Historian, musician, activist Arsenio Córdova has died

Arsenio Cordova talks with Michael Torrez after both candidates won their elections for school board in 2007.
Musician, theater director and activist Arsenio Córdova has died. He passed away Sunday (Sept. 22) in his El Prado home after a long battle against cancer, cared for by his partner and wife …

Taos Ride Photo Contest

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Matt Dahlseid/The New MexicanWilliam 'Backpacker Bill' Kemsley and his dog, Stanzi, rest Tuesday at a viewpoint on El Nogal trail near Taos. Kemsley has been an outdoorsman nearly all his life.

'Backpacker Bill' still hitting trail at 91

Rounding a corner of the El Nogal Nature Trail, William Kemsley - better known as "Backpacker Bill" - steadies himself with his hiking poles, taking care to …
Henry Hunt kicks off the Under-21 category by making it across the pond Sunday (April 7) during Taos Ski Valley's end-of-season pond skimming competition.

Taos Ski Valley offers season lift passes at Fall Sale prices

Winter is right around the corner, and before you know it, the Taos Ski Valley mountain crew will be firing up the snowmaking equipment and prepping the mountain for opening day of the 2019-20 ski …
James Taulman/Courtesy photoGreen darner dragonfly, named after its resemblance to a darning needle.

Wildlife notes: Green darner dragonfly, an ancient predator

Green darner dragonfly, an ancient predatorThe common, but beautiful green darner dragonfly (Anax junius) migrates from the northern United States down into Texas, Mexico and Central America, …
Before grüner veltliner burst Liza Minnelli-style onto the world wine stage, even it had a few more trials to endure, including a scandal that nearly killed Austrian wine for good.

Austrian wine industry survives invasions, disease and dilution

Wine grapes have been grown in what is now Austria for thousands of years, cultivated by Celtic tribes even before the Romans infiltrated the region. And with a history that long, there have to have …
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Taos walks for suicide awareness

Taos community members gathered Wednesday (September 18) to bring awareness to suicide and the steps to prevention.  The Walk for Life began at Kit Carson Park with a gathering of teens and …

Taos Opinions
Opinion: 'Pocha Nostra' feedback
Why allow such trash at a public event? We didn't go this year, but the videos speak for themselves. Why? Trashy! Not classy.
Opinion: The end of humanity?
Most of us know that we are facing a crisis in terms of global warming.As we pump more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, it …
Opinion: Get involved, make voice heard regarding Carson National Forest forest plan
Whether you're passionate about pursuing Río Grande cutthroat trout, an annual deer or elk hunt with family and friends, or you just …
Opinion: La Pocha Nostra exhibit did exactly what it was supposed to do
By Lindsey Lozen I believe that the La Pocha Nostra exhibit did exactly what it was supposed to do as good art should always do; …
Opinion: Demand transparency, accountability from LANL
As you know, many Taoseños from around the county are pleased that the town adopted Resolution 19-22 last May. Many more will sign on …
Opinion: Forest plan can do more to protect water and wildlife
Whether you’re passionate about pursuing Rio Grande cutthroat trout, an annual deer or elk hunt with family and friends, or you just …
La Vida

Native Plant of the Month: Chamiso

Chamiso (Spanish) - also chamiso pardo or chamiso hediondo Sagebrush, desert sage, big sagebrushFamily: AsteraceaGenus and species: Artemisia tridentataChamiso is abundant in Northern New Mexico as …

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Taos Star Guide
Luna’s last quarter moon phase peaks on Saturday (Sept. 21) at 7:40 p.m. Then, on Sunday (Sept. 22), the annual Libra equinox …
Garifuna Collective keeps Belizean music alive
The Garifuna Collective is based in Belize and made up of more than 50 musicians of varied generations who strive to express and keep …
Printmakers create a superb impression
Much like the "first impression" we make on others upon a first meeting, the first impressions made from a block of wood or a metal …
Taos Fall Arts celebrates 45 years of artistic excellence
The excitement in Taos is palpable every year, anticipating opening night of the Taos Fall Arts Festival. The opening reception and …
'Armond Lara Extravaganza' comes to town
A special exhibition is coming our way. FaraHNHeight Fine Art in collaboration with Revolt Gallery is "honored and enthusiastic" to …
NeoRio embraces science with creativity
NeoRio offers thought-provoking art installations right on the rim of the Río Grande gorge, along with a farm-to-table feast, poetry …
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Taos Composite mountain bike team compete in first two races of season

Taos Composite High School Mountain Bike Team entered its fifth season with some top performances at two races.Colorado League's South ConferenceThe team took 10 athletes to the first race on Aug. 25 …

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