Items by Bruce Selcraig

Tribal Links
In New Mexico, some Indian reservations are jumping on a surprising new economic bandwagon, making use of their land and water rights to build golf courses and resorts to attract golf-playing tourists.
Acequia culture feels under the gun
In his own words, artist and scholar Nicasio Romero talks about the threats facing the centuries-old acequia farm culture of New Mexico.
Mayordoma works hard to go unnoticed
Marie Coburn, mayordoma of an acequia that waters the small farms of Dixon, N.M., works to make sure that the 98 farmers on the ditch get the water they are entitled to.
A home-grown Water War
In northern New Mexico, the small, family-owned Sipapu Ski Area is battling the little farming town of Dixon over water rights to the Rio Pueblo and Rio Embudo, tributaries of the Rio Grande.
This reclamation plan uses waste to bury waste
The Midnite Mine, a uranium mine on Washington's Spokane Indian Reservation, would like to bury its high-level waste with trucked-in low-level nuclear waste, a plan the Spokane tribe protests.
An off-the-books polluter
A loophole in the Toxics Release Inventory keeps mining pollution, except for that caused by smelters, off its lists.
The filthy West
The EPA's Toxic Releases Inventory report documents the annual industrial pollution of land, air and water in the U.S., with six of the top 10 polluters located in the West.
Lack of enchantment
Santa Fe's hotel and tourism industry blames populist Mayor Debbie Jaramillo for the slowing of the city's upscale boom.
Politics 101
A reporter travels through Washington state's 5th congressional district to try to understand the November election defeat of Democratic Speaker of the House Tom Foley after 30 years in office.
Albuquerque learns it really is a desert town
Uncontrolled growth and the relocation of Intel Corporation to Albuquerque force the city to re-elvaluate its water policy.
Glitz and growth take a major hit in Santa Fe
Newly elected Santa Fe Mayor Debbie Jaramillo promises progressive, populist changes.
The Great River becomes a great sewer
The bi-national program Project del Rio monitors the increasing pollution of the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Inquiry into activist's death continues
Inquiry into the death of Navajo activist Leroy Jackson continues.
Fore! in Santa Fe
A proposed golf course in Santa Fe is another milestone in the area's cultural transformation.
The continuing saga of New Mexico's Gray Ranch
The Nature Conservancy sells the biologically diverse Gray Ranch amidst local concern.
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