Local news

New agriculture organization forms in Taos

A new agriculture group devoted to fostering a farm-to-market (and school) endeavor in Taos County has officially formed, and one of its goals is to get a barley-to-beer cycle going with local …

Abe Garcia celebrates 94th birthday

Abe Garcia, owner and operator of Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco, celebrated his 94th birthday among family and friends on Thursday evening (April 20). The celebration was accompanied by singing, …
Veterans

Veterans Affairs Interim Deputy Secretary to visit Taos Pueblo

Leaders of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are scheduled to visit Taos Pueblo for an event today (April 21) from 4:15-6 p.m.

Taos Alive Coalition encourages safe celebrations for prom

It is officially prom season in Taos. Almost every Saturday in April and May, at least one high school in Taos County will host its prom, with Taos High School celebrating in style this Saturday …
Earth Day

Earth Day celebrations, marches and tree plantings

This Saturday (April 22) marks the 47th year of celebrating Earth Day. The holiday got its start with protests on the streets and activists in the halls of Congress lobbying for more protections for …

Students receive 560 pairs of new shoes

In a gesture of good faith and community service, New Beginnings Taos Church has teamed up with Convoy of Hope to provide children at Enos Garcia Elementary with a brand new pair of shoes Thursday …
Police reports

Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from April 12-17. April 12 11:58 a.m. Juvenile problem, Taos Middle School – A female was possibly in possession …

Crime spree suspect arraigned in Taos

A man who had been granted a conditional discharge from Eighth Judicial District Court in 2015 was arraigned today (April 14) in Taos County Magistrate Court on multiple felony charges connected to a …

Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from April 5-10. April 5 12:40 a.m. Battery, Walmart - Caller advised there were two people fighting. 10:12 a.m. …

Lt. Maggio named acting police chief

Lt. David Maggio, a 20-year veteran of the Taos Police Department, was named "acting police chief" following Randall Parmer's final day on the job Friday (April 7). A press release from Town …

Crime spree suspects captured in Albuquerque

Updated April 12 at 10 p.m. Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a wanted suspect believed to be "armed and dangerous" in the Velarde area south of Taos along State Road 68 …

Update: Man robbed at gunpoint, police search for suspect

An individual was robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot located along Camino de la Merced near Walmart around 3 p.m. this afternoon (April 10).   Police are currently looking for a male …
Lifestyles
Home and Garden

Wonderful World of Native Plants – Easter flowers

At this time of spring and renewal, it seems appropriate to consider Easter flowers. Pasqueflowers, or flowers of peace, lend their loveliness to the Easter season around the world. Some 33 species …
Home and Garden

Adventures in growing

After getting some warm weather, Taos gardeners are ready to start planting. However, those who have been here for a while know that there are more freezing nighttime temperatures to come and it is …

Finding your inner compost guru

What does a compost bin look like, anyway? What about a worm-compost bin? In the nearly 25 years I have been teaching people how to compost, I have seen as many ways to compost as ways to eat …
Home and Garden

Herbs: Yerba de la negrita

By Rob Hawley For The Taos News In Northern New Mexico, this plant has bright little orange flowers that look like hollyhock flowers and is sometimes mistaken for a small poppy. Yerba de la …
Tree Talk

Honoring an elder

We are all aware of the ancient cottonwood tree leaning conspicuously to the south on Taos Plaza. It is not intensely large, nor particularly balanced or attractive, yet it is a well-loved member of …

Spring hiking: Puye Cliff Dwellings

By Cindy Brown It is a place of vast silence today, but the pueblos and cliff dwellings at Puye were once home to 2,500 Tewa-speaking people. The ancestors of the Santa Clara Pueblo lived here …
Success stories

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 …

Graystone Furniture: Unique and One-of-a-Kind

“In 2008 I hired John Vidaurre as the first full-time employee at Graystone Furniture & the sofa gallery. Although we opened in 2002, it was when John joined me that Graystone Furniture became a full-service furniture store. We bought a delivery …

Success Story: Wayne Rutherford General Contractor, Inc. Over 40 years of craftsmanship and project management

Award-winning builder Wayne Rutherford has been creating timeless home and business environments for over 40 years. His responsive design, traditional and contemporary craftsmanship, attention to detail, and project management are well regarded …
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 …

Rural economies get high on legal cannabis

In Trinidad, Colorado, revenue from eight recreational cannabis shops is paving streets and helping refurbish downtown apartments. Across the state in De Beque, nearly a quarter of the town’s general fund comes from marijuana sales tax. In Log …

The Taos News to host community forum Nov. 16 on education, jobs

The Taos News will host  “Small Towns, Big Change,” Nov. 16 — a community conversation about education and economics in Taos.  Since April, The Taos News has partnered with the Solutions Journalism Network — an independent …

How one tiny high school hacked Advanced Placement classes

If you ask Colby Simpson, one of 35 seniors at Paonia High School, how many advanced placement (AP) classes he’s taken, he has to shuffle through a long mental list. He definitely took AP biology, and is taking AP calculus and physics, but did he …
Stock report