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With 119 years of data recorded, the annual count is a valuable tool. more
At the end of last year, Jamie Ash set a personal goal that would be hard to accomplish and take months of training: the Taos business owner set her sights on hiking in the Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska. more
With the recent snow, many of the trails at higher elevations are covered in a deep layer of white powder. It is still possible to hike year-round both in the deep snow … more
Snow is on the ground, the cold has set in and November is almost done. But if your woodpile isn’t quite big enough to get you through the winter — or show off your woodcutting chops … more
"We think this may be the only lift in the country where directly out of the base area, you can access greens, blue, blacks and double-blacks." more
As the weather cools, trails at lower elevations offer a chance to see the last of the golden leaves and have a final fall picnic in the sun. One option for a fall hike is Diablo Canyon found … more
The Eagle Nebula gets its name because it looks somewhat like the outstretched wings of an eagle in flight. more
The arrival of dark-eyed juncos signals the start of cooler weather. more
"Wearing bright colors is always encouraged, whether it hunting season or not, and more so during hunting season," more
The word "trifid" comes from the Latin word "trifidus," which means to split into three parts. That's a fitting name for this gas and dust cloud that's split three ways by dark, dense … more
At the beginning of the month, two members of the Southern New Mexico Trail Alliance headed south from the Colorado-New Mexico state line. They were starting a month-long odyssey to … more
The agency has regular and summer season 2019 positions open. The pay ranges from volunteer only up to $24 an hour depending on the position. more
It is a glorious time to be out in the forests of Northern New Mexico. The leaves are turning gold, the air is cool and clear, and the low angle of the sun through the trees reminds us … more
When Kenn, my all-time favorite hiking companion, visited recently he was blown away by the campsite where we put up for a night.What was so special about our … more
At a training exercise recently near Carson, Taos Search and Rescue went through a rigorous day-long training, which included a high angle rescue, an ELT search and a K-9 ground search. The skilled … more
An expansion plan for Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort in Vadito percolated in Bruce Bolander's mind back in 1990. Decades later, that vision by Bolander, … more
A bit north of the New Mexico state line, a land of wide valleys, rolling hills and rocky cliffs is home to the historic Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. The railroad still runs, taking passengers … more
Carson National Forest is hosting a two-part workshop on rock climbing in the national forest. The first workshop is Monday, (Aug. 27) at the Cisneros Youth and Family Center in Questa and will focus … more
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is recruiting trainees to become conservation officers.Starting pay for trainees is $17.03 an hour, the agency said in a … more
About two weeks ago my wife and I met Wilderness Ranger Atieno Ouma on the Santa Barbara Trail in the Pecos Wilderness. She is a cheery, young woman with whom we had a friendly chat. We … more
LOS ALAMOS -- The sweet sounds of songbirds are sliding toward silence following a massive piñon tree die-off on a local, high-altitude shelf of land. more
Enjoy phenomenal star watching and deep sky viewing at the amateur astronomy night in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, (Sept. 8). It's a short … more
Hiking to the top of Wheeler Peak (elevation 13,167') is epic. It's New Mexico's highest peak and overlooks the vast Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. The hike usually encompasses the full Wheeler Peak … more
I always enjoy writing about the annual Perseid (PURR-see-ID) meteor shower. It’s one of the most reliable and relatively prolific meteor showers of them all. more
In the rocky crags above Williams Lake, three intrepid birder-scientists confirmed the presence of a bird species not observed breeding in New Mexico for nearly 30 years.Luke … more
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