Deportation Raids in New Mexico, Immigrant-Rights Groups Concerned

By: July 31, 2017 8:20 am
Residents of Southeastern New Mexico are concerned about deportation raids combined with President Trump's tough talk on immigration. (Somos un Pueblo Unido)

ROSWELL — President Trump’s tough talk on immigration last week has New Mexico immigrant-rights groups worried it could create a dangerous ripple effect. In remarks to police in New York on Friday, the president suggested officers don’t need to be “too nice” when making arrests. Trump’s comments follow a new […]

Underground leaked jet fuel headed towards ABQ municipal wells

By: July 27, 2017 12:22 pm
Underground leaked jet fuel headed towards ABQ municipal wells

ALBUQUERQUE — The jet fuel that has been seeping into the ground for decades from a spill at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque has migrated thousands of feet toward drinking-water wells connected to the aquifer that provides 60% of Albuquerque’s drinking water, according to at least one report. The leak […]

Police: Hiker Dies in White Rock Canyon After Fall

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Police: Hiker Dies in White Rock Canyon After Fall

LAS ALAMOS — Authorities say a 19-year-old hiker has died after losing his footing in the White Rock Canyon in northern New Mexico. According to a report from The Los Alamos Monitor (https://goo.gl/ea2vmL), 19 year old Los Alamos resident Trevor Matuszak died Sunday while hiking with two of his friends […]

Legislative Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee to hold public meeting

By: 10:17 am
Legislative Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee to hold public meeting

ALBUQUERQUE — The Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee of the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee will have its second meeting of this interim on Thursday, August 3, at the UNM Science and Technology Center Rotunda, located at 801 University Blvd., in Albuquerque. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. At this meeting, the […]

Cancelled Meeting on Kirtland Jet Fuel Cleanup Angers Locals

Cancelled Meeting on Kirtland Jet Fuel Cleanup Angers Locals

ALBUQUERQUE — The cancellation of this week’s meeting to update the public on progress at Kirtland Air Force Base on cleaning up a decades-old jet fuel leak has angered local environmental groups. Kirtland has said the meeting was canceled to allow the air base staff more time to review two […]

Albuquerque BioPark to celebrate Global Tiger Day

By: July 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Albuquerque BioPark to celebrate Global Tiger Day

ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque BioPark is hosting an event to celebrate Global Tiger Day on Saturday. In the early 1900s there were 100,000 tigers, today only about 3,000 exist in the entire world. Albuquerque BioPark will host an event where you can learn more about tigers and their conservation efforts. […]

Business owned by governor candidate’s family faces lawsuit

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Business owned by governor candidate’s family faces lawsuit

SANTA FE — The family of a New Mexico Democratic candidate for governor, state Sen. Joseph Cervantes, is being sued by a group of farmworkers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://goo.gl/xokyQZ) that the farmworkers accuse the business of trying to use a federal visa program and passing over foreign […]

NM to receive $18M in Volkswagen Settlement Funds

By: July 24, 2017 7:30 pm
NM to receive $18M in Volkswagen Settlement Funds

SANTA FE — The state of New Mexico is set to receive about $18 million dollars in settlement funds following resolution of the Volkswagen court case. The case involved more than 500,000 vehicles that Volkswagen installed electronics allowing cars to pass emissions tests while the vehicle actually emitted up to […]

Earth Guardians in NM for Training Youth Activism

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth director for Earth Guardians, leads a rally in Boulder, Colo. (Earth Guardians)

TAOS, N.M. — At a nature site near Taos, 25 young people from across the country are training with Earth Guardians to learn skills the group says might be needed to save the planet. Earth Guardians started as an accredited high school in Hawaii in 1992 to promote environmental awareness […]

Federal Court Allows Delay on Pesticide Ban

By: July 20, 2017 12:30 pm
Critics of the Regulatory Accountability Act say it would remove health protections for food and other everyday consumables, putting people at greater risk of illness. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

NEW YORK – Today a federal appeals court refused to order the Environmental Protection Agency to ban a pesticide linked to brain damage in children. In late 2016 the EPA said in a report that exposure to chlorpyrifos, a pesticide chemically related to Sarin nerve gas, puts children, farm workers and the […]