July 28, 2017
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The Heart of Darkness

A walk through the scorched landscapes where our forest used to be and a glimpse of our future fires

Features First there’s a spark, and then the fire. We all stare at the sky, smell the smoke. After the trees and brush and roots are gone, floods roar through arroyos and down hillsides. Weeds invade as soon as the gr...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Laura Paskus

So Long, Farewell

The world has changed. Do we mourn? Or love what’s still here?

Features It’s a crisp, late fall morning in Santa Fe. Larry Rasmussen, a Lutheran lay minister, and I sit side-by-side at his kitchen table. Sometimes we look at one another. But mostly we both look out the picture wi...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Laura Paskus

Emergency Mismanagement

Financial confusion and a lack of transparency persist at the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Local News Earlier this year, Martin and Sandra Urban were worried about losing the business they’d spent more than 20 years building.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Laura Paskus

Business Disaster

Why is the state Department of Homeland Security refusing to pay a contractor for cleanup work?

Local News At home in his own equipment yard, Martin Urban steps down from a Peterbilt truck he and his employees use for hauling.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Laura Paskus

Triple digit temps dry the Rio Grande

New Mexico's farmers and endangered fish had a tough month

Local News Despite spring runoff that ripped down the Rio Grande in early June, consistently high temperatures in July are contributing to drying in the Rio Grande, the state’s largest river.Under a 2003 plan

Thursday, July 28, 2016 Laura Paskus, New Mexico In Depth

Repeating History on the Gila

New Mexico reveals its new plans for diverting the river’s water

Local News This month, the year-old state agency in charge of planning and operating a diversion on the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico had to officially disclose its concept and location for the project.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Laura Paskus

Hot in Here

Weather coverage in New Mexico is missing the mark

Local News It’s been hot. On Monday, temperature records were broken or tied in Capulin, Roswell, Clayton, Clines Corners, Santa Fe, and Tucumcari.Cue the small talk and the paper fans, because there

Friday, July 22, 2016 Laura Paskus

The Land of Summer

Get more amazed than at the amusement park in New Mexico’s great outdoors

Summer Guide Public lands. The two words conjure images of desert vistas and windswept mountaintops, forests and badlands.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Laura Paskus

Not so Wet

New Mexico’s water plans predict supply decline at the regional level but don’t tackle statewide strategy

Local News People trying to survive in this arid landscape have spent thousands of years—some flush with rain and snow, others parched—hoping that the next season will allow fields and villages to survive.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Laura Paskus

Environment Secretary Takes a Swing at His Predecessor

While supporting changes to a penalty policy for polluters, Flynn says money shouldn’t go to pet projects

Local News New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn wants to change how his department decides to spend some of the fines it collects from polluting companies. 

Monday, May 16, 2016 Laura Paskus
 
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