The votes are in - in the latest election for the kit carson cooperative board of trustees... The election on tuesday was for district 1... david torres and manuel medina kept their seats... they had two challengers, andres vargas and rick chavez... but torres and medina came out on top. Torres received 707 votes... medina got 684. Vargas came up with 619 votes, and Chavez totaled 272.
The Taos County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide... Daniel Suazo was shot to death on Gusdorf road early saturday. Police found Suazo suffering from gunshot wounds...he was pronounced dead at holy cross hospital. A suspect has turned himself in ... jeremy cordova admitted that he shot suazo several times with a rifle.
A 67-year-old man has died in a two-vehicle crash that happened in Taos this weekend... the crash was at the corner of Salazar Road and Camino de la Merced. Anthony Gutierrez was killed... he was riding in a vehicle driven by Peter Mondragon, who was injured in the crash. Mondragon is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. The other driver - gareth harrold - was arrested and is facing charges including vehicular homicide... causing serious bodily injury with a vehicle, and driving while intoxicated.
A fatal accident on Saturday night at the intersection of Camino de la Merced and Salazar resulted in one dead (passenger of blue car) and one airlifted. Drivers of both vehicles under the influence of alcohol according to initial reports. A White SUV headed south appeared to not stop at intersection and hit a west bound older model blue Monte Carlo. Taos Police continue to reconstruct and investigate the accident
Both drivers were charged with DUI. One (white suv) received no injuries and was booked into jail with a BAC of 1.8. The other driver was on a suspended license for DUI (3 priors) and has significant injuries. The deceased was his front seat passenger. All involved are area residents.
A municipal judge had thrown out larceny charges over a case of a man who took a local protestor's signs. Amos Cohn took part in an effort to collect signs along a stretch of paseo del pueblo sur... he said that because the signs were in the right of way, he considered them litter. He was charged with larceny... the town's attorney filed a motion to dismiss, citing state law that says signs can be removed from the highway right of way without telling the owner... and the judge dismissed the charges.
Taos county commissioners have decided to bill former commissioner nicklos Jaramillo for classes he took... after Jaramillo violated the county's code. Jaramillo took jail employee training classes three months before he was set to leave office... County manager steven archuleta said Jaramillo violated the county's procurement code by not getting payment authorization for the training before attending the training. The county recently got a 765-dollar bill for the classes that Jaramillo attended... and because of the violation... Archuleta suggested the county send the bill to Jaramillo, and the commission unanimously agreed.