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The not-so-common raven

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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Helping them change
Posted: February 24, 2015

All of us have times in our lives when we are motivated or responsible to help others change — whether it is a family member, a student in our care, a client in our service, or even a close friend.

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Sunny Redmond's wholistic approach to healing
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 9:25 am

“I treat body, mind and spirit. The goal is to reach a state of balance within us and with life.”

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A bitter but helpful herb
Posted: February 22, 2015

Bitter herbs stimulate the digestive system by improving appetite, increasing the production of digestive enzymes and bile, and strengthening the muscular response of the intestine called peristalsis.

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Newborn baby stars
Posted: February 20, 2015

Everything has a birthday and stars are no exception. But have you ever wondered how they’re born?

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Gratitude increases connection, health
Posted: February 18, 2015

The grieving process will often bring habitual behaviors to the surface of our consciousness during a time that you would least expect.

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Sprucing up
Posted: February 18, 2015

Here’s an inexpensive way to get trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation this month and receive free blue spruce trees.

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Crows: The natural problem solver
Posted: February 16, 2015

The American crow are wary, highly intelligent birds capable of solving simple problems which make them excel at self-preservation.

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Master Gardener Program offered in Taos
Posted: February 16, 2015

Are you an old hand at gardening in the high desert? Do you want to pass on what you learned from area experts? If so, consider taking the New Mexico Master Gardener Program.

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Interior designer Joan Duncan, a creatrix at work
Updated: February 15, 2015 - 7:43 am

"... first and foremost, I listen to people. I find out what they want and then we create together."

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Honey bees, native bees and Happy Valentine’s Day
Posted: February 14, 2015

While doing research for this article, I stumbled upon several interesting websites about native bees versus honey bees.

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Important legislation on strangulation and join One Billion Rising
Posted: February 13, 2015

New Mexico is one of only six remaining states that do not have specific laws against strangulation.

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The dark side of the wine industry
Posted: February 10, 2015

On occasion, wine fraud happens for a “good” cause.

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I heart cooking
Updated: February 08, 2015 - 6:34 am

For me (as well as my happy clients) every day was Valentine’s Day, and the secret ingredient in every dish was love.

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Heidi Smith: The joys of cooking and writing
Posted: February 06, 2015

The local chef's first cookbook was published in December.

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Gov. Martinez declares ‘Start by believing’
Posted: February 04, 2015

On Dec. 17, Gov. Susana Martinez issued a proclamation declaring January 2015 to be “Start by Believing Victims of Sexual Assault Month” in New Mexico.

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Winter hiking in Taos: Petaca Point
Posted: February 03, 2015

For solitude and sunshine, try winter hiking on the west rim of the Río Grande.

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All in the corvid family
Posted: February 02, 2015

While on a lecture tour in India in 1896, Mark Twain was besieged by flocks of house crows as he ate, smoked and wrote.

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Loss arises in many forms
Posted: February 02, 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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Birder's Journal: Notes from a snowy field
Posted: February 01, 2015

A day-long slog Dec. 17 through the snowy drainage areas of Río Pueblo, Río Grande, Pot Creek, and Río Grande del Rancho yielded 62 different species of birds.

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Los Piñoneros: Our forest-planting vecinos
Posted: January 31, 2015

How the Pinyon Jay transforms forests

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What is your most glorious desire for 2015?
Posted: January 27, 2015

If you haven’t felt the thrill of a new year and the possibility of a new you, take a moment and write. Not just one desire but as many desires as flow out of you and want to be recognized.

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Russian olive tree: Born to spread
Posted: January 26, 2015

The deciduous tree Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) is so common it is considered a nuisance plant in many areas of New Mexico.

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Resiliency: Does a little tragedy help?
Posted: January 25, 2015

A mother, trying to be supportive of her son, who had not been hired in his first interviews after college graduation, commented —“I wish he had come in second sometimes.”

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Taking it outside
Posted: January 24, 2015

Training for an ultramarathon, 35 miles is all in a day's work for this runner.

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Bears and pines
Posted: January 21, 2015

Osha is a herbaceous perennial native plant belonging to the carrot (Apiaceae) family and resembling the celery plant.

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Nothing to see here!
Posted: January 20, 2015

Anyone who writes for a living understands writer’s block and that’s exactly what afflicted me as I was trying to come up with something astronomically profound to write about to ring in the New Year.

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Growing an indoor winter garden
Posted: January 19, 2015

You can enjoy your own herbs and vegetables even during the winter months.

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Fair-fighting agreements strengthen relationships
Posted: January 19, 2015

Everyone in a romantic relationship has disagreements and can feel angry with their partner.

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Mail call for gardening catalogs
Posted: January 18, 2015

We buy our gardening supplies and seeds locally whenever possible. But it’s hard to ignore, on these wintery days when planting days are seem so far off, the three glossy catalogues that arrived recently in the mail.

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Power struggles lead to resentment and future problems
Posted: January 18, 2015

Whenever there is a redefining process there is loss and grief.

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Clear your clutter, transform your life
Updated: January 17, 2015 - 7:49 am

Is being more organized among your New Year’s resolutions? Meet Mary Hobratschk, professional organizer.

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TSV plans for 28th annual Taos Wine Festival
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 7:37 am

Just in time for the mid-winter blahs: the 28th annual Taos Wine Festival. Look for a variety of tastings and seminars in town and at Taos Ski Valley.

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In defense of bread
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 3:25 pm

bread, the staff of life, for goodness sake, is being shunned.

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Nine questions for Gordon Briner
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 8:04 am

CEO of Taos Ski Valley, Inc. on the Kachina Lift, passes for locals and buying The Bavarian

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Nonviolence Works forms partnership with Questa schools
Posted: January 12, 2015

As the village of Questa shapes the next chapter of their social and economic life following the closing of the Chevron Mine, creative ideas are surfacing as leaders plan together.

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Where do lizards go in winter?
Posted: January 12, 2015

Insect-eating (insectivorous) lizards, an arbitrary grouping based on dietary preference, account for a great majority of the more than 3,800 recognized species of lizards, according to “The Lizard Keeper’s Handbook” by Philippe de Vosjoli.

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Deborah’s Daonuts Grain-free flours a mix of intuition and innovation
Posted: January 11, 2015

Daonuts is a blend of milled nuts and seeds that goes beyond gluten-free.

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Aussies turn serious wine into serious fun
Posted: January 10, 2015

Contrary to popular reputation, wine doesn’t have to be stuffy or serious.

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Comet Lovejoy getting brighter
Updated: January 12, 2015 - 8:41 am

Comets are some of the most unpredictable objects in the sky.

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Reminders for new gadget gifts with Internet access
Posted: January 02, 2015

Internet use is almost a requirement these days for children’s education and socializing.

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Thank You from Nonviolence Works, Inc.
Posted: December 30, 2014

As Nonviolence Works, Inc. (NVW) ends the year of our 10th anniversary, we have much to be thankful for.

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Douglas fir: The resilient tree
Posted: December 30, 2014

This tree's story is one of both strength and beauty.

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Winter hiking: Taos Valley Overlook
Posted: December 29, 2014

New trailhead offers hiking year-round.

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Christmas bird count comes to Northern NM
Posted: December 28, 2014

The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey in the world.

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Restoring the Río Grande’s riparian forests
Posted: December 27, 2014

With native trees, coalition hopes to continue river's 'natural symbiosis.'

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