Investigation confirms Texas musician was drunk, speeding at time of fatal crash

An investigation into a fatal three-vehicle car crash that killed Texas singer-songwriter Kylie Rae Harris and 16-year-old Maria Cruz of San Cristobal in September shows that the up-and-coming musician was drunk and speeding over 100 miles per hour at the time of the collision.
Taos County's sheriff said an investigation into a fatal three-vehicle car crash in September has proven his initial theory correct – that Kylie Rae Harris, a Texas singer-songwriter who was one of two people killed, was drunk and speeding at the time of the collision.
Lights on the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree – a blue spruce from the Carson National Forest in Taos County – were turned on Wednesday (Dec. 4).

Officials light up U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Carson National Forest

Some Taos County officials and residents joined members of Congress and others to celebrate the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (Dec. 5).  This year's …
With focus and purpose, Rufina Martinez tastes a biscochito and scores it based on her likes during the annual contest at Taos Herb Company Thursday (Dec. 5). All the judges agreed that a cookie cannot be too hard or too soft.

Taos Herb Co. crowns biscochito queen

The results are in and this year’s Taos Herb Co. biscochito contest winner is Sonya Silva-Baca.  During an hour of tasting and judging inside the local herb store in the Albertsons shopping center,
File photoMayor Dan Barrone helped distribute food in the 2015 Taos Feeds Taos at the National Guard Armory.

Here's how to help Taos Feeds Taos

The big push to collect nonperishable food items for Taos Feeds Taos is underway. Volunteers with Taos Feeds Taos collect, box and deliver food to 1,200 families during mid-December.
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Give: Holiday giving, local shopping

This week's gift guide selections include the quick, the furry, and the eco-friendly. Here are some shopping ideas, all available right here in Taos.

Winter 2020 Dining Out Guide publishes this week

Taos is a culinary destination and the dining scene seems to change with every season.
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'Taos is very much a book town'

"The problem with digital books is that you can always find what you are looking for," says a quote posted in Op. Cit. Books near Taos Plaza. "You need to go to a bookstore to find what you weren't looking for."

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Great gifts for the gardener

Even though there is snow on the ground and last year's gardens are a distant memory, we gardeners are planning for the upcoming growing season. Just because we are not out …

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Lighting Ledoux, a homegrown holiday tradition
In considering the many December festivities throughout town, Lighting Ledoux is one of the most anticipated and, well, enchanting.
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Sports Roundup

In swimming, you can place as an individual and as a team -- and both count to a certain degree. On Tuesday (Nov. 26), the Taos swimming team competed in its first meet of the season -- the Albuquerque Academy Mini Invitational -- with a showing of eight teams. And they didn't disappoint.

Rio Grande Water Level

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