More snow predicted for Taos

Continental US - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR, Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020.
National Weather Service meteorologists are predicting another 24-hour round of snow for the Taos area.
Google mapsThe area in green is the Camino Fiesta subdivision land, near Taos Pizza Outback off Paseo del Pueblo Norte. If approved, this will become 49-single family lots.

Taos Planning and Zoning discusses subdivision and short-term rentals

A 49-lot project proposed near Taos Pizza Outback off Paseo del Pueblo Norte won't be for affordable housing, according to the developer during a Jan. 8 presentation to the Taos Planning and Zoning Commission.
Infrastructure for oil and gas dots parts of San Juan County and the public lands surrounding Chaco Canyon.

Looking beyond the boom

From a numbers perspective, it’s hard to see a downside to the massive amounts of oil revenue flooding the state of New Mexico's coffers. But there is one: The windfall is enlarging the state’s dependence on the energy industry.
The Roundhouse in Santa Fe.

Let the sausage making begin

The New Mexico State Legislature begins a short 30-day session at noon Tuesday (Jan. 21). Taos County will have two familiar faces in new positions during the session: Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales was appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to fill the District 6 Senate seat. She also appointed Taos Mayor Dan Barrone to fill Gonzales' District 42 seat in the House of Representatives.
Matthew Narvaiz/Taos NewsTwo fishermen brave the cold winds that hit Eagle Nest Lake on Monday (Jan. 13). An ice fishing tournament is scheduled at the lake Saturday (Jan. 25) with top anglers taking home cash prizes.

Ice fishing tournament to be held at Eagle Nest Lake

Picture this: Snow all around, maybe clear skies or maybe not, and a fishing rod with its line down in a hole in the ice of a lake. That is some of what will be happening on Saturday (Jan. 25) at Eagle Nest Lake State Park for the ice fishing tournament coordinated by the Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarrón State Parks.
Contemporary artist Larry Bell, who turned 80 in December, has been an iconic figure in the Taos art world since the 1970s.
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New fund is designed to help emerging artists

When artist Larry Bell turned 80 years of age on Dec. 6, 2019, his friends, fans and collectors took the occasion to show their love and appreciation for him. Now a second birthday-inspired tribute promises to honor Bell's lifetime of work and carry his legacy forward in service to future generations of artists and art lovers.
Chevron’s water treatment plant located east of Questa has the capacity to clean and treat 3,200 gallons of water per minute. It currently discharges an average of 800 gpm each day.
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Chevron’s Questa water treatment plant achieves billion-gallon milestone

Chevron Environmental Management Company announces that its Questa water treatment plant has discharged its billionth gallon of clean, treated water into the Red River.
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More snow predicted for Taos

National Weather Service meteorologists are predicting another 24-hour round of snow for the Taos area.

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Saying no to addictive foods

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Renowned Taos mountaineer looks for new challenge

TAOS SKI VALLEY - A trio of retrievers scamper in the snow ahead of Dave Hahn as he hikes in his ski boots along Highline Ridge and gazes out over the sprawling Sangre de Cristo Mountains under a brilliant blue sky.

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