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New Mexico will receive $77.3 million in federal government funding for COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing efforts, the state's five congressional representatives announced Thursday. The money, which will come from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is part of $25 billion in funding passed by Congress last month for testing, health care providers and small businesses. more
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has come with a long set of rapidly changing instructions that has thrown normal human life into an unfamiliar state of disarray: Stay inside; close your business; lose your job; wear a mask in public places; wash your hands constantly; avoid other people; and, if you are around them, don't get closer than 6 feet. These are not to even mention the threat of exposure to the deadly virus itself. more
As cases of COVID-19 mount in New Mexico's nursing homes, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced that the state will partner with Genesis Healthcare, a for-profit chain that has been denounced by the U.S. Department of Justice as an "unscrupulous provider" that routinely provides "grossly substandard nursing care." more
Grady - who prefers not to publish his last name - is a preschool teacher and a full-time student who has had to move to online platforms since the stay-at-home mandate by the state four weeks ago. However, he lives off the grid and has to come into town to his preschool office every day in order to access the internet for school and unemployment benefits. more
During a regular Taos County Commission meeting Tuesday (April 21), Taos County manager Brent Jaramillo said county officials are hoping to reopen offices to the public soon. more
Chuck Zobac describes how meeting with veterans groups eased the post-traumatic stress he suffered after his intense combat experiences in Vietnam. That's something today's war veterans currently don't have because of the social distancing imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, he said. more
One month ago, Jean Stevens, the director of the annual Taos Environmental Film Festival, canceled the film screenings to be held at the Taos Community Auditorium in response to the state emergency quarantine order for the coronavirus pandemic. Fast forward to Earth Day, April 22, thanks to the determined efforts of Society of the Muse of the Southwest, director Jan Smith and a stunning roster of local actors, poets, musicians and activists, a different, uniquely Taos community-inspired online gathering of artists will speak to these times. All the proceeds from online donations will go to Holy Cross Hospital to provide personal protective equipment for the staff. more
DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS, CALL TO VERIFY THE ANUNCIO IS ONGOING This week's community meetups and resources: more
Normally, this page would be devoted to sports. But there is nothing normal about life currently in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic. With school and spring sports canceled for the rest of this semester and people urged to stay at home to prevent the spread of the disease, instead this page is being used this week to publish part of the pattern for a simple mask that can help protect health care workers, first responders and your own family from the virus. more
DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS, CALL TO VERIFY THE ANUNCIO IS ONGOING. EL PRADO COMMUNITY CENTER BOARD is postponing the photo album distribution schedule for area families until further notice due to coronavirus protocol. In the meantime, gather items of your family history (photos, stories, new clippings, etc.) to place in the albums when distribution is rescheduled. Contact more
At an online meeting Monday (April 6), the nuts and bolts of handling an emergency brought on by a pandemic were hashed out by some of the leaders around Taos. Meals for several hundred "vulnerable" kids in the Taos school district? Covered for at least five weeks with the help of funds through the Taos Community Foundation and the ongoing efforts of district staff. more
Oral arguments in the case will begin at 1:30 p.m., and New Mexico PBS, KNME-TV, will stream the hearing on its YouTube channel.   This will be the first hearing by the New Mexico Supreme Court conducted by video conferencing. more
Holy Week and Easter now will commemorate again certain spiritually seismic events that happened over 2,000 years ago in the city of Jerusalem - namely, the Passion, the crucifixion and death, and the resurrection from the dead, of Jesus the Christ, as the story is told. more
Holy Week 2020: In Northern New Mexico, it will be about inward reflection, not a public profession of faith. more
Ten of the 15 people in Taos County who tested positive for COVID-19 are residents of the county, according to information released Wednesday (April 8) by Holy Cross Medical Center. more
A group of Taos seamstresses are looking to flatten the curve by threading the needle as Operation Masks takes off in Taos. more
LIVE Stream Our Easter Service with Pastor Virginia Bairby First Presbyterian Church We best serve Christ by loving all! 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte • 575-758-3124 11:00am Easter Sunday on Facebook Live Stream more
Join Us online to safely celebrate the rising of Christ this holiday. Sunday @ 10:30 more
In order to abide by the state's emergency guidelines, the Taos County Board of Commissioners has decided to cancel the April 7 meeting. According to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, counties are advised to postpone or cancel any nonessential meetings for the duration of the emergency health declaration surrounding COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. more
Holy Week this year for the faithful is like none other dating back generations. For weeks now, churches have been closed and services have been offered online to those parishoners who can watch. The annual pilgrimage to Chimayó has been canceled. It is one more effect of an all-out effort to stop the spread of a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has traveled rapidly around the world. more
It wasn't all that long ago that 3D printing was mostly a curiosity tinkered with by a few. But as the technology has improved in recent years, it's become an increasingly viable option for mainstream industrial production - and it's saving lives, too. more
Sin Fronteras Nuevo México is hard at work making sure immigrant families in Taos County are taken care of during the COVID-19 emergency.The organization has been … more
On Monday evening (March 23), several of Taos County’s homeless men and women took up seats outside Taos Men’s Shelter eating hot noodles and pot roast off paper plates. The meal was … more
By Doug Cantwelldcantwell@taosnews.comTo date (March 31), only 4.5 percent of Taos County residents have submitted their census 2020 response - among the five lowest responses in a state that is … more
Hundreds of cars crawled through the parking lot at St. James Episcopal Church on an overcast day in Taos on Thursday (March 26) to receive provisions from the organization's food pantry. more
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