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Heinrich to Taos crowd: Keep ‘public lands in public hands’

With the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership packed as it was the morning of Feb. 21, you might think a big-name band was rolling through town. Instead, folks were gathered to hear U.S. Sen. Martin … more

DAPL Dispatch: Native American leaders call for D.C. march

Native American leaders of the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) have called for a massive march in Washington, D.C., following a flurry of decisions at the federal level that have … more

Science on the Hill: Protecting grid from cataclysmic solar storm

When the last really big solar storm hit Earth in 1921, the Sun ejected a burst of plasma and magnetic structures like Zeus hurling a thunderbolt from Mount Olympus. Earth’s magnetic field … more

Wolf advocates, ranchers face off in competing Capitol rallies

A debate raged Wednesday among dozens of people outside the state Capitol over wolves versus ranchers. “More wolves,” shouted some people holding signs with slogans like “Free … more

Red Warrior Society brings DAPL stories, strategies to Taos

More than 100 people gathered in the high-ceiling showroom of Taos’ FaraHNHeight Fine Art Jan. 31 to hear about the ongoing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from the Red Warrior … more

Mine cleanup continues through EPA freeze and thaw

Work to cleanup and decommission the Questa mine are led by Chevron, not the Environmental Protection Agency. Though many are left with questions after recent presidential announcements regarding the agency, those doing the work are pushing ahead. more

Diverse groups unite against push to transfer federal lands to states

A mix of protesters who normally aren’t on the same side of a fight — Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, hunters, horsemen and hikers — marched on the state Capitol on Wednesday … more

DAPL Dispatch: President Trump greenlights North Dakota pipeline reboot

Within days of assuming the presidency, Donald Trump has taken executive actions to advance the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and revive another pipeline project that was rejected under the Obama … more

Elk: Wild, gorgeous, show-stopping creatures

The first time I got really up close and personal with an elk was in the middle of the night on State Road 522 between Costilla and El Rito. The second time I got up close and personal with an elk was 5 miles south on the very same road. more

Bringing the fight for water close to home

Two months after a standoff at a bridge in North Dakota resulted in 300 people being injured in sub-freezing temperatures at the hands of law enforcement, echoes of that scene reverberated again in Taos. On Jan. 16, water protectors held prayer … more
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