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For supporters of national monuments, the executive order was the latest assault on cherished public lands and the efforts taken by communities to protect the vast swaths of the American West. For others, it was a tangible step toward stopping what are seen as major and inexcusable land grabs through executive power. more
Opponents to mitigation wells proposed under the Abeyta Water Rights Settlement gathered Thursday, (April 27) outside of Taos Town Hall to express their concerns over a closed meeting being held … 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
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
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
The Bureau of Land Management has granted final approval for New Mexico Gas Company to reroute about 6 miles of Taos County's only natural gas pipeline between August and November. more
The Bonita Fire in the western section of the Carson National Forest is substantially over.The wildfire began June 3 because of a lightning strike and was located near Vallecitos and Cañon Plaza in … more
New Mexico Gas Company has finalized a contract with a Colorado firm for the re-routing of about six miles of natural gas pipeline in the Río Grande Gorge along State Road 68.The project, approved by the Bureau of Land Management in late April, … more
With July Fourth just around the corner and firework stands popping up along the sides of roads in Northern New Mexico, federal agencies based in Taos are putting out some simple tips to keep your family -- and the public at large -- safe during hot and dry conditions that are rife with the potential for wildfires. more
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