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Steve Pearce in Taos in July.
2018 State races

Brief: Gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce in Taos Friday (Oct. 19)

The public is invited to attend a 'meet and greet' event with New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce on Friday (October 19).
Drug trafficking, conspiracy and other charges filed against Dominic Torrez and Philip Ortiz were dismissed pending hearings before a grand jury. New court documents describe the alleged drug dealing operation they ran inside the Taos County Adult Detention Center before they were charged earlier this year.

Jailers to face grand jury on drug charges

The 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will seek grand jury indictments against two jailers accused of running a lucrative drug trafficking scheme within the confines of the Taos County …
The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department recently approved a plan for a therapeutic treatment program for young men to be housed at the old Taos County Youth Detention Center. Pictured: Simon Torrez, executive director of Nonviolence Works, and Lt. Andrew Montoya, who worked at the old youth jail for 11 years.

Youth long-term treatment approved

Community members working to reopen the shuttered Taos County Youth Detention Center as a long-term treatment facility for adolescents recently cleared a major hurdle toward reaching their …
Crime
A photo of a male suspect in late September robbing the Southwest Wellness Center, one of several locations the suspect is believed to have burglarized around the Enchanted Circle over the last several months.

Law enforcement suspect serial burglar, but who?

Numerous business owners and employees around the Enchanted Circle have now shared in the similar experience of arriving at their stores to open for the day, only to find that someone else had …

Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Oct. 10-15. Oct. 10 8:48 a.m. Animal stray, Martyrs Lane – A caller said someone dropped a dog off at her …

The Docket – October 11

The following is a selected overview of recent case activity in or related to the Taos County court system. All dates and times are subject to change.
Politics
2018 State Races

Judges in New Mexico Supreme Court race have divergent backgrounds

In the two-way race for an open seat on the state Supreme Court, the differences between Gary Clingman and Michael E. Vigil are outlined by New Mexico's geography, …
Photo dated October 5
2018 State Races

No surprises in Pearce tax returns

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, the Republican nominee for governor, is worth millions of dollars. Beyond that fact, however, four pages of tax returns the candidate released Tuesday provide few …
2018 Election Race

New Mexico governor candidates get heated in debate

ALBUQUERQUE — Michelle Lujan Grisham and Steve Pearce battered each other in their second televised debate Tuesday night, escalating the animosity of the gubernatorial campaign before a …
Environment
The West Rim Trail will be closed until the beginning of November for improvements.
Environment and Recreation

West Rim Trail closed for improvements

The West Rim Trail along the Río Grande Gorge will be closed for the next two weeks for improvements, thanks to funds freed up by the recent dedication of the Río Grande Trail. …
File photoResource Advisory Council member Carmen Johnson speaks to attendees Tuesday (July 10) during a break between segments of the Resource Advisory Council meeting in Taos.
Environment

Environmental news, in brief

Taos County Commissioner Candyce O'Donnell wants the county to affirm its local support of the Paris Agreement, the global commitment to tackle climate change that was …
A dusting fell in the Town of Taos, which is approximately 6,969' in elevation.
Local weather

Town of Taos sees first snow dusting of the season

Town of Taos and most parts of Taos County at higher elevation woke to find a layer of snow dusting trees, cars, and fences for an early winter wonderland effect.
Business
New Mexican file photoForrest Fenn signs his book "Too Far to Walk" in 2014 at Collected Works in Santa Fe. Many have become obsessed with Fenn's purported hidden treasure, some with fatal consequences.
Entertainment business

Story of Forest Fenn's treasure to be TV show

The thrill of the chase has lured treasure seekers from across the country. Now television producers hope it enraptures viewers the same …
Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New MexicanPablo Negreros of Ojo Caliente waits in line for a "Longmire" casting call at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. With Netflix buying out a studio in Albuquerque, filming projects will be looking for extras.
Entertainment business

Netflix deal could also boost NNM

Netflix might be making its big splash in Albuquerque, but the waves are likely to reach all parts of New Mexico. That's the forecast from …
The price tag on Blackstone Ranch near Taos was recently reduced by $36 million dollars.
Real estate

Got $20 million? It's yours

Psst. Wanna buy a ranch? It's only $19 million, a 65 percent haircut from the $55 million listing price of only a few months ago. All you have to do is …

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