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In a special town council meeting Tuesday (June 29), councilors unanimously passed an amendment to the existing emergency order surrounding the coronavirus pandemic requiring all those in the town limits on public property to wear a mask in public or face a petty misdemeanor charge and a fine of up to $500. The order took effect immediately. more
Author revered as Chicano literary pioneerPublication date: 7/1/2020 Page: 1 Section: BEdition: Byline: Phill Casaus and Jennifer Levin … more
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, towns are canceling or changing events for the Fourth of July holiday to protect public health. more
The Taos County Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a fire that started at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership Wednesday night (July 1). Volunteers from Hondo-Seco, Taos Ski Valley and Taos fire departments responded to the blaze, which was put out after it caused damage to the roof of the music venue northwest of Taos. more
The Taos Regional Landfill Board will meet July 16 to discuss the future of recycling.Members of the board were given the results of an analytical survey done by Souder … more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham told the state Wednesday (July 1) New Mexico was dangerously close to rolling back openings amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  As New Mexico’s cases increased … more
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives a weekly coronavirus pandemic update on state restrictions and reopenings.  more
Governors don’t usually sign a budget twice in one year. But this is no normal year. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gave her blessing to New Mexico’s revised budget legislation Tuesday (June 30), but she also used her veto power to cancel some of the cuts lawmakers approved during the special session. more
Face coverings are now mandatory in the town of Taos.  In a special town council meeting, councilors unanimously passed an amendment to the existing emergency order surrounding the … more
The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 248 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 12,520 to date. Taos County cases remain at 43. The state also announced three additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday (July 2), for a total of 503. more
A woman who works at Holy Cross Medical Center in Taos has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first case of the virus in a staff member at the local critical access hospital. more
By Jesse Moyajmoya@taosnews.comAfter months of closure, the town of Taos has reopened public restrooms near Taos Plaza following numerous complaints from visitors and downtown business owners about … more
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos has received a $6,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to help cover the expenses of preparing animals for adoption."The board and staff at Stray Hearts are … more
The town of Taos will hold a special meeting Tuesday (June 30) to discuss a possible amendment to the currency emergency order making face coverings mandatory in the town.  Face coverings are … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday pardoned 19 people convicted of crimes in the state, the first time she has granted clemency during her administration.Most of the people on the list had been … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed three pieces of legislation from the special session into law Friday, including bills aimed at streamlining voting during the novel coronavirus pandemic, creating a … more
A motorocyclist crashed, then the driver of a UTV struck a pedestrian in separate but back-to-back traffic accidents south of Taos Sunday evening (June 28), sending a total of three people to Holy Cross Medical Center. more
A product that is supposed to help save lives has proved deadly in New Mexico. Hand sanitizer laced with toxic methanol has killed three people, permanently blinded one and left three others … more
Firefighters are working in heavy fuels to contain a wildfire north of Pecos near the popular Cowles fishing ponds that was spotted Friday (June 26).  The cause of the fire was still under … more
A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding southbound on State Road 230 in Des Montes Friday afternoon (June 26) – the third fatal traffic accident in Taos County this week. … more
“It almost felt like fate” to Anthony Rumfolo when he arrived to work at Taos Ski Valley last winter. After serving the country, the Air Force veteran (Senior Airman E-4, 2003-2008) had been trying to find his purpose in the civilian world. more
As if a pandemic and recession aren't enough to deal with, the rest of 2020 looks parched for Northern New Mexico.According to the June 18 update of the United … more
After months of hiatus due to COVID-19 closures, Taos Ski Valley Inc. will begin a phased reopening of the outdoor area.Starting this week, the main Taos Sports retail … more
The town of Taos is working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community by handing out masks to businesses.  From 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday (June 26) town officials will be set up once again at Coronado Hall at 120 Civic Plaza drive to hand out masks for the business community. The town has allocated masks through emergency funds and will be handing out 50 per business.  more
One step back, one step forward – this might best sum up the cautious feeling among some in the Taos LGBTQ community in light of last week's federal rulings. more
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