Herping: A Nature Activity That’s Tipping the “Scales”

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While Chasing the Red, White & Blue You Can Chase Aliens Too!

  While Chasing the Red, White & Blue You Can Chase Aliens Too! by Amy Lignor   There are moments in history that made various locations memorable, for one reason or another. And in a small town, in the blistering heat of New Mexico, one incident – THE incident, if you will – occurred in […]

A Canine Debate Turns into a War

  A Canine Debate Turns into a War by Amy Lignor   New Mexico was heralded (not too long ago, by the way) when they chose to reintroduce the wolf into the wild. Fans of the wolf, and everyone from U.S. Fish & Wildlife to the WWF chimed in with praise when it came to […]

The Need for “Smokey” is on HIGH

  The Need for “Smokey” is on HIGH by Amy Lignor   It was an American black bear cub that became the beloved and well-known icon, Smokey the Bear. Caught in what became the horrific Capitan Gap fire of 1950, the cub was in line to lose his life at the hands of a wildfire […]

Without Stewart…The News (And Laughter) Must Go On

  Without Stewart…The News (And Laughter) Must Go On by Amy Lignor   Yes, Comedy Central is still a fine station. “The Daily Show…” is also okay. Trevor Noah, the new host of the show, is trying his absolute best. But, let’s face it, asking Noah or anyone else to do the job is like […]

Beauty Takes to the Skies at the International Balloon Festival

  Beauty Takes to the Skies at the International Balloon Festival ~ by Amy Lignor   The World’s Premiere Hot Air Balloon Event is gearing up in Albuquerque once again, and the news for this global occasion (October 3rd-11th) is everywhere. People from all corners of the world are already setting up at the place: […]

The Waters Run Dark for the Olympics

  The Waters Run Dark for the Olympics ~ Amy Lignor   The argument between the EPA and various governing bodies from the state of Colorado to the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah – you name it – has been taking over the headlines. This came about because of an EPA project to open […]

Nature Takes a Hit From its Own Protectors

  Nature Takes a Hit From its Own Protectors ~ Amy Lignor   The EPA makes mistakes? Don’t be silly… Oh, wait, what’s that people are seeing out their windows in Colorado and now New Mexico? It looks almost like the sun is setting over the river, sending a burning shade of orange onto the glassy […]