Politics threaten to delay Taos detox unit

A Taoseño, who wished to remain anonymous, has been in recovery from alcohol use disorder for four and a half years. He has been attending Our Lady of Guadalupe Church since first moving to Taos about five years ago. "I was brought up Catholic and got away from it during my drinking days," he said. "So coming to church feels like I’m back home." Taos County residents suffering from addiction have faced dwindling resources since the 2015 closure of Taos County's last social detox facility. The nine-bed detox center was run by Tri-County Community Services, a large behavioral health provider that folded entirely in August.
A 66-year-old Taos man entered an empty, all but silent Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos on Tuesday (July 16). Agreeing to be interviewed on the condition of anonymity under the pseudonym, …
Courtesy Carson National Forest The Francisquito Fire was detected Saturday (July 13) and is “creeping with low to moderate fire behavior,” according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Calling Native leaders’ thoughts on climate change — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) is part of a group of senators seeking input from American Indian community leaders about the impacts of …
Courtesy photoThe cost of a restucco job typically ranges from $4.50 to $6 per square foot, but there are all kinds of variables. Among them is the condition of the old material, the ease of access and erection of scaffolding.

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The skin of a house - the roof and the stucco on the walls - holds early …
Robert Nott/The New MexicanPeople gathered in the Public Education Department Building in Santa Fe on Sunday (July 15) to pay their respects to departmental employee and music artist Ernestine Romero, who police say was slain last week by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Loved ones mourn Tejano singer killed in Santa Fe

Ernestine Saucedo, who had a mischievous streak, probably sent Sunday night's (July 14) heavy rains, loved ones joked. The downpour, during a gathering of some 250 …
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Fiestas fun at the Taos Retirement Village

The 2018 Taos Fiesta La Reina Alicia Marie Romero and her Princesas Jazmine Medrano and Angelica Gonzales enjoyed their last public appearance before the new queen and her court were introduced …

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Now showing in Taos: ‘The Lion King’
Disney’s new version of “The Lion King” directed by Jon Favreau opens like the 1994 animated musical, setting the stage with an …
Taos Star Guide
The sun moves from the sign of Cancer and into the sign of Leo late Monday (July 22). The Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue ...
One night, three short comedies
The cliché about working with a group of unruly and differing people being like "herding cats" might apply to the local theater …
The problem is not right or left
When political parties became lured by big money, big ideas about how to help the working stiffs of America went right out the window. …
Taos students learn 'Serenade'
The ballet is a feat of grace, physical rigor, and soul. Akin to the professional ice skater and gymnast, it is exhilarating to watch …
Wickedly paradoxical duo
Rich vocal harmonies, lush instrumentation and soulful lyrics define Tina & Her Pony. The last time the duo rode through town was …
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Reel Talk: Weekly fishing and stocking report

This condensed version of the weekly fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and …

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