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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
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
A weekend of clear skies -- no, a whole season free of storms, clouds and snow -- finally gave way to winter Saturday night (Jan. 20). By the time folks in Northern New Mexico woke up on Sunday, the … more
Hikers can now cross a wilderness river with dry feet because brain surgeon Jim Schmidt drove all the way from Portland, Oregon, and with six other … more
We’ve just entered the season of Sagittarius, the bow-hunting centaur! When people talk about astrology and say, “Oh, I’m a Sagittarius,” they are usually talking about the … more
With the recent snow, many of the trails at higher elevations are covered in a deep layer of white powder. It is still possible to hike year-round both in the deep snow … more
Snow is on the ground, the cold has set in and November is almost done. But if your woodpile isn’t quite big enough to get you through the winter — or show off your woodcutting chops … more
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
In June, Taoseño Tom Mavilia assisted Craig Saum and Ian Barbosa, both Carson National Forest rangers, with a group of volunteers who came to Taos from many towns and cities around New Mexico to spend their weekend maintaining the hiking trails that are such an integral part of life up here in Northern New Mexico. more
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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