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This morning (July 21), Taoseños and visitors from throughout the state and region dove into another Las Fiestas de Taos – a time of celebration, feasting and dance for many who flock to … more
Taxpayers will have to shoulder some of the costs for cleaning up decades-old hazardous waste at a shuttered mine in the mountains north of Taos, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. In a 3-0 … more
New Mexico's state engineer approved a controversial transfer of groundwater rights from the Top of the World Farm in Costilla to a domestic water project in Santa Fe just days after a federal judge … more
More than a half-century after the water-rights complaint was filed by the state engineer, on April 20, 1966, a federal judge on Friday brought to an end the adjudication of the state's so-called Aamodt case, said to be the third-longest federal case in U.S. history. more
It is so nice to have winter behind us for another year. Babies are still coming; we are up to about 20 so far. All are in good health and are amazing little creatures. Two-thirds are colts and one-third fillies. They … more
The public has until 11:59 p.m. Monday night (July 10) to comment on whether or not the Department of Interior and the president should keep national monuments as they are, including the Rio Grande … more
For three days in June, the state's transportation department sprayed a stretch of road between Velarde and Rinconada with a total of 2,400 gallons of water mixed with three herbicides, angering and worrying local farmers who live and grow near the Río Grande. more
Due to increased risk of human-caused fire and current fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is temporarily closing public lands into or upon the San Pedro Mountains in Santa Fe County, effective Thursday (June 29). Closure … more
Caterpillars are defoliating aspen groves along State Road 475, the road to the Santa Fe ski basin, the U.S. Forest Service said, but damage to the trees that form one of the Santa Fe National Forest's most popular vistas might not be as severe at … more
Heaps of garbage dumped in arroyos reveal more than broken laws and environmental contamination. In them are the stories and symptoms of pervasive drug use, family trauma and abuse of some of the oldest and neediest people around. more
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