Hometown news

KTAOS prides itself on being a cornerstone of the Taos community. Here’s a look at the latest news from our backyard:
May 17, 2022

Trash & Treasures Market Returns!

The Trash & Treasures Market makes its triumphant return to the KTAOS Solar Center. Join us from 9AM-3PM on Saturdays throughout the summer. Shop the wide variety of goods produced by both local and national artisans. There will be vintage & antique items, plants, paintings, recycled material artworks, and much more! This market is a community favorite event that celebrates the unique culture of the town we are proud to call home!

For vendor and general information, please contact Ariel at 602-743-0049.

May 23, 2022

100% Daytime Solar Power is Here with Kit Carson Electric Cooperative

Join Kit Carson this Friday, April 22nd, from Noon to 3PM at Taos Center for the Arts with Renewable Taos. There will be an electric vehicle car show, renewable energy resources and vendors, and the Taos Environmental Film Festival.

Kit Carson Electric will also be celebrating the 52nd Earth Day this Saturday, April 23rd, 10AM to 3PM at Taos Land Trust. There will be food trucks, live music, activities for kids and adults, tabling by partnering organizations, and more. 

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is bringing 100% Daytime Solar energy to Taos – The Solar Capital of the World, on June 1st, 2022! Join us on Friday, June 3rd, 9:30 AM to 11 AM, and celebrate the commission of KCEC's Taos Mesa Solar Array and Battery Storage Facility. Spanning roughly 170 acres with over 43,000 solar panels, the project will bring power to approximately 7,500 homes. The 12.5 megawatts of battery storage will provide members with reliable, more affordable electricity. 

Mark your calendars and join us for this special ribbon cutting event! For more information, contact Michael Santistevan at msantistevan@kitcarson.com.

March 28, 2022

Leger Fernández Held Press Conference at the Española City Hall to Discuss Broadband Funding

Last week, Congresswoman Leger Fernández voted to fund over $74 million in Community Project Funding for the third congressional district of New Mexico.  She secured $879,506 in funding for broadband directly for Española.

The City of Española is proposing to install 30, five-gigahertz signal distribution points (antennas that will send and receive wireless signal) at nine sites in order to provide high speed, fixed wireless service to the entirety of our residents and businesses. These networks of antennas will make highspeed, wireless Internet available to at least 5,000 homes and 380 businesses. The project's estimated completion time is 9 months.

In addition, last November, Congresswoman Leger Fernandez voted for the Infrastructure Law that includes historic investments in broadband. Under the infrastructure law, New Mexico will receive $100 million in formula funding and 38% of New Mexicans will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which helps low-income families afford internet access.

March 14, 2022

Call for Art: High School Students Invited to Submit 2-D designs

Calling on all high school students in Taos County. Submit your two-dimensional design (any medium) by March 31, 2022. The theme is “New Mexico True”. Winners will be selected to have their design professionally reproduced and installed on a traffic signal box in the Town of Taos. All submissions will be approved by the NM Department of Transportation. Email submissions to taosmainstreet@gmail.com, or fill out the online form here or call 505-305-3905 to drop art by the Taos MainStreet office. Good luck!

Apply Here!
March 10, 2022

Time to Turn and Test! Daylight Saving Time is this Sunday, March 13th

Time to Turn and test!  Daylight Saving Time is THIS Sunday, March 13th.  “Did you know working smoke alarms can cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half? That’s why it’s critical to “Turn and Test” and take these lifesaving steps to stay safe from home fires — the nation’s most frequent disaster.” (NM Red Cross).

Four tips from the Red Cross, 1.Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, Replace smoke alarms that are 10 years or older. Practice your two-minute escape plan.Teach children what a smoke alarm sounds like. Talk about fire safety and what to do in an emergency.


February 25, 2022

KTAOS is Hiring.  Start your career in radio Today!

Life is strange and we're all acclimating to a new normal. Many of us are changing careers in what's being called The Great Resignation. Have you ever wanted to work for a company who has your back? Is more than willing to guide you on a path to success? If you're looking to change courses and begin something new in a fun creative environment filled with music join our team at KTAOS Solar Radio!

We're hiring for On-Air talent and Programming, Promotions, Marketing, Management and more. Full and Part time positions, health insurance benefits available and paid time off. KTAOS loves longevity and will guide you into the fabulous world of radio.


To apply, send resumes to info@ktaos.com

or

Click the Career link at the bottom of the page!

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KTAO is and Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.”

February 17, 2022

Diné Activist Says Interior, Congress Can Safeguard the Greater Chaco Landscape with Long-Lasting Protections

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the middle of a 90-day public comment period on its proposal to close around 351,000 acres of public lands surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park to future oil and gas leasing for the next 20 years. Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project says that this measure would go a long way toward providing lasting protection to this sacred landscape and honor the wishes of Diné community leaders, the All Pueblo Council of Governors, local communities, elected officials, advocates, and many others. As a part of the comment period, BLM has scheduled three public meetings (two on Feb. 23 and one on Feb. 24) to solicit public input on their proposed withdrawal.

Tune in to KTAOS 101.9 FM on Friday, February 18 where we’ll be speaking with Reyaun Francisco, Environmental Justice Director, Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project, during Paddy Mac’s morning show in the 9 o’clock hour(MT).  

February 3, 2022

Early Voting Starts February 1st!

Early voting start tomorrow, Feb 1st!  Tune in to KTAOS 101.9 FM where we’ll be speaking with Mayoral candidates all week long during Paddy Mac’s morning show in the 9 o’clock hour all week long(MT).  

