To the ditch


Parciantes, hired workers and ditch officials meet early in the morning before heading out to clean the San Francisco de Padua Acequia Saturday (April 7) along Lower Ranchitos Road. Even though most irrigators in Taos County don’t expect to get much water due to the drought, many still show up for the yearly events on Saturdays throughout March, April and May. See The Taos News next week for a story about the state of acequias in Northern New Mexico.