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Taos teacher wants to be lieutenant governor

Jeff Carr, a Taos teacher and eight-year member of the state’s elected education commission, will run for lieutenant governor of New Mexico in 2018. Carr, a Democrat, said in his Dec. 5 announcement that he would “endeavor to serve the people … more

County manager Cordova touts strong 'state of county'

While the Taos County government saw its share of lows and blows in 2016 — from two deaths in the Taos County jail to a troubling virus in the county’s computer system — Taos County Manager Leandro Cordova used the “state of the county” … more

Duran, Martinez plead ‘not guilty’ to co-op fight charges

Both men involved in a physical altercation at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative have pleaded “not guilty” to criminal charges related to the incident. Cristobal Duran and Virgil Martinez, both members of the co-op board, were scheduled for an … more

Know Your Neighbor: Daniel Martinez says farming is ‘in [his] blood’

Daniel Martinez’s plans for 2017 include heading an exciting new project at Taos Pueblo’s Red Willow Farm. “The project we’re implementing is part of our youth program. We’ve constructed boxes with soil and a greenhouse frame structure. … more

School districts take issue with reading report

Administrators from some of New Mexico’s largest school districts say the Public Education Department was mistaken earlier this week when it said most parents in the state are in the dark about their children’s reading progress. The … more

Governor's $6.09B budget proposal calls for more belt-tightening

With New Mexico’s finances still mired in red, Gov. Susana Martinez proposed a lean budget Jan. 10 for the coming fiscal year, calling on lawmakers to close the deficit with further cuts in government spending, including making public employees … more

Heather Miro goes solo again with salon near Taos Plaza

Hairstylist Heather Miro is once again going solo by opening a new salon in downtown Taos. Heather Miro Hair Design opened last month at 126-B West Plaza Lane, near the U.S. Bank branch. Miro began cutting and coloring hair in Taos 15 years … more

Nominations sought for wild horse, burro advisory board

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill three positions on its national wild horse and burro (donkey) advisory board. To be considered, nominations must be received via email by Feb. 10 or postmarked by that date. Nominations … more

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
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