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Curious about astrology and the zodiac? Check out this series about the 12 signs, with a Taos flare. more
Get your fishing poles and get up to Questa for the Second Annual Questa Fishing Derby. The event will take place Saturday (July 21) from 8 a.m. to noon at Eagle Rock Lake in Questa, just 1.5 … more
Longtime fans of the Devisadero Peak trail in the Carson National Forest noticed something missing in mid-May: several chairs built of stone. The iconic chairs, which had been there for … more
It sounds like so little, but the recent work by a sign crew will relieve Río Fernando Fire Chief Russ Driskell's need to rescue so many lost bicyclists. more
“Noooooooooo!” That collective cry of dismay could be heard across Taos County as Carson National Forest announced it was closing to public access Wednesday (June 27), leaving only the … more
Editor's note: The Carson National Forest has closed all districts in the forest except the Jicarilla Ranger District to public entry and use Wednesday (June 27) until weather conditions change. 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
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
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
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
What is this? Is it a cosmic catastrophe? No, it's an area in our Milky Way galaxy that's making baby stars. more
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
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
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
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
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
We've heard many reports of evening grosbeaks in and around Santa Fe lately.These striking, stocky members of the finch family are year-round in much of New Mexico, … more
The Río Grande del Norte National Monument is turning five years old and the RGDN Coalition that helped win the federal designation is celebrating. The 242,555-acre monument was designated by … more
Here’s a deep space object that is worthy of its name, The Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174). Unlike the famous Great Orion Nebula, NGC 2174 shines primarily in hydrogen alpha  light. This … more
One of the wonders of northern New Mexico is the variety of landscapes in every direction. One day you can ski or snowshoe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the next be walking on the desert mesa … more
This is far from being a star nursery although it may someday contribute to one. Rather, it’s a shout out to the surrounding universe that this is a star gone wild. The perpetrator of this … more
In the winter, the wide, sage-covered mesa is quiet and windswept, allowing the echoes of the past to be heard.The land now known as the Taos Valley Overlook area south of town holds a network of … more
When our movements are slow and the space around us so big that the swimming descent seems infinite, it must be Pisces season. more
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