Local news

Cordova v. Cline: Citizens win

The state Supreme Court issued an opinion Monday (May 22) reinforcing the First Amendment rights of New Mexico citizens to petition their government without fear of retaliation in the form of civil …

Four-story hotel moves forward to town council

The Town of Taos Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-0 Thursday (May 18) to recommend approval for construction of a four-story Holiday Inn Express to the town council. An estimated 50 people …

Memorial Day celebrations

Here are some Memorial Day events happening around the Enchanted Circle.

March births at Holy Cross Hospital

March 1: Twins - Jeremy Martínez, Jr. and Jason Mateo Martínez, Parents Julia Dannielle Montoya and Jeremy Arthur Martínez of Taos March 3: Sophi Peyton …

Disabled American Veterans

Per Memorial Day tradition in the Taos area, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 12-Taos members will host a public ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday (May 29) at the Holy Trinity Parish Church, 498 …

Moreno Valley parents advocate for athletics at high school

In one of the most well-attended meetings in recent history, parents and potential students of Moreno Valley High School made the case for athletics during the May 3 governing council meeting at …
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

Dark skies: connected to the past and future

In Taos, we enjoy darker skies than many places on earth. Growing up seeing stars and planets as familiar landmarks or coming here and glimpsing the Milky Way for the first time can bring feelings of …

Sidetrack: Gemini

In the astrological zodiac, the sun moved from the earth sign of Taurus into the air sign of Gemini on Saturday (May 20). When people talk about their “sign,” they’re usually …

Martens: Curious critters in the mountains of Taos

A trail of animal tracks in the deep snow caught the attention of Brian Long, a wildlife biologist and avid researcher. The tracks led him up a familiar mountain. He’d climbed it lots of times …

Ute Mountain

Finding the trail up Ute Mountain is a challenge well-worth taking on for the views at the top.

Outside hosts fourth Bike and Brew

Cycling enthusiasts and beer aficionados come together in the City Different for the fourth annual Outside Bike and Brew Festival, which will occur today through Sunday (May 18-21). The weekend …

Run for your life

While the Taos Valley weather can’t make up its mind what to do next, budding runners shouldn’t let that stop them from getting out on the trail and prepping for some great upcoming …
Success stories

Success Story: Music on the Mesa

Growth has come quickly to Music on the Mesa — propelled by the musical talent that’s now on stage after just three years. This year’s lineup is top heavy. It requires six …

Success Story: Community Against Violence

Community Against Violence (CAV) has been providing services for children and families affected by domestic and sexual violence in Taos County since 1978. A critical program that increases safety for …

Success Story: Taos Community Foundation - A junction for people, resources, and ideas

Taos County is home to more than 200 nonprofit organizations that strive to fill innumerable unmet needs in this community. Deciding which nonprofit or cause to support can be a daunting task for an individual, business or family wanting to …

Río Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program: Return to a good and healthy life

For nearly four decades, Río Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program has been the first stop on the way to recovery for Norteños struggling with addictions to alcohol and/or drugs. However, ask most Taoseños about Río Grande ATP, and you will get a …

Success Story: Wanda Lucero, Insurance Agent: Helping others through business

For Wanda Lucero, there’s no separation among her life, her business andher community. For 34 years, the Taos native has been in the insurance industry and, for the last 15 years, it’s been her name on the door. While building a successful …
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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