Oct. 27, 2016
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Business Disaster

Why is the state Department of Homeland Security refusing to pay a contractor for cleanup work?

Local News At home in his own equipment yard, Martin Urban steps down from a Peterbilt truck he and his employees use for hauling.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Laura Paskus

Triple digit temps dry the Rio Grande

New Mexico's farmers and endangered fish had a tough month

Local News Despite spring runoff that ripped down the Rio Grande in early June, consistently high temperatures in July are contributing to drying in the Rio Grande, the state’s largest river.Under a 2003 plan

Thursday, July 28, 2016 Laura Paskus, New Mexico In Depth

Repeating History on the Gila

New Mexico reveals its new plans for diverting the river’s water

Local News This month, the year-old state agency in charge of planning and operating a diversion on the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico had to officially disclose its concept and location for the project.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Laura Paskus

Hot in Here

Weather coverage in New Mexico is missing the mark

Local News It’s been hot. On Monday, temperature records were broken or tied in Capulin, Roswell, Clayton, Clines Corners, Santa Fe, and Tucumcari.Cue the small talk and the paper fans, because there

Friday, July 22, 2016 Laura Paskus

The Land of Summer

Get more amazed than at the amusement park in New Mexico’s great outdoors

Summer Guide Public lands. The two words conjure images of desert vistas and windswept mountaintops, forests and badlands.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Laura Paskus

Not so Wet

New Mexico’s water plans predict supply decline at the regional level but don’t tackle statewide strategy

Local News People trying to survive in this arid landscape have spent thousands of years—some flush with rain and snow, others parched—hoping that the next season will allow fields and villages to survive.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Laura Paskus

Environment Secretary Takes a Swing at His Predecessor

While supporting changes to a penalty policy for polluters, Flynn says money shouldn’t go to pet projects

Local News New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn wants to change how his department decides to spend some of the fines it collects from polluting companies. 

Monday, May 16, 2016 Laura Paskus


The disappearance of bees probably isn’t as bad as you think—and there’s plenty you can do

Local News To read some of the headlines over the past few years, you’d think all the continent’s bees were dying terrible, troubled deaths. In Canada, General Mills has even removed all but the outline of its tradema...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Laura Paskus

Welcome, Wolves. But Move along Quickly!

New Mexico Game Commission says wolves can stop over at Ladder Ranch before release in Old Mexico

Local News Five wolves are coming to New Mexico this spring, though their stay will be brief. At a special meeting in Albuquerque this morning, the New Mexico Game Commission voted unanimously to approve an

Friday, February 26, 2016 Laura Paskus

Howler Back

Despite setback, Turner Ranch is far from giving up on recovery for the Mexican gray wolf

Local News Clustered in core packs of their own, nearly 100 supporters of the federal Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program line the back wall and fill the seats of a New Mexico Game Commission meeting in Santa Fe on Jan. 14...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Laura Paskus
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Morning Word: Martinez Vetoes Education Funding Cuts

Morning Word Governor criticizes lawmakers for cutting her teacher merit pay program and stipends for teachers in difficult-to-staff districts. ... More

Oct. 25, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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