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Registration open for Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival
Posted: April 29, 2015

The festival features 25 tours with overnight trips to Moab, Utah and Telluride

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Intimate partner sexual violence a widely unrecognized crime
Posted: April 28, 2015

Until 1976, it wasn’t a crime anywhere in the U.S. for a man to sexually assault his wife.

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Lake trout: the ‘big fish’
Posted: April 28, 2015

The largest of the chars, with the record fish weighing 102 pounds and a length of 50-inches, a 15 to 40-pound lake trout is not uncommon where an average length is 24 to 36-inches.

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Songbird migration: A springtime miracle
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Surely, one of the most striking birds in the Americas is the Western Tanager.

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Spring hiking in Taos: Guadalupe Mountain
Posted: April 25, 2015

This hike has spectacular views of the Río Grande Gorge and the surrounding mountains.

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Anxiety: How can we support our youth?
Posted: April 25, 2015

It is that time of the school year again when students show signs of anxiety to those who recognize them.

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A medicinal herb in the mountains of New Mexico
Posted: April 22, 2015

Valerian is one of the best-known medicinal herbs and we have three species growing in the mountains here in Northern New Mexico.

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Anxiety: How can we support our youth?
Posted: April 21, 2015

It is that time of the school year again when students show signs of anxiety to those who recognize them.

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Healing from pain; returning to life
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 6:28 am

Sculptor Steven Gootgeld did not let tendonitis get in his way.

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Emotional maturity: Stepping into life after loss
Posted: April 19, 2015

Maturation manifests if you take the time to review your actions, integrate the information so you are able to respond in a mature way rather than react immaturely.

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What about turtles, tortoises and terrapins?
Posted: April 15, 2015

Finding a painted turtle around here is no small task, but Edward Concha found this gem in the Río Pueblo in Taos Pueblo.

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Water wisely for a beautiful garden and landscape
Posted: April 14, 2015

Water-wise is not just about growing drought-tolerant plants or eliminating plantings.

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Volunteering with invasive species at Río Mora National Wildlife Refuge
Posted: April 13, 2015

The legacy of overgrazing, disruption of historic fire regimes, and other disturbances at the new Río Mora Refuge have led to encroachment by invasive plants which created the need for this project.

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Peter Templeton: Working in wood creatively
Posted: April 12, 2015

For Peter Templeton, variety is truly the spice of his life as a woodworker.

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Human trafficking: Predatory exploitation of people
Posted: April 11, 2015

Selling human beings has become a booming business, now an estimated $32 billion per year industry.

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Celebrate the planting season
Posted: April 10, 2015

Want to celebrate planting season and in the process learn more about growing? Then head Saturday (April 11) to the Farmhouse Café in El Prado for what organizers are billing “a community celebration of planting, blessings, and farming.”

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Aglianico’s rich history in southern Italy
Posted: April 08, 2015

Aglianico seems to produce particularly good wines when the vines are planted in volcanic soil.

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Childhood depression hurts
Posted: April 07, 2015

When I was a child of 4 or 5, I frequently had terrible stomach aches. They would go on for days until my worried pediatrician would admit me to the hospital to prevent dehydration.

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Food is the great connector for Chef Dillon Tisdel
Posted: April 06, 2015

Chef Dillon Tisdel is a big advocate of plant-based food.

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Bullying and teasing can cause emotional pain
Posted: April 05, 2015

Whenever someone is trying to force someone to feel or behave a certain way, there is bullying.

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A Moroccan twist on Easter lamb
Posted: April 04, 2015

"When I think of lamb, I think of Easter and Morocco."

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An early morning blood moon
Posted: April 03, 2015

Last Year, there were two total lunar eclipses (Blood Moons) and there’ll be another two this year. The first one is for early risers as the dark limb of the Earth’s shadow touches the full moon on April 4 at 4:15 a.m. MDT above the western horizon.

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Balancing the modern with the historic
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 7:43 am

Historic mill house is reimagined as charming vacation rental units

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Stalking: Repetitive, unwanted contact
Posted: March 31, 2015

Stalking has been described like a cat pursuing a mouse. However, unlike cats, who try to keep unnoticed while tracking their prey, human stalkers usually want their victims to know they are there … somewhere.

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Spring hiking in Taos: El Aguaje at Wild Rivers
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 6:26 am

El Aguaje Trail offers an opportunity for solitude and appreciation of the views east to snowy Lama and Flag Mountain.

