Report: NM’s Chihuahuan Desert Rivers at Risk from Oil, Gas Development

By: September 20, 2017 4:29 pm
Report: NM’s Chihuahuan Desert Rivers at Risk from Oil, Gas Development

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new report, Too Wild to Drill, from The Wilderness Society says the damage and destruction that would be caused from extractive industries allowed on Chihuahuan Desert Rivers near Carlsbad Caverns would put southeast New Mexico’s future at risk. The area is one of 15 identified in […]

Will Federal Immigration Crackdown Benefit NM’s Private Prisons?

By: September 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Will Federal Immigration Crackdown Benefit NM’s Private Prisons?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The prison population is declining in most states – but not in New Mexico, and that’s creating problems for elected officials. A privately run for-profit prison in Torrance County announced it would close at the end of this week because it doesn’t have enough inmates. At the […]

NM Opioid Crisis Gets National Spotlight

By: August 9, 2017 12:07 pm
New Mexico is making progress but still ranks in the top 10 U.S. states for numbers of fatal opioid overdoses. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The opioid addiction problems New Mexico has battled for years finally are getting some attention from the White House. President Trump was briefed on the issue Tuesday after a drug commission he appointed urgently recommended that he declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. Three years […]

Deadline Looms for NM Comments on Oil and Gas Methane Rule Rollbacks

By: August 7, 2017 8:45 am
Deadline Looms for NM Comments on Oil and Gas Methane Rule Rollbacks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico residents have until Wednesday to submit comments on stricter standards for methane leaks from new and modified oil and gas operations. The tougher rules were approved under the Obama administration, but they’re among those the Trump administration has promised to roll back. Environmental Protection Agency […]

More Diabetics in NM and US, But Doing Less About It?

By: August 2, 2017 8:32 am
The most common form of diabetes, Type 2, often can be prevented through lifestyle changes, although the latest poll shows Americans don't seem willing to make them. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – About 230,000 adults in New Mexico are diabetic, and a new survey says most people with diabetes could be doing more about it. According to the Gallup organization, which has done health-related polling for the last decade, diabetes now affects 11.6 percent of the U.S. population, up from 10.6 […]

Deportation raids by ICE agents in Clovis and Portales

By: July 31, 2017 11:23 am
Deportation raids by ICE agents in Clovis and Portales

NEW MEXICO — A new wave of deportation raids by ICE agents was reported in Clovis and Portales, according to the immigrant rights group Somos un Pueblo Unido. At least eight Clovis residents were detained by ICE agents, including workers supporting the local economy, according to Emmanuelle Leal-Sanchez, communications coordinator with the […]