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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
Updated June 27 at 9 p.m.: Firefighters fought a fast-moving, "high-risk" wildland fire in the area of Witt Road near Taos Canyon late Tuesday afternoon (June 27). By around 8 p.m. the blaze appeared to be under control, though no official confirmation has been recieved from officials. 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
Each spring, the streets of Northern New Mexico towns, including Taos, are littered with yellow pods, kicking up into the wind like a dense snow. They collect in gutters by the thousands, pool in stairwells, cling to … 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
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
This Saturday (April 22) marks the 47th year of celebrating Earth Day. The holiday got its start with protests on the streets and activists in the halls of Congress lobbying for more protections for … 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
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
Update: Pipeline construction in the Rio Grande Gorge will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, (Aug. 1) but the one-way restricted traffic zone on State Road 68 won't begin until Monday, (Aug. 7), according to New Mexico Gas Co. Work will begin Aug.1 near Mile Marker 30 north of Pilar. One construction crew will be off the road at a distance and a second crew will be clearing vegetation in the right-of-way along State Road 68. "Motorists should watch for increased truck traffic where the highway climbs out of the canyon north of Pilar and at the BLM rest area on State Road 68," according to a news release from the gas company. "Flaggers may temporarily stop traffic at those locations to assist turning trucks." The 24-hour one-lane traffic restriction is now expected to begin Aug. 7, when excavation starts north of Pilar. It will take an estimated four months of construction to reroute and expand 6 miles of natural gas pipeline in the Río Grande Gorge along State Road 68. more
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