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Julie Bau, founder of Taos Alive, dies at 47

Julie Bau started off in prevention working to reduce tobacco use among kids in Taos, teaching them about its harm, and looking out for their mental health and well-being. That work would grow to include alcohol and drug prevention when she founded Taos Alive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping kids safe from substance abuse.
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New changes to Historic County Courthouse to close Smoke Signals. With upcoming changes to the Historic County Courthouse in Taos plaza, at least one business is left to close its doors for good. The building that houses Smoke Signals, which sells consignment crafts and art from Taos Pueblo artists and Native Americans around the country, will be demolished in the courthouse's redesign, and owner Dean Johnson said he has nowhere else to go.
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Ranchos launches signature campaign

The Ranchos de Taos Neighborhood Association is kicking off its Traditional Historic Community designation petition signing Friday (June 18) at Del Norte Liquors at 3 p.m. The neighborhood has been pushing for support since April, after El Prado successfully campaigned for the designation last year. Other times for petition-signing will...
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'Loved to near death' Tune Drive access to Manby Hot Springs to close

All good things come to an end, the saying goes, and for easy access to the Manby Hot Springs, that end is finally in sight. Locals and tourists alike have been accessing the hot springs (also known as the Stagecoach Hot Springs) through Tune Drive for decades. However, due to renewed frustration by area homeowners and newly promised enforcement by the Bureau of Land Management, the access to the hot springs through Tune Drive will be closed off.
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Taos’ Favorite Thrift Store Just Got Bigger

The first thing you’ll notice about CAV Thrift Store’s new location is that it’s huge: with 6,000 comfortable, bright, clean, colorful square feet of baubles, bargains and hidden treasures. It’s fair to say that a fun and affordable shopping experience at the Best Thrift Store in Taos (Best of Taos 2021) just got better.
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Goodbye, Mr. Córdova

For 24 years, kids in Taos have had a friend in Alfred Córdova, the beloved principal of Taos Middle School, who is retiring from a career in education at the end of June. "The best job in the world -- no doubt," said Córdova, 56. "I firmly believe that I've been very, very blessed to be able to serve our community in this capacity for 14 years." Córdova was a teacher for 10 years before becoming the school principal -- he also taught in Santa Fe and Pojoaque.
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Today 3-6:30PM: Free Pfizer boosters for ages 12+ and continuing J&J vaccines at Sagebrush Convention Center

Free Pfizer boosters for ages 12+ and continuing free J&J vaccines at Sagebrush Convention Center. .......................................................... Doors are open today at the Sagebrush Convention Center for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations. Whether you have registered or not, medical personnel will provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines until their supply is exhausted. Taos County...
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Southwest Wellness On The Move

Cannabis in New Mexico is decriminalized and will become legal for recreational use on June 29, 2021. A bill to legalize recreational use was signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on April 12, 2021, with the first licensed sales to occur by April 1, 2022. In anticipation of a boom...
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Music and more as Taos opens up

Along with Taos Plaza Live returning July 8, the annual Rainbow Gathering in our forests from July 1-7, live music happening all around the Enchanted Circle, Independence Day is looking like the perfect, much needed, post-pandemic party. Grammy Award winners, Los Lobos will return to Kit Carson Park for a...
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Festival of Gratitude

There is a free summer festival happening in Taos on Saturday afternoon (June 19) from 2 to 8 p.m., sponsored by Native Roots Ancestral Folk and Herbal Medicine School. The title of the festival is The Medicine Collective Gratitude Festival, and the lineup includes belly dancing with Sara Sloan and Company, a flamenco performance by Julia Fernandez de Maez of the Body Shop in Taos, and herbal consults and medicine-making with Morgaine Witriol, Jaide of The Groovy Doula, and Victoria Zito.
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Serial burglar guilty on three charges, so far

Carl Gage, 48, was found guilty of three of nearly 30 charges against him last week. A jury for just one of his four pending trials found him guilty of three of the four charges against him: possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner, a second degree felony; tampering with evidence, a third degree felony; and criminal damage to property (under $1,000), a petty misdemeanor. He was acquitted on the charge of attempting to escape from jail.
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Ojo Feliz Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Ojo Feliz: Thursday, June 17: Mostly sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while mostly cloudy overnight; Friday, June 18: Mostly sunny then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and
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UPDATE: Taos Police Department Officer-Involved Shooting

Taos, NM - On Saturday June 12, 2021, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was asked to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting in Taos involving the Taos Police Department. Investigators learned that on Saturday June 12, 2021, at around 3:00 a.m. Taos Police Officer Gabriel Martinez attempted to conduct...
Angel Fire, NMTaos News

Angel Fire's cool summer nights

Them cool, summer nights, man! Elevated at 8,600 feet and tucked into the valley of the Cieneguilla creek, the evening temperatures in Angel Fire can be considered mild at worst, and refreshingly cool at its usual best. Starting June 18 and continuing every Friday through Sept. 3rd, the Cool Summer...
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What has happened to fair and balanced reporting?

Do you find yourself selectively listening to media outlets or gravitating to print news that conforms to your political view point? We are all looking for validation for what we believe to be the truth. Unfortunately, this kind of selective exposure to media propaganda severely limits a well-rounded fair and balanced understanding of the critical political issues confronting us today. This defeats the goal of obtaining the facts and impairs our ability to make informed, intelligent decisions.
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Business briefs Lights, cameras, action!

TCA is welcoming audiences back inside the theater for the first time in 15 months and they are starting with what many of us have missed most at TCA: films. TCA's theater was allowed to reopen when New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham created the "turquoise" level that Taos reached earlier in the spring. The arts organization, however, took time to assess upgrades and amendments needed; it also took time to hear from the Taos community about reopening by issuing an e-survey and inviting qualitative feedback about guidelines and in-person programs.
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Fire Restrictions for Carson National Forest announced

The official New Mexico Fire Site announced today it is implementing Stage 1 Fire restrictions throughout Carson National Forest, to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire during extreme drought conditions, historically low fuel moisture levels and high fire danger. Under Stage 1 restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal grills and coal and...
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