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Lilfe is Good

As August term winds down, students finish up research papers, reports and presentations. Most agree that any subject assigned in SMU in Taos just goes better with a backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo peaks. But soon the mountains will … Continue reading

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Bucky and Becky

Students and faculty alike have the chance to see different wildlife around the SMU in Taos campus.  From the nature trail that follows the creek, you can observe the inhabitants of the beaver pond.  It is suspected that many of … Continue reading

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Recycling Confusion

Students at SMU in Taos want to recycle.  But sometimes it is difficulty to know which kinds of materials can be recycled by the town of Taos.  Here is some of the stuff Joseph from Taos recyclers had to dig … Continue reading

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SMU in Taos May Term

The green lizard on the shoulder of Jordan Airhart is just one of the examples of native wildlife around the SMU in Taos campus.  He is a sceloporus graciosus or sagebrush lizard.

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Halloween at the Fort

  What a creative crew! Students and Faculty donned Halloween costumes and enjoyed delicious snack in the auditorium while the music of Michael Jackson’s Thriller played in the background and scenes from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were projected onto the … Continue reading

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Taos Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Taos Mountain Hot Air Balloon Rally celebrates its 30th year this October.  About 37  pilots and a whole slew of chase crews will gather the weekend of October 26 – 28th for the annual event.  Some of these colorful … Continue reading

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Geology students visit the Harding Pegmatite Mine near Dixon New Mexico

Dr. Louis Jacobs took his GEOL 2320 Southwestern Environments: A Geologic Approach class to the Harding pegmatite mine near Dixon, New Mexico. The area was mined from about 1900 intermittently until 1958 as source for various metals such as beryllium, … Continue reading

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Making way for Disc Golf

SMU in Taos grounds staff cleared underbrush and substantially trimmed juniper and pinon trees to make room for an eighteen “basket” disc golf course. Bonfires reduced the branches to cinder and filled the autumn air with the pinon pine aroma.

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What’s up in the Tree?

SMU in Taos fall term students received professional instruction in the game of disc golf. A local professional came on campus to give students lessons. An eighteen “basket” disc golf course was recently installed on campus and included some real … Continue reading

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Bears at the barbeque

Due to global warming and warmer and longer summers, the Taos bear population is more aggressively searching for food.  One news story tells of a black bear walking into the lodge at Angel Fire ski resort. While no one actually … Continue reading

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