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Kit Carson Electric Co-op gets nod as top solar utility

Taos' local electric cooperative was among four finalists for "Utility of the Year," an award bestowed by the Colorado Solar Industries Association. Though Kit Carson didn't come out on top of the … more

Valle Vidal prescribed burn moves ahead

At the far northern edge of the state, fire manager with the Carson National Forest are taking a perfect window of weather to return low-intensity fire to about 9 square miles in the Valle Vidal unit … more

Fishing season begins in New Mexico, new licenses required

Fishing season began Sunday in New Mexico and state wildlife managers are reminding anglers they need to purchase a new license. The season runs from April 1 to March 31, 2019. Fishing licenses … more

Congress OKs funding fix for costlier wildfires

The wildfires funding provisions will take effect in 2020 and ends a practice known as "fire borrowing," budgeting lingo for raiding funds set aside for forest conservation, wildfire prevention and recreation programs to pay for the immediate costs of suppressing wildfires. more

Maps, mountain roads at heart of public access trial

A two-week trial, centering on a handful of old roads that cross private property but lead to state-owned land around White Peak, has consumed the Taos County Courthouse since last Monday (March 19). One landowner is seeking to once and for all settle his rights over several roads in the area. more

Chevron applies for water rights transfer to Eagle Rock Lake

In April 2015, the state approved a temporary lease permit to transfer water rights to Eagle Rock Lake. Chevron's now asking for permission to permanently transfer other water rights to the fishing spot. more

New Mexico ranchers prepare for big fire season

Wildfires have already scorched thousands of acres in Northern New Mexico, Colorado and Oklahoma, prompting livestock officials to urge New Mexico ranchers to prepare for what could be a long and … more

Prescribed burning in national monument, Valle Vidal

Wildland firefighters with both the Bureau of Land Management’s Taos Field Office and the Carson National Forest are conducting prescribed burns on federally owned land north of Taos. more

State, hunters reduce Río Grande Gorge bighorn population

While the threat of diseases has been on state biologists' minds since the bighorn herd was established, the potential became critical when they were seen near domestic sheep. more

Damaging winds, snow through Sunday evening

Strong, damaging winds and blowing snow will slam through northcentral and northeastern New Mexico through Sunday night (March 18) as a low-pressure system moves east across the mountains, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Higher elevations of the Sangre de Cristo, Tusas and Jemez Mountains could receive a couple of inches of snow. more
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