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Taos News Sneak Peek – February 21

Hello hello to our fabulous readers in Taos and around the region. You know me, Cody Hooks, senior reporter and assistant editor at the Taos News. This week, we bring you a special report about something so common we often forget just how profound it is. I’m talking about death. Specifically, we hav


Video: Trump Touts Completed Border Wall Construction in New Mexico

President Trump on Wednesday tweeted he’s pleased with the progress being made on his border wall project. “We have just built this powerful Wall in New Mexico,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Completed on January 30, 2019 – 47 days ahead of schedule! Many miles more now under construction!”


1-3 Feet of Powder for West: 2.21 Snow B4U Go

Tomer's Take: On Friday ski Alta, Snowbird, Brian Head, Telluride, Purgatory, Silverton or Wolf Creek. On Saturday ski Angel Fire, Taos, Silverton or Wolf Creek. On Sunday ski Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee or Sun Valley.


Report: New Mexico’s rough roads take toll on drivers

It’s almost impossible to find a smooth ride in New Mexico. Most of the state’s major roads and highways are in poor or mediocre condition, and those potholes out there mean hundreds of dollars in additional fuel, repairs and other costs for the average driver, according to an annual survey publishe


In lawsuit, inmate alleges guard raped her at New Mexico prison facility

A Portales woman serving a 30-year prison sentence has filed a lawsuit against the state in which she says she was raped in 2017 by a guard at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Grants.


2019 Capitol Christmas tree will come from New Mexico

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) - This year, the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will come from the Land of Enchantment. The tree that will be displayed on the Capitol building's west lawn will come from the Questa Ranger District in the Carson National Forest. New Mexicans will also have a chance to contribute 10,00


$1,000 reward offered for safe return of New Mexico man's dog

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) - An Artesia man is offering a big reward for information leading to his dog, taken by truck thieves. Tuesday morning, Jack was in his owner's truck on the 1800 block of Main Street in Artesia when thieves took off with both of them. Surveillance video was captured of the area a


Local tree health to be discussed at Taos council meeting

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) - The town of Taos is working to boost local tree health. The community's "Tree Board" tells the Taos News, the town has more than 6,000 trees representing dozens of species. Now, its mission is to help those trees thrive, train the next generation of arborists, and boost the numbe


New Mexico dad sculpting 'Wonder Woman' out of snow

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (KRQE) - A New Mexico dad with quite the talent is at it again. At the request of his daughter, Alan Wolfard is working on a 9-foot tall Wonder Woman in his front yard in Bloomfield.


'Roswell: New Mexico': Michael and Alex are the other pair of star-crossed lovers you need to be looking out for

At its core 'Roswell: New Mexico' is like a grandma's dress that you refurbish in order to have just the right kind of classy look for the prom night. The CW reboot has picked up the same old characters with their same old backstories and has thrust them with several contemporary issues such as immi


KTAOS Events for February 21 - March 7

Friday February 22, Jimmy Stadler LIVE! Catch legendary Taos Musician Jimmy Stadler LIVE at KTAOS as he rocks the house with some beautiful tunes while you “Drink in the View”! Music starts Early at 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. No Cover.


Lawmaker wants to make New Mexico charter school public

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - A state lawmaker wants to change the New Mexico School for the Arts' title from a state-chartered school to a 'special' public school. "What we're doing is we're changing the board composition to make sure that everyone is represented throughout the state," Sen. Bill B. O'Nei


NMSP search for teen that fled a reintegration center in Eagle Nest

EAGLE NEST, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police are searching for a teen who fled a reintegration center. Officials say 18-year-old David Fierro walked away from the Eagle Nest Boys Reintegration Center in Eagle Nest Saturday. He was last seen in a green Honda Accord traveling towards Angel Fire.


2 Lubbock men dead in rollover crash in New Mexico

Two Lubbock men were killed in a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday in New Mexico. Just after midnight, New Mexico State Police were called to the scene to investigate the crash on Interstate 40 around mile post 268 near Santa Rosa in Guadalupe County, according to a NM State Police news release.


More voters embrace mail-in ballots in Santa Fe

New Mexico’s first big round of mail-in elections has been a mixed bag. There have been losers, as in Albuquerque. But there have been winners, too, including Taos, Hatch and beyond.


Sports brief: Peñasco basketball – boys and girls

The 20-3 Lady Panthers are still undefeated in the district with eight conference wins. They beat Coronado at home on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) 84-20 and won 75-34 in Escalante on Feb. 16. Weather permitting, the Peñasco Lady Panthers will host Pecos Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. for a non-conference contest af


Police Blotter: Girlfriend Threatens to Burn Diaries

The police blotter gives readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what publicly-funded local law enforcement deals with daily throughout the Española Valley.


Proposal would hike vehicle registration fees

New Mexico motorists would pay higher vehicle registration fees under a bill to help fund roads and buses. House Bill 321, introduced by Rep. Jim Trujillo, D-Santa Fe, Rep. Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales, D-Taos and Rep. Rudy Martinez, D-Bayard, would impose the extra fees effective July 1.


Taos News Video Sneak Peek Feb. 14–20

Hey there Taos, it's reporter Jesse Moya with a quick sneak peak at this week’s Taos News. This week’s Tempo cover story is kind of an alternative to the usual Valentines Day fare. It’s on the art exhibit titled “LOVE and #MeToo” at Studio 107B. Be prepared to be challenged. In addition, we’re cover


You Can Stay Inside A Vintage Renovated Trailer At This Unique New Mexico Hotel

The Land of Enchantment is full of beauty, wonder, and amazing places to stay to truly engulf yourself within nature for an incredible experience. This hotel in Taos is one of a kind with vintage trailers that have been renovated to meet modern standards while offering a homey stay in an amazing set