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Long road to recovery

The mud stuck and turned black beneath head ranger Wayne Vigil’s cowboy boots as he strode up the steep, quarter-mile trail to Nambé Falls. The narrow path was composed of the same clay-like … more

Fishing for the ‘former glory’

Parts of the Red River were, for a long time, essentially dead. In this century, however, citizens, bureaucrats and business owners have teamed up with nonprofits and government agencies to coax the river back to a more natural state. more

Late winter hiking: Wild Rivers in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

With warmers days and spring approaching, the hunt is on to find nearby trails that are not too muddy or too snowy to traverse.  You might consider the Wild Rivers Recreation Area near Questa … more

What’s your fire IQ?

If fire was a big deal when Firewise was created over 30 years ago, today that concern is magnified by multitudes. And regardless of the debate about building homes in fire-prone forests, the vast majority of development in states like New Mexico in the coming decades is expected to happen in the wildland-urban interface. more

Summit stress one mountain at a time by inviting nature in

It’s toasty warm inside my car when I pull over on the side of the icy road and kill the engine. My dog is whimpering with excitement as she looks out at the fields of snow. She wants to run … more

Lace it up and get outside: Discover the ins and outs of snowshoeing in the Taos area

The sun is out. The snow is deep. It is time to snowshoe! As the snow continues to accumulate, hiking can become more difficult. But if you have snowshoes, you can still get outside to enjoy the … 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

Powder puts Taos Ski Valley’s tubing park in full slide

Snow tubing has come to Taos Ski Valley. Officials have opened the Strawberry Hill Tubing Park for those who want a bit of an alternative to other snow activities. The all-ages activity is available starting Jan. 5. Officials said snow tubing … more

At Acoma Pueblo, the famed ‘Sky City’ tells stories new and old

"Looking northward from Aacqu and the tall rock monolith on which the mother pueblo sits, there is an opening, like a gateway, between two mesas. Looking northward, too, from Aacqu, one can see Kaweshtima — Snow Peaked — a dark blue misted … more

Poor health of forests attributed to exclusion of wildfire

We often hear that the poor state of health of much of our forest area is due to the exclusion of wildfire as a result of the aggressive fire control policy of forest managers in recent decades. Blame it on Smokey Bear? There seems to be … more
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