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To understand the orphan well problem in N.M., someone’s going to have to count them

Will an infusion of federal cash to plug them fall short of the need?

A day in the life of a Taos hot-shot crew

SIPAPU, N.M. (AP) – After 14 days fighting the fires threatening northern New Mexico, Tyler Freeman went for a run on his day off. In the distance, he could see the plume of smoke from the C...

Firefighters rescue ‘Cinder’ the elk calf from fire’s ashes

SANTA FE – Firefighters have rescued an abandoned newborn elk calf found amid the ashes of the nation’s largest wildfire as calving season approaches its peak in New Mexico and fires rage ac...

Priceless seeds, sprouts key to West’s post-fire future

A New Mexico facility where researchers work to restore forests devastated by fires faced an almost cruelly ironic threat: The largest wildfire burning in the U.S. was fast approaching. Owen...

US forest chief calls for pause of prescribed fires

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are warning that expanding drought conditions coupled with hot and dry weather, extreme wind and unstable atmospheric conditions have led to explosive fire behavior in the southwestern U.S., where large fires continued their march across New Mexico on Friday.

Runners revive a decades-old marathon in Shiprock after two years of pandemic

‘It’s just motivating to run on the Navajo Nation again’

Fire-ravaged New Mexico villages cling to faith, ‘querencia’

Eileen Celestina Garcia raced down the mountain that overlooks her parents’ ranch home in northern New Mexico where friends and family have gathered for decades and where she has sat countl...

Running Medicine provides ‘healing journey’ in Albuquerque

An intergenerational approach to mind, body and spirit

N.M. governor to the feds: Stop igniting prescribed burns in windy, dry conditions

Hermits Peak Fire was set April 6 and quickly grew out of control because of ‘unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon’

Governor calls on local governments to ban fireworks sales around New Mexico

As at least 20 wildfires consumed thousands of acres last weekend, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she would ask local governments to temporarily ban the sale of fireworks around the s...

Videos show aftermath of film-set shooting, Baldwin’s reaction to death

SANTA FE – The New Mexico sheriff investigating the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin described complacency, disorganization and neglected safety measures in...

Protections sought for Western bird linked to piñon forests

ALBUQUERQUE – Collecting piñon nuts has been tradition for Native American and Hispanic families in the Southwest for generations. But environmentalists are concerned that without the pinyon...

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Liz Weber
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