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Taos man faces life in prison for range of federal charges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A member of the Taos Pueblo is facing a possible life sentence for a range of federal charges. Richard Mascarenes, 36, of Taos, appeared in federal court Wednesday on charges of kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and strangulation of an intimate partner. A United States Department of […]
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Forest Service says it started all of New Mexico's largest wildfire

TAOS, N.M., May 27 (Reuters) - Two blazes that grew into New Mexico's largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the agency said on Friday, prompting the state's governor to demand the federal government take full responsibility for the disaster. Forest Service investigators determined the...
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Tiny kitten rescued from behind lines of state's worst-ever wildfire

Behind the lines of the worst wildfire in New Mexico state history, firefighters are facing all manner of challenges. In the hellscape that's been burning for more than a month, much has been lost, but the brave men and women charging headlong into the blaze day in and day out have also saved lives, even some of the most fragile.
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A Day in the Life of a Taos Hotshot Crew

SIPAPU, N.M. (AP) — After 14 days fighting the fires threatening northern New Mexico, Tyler Freeman went for a run on his day off. In the distance, he could see the plume of smoke from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire. “It’s like that Sunday night feeling where you’re about...
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Elk Calf Found Alive by Firefighter in the Ashes of New Mexico Fire

A newborn elk is lucky to be alive after being found by firefighters as wildfire continues to rage across New Mexico and the Western part of the country. Cinder the elk calf was discovered by firefighter Nate Sink of Missoula, Montana, while he patrolled the remote area of the forest in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Mora, New Mexico.
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Taos High School Graduating Senior Sarah Randall Heads To West Texas A&M University To Pursue Becoming A Veterinarian

Taos High School graduating senior Sarah Randall is headed to West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas to pursue becoming a large animal veterinarian. Sarah enjoyed being a member of the Taos High School Band Color Guard, Taos Travel Club, Welding Class, French Club and Lucky 7’s 4 H club. She has been a member of the Los Alamos Young Guns Youth Shotgun Team for the last four years, traveling to and from Taos for practices. She was invited to participate in the 2021 Junior Olympic Bunker Trap Competition in Hillsdale, Mich. Sarah plans to join the West Texas A&M Intramural Shotgun Team. Her parents are Boyd and Lisa Randall of Taos. Courtesy photo.
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TAOS REGIONAL LANDFILL CLOSURE

The Taos Reginal Landfill will be closing Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 3:00 PM. Trucks with trailers need to be on the scale no later than 2:30 PM. We will also be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular operations will resume Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
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