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Arroyos del Norte holds Earth Day walk

Arroyos Del Norte Elementary will be kicking off Earth Day with their Walk, Jog or Bike for Fitness event.At 10 a.m. on Monday (April 22), the school is encouraging the community to live a bit …
Joey Mares, 22, was charged with attempted murder last year while on probation in another felony case, but was released from jail this month so that he can attend a treatment program in Albuquerque.

Felon charged with attempted murder released to treatment

When Joey Mares, 22, was charged with attempted murder in November while on probation for prior felony convictions, 8th Judicial District Court Judge Emilio Chavez ruled that he was too dangerous to …

Taos Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 10-15. April 10 7:38 a.m. Graffiti, Fred Baca Park – A caller found different kinds of spray paint cans in the …
Martin Rivera, left, and his defense attorney, Aleksandar Kostich, at a detention hearing this week for one of several pending felony cases filed against Rivera. The 23-year-old picked up two new cases in March, one for battering a jail guard and another for battering a fellow detainee. Taos District Court Judge Jeff McElroy granted him probation on April 8 after Rivera pleaded guilty to stabbing a man in the parking lot of Smith’s in April 2017.

Taos felon granted probation charged with beating detainee

The day Taos District Court Judge Jeff McElroy sentenced Martin Rivera to a long-term drug treatment center for a stabbing case filed in 2017, Rivera picked up another case for allegedly beating a …
New Mexico State Police is planning to increase traffic enforcement operations through summer 2019.

New Mexico State Police to increase checkpoints, patrols through summer

According to a press release from the state police, officers will be engaged in several traffic enforcement operations  in "April, May and Summer Months of 2019." …
Information technology teams at the University of New Mexico are working to root out the source of scam coming from "unm.edu" domains.

Before you click on that unm.edu email...

As a newly enrolled student at the University of New Mexico –Taos campus, Delaney Galligan was hungry to land a part-time job to help cover her costs.
File photoFrancis Cordova, shown here at a Veteran's Day ceremony at Taos Pueblo, has worked for years to open a veterans cemetery in Taos County. The effort received funding from state lawmakers in the 2019 session.

Who got the money?

When the legislative session was all said and done, Taos County received about $22.5 million in "capital outlay" money, those funds that are earmarked for projects …

Trump water rule has Monday deadline for comment

The public has until Monday (April 15) to make their voices heard on a new rule being proposed by the Trump administration that would change which rivers and streams are protected under certain federal laws.
Congressman Ben Ray Luján announced Monday (April 1) he would run for a seat in the Senate. Luján's met with members of the Taos Pueblo Government in February in this Taos News file photo.

Rep. Luján enters U.S. Senate race

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján is running for Senate. The Democratic congressman from Nambé said in a video posted online Monday morning that he will seek Tom Udall’s seat next …
Morgan Timms/The Taos NewsWater activists look out over the gorge after completing a 25-mile, relay-style prayer run Sunday (April 14) to raise awareness of water issues facing Taos Valley. The group began at Ponce de Leon Hot Springs in Llano Quemado and finished at Manby Hot Springs in Arroyo Hondo.

Runners pray for water between sacred springs in Ranchos and Hondo

By Cody Hookschooks@taosnews.comA group of runners met at the hot springs south of Taos in the early morning hours of Sunday (April 14). The steam came off the hot water as the sun rose over the …
A prayer run for water will begin at the Llano Quemado Hot Springs, pictured here as Franciso Gonzales blesses himself with the water at the in this 2010 file photo.

Prayer run for water set for Sunday

The New Mexico branch of the International Indigenous Youth Council is hosting a prayer run Sunday (April 14) to bring attention to water issues in the Taos Valley.
Asphalt is needed for road projects, such as for the old runway of Taos Municipal Airport pictured in this 2015 file photo. A permit to relocate a portable asphalt plant from the airport to an area west of the Gorge has some nearby residents worried.

Asphalt plant near Río Grande Gorge raises ire of Earthship community

Taos Gravel Products has a general construction permit, specifically for asphalt plants, that was originally issued in 2011. Comments are due by 5 p.m. on April 24.
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Jesse Moya/The Taos NewsRolling Still Bros. will be rolling out signature and craft cocktails for their opening night Thursday (April 11).

Rolling Still opens craft cocktail lounge in downtown Taos

Owners of Taos' new distillery are ready to open their doors to the public Thursday (April 11) to give the community a new craft cocktail experience.Owners and partners …

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