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On a chilly morning, Taos photographer/birder John Lay and I trailed along the edge of a string of ponds, each made possible by acequias and small irrigation ditches, which thread through the valley's vegas, our precious meadows and agricultural fields. Taos Mountain loomed, blanketed with new snow.

And then we spotted it, a snowy egret, as beautiful and white as the mountain's peak. The Spanish name is garceta nívea. Last time I saw one I was in Florida, though they do make an appearance from time to time at the Ohkay Owingeh lakes outside Española.

We watched the egret pick its way along the...

On Friday, February 26, 2021, James C. Bull, Colorado Trial Lawyer, husband, father and grandfather transitioned to the Otherworld in his home in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico at the age of 77 years young.  Jim was born in Denver, Colorado.  He spent his early years with his parents and grandmother in Honolulu, Hawai’i where they had lived since immigrating from England in the 1920’s. As Jim wrote in his family memoirs, “Jim’s first Englewood residence was a house built by grandfather, Clifford Benjamin Noxon and Grandmother, Maybel Noxon, (natives of Colorado)...

Taos County youth are getting ready for their big moment as the Taos County Fair draws near. Youngsters from across Taos County gathered Sunday (June 2) at the Taos …

4-H Indoor Exhibits, Junior: Jerome Martinez, Autumn Buck, JuniorCeledon Gallegos, Animal Science, Poultry Production, 2nd, Junior...

Spring is a time when local farm and ranch stores stock up on chicks and ducks. At Taos Tack in the Albertson's Shopping Center, the little critters were chirping away looking for a new home. Jackie …

(Family Features) Chilly nights are the perfect time to pull out your favorite soup or stew recipe. Settle down with a blanket while a big pot of chili simmers on the stove. Warm, hearty and flavorful, chili is a classic comfort food, and it’s …

No stepping on ducks, please. Matthew Marquez shows off his prize duck - who seems to know what to do when the camera is pointed his way - during the third day of the Taos County Fair held at the Juan I. Gonzales Agricultural Center August 18-21.

(Family Features) If you’re ready for something new on the grill, nothing beats duck for a sizzling cookout experience. Duck is a versatile and delicious alternative to the usual beef, pork or chicken and it's just as easy to prepare. Liven up …