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State, hunters reduce Río Grande Gorge bighorn population

While the threat of diseases has been on state biologists' minds since the bighorn herd was established, the potential became critical when they were seen near domestic sheep. more

Damaging winds, snow through Sunday evening

Strong, damaging winds and blowing snow will slam through northcentral and northeastern New Mexico through Sunday night (March 18) as a low-pressure system moves east across the mountains, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Higher elevations of the Sangre de Cristo, Tusas and Jemez Mountains could receive a couple of inches of snow. more

Winter snows ‘too little, too late’ for water managers

"For New Mexico, it's a story of too little too late, and the lack of beneficial moisture has become evident statewide," the most recent water forecast read. more

Supreme Court gives feds go-ahead in Río Grande case

The United States Supreme Court delivered a ruling two weeks ago on March 5 in a multi-state case involving water rights on the Río Grande. In 1906, the United States made a treaty with … more

Gas pipeline project wraps up with welding, 'tie-in'

Editor's note: This is the last weekly update concerning the natural gas pipeline rerouting project through the Rio Grande Gorge. For background on the eight-month project, see our earlier reporting … more

Taos weather wrapup: February 2018

By Jack DaslerFor The Taos NewsFebruary 2018 ended up warmer and wetter than usual. Temperatures averaged about 4 degrees above the long-term average while precipitation was a third of an inch above … more

Land sale near Chaco pushed off under tribal, public pressure

In a surprise move, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday (March 1) he was postponing the imminent online auction of thousands of acres worth of oil and gas leases near … more

Taos BLM office gets 2-month leader

The Taos Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management has a new leader, albeit a temporary one. more

Acequia leaders call for respect, cooperation in year of drought

Although most acequias haven't yet held their spring cleaning, the reality of the drought was already palpable for ditch parciantes at the annual meeting of the Taos Valley Acequia Association Saturday (March 3). more

Ranch fire, high winds force quick response west of gorge

Unusually powerful winds coupled with flames at a ranch west of the Rio Grande Gorge forced wildland firefighters and volunteer crews to stage a quick response. Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday (March … more
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