New Mexico officials say rivers still tainted from Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – A $1.5 million bill sent by New Mexico to the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday could be the last chance for federal officials and the state of Colorado to avoid a lawsuit related...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

'Right to die' bill in New Mexico heads to Senate committee

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would allow terminally ill patients in New Mexico to end their lives with help from doctors faces its first test in the state Senate. The...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington skier who died at Purgatory was mother of 5

A memorial service will be held Friday for Kressyda Ming – the 34-year-old Farmington woman who died last week after colliding into a tree at Purgatory Resort.Ming was a mother of five, ages 10 and...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis grad works on Navajo Nation food security

Brandon Francis grew up dryland farming on the Navajo Nation, but veered in a couple of directions before returning to his agricultural roots. And, as luck and timing would have it, during the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier who died at Purgatory Resort is identified

A 34-year-old woman who struck a tree and died while skiing at Purgatory Resort on Saturday has been identified as Farmington resident Kressyda Ming, according to La Plata County coroner Jann...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds propose wolf releases in southwestern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Federal wildlife managers want to release two packs of Mexican gray wolves in wilderness areas near the Arizona-New Mexico border this year in an effort to bolster a struggling...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What it means to close the Navajo Generating Station

The smokestacks of the Navajo Generation Station rise 775 feet from the sere landscape of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, just three miles away from the serpentine, stagnant blue wound in...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from the 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Tribes plead with BLM for protection of Chaco

SHIPROCK – Over the years, Anthony Lee, a Navajo medicine man, has watched the sacred land around Chaco Canyon where he gathers herbs and performs ceremonies slowly turn into an industrial...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled

An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of challenges from opponents. The Bureau of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ancient Chaco Canyon inhabitants relied on imported food

ALBUQUERQUE – Salty soils and dry conditions throughout northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon would have made it difficult to grow enough corn to sustain the multitudes of people who resided at...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico’s Udall fights for tribes

The Four Corners region is a distinct community whose citizens regularly cross state and reservation borders on their way to work, shop or play. Southwest Colorado residents frequently travel to...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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