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Carson crews talk fire season, home safety tonight

Do you want to hear directly from foresters and fire managers about the drought, fire danger and how to protect homes in a potentially bad fire season? The Carson National Forest is offering just … more

Questa, Chevron seek water rights deal to settle historic debt

By Cody Hookschooks@taosnews.comThe Taos NewsA deal to resolve discrepancies in the village of Questa's water use has been in the making for several years and is now going before the Office of the … more

Fire conditions: burning canceled in town, county through Thursday

All burning in Taos County and the town of Taos, even with a valid burn permit, has been canceled for the rest of today (April 11) and all of Thursday (April 12), according to Taos Central … more

Owners put down loose bull near Weimer Road in Taos

A bull that had gotten loose on the south end of Taos has been put down due to the danger it posed to the public, according to officials … more

In Angel Fire, some electric bills soar

About 25 people gathered at the Angel Fire Community Center Thursday evening (April 5) to meet with top leadership of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and talk about one concern they all share: … more

Quacking for a home

Spring is a time when local farm and ranch stores stock up on chicks and ducks. At Taos Tack in the Albertson's Shopping Center, the little critters were chirping away looking for a new home. Jackie … more

Kit Carson Electric Co-op gets nod as top solar utility

Taos' local electric cooperative was among four finalists for "Utility of the Year," an award bestowed by the Colorado Solar Industries Association. Though Kit Carson didn't come out on top of the … more

Valle Vidal prescribed burn moves ahead

At the far northern edge of the state, fire manager with the Carson National Forest are taking a perfect window of weather to return low-intensity fire to about 9 square miles in the Valle Vidal unit … more

Fishing season begins in New Mexico, new licenses required

Fishing season began Sunday in New Mexico and state wildlife managers are reminding anglers they need to purchase a new license. The season runs from April 1 to March 31, 2019. Fishing licenses … 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
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