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Have we forever lost our forests to intense mega wildfires like the Las Conchas? Nature works on a different time frame than humans. “Forever” in nature is a really long time, like thousands or even millions of years. Our northeastern forests … more
Solitary is one of the few good ways to describe Chaco in November. Two years ago, I made my first trip to Chaco Culture National Historical Park. It was autumn then, too, and just as empty then as it was during a recent visit, when the … more
Taos-area residents will have another chance to weigh in on regional trail and conservation plans for the area next week. The Taos Land Trust and the Trust for Public Land are hosting the last in a series of meetings to gather community input on … more
The Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest is embarking on three Taos-area prescribed pile burns.  Officials said they plan to take advantage of favorable fall weather conditions to conduct the burns.   "These pile burns … more
The Valle Vidal, or “valley of life,” is an expansive, rolling area of wide meadows, hillsides and rocky cliffs surrounding creeks and canyons located northeast of Taos. In mid-October, the aspen leaves are still turning, giving the area a … more
If you have ever been out on a trail in the wilderness and thought — “this would be a good place for a trail sign” — you can now help make that happen. This summer, community volunteers joined members of the Carson National Forest (CNF) … more
When the 1955 sci-fi flick “Tarantula” went to the big screens, the creators banked on the fear of spiders that pumps through the veins of the American temperament like venom from a black widow. In the movie, spiders were cast as 100-foot-tall … more
Having been raised on a small ranch in the Taos Valley, I am lucky enough to have grown accustomed —­ though I hope never oblivious — to the incredible wild beauty that cradles this community. There are few places in the world where you can be … more
Big mountains. Bigger skies. Volcanic rifts and rolling clouds. Every kind of weather. The very things that make Taos awesome — in every sense of the word — are the very same elements that can also make it dangerous. Toxin and antidote bound … more
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