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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

Tree Talk: The Christmas tree

The Christmas tree offers an undeniable contribution to our celebration of the Christmas holiday. The familiar symbolism of a Nativity scene is accompanied by colorfully adorned evergreen trees to create an unmistakable feeling for us that says, … more

Meet the bighorn sheep of the Río Grande Gorge

The sun was still a ways below the eastern horizon when a small gathering of people — mostly scientists and game warden types — gathered at the snowy, silent edge of the Río Grande Gorge. Day began to break. Definition returned to the landscape … more

One more 'Christmas Bird Count' left for the season

Last weekend was the start to three “Christmas Bird Count” events in the Taos County area. Local bird-watchers are invited to participate in the counts, and the counts are open to birders of all skill levels. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is … more

Hopewell Lake provides historic setting for late fall hiking in Taos

Hillsides of bare aspen trees, with their alabaster trunks and rocky cliffs shining silent in the sun, mark the coming of late fall to Taos. With many sunny days ahead, this is a good time to visit the forest. Hopewell Lake Trail is located about … more

Forest ecosystems and fire (part II)

Have we forever lost our forests to intense mega wildfires like the Las Conchas? Nature works on a different time frame than humans. “Forever” in nature is a really long time, like thousands or even millions of years. Our northeastern forests … more

Chaco Canyon: Reckoning with water through time

Solitary is one of the few good ways to describe Chaco in November. Two years ago, I made my first trip to Chaco Culture National Historical Park. It was autumn then, too, and just as empty then as it was during a recent visit, when the … more
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