State suspends Questa school board until Jan. 1

Questa school board member Ellis Garcia (right) attended the Oct. 30 board meeting, despite having been ordered on Oct. 23 to step down by the New Mexico attorney general. Also shown, from left: board president Daryl Ortega and board vice president Mathew Ortega.
Late today (Nov. 12), New Mexico Secretary of Public Education Ryan Stewart suspended the board of the Questa Independent School District, prompting cancellation of this evening's special board meeting.
Terance Quintana, 22, was arrested Monday (Nov. 11) as the main actor in an armed robbery that afternoon at Pacheco's High Road Market in Peñasco.

State police arrest three in Peñasco market robbery

New Mexico State Police arrested three men in Peñasco late Monday afternoon (Nov. 11) in connection to an armed robbery that terrorized a local cashier who had brought her infant child to work …

Does a 'warrior gene' make a murderer?

The New Mexico Supreme Court heard arguments recently in an appeal of a murder case that could force the state's district court system to consider the question of whether a "warrior gene" might make some people prone to impulsive acts of violence.
Executive Director of the New Mexico Rural Hospital Network Stephen Stoddard, left, hands Holy Cross CEO Bill Patten American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award.

Holy Cross CEO receives healthcare award

Holy Cross Hospital CEO Bill Patten was awarded the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award by the American College of Health Care Executives.
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Discover Taos preview: Taos Ski Valley’s patron saint of skiers

Taos is not a cookie-cutter mountain town and it’s not trying to be. We’re not meaning to be full of ourselves, but we love the quaint, casual and historic fabric of our beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountain home in the Southern Rockies. In the 188 - page complimentary Discover Taos winter  guide - in this week's edition of the Taos News - discover the heart of Taos at this time of year and meet some of its people,  like Jean Mayer: 

Congratulations to the Taos Ride Contest winners!

Taoseños have voted on their favorite rides, from a vintage truck to a motorcycle.
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Taos Spa and Tennis Club thrives thanks to loyal members of the community

When you fall in love with Taos, it pays to remember a piece of timeless advice for building a long-lasting relationship: you have to let Taos be Taos. Pam and Ray Guyer knew this instinctively when they moved from New Hampshire 18 years ago to buy Taos Spa and Tennis Club.
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Taos needs a dog park
Thanks to Kurt Mayne for his letter, "Leash up loose dogs" (Oct. 31). He's right, of course, that people with dogs should obey park …
You don't have to pick only one alternative in Carson land management plan
There is some confusion surrounding the Carson National Forest's Land Management Plan comment process and we want to clarify a …
Río Fernando is worth fighting for until the river improves
The U.S. Forest Service controls millions of acres in Northern New Mexico. But only a tiny fraction of that land consists of wetlands …
Climate change will impact Abeyta Water Settlement, Taos water supplies
I arrived in Taos after a lifetime of the poisoned air of Los Angeles. I lived in Taos, rejoicing in its clear skies and clear air, …
Thanks to Holy Cross Hospital
My name is Melissa Martinez and my husband, Richard, and I reside in Taos. In October I had a health scare which required my admission …
Adopt an older pet
Save a life and make your own better by giving an older dog or cat a home during national "Adopt a Senior Pet Month" this November. …
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Mercury to cross in front of the sun on Veterans Day

Since ancient times, planet Mercury has been shrouded in mystery primarily because it's so close to the sun that relatively few earthlings have seen it.

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Taos Star Guide
November is an active meteor month. The Leonids meteor showers hit their peak Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 16-17).
Now showing in Taos: ‘Doctor Sleep’
They killed a kid — not just haul him off-screen to so something unseen and unspeakable. No, they showed his terror, and the blood, …
The story of how 'Luna' found a home
Hope is something many might say is becoming rare these days, according to author Dora Dillistone. It certainly arrived as a surprise …
How does a writer write?
More rich and diverse offerings are happening at SOMOS Salon & Bookstore for this year's Prose Month.
Cutting edge of new classical music
Each season, the Taos Chamber Music Group highlights young chamber musicians in a program it calls "Play It Forward." This year, TCMG …
Allegra Sleep's artistic journey through time
Gold, purple and green is the color palette Allegra Sleep explores for her solo exhibition titled "Time, Travel." She said her color …
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Tigers make late rally, but Silver takes first round of Class 4A state playoffs

The No. 7 Taos Tigers found themselves down 14 points at halftime to No. 10 Silver. But the Colts (6-5), with their strong running game and stout defensive efforts, were able to maintain their lead throughout the fourth quarter and, in the end, would take home the 26-23 win over the Tigers (6-5) at Anaya Field on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 9) in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs.

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