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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

Know before you go – wilderness tips for day trips, overnight trips

A trek in the wilderness of national forests is not simply a walk in the woods. It can be dangerous, even deadly, for the unprepared. National Forest officials urge the public to be prepared and … more

Visitors could benefit from an acclimatization hike

Summer flatlander visitors accustomed to striding along paths at low altitudes should plan on an acclimatization hike or two before they take their first mountain … more

Hiking the Enchanted Circle: Cimarron Canyon State Park - Clear Creek Trail

A hike along Clear Creek in Cimarron State Park is a pleasant way to spend a warm spring day. As the temperatures rise, trails in the woods and near water become more and more inviting. This trail … more

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
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