Elevation: 7,461 ft 
Mile from Taos: 24.2 mi

The Village of Questa as seen from the air on Aug. 2. (Liam DeBonis/Taos News)

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Perfect Pairings

As you plan your high-altitude adventures in Northern New Mexico this summer, be sure to consider some of the perfect pairings of outdoor fun followed by sublime food and drink.

By Cindy Brown
Enjoying the deck at The Bavarian (Photo by Liam Doran)

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So Much Music, So Little Time…

Norther New Mexico is a treasure for lovers of live music

By Ellen Miller-Goins
People dance in all sorts of footwear as The Fretliners, an award winning bluegrass band from Lyons, Colo., perform at the 35th annual High Hazard Hoedown, a fundraiser event for the Taos Ski Valley ski patrol, on Friday (March 15). (DANIEL PEARSON/Taos News)

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Melt-in-your-mouth meats around The Enchanted Circle

By Ellen Miller-Goins

Folks in the so-called “barbecue belt” spanning from Texas through Kansas City and Memphis to the Carolinas – know there is one hard-fast rule: True barbecue is meat cooked low and slow over indi-rect name (no, it’s not grilled). This may be the only point on which regional aficionados agree, but whether you love the messy joy of ribs slathered in sauce or brisket that is both crisp and tender, we found a few places around the Enchanted Circle to savor.

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Chefs’ Guide to Local dining

Four Renowned Taos chefs share their personal faves

By Ellen Miller-Goins

Inspired by the late, great “bad-boy chef ” Anthony Bourdain, who trav-eled the world in search of “culinary hotspots and out-of-the-way gems” we asked some of Taos’ esteemed chefs to share their favorite spots to dine in Northern New Mexico.

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Funky Finds

Discover Weird & Wonderful Treasures Around Taos

By Michael Tashji

Taos has long been known for its offbeat charm and individuality, with one-of-a-kind shops and galleries offering an unusual array of original works. Check out these exotic furnishings, offbeat art and apparel, and natural curiosities from local artists – and find out just how funky Taos can be.

Gaucho Blue Skull (Courtesy photo)

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Susanna Starr’s Odyssey

Starr Interiors celebrates 50th Year

By Virginia L. Clark

Now in its 50th year, Starr Inte-riors seems more vibrant than ever — if that’s possible. One of the oldest galleries in Taos, its uniquely beautiful courtyard accents the wraparound gal-lery rooms just north of Taos Plaza on Paseo del Pueblo Norte, seducing every passer-by into its welcoming embrace.

Susanna Starr inspects yarn (Courtesy photos)

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Along The History Trail

Find Stunning art, history, colorful characters and more

By Ellen Miller-Goins

Why head for the near­est museum? These treasure troves off er an educational expe­rience that goes beyond textbooks. Some visitors hope to learn about the past, while others are curious about the community they are visit­ ing. Some just make a point to enjoy unique art and culture. Whatever your reasons, Northern New Mexico offers myriad opportunities.

News Davison Koenig, executive director and curator at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, stands in newly opened Dean Porter Gallery inside the Lunder Research Center on Wednesday (February 16). (Nathan Burton/Taos )

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