Photo Gallery: The winds of winter

Winds reached over 30 mph Friday afternoon (Jan. 17,) creating blizzard-like conditions at the intersection of U.S. Highway 64 and Mountain View Boulevard in Angel Fire.
As snow and wind descended on northern New Mexico Thursday and Friday (Jan. 16-17, 2020), locals and visitors alike braved the elements.
Courtesy pPC solarRoughly 550 rooftop solar owners within the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative service area currently deliver about 3 megawatts of surplus power into the grid during peak sunshine hours, which makes up about 9 percent of the utility's capacity.

Kit Carson Electric CEO: Rooftop solar not paying its fair share

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative CEO Luis Reyes explained at a two-hour public briefing Friday (Dec. 10) why the utility's net-metering policy for rooftop solar array owners - "rooftoppers" - no longer works.
Fencing can serve as an arresting feature in winter, especially after snowfall.

Banish winter woes with a vibrant snowy landscape

As I look out my window this morning in the new year, the gardens I did not clean up in fall are outlined with frozen fog. Backlit by the early morning sun, flower stalks, tree branches and wire fences seem so delicate they would break if touched.
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Taos Police officer charged after dispute with wife

A Taos Police officer was charged with a misdemeanor last week after he was accused of taking his wife's cellphone away when she attempted to dial 911 during an argument at her home on Jan. 10.
Courtesy Terry Thompson'Scotch Broom Quilt' by Emily Zopf

A quilter's legacy

Taos quilt-maker Emily Zopf died Thursday (Jan. 9) at 4 p.m. It was the 37th anniversary of her marriage to Bob Bresnahan, a founder of Renewable Taos and a trustee at Kit Carson Electric. Bresnahan said they had a very happy marriage.
Chevron’s water treatment plant located east of Questa has the capacity to clean and treat 3,200 gallons of water per minute. It currently discharges an average of 800 gpm each day.
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Chevron’s Questa water treatment plant achieves billion-gallon milestone

Chevron Environmental Management Company announces that its Questa water treatment plant has discharged its billionth gallon of clean, treated water into the Red River.
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Taos High grad runs for Bernalillo office

Marcos Alejandro Gonzales, Taos High 2003 graduate and son of Sen. Roberto "Bobby" and Charlene Gonzales, is running for Bernalillo County District 3 commissioner.

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Taos County commissioners blew it - big time
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Time to vote Trump out of office
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Let the sausage making begin
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Here's to the end of a fraught decade
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Saying no to addictive foods

So 2020 is here and you've decided this is the year you will improve your diet and lose weight. Not surprisingly, that's the number one resolution for most Americans. Also, not surprisingly, a study conducted by the University of Scranton has found that 80 percent of New Year's resolutions have been abandoned by February - only about 8 percent of us hang in there long enough to achieve our goals.

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Artist proves there's no barrier to creativity
Ten days away from her solo art exhibition and Jesse is beside herself with excitement, her mother Stevie says, referring to her Taos …
New fund is designed to help emerging artists
When artist Larry Bell turned 80 years of age on Dec. 6, 2019, his friends, fans and collectors took the occasion to show their love …
Counterculture poet rewrites the travels of Cabeza de Vaca
In his posthumously published epic hybrid poem, "Cabeza de Vaca," poet Peter Rabbit (born Peter Douthit in 1936) reconsiders history. …
'Sound healer' taps wellness trend
"Every day, we are bombarded by noise that keeps us from accessing the peaceful silence within," said Taos sound healer Jvala …
Groove to up-tempo urban soul
Clifton (C-Plus) Johnson and Woody Andrew, from Oklahoma City, have been playing music together for more than 20 years now, playing …
Actor Robert Walker dies
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Renowned Taos mountaineer looks for new challenge

TAOS SKI VALLEY - A trio of retrievers scamper in the snow ahead of Dave Hahn as he hikes in his ski boots along Highline Ridge and gazes out over the sprawling Sangre de Cristo Mountains under a brilliant blue sky.

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