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The crew had uncovered a buried pocket of soil contaminated with diesel fuel under the kids' area but right above the high-alpine water table. While the ski resort acted quickly to remove the soil, the chosen remediation site west of the Río Grande Gorge makes some residents in that area uneasy about the impacts on their health and water systems. more
After a tense community meeting where Taos Ski Valley officials were pressed on their decision to dump contaminated soil in an area near homes and the Río Grande, the corporation announced the … more
The construction zone for the natural gas pipeline in the Rio Grande Gorge has moved south and is now positioned about a half-mile on either side of Mile Marker 27 on State Road 68, according to Tim … more
The Santa Fe National Forest announced Friday (Sept. 1) it is extending the closure of a segment of the Continental Divide Trail on the Coyote Ranger District out of concerns for public safety. more
For three days in June, the state's transportation department sprayed a stretch of road between Velarde and Rinconada with a total of 2,400 gallons of water mixed with three herbicides, angering and worrying local farmers who live and grow near the Río Grande. more
Wildland firefighters with the Carson National Forest will conduct two prescribed burns during the month of October, seizing on favorable weather conditions to protect homes and improve ecological … more
It is so nice to have winter behind us for another year. Babies are still coming; we are up to about 20 so far. All are in good health and are amazing little creatures. Two-thirds are colts and one-third fillies. They … more
Wolves, beavers and the land ethic are the areas of interest for this year's participants in the Aldo and Estella Leopold Residency Program, which is now in its fifth year.The residents will spend a month in late … more
Anyone looking for a chance to help clean up the watersheds, communities and hiking trails of Taos County is in luck. Amigos Bravos, a conservation organization, invites families and individuals to the … more
Cheap, easy-to-use drones are more popular than ever before. Now professional drone operators and government agencies are trying to drive home the same message to people just starting to toy with the technology: Get savvy on the rules before you fly. more
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