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Taos Roast Association honors Kittredge

The Taos Roast Association celebrates its 29th annual "roast" honoree Victoria Kittredge Saturday (July 21) at the Kachina Lodge Hope Room.

Structure fire reported on Santistevan Road

Firefighters and law enforcement are responding to a structure fire on Santistevan Road in El Prado off State Road 64 West. The fire was first reported shortly after 6 p.m. Friday evening (July …

How does your garden grow?

The Angel Fire Garden Club's 16th Annual Garden Tour, with the theme "Buck Full Moon," is set for Saturday (July 28).

Northern New Mexico wins federal housing grant for homeless youth

A group of Northern New Mexico agencies will get $3.37 million in federal funds to seek ways of dealing with homelessness among young people, a sum that local …

High Country Arts & Crafts Festival kicks off July 28

The 36th Annual High Country Arts & Craft Festival has brought area and out-of-state talent to the Moreno Valley since 1982, and this year's show is …

What's going on with Angel Fire's roads, water system?

Angel Fire homeowner Ray Honea asked a pointed question during the recent July 10 Angel Fire Village Council meeting: "Why are the roads so bad? I know …

Taos Immigration Allies collecting supplies

Making the trip once again to the border, immigrant activist Jose Gonzales is wrapping up his collections for this round. Gonzales will be collecting a variety of goods to take down to the …

State warns NM dispensaries on cannabidiol sales

A notice from the New Mexico Department of Health to medical marijuana dispensaries caused discomfort that, for some, not even cannabidiol could …

State police conducting sobriety checkpoints, upping patrols this month

New Mexico State Police this month is increasing patrols and operating sobriety checkpoints in a broad and controversial law enforcement strategy that …
¡Que vivan Las Fiestas de Taos!

Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana de Taos - full entertainment schedule

Friday (July 20), Saturday (July 21), and Sunday (July 22) schedule of events.

N.M. Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of ‘witch hunter’

The New Mexico Supreme Court this month upheld a Taos jury's decision to convict a West Virginia man of murdering a woman whose body was found near Carson on Christmas Day 2014. Ivan Dennings …

Strong at Heart drives up MainStreet

As a wrap up of their Downtown Design Workshop for Taos, Colorado-based consultants Community Builders have published some ideas for the downtown district …
Police reports

Inmates captured after escaping from Sandoval County Detention Center

Two inmates that escaped from the Sandoval County Adult Detention Center Friday night (May 5) have been captured.

Accused Costilla shooter released, turns over weapons

Andrew Bernard Mott, the man accused of assaulting an off-duty New Mexico State Police officer and his family in Costilla on March 11, has been released from the Taos County Adult Detention Center.Mott,

New Mexico gears up for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Residents throughout New Mexico are invited to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an initiative designed to reduce prescription drug-related deaths by collecting unused …

Lt. David Maggio appointed acting police chief

Lt. David Maggio, a 20-year veteran of the Taos Police Department, was named “acting police chief” immediately following Randall Parmer’s final day on the job yesterday, Friday …
Crime

Former Mr. New Mexico found guilty of 2014 murder

By Cody Hooks chooks@taosnews.com The Taos News Micola “Mick” Sopyn, a former bodybuilder once named Mr. New Mexico, was found guilty of second-degree murder and use of a firearm by a …

Police blotter March 22-27

The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from March 22-27. March 22 7:38 a.m. Battery, Martinez Lane – A mother said her son grabbed her and hurt her. She …
Lifestyles
Special report

A Florida city nurtures babies with 'Brain Bags' for parents. Can New Mexico do the same?

NMEditor's note: Communities nationwide are trying to crack the same nut: how to narrow the achievement gap between rich and poor kids. Pensacola, Fla., became one of …

Hiking for life

Hiking has benefits for both the mind and spirit. Studies are showing that if we continue to exercise as we get older, we reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and increase the …

Messes and inner work

Oh nooooo! The oat groats are bubbling over the lip of my nice, clean stainless steel pot, sliding their not-yet-soft bellies down the sides - getting their behinds blackened on the flame licking the …

Questa hosts fishing tourney Saturday

Get your fishing poles and get up to Questa for the Second Annual Questa Fishing Derby. The event will take place Saturday (July 21) from 8 a.m. to noon at Eagle Rock Lake in Questa, just 1.5 …

Fechin Gardens: peace and tranquility in the town of Taos

Hidden behind the stately former home of artist Nicholai Fechin a beautiful new garden waits to be discovered. Water bubbles over a small boulder into a …
Taos Herb

Herb of the Month: Arnica

Arnica is one of the best-known medicinal herbs in the Western world with species growing in the Americas and Europe.
Success stories
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Success Story: Community Against Violence (CAV)           

Community Against Violence (CAV) has been helping make Taos safer for 40 years.
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Success Story: Taos Community Foundation

At Taos Community Foundation, there is charitable magic happening. The foundation has been serving our community for 20 years by connecting donors to the causes they care most about.
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Success Story: Sabroso Restaurant and Bar

Sitting on the Sabroso patio on a warm evening with a cold drink and savory food is the quintessential summer experience.
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Success Story: Taos Pueblo tour guide program

Sharing the beauty and history of Taos Pueblo has a long tradition. Early on, there was a docent program and since the 1970s, there have been tours offered by guides. “The tour guide program …
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Success Story: Golder Associates and the former Chevron Questa Mine

The water treatment plant at the former Chevron Questa Mine is up and running successfully. It began operations last year on July 4 and treats groundwater and stormwater, as well as dewatering the …
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Success Story: Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

The people at Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe want to be of service to families during times of grief, and they want to do so in an affordable way.
Solutions
Special report

New Mexico ranks last in national survey of child well-being

Prospects for children in New Mexico are the worst in the nation, according to newly released data that rank states across 16 measures of child well-being.
Special report

Down New Mexico's (brain) drain

Leaving New Mexico wasn't a maybe - it was a have-to for Jesse Wood, a Farmington kid who graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2014. Like thousands of other …
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Educating adults has generational payoff in New Mexico

Connie Flores never wanted to drop out of school, let alone leave in eighth grade. But like thousands of other teenagers who never graduate from high school in New …
Special report

Stuck at the bottom: Why New Mexico fails to thrive

For almost 30 years, New Mexico has maintained an iron grip on the bottom rung of key rankings.  
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Early childhood education may be key to solving economic woes

Over the last two decades, New Mexico has turned its pockets inside out to keep old businesses from leaving and attract new ones to open their doors.
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A shot in the dark

It had been months since he had pulled the trigger, but Abe Gordon still couldn't find the words. He would play back the shooting in his head. The argument on the roadway in El Llano. The …