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Taos Mayor Dan Barrone, Kit Carson Electric Chief Executive Officer Luis Reyes and other local public officials gathered in Ranchos de Taos on Friday (Oct. 29) for a ribbon cutting to launch a new …

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The answer to healthier food, viable farming and addressing climate change is as close as the dirt beneath our feet.

Taos Valley farmers like Melinda Batemanof Morning Star Farm and Chris Pieper and Elana Lombard,of Flourish Farms, know that healthy soil is the key to better food. Beyond that, the plants covering every inch of healthy soil absorb carbon dioxide, helping reduce one of the primary greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. These growers have changed the way they manage crops and have seen their soil get richer and better as a result.

Five steps are key to healthy soil, according to the latest research...

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Now that spring feels more like spring and we’re all emerging into the sunlight, craving that quality time in our yards, gardens, patios and courtyards, look no further than Petree Nursery and Greenhouses in Taos for your live goods and supplies.

“It’s really pretty amazing,” said Sylvia Petree, co-owner of Petree Nursery and Greenhouses. “We have 10 greenhouses here, all dripping with healthy home-grown plants and varieties, and acres of trees and shrub material, which makes Petree’s a satisfying destination for all plant lovers.”

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Will 350% spike of ammonia at wastewater treatment plant affect a pollution plan for the Río Pueblo? 

A violations document filed by the federal government's Environment Protection Agency reported a more than 350 percent spike of ammonia, a form of nitrogen, at the Town of Taos Wastewater Treatment Plant in December. 

The spike may impact a valley-wide planning process to address the problem of too much nitrogen and phosphorus in the Río Pueblo.

Died peacefully at home in Portland, OR, on December 12, 2020.  In the few weeks following an unexpected terminal diagnosis, she chose to be cared for by her beloveds: husband John Miller, daughter Sora Brodie and a few close friends, with compassionate support from hospice caregivers. Sally was born, raised and lived much of her life in Dallas, TX, where she applied her knowledge of art and nature to designing landscapes using native plants.

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There's no better way to plan your garden season than looking at the previous one. Last year, the last frost was June 8, and our first frost was Sept. 8, accompanied by snow. That's a pretty short growing season! This is not the new normal, because some years are warmer, extending the growing season on each end by weeks. Either way, the weather is more and more unpredictable and gardeners are increasingly frustrated.

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Last month I told you I believe it's not a good idea to be specific about affirmations and gave you examples of affirmations going wrong. Now I want to share with you why, when practiced properly, affirmations work.