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Getting to know Cancer the crab

With the summer season officially upon us, there's no better time than now to take a look at Cancer the crab. more

Healthy forests are better for wildlife

Note: This is a continuation of the previous edition of "Natural Resources Notebook." Can productive, extractive management be made compatible with wildlife in achieving sustainability? The term "sustainable productive forest management" implies that … more

Enchanting burrowing owls make home in Taos

Taos birdwatchers eagerly await John Lay's email missives. "Both owls on burrow," he wrote in early April. Like expectant parents, we're wondering if there will be … more

Summer hiking in Taos

Alpine wildflowers cover the open fields above the tree line on the mountaintops near Taos. Although there is still some snow and the wind can be blowing, it is a beautiful time to be in the high country. The Fraser … more

Dark skies: connected to the past and future

In Taos, we enjoy darker skies than many places on earth. Growing up seeing stars and planets as familiar landmarks or coming here and glimpsing the Milky Way for the first time can bring feelings of … more

Sidetrack: Gemini

In the astrological zodiac, the sun moved from the earth sign of Taurus into the air sign of Gemini on Saturday (May 20). When people talk about their “sign,” they’re usually … more

Martens: Curious critters in the mountains of Taos

A trail of animal tracks in the deep snow caught the attention of Brian Long, a wildlife biologist and avid researcher. The tracks led him up a familiar mountain. He’d climbed it lots of times … more

Ute Mountain

Finding the trail up Ute Mountain is a challenge well-worth taking on for the views at the top. more

Hiker overcomes disease to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail

After enduring a dozen abdominal surgeries to treat a chronic disease, David Blanco decided to battle his way back to health and tackle a long-held dream - hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Blanco, a former teacher based out of Washington … more

Young, gay and spreading the national parks gospel in the U.S.

By the time Mikah Meyer's Ford van crossed the Gorge Bridge in Taos -- a span of concrete and steel standing more than 500 feet above the Río Grande -- the 31-year-old singer had already seen vast … more
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