Local news

Christmas tree permits available

For folks willing to go into the woods for a tree this Christmas, it's open season. Permits for harvesting Christmas trees on the Carson National Forest are available through Dec. 22. Each permits …
Environment

Citizen board talks LANL clean-up

  The Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board met at Taos' El Monte Sagrado resort last Wednesday (Nov. 15). The board advises the U.S. Department of Energy on matters related to the …

Love in war, then a daughter’s search

"We have all these ancestors and we've forgotten about them," said the daughter of a "Darling Margaret" and Robert Potter, who wrote over 1,000 love letters during his World War II service in the South Pacific.

Pipeline update: week of Nov. 22

The section of State Road 68 in the Rio Grande Gorge impacted by the re-route of a natural gas pipeline will be re-opened for the four-day Thanksgiving holiday, according …

Learning 'fuzzy' areas of law on service animals

Though some of the laws covering service animals are a little ambiguous, business owners have a right to ask customers who bring their dogs into stores and …

Veterans, visitors brave wind for annual ceremony in Angel Fire

Despite chilly and windy -- but sunny -- weather many people attended the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th …

Making snow, Red River-style

A blanket of clouds heavy with the promise of snow started rolling over Red River the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Harry Blunden, donned in a T-shirt and sunglasses, started his trek up the …

'I'd rather give than receive'

Rather than sit down for a family meal this year, one Taos family has decided to give back to their community by providing meals to the homeless and less …

Former Taos businessman, lawmaker C.B. Trujillo dies

Former New Mexico State Senator C.B. Trujillo died Monday, Nov. 20, at Holy Cross Hospital. He was 85. While owner of the State Farm Insurance company in Taos, he served in the state Senate from …

No metro bus, train service Thanksgiving Day

No New Mexico Rail Runner Express, Rio Metro or North Central Transit buses will be operating Thursday, (Nov. 23).

Two-vehicle pileup slows traffic on State Road 68

A two-car collision in the southbound lane of State Road 68 near the turnoff for West Romero Road slowed traffic in both lanes Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 21). Members of Taos Volunteer Fire …

Taos News sneak peek Nov. 22-29, 2017

This week, The Taos News hits the streets tomorrow, Wednesday (Nov. 22).
Lifestyles

Ghost Ranch: Kitchen Mesa

Glowing red and burnt orange cliffs rise high above the valley at Ghost Ranch. These shining stones define the basin called the Piedra Lumbre. In this dramatic landscape, Ghost Ranch hosts retreats …

A birthday often prompts the question ‘How old are you?’

Ah, November. It’s the month when winter (usually) gets serious, delighting skiers and little kids. It’s the time to put the thick, groovy grab-the-road tires on my car and it’s …
Health and Fitness

The ‘common sense stuff’ of depression

Talk therapy, counseling and medication are among the most common ways of treating depression. Yet those treatments are just some of the ways to work with body, mind and spirit.

Zia Energetics – living in connection

Each person has their own unique composition and particular nutritional needs. Connecting to ourselves and to nature can help us find a way to health, said Johanna Boudreau of Zia Energetics in …

Get your dirt working with microbes

"If we are to achieve long-term stability in our agricultural systems, it may be advantageous for us to start emulating the composting actives of nature and our ancestors," said David C. Johnson, the creator of a new way to compost.
Wonderful world of plants

Thistles - prickly weed or precious resource?

Botanist Robert Sivinski is the author of the "New Mexico Thistle Identification Guide," created on behalf of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico and released in 2016.
Success stories
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Success Story: Hawk Mechanical

Hawk Mechanical balances an old-style business tradition with a keen awareness of what’s new in the world of plumbing, heating and cooling — and the expectations of its customers.
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Success Story: Francesca's

During the last 16 years, Francesca’s Clothing Boutique has established itself as the leading woman’s clothing boutique in Taos County, winning Best of Taos Annually.
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Success Story: DreamTree Project

For 17 years, DreamTree Project has provided a safe haven for homeless teens and young adults in northern New Mexico.
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Success Story: Bailey’s Chimney Cleaning & Repair

After nearly two decades as a home-based business, Bailey’s Chimney, LLC is moving into new digs — and expanding the services it offers.
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Success Story: EnSueños y Los Angelitos Development Center

On any given day, EnSueños y Los Angelitos Development Center (located at 1030 Salazar Road) serves about 30 adults in becoming as independent as they possibly can across all life environments.
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Success Story: Taos Lifestyle

For Mattress Mary Domito, every year seems to bring something new. In recent years, we’ve seen a relocation and expansion of the Taos store, the opening of Alamosa Home and the debut of the …
Solutions
State of Change

Where's the young West?

Across the West, more young people are moving out of rural communities than in. If viability for small towns in the rural West depends in part on cultivating the next generation of local workers and leaders, understanding why young people choose to move is particularly important.
State of Change

Raton tries to rise again

RATON, N.M. - Sparks fly inside the shop at Rocky Mountain Metals, a big warehouse building on the outskirts of this small town near the Colorado border. Men clad in welding masks, jeans and tattoos expertly cut, weld and sand smooth seams on hollow steel frames.
State of Change

Rebuilding Main Street

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Tara Churchill spent hours as a child peering through the window of her family's lumber store out onto Main Street. For many years, she watched as the center of her community …
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