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The crew had uncovered a buried pocket of soil contaminated with diesel fuel under the kids' area but right above the high-alpine water table. While the ski resort acted quickly to remove the soil, the chosen remediation site west of the Río Grande Gorge makes some residents in that area uneasy about the impacts on their health and water systems. more
Continuing a trend of putting up legal fights to the federal government's rush to roll back or rescind environmental regulations, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas submitted comments to the … more
For supporters of national monuments, the executive order was the latest assault on cherished public lands and the efforts taken by communities to protect the vast swaths of the American West. For others, it was a tangible step toward stopping what are seen as major and inexcusable land grabs through executive power. more
After a tense community meeting where Taos Ski Valley officials were pressed on their decision to dump contaminated soil in an area near homes and the Río Grande, the corporation announced the … more
Last Wednesday (Jan. 31), the Bureau of Land Management announced an end to Obama-era rules originally developed to give local communities more input on energy development projects. The changes … more
Ranching organizations in New Mexico that asked the federal government to remove a small bird from its list of endangered speeches received some disappointing news last week. On Thursday (Dec. … more
The construction zone for the natural gas pipeline in the Rio Grande Gorge has moved south and is now positioned about a half-mile on either side of Mile Marker 27 on State Road 68, according to Tim … more
The Santa Fe National Forest announced Friday (Sept. 1) it is extending the closure of a segment of the Continental Divide Trail on the Coyote Ranger District out of concerns for public safety. more
Opponents to mitigation wells proposed under the Abeyta Water Rights Settlement gathered Thursday, (April 27) outside of Taos Town Hall to express their concerns over a closed meeting being held … more
For three days in June, the state's transportation department sprayed a stretch of road between Velarde and Rinconada with a total of 2,400 gallons of water mixed with three herbicides, angering and worrying local farmers who live and grow near the Río Grande. more
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