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Prairie dogs and their burrow systems can cause problems in areas where their holes pose a safety hazard or otherwise damage an area that gets a lot of use. How best to get rid of these underground relatives of squirrels came to the fore in Angel Fire this week, including Angel Fire Resort's "explosively" controversial method and a method discussed at the Angel Fire Council regular meeting Tuesday (July 25).

Update: Pipeline construction in the Rio Grande Gorge will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, (Aug. 1) but the one-way restricted traffic zone on State Road 68 won't begin until Monday, (Aug. 7), according to New Mexico Gas Co. Work will begin Aug.1 near Mile Marker 30 north of Pilar. One construction crew will be off the road at a distance and a second crew will be clearing vegetation in the right-of-way along State Road 68. "Motorists should watch for increased truck traffic where the highway climbs out of the canyon north of Pilar and at the BLM rest area on State Road 68," according to a news release from the gas company. "Flaggers may temporarily stop traffic at those locations to assist turning trucks." The 24-hour one-lane traffic restriction is now expected to begin Aug. 7, when excavation starts north of Pilar. It will take an estimated four months of construction to reroute and expand 6 miles of natural gas pipeline in the Río Grande Gorge along State Road 68.

Update: 7 a.m. Billy Romero knew people were upset with members of the Taos Planning and Zoning Commission, including himself, Thursday night (May 18) after they voted to send an application for a four-story hotel …

(Family Features) For millions of school-age children, each day begins and ends with a bus ride. While parents entrust their children’s safety to the capable hands of bus drivers, these tips from the National Association for Pupil Transportation …

Taos Ski Valley (TSV) may install propane-ignited “exploders” near the top of Kachina Peak to improve avalanche control. The U.S. Forest Service is currently accepting comments on the proposal, which the resort brought to the agency in …

Residents in Peñasco’s public-housing complex experienced an unfortunate déjà vu last week as they discovered the gas was out — for the second time in a year. For the 24 families in the complex, having an empty propane tank meant they had …