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Writer and photographer Sharon Niederman was driving on the road between Questa and Red River when she crossed paths with a herd of bighorn sheep on the move. more
Thanks to an extensive community effort, water flowed through the Vigil y Romo Acequia for the first time in nearly 50 years Friday (April 5).   Parciantes, participants in the ditch, … more
Community volunteers helped the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish relocate 10,000 Rio Grande cutthroat trout to the upper box of the Río Grande Basin on Friday (March 29.) more
So you’re curious about the Abeyta Settlement. You’ve read our news articles about it, talked with your neighbors and “just heard things.” But what if you want to actually … more
A community meeting to discuss updates on the Questa Superfund site, the shuttered Chevron molybdenum mine, is scheduled for Thursday (April 11) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the VFW. more
Friday's event drew nearly 200 volunteers, a mix of locals and folks from around the state and region. Almost 10,000 Río Grande cutthroat trout were hiked hundreds of feet down to the edge of the river. more
The budget was passed by both chambers of the Legislature during its 60-day session. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has until Friday (April 5) to sign the bill. Hundreds of people are now calling on Lujan Grisham to line-item veto the language regarding seeds. more
A district court judge in Taos issued a preliminary injunction today (April 2) that prevents a loose association of water protestors from staging further action at a water well in El Prado. Buck … more
An application for a new "eco-village" between El Prado and Arroyo Seco has been formally submitted to Taos County for review.The Taos County Planning Department … more
Volunteers grabbed their shovels and hit the dirt over the weekend to lend a hand to Not Forgotten Outreach, a veterans organization in Taos.The nonprofit worked in … more
The Abeyta Settlement is a  complex water-sharing agreement among the major water users in the Taos Valley, like the town of Taos, Taos Pueblo, acequias and El Prado Water and Santitation … more
More than anything else, the action was meant to draw a collective focus to what they say are worrying aspects of the Abeyta Settlement -- the unknown impacts of drilling more than a dozen wells, potentially fueling growth in the valley that is unsustainable. Judging by the crowd the action drew and the response it has prompted from some officials involved in the settlement, it worked. more
The settlement is essentially a water-sharing agreement for the Taos Valley. Here's some answers to common questions about the Abeyta Settlement. more
Don Quixote had a better chance of toppling a giant than Taos County did in winning a water fight with the state.The grim message came from the county attorney Randy Autio at the Tuesday (March 19) … more
The Acequia Madre del Rio Lucero y Arroyo Seco voted Saturday (March 16) not to pay its membership dues to the Taos Valley Acequia Association as a protest over what … more
Buck Johnston breezed through the front door of the Taos County Adult Detention Center Monday (March 18) with a smile on his face after spending a night in jail on misdemeanor charges for climbing a … more
The water activist who on Thursday (March 14) climbed a water well drilling rig plans to come down Sunday morning. “Buck [Johnston] plans to descend the tower by 10 a.m. on Sunday (March 17). … more
The protest at the site of a well drilling rig is in its second day Friday (March 15), which started around dawn with the arrest of one person. Zachary Trujillo was arrested by New Mexico State … more
The Cerro del Yuta Wilderness will comprise most of Ute Mountain, the volcanic dome lying west of State Road 522 near the New Mexico-Colorado border. Along with the Río San Antonio Wilderness, the two areas create about 21,500 acres of new wilderness within the quarter-million acre Río Grande del Norte National Monument. more
Rio Lucero y Arroyo Seco meeting. Nonprofit funds solar projects for tribes, northern New Mexico villages. more
A group of self-described water protectors have initiated a nonviolent prayer action at a water well site in Taos County Thursday (March 14) to draw attention to implementation of the Abeyta … more
Snow blanketed Taos and other portions of the valley overnight, but there are no school delays or closures reported for the area yet. Cimarron schools are on a two-hour delay.  More snow … more
Two remote corners of Taos County are officially wilderness after the president today signed into law a sweeping public lands bill. The areas around Ute Mountain, near Costilla, and below San … more
Update 9:15 a.m., March 13: Peñasco schools are closed, Moreno Valley High School, Eagle Nest and Cimarron schools are all on two hour delays today due to snow . more
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