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West Rim residents worried by TSV’s dirt dump

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

Carson National Forest begins random recreation surveys

The Carson National Forest has started to conduct relational surveys known as "National Visitor Use Monitoring." The surveys happen every five years and are meant to help forest managers understand … more

Forest Service hiring wildland firefighters, seasonal workers

Río Grande Gorge pipeline pushed past deadline

Construction on a new gas pipeline in the Río Grande Gorge was on track to be finished by the end of November until some rocks got in the way. more

State, BLM work together on land exchange

New Mexico State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn and Acting Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Director Aden Seidlitz signed a proclamation Friday (Oct. 27), agreeing to work together on a land … more

Three lab workers exposed to hazardous material

Three workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory were contaminated on the job last month when an accident released radioactive material into the air and sent it spreading through a wing of the lab's … more

Filling the void: Power project looks to bank on changing energy mix

The Lucky Corridor project is banking on the notion that the area's energy infrastructure desperately needs private investors and that climate policies, emerging technologies and financial markets are rapidly changing the mix of energy in the Western grid. more

Pipeline update: testing for leaks

"Hydrostatic testing" will be conducted this week to confirm there are no leaks on the natural gas pipeline that has been installed so far, according to Tim Korte, spokesperson for New Mexico Gas … more

Taos rivers a little less wild, a little less scenic

The number of river segments eligible for a "wild and scenic" designation in the Carson National Forest dropped from 103 to 48 as a result of a recent forest-wide assessment. more

Removal of ‘redundant’ nuclear safety board proposed

  Efforts have been underway to defund and dismantle an independent board charged with overseeing safety and security at nuclear weapons sites, and much of that work has been spearheaded by … more
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