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A crew armed with buckets and shovels trudged toward Cimarron's reservoir in late July to scoop away the muck that had accumulated in recent rains.All that … more
The hazy skies caused by smoke from wildfires burning in California could let up over the weekend.  Satellite data shows the haze over Northern New Mexico since at least Sunday (July 29) are … more
The Trump administration has quietly taken steps that may inhibit independent oversight of its most high-risk nuclear facilities, including some buildings at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a U.S. … more
The drought revived tensions around the valley's water supply that tend to be dormant in years when there was enough to go around. First and foremost is the theft of water, or at least overuse, and hurt feelings because of it. But there's also the issue of shallow wells vulnerable to fluctuating water levels. more
In a severe drought year, this area would only have about 30 percent of the water it usually needs. This year isn't the worst-case scenario, but sheds light on what many consider a new reality. more
While droughts are par for the course in the arid Southwest, the grip of this particular dry spell has been worrying; farmers, firefighters and people who need shallow wells for their drinking water have all kept watch on the dry conditions. A lack of snows and then a shortage of rains has also meant fewer flowers. And fewer native bees. What does this mean for the future of New Mexico? more
A Raton man was attacked by a bear southeast of Raton Wednesday (July 22)... more
The Taos County fire chief, in consultation with local volunteer fire chiefs, has lifted the county-wide burn ban effective Monday thanks to more rain, higher humidity and reduced fire … more
Lillian Trujillo grew up in Taos' La Loma neighborhood where her family raised crops and livestock using an acequia that once flowed right through town. But over the last few decades, that acequia … more
A forest official explains why "It would be our preference when the conditions are right to allow fires to burn themselves out in the wilderness with little to no interference from us." more
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