taos Police Department, was named "acting police chief" following Randall Parmer's final day on the job Friday (April 7). A press release from Town …
Lifestyles

Hiker overcomes disease to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail

After enduring a dozen abdominal surgeries to treat a chronic disease, David Blanco decided to battle his way back to health and tackle a long-held dream - hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Blanco, a former teacher based out of Washington …

Young, gay and spreading the national parks gospel in the U.S.

By the time Mikah Meyer's Ford van crossed the Gorge Bridge in Taos -- a span of concrete and steel standing more than 500 feet above the Río Grande -- the 31-year-old singer had already seen vast …
Sidetrail

Let someone know before you go

Mountaineer Aron Ralston learned some rules of outdoor adventuring the hard way.Ralston was exploring a remote Utah canyon when a boulder pinned his arm. No one knew where he was or when he expected to return. Trapped for five days, out of water and …

Spring hiking in Taos: Cascabel Trail

By Cindy BrownFor The Taos NewsThe sounds of the river below seem to rise up and join the wind as it blows across the mesa on the east rim of the Río Pueblo. Here, rolling hills of sage, piñón and juniper frame the backdrop of Taos …

Side Trail

Here's another sure sign of spring: Gyms are packed as everyone tries to get into shorts shape.But getting into shape doesn't mean having to sweat it out at the gym.Simply getting out and walking is one of the most effective and gentle means of …
Health

Change on the inside and let the outside stuff happen

It’s humbling to watch my audience expand to include people struggling with stress and the blues in addition to those who want to grow younger. I really believe these mind/body/spirit habits can …
Success stories
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Success Story: Randall Lumber & Hardware

For almost a century, Randall Lumber & Hardware has served the Taos community’s hardware and building needs from a single downtown location. But that has changed. Taos’ oldest locally owned …

Success Story: Community Against Violence

Community Against Violence (CAV) has been providing services for children and families affected by domestic and sexual violence in Taos County since 1978. A critical program that increases safety for …

Success Story: Taos Community Foundation - A junction for people, resources, and ideas

Taos County is home to more than 200 nonprofit organizations that strive to fill innumerable unmet needs in this community. Deciding which nonprofit or cause to support can be a daunting task for an individual, business or family wanting to …

Río Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program: Return to a good and healthy life

For nearly four decades, Río Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program has been the first stop on the way to recovery for Norteños struggling with addictions to alcohol and/or drugs. However, ask most Taoseños about Río Grande ATP, and you will get a …

Success Story: Wanda Lucero, Insurance Agent: Helping others through business

For Wanda Lucero, there’s no separation among her life, her business andher community. For 34 years, the Taos native has been in the insurance industry and, for the last 15 years, it’s been her name on the door. While building a successful …

Graystone Furniture: Unique and One-of-a-Kind

“In 2008 I hired John Vidaurre as the first full-time employee at Graystone Furniture & the sofa gallery. Although we opened in 2002, it was when John joined me that Graystone Furniture became a full-service furniture store. We bought a delivery …
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 …

Rural economies get high on legal cannabis

In Trinidad, Colorado, revenue from eight recreational cannabis shops is paving streets and helping refurbish downtown apartments. Across the state in De Beque, nearly a quarter of the town’s general fund comes from marijuana sales tax. In Log …

The Taos News to host community forum Nov. 16 on education, jobs

The Taos News will host  “Small Towns, Big Change,” Nov. 16 — a community conversation about education and economics in Taos.  Since April, The Taos News has partnered with the Solutions Journalism Network — an independent …

How one tiny high school hacked Advanced Placement classes

If you ask Colby Simpson, one of 35 seniors at Paonia High School, how many advanced placement (AP) classes he’s taken, he has to shuffle through a long mental list. He definitely took AP biology, and is taking AP calculus and physics, but did he …
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