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Early Monday (May 22) morning, a crew climbed out of a green U.S. Forest Service fire truck at “Drop Point One,” a bend in the highway and the middle of a 7,000-acre wildfire near … more
Updated May 22 at 6 p.m. Heavy smoke continues to build around Taos County as Carson National Forest crews control – and strategically expand – a wildfire that was discovered Thursday (May 18) after lightning struck a section of ponderosa pine forest 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras. … more
Despite recent rains and snow, wildfire is just a lightning strike or escaped campfire away.A lightning-caused fire near Hondito Canyon on the Tres Piedras Ranger District was reported Monday (May 15). The fire is located 4 miles southwest of the … more
Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is teaming up with gardeners to offer outdoor educational programs for children and adults this summer.On Sundays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., visitors can tour the "Fechin Food Forest." The museum, in partnership with … more
Conservationist, seasoned outdoorsman and community planner Ron Gardiner died Sept. 25 at his home in Questa. He was 62. Gardiner was a self-taught and respected expert on natural resources who gained much of his knowledge exploring the mountains … more
El Prado Water and Sanitation District has raised property taxes just a couple weeks after agreeing to a settlement in a lawsuit brought by a former contractor. The water district board unanimously voted Aug. 10 to raise property taxes by 0.67 … more
Last September, public works director Francisco “French” Espinoza seemed a little baffled when asked by a town councilor to explain why a leak in water system at the center of Taos impacted residents more than a mile away. “[The water system] … more
The Taos County Commission voted Tuesday (Feb. 17) to rescind its protest of water rights transfers tied to the Abeyta Water Settlement. The commission voted 3-2 to drop the protest after several hours of sometimes heated public comment on the … more
The committee meant to keep watch over water rights transfers in Taos County has undergone a “transition” that reduced the number of board members and brought in a couple new faces. The retooling follows months of disharmony between former … more
State water managers are refusing to give money to El Prado Water and Sanitation District for water rights because state officials say the district hasn’t justified the $20,000 per acre-foot purchase price. Members of the district counter there … more
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