New Mexico

Nature got your heart?
Nature got your heart?
These photos tell the story of writer John Nichols’ love affair with the wild.
Don’t squander your daylight savings
Don’t squander your daylight savings
A writer takes a stand against daylight saving time and argues you should, too.
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
A collection of photographs capture nature’s rhythms.
The West’s coal giant is going down
The West’s coal giant is going down
7 things you need to know about Navajo Generating Station’s 2019 closure.
The BLM leases lands near Chaco Canyon for $3 million
The BLM leases lands near Chaco Canyon for $3 million
The controversial parcels are the first auctioned online in New Mexico.
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
A new collection examines the elaborate cars and their place in Mexican-American culture.
Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico
Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico
A new collection of short stories offers a portrait of people on the fringes.
‘The blurring of the then and the now’
‘The blurring of the then and the now’
An author returns West, looking for unexpected intersections.
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
‘New Mexico’s DAPL’ is dead
‘New Mexico’s DAPL’ is dead
The pipeline would have carried crude oil drilled around Chaco Culture National Historic Park.
A new journalism, past fear-mongering
A new journalism, past fear-mongering
Reporting solutions is a form of resistance in its own right.
A different boom-and-bust story
A different boom-and-bust story
Bridging the here/elsewhere divide in a country grown accustomed to failure.
For fossil fuel-reliant towns, a solar alternative grows
For fossil fuel-reliant towns, a solar alternative grows
A rural solar movement is growing, which focuses on local resilience.
In New Mexico, a way out of the boom-bust cycle?
In New Mexico, a way out of the boom-bust cycle?
Lea County tries a different formula for rural success.
How a rural town recovered after mining’s death
How a rural town recovered after mining’s death
The disappearance of mining has hit many towns hard. But Raton, New Mexico is getting back on its feet.
Why we don’t mention my great-grandfather’s name
Why we don’t mention my great-grandfather’s name
Aaron A. Abeyta on his family’s shadowy past in New Mexico
The blind hope of the energy field Trump voter
The blind hope of the energy field Trump voter
The president-elect is sure to roll back regulations, but he won’t end the oil and gas bust.
A rural school shrinks—but grows its digital toolkit
A rural school shrinks—but grows its digital toolkit
How educators brought internet access to New Mexican youth.
When truancy laws don’t work
When truancy laws don’t work
A New Mexico principal ponders a tougher approach to keep frequently absent students in school.
West Obsessed: The fate of rural food and farms
West Obsessed: The fate of rural food and farms
The staff of High Country News tackles tough questions about small-town agriculture.
How independent libraries are transforming some New Mexico towns
How independent libraries are transforming some New Mexico towns
In Rio Arriba County, a community fix for a book deficit.
Wildfires spark where growth is sprawling
Wildfires spark where growth is sprawling
Nationally, nearly a third of homes built since 2000 are in wildland areas.
Digitally disconnected
Digitally disconnected
How rural students struggle to find internet access, and what one small college is doing about it.