New Mexico

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has called for more collaborative action to protect communities from wildfire and better prepare firefighters. She travels to the National Interagency Fire Center in Idaho today.
January 03, 2017
bears ears proclaimation
President Barack Obama used his executive authority under the Antiquities Act Dec. 28 to declare two national monuments in the southwest -- Bears Ears in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada. Tribal leaders and environmentalists are thrilled to protect the land from mining and artifact looting. But not everyone is happy about the designations.
January 02, 2017
Navajo Nation seal
The Navajo Nation Library wants to preserve thousands of hours of oral history. The task -- to digitize 300 reels of tape. But that costs money.
January 02, 2017
David Mikesic
Navajo and other native people use eagle feathers in traditional healing ceremonies. Up until recently the feathers were difficult to obtain.
December 27, 2016
Mexico will likely slow the pace of cooperation with the U.S. on immigration and drugs should the incoming Trump administration substantially expand the current border wall.
December 27, 2016
Mexico is considering its options should President-elect Trump make good on his threat to withdraw from the the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico is willing to "modernize" NAFTA, not renegotiate from scratch.
December 26, 2016
mine spill
Federal and tribal inspectors found six Navajo wastewater treatment plants in violation of environmental regulations.
December 12, 2016
mine spill
The Navajo Nation is suing the federal government over a mine waste spill that contaminated three rivers including the tribe’s irrigation source. An EPA cleanup crew triggered the 3 million gallon blowout of yellow sludge at a Colorado mine in August 2015.
December 06, 2016
National Forest Service
National Forest Service employees testified Thursday before Congress about a longstanding culture of sexual harassment, whistle-blower retaliation and discrimination.
December 01, 2016
Bears Ears
In his last days in office President Barack Obama still has the power to make significant changes to the Southwest. Obama has already used the Antiquities Act to designate 27 national monuments — more than any other president. Many American Indian tribes are hoping he takes action on at least one more proposal.
December 01, 2016

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