April 29, 2017
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On the Trail Again

Nearly a year ago, trail runner Karen Williams survived a bear attack. It has hardly slowed her down

The Enthusiast She’s decided it was her CamelBak that saved her life. The backpack Karen Williams wore for an ultramarathon through the Valles Caldera in June 2016 intervened when a mother bear attacked her.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Powered Down

Renewable energy losses in state legislature slow down solar installations—and the jobs that come with them

Local News Not a single one of the bills to boost renewable power in New Mexico survived the legislative session, most dying in committee with the budget to blame.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

What You and Your Legs Can Do

Race from town to the ski area summit was born of a love of doing hard things, and it’s poised to grow

The Enthusiast After starting with a lap around the Plaza, participants in the Plaza2Peak event then run or bike up Hyde Park Road to the ski basin, where they switch to a ski touring rig used to ascend the ski area to the to...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Backyard Canyoneering

Explorations in local slots seek out the best of what New Mexico canyon country has to offer

The Enthusiast The first time Brett Kettering and Daniel Creveling lowered themselves into Pajarito Gorge near White Rock, they had only a vague image of what they were getting into.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Can We Hang?

New Mexico wants to welcome outdoor industry trade show, but fitting it here could be a long shot

The Enthusiast Twice a year, the outdoor industry gathers to showcase its newest gear, talk policy and rally around campaigns to increase diversity and access to public lands.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Killing Wily

An effort to end coyote death contests returns to the Legislature, but could hunters just dodge it?

Local News When a family driving through the desert near Las Cruces around Christmas 2014 found the bodies of 39 dead coyotes scattered among the sagebrush, they called Kevin Bixby.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Native Revival

Film focuses on the power of place in preserving Indigenous wisdom

The Enthusiast Each autumn when Tonisha and Tonielle Draper leave their farm in Canyon de Chelly, the sisters grab cottonwood leaves from the trees, kiss them, and toss them into the stream.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Rallying Cry

Protest calls for NM to allow more Mexican wolves

Local News For more than 450 nights since Mexican wolves were first reintroduced to New Mexico and Arizona following their extirpation, 73-year-old retired school teacher Jean Ossorio has camped in the woods to look for w...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Ski Mo’

Race circuit brings world champions through Santa Fe for a sport you’ve probably never heard of

The Enthusiast The first race of a three-day program sees competitors charging from the bottom of the Ski Santa Fe ski basin to the top, climbing 4,500 feet of elevation in four sections.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Tracking Down Traffickers

Bill aims to give NM law enforcement more options for catching illegal wildlife shipments

Local News The El Paso, Texas, port of entry from Mexico ranks among the nation’s top five for catching illegal wildlife shipments, part of an estimated $23 million-per-year wildlife trafficking industry.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Elizabeth Miller
 
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