Local news

State Game and Fish seeks conservation officer applicants

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking qualified men and women to join the next generation of conservation officers who protect and conserve the state's wildlife and natural resources.The department is accepting applications for game …

More than a dozen abusive clergy served local parishes

At least a dozen priests identified by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe as sexual abusers served in parishes in Questa, Taos and Peñasco from the 1950s to 1990s, a Taos News investigation found.

Unclaimed veteran remains to be interred

The cremated remains of 10 veterans, who have gone unclaimed by relatives, will be laid to rest with full military honors at a 10:30 a.m. funeral Friday (Sept. 22) at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Taos News sneak peek Sep. 21-27

Data: Poverty rate in state at lowest since 2009

New Mexico's poverty rate has declined slightly, but the state remains among the nation's poorest, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Budding support for legalizing marijuana

Peter DeBenedittis, a dark horse candidate for governor of New Mexico, on Monday released a detailed "statement of principles" calling for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.  

Suicide rate in N.M. dips after years of increase

Suicide numbers have declined in New Mexico, the state Health Department announced, dropping 6 percent between 2015 and 2016. In a news release issued Friday, …

Deputies in pursuit of wanted woman

Taos County Sheriff's deputies are in pursuit of Selena McCracken, who is wanted on warrant. According to reports from Taos Central Dispatch disseminated around 4:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 18), …

After Fiesta, outrage over charges

Before getting into this, I think it's important to point out that I'm writing this column from a free press zone, so I shouldn't be arrested for anything I say.

Taos remembers local herbalist

Kirk Thomas Bergman, 65, of El Prado, died Sunday (Sept. 10) after suffering a brain aneurysm while riding his motorcycle along Highway 75 near Peñasco. He was a 21-year resident of Taos, …

Lower DesMontes considers dissolving neighborhood association

Lower DesMontes Neighborhood Association will hold an emergency board meeting Tuesday (Sept. 19) at 6 p.m. at Anansi Day School to discuss dissolving the association. Lower DesMontes neighbors are urged to attend.

N.M. health exchange premiums set to rise up to 20%

The typical New Mexico consumer who buys individual health insurance on the Affordable Care Act portal for the coming year will see a rate increase between 17 percent and 20 percent, the state superintendent of insurance said Thursday.  
Police reports

Inmates captured after escaping from Sandoval County Detention Center

Two inmates that escaped from the Sandoval County Adult Detention Center Friday night (May 5) have been captured.

Accused Costilla shooter released, turns over weapons

Andrew Bernard Mott, the man accused of assaulting an off-duty New Mexico State Police officer and his family in Costilla on March 11, has been released from the Taos County Adult Detention Center.Mott,

New Mexico gears up for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Residents throughout New Mexico are invited to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an initiative designed to reduce prescription drug-related deaths by collecting unused …

Lt. David Maggio appointed acting police chief

Lt. David Maggio, a 20-year veteran of the Taos Police Department, was named “acting police chief” immediately following Randall Parmer’s final day on the job yesterday, Friday …
Crime

Former Mr. New Mexico found guilty of 2014 murder

By Cody Hooks chooks@taosnews.com The Taos News Micola “Mick” Sopyn, a former bodybuilder once named Mr. New Mexico, was found guilty of second-degree murder and use of a firearm by a …

Police blotter March 22-27

The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from March 22-27. March 22 7:38 a.m. Battery, Martinez Lane – A mother said her son grabbed her and hurt her. She …
Lifestyles

Tao: The art of living with clarity

"Tao fundamentally assumes that an inner cultivation of character can lead to an outer resonance. ... When confronted with the mysteries of the universe and the adversities of life, those who follow Tao think first to secure their own inner characters.

Taos Tree Board an asset for our trees and community

As the Taos Tree Board enters its third year, new members were recommended and approved by the mayor and the town council on Aug. 22.

Adobe horno history complex, layered

The adobe architecture of Taos is what gives the area its visual charm. Imagine Taos without the Pueblo, the church in Ranchos and the Plaza - where would the enchantment be?

Poaceae grasses of New Mexico traditionally used for medicine, food

Every semester, John Ubelaker, a professor, guides a group of students from the main Dallas campus of Southern Methodist University through a botany project at SMU-in Taos at Fort Burgwin.

Native bees: In the wilds of Taos, scientific discoveries abound

The scope of what isn't known to science about native bees is far vaster than what is. Over the next several years, one scientist is slowly but surely collecting, pinning, labeling and identifying the little critters in the first major survey of native bees in Northern New Mexico.

Farm-to-table cooking: Taking advantage of farmers market bounty

The bracing air of a cool Saturday morning greets me as I venture to the historic Taos Plaza to visit the myriad of vendors as they set up their wares for Taos Farmers Market.
Success stories

Success Story: Francesca's

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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 …
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Success Story: Somos Familia

With the recent retirement of Johnny DeVargas, of DeVargas Funeral Home in Española, and selling his business to a large Texas corporate funeral home chain, the Rivera family is …
Solutions

'I see people in despair all the time'

He could recognize the signs of distress in military veterans attending Santa Fe Community College, Gregory Scargall said, and he would reach out, offer support. But it wasn't until after he took an …
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