Law enforcement searching for armed robber who hit Peñasco store

A caller reported that a man armed with a handgun and wearing a white bandana over his face robbed Pacheco's High Road Market in Peñasco mid-afternoon on Monday (Nov. 11).
Taos County law enforcement officers are searching for an armed robber who reportedly entered Pacheco's High Road Market in Peñasco wearing a white bandana Monday afternoon (Nov. 11), fired a shot from a handgun and then stole money from a cash register.
Agnes Cardenas, commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter in Río Rancho, will give the keynote speech at the Taos Plaza ceremony on Veterans Day (Nov. 11).

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR: Commander Agnes Cardenas

The Veterans Day ceremony planned Monday (Nov. 11) on the Taos Plaza includes a first for the keynote speech – the first woman to deliver the address at the event and sharing her twin sister’s dealing with sexual trauma in military service.
U. S. Forest Service Battalion Chief Paul Mondragon ties the final bow onto the U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Wednesday (Nov. 6) in the Carson National Forest near Red River.

Capitol Christmas Tree takes New Mexico tour

Hundreds of New Mexicans and visitors gathered near Red River on Wednesday morning (Nov. 6) to watch the blessing and harvest of a 60-foot-tall blue spruce. This special tree was chosen from all of the trees in the Carson National Forest to go to Washington, D.C., where it will be featured on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol as the People's Christmas Tree.
Doug Cantwell/Taos NewsRomero completes the fill-up when the tank is 80% full. 'We always allow room for expansion,' he said.

Propane dealers: they're not all the same

Who would've thought propane prices in Taos would vary by more than 25 cents a gallon? Or that some vendors would make a concerted effort to win and keep your business, while others - not so much.
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Discover Taos preview: Taos Ski Valley’s patron saint of skiers

Taos is not a cookie-cutter mountain town and it’s not trying to be. We’re not meaning to be full of ourselves, but we love the quaint, casual and historic fabric of our beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountain home in the Southern Rockies. In the 188 - page complimentary Discover Taos winter  guide - in this week's edition of the Taos News - discover the heart of Taos at this time of year and meet some of its people,  like Jean Mayer: 
Vietnam veteran John Romero of Taos is working to honor the sacrifice made by Native Americans in military conflicts.

From Taos Pueblo to Ho Chi Minh trail

Sam Martinez taught his grandson, John Romero, well. Martinez wanted the boy to learn how to survive in the wilderness, so he often took him into the mountains surrounding Taos to hike, hunt, camp and learn how to use the sun and the moon to find his way home.
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Law enforcement searching for armed robber who hit Peñasco store

Taos County law enforcement officers are searching for an armed robber who reportedly entered Pacheco's High Road Market in Peñasco wearing a white bandana Monday afternoon (Nov. 11), fired a shot from a handgun and then stole money from a cash register.

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Taos needs a dog park
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There is some confusion surrounding the Carson National Forest's Land Management Plan comment process and we want to clarify a …
Río Fernando is worth fighting for until the river improves
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Thanks to Holy Cross Hospital
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Adopt an older pet
Save a life and make your own better by giving an older dog or cat a home during national "Adopt a Senior Pet Month" this November. …
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Mercury to cross in front of the sun on Veterans Day

Since ancient times, planet Mercury has been shrouded in mystery primarily because it's so close to the sun that relatively few earthlings have seen it.

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Taos Star Guide
November is an active meteor month. The Leonids meteor showers hit their peak Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 16-17).
Now showing in Taos: ‘Doctor Sleep’
They killed a kid — not just haul him off-screen to so something unseen and unspeakable. No, they showed his terror, and the blood, …
The story of how 'Luna' found a home
Hope is something many might say is becoming rare these days, according to author Dora Dillistone. It certainly arrived as a surprise …
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More rich and diverse offerings are happening at SOMOS Salon & Bookstore for this year's Prose Month.
Cutting edge of new classical music
Each season, the Taos Chamber Music Group highlights young chamber musicians in a program it calls "Play It Forward." This year, TCMG …
Allegra Sleep's artistic journey through time
Gold, purple and green is the color palette Allegra Sleep explores for her solo exhibition titled "Time, Travel." She said her color …
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Tigers make late rally, but Silver takes first round of Class 4A state playoffs

The No. 7 Taos Tigers found themselves down 14 points at halftime to No. 10 Silver. But the Colts (6-5), with their strong running game and stout defensive efforts, were able to maintain their lead throughout the fourth quarter and, in the end, would take home the 26-23 win over the Tigers (6-5) at Anaya Field on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 9) in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs.

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