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Doing it His Way: Mayor Christof Brownell of Taos Ski Valley | By Snowsports Journalist Daniel Gibson | Note: Be sure to check current conditions at the bottom of the story, including news on opening at Pajarito Mountain. His is the classic case of the outsider becoming the insider, the person with no authority becoming the authority. Christof Brownell was a lucky kid. Born and raised in Taos Ski Valley, he is the older of two sons of Elisabeth and … Read More
We may be social distancing, but the birds are not. As fall creeps in, migratory birds take flight on annual journeys to their winter homes, and for birders, it’s an ideal time to spot species in New Mexico that you can’t see year-round. One such bird is the sandhill crane, which breeds in northern areas of the United States and across Canada in summer, then migrates to southern states in late October. Thousands of sandhill cranes, which mate for life … Read More
The Catwalk National Recreation Area in the Gila National Forest serves as a testament to man’s ingenuity, tenacity, and engineering acumen. This recreation area provides today’s visitors to the Glenwood River District site with a glimpse into western New Mexico’s mining past of more than a century ago and the natural splendor of a slot river canyon. The Catwalk, as it is commonly known, derives its name from the original plank-board walkway placed atop a three-mile steel pipeline constructed in Whitewater … Read More