Keyword: gorge
19 results total, viewing 1 - 19
The New Mexico Department of Transportation has hired private armed security guards to patrol the Río Grande Gorge bridge in an effort to prevent vandalism and increase public … more
Temperatures at the bottom of the gorge dropped to as low as 28 degrees, Hogrefe estimated, as Miera and Graves built a fire and provided the injured man with blankets to stay warm … more
Morgan Sanders, a massage therapist and owner of a local landscaping business in Taos, died of a suspected suicide at the Río Grande Gorge Bridge on Thursday (April 9), her family has confirmed. She was 37. According to an obituary her family sent to the Taos News on Wednesday (April 15), Sanders was born in Amarillo, Texas, on Nov. 8, 1982. more
The Taos County Sheriff's Office recovered a body from the river in the Río Grande Gorge on Monday (April 13), but the remains have not yet been identified. Taos County Undersheriff Steve Miera said in a press release that his office was alerted to an abandoned vehicle in the area of the Río Grande Gorge Bridge last Friday (April 10), leading him to suspect that the person pulled from the river on Monday had likely jumped from the bridge and landed in the river. The body was first spotted by local rafters about 1/2 mile downriver from the bridge. more
After nearly three weeks of weather-related delays, a body spotted below the Río Grande Gorge Bridge has been recovered, and a crew of Taos County public safety workers has yet another costly, risky mission into the canyon under its belt. more
While the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has not yet identified the remains, Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said that a tattoo on the body's leg was consistent with a description of a man named Donald Ayon, who was reported missing in Alamosa, Colorado, earlier this month. more
Updated Jan. 10 at 4:50 p.m. A recovery crew that hiked under the Río Grande Gorge Bridge to retrieve a body in a snowstorm Friday (Jan. 10) was forced to call off the mission due to an obstacle in the river. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said the body has not been identified, but may be that of an Alamosa, Colorado, man who was reported missing this month. more
A recovery crew hazarded a mission into one of the most rugged sections of the Río Grande Gorge near Taos early Sunday morning (Nov. 3) to retrieve the body of Chris Oswalt, a 62-year-old Columbus, Mississipi man who died after attempting to kayak the Taos Box late last month. more
Paddling downriver on Sunday (Oct. 27), a local boater from Taos came across a cheap kayak, two halves of a paddle and the body of an unidentified man on the eastern bank of the Río Grande near the Taos Box, a notorious set of Class IV rapids that threads a remote section of the Río Grande Gorge. more
Law enforcement officers who investigated a hit-and-run at the Río Grande Gorge Bridge in 2017 believed they had the right man, but a jury that convened for trial this week was ultimately uncertain about who was actually behind the wheel. more
Searchers and law enforcement located and recovered the remains of a 32-year-old Albuquerque woman from the Río Grande Gorge on Saturday (June 8), but New Mexico State Police has not identified the woman. more
A recovery crew in Taos County pulled a body from the waters of the Río Grande Gorge Thursday afternoon (April 25) that had been identified by rafters earlier this week. Taos County … more
Miera and other county public safety agencies are familiar with recovering bodies from the canyon, as the steel suspension bridge that sits more than 600 feet above the river continues to attract jumpers every year … more
Multiple searches around the Río Grande Gorge Bridge where Anthony Hildebrand’s car was found early this month have turned up no signs of its owner, a man who law enforcement say had … more
A rabbit greets the morning near the Río Grande Gorge Bridge, locally known as the "Gorge Bridge," which is a steel deck arch bridge spanning the gorge located 10 miles northwest of Taos. At … more
A sunrise star over the Río Grande Gorge begins a new day. more
Drivers passing over the Río Grande Gorge Bridge on Thursday (Jan. 31) might have thought it strange when Curly O’Connor, founder of the Gorge Bridge Safety Network, extended a thumbs-up … more
 Curly O'Connor, founder of the Gorge Bridge Safety Network, and Taos County Commissioner Candyce O'Donnell were at the bridge to celebrate what they view as a significant improvement for the area. more
Finding a body in the waters below the Río Grande Gorge Bridge was a possibility longtime river runners John Nettles and Patrick O’Brien always held in the back of their minds, but when … more
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 730 days.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.

Private mode detected!

In order to read our site, please exit private/incognito mode or log in to continue.