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Three Taos-area prescribed pile burns to begin

The Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest is embarking on three Taos-area prescribed pile burns.  Officials said they plan to take advantage of favorable fall weather conditions to conduct the burns.   "These pile burns … more

Forest ecosystems and fire (part II)

Have we forever lost our forests to intense mega wildfires like the Las Conchas? Nature works on a different time frame than humans. “Forever” in nature is a really long time, like thousands or even millions of years. Our northeastern forests … more

New Mexico wildflowers abound New Mexico's high country

During the summer months, the mountains around Taos explode with colorful wildflowers. As you hike along the trails, you may see yellow, purple and pink blooms in an amazing range of shapes and sizes. If you really slow down and look, you may notice even more flowers and learn something about nature, too. more

Getting to know Libra

Light and dark, warm and cold, this and that. Now is the season of Libra, the constellation of "the scales" and the balance they can represent. In the 12-sign zodiac - the band of sky … more

At Acoma Pueblo, the famed ‘Sky City’ tells stories new and old

"Looking northward from Aacqu and the tall rock monolith on which the mother pueblo sits, there is an opening, like a gateway, between two mesas. Looking northward, too, from Aacqu, one can see Kaweshtima — Snow Peaked — a dark blue misted … more

Forest Service ranger cabins get new life

The Carson National Forest that surrounds Taos is home to many tantalizing reminders of early Taos history. The mountains near the Taos Ski Valley holds ruins of gold mines, mills and old cabins. Many of their stories are lost as the structures deteriorate and return to the earth. A few of these historical structures are being preserved for the future. more

Río Fernando Park: Nature for Wellness

Although Río Fernando Park sits close to the center of town, the place has a certain welcome wildness. The Río Fernando flows slowly through it, creating wetlands surrounded by land that … more

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Pictured is the Gold Hill summit — the north approach. more

Trekking the Taos Valley Overlook

In the winter, the wide, sage-covered mesa is quiet and windswept, allowing the echoes of the past to be heard.The land now known as the Taos Valley Overlook area south of town holds a network of … more

Tsankawi Village Trail at Bandelier

Set high on a plateau, the village of Tsankawi was once home to prehistoric Pueblo people. In the 1400s, homes made from stone covered the mesa top and dwellings known … more
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