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Rare tornado touches down near Eagle Nest Lake

Roofer Michael A. Cabral was stopping for gas near Angel Fire Thursday afternoon (Aug. 9) when he looked across the valley and saw a tornado spiraling near Eagle Nest Lake. "I was really excited," … more

Lightning starts small fires in Carson National Forest

While California is ablaze with the biggest fire in that state's history, Northern New Mexico is mostly winding down its fire season with small, … more

Wildfire's aftermath: Water supply woes, economic damage

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

Trump administration moves to neuter nuclear safety board

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

'Catching hell': Drought heats up water issues in Peñasco Valley

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

Our water future

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

Hunting for wild bees to understand the drought

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

Raton man attacked by bear while walking dogs

A Raton man was attacked by a bear southeast of Raton Wednesday (July 22)... more

Fixing historic ditches for when water flows

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

Why a fire's left to 'burn freely'

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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