Join Our Community at the Taos Chamber of Commerce Yuletide Party!
Join us in celebrating Yuletide!
Wear your favorite seasonal wear or an Ugly sweater
Jimmy Stadler will perform live!
Silent Auction- Holiday treats- and more!
The event will be held Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pmat Sagebrush Inn & Suites
Tickets: Taos County Chamber of Commerce Members: $20 per person. Non-Members: $30 per person.
Los Alamos is Excited to Welcome SALA Event Center to the Community!
Anyone can become a Friend of SALA by signing up on the SALA website (sala.losalamos.com) and being a “Friend” can be as uncomplicated as responding to occasional online surveys. A range of benefits are offered to “Friends” at all tiers.
December calendar events include a free screening of “Top Gun: Maverick” for Friends of SALA Dec. 2; “You Resemble Me” Dec. 6 (drama – Exec Producers Spike Lee and Spike Jonze); Warren Miller’s 2022 ski-tacular “Daymaker” Dec. 8; “Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something” Dec. 13 (music documentary); and “The 22nd Annual Animation Show of Shows” Dec. 20. Online ticket sales will begin soon.
A first-run movie schedule is anticipated to begin in January. The best way to stay up to date on the movie and event schedule at SALA is to become a Friend of SALA and monitor the weekly “This Week at SALA Event Center” e-bulletin.
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative To Host CyberSecurity Incident Management Workshop
Monday, November 14th, 2022. 9AM-11:30AM at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative on Cruz Alta Road.
For more information, please contact Daniel Trujillo, IT Director of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.
Early Voting is available now until Saturday November 5th!
Many counties have multiple Early Voting locations but fewer or only one location for voting the day of November 8th.
Find out where you can vote the rest of this week!
Celebrate Autumn at Red River Oktoberfest!
The event, which takes place on Indigenous People’s Day weekend
- Friday the 7th from 11-7, Sunday the 8th from 11-7, and Sunday the 9th
from 11-4, will be held at Brandenburg Park in Red River, NM.
We look forward to seeing you and your family with us this
year. Early bird pricing available online at
www.redriverchamber.org/okt22 - tickets also available at
the gate. Children 12 and under get in free, leashed pets
welcome! So, whether you’re a local or out-of-towner you’ll
have the opportunity to celebrate the fall season in Red
River with the whole family.
Green Hydrogen Study Underway in Questa as Part of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative's Green Energy Initiatives
In partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs, Chevron and Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, the village and the Questa Economic Development Fund are looking at the former Questa Mine tailings site next to the village as a possible site for a future hydrogen facility.
Questa Mayor John Ortega said that, while the hydrogen feasibility study is "very preliminary," he is optimistic that a green hydrogen production facility will prove to be an important potential economic driver for the community, which lost hundreds of jobs when Chevron closed the nearly 100-year-old molybdenum mine in 2014.
One of the Most Legendary Live Bands of the Past Decade Comes to Taos!
My Morning Jacket w/ Joy Oladokun
AT KIT CARSON PARK
211 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE
TAOS NM 87571
AUGUST 19, 2022, 6:30 PM
Time: 6:30pm Day: Friday Doors: 5:00pm Ages: All Ages
My Morning Jacket has partnered with PLUS 1 so that $1 from each ticket will go to supporting nonprofits working
to secure social justice,
ensure mental health care for all,
and confront the climate crisis.
Find more information and get tickets at ampconcerts.org
Flash Flood Potential Persists Across Northern New Mexico.
For questions & concerns related to flooding, please contact New Mexico State Emergency Operation Center at 1-800-432-2080.
For Federal Disaster Assistance, please call the FEMA Hotline at 1-800-621-3362.
Picture courtesy of: Nathan Burton/Taos News
Albuquerque Journal Names Nusenda Credit Union the No. 1 Top Large Workplace for the Second Year in a Row!
Employees noted that Nusenda’s focus on making a positive difference for its members and the community is a key differentiator. Additionally, the credit union focuses on the well-being of employees and their families by offering outstanding health and wellness benefits, generous retirement options, tuition reimbursement, family-friendly policies, and much more. Employee professional development, competitive salaries, and a caring and flexible approach to hybrid work and hardship stand out as other positives for employees.
To see job opportunities along with Nusenda’s award-winning family-friendly policies and benefits, visit nusenda.org/careers.
2022 Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Parade Registration Now Open!
You may register here if you'd like to provide an entry in the parade.
Judges will look at your entry for Theme Portrayal, Creativity and Effort; there will be some prizes! You can find other 2022 Fair and Rodeo information on the MainStreet website, but the schedule is still being finalized. Keep in mind that MainStreet/LACDC only handles the parade, but we can connect you to others who are managing other components of this festive weekend. https://www.losalamosmainstreet.com/fair-and-rodeo
Photo Credit: (Los Alamos MainStreet, Copyright of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation)
Meow Wolf Founder Passes Away Unexpectedly
King was instrumental in developing Meow Wolf’s immersive concept way back in 2008 and had a hand in creating dozens of the displays at the original site in Santa Fe, as well as the subsequent locations in Denver and Las Vegas.