Cast your vote for Mayor and many other Municipal Officers at Town Hall, Conference Room No. 109, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, New Mexico.  You can even register to vote and cast an early ballot the same day!  Vote early from 8AM - 5PM most days in February.  

Visit taosgov.com for information on Absentee Voting, checking your registration status, requesting an absentee ballot and more.

January 17, 2022

USDA Invests $5.2 Billion in Rural Infastructure and NM Rural Development Director Patricia Dominguez on KTAOS

The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $5.2 Billion to build and improve critical infrastructure in 46 states and Puerto Rico and that includes New Mexico!

Tune in tomorrow morning at 9:30 MT when Paddy Mac speaks with Patricia Dominguez, New Mexico’s Rural Development State Director, and a Northern New Mexico Native, to learn more about the projects planed across the state.

January 17, 2022

To celebrate New Mexico Lottery’s Cash for Christmas Scratchers, it’s time to play Red or Green!

How will Paddy Mac celebrate his chile today?  Red, Green or Christmas style?  Take a lucky guess and you could win a Cash for Christmas prize pack from the New Mexico Lottery.  

Tune in to the KTAOS Morning Show, weekday mornings from 6AM, today through December 23rd to find out which caller will have the chance to guess our jolly morning host’s favorite chile of the day!

For more details on Cash for Christmas scratchers visit www.nmlottery.com

New Mexico Lottery's Cash for Christmas Scratchers
January 17, 2022

Community Against Violence Radiothon October 7th!

The Annual Community Against Violence Radiothon is one of the many ways YOU can help to foster a community free from all forms of domestic and sexual violence.

Thursday, October 7th from 7am - 7pm call in to KTAOS to pledge your support, 575-758-8882.

You can also donate anytime at https://taoscav.org/donate or by shopping at the CAV Thrift Store @ 1509 Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos!

CAV is the only non-profit agency in Taos County exclusively addressing the needs of victims of domestic/sexual violence. Donate today and tune in Thursday Oct 7th!!!


Donate to CAV Today!
January 17, 2022

Support the Hondo Seco Volunteer Fire Department!

Help support the brave and dedicated volunteers of the Hondo Seco Volunteer Fire Department during their annual fund raising drive.

To make a donation or get involved call Patrick @ 575-613-0624

Photo: Hondo Seco Vol Fire Dept.

January 17, 2022

Community Against Violence Radiothon in Taos News

We look forward to the Community Against Violence Radiothon every year. Thanks to Taos News and Virginia Clark for writing about this year's event to raise funds for for CAV, coming up October 7th from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m..

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January 17, 2022

Be the 1st Millionaire Of The Year with Monday Millions

Powerball now features Monday night drawings! To celebrate new Monday Powerball draws, players will receive DOUBLE entry coupons for purchases made during the promotion on MONDAYS.

Tune in weekday mornings with Paddy Mac for your chance to win New Mexico Lottery prize packs all week long!! Prize packs include (1)stainless steel tumbler, (1)Powerball t-shirt, (20) Lottery Bucks

  • (9) Lucky winners will each win $1,000 and have a chance to become the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year!
  • To enter, purchase $6 in Powerball on ONE ticket and receive a coupon with an entry code. 
  • Enter the 8-digit serial number from your coupon and your contact information on nmlottery.com through September 30th
Full Contest Details
January 17, 2022

Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance Ticket Giveaway

Have you heard?  Michael Hearne’s 19th Annual Big Barn Dance Weekend in Kit Carson Park, is sold out!


Don’t worry friends, here at KTAOS we’ve gotcha covered!

You want em’?  Go to our KTAOS Facebook page and tell us why YOU should win FREE tickets!


Tune in THIS SATURDAY MORNING and NEXT SATURDAY MORNING September 4th, from 9AM to Noon to win tickets for a two person pod for Michael Hearne’s 19th Annual Big Barn Dance Weekend thanks to Bob Draper of Phoenix Mechanical.


Sponsored by Randall Lumber and Hardware and Petree Nursery.  Visit bigbarndance.com or all the details.

Leave your FB comment HERE!
January 17, 2022

New Mexico Lottery Prize Pack Giveaways

New WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ Scratchers from the New Mexico Lottery are now on sale. They feature a second chance drawing for chance to win a trip to Las Vegas for the chance to win up to a lifetime prize of $1 Million a year. We’re celebrating this new game with Lottery prize pack giveaways. Tune in August 2nd-13th weekday mornings with Paddy Mac to repeat this timed tongue twister: Enter the EVERLASTING MILLION Second-Chance Promotion! It’s your chance to play and win with KTAOS!

https://nm.secondchancebonuszone.com/myrewards/promotions
January 17, 2022

Creede Rock & Mineral Show

The annual Creede Rock and Mineral show- August 6th, 7th, and8th at the Underground Community Center in Creede Colorado. 10am to 5pm with freeExhibits and Programs for all! Exhibits of minerals, fossils, nuggets, geodes,and jewelry. Evening talks Friday and Saturday. Since 2000, the annual CreedeRock and Mineral Show, now sponsored by the Creede/Mineral County Chamber ofCommerce and Inge Studios. Visit creede.com for more information.

www.creede.com
January 17, 2022

‍KTAOS Trash & Treasures

Tune in to play “Rediculously Easy Anniversary Trivia” (on KTAO) It’s your chance to win a Lottery prize pack including a duffel bag, t-shirt, hat and Lottery Bucks!) to celebrate NML 25th anniversary!

From May 17-May 28 2021

www.nmlottery.com