Taos' unsolved mystery

On July 3, 1929, the bloated, fly- and maggot-infested, headless corpse of 70-year-old Arthur Rochford Manby (allegedly the body of Manby, that is) was discovered by two lawmen on a cot in his …

Big, woolly creatures

Long before people settled North America and centuries before Taos Pueblo had its own herd, millions of bison once roamed the grasslands of the American West.     Weighing up to …

A home to return to

The following piece is an excerpt from the chapter “Crack of thunder, first drops of rain” in Jim Levy’s memoir, “Rowdy’s Boy,” about his childhood and adolescence. To get from Los Angeles to Taos, my mother took Route 66, driven in the blazing heat of five summers, 1948-‘52, east in June and back again in August, the first time in a green Hudson when our mother was 40, Bunny was 9, I was 7 and infant Mary.

Gold, copper, land and a bullet: William Fraser, the untold story

Perhaps you’ve heard stories about William Fraser, the legendary early miner and owner of the Fraser Mountain Copper Company in the Taos Ski Valley (TSV) area. Some historical annals report …

Frontier fights

The mid-1700s brought Spain face to face with all the challenges of controlling its frontier empire in the Americas from the natives — especially in Nuevo Mexico. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 …

Northside nirvana

O.E. Pattison left his mark on the Taos Ski Valley long before the first skier arrived. A loop road bears his name. His family still owns more than 1,200 acres in the high country that includes …

Sipapú: 'The Place of Emergence'

Many cultures around the world teach stories of creation. These are traditional tales of just how a people came to be formed by the gods.