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Two young women charged in El Prado gas station armed robbery

The Conoco-Phillips gas station located in El Prado was allegedly robbed at gunpoint Jan. 9 by two young women – marking at least the second armed robbery in Taos County in less than one month. Two suspects, Estefina Valles, 21, and Vanessa … more

Lawsuit: Balderas fired six workers out of retaliation

Claiming retaliation, six former employees are suing state Attorney General Hector Balderas for firing them and about three dozen of their colleagues shortly after his election in 2014. James Hallinan, a Balderas spokesman, said Jan. 9 the … more

Parenting 101: How to help teens who self-injure

Current estimates are that one in five adolescents engage in self-injury. These numbers do not just include young people already identified as needing psychological help. Rather, they reflect ordinary youth from average American high schools and … more

Portal to collect health care stories

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, has launched a new tool on his website for New Mexicans to share their stories about having access to quality, affordable health care. The online portal will enable people across the state to share their health care … more

Christmas tree recycling available

The town of Taos recycling center and the Taos County Solid Waste Department are accepting clean Christmas trees for recycling. Clean trees have no decorations, lights, etc., on them. The public may drop off trees at the following … more

Two more members of Taos County heroin ring plead guilty

Two more defendants charged in connection with a Taos County-based heroin drug ring have entered guilty pleas in federal court in Albuquerque. Elena Carabajal, 26, of Taos County and Wilma Romero, 66, of Arroyo Hondo entered the guilty pleas Jan. … more

Upcoming legislation aims to challenge coyote killings

Rows of thin carcasses hung from beams, legs bound by rope and coarse sandy fur smudged with blood. The bodies were counted and weighed, then stacked in a heap. They were the targets in coyote killing contests in the American West. It’s a … more

GOP to revive death penalty proposal during session

The death penalty will again be an issue in the state Legislature when it reconvenes next week. A capital punishment bill, sponsored by Rep. Monica Youngblood, R-Albuquerque, is identical to what was perhaps the most divisive piece of legislation … more

Two beauty experts converge under one roof at Yucca Plaza

If your New Year’s resolutions include taking better care of your skin, you might want to consider this Taos business. Missy’s Organic Skincare and Spa and Bella Pelle are two businesses under one roof that can help you achieve your … more

NonviolenceWorks’ staff, programs designed to respond to Taos’ needs

Taos is a unique and complex community where human strengths and human needs exist at the same time as dramatic challenges to the behavioral health system. Whether looking at poverty, hunger, violence or despair in many forms, Taoseños across their … more
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