Fort Lewis grad works on Navajo Nation food security

Brandon Francis grew up dryland farming on the Navajo Nation, but veered in a couple of directions before returning to his agricultural roots. And, as luck and timing would have it, during the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier who died at Purgatory Resort is identified

A 34-year-old woman who struck a tree and died while skiing at Purgatory Resort on Saturday has been identified as Farmington resident Kressyda Ming, according to La Plata County coroner Jann...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds propose wolf releases in southwestern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Federal wildlife managers want to release two packs of Mexican gray wolves in wilderness areas near the Arizona-New Mexico border this year in an effort to bolster a struggling...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What it means to close the Navajo Generating Station

The smokestacks of the Navajo Generation Station rise 775 feet from the sere landscape of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, just three miles away from the serpentine, stagnant blue wound in...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from the 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Tribes plead with BLM for protection of Chaco

SHIPROCK – Over the years, Anthony Lee, a Navajo medicine man, has watched the sacred land around Chaco Canyon where he gathers herbs and performs ceremonies slowly turn into an industrial...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled

An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of challenges from opponents. The Bureau of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ancient Chaco Canyon inhabitants relied on imported food

ALBUQUERQUE – Salty soils and dry conditions throughout northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon would have made it difficult to grow enough corn to sustain the multitudes of people who resided at...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico’s Udall fights for tribes

The Four Corners region is a distinct community whose citizens regularly cross state and reservation borders on their way to work, shop or play. Southwest Colorado residents frequently travel to...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico’s DAPL is dead

The Piñon Pipeline, touted as the Southwest’s version of the Dakota Access Pipeline, has perished, even before the real battle over it began. In mid-December, the project’s proponents formally...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S., Mexico wildlife officials draft jaguar recovery plan

ALBUQUERQUE – A team of wildlife officials in the United States and Mexico on Monday released details of a proposed recovery plan for the endangered jaguar, prompting criticism from environmental...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water pipeline for remote Navajo towns moves ahead

A $1.13 billion construction project to provide treated water to remote areas of the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla-Apache Nation, and city of Gallup continues to make progress. The Navajo-Gallup Water...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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