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Chaco Canyon in the northwest portion of New Mexico holds the remains of an ancient civilization that flourished between about A.D. 850 and 1250. Many Hopi, Zuni and Pueblo people trace their ancestry back to Chaco and consider it to be a sacred place. Today, it is a national historic park and the ruins of the massive stone buildings are protected for the future. more
There are many versions of the mythology of Scorpio (Scorpius), but it could not be more relevant in today's world. Get to know the sky's fiercest zodiac sign. more
Light and dark, warm and cold, this and that. Now is the season of Libra, the constellation of "the scales" and the balance they can represent. In the 12-sign zodiac - the band of sky … more
Hikers can now cross a wilderness river with dry feet because brain surgeon Jim Schmidt drove all the way from Portland, Oregon, and with six other … more
Horseshoe Lake sits just beyond the fringe of the forest and right below the windswept ridge that leads to Wheeler Peak. It is a shimmering blue-green lake, surrounded by high alpine tundra and ancient bristlecone pines. more
On a sunny July morning in Santa Fe, as I stuffed dehydrated foods into my pack, I heard my dad ask from across my parents' kitchen: "How many weeks you … more
Aside from the smell of roasting green chiles carried on the wind, nothing serves as a harbinger of the coming New Mexico autumn quite like the arrival in astrology of Virgo, the wheat-laden maiden. more
The Carson National Forest that surrounds Taos is home to many tantalizing reminders of early Taos history. The mountains near the Taos Ski Valley holds ruins of gold mines, mills and old cabins. Many of their stories are lost as the structures deteriorate and return to the earth. A few of these historical structures are being preserved for the future. more
During the summer months, the mountains around Taos explode with colorful wildflowers. As you hike along the trails, you may see yellow, purple and pink blooms in an amazing range of shapes and sizes. If you really slow down and look, you may notice even more flowers and learn something about nature, too. more
A total solar eclipse is coming up next month. I am really, really thrilled. Here's why. more
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