New Mexico

Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
How a sacred object from the Pueblo of Acoma turned up at a Paris auction house, and how the tribe fought for its return.
New Mexico’s thin blurred line
New Mexico’s thin blurred line
Police in the state have long flirted with radical right-wing vigilantism.
Rudolfo Anaya defined the West like no one else
Rudolfo Anaya defined the West like no one else
The writer showed us magic, mystery and where Manifest Destiny failed.
As fire season ignites, Smokey Bear's legacy lingers
Land managers have been talking about letting more wildfires burn, but the recent blowup of the Peppin Fire near Capitan, N.M. – home of Smokey Bear – leads to renewed talk of aggressive fire suppression
Wilderness up for lease
Citizen-proposed wilderness areas in the West are the latest battleground in the war over oil and gas drilling on the public lands
New Mexicans take a stand against oil and gas
In New Mexico, ranchers like Tweeti Blancett are working with environmentalists to keep oil and gas drillers away from Otero Mesa
Gas well slated for state park
Energen Resources Corp. wants to put a gas well on Navajo State Park in Colorado, near Navajo Lake
Oil and gas drilling could oust elk — and Boy Scouts
Plans for oil, gas and coalbed methane development in northern New Mexico’s Valle Vidal have aroused the opposition of environmentalists, ranchers, hunters, and the Boy Scouts
Tongue-tied in the Southwest
Ruben Cobos’ new book, A Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish, is an entertaining introduction to the unique Spanish dialect spoken in the Southwest
No place for pesky nuclear waste
The European-owned company LES wants to produce nuclear fuel near Eunice, N.M., but has yet to come up with a plan for storing the highly toxic, radioactive byproduct
Saving a sacred lake: Zuni activist Pablo Padilla
Zuni Tribe member and law student Pablo Padilla helped lead a triumphant fight against a coal strip mine planned near Zuni Salt Lake in New Mexico, a site sacred to Native Americans
Proposed wilderness on the auction block
A list of the wilderness inventory areas and citizens’ wilderness proposal areas being offered for oil and gas leasing by the BLM includes lands in New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah
In New Mexico, a homegrown wilderness bill makes headway
In northwestern New Mexico, the Coalition for New Mexico Wilderness is working with Zia Pueblo to preserve a rugged patch of the state as the Ojito Wilderness Area
More than just a city on a river
In Hispanic Albuquerque: 1706-1846, Marc Simmons takes readers on a fascinating journey through the history of the Duke City in New Mexico
Follow-up
$11 million is set aside for a nuclear trigger factory that Carlsbad, N.M., is hoping to host; Yucca Mountain, Nev., gets $580 million for nuclear waste storage; no extra water for the Rio Grande silvery minnow; Pentagon wins exemptions to environmental l
Moving the cheese to New Mexico
Local opposition caused a major cheesemaker, Glanbia Inc., to build a new cheese plant in Clovis, N.M., rather than expand its Twin Falls, Idaho, plant– but the Idaho Legislature is making it harder for citizens to fight against huge dairies
City at the end of its rope
In Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World, V. B. Price looks at the promise and the perils of a desert city that is still in search of an identity
Red Earth: desert poems resurrected
Santa Fe writer Alice Corbin’s Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico, is republished in a beautifully illustrated new edition
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