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What nerve! To build a cell tower in close proximity to the Río Grande Gorge Bridge and adjacent to the Río Grande del Norte National Monument!The application for the proposed … more
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
Rio Grande cutthroat, Gila, brown, brook and rainbow trout are the five species that you must catch to complete the challenge. The first four species are often found in small high mountain streams. The fish thrive in these fertile waters, feasting on a variety of insects throughout the year. They also survive in these small waters by being ellusive and wary of predators such as eagles, racoons, bears and anything else that might try to snatch them up. They are amazingly adept at detecting motion and potential threats. 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
On weekends along the Río Grande in the Orilla Verde stretch of Río Grande del Norte National Monument north of Pilar, nearly every pullout is occupied by folks fishing. Some may have a chance to catch and release the elusive Río Grande cutthroat trout. 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
Could a proposed overhaul of the federal environmental review process affect public input on land and water projects here in Taos County? With more than 55 percent of land ownership in the county in the hands of federal agencies, local answers range from “profound” effects to “they’re just proposals.” 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
Cisco Guevara, founder and president of Los Rios River Runners, says his guides are some of the best in the business, but when water levels in the Río Grande were gushing above 3,500 cubic … more
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Taos area golfers have one more chance to compete in a series of three competitions between area country clubs. The Río Grande Cup is a golf competition between … 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
In 2003, Steve Miera was a young deputy with the Taos County Sheriff’s Office when he hiked below the Río Grande Gorge Bridge to recover the body of a jumper for the first time. With … 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
In Taos, you’ll find lots of women paddling white water. Many of the local rafting companies have female river rafting guides who add their skills and finesse to this adrenaline-filled world in … 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
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