Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press

Susan Montoya Bryan

The Associated Press

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Recent articles by Susan M.:

Ancient juniper trees cut illegally in New Mexico monument

Alligator junipers, which have unique bark, can live up to 500 years, even in harsh conditions → Read More

Ancient juniper trees illegally cut in New Mexico monument

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally cut down at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico and authorities with the National Park Service are trying to find out who’s responsible. Known for their unique furrowed bark, alligator junipers grow very slowly. A seed can take up to 18 months […] → Read More

Interior head Haaland: Chaco protections 'millennia in the making'

The Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been at the center of a decades-long battle over oil and gas development. → Read More

Interior head: Chaco protections ‘millennia in the making’

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland met with state and tribal leaders Monday in northwestern New Mexico where a battle has waged for decades over oil and gas development → Read More

Interior head: Chaco protections ‘millennia in the making’

NEW MEXICO (AP) — A few big rigs carried oilfield equipment on a winding road near Chaco Culture National Historical Park, cutting through desert badlands and sage. Mobile homes and traditional Navajo dwellings dotted the landscape, with a smattering of natural gas wells visible in the distance. This swath of northwestern New Mexico has been […] → Read More

Haaland targets 'squaw,' other derogatory place names

Interior secretary takes steps to halt federal use of terms → Read More

Interior secretary seeks to rid US of derogatory place names

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names. Haaland is ordering a federal panel tasked with naming geographic places to implement procedures to remove what she called […] → Read More

Interior Sec. Deb Haaland vows to rid US of derogatory place names

A federal task force will find replacement names for geographic features on federal lands bearing the term “squaw,” which has been used as a slur. → Read More

Interior secretary seeks to rid US of derogatory place names

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is ordering a federal panel tasked with naming geographic places to implement procedures to remove what she called racist terms from federal use. → Read More

New Mexico lawmakers pressed to make water a priority

New Mexico’s top water official said Wednesday that lawmakers have to provide enough funding to protect one of New Mexico’s most precious commodities. → Read More

New Mexico lawmakers pressed to make water a priority

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With a legal battle over management of the Rio Grande before the U.S. Supreme Court and more hot and dry weather in the forecast, New Me... → Read More

New Mexico utility executives tout merger to state lawmakers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico utility officials on Tuesday touted millions of dollars in economic development benefits and customer savings if state regula... → Read More

New Mexico spaceport boss seeks funds to keep momentum going

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Operations are ramping up at Spaceport America in New Mexico, and the executive director told lawmakers Monday that he needs an additional $2 million in annual funding to keep the momentum going. Scott McLaughlin testified before a legislative science and technology committee. Without the funding, he warned that he would have […] → Read More

US: Oil, gas leases on hold around New Mexico’s Chaco park

NEW MEXICO (AP) – New oil and gas leasing within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of Chaco Culture National Historical Park will be prohibited for the next two years as officials consider a proposal to withdraw federal land in the area from development for a 20-year period, the U.S. Department of Interior said Monday. The announcement came […] → Read More

US: oil, gas leases on hold around New Mexico's Chaco park

The U.S. Department of the Interior says oil and gas leasing within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico will be prohibited for the next two years → Read More

New Mexico delegates push US official on Chaco protections

The lawmakers in a letter sent this week wrote that while there have been numerous short-term protections granted for the area over the years, an administrative withdrawal of federal mineral rights would provide long-term certainty pending legislation that calls for permanent protections. → Read More

New Mexico officials tout strategy as economic springboard

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top economic development officials said Wednesday they are ready to put into action a 20-year strategy for diversifying the economy, saying the state has no time to waste if it wants to make up lost ground from the Great Recession and the coronavirus pandemic. They announced that the federal government has […] → Read More

New Mexico GOP leaders concerned about US vaccine mandate

New Mexico Senate Republican Leader Greg Baca said the Biden administration's vaccine mandate is sowing more distrust of the federal government. → Read More

Study details environmental impacts of early Chaco residents

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say they have more evidence that Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico was more than just an ancient gathering spot for Indigenous ceremonies and rituals. The researchers analyzed pollen content and the chemical composition of soils to help document environmental impact of the early residents who called the area home, which is now a national park and… → Read More

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

The film industry and its unions provide guidelines on how to deal safely with prop guns on movie sets → Read More