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Relatives visit Taos County compound suspects for first time since arrests

The daughters, Hujrah and Subhanna, are facing charges related to the compound in the county, where police say remains of a toddler were found and 11 other children were living in awful conditions -- allegedly being trained to carry out active shooter situations.

KOAT 7 - 2018-08-18 00:52:00

Wind, storm, branches take down powerlines in Taos, cause widespread outage

High wind knocked down branches that took out powerlines and transformers around Taos, causing widespread electricity outages across the valley Saturday afternoon (Aug. 18), according to Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.

TAOS NEWS - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

New Mexico judge gets death threats after granting bail to Muslim compound members

TAOS, N.M. —A New Mexico judge received death threats and Islamophobic abuse on Tuesday, a day after she granted bail to five Muslims charged with child abuse and who are accused of training children at their compound to carry out attacks, court officials said.


Trailer at New Mexico compound had been stolen in Alabama - police

TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - A camping trailer at the New Mexico compound where five people were charged with child abuse earlier this month had been stolen from an Alabama farmer and towed to the ramshackle settlement north of Taos, police said on Friday.

REUTERS UK - 2018-08-17 19:55:33

CYFD says 11 children rescued from Taos compound will not go to public school while in state custody

The 11 children rescued from the compound outside of Taos, NM are still in New Mexico state custody and with all the new developments and everything surrounding this investigation, KOAT found out where they are and how are they doing.


Body found at New Mexico compound identified as missing boy

TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - A child’s body found at a New Mexico compound has been identified as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, a missing 3-year-old boy whose father is one of five adults charged with child abuse at the remote settlement, the Taos County Sheriff said on Thursday.


Man suffers heart attack on Devisadero Trail

The Devisadero Loop Trail No. 108 is located just east of Taos, with a trail head along U.S. 64 east. Devisadero means "lookout," point or place its difficulty rating is strenuous with a 1,125 foot gain with a peak elevation of 8,304 feet.Taos News file photo

TAOS NEWS - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

After Releasing Suspected School Shooters, Child Killers, Feds Trash Compound, Destroying Evidence

Taos, NM — Adding to the already insane nature of five suspected terrorist child killers being released this week, on Wednesday, after a judge granted them release, federal agents raided the compound once more and destroyed all the evidence by razing it to the ground.


New Mexico Jihad Compound Mysteriously Destroyed By Authorities

New Mexico authorities have executed a court order to destroy an encampment where the son of a famous New York Imam ritualistically murdered his three-year-old son and trained nearly a dozen other children to commit school shootings, according to Taos, NM prosecutors.


Evidence of child abuse at New Mexico compound under review

Backus, an elected Democrat, said her decision to grant release to house arrest, with conditions such as wearing ankle monitors, was tied to recent reforms of the state's pre-trial detention system that set a high bar for incriminating evidence needed to hold suspects without bail.


Taos County jail under interim leadership

Nelson Abeyta had been the director of the jail since May 2016. His role is being filled by Paul Maestas, the previous operations lieutenant, according to a Tuesday (Aug. 14) email from Taos County Manager Leandro Cordova.


Sweet harmony through the strands of time - Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

Editor’s note: The following article by former Chronicle news editor Jo Bynum originally appeared in theAug. 14, 2003, issue of The Chronicle, in a special20th Anniversary insert for the music festival.


Breaking: Judge getting threats over Taos compound ruling; courthouse evacuated

There have been threats of physical violence, said Barry Massey, spokesman for the Administrative Office of the Courts.


Taos Elders and Neighbors Together: support to live independent lives

For more informationOpen meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2:30 pmValverde Commons, 405 Valverde Commons Drive(575) 224-6335TaosElders@gmail.com


Tri-County closure leaves major hole in Taos behavioral health services

A ray of hope seemed to bolster spirits toward the end of last week. A new behavioral health organization, Noesis Integrated Health, was in the works, according to a Friday (Aug. 10) email. Among those pulling the new organization together is Dr. Gina Perez-Baron, a well-known family practitioner in


Taos mourns Greystone's generous Jude Gochee

Remembrance ceremonySaturday, (Sept. 8), 2 to 4 p.m.The Trading Post Café, 4179 NM-68, Ranchos De TaosThe Trading Post Café4179 NM-68Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557View larger map


Prosecutors: Child died during religious ritual at Taos County compound

That's where earlier this month, the sheriff's office says they found Wahhaj and four other adults, along with the kids, living in deplorable conditions.


Outrage, praise as New Mexico compound members granted bail

A view of the compound, August 10, 2018. "If these people were white and Christian, nobody would bat an eye over the idea of faith healing, or praying over a body or touching a body and quoting scripture," defense lawyer Thomas Clark told reporters after the hearing. "But when black Muslims do it, t


Guitar heroes rule at Taos Plaza Live

Taos Plaza LiveThursday (Aug. 16), 6-8 p.m., Taos Plaza. Free admission. Bring your own chairs. Concessions available.Taos PlazaTaos PlazaTaos, NM 87571View larger map


Couple in viral traffic stop video to be arraigned

A Facebook video of the traffic stop in Taos, which ended with two people in jail, has gone viral online. The 46-second video shows the culmination of a half-hour traffic stop where New Mexico State Police officers ask the driver, former Taos resident Philip Page, to "unlock his window" that's rolle