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Learn about a group of Taos Scouts who have earned Eagle honors

Five young men have earned their Eagle Scout badges, all from Troop 98 in Taos. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement attainable in the scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Only 5 … more

Taos Feral Feline Friends welcome funds for spay/neuter program

Taos Feral Feline Friends (TFFF) said it has received more than $20,000 from PetSmart Charities to fuel its local spay/neuter efforts in Taos, Ranchos de Taos, El Prado and Questa. The money will … more

Help Outreach Taos shores up suicide prevention, response network

After a year in which Taos County saw 16 individuals lose their lives due to suicide – including two children and 14 adults – many continue to wrestle with challenging … more

Year in review: Behavioral health gets attention, but services grow more scarce

It was late November 2015 when the detox facility in Taos unexpectedly closed its doors. More than a year later, Taos is still without a facility. While local elected officials have given more attention to the issue of behavioral health, other … more

Taos Pueblo manager to advise Dept. of Energy

Cherylin Atcitty, environmental manager for Taos Pueblo, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board. “I am thankful for this opportunity to serve as a board member. I feel honored to represent … more

Stray Hearts contract, jail health, Forest Service and more on county menu

Every two weeks, Taos County commissioners meet to discuss and vote on county business, policies and projects. Citizens are invited to speak at the beginning of meetings, which take place at 105 Albright St. Videos of the meetings are streamed live … more

Local scouts grab big honors, complete Stray Hearts project

A trio of local scouts earned high recognition and completed local projects as part of their training and education. Aydin Gates, an Eagle Scout, has earned the prestigious “National Medal for Outdoor Achievement.” The achievement is the … more

New shelter board member created nonprofit name

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos has named a new board member. Kay Kimmel recently joined the board of the nonprofit. She has been a longtime volunteer at Stray Hearts. Officials say she is the person responsible for the name. Kimmel has a … more

Stray Hearts Santa

Santa visited Stray Hearts Animal Shelter recently. more

Year of loss stokes discussion on suicide prevention, mental health

The conversation surrounding suicides in Taos County is by no means new. Those who have lived here for years – or for generations – are aware that New Mexico consistently ranks among the top five states in terms of suicide rates, overall, and … more
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