Local news

Repairs underway on Ranchos water system

Residents in Ranchos de Taos should have water again by Friday evening. That assessment came from Jesse Miera, the operator of the water system, who is currently making repairs to the pump that went …

Questa law firm contracts draws auditor's attention

The State Auditor's Office wants to subpoena documents from a Northern New Mexico village that has paid more than $1.5 million to a prominent Albuquerque law firm over the last decade under an …

Powered paragliders reach Middle Rio Grande

About a dozen powered paragliders, including two from Taos, are two days into their adventure flying the length of the Río Grande. They camped out at the San Luis State Park Thursday (Sept. …
Crime

Police blotter: Sept. 12-17

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Sept. 12-17.

Taos police charge suspect in Subway armed robbery

Taos Police have charged 33-year-old Ronnie Mondragon of Ranchos de Taos as the man who appeared on surveillance footage wielding a tire iron and demanding cash from a frightened employee starting …

Ranchos man accepts plea deal in 2016 jail overdose death

A Ranchos de Taos man accepted a plea agreement this month that resolved several outstanding drug-related cases filed against him in Taos County, including a drug trafficking and involuntary …
Politics

Health care a top issue in New Mexico race for U.S. Senate

Health care reform may have galvanized the tea party movement eight years ago and contributed to a wave of Republican victories. But now Democrats in …
Politics

Heinrich joins Johnson in call to legalize cannabis

As a newly elected U.S. senator, Martin Heinrich was cautious in 2012 when asked about legalizing marijuana. Up for re-election in November, the Democrat tweeted...

NM high court nixes straight-party voting

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Wednesday (Sept. 12) against straight-party voting. Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver had made a decision to allow people to mark a box on the November …
Environment

Powered paragliders to cruise above length of Río Grande

About twice a week, visitors to the Río Grande Gorge Bridge may spot a couple of colorful paragliders swooping down along the deep rift and …
Environment

Enviro brief: More prescribed burns planned for Taos

In addition to the 2,833-acre Alamosa prescribed burn planned for the Vallecitos area, the Carson National Forest has several other burns scheduled for the coming two months.
Environment

Enviro brief: Nuclear board to meet in Taos

The Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board will be meeting in Taos Wednesday (Sept. 26) from 1 to 5:15 p.m. Why does this matter? The board, appointed …
Business
Business

Funeral home feud reaches Taos

Besides hosting funerals for Taos families, a trio of companies have marketed themselves so aggressively that the free-market battle has erupted beyond local media advertising...
Business

Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties sees a bright future ahead in Taos, Angel Fire

Her smile began at the Texas border and grew bigger the closer she got to Northern New Mexico. Having grown up in Houston, Lisa Sutton knew in her late teens that the rugged beauty of …
Business

Security and Exchange Commission OKs crowdfunding for small businesses

Owners of startups and early-stage businesses can now look beyond traditional financing and equity sources when searching for growth capital. Changes in federal and state laws make it possible for …