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NMSP: Authorities shot man who murdered mother

Warning: Video is graphic. Body camera video just released from an incident on July 7 in Northern New Mexico reveals new details. It shows Edward Daniel Santana heading toward deputies. New Mexico State Police said he had just stabbed his mother when family members called 911 for help. When deputies...
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GovernmentUS News and World Report

Carson National Forest Cleans up After Rainbow Family Event

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has conducted extensive cleanup activities following a large, informal gathering attended by thousands of people in a remote area of the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico, officials said. Officials estimate that 5,000 people attended the dispersed camping and recreational event...
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Red River, NMTaos News

Crews cleaning up mudslide on State Highway 38 near Red River

Cars are now being allowed through intermittently after a mudslide blocked traffic on State Highway 38 in Red River between milepost 10 and 12, Red River Central Dispatch confirmed Friday (July 30). Mud is being cleared by bulldozers until it is shallow and safe enough for cars to be allowed...
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Taos County, NMTaos News

Freedom for local farmers

Friends, the few farms we have should be fully freed to produce as much local food for us as they can. Instead, we tax them and make their lives unnecessarily complicated. There is no system for surplus. Without surplus purchase guarantees, the farmers, scrambling around over un-purchased produce, are conditioned to plant conservatively - to grow less.
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Taos Digest

Taos gas at $2.93 per gallon? This is the cheapest fill-up in town

(TAOS, NM) Gas prices vary across in the Taos area, but if you’re willing to head for the cheapest station, you could be saving up to $0.22 per gallon. Hail Creek Travel Center at 964 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte was the cheapest station in the area, according to a survey by GasBuddy, with regular listed at $2.93 per gallon Wednesday. By comparison, the most expensive gallon was at Phillips 66 at 1547 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.15.
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Taos Digest

Job alert: These jobs are open in Taos

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Taos: 1. Need CDL-A Flatbed Truck Driver Now, 07/27/2021, Average $61,928/Year; 2. Medical Surgical (Med Surg) Travel Nurse RN - $73.99/Hour $2664/Weekly; 3. Construction Foreman; 4. Regional Canine Crew Leader (SFe/Espanola); 5. Recovery Advocate (MHT);
GovernmentTaos News

Fiestas de Taos: The cultural celebration returns

Hundreds of Taoseños came out to pray, drink and dance for Fiestas de Taos on Friday (July 23), continuing the more than 100-year-old tradition despite limitations forced upon the beloved event by the COVID-19 pandemic. Packing the typically three-day festival into a single night was the only way organizers could...
GovernmentTaos News

Please, let's not become another Aspen

There seemed to be a theme to the July 22 Taos News. I hope I never see this headline: "Taos, New Mexico's Aspen." Is this what the people in Taos want? Well, the theme I picked up on in the paper is a strong no. It seems that the powers that be, especially Bellis and his gang, want exactly that - with no regard for the struggling families in Taos.
Taos County, NMTaos News

Prosecutor paints picture of ‘violent rampage’ as Herrera trial begins

As Maria “Brenda” Rosita Gallegos stood over the body of her lifeless son, who had been shot in the head at close range, she begged the suspected gunman to spare her life. The alleged shooter, Damian Herrera, who authorities say had shot Gallegos’ husband in the back moments earlier, was no stranger to the 49-year-old La Madera woman.
Taos, NMTaos News

Native-owned Hip Hop collective opens near Taos Plaza

On the corner of Camino de la Placita and Paseo del Pueblo Sur, a new kind of cooperative has recently opened its doors. ArrowSoul Trading Post, now in its second month of business, aims to present authentic Hip Hop music, art, graffiti and culture to Taoseños and visitors alike. "We're...
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Taos Digest

Taos Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Taos: Friday, July 30: Mostly sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, July 31: Showers And Thunderstorms Likely; Sunday, August 1: Showers and thunderstorms
SocietyTaos News

Taos Guadalupe Church burned at Fiesta time

Sixty years ago, on July 24, 1961, the old and venerable Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe was completely consumed by fire and destroyed. This occurred during a very hot summer right around Taos Fiesta Days of Santiago y Santa Ana, which were held July 25 and 26. Suddenly everybody...
Taos County, NMTaos News

NM recommends masks indoors again — even for the vaccinated

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham echoed a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week that even vaccinated individuals should resume wearing face masks while indoors. “In accordance with the latest official guidance from the CDC, [we recommend] fully vaccinated New Mexicans wear a face-covering in...
Taos, NMTaos News

Loss is a lifetime process

The Taos News has committed to implement a weekly column to help educate our community about emotional healing through grief. People may write questions to Golden Willow Retreat and they will be answered privately to you and possibly as a future article for others. Please list a first name that grants permission for printing.