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Wheeler Peak wilderness yields exciting discovery

In the rocky crags above Williams Lake, three intrepid birder-scientists confirmed the presence of a bird species not observed breeding in New Mexico for nearly 30 years.Luke … more

Summer hiking in Taos: Wheeler Peak Loop

With the return of the rain, the forests are vibrantly green and full of life. The Carson National Forest reopened July 10 and hikers are out in the backcountry again. The monsoon rains … more

Orange-hued hummingbirds return

Rufous hummingbirds are back! These orange-colored, bossy hummingbirds migrate north through California in the spring to their nesting grounds in the Pacific Northwest up to … more

Getting to know the Zodiac

Curious about astrology and the zodiac? Check out this series about the 12 signs, with a Taos flare. more

Questa hosts fishing tourney Saturday

Get your fishing poles and get up to Questa for the Second Annual Questa Fishing Derby. The event will take place Saturday (July 21) from 8 a.m. to noon at Eagle Rock Lake in Questa, just 1.5 … more

Carson National Forest removes Devisadero Peak stone chairs

Longtime fans of the Devisadero Peak trail in the Carson National Forest noticed something missing in mid-May: several chairs built of stone. The iconic chairs, which had been there for … more

South Boundary Trail signs keep fat tires on the right track

It sounds like so little, but the recent work by a sign crew will relieve Río Fernando Fire Chief Russ Driskell's need to rescue so many lost bicyclists. more

Carson NF closed: Where can you go?

“Noooooooooo!” That collective cry of dismay could be heard across Taos County as Carson National Forest announced it was closing to public access Wednesday (June 27), leaving only the … more

Lobo Peak Loop makes great summer hiking

Editor's note: The Carson National Forest has closed all districts in the forest except the Jicarilla Ranger District to public entry and use Wednesday (June 27) until weather conditions change. more

Spiral galaxy M 104 small but bright in May sky

Is this a UFO or a colorful, fuzzy sombrero? It's neither!This is M 104, the Sombrero Galaxy, located in the constellation Virgo The Maiden. It's a rather unusual … more
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