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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
In the halls of Congress yesterday (Dec. 21), the U.S. Senate approved a bill to create wilderness around San Antonio and Ute Mountains in northern Taos and Río Arriba counties. The Cerros del … 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
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
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
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
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
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