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On Sept. 14, minister Dave Wasserman led a World Climate Change Simulation for 60 adults and teens at University of New Mexico-Bataan Hall in Taos. This simulation has been played … more
The Taos News recorded the BLM's Resource Advisory Council — a group of citizens meant to advise the agency on land management decisions — during the July 10 meeting. Up for discussion … more
A forest official explains why "It would be our preference when the conditions are right to allow fires to burn themselves out in the wilderness with little to no interference from us." more
With current concern about genetically modified seeds, local seed preservation is more important than ever. more
If all had gone according to plan, the Río Grande del Norte National Monument could have added thousands of acres within its current boundaries. But the plan has been called off. more
Town of Taos and most parts of Taos County at higher elevation woke to find a layer of snow dusting trees, cars, and fences for an early winter wonderland effect. more
The Carson National Forest is no longer under an all-out burn ban. Forest Service officials announced Monday (July 16) fire restrictions in the Carson National Forest will be lifted as of this … more
The public has until Monday (April 15) to make their voices heard on a new rule being proposed by the Trump administration that would change which rivers and streams are protected under certain federal laws. more
An Española man was arrested on a charge of hunting with an artificial light. He also confessed to having participated in the illegal slaughter of elk and deer in the Tierra Amarilla area. 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
Taos Gravel Products has a general construction permit, specifically for asphalt plants, that was originally issued in 2011. Comments are due by 5 p.m. on April 24. more
After months of delays, the town of Taos appears to be on the verge of appointing a new manager and attorney. Assistant town manager Abigail Adame has been serving as acting manager since the Town Council voted last July to terminate former … more
Conservationist, seasoned outdoorsman and community planner Ron Gardiner died Sept. 25 at his home in Questa. He was 62. Gardiner was a self-taught and respected expert on natural resources who gained much of his knowledge exploring the mountains … more
The New Mexico branch of the International Indigenous Youth Council is hosting a prayer run Sunday (April 14) to bring attention to water issues in the Taos Valley. more
This video was taken Thursday (May 31) at 8:18 p.m. more
Hemp, the nonpsychoactive kin of marijuana, is starting to make it into the mainstream in New Mexico, and state agricultural administrators are trying to sort out the best way to do that. more
A lightning caused wildfire burning in the Santa Fe National Forest is putting out a lot of smoke, which as of Tuesday (July 9) evening, was settling over Taos.  The smoke is most likely from … more
Town of Taos officials say that without a different plan for shoring up revenues, surrounding communities have until September before they close the recycling center … more
The Carson National Forest has cut back on the hours its Peñasco office will be open while it seeks new personnel for the front desk. more
Some things only happen because everything lines up at the right moment. So it was with the Gurule Fire.The fire started with a lightning strike June 7 in a part of … more
The west side of Valle Vidal in the Carson National Forest will be closed from May 1–June 30 to accommodate elk calving, according to agency officials.  During the annual seasonal closure, visitors can still use designated roads through the area but are not allowed to drive off-road or to leave their vehicle. No camping will be allowed either during the closure.  more
This severe weather alert was issued by the National Weather Service for Thursday (Nov. 8) and Friday (Nov. 9). more
Low-intensity firing operations continued yesterday on the eastern side of Highway 518, increasing the fire size to 335 acres. Hand and aerial ignitions successfully consumed hazardous fuels to … more
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