Airplane crash kills two in Angel Fire

A single engine plane crashed Sunday (Oct. 20) shortly after takeoff from the Angel Fire Airport. The crash is under investigation.
Update: Sunday, 4:43 p.m. “I can tell you from experience this flight was doomed from the start,” said Capt. Robert Katz, a flight instructor and commercial pilot out of Dallas
Morgan Timms/The Taos NewsA drilling rig is illuminated in March at the site of a proposed well for the El Prado Water and Sanitation District as part of the Abeyta Water Rights Settlement. The settlement was decades in the making between parties in the Taos Valley including Taos Pueblo and irrigators, and is now beginning to be implemented. The Bureau of Reclamation is hosting a public comment period now on the environmental impact of the settlement terms.
Abeyta

Public meetings scheduled on water rights settlement

After more than three years, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the environmental impact of the Abeyta Water Rights Settlement.
From left are Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), Nevada (Rosario Dawson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) in a scene from 'Zombieland: Double Tap.'
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Now showing in Taos: ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’

Because part of "Zombieland: Double Tap" involves a pilgrimage to Graceland, I thought it might be fun to rattle off a bunch of Elvis-related non sequiturs ...
File photoCaroline Colonna at the Willow Clinic in El Prado stands over a patient stuck with acupuncture needles from head to toe in a prior year. Colonna said the cooler temperatures and drying winds can make us more prone to colds, allergies, flu and other respiratory and digestive disorders.

Boost your fall immunity with these tips

Summer is over and you may find yourself sad and maybe even depressed about it, suggested Caroline Colonna, a doctor of oriental medicine and director of Willow Clinic in Taos. But fear not, she said, this quasi seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is actually normal, according to traditional Chinese medicine.
Courtesy photoA male red-winged blackbird. Some of the common birds particularly affected by environmental changes in recent decades include meadowlarks, dark-eyed juncos, horned larks and red-winged blackbirds, all birds we see in New Mexico.

We are the canaries in the coal mine

Over the past half-century, North America has lost almost 30 percent of its bird population, or around 3 billion birds, according to a new study published last month.
Taos Bark

Walk softly, carry a big stick (or treats)

Ever had a very fearful situation when walking or riding a bike and a dog is running loose, aggressively chasing and approaching you? I mean, who hasn't? Dogs running loose is the most reported animal issue by people in our community just behind dogs being chained without food, water or shelter.
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Airplane crash kills two in Angel Fire

Update: Sunday, 4:43 p.m. “I can tell you from experience this flight was doomed from the start,” said Capt. Robert Katz, a flight instructor and commercial pilot out of Dallas

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Yerba del manzo

Yerba del manzo is a plant that grows throughout the southwestern United States in swamps and flood plains. The flowers resemble those of the unrelated coneflowers, such as Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera), and the foliage turns rust-red in the fall.

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A warmhearted Chekhov
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Taos slips past St. Pius X for the win

The Taos Tigers were able to get a key victory against district opponent St. Pius X on Friday night at Anaya Field. Down for most of the game, Taos kept fighting and secured a 21-19 victory.

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