New Mexico

Ailing oil companies get a pass on royalties
Ailing oil companies get a pass on royalties
According to documents obtained by High Country News, the BLM bypassed normal processes to provide pandemic relief.
We can save the Colorado River
We can save the Colorado River
It’s time to create an Irrigation Reserve Program.
‘It’s hurting in the short term. It’s hurting now.’
‘It’s hurting in the short term. It’s hurting now.’
Acoma Pueblo Gov. Brian Vallo discusses his community’s COVID-19 response.
New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
Decision greenlights contentious multi-million dollar diversion project.
Commission to decide on Gila River’s fate
Commission to decide on Gila River’s fate
Approval for a diversion expected Monday despite broad criticism.
The desert-friendly cow
The desert-friendly cow
A rancher and a researcher search for a better bovine — and think they’ve found one.
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
The river’s future may include longer droughts, larger floods and shrinking snowpack.
NASA finds methane hot spot over Four Corners
NASA finds methane hot spot over Four Corners
The culprit is the extensive fossil fuel industry infrastructure, not just fracking or coal mines.
Navajo ranching in the Chuska Mountains
Navajo ranching in the Chuska Mountains
Keeping a tradition alive in western New Mexico.
Navajo language threatens candidate's presidential bid
Navajo language threatens candidate's presidential bid
Chris Deschene faces disqualification over lack of fluency.
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Tremors in Colorado and New Mexico linked to coalbed methane extraction.
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Small and medium-sized flows could be most affected.
Fracking Georgia O'Keeffe Country
Fracking Georgia O'Keeffe Country
Drill rigs pop up near Navajo communities, Chaco Canyon and the iconic Black Place.
Two political elites prevail in Navajo primary melee
Two political elites prevail in Navajo primary melee
Shirley and Deschene pull ahead of 15 other candidates.
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
Many unanswered questions remain about proposals to divert the state's last undammed major river.
Rural cops get militarized
Rural cops get militarized
Pentagon gives guns, armored vehicles and battlefield gear to rural Western counties.
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
How much does a monsoon season relieve drought?
The Latest: Wild Mexican wolf pups born in Sierra Madre
The Latest: Wild Mexican wolf pups born in Sierra Madre
The species still struggles on both sides of the border.
Is Canada's massive mine waste spill a sign of things to come?
A test ride through Denver's light rail transit
A test ride through Denver's light rail transit
Expanding light rail gets high marks.
The bomb builders’ wives
The bomb builders’ wives
Review of ‘The wives of Los Alamos’ by Tarashea Nesbit.
The work of a Wall Street wrangler
An artist’s road to redemption
An artist’s road to redemption
Review of 'The Painter' by Peter Heller.
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