This week, Reporter Cody Hooks has bits and pieces from a very active news cycle. Here locally, Holy Cross Hospital is doing well enough its top leadership is not asking to dip into a tax that voters dedicated for capital improvements.
On the environment front, there’s an update on methane rules at the federal level and news on seed-saving legislation at New Mexico’s Roundhouse. And don’t forget to read our look back at the headlines from 10, 25 and 50 years ago.
In the courts, Juan Espinoza, a 22-year-old defendant accused of killing two people and gravely injuring another during a September car crash on State Road 68, appeared for a preliminary hearing last week. Three witnesses, who are also fellow coworkers of Espinoza on the Río Grande gas pipeline, suggested a new scenario – one where Espinoza may have been shot and chased by another vehicle prior to the fatal collision.
In sports, the Questa Lady Cats are peaking at the right time, going 5-1 in their last six games - knocking off the Escalante Lady Lobos in a physical duel Feb. 3. Taos High School swim team qualified ten swimmers for the state meet and the two Taos basketball teams shared a rare stat phenomenon.
In Home and Garden this week, check out the joys of raising chickens in the backyard and local places where you can pick up your chicks. Plus learn about all the ways stinging nettle is good for your health, just be careful when you pick it to avoid the burn.
Tempo’s cover story this week is on the exhibits at the Harwood Museum opening under the title “Work by Women.” The show is headlined by “La Frontera,” works by former Taoseña Erin Currier expressing the power and vitality of women the world over. In addition, we’re covering the show by Native American comedians James and Ernie, which is a benefit for the UNM-Taos Library. Opening act is Improv Medicine. It’s all there and more in this week’s Tempo.
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