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Past articles by Theresa:

States inch closer to water settlement

But government raises objections to the proposal by NM, Colo. and Texas → Read More

BCSO takes armed suspect into custody

Man allegedly stole multiple vehicles, robbed a business at gunpoint and led deputies on several vehicl → Read More

NMED: Asphalt spill caused 'significant impacts'

The New Mexico Environment Department on Wednesday issued a notice of noncompliance to the R. Marley trucking company for failing to tell the agency about an asphalt emulsion spill into a Gila River tributary. NMED says the spill caused significant surface water impacts. “Additional compliance and enforcement measures” are likely. On Sept. 26, one of […] → Read More

BLM plans pile burns in Catron County

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning three pile burns in Catron County this fall and winter. BLM will ignite the juniper and piñon pile burns from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31. The 135-acre Alamocita pile burn will be east of Pie Town, about 10 miles north of N.M. 60. The Tank Canyon project […] → Read More

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office detains petroglyph vandal suspect

The BLM said it doesn't know yet if the vandalism is connected to other incidents. → Read More

Groups sue over cattle in Valles Caldera

The National Park Service’s Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico is known for its lush meadows, streams and elk. This week, Caldera Action, WildEarth Guardians and Western Watersheds Project filed a notice of intent to sue federal agencies over alleged illegal cattle grazing on the land. Cyndi Tuell, the Western Watersheds Project’s New […] → Read More

Conference to consider alternative NM water sources

Potential treatments for salty, brackish water to be examined at event → Read More

State Land Office will require archaeological surveys

The New Mexico State Land Office has finalized a rule that will require state trust land lessees to submit archaeological or cultural surveys before starting big projects like building pipelines or roads or drilling for oil and natural gas. The rule will go into effect in December. Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard said the new […] → Read More

NM to warm up, dry out after chilly weekend

New Mexico is expected to dry out and warm up this week, after a stormy weekend that brought wind and rain to Albuquerque and a dusting of snow to the state’s mountainous areas. Rain chances will be minimal for much of the state this week, said Todd Shoemake, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service […] → Read More

Alto residents oppose proposed concrete plant

Environmental group claims state is siding with the business, not families → Read More

Water authority uses developer fees to offset demand

County sees increase in water, sewer needs outside its service area → Read More

NM awards $1.1 million for healthy soil projects

NMDA is encouraging innovative approaches for state's arid climate → Read More

Trucking company cleaning up asphalt emulsion spill near Gila tributary

Cleanup has started on an asphalt emulsion spill northeast of Silver City near Meadow Creek along N.M. 15, the New Mexico Environment Department said Friday. The spill happened on Sept. 26 when a truck owned by R. Marley LLC overturned. An unknown amount of asphalt, water and a binding agent spilled into a drainage and […] → Read More

ABQ BioPark moves birds indoors to protect from avian influenza

The ABQ BioPark is temporarily moving many birds indoors to protect them from highly pathogenic avian influenza. New Mexico confirmed its first avian influenza case this year on Oct. 6. The virus affected a non-commercial backyard flock of 40 chickens and ducks in Bernalillo County. “Some birds will remain in their habitats with coverings to […] → Read More

Bernalillo County birds test positive for avian influenza

A non-commercial flock of chickens and ducks in Bernalillo County has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza, the New Mexico Agriculture Department said on Thursday. About 40 birds were affected in the state’s first case of avian influenza this year. Alexandra Eckhoff, a veterinarian with the New Mexico Livestock Board, said the state submitted […] → Read More

Weather cancels gas balloon race

The 2022 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race is canceled, event officials announced Wednesday after several days of weather delays. The distance competition was originally scheduled to start on Saturday. Teams from five countries had been eager to lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque. But at a Wednesday afternoon briefing, meteorologist Randy Lefevre said […] → Read More

Fish and Wildlife targets wolf deaths, livestock conflicts

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it has updated the Mexican wolf recovery plan to reduce human-caused wolf deaths, including from car accidents and illegal killings. There are 196 of the endangered wolves in the wild, with 112 in New Mexico and 84 in Arizona, according to the agency’s latest data. Brady […] → Read More

Rain, wind curb ballooning events

Frank Anger of Mississippi tinkers with his hot air balloon basket on Monday during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The city is expected to be cool this week, with showers and thunderstorms likely through the weekend. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal Fall weather has arrived in Albuquerque, along with the enticing aroma of roasting green… → Read More

NM lawmakers examine prescribed burns in wake of disastrous fire season

Prescribed burns are an important tool for preventing wildfires. But overgrown forests and a changing climate demand new strategies for using the tool, New Mexico fire experts told state lawmakers at Thursday’s Water and Natural Resources Committee meeting in Española. State Forester Laura McCarthy said this fire season was an example of the “exceptional starting […] → Read More

NM receives $26 million for water infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that New Mexico will receive $26.7 million in water infrastructure funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The money was awarded to the New Mexico Environment Department and the state Finance Authority, who will distribute the funds as grants and loans. Projects eligible for the money include municipal […] → Read More