Taos News

July 27, 2022
Vote to remove Airport Advisory Board member sent to AG

Vote to remove Airport Advisory Board member sent to AG

The Taos Regional Airport Advisory Board discussed at its regular meeting Thursday night (Sept. 15) whether a 2-2-vote by the Town of Taos Council to remove board member Daniel Weeks

Taos Municipal Schools District heightening security measures

Taos Municipal Schools District heightening security measures

When a cross country runner was stabbed in front of Taos High School this week, the Taos Municipal Schools District was already in the midst of following through on a

Heightening security measures

Heightening security measures

When a cross country runner was stabbed in front of Taos High School this week, the Taos Municipal Schools District was already in the midst of following through on a

Vista Grande High School is full speed ahead after district departure

Vista Grande High School is full speed ahead after district departure

Having separated from the Taos Municipal Schools District, Vista Grande High School has renewed its commitment to providing expeditionary and project-based learning to its diverse, 80-member student …

Vista Grande is full speed ahead after district departure

Vista Grande is full speed ahead after district departure

Having separated from the Taos Municipal Schools District, Vista Grande High School has renewed its commitment to providing expeditionary and project-based learning to its diverse, 80-member student …

'Livable Environment Ordinance' tabled amid backlash

'Livable Environment Ordinance' tabled amid backlash

Taos County's board of commissioners and administrative staff took the recently-proposed “Livable Environment Ordinance” off the table this week after a group of residents — who primarily live …

COVID, monkeypox, polio and west nile under control in NM

COVID, monkeypox, polio and west nile under control in NM

New Mexico's top health officials delivered a relatively rosy outlook on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Land of Enchantment during a press conference last Thursday (Sept. 15),

Public Lands Day reminds us to be better stewards of the land

Public Lands Day reminds us to be better stewards of the land

This Saturday (Sept. 24) is National Public Lands Day. It was established nearly three decades ago to honor and celebrate the deep connection between local communities and the incredible public

Capturing imaginations

Capturing imaginations

The PASEO was back in full form this past weekend, with colorful projections, kinetic sculptures, street art performances, music and dance. The free community event brought hundreds of families and

PATHWAYS to SUCCESS: Making a Difference

PATHWAYS to SUCCESS: Making a Difference

New Mexico is one of the most diverse and culturally rich states in the country. Statewide, 50.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, according to U.S. Census data

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter weekly report

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter weekly report

The following is a summary of activity at Stray Hearts Animal Shelter from Sept. 12-18.OutcomesAdoption: 6 cats, 6 dogsReturn to Owner: 2 dogsIntakesStray: 3 cats, 30 dogsSurrender: 11 dogsCensusIn …

New Mexico small businesses can tap into $25M in SBA loans

New Mexico small businesses can tap into $25M in SBA loans

Another $25 million in Small Business Administration loans is now available to New Mexico small businesses unable to secure traditional bank loans.The nonprofit, state-launched New Mexico Small …

Water infrastructure project starts in Arroyo Hondo

Water infrastructure project starts in Arroyo Hondo

Hundreds of Arroyo Hondo residents are set to benefit from domestic water system improvements that are years overdue. Aside from a storage tank that was replaced a decade ago, much

Child care facilities offer new possibilities for some state workers

Child care facilities offer new possibilities for some state workers

It was his first day of school and J.J. Vasquez wanted to look his best.The 3-year-old looked both like a scholar and an athlete ready for a day’s activities at

Man tied to alleged threat that closed Taos schools arrested

Man tied to alleged threat that closed Taos schools arrested

Police in Albuquerque have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a Taos school shooting threat that spurred Taos Municipal School District administrators to close all district campuses on Friday

Picuris Pueblo man prepares to sue after federal Indian Affairs agents destroyed cannabis

Picuris Pueblo man prepares to sue after federal Indian Affairs agents destroyed cannabis

A Picuris Pueblo man whose medical marijuana plants were confiscated and destroyed by officers with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs three years ago is seeking $3.5 million in damages

New Mexico State Police stop man for failing to use turn signal, charge him with 8th DWI

New Mexico State Police stop man for failing to use turn signal, charge him with 8th DWI

New Mexico State Police charged Pete Pedroncelli, 60, of Taos with aggravated DWI Sunday night (Sept. 11) after pulling him over for allegedly failing to use a traffic signal.

Vote to remove Taos Regional Airport Advisory Board member to be sent to NM Attorney General

Vote to remove Taos Regional Airport Advisory Board member to be sent to NM Attorney General

It was uncertain whether Airport Advisory Board member Daniel Weeks was actually voted off the board during their Thursday night meeting (Sept. 15). The town council was split on their

Bike frame maker who lost foot may face fraud charges

Bike frame maker who lost foot may face fraud charges

A popular bike frame maker living in Valdez near Gallina Canyon may face fraud charges since he raised over $18,000 on a GoFundMe page after making what law enforcement officials

EDA awards Taos County pueblos $4.4M

On Monday (Sept. 13) the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Taos Pueblo $2.4 million to help it construct a planned Taos Pueblo Heritage Center and $2 million to Picuris Pueblo

Bike frame maker who lost foot may face fraud charges

Bike frame maker who lost foot may face fraud charges

A renowned bike frame maker living in Valdez near Gallina Canyon may face fraud charges since he raised over $18,000 on a GoFundMe page after making what law enforcement officials

Double D Ranch changes hands

Double D Ranch changes hands

After years on the real estate market, the Double D Ranch has changed hands.The new owner, an ambitious free-thinker from Los Angeles, has big plans for the property, ranging from

Town of Taos removes only registered pilot from Airport Advisory Board

The Town of Taos Council voted Tuesday night (Sept. 12) to remove Airport Advisory Board member Daniel Weeks, citing a conflict of interest between his role on the board and

Sinkhole adds $8K to field replacement cost

Sinkhole adds $8K to field replacement cost

Robert Valencia, facilities director for the Taos Municipal Schools district, and interim Superintendent Valerie Trujillo delivered relatively good news last week regarding the reconstruction of the …

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