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The first time I got really up close and personal with an elk was in the middle of the night on State Road 522 between Costilla and El Rito. The second time I got up close and personal with an elk was 5 miles south on the very same road. more
With the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership packed as it was the morning of Feb. 21, you might think a big-name band was rolling through town. Instead, folks were gathered to hear U.S. Sen. Martin … more
If fire was a big deal when Firewise was created over 30 years ago, today that concern is magnified by multitudes. And regardless of the debate about building homes in fire-prone forests, the vast majority of development in states like New Mexico in the coming decades is expected to happen in the wildland-urban interface. more
A haphazard pile of shovels and rakes stuck out of the corner of the truck bed of Bobby Jaramillo, the mayordomo of the Acequia Madre del Río Pueblo de Taos. The acequia is as urban an … more
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
Native American leaders of the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) have called for a massive march in Washington, D.C., following a flurry of decisions at the federal level that have … more
Updated May 22 at 6 p.m. Heavy smoke continues to build around Taos County as Carson National Forest crews control – and strategically expand – a wildfire that was discovered Thursday (May 18) after lightning struck a section of ponderosa pine forest 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras. … more
More than 100 people gathered in the high-ceiling showroom of Taos’ FaraHNHeight Fine Art Jan. 31 to hear about the ongoing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from the Red Warrior … more
The sun was still a ways below the eastern horizon when a small gathering of people — mostly scientists and game warden types — gathered at the snowy, silent edge of the Río Grande Gorge. Day began to break. Definition returned to the landscape … more
The state’s environment department claims the Cimarrón River is “getting much closer” to conditions that existed before a fuel tanker crashed and leaked more than 1,000 gallons of gas into the stream. more
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