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Nebula births baby stars

What is this? Is it a cosmic catastrophe? No, it's an area in our Milky Way galaxy that's making baby stars. more

A trail man's passion

William Kemsley Jr. has trekked thousands of trail miles across the United States, coast to coast and over many a mountain range. The Taos resident, … more

Tsankawi Village Trail at Bandelier

Set high on a plateau, the village of Tsankawi was once home to prehistoric Pueblo people. In the 1400s, homes made from stone covered the mesa top and dwellings known … more

Río Fernando Park: Nature for Wellness

Although Río Fernando Park sits close to the center of town, the place has a certain welcome wildness. The Río Fernando flows slowly through it, creating wetlands surrounded by land that … more

Getting to know Taurus

By Cody Hookschooks@taosnews.comThe Taos NewsAs people were outside picking up roadside litter or digging in the garden to celebrate the earthiest of holidays, Earth Day, the sun moseyed out of the … more

Getting to know Aries

Days are getting longer. Winds are picking up. Green shoots and buds unfurl from earth and branch. Spring, tentative though it may be in the high deserts … more

Rare birds still make appearance

We've heard many reports of evening grosbeaks in and around Santa Fe lately.These striking, stocky members of the finch family are year-round in much of New Mexico, … more

Río Grande del Norte celebrates 5th anniversary

The Río Grande del Norte National Monument is turning five years old and the RGDN Coalition that helped win the federal designation is celebrating. The 242,555-acre monument was designated by … more

The Monkey Head Nebula

Here’s a deep space object that is worthy of its name, The Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174). Unlike the famous Great Orion Nebula, NGC 2174 shines primarily in hydrogen alpha  light. This … more

Tres Piedras Ranger District: Mosaic Rock

One of the wonders of northern New Mexico is the variety of landscapes in every direction. One day you can ski or snowshoe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the next be walking on the desert mesa … more
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