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Rethinking the dreaded Siberian elm

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

'Extreme caution' urged on Río Chama due to snowmelt

The Río Chama is flowing higher than normal and forest supervisors are urging rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts to use "extreme caution" when venturing near or in the river.The runoff feeding the volume and speed of the Río Chama is … more

Carson National Forest communications guru retires amid a changing climate

After 10 years as the public face for the Carson National Forest, Kathy DeLucas is retiring as the forest's public information officer.DeLucas' career in professional communications started with a … more

Working the flames

Early Monday (May 22) morning, a crew climbed out of a green U.S. Forest Service fire truck at “Drop Point One,” a bend in the highway and the middle of a 7,000-acre wildfire near … more

Forest service orders temporary closure of 'Hondito Wildfire' area as crews control fire

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

Carson National Forest firefighters work wildfire in Hondito Canyon

Despite recent rains and snow, wildfire is just a lightning strike or escaped campfire away.A lightning-caused fire near Hondito Canyon on the Tres Piedras Ranger District was reported Monday (May 15). The fire is located 4 miles southwest of the … more

Food forest, gardening class at Fechin

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is teaming up with gardeners to offer outdoor educational programs for children and adults this summer.On Sundays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., visitors can tour the "Fechin Food Forest." The museum, in partnership with … more

Forest service weighs next move for Tres Piedras lightning fire

Managers with the U.S. Forest Service will soon make a decision to either suppress or let burn a small wildfire ignited by a lightning strike Monday (May 15). more

Dangers of Río Grande surface after rough week on water

Following heavy rains and late-season snowmelt, the Río Grande surged at a ferocious 3,300 cubic feet per second last week. On Thursday (May 11), the unusually rough waters claimed the life of … more

County to address longtime Arroyo Seco Community Center septic problems

A malfunctioning septic system at the Arroyo Seco Community Center that has periodically sent a trickle of green water into a nearby creek is set to get an overhaul in the coming weeks. more
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