Nov. 29, 2015
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Gone Dry

Without funding, state stalls plans to study the effect of drought on rivers, wells and the New Mexico economy

Local News Last year, New Mexico state lawmakers set aside $100,000 to study the state’s water supply. But a year later, the money is gone.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Laura Paskus

Faux Transparency

Citizens are on their own when trying to pull back the curtain on the government’s public records

Local News About two years ago, Hanna Skandera, then secretary-designate of the New Mexico Public Education Department, started repeating a number.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Laura Paskus

A River Trickles Through It

With some help the Santa Fe River can be a river again

Features The Living River Ordinance allows the city to put up to 1,000 acre-feet of water back into the Santa Fe River—not to deliver water to downstream users, but just to keep the channel wet.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Laura Paskus

Copper & Water

Attorney general, conservation groups say Appeals Court decision was off the mark

Local News A contentious rule on copper mine water pollution could be heading to the state’s highest court following the attorney general’s petition seeking to overturn a ruling last month from the Court of Appeals.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Laura Paskus

Low Flow

Feds expect a tough year in getting Rio Grande water to cities,endangered fish and farmers

Local News It’s safe to say that the mood among many Western water managers is grim.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Laura Paskus

Blowing It

Biologist punished for blowing the whistle on endangered species politics

Local News Even though biologists said the dunes sagebrush lizard might need legal protection under the Endangered Species Act, the US government decided three years ago that it would be good enough to help the lizard by ...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Laura Paskus

Touching Chaco

Confront the lessons of the past and consider the course of the future

Features On the fall equinox, at the tail end of monsoon season two years ago, dense, dark clouds rumbled into a quadrant of Northern New Mexico’s pale blue sky.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Laura Paskus

End Game on the Gila

State commission votes to divert the Gila River’s waters, but staff say plan could take 20 more years

Local News Allyson Siwik has spent the last decade organizing activists and poring over legal documents and scientific studies related to the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Laura Paskus

Gila Diversion Moves Forward

Interstate Stream Commission votes to tell feds they want to use water from wild Gila River

Local News Today in Albuquerque, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission voted in favor of building a project on the Gila River that will divert the river’s waters in southwestern New Mexico for potential use by hom...

Monday, November 24, 2014 Laura Paskus

State Gets Green Light for Gila Decision

Judge says petitioner in open meetings case has to pay $62 million bond to keep restraining order in place

Local News A District Court judge in Santa Fe has lifted a temporary restraining order against the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. 

Friday, November 21, 2014 Laura Paskus
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