Category: Places

Five years after the horrific Cerro Grande fire, the people of Los Alamos, and some of their surroundings, have slowly returned to life By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter LOS ALAMOS – Less than a week after a runaway forest fire shredded their hilltop home, Sue and Stan Bodenstein stood in an Albuquerque Wal-Mart parking lot with a list of things they would need to start…

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Frontier of Grit: No electric lines or easy water. Bad roads. County warnings. Yet about 350 families, many from Mexico, prefer this plateau of dirt to the drawbacks of Albuquerque 12 miles away. And the settlers continue to come, their mobile homes and the American Dream in tow. By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter PAJARITO MESA — Logistically, it was a fairly simple move. Three men…

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Valle Vidal is a natural wonder and thriving ecosystem – and it sits precariously atop valuable methane. By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter INSIDE THE CARSON NATIONAL FOREST – Oscar Simpson scrabbles up a sandstone wall 1,000 feet above the forest floor and rests at the top, looking. Below him, nearly 40,000 acres of the Valle Vidal stretch out with mint and olive greens, slivers of…

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