Here is a preview of what to expect in this week’s edition of the Taos News.
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter waives goodbye to four residents this week as the dogs are being shipped to Utah where they will receive special attention and care. While always sad to see their friends depart, Shelter officials say the move will free up space for more animals.
In other news, two rafters were rescued from the Rio Grande early Saturday morning by three local river guides in an effort that took first responders nine hours. Both rafters were found alive and in good condition, this incident occurring after a 67-year-old man drowned in the Rio Grande on Thursday.
Over a dozen firearms were stolen from SMD Zombie Tactical Gun shop Thursday morning. A weapons cache recovered all but four of the weapons during a Taos Police traffic stop early Saturday morning. Two suspects were arrested in connection to the burglary.
For Sports, Taos Tiger boys’ track team celebrates as they bring home the state championship blue trophy for the fourth year in a row. The girls weren’t far behind and brought home fourth place in the 4-A class at the state track meet.
In other news, high school graduation rates in the area have been on the rise for certain schools, even climbing above the state average of 71 percent. Local educators are chalking the success up to their staff and the hard work and dedication of all involved.
The annual Taos Medical & Wellness Directory is out this week. Be sure and pick up a copy.
Also In Health and Fitness this week, we have a story about complementary healing methods such as Reiki that can help animal companions.
The Taos News kicks off our annual graduation coverage with a story on last week’s commencement ceremony for the University of New Mexico-Taos. All told, the class of 2017 saw students receiving masters, bachelors and associate degrees, as well as certificates in more than ten programs.
Also in the news, while the Trump administration reviews certain national monuments, the Bureau of Land Management’s top brass temporarily suspended over 200 councils and committees, some of which are the few ways everyday citizens can routinely voice their opinions about public lands and their management. Taos is part of a Farmington council, and a June meeting scheduled to take place in Taos has been canceled. We break down what this means for the monument, the BLM, and the people of Taos County.
All this and more in this week’s copy of the Taos News, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter and have a great week, Taos.