New Mexico

Can Hatch green chiles outlast the climate crisis?
Can Hatch green chiles outlast the climate crisis?
Growers of New Mexico’s iconic crop wrestle with drought, water rights and labor shortages.
How the U.S. legal system ignores tribal law
How the U.S. legal system ignores tribal law
Elizabeth Reese, Stanford Law School’s first Native American professor, discusses the intentional marginalization of tribal legal structures.
The White Sands discovery only confirms what Indigenous people have said all along
The White Sands discovery only confirms what Indigenous people have said all along
Once again, the media has excluded Indigenous peoples from our own story.
Tribal leaders oppose online consultations with the U.S. during the pandemic
Tribal leaders oppose online consultations with the U.S. during the pandemic
‘It is not possible to meaningfully convene and internally develop comments at this time when we are at capacity, focused on critical and life-threatening measures.’
Bureau of Land Management leaders have lost their way
Bureau of Land Management leaders have lost their way
A former state director argues narrow interests have dominated the agency’s direction.
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.
Fast-growing Western cities face megadrought
Fast-growing Western cities face megadrought
Eleven states and northern Mexico will likely experience a drought more severe than any since the 1500s.
Can alternative living encampments help with the homelessness crisis?
Can alternative living encampments help with the homelessness crisis?
Advocates fear they’re a stopgap solution that could become permanent.
Utah and New Mexico lead the Mountain West in COVID-19 testing
Utah and New Mexico lead the Mountain West in COVID-19 testing
Testing czars and local laboratories allowed the states to be more aggressive with testing.
Fallout: First cancer, now delayed compensation for Indigenous downwinder communities
Fallout: First cancer, now delayed compensation for Indigenous downwinder communities
Bureaucratic roadblocks mean ‘apology’ payouts are hard to access for Indigenous communities exposed to nuclear tests.
Domestic violence in New Mexico is on the rise, but shelters are nearly empty
Domestic violence in New Mexico is on the rise, but shelters are nearly empty
Stay-at-home orders keep domestic violence survivors inside with their abusers.
Colonial Spain tried to erase them, but the Genízaro persevere
Colonial Spain tried to erase them, but the Genízaro persevere
A photographer captures the fortitude of the Genízaro Pueblo of Abiquiú community.
Stolen lands and living stories: A photographer reimagines reality
Stolen lands and living stories: A photographer reimagines reality
Jeremy Dennis confronts historical narratives by composing digital illustrations.
Air Force pushed to find alternative to ‘forever chemicals’ for firefighting
Air Force pushed to find alternative to ‘forever chemicals’ for firefighting
Can air bases come up with a less toxic foam and work with local communities affected by contamination?
The last shovel racers
The last shovel racers
After four decades, a ski resort drops a beloved tradition.
‘Men like you weren’t meant to own land’
‘Men like you weren’t meant to own land’
Rural Colorado has a history of discriminatory lending.
The endless search for Charles Bowden
The endless search for Charles Bowden
A longtime Bowden reader remembers the complicated author through two new books.
A long journey awaits transgender migrants in detention
A long journey awaits transgender migrants in detention
After mistreatment by ICE, LGBTQ women are transferred around the West.
New Mexico grapples with its ‘forever’ chemicals
New Mexico grapples with its ‘forever’ chemicals
The City of Clovis has a water contamination problem but no easy way to fix it.
Utah’s condoms; border blown; Cluck the cat
Utah’s condoms; border blown; Cluck the cat
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Ranchers blindsided by Trump’s border  wall
Ranchers blindsided by Trump’s border wall
They built a coalition to protect open space. Now, they’re up against the country’s largest construction project.
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