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Steve Harris' backyard is drying up. The cigar-smoking river guru considers the Río Grande his home. Protecting the river - "the queen of them all," as he calls it - is personal. more
The 2019-2020 ski season in Northern New Mexico opened with a bang as storms dumped more than ten inches of snow at area ski resorts. In the 48 hours beginning Thanksgiving Day, Taos Ski Valley … more
El Valle de los Ranchos Water and Sanitation District was recognized at the New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference for outstanding achievement in finances. more
More electric vehicles, solar power and clean energy job-training programs are a few of the recommendations in a first report issued Thursday (Nov. 21) by the Climate Change Task Force. more
The Río Fernando de Taos - one of the main rivers through Taos - is polluted. But who are the main culprits? Depending on which part of the river and the time of year, the primary sources of the contamination are cattle, dogs, birds and people, according to a recent report from the nonprofit Amigos Bravos. more
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has signed an agreement to have Torch Clean Energy of Boulder, Colorado, develop and build two new solar arrays, each with its own storage facility, which together will add 21 megawatts of solar capacity and 15 megawatts of storage capacity. more
When: Thursday (Nov. 7), Noon to 8 p.m.WHere: Llano Quemado Community CenterWhat: The Miranda Canyon Commission invites community members to attend a community open house to learn more about the … more
Even though Amanda Wheelock spends her days working to complete and promote the Continental Divide Trail, there were still a few surprises for her when she set out earlier this month to hike more than 80 miles of the trail through the Carson National Forest. more
Sipapu has sought to expand its ski terrain and infrastructure for several years now. Several of the ski area's expansion proposals were approved by the Forest Service in 2012 as part of a master development plan. more
Galloping horses depicted in large oil paintings on the walls of the meeting room at the Sagebrush Inn added an energizing backdrop to a steady stream of impassioned speakers at two meetings Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 21-22) about the Abeyta Water Rights Settlement. more
The town of Taos is looking ahead to future economic development with their acceptance of the Taos Downtown Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Designation Report. more
A majority of residents in Taos County rely on community water systems for their water and sewer services. These water systems serve various neighborhoods throughout the county and hold public elections for their board of directors, who make the decisions for thousands of community members. more
A light snowstorm hit north-central and northeastern New Mexico Thursday morning (Oct. 24), bringing the first significant snowfall of the season in Taos. more
Taos Volunteer Fire Department controlled a chemical spill of an unknown substance that pooled in the ground at RAC Transport at 809 Gusdorf Road in Taos Friday morning (Oct. 18). more
Over the past half-century, North America has lost almost 30 percent of its bird population, or around 3 billion birds, according to a new study published last month. more
Here in the West, living in or near forests means living with fire. How can strategic forest management influence fire behavior and ecosystems? Can it be used to develop more resilient forests and human communities? more
After more than three years, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the environmental impact of the Abeyta Water Rights Settlement. more
In ancient Greece and Rome, owls represented wisdom. In medieval Christianity, they became an emblem of evil. But one owl in particular has come to represent a modern-day battle between conservation … more
The ivory gull is the only pure white gull. Small and stocky, it still sends a high whistle across the Arctic.The polar bear is its best friend.Likely, the gull will be … more
The MacArthurs are members of the Miranda Canyon Commission, a group convened two years ago to look at both opportunities and the current human impacts on the land. The group will make suggestions on the future of the area to the Carson National Forest, which now owns the land. The recommendations will be analyzed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, widely known by its acronym NEPA. more
Town of Taos and El Prado Water and Sanitation District staff work hard each day so you don’t have to worry where the next glass of water comes from. But it has become more of a challenge each year. more
If you are driving across the Taos Valley today (Oct. 8) or having in lunch in Taos and spot smoke to the west, it is likely a prescribed burn that's been years in the planning. The Forest … more
The Carson National Forest was selected to provide the 2019 Capitol Christmas Tree which will sit on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holidays. This tree will be selected out of the New … more
The Taos County Commission on Tuesday (Oct. 1) passed a road improvement for community members of Llano who will be seeing a new intersection on Lower Llano and Upper … more
A series of fires were reported Tuesday (Oct. 1) adjacent to Forest Road 559 above the El Rito Campground in the Carson National Forest, according to Forest Service officials. more
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