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This Summer of Heat and Perspective

With some rain finally falling in Santa Fe, my nights have vastly improved. I sleep under the sheets instead of on top of them. I

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The Rio Grande stocking event is back!

After a three-year, COVID-mandated hiatus, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be returning to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument to

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Snow Day

We got a good, old-fashioned snow dump last night, the kind that could put your car in a ditch if you got too distracted by

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Our Digital Conservation Future

Having finished the online New York Times crossword puzzle over morning coffee, retweeting some delicious burns on climate-change deniers, checking Facebook and Instagram, liking a

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It’s that time of year again.

Read that sentence out loud and close your eyes. What images come to mind? The fat guy in the red suit? Candy canes and biscochitos,

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Acequias and Cattle

In New Mexico, it’s practically illegal to dislike acequias. They take us back to a time when things weren’t so complicated, when you knew your

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Rio Costilla Beavers: Friend and Foe

Rio Costilla Beavers: Friend and FoeThe Rio Costilla has certainly had its share of water troubles in the past. Disputes have flared between towns, acequias,

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My Bucket List

When I ran a fly shop long ago, I’d look at fishing magazines and see myself in all the pictures. I hadn’t heard the term

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Casting Outward: Book Review

In the world of today—200,000 years into human evolution and a couple centuries into the Industrial Age—few living beings can embody the concept of pristine

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Trout Unlimited: The Gift of Beavers

The beaver is what is known as a keystone species, an organism that can shape or define an ecosystem with its behavior and habits. There

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Trout Unlimited: Cutthroat Stocking Returns

After a corona virus-induced hiatus, the cherished Rio Grande cutthroat trout stocking event will return to the Questa area this April. That’s the great news.

Fishing, Wildlife & Recreation

A Questa Skatepark Proposed

With the guidance of adult mentors, a growing working group of Questa youth are leading an effort to create a skatepark in their village. This

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Trout Unlimited: Fishing Secrets

I once wrote an article for a fishing magazine about a stream that at least one person thought should be kept a secret. This man

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Trout Unlimited: November 2021

A Veteran Gives Back Wes Dyer has been a fly fisherman since he was a boy growing up in Albuquerque. Nothing hard core—he was just