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Parts of the Red River were, for a long time, essentially dead. In this century, however, citizens, bureaucrats and business owners have teamed up with nonprofits and government agencies to coax the river back to a more natural state. more
By the time Mikah Meyer's Ford van crossed the Gorge Bridge in Taos -- a span of concrete and steel standing more than 500 feet above the Río Grande -- the 31-year-old singer had already seen vast … more
In June, Taoseño Tom Mavilia assisted Craig Saum and Ian Barbosa, both Carson National Forest rangers, with a group of volunteers who came to Taos from many towns and cities around New Mexico to spend their weekend maintaining the hiking trails that are such an integral part of life up here in Northern New Mexico. more
To wake up on a sunny morning at Trampas Lakes is to start the day amid some of the most glorious natural beauty in Northern New Mexico. The two lakes sit at the base of the towering Truchas Peaks, which extend beyond 13,000 feet in elevation. more
A total solar eclipse is coming up next month.I am really, really thrilled. Here's why. During a solar eclipse, the moon maneuvers between Earth and the sun, throwing a band of shadow, the umbra, onto Earth's surface. For the lucky folks in the direct path of the eclipse -- the path of totality -- it's sure to be an awe-inspiring and otherworldly event. The sun will appear as a black disk and it'll be dark enough to see the stars. more
A total solar eclipse is coming up next month. I am really, really thrilled. Here's why. more
Charging down the mountain on two-wheeled beasts, armored up in full-body pads and covered in mud are downhill riders from Angel Fire’s biking trails. When the snow melts and the … more
Taos birdwatchers eagerly await John Lay's email missives. "Both owls on burrow," he wrote in early April. Like expectant parents, we're wondering if there will be … more
Alpine wildflowers cover the open fields above the tree line on the mountaintops near Taos. Although there is still some snow and the wind can be blowing, it is a beautiful time to be in the high country. The Fraser … more
Note: This is a continuation of the previous edition of "Natural Resources Notebook." Can productive, extractive management be made compatible with wildlife in achieving sustainability? The term "sustainable productive forest management" implies that … more
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