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Courtesy photoFrom left, Nicky Moores, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe and county animal control officer Richard Sanchez.
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Peñasco girl rescues puppies

The Taos County Sheriff's Office is commending the humanitarian efforts of Peñasco teenager Nicky Moores. On Thursday evening, (Nov. 1), Moores and her family were on their way to Taos from …
Courtesy New Mexico History MuseumPvt. Cornelius Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh, a musician and carpenter, was in the 5th Cavalry, troop E. In his service report Cruz wrote that his ancestors had been experienced warriors, fighting the Navajo and Kiowa, among others, before the arrival of European colonizers. Animals played a big role in the war, with approximately 8 million horses, mules and donkeys killed on the battlefields in Europe.

New Mexico's WWI veterans remembered

It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, but for Andres S. Ribera, once a laborer at a hotel in Santa Fe, it seemed the first two days he spent in battle …
Courtesy photoBrownie loves to play and is looking for a new, kind family.

Stray Hearts weekly report Nov. 6 - 12, 2018

Dogs at shelter: Total: 120. Adults: 97. Puppies: 23...
A masked burglar looks at a surveillance camera at Olguin’s Sawmill in Taos County after a break-in early Sunday morning (Nov. 11).

Serial burglar back at it

A masked man appeared on surveillance footage during a burglary at Olguin’s Sawmill early Sunday morning (Nov. 11), the same man, law enforcement believes, who has been breaking into businesses...
Victoria Torrez, 30, one of two women arrested this week for delivering contraband to a detainee during a visit at the Taos County Adult Detention Center.

Women arrested, charged with bringing drugs into Taos County jail

A trip to the Taos County Adult Detention Center turned into an extended stay for two women accused of bringing drugs to a detainee during a visitation this week.

Police blotter – Oct. 31-Nov. 5

Oct. 31, 9:09 p.m. Blake’s Lotaburger (north) – A customer was upset at how long it was taking a manager to refund her money.
Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham announces Wednesday during a news conference in Albuquerque that former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman will lead her transition team.

Getting started on a new vision

ALBUQUERQUE: Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham launched her transition to power Wednesday sounding a lot like a woman who had just won a mandate.Hours after winning more votes than any gubernatorial …
Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New MexicanGov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham shakes hands with supporters Tuesday after addressing the crowd at her victory party at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. "Gone are the days where anyone talks about New Mexico not being in first place," Lujan Grisham said. "Gone!"
2018 Elections

Lujan Grisham leads New Mexico Democrats to victory on big night

Offering a largely moderate message of enhanced investment in public education and an emphasis on clean energy production, Lujan Grisham, a 59-year-old Los Alamos native with varied experience as a state Cabinet secretary, made good on a nearly two-year campaign to...
Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New MexicanU.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich shakes hands with Trish Ruiz of Hobbs after addressing a crowd of supporters Tuesday (Nov. 6) at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town.
2018 Elections

Heinrich cruises to reelection

"New Mexicans sent a message they want a workhorse, not a show horse," Heinrich told reporters.
The fully covered base area at Red River Sunday (Nov. 11).

Area ski resorts report more than a foot of snow

Heavy snows may snarl traffic and close offices/schools but up on the slopes, it's a welcomed sight. Here's how area resorts fared from the recent storm.

Reader-submitted photos: Snow dumping around the county

Taos News readers took these photos Sunday (Nov. 11) in the afternoon, as a snowstorm blew into the region a few hours earlier than forecasted.
hoto by Luis Sanchez Saturno/The New MexicanChad Walde speaks with his wife, Angela Walde, before dinner at their home in December 2016. He was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer in 2014 and died at the age of 44 in 2017.
Special report

Exposed: The Life and Death of Chad Walde

For 18 years, Chad Walde was a loyal worker at Los Alamos National Laboratory, in a job where proximity to radiation was a reality. But when he died of brain cancer at age 44, his grieving family struggled to find answers behind his illness--and reasons why the government denied his claim for medical benefits.
Photos by Morgan TimmsAllison and Leland Prival laugh with a customer as they prepare vegan hot dogs Monday (Oct. 29) at the John Dunn House Shops.

Hot doggin' it on the Plaza, vegetarian style

Most people prefer not to know what goes into regular hotdogs. But a small business on the plaza is willing to share all the intricate parts of the hotdogs they sell …

Grants offered to innovative young people

Innovative people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have an idea or project they want to pursue are invited to apply for a Hunter Brooks Memorial Fund grant.
Cannabis photo labeled 'White Velvet,' dated October 22 on Ultra Health Facebook page.

Cannabis company breaks ground in Clayton

Ultra Health recently broke ground in Clayton for what the company calls "the state's first custom build-to-suit cannabis dispensary."

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