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Past articles by Cody:

Temperatures drop as storm brings snow to Taos area

About two inches of snow could fall in the Taos area tonight and through tomorrow (Feb. 6-7) if the snowstorm holds to expectations. → Read More

Couple in viral traffic stop video to be arraigned

Two defendants in a case stemming from a February traffic stop are to be arraigned Tuesday (Aug. 21) in Taos Magistrate Court. A Facebook video of the … → Read More

350-acre 'eco-village' proposed for Upper Las Colonias

A generational landowner in the Taos area is looking to develop about 350 acres along the road to Taos Ski Valley into an 'eco-village' that in several … → Read More

Taos County jail under interim leadership

The director of the Taos County Adult Detention Center has been replaced on an interim basis pending an investigation into the jail's operation. Nelson Abeyta had been the director of the jail since … → Read More

Lightning starts small fires in Carson National Forest

While California is ablaze with the biggest fire in that state's history, Northern New Mexico is mostly winding down its fire season with small, … → Read More

California wildfire haze may lift through weekend

The hazy skies caused by smoke from wildfires burning in California could let up over the weekend. Satellite data shows the haze over Northern New Mexico since at least Sunday (July 29) are … → Read More

Getting to know Leo

I’m gonna be a mighty king So enemies beware... — Simba, “The Lion King” Think about the hottest hour of the hottest summer days. Monsoons are nowhere to be seen, but … → Read More

Monument land swap called off amid acid politics

If all had gone according to plan, the Río Grande del Norte National Monument could have added thousands of acres within its current boundaries. But the plan has been called off. → Read More

BLM's planning amendment still underway

BLM's planning amendment still underwayThe first major update to the regional planning document for the Bureau of Land Management is still not available for public review.In 2014, the Farmington … → Read More

Wheeling to the WUI and wildfires

Getting the new equipment and buildings for volunteer fire stations have been a long time coming for the 13 fire districts from Peñasco to Amalia, which need new the upgrades to handle the terrain and types of calls they respond to. → Read More

Ranchos dollar store vote stalls till September

The Taos County Planning and Zoning Commission delayed a vote on an application to build a Family Dollar store in Ranchos de Taos that would replace the … → Read More

BLM citizen council dwindles with nominations delay

And then there were four. The citizens advisory group for the Bureau of Land Management’s district office in Farmington met in Taos Tuesday (July 10). Yet it’s hardly a functional … → Read More

Family Dollar makes moves on Ranchos de Taos location

The Taos County Planning and Zoning Commission will vote next week on an application to build a Family Dollar store in Ranchos de Taos, which will replace the Taos RV Park that currently occupies the piece of land at 1800 Paseo del Pueblo Sur. → Read More

Liquor license lowdown: July 2018

A number of hearings are coming up that concern the sale or transfer of liquor licenses in the Taos and Colfax County areas. People are invited to share their opinions at these open meetings. The following information is compiled from legal notices published in The Taos News throughout June. → Read More

Rainy season may get underway after Fourth holiday

For nine days in late June, parishioners at Peñasco's San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church prayed for rain, saying the rosary each day in a heartfelt … → Read More

Morris Creek Fire in Colfax County now 1,500 acres

Lighting sparked the Morris Creek Fire, which was reported Friday (June 29) on private land around the Philmont Scout Ranch in Colfax County and had burned about 1,500 acres by Tuesday morning (July 3). The fire is reportedly 40 percent contained. → Read More

Sardinas Canyon wildfire doubles, burning more than 1,600 acres

The Sardinss Canyon Fire burning about 18 miles southeast of Taos has doubled in size — from 800 to 1,672 acres — in the past day, according to the latest information from fire … → Read More

Sardinas Canyon Fire 5 miles from Pot Creek grows to 75 acres

Fire managers with the Carson National Forest first got word of a wildfire burning about 5 air miles southeast of Pot Creek around 2:40 p.m. Sunday (June 24). By 9 p.m., the fire had grown to only 75 … → Read More

Updated: Sardinas Canyon Fire grows to 500 acres in rugged mountains

Update: 10:20 p.m. Tuesday (June 26) — The fire burning about 5 miles northeast of Sipapu has grown to 500 acres, mostly on the eastern edge. 'Hot and dry condition expected tomorrow,' officials said. → Read More

She started as a bank teller. Now she's a national leader.

Thinking back over the years, Roberta Robinson remembers when she started working at the Centinel Bank branch in Questa.It was about the same time Rebeca … → Read More