The Docket – week of Feb. 14

Attorneys are preparing for a trial later this year that will try Damian Herrera of Ojo Caliente for the murder of Michael Alan Kyte of Tres Piedras.
Attorneys are preparing for a trial later this year that will try Damian Herrera of Ojo Caliente for the murder of Michael Alan Kyte of Tres Piedras, one of five people Herrera allegedly killed...
State lawmakers are considering some gun control legislation. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe is asking the Taos County Commission to consider a resolution to make the county a "2nd Amendment sanctuary."  Luis Sánchez Saturno/New Mexican file photo
Monday lowdown

Meetings this week: Second Amendment sanctuary, hospital's future, health security act

Monday (Feb. 18): Presidents Day – most government offices are closed. Tuesday (Feb. 19):  Taos County Commission  Taos Tree Board meets
Luna Velar/courtesy photo  Taos Mayor Dan Barrone, left, helps Taos High chool students D. Garcia and J. Medina plant trees for an orchard.

Taos Tree Board presents draft plan for taking care of 6,000 community trees

How many trees are in Taos parks, historic district and other public places in town? 6,000 of dozens of different species. Many are decades old, growing tall and strong through several generations of Taoseños. Some …
Taos Ski Valley received another 7 inches of snow Sunday night (Feb. 18). More snow is expected through Tuesday.
Local weather

Winter storm warning issued for Taos County, Northern New Mexico

 A winter storm warning is in effect for Taos County and Northern New Mexico today through Tuesday night (Feb. 18-19), according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Snow …
Courtesy image'Talpa Village,' 24-by-30 inches by Louis Ribak

203 Fine Art offers look at 'Two Generations of Early Taos Artists'

The artists' work carefully hung on the smooth 18-foot-high walls of 203 Fine Art Gallery spans more than a century of art history in Taos.The show the gallery is hanging this week …
Local news

TSV reopens lifts closed Saturday due to high winds

UPDATE: Although wind gusts of 60-70 mph buffeted Taos Ski Valley's uppermost chairlifts Saturday afternoon (Feb. 16), forcing their temporarily closure, Sunday (Feb. 17) is a different story.

Tempo Arts & Entertainment
Movie review: 'Alita: Battle Angel'
There’s a reason manga works best on the printed page. As a 2-D image brought to life by talented Asian illustrators who unleash a …
Art that feeds the spirit
Visionary artist Maria Mikhailas, a resident of El Rito, north of Questa, began her lifelong love of the arts in childhood, finding …
Taos Quilt and Needlecraft Guild exhibits at Trading Post Café
The Taos Quilt and Needlecraft Guild is a nonprofit organization that got its start in 2006 when four women, Effie Romero, Sue Vigil, …
Randal Bays and John Coyne roll out an intimate concert of traditional Irish tunes
Randal Bays has been called "one of the finest Irish fiddlers one could ever hope to hear," by Fiddler Magazine. He lives in Seattle, …
'LOVE and #metoo' throws down
Admission for all is free, but gallery owner Maye Torres says the mature content is best suited for adult audiences.
Diana Rico reveals a wealth of experience in the media arts
Many Taoseños remember Diana Rico as the SOMOS curator for the 2008-2009 series, but, as it happens with many Taos creatives, she has …
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Sports brief: Taos Tigers girls basketball

The 2-13 Lady Tigers lost their first district game 51-22 at Pojoaque Jan. 25. They play at Portales Jan. 29 after this section goes to press and three games next week, all at home. On Jan. 31 they …

Photo Gallery of Angel Fire shovel races: Competitors grabbed their handles and held on tight

John Strader, of Albuquerque, attempts to slow his shovel after crossing the finish line Saturday (Feb. 9) during the 40th annual World Championship Shovel Races at Angel Fire Resort. Known as 'The Shovelmeister,' Strader has been shovel racing since 1981.
Hundreds of competitors and spectators converged at Angel Fire Resort for the 40th World Championship Shovel Races on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 8-9).Racers of all ages and abilities …
Podcasts read by Larry Torres

  • Canutito learns about el amor milagroso de Amelia
  • Canutito learns cómo lamber las postage stamps
  • San Blás becomes Canutito's new best friend
  • El romarizo y la tos are just like Democrats and Republicans
  • Canutito estudia la encyclopedia
  • ¿Por qué tanto barullo over a New Year's Baby?
  • Canutito makes New Year's Resolutions pa'la porra
  • Canutito sees a Santa Claus en puros calzoncillos
  • Canutito tended to be un poco 'puchilame'
  • 'El Duendito Juan' had good cleaning habits
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