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The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 238 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 14,251 to date. Taos County still has a total of 51 cases. The state also announced six additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday (July 9), for a total of 533 to date. more
Juan "Juanito" Ballesteros calls Taos home -- he was raised here since he was a small child -- but he competes on the big stage of strongman competition by representing Mexico, his family's country of origin and a place that is near and dear to his heart. more
George Medina and Michael Johnstone, two Taos County snowboarders who encouraged the Blake family to end an outmoded ban on the sport at Taos Ski Valley 13 years ago, passed away within a few days of each other last week. more
Several friends and I have been discussing how wrong-headed we consider the closing of the Taos town library, how hurtful to what we believe of the very highest importance - the … more
In a special town council meeting Tuesday (June 29), councilors unanimously passed an amendment to the existing emergency order surrounding the coronavirus pandemic requiring all those in the town limits on public property to wear a mask in public or face a petty misdemeanor charge and a fine of up to $500. The order took effect immediately. more
The Taos County Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a fire that started at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership early Thursday morning (July 2). Volunteers from Hondo-Seco, Taos Ski Valley and Taos fire departments responded to the blaze, which was put out after it caused damage to the roof of the music venue northwest of Taos. more
The Taos Regional Landfill Board will meet July 16 to discuss the future of recycling.Members of the board were given the results of an analytical survey done by Souder … more
An El Prado man was charged with homicide by vehicle after he crashed into a tree on Sunday (June 28) while driving on State Road 240 in Ranchos de Taos, killing a Taos woman who was riding with him. more
The village council of Taos Ski Valley voted unanimously Thursday (July 2) to mandate that masks must be worn in public.  more
For the past 22 years, Taos Community Foundation has been the “platform for giving” in Northern New Mexico. Founded in 1998, the Foundation has grown to over $12 million in assets under management and annually grants over a million dollars in community support. more
The town of Taos will hold a special meeting Tuesday (June 30) to discuss a possible amendment to the currency emergency order making face coverings mandatory in the town.  Face coverings are … more
A motorocyclist crashed, then the driver of a UTV struck a pedestrian in separate but back-to-back traffic accidents south of Taos Sunday evening (June 28), sending a total of three people to Holy Cross Medical Center. more
A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding southbound on State Road 230 in Des Montes Friday afternoon (June 26) – the third fatal traffic accident in Taos County this week. … more
“It almost felt like fate” to Anthony Rumfolo when he arrived to work at Taos Ski Valley last winter. After serving the country, the Air Force veteran (Senior Airman E-4, 2003-2008) had been trying to find his purpose in the civilian world. more
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our lives there were, indeed, those who became the heroes of our strange new world: our health care workers and first responders. more
The town of Taos is working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community by handing out masks to businesses.  From 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday (June 26) town officials will be set up once again at Coronado Hall at 120 Civic Plaza drive to hand out masks for the business community. The town has allocated masks through emergency funds and will be handing out 50 per business.  more
While coronavirus shut down most of the U.S. economy, first responders, essential workers and healthcare providers remained on the job, unable to work from home, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These Heroes and Heroines of the pandemic in Taos are those with a skill set essential to our survival, who put themselves in harm's way every day by showing up to work.  more
WHEN VISITING YOUR CHOICE of a place to stay can be just a pillow to rest your head or an engaging part of your experience. Taos offers a plethora of sophisticated choices close to town, the Taos Ski Valley or favorite hiking trails, all at appealing price points – a charming inn, a B&B, an historic building, an Airstream or an Earthship.  more
FISHING IS ONE OF THOSE SPORTS that is just as satisfying when shared with friends and family as it is all by yourself. Most fisherfolk even secretly hold the belief it’s almost as fun whether you catch anything or not — although some will never admit that. And, with catch-and-release becoming more prevalent these days, there is no longer the onus of feeling bad about killing a creature of the wild. more
THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) oversees thousands of acres of public land across Northern New Mexico. more
COME, TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES, take some deep breaths, sigh them out, move a little, wiggle. more
Taos Pueblo has been closed to visitors due to coronavirus precautions since March 11, 2020. For more information, check the website at taospueblo.com or call (575) 758-1028. A world, a culture apart, no visitor should miss seeing the ancient pueblo — perhaps the  world’s oldest apartment building. Here, life goes on much the same as it has for approximately 1,000 years. You may notice a shiny pickup truck parked nearby or see modern cell phones, but the customs and the unwritten Tiwa (pronounced TEE-wah) language have changed little over the centuries. more
THE VAST, RUGGED terrain and generous, free-spirited community call out to mountain lovers with a passion for outdoor thrills and cultural diversity. more
On Tuesday (June 23) the New Mexico Public Education Department released its guidelines for allowing K-12 students back into the classrooms for the first time since March, when schools across the state were shut down for in-person attendance after the outbreak of a highly infectious novel coronavirus. more
In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, one Taos nonprofit is giving kids stuck at home something to do.TrueKids1 hosted its first ever Digital Day Camp for … more
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