Taos County

Taos County The first European visitors to Taos were a small detachment of Vasquez de Coronado’s expedition in search of the mythical Seven Cities of Cibola, under the command of artillery captain Hernando de Alvardo in early September of 1540. 

Different accounts of this expedition give various names and descriptions to what is now known as the Taos Pueblo, which still exists, with its multi-storied adobe buildings still used by the Tiwa speaking people of the Taos Valley.

Taos County was formed in 1852 as one of the original nine counties in New Mexico Territory. The County included all the territory north of the line running west from Tetilla de la Petaca to the California line; and southeast from the Petaca through Embudo, Rincones, and Las Trampas to the junction of the Mora and Sapello Rivers and thence due east to the Texas line. The county’s highest point is the summit of Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet and is the highest natural point in New Mexico.

Native Taoseños now also number other cultures and heritages, each with its own history and folklore, needing to be recorded and nurtured. Change is inevitable, but we should try to preserve the memories of past events and people. Traces on the land around Taos denote the passing of all these things. Churches and other historic buildings, old roads and trails, camps of explorers, battle sites, ruins of prehistoric pueblos, mining camps and old cemeteries are but a few of the sites worth studying and preserving for future generations. The Taos County is one of the original nine counties in New Mexico Territory. Taos County includes the incorporated communities of Taos, Red River, Questa and Taos Ski Valley along with the unincorporated communities of Penasco, Tres Piedras, Ojo Caliente, Costilla, Amalia and many more small villages. The County totals 2,203.1 square miles.

Upcoming Events

Apr
15
Mon
2024
NEW LOCATION!!!!…..Instructor Development (Train the Trainer) @ Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, NM
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm

CHANGE IN LOCATION DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUSTANCES!!!!

NEW LOCATION IS BERNALILLO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TRAINING ACADEMY, 415 TIJERAS AVE NW, 4TH FLOOR, ALBQ., NM (UPDATED FLYER ATTACHED)

This weeklong class will give you the foundation to become a professional and dynamic instructor.  You will learn the principles of learning and teaching, and the qualities of a good instructor.  In addition, we will go over the importance of visual aids and brush up on your PowerPoint skills.  You will also learn how to develop your own curriculum and how to get accredited.  This is a great class with a high energy instructor.  The week will fly by, and you will be eligible to obtain your state certification.

Important: The class will be limited in space.  Please register as soon as possible due to limited space.

Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool members.  Non-members may inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee.

TRAINING FOR TRAINERS – Albuquerque April 2024

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May
7
Tue
2024
16 Hour Verbal De-Escalation @ Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, NM
May 7 @ 8:00 am – May 8 @ 5:00 pm

Description
This 16-hour training teaches students verbal de-escalation skills that apply psychology to aid a highly agitated person in bringing their emotions under control. This training is intended for Detention Staff and Sheriff’s Deputies.

Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool Members.  Non-members can inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee.

16-Hr-De-Escalation-Albuq May 2024

 

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Jun
3
Mon
2024
CIT – 40 hour Crisis Intervention Training @ Bernaillo County, Albuquerque, NM
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm

Description
This 40-hour training provides verbal de-escalation, crisis intervention, and mental health awareness training. This training is intended for Sheriff Deputies, Detention Staff, Firefighter and Emergency Medical First Responders.

Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Pool members.  Non-pool members may inquire about attending (based on availability) for a fee.

CIT Albuquerque -June 2024

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