In a statement, Meow Wolf called King a “pioneer of immersive art” who “had a joy for creation that was electric and expansive.” CEO Jose Tolosa said “thousands have been deeply touched by the artistic genius of his work.”Photo Credit: [Matt King works on an installation in Santa Fe in 2009. King, one of the co-founders of Meow Wolf, died on Saturday.
Photo Credit:(Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)
Rio Arriba County 'Midnight' Fire Fully Contained!
The Midnight Fire was first reported around on the evening of June 9th, when smoke was seen approximately eight miles north of El Rito, New Mexico. Firefighters immediately responded, eventually finding the fire in a remote area around midnight, the timing which the fire was named after. A lightning strike was determined to be the cause.
The fire’s behavior became less intense, and its rate of spread slowed, when flames reached areas recently treated with prescribed fire in 2018, as well as the burn area of the 2019 Francisquito Fire, a 2,009-acre lightning-caused fire that was managed for forest health, among other objectives. These areas gave firefighters safer spaces to work within and build containment lines.
A Forest Order closing the fire area and potential debris outflow locations has been put in place for public safety. Forest Road 44 is closed between County Road 248 and Forest Road 123. A full list of roads closed by the order is online at Carson National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov). Open roads in the area, including Forest Road 123, may still experience some flooding.
The fire is currently being managed Carson National Forest employees.
(Photo From CarsonNF Facebook: A crew responds to the fire during in mid-June)
12th Annual "For The Health of It" Walk Returns To Kit Carson Park June 25th!
After two years of virtual events, we are pleased to gather with our community in-person at Kit Carson Park. Your entire family can participate and even your dogs can walk too!
All registrants receive a t-shirt and a raffle ticket. Raffle prizes to include rafting trip for 2 from NM River Adventures, 2 concert tickets for Lyle
Lovett and Chris Issacs from Amp concerts, massages from Essential Massages and more!
The event is June 25, 2022, from 9am-12pm at Kit Carson Park. You can register at www.taoscancersupport.org
Listen To Paddy Mac In The Mornings All Week For Your Chance To Win ZZ Top Tickets!
w/ Ken Valdez
AT KIT CARSON PARK
211 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE
TAOS NM 87571
JUNE 18, 2022 7:00 PM
Tickets cost $66 and $88 (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251. The higher priced tickets get you access to the front section of the park.
NO BACKPACKS/LARGE PURSES • BAGS SUBJECT TO SEARCH
LAWN AND LOW BACK CAMPING STYLE CHAIRS WELCOME • BLANKETS WELCOME • FREE WATER REFILL STATIONS (Bring your own reusable bottles) • FOOD VENDORS AND BEER & WINE AVAILABLE ON-SITE • NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK • NO DOGS • ADA AREA WITH CHAIRS AVAILABLE
Introducing the Stray Hearts June Town Hall Series
Join us at Taos Center for the Arts
Catered Events • Raffles
Learn More About Stray Hearts
Meet Stray Hearts’ New ED
The Town Hall Schedule
Wed, Jun 1 @ 12-1:30 PM
Topic - The Stray Hearts Board, Volunteers, & Foster Program
Empanadas Compliments of the Farmhouse Cafe and Baker
Sat, Jun 4 @ 4-5:30 PM
Topic - Stray Hearts’ Aging Facility
Skewers of Cheese & Fruit Compliments of the SHAS Board
Tue, Jun 7 @ 4-5:30 PM
Topic - Meet Stray Hearts’ New ED
Tacos from La Terraza de Taos Cocina
Thur, Jun 9 @ 12-1:30 PM
Topic -Spay-Neuter/ Behavioral Work
Petite Sandwiches from Kokos Coffee and Deli
Sun, Jun 12 @ 11:30-1 PM
Topic - Meet Stray Hearts New ED
Churros & Tres Leches from La Terraza de Taos Cocina
Thur, Jun 16 @ 7-8:30 PM
Topic - Stray Hearts’ The Next Steps
Skewers of Fruit, Melon & Prosciutto from Martyrs
The Most Important Day in Solar History for Taos and the State of New Mexico!! Join us for the live remote broadcast on location at the new Taos Mesa Solar & Battery Site to celebrate 100% Daytime Solar, Friday June 3rd, 9:30AM!
KCEC members will be 100% Daytime Solar when the solar array goes online. The project spans roughly 170 acres and has 43,680 solar panels. The 12.5 MW of battery storage will provide KCEC members with reliable and resilient electricity.
Please join us for this special event!
Friday, June 03, 2022
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Taos Mesa Solar & Battery Site
Address: 24670 US-64, Taos, NM 87571
(Adjacent to the Taos Landfill)
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the online form here or call 505-305-3905 to drop art by the Taos MainStreet office. Good luck!
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.
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 email@example.com
Click the Career link at the bottom of the page!
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.”
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).
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.
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.
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
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!!!
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..
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
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.
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!
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.
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