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Past articles by Will:

Former Taos town manager seeks Taos County planner appointment

Former Town of Taos Manager Rick Bellis has thrown his hat into the ring for the position of Taos County Planner. → Read More

COVID cases rise 150 percent in Taos County

Hospitalizations and deaths remain low The COVID-19 case rate has continued its gradual rise throughout Taos County (with 76 cases per 100,000 people per week) this past week. The county saw 25 new cases in the past week, compared to 10 cases the week before, according to Town of Taos GIS Analyst Tim Corner. Meanwhile, cases were up 11 percent throughout the state and 44 percent nationally. In… → Read More

Heinrich visits Taos to discuss domestic violence, sustainable housing

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich visited Northern New Mexico last week, making two stops in Taos to discuss domestic violence with Community Against Violence (CAV) staff and affordable, sustainable housing with → Read More

Town opts in to Local Election Act

The Town of Taos Council passed an ordinance by unanimous vote to opt in to the Local Election Act during a meeting Tuesday (April 26). The ordinance aligns the town → Read More

Victim's wife frustrated by delays in final trial in 2017 shooting spree

Andrea Kyte, a Tres Piedras woman who found her husband Michael Alan Kyte after he had been shot to death on their property on June 15, 2017, says she is → Read More

Taos gets its first 'food hall'

A new food venture has popped up in Taos. Though they exist throughout the country and are popular spots in thriving towns and cities, Taos is now seeing the implementation → Read More

Peñasco home destroyed in fire, origin under investigation

A Peñasco home and former gas station burned down last week, leaving at least three residents without a home. The former Lujan’s Gas Station at the intersection of State Road → Read More

Taos County approves $150K for Gorge Bridge

The Taos County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday morning (April 19) to receive a $150,000 grant from the state Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan to help make improvements to → Read More

Taos Municipal Schools to go remote following holiday break

Taos Municipal School announced Tuesday (Dec. 21) they will switch to a temporary remote learning schedule after the holiday break as a response to the new Omicron variant of COVID → Read More

Man dies in motorcycle crash on Highway 522 near Arroyo Hondo

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a truck pulling a horse trailer on NM-522 near mile marker 8 near Arroyo Hondo Sunday night (Sept. 26) around 8:20 p.m., → Read More

Taos commits to single-use plastic ban

The Taos town council moved forward their proposal Tuesday (Sept. 7) of a town-wide ban on single-use plastics. The ordinance has been in the works since just before the pandemic, → Read More

Taos Mayor brings back July 4 pancake breakfast

Town of Taos Mayor Dan Barrone and his family are planning to hold their (usually-annual) pancake breakfast in the Taos Plaza on July 4 after last year's event was cancelled, → Read More

Stray Hearts looking for public help after break-in

Early this morning (May 31), Stray Hearts Animal Shelter was broken into. According to Stray Hearts executive director Donna Karr, the person kicked in the doors on the greenhouses – → Read More

Man arrested in connection with death of Ranchos de Taos cyclist

Taos County Sheriff's Office arrested a 31-year-old man involved in the death of a cyclist in Ranchos de Taos on Wednesday (Dec. 16). → Read More

This week: Questa, Angel Fire and Red River hold council meetings Tuesday

This week, Questa and Angel Fire hold council meeting and Taos cancels theirs. → Read More