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Gypsy soul
Posted: March 27, 2015

Alexis Rykken finds 'The Place Where Wildness Dreams'

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Want a backyard garden? Do it yourself
Posted: March 25, 2015

Gardening in Taos’ high desert can be tricky for those not lucky enough to have land that was traditionally used for growing.

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Ask the Midwives: The hows and whens of exercise
Posted: March 25, 2015

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for your baby whether you are pregnant or not.

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Veterans project puts focus on accessibility, sustainability
Posted: March 24, 2015

Veterans group's bed and breakfast aims to heal the Earth and the wounds of war.

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Nettles: High in protein but highly despised
Posted: March 24, 2015

Truly a remarkable plant, nettles has many uses including food, medicine and even fertilizer.

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Cerro Vista Farms: Three and a half decades of trial-and-error farming
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 8:01 am

“It’s a well choreographed dance,” Daniel Carmona says of the full-time, work-from-home job of being a farmer.

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Grief and loss can impact health
Posted: March 23, 2015

The Taos News has committed to implement a bi-weekly column to help educate our community about emotional healing through grief. You may write questions to Golden Willow Retreat and they will be answered privately to you and possibly as a future article for others. Please list a first name that grants permission for printing.

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Family Tai Chi: Planting seeds at the circus
Updated: March 22, 2015 - 7:14 am

Family Tai Chi is a new class offered twice weekly for parents and their little ones at the Qigong Academy in the center of town.

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Rainwater harvesting: Catching life in a barrel
Posted: March 21, 2015

Rainwater harvesting isn't exactly new to New Mexico.

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Meet the Hemptress: Sincere advocate for the crop of the future
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 8:22 am

The creator of Dharma Bags see hemp as 'a miracle plant that can heal the Earth.'

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One man's painstaking project to restore native grasses
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 6:31 am

When Tony Benson bought 3,000 acres west of the Río Grande Gorge in 1991, he saw more than a wind-blown moonscape. He saw potential.

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Mosses, liverworts and hornworts of TSV
Posted: March 17, 2015

"We’ve been planning and working for several months now to bring you interesting, fun and informative events this year."

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Master woodworker Jeffrey Hills gives noble trees a second life
Posted: March 16, 2015

The Japanese style infuses this local's work, giving it an elegant simplicity.

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Simple steps to seed-starting success
Posted: March 14, 2015

Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds.

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Give peas a chance
Posted: March 10, 2015

Ten years or so ago, when I was living in Dixon and I had what some friends from New York called my “farmette” — complete with chickens and ducks, a goat, and all sorts of gardens — I planted peas.

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A passion for her profession
Posted: March 10, 2015

When Rima Ralff was in fifth grade she became obsessed with the adventures of “Harriet the Spy”— a red-haired heroine of the grade-school set who was an amateur detective.

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Reciprocation and maintenance are needed in relationships
Posted: March 10, 2015

The Taos News has committed to implement a bi-weekly column to help educate our community about emotional healing through grief. You may write questions to Golden Willow Retreat and they will be answered privately to you and possibly as a future article for others. Please list a first name that grants permission for printing.

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Cooking with your hands, your mind and your heart at Ranchos Plaza Grill
Updated: March 09, 2015 - 6:55 am

Taoseño Adam Medina grew up in a family that loved to cook.

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Parents, love your children
Posted: March 08, 2015

Most mothers and fathers love their children and wish them the best. Starting with that first smile of recognition, parents feel the deep potential for love, creativity and philosophical thought their child has within her. These qualities make their child precious and special to them.

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The not-so-common raven
Posted: March 02, 2015

Glorified in traditional cultures worldwide, the common raven does not act by instinct alone.

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Revenge porn threats on the rise
Posted: March 02, 2015

Revenge porn is when a vengeful ex posts explicit photos, taken during a relationship — consensual or not — to punish a partner or spouse for breaking up with him.

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Get outside: Winter into spring hiking
Posted: March 01, 2015

Even if you can’t take a whole day to go for a long hike, there are several opportunities to get outside close to home.

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Learning to ski at TSV with Smitty
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 6:44 am

"I was once told not to learn to ski at Taos ... avalanche away then, Strawberry Hill, I am here to conquer you."

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A wilting sex life doesn’t have to be your reality
Posted: February 25, 2015

Somehow our society has accepted the idea that when we get into middle age and beyond, sex becomes less exciting, less pleasurable, less possible. And if that’s what people keep affirming, that’s what they get.

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Bold use of color at this Des Montes adobe
Posted: February 24, 2015

Blissful seclusion only miles from Taos Plaza.

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