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Bikers know best: State wants cyclists to draw planning map

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has launched an interactive map that gives bicyclists the chance to put their firsthand experience of biking across New Mexico's roadways to use for future planning and prioritizing different routes. more

Evacuation center information for those affected by Ute Park Fire

The following is a list of information that has been reported to The Taos News directly and via social media. Given the fast-paced situation, it is advisable to try and call in advance to confirm … more

Chevron applies for water rights transfer to Eagle Rock Lake

In April 2015, the state approved a temporary lease permit to transfer water rights to Eagle Rock Lake. Chevron's now asking for permission to permanently transfer other water rights to the fishing spot. more

Boil advisory lifted at Mora RV park

The water system was required to issue the advisory after E. coli was detected in repeat drinking water samples from the water system. more

Seed control at stake in Roundhouse

A bill that would take away local authority governing seeds has been introduced to the New Mexico House of Representatives and is scheduled to be heard by a committee today (Feb. 8). H.B. 161, the … more

Maps, mountain roads at heart of public access trial

A two-week trial, centering on a handful of old roads that cross private property but lead to state-owned land around White Peak, has consumed the Taos County Courthouse since last Monday (March 19). One landowner is seeking to once and for all settle his rights over several roads in the area. 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

Congress OKs funding fix for costlier wildfires

The wildfires funding provisions will take effect in 2020 and ends a practice known as "fire borrowing," budgeting lingo for raiding funds set aside for forest conservation, wildfire prevention and recreation programs to pay for the immediate costs of suppressing wildfires. more

Udall moves to protect national monuments

Udall introduced a bill into the Senate that would reaffirm and enhance protections for national monuments and the procedures for altering them. more

Taos resident elected to Nature Conservancy board

The New Mexico branch of the Nature Conservancy has elected three new board members, including Taos arborist Ben Maddox, according to a Feb. 6 press release from the organization. Maddox moved to … more
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