Searchlight New Mexico
- When the well runs dry
Nobody knows how much water New Mexico has. Finding out is the best way to ensure survival against drought and climate change.
- Ignoble gas
The Hydrogen Hub Act hopes to help New Mexico solve its reliance on fossil fuels. But is hydrogen just another dirty energy option?
- Helped out
New Mexico landlords tried to evict nearly 200 households whose rental assistance applications were pending
- Against the flow
For centuries, Picuris Pueblo says its water has been stolen and shunted over a mountain to the Mora Valley — where irrigators claim rights to it, too. Can anyone win this battle?
- Stay or go?
As the pandemic remains unpredictable, travel nurses are trading long-term stability for much higher pay while staff nurses wonder: Why aren’t we worth more?
New Mexico In Depth
- Indigenous feminism flows through the fight for water rights on the Rio Grande
On a late November morning, Julia Bernal walked a stretch of riverbank along the Rio Grande in Sandoval County, New Mexico, between Santa Ana and Sandia Pueblo. Bernal pointed out the area between the cottonwood trees and the edge of the Rio Grande, a 30-foot stretch of dry earth covered in an ocean of tiny The post Indigenous feminism flows through the fight for water rights on the Rio Grande appeared first on New Mexico In Depth.
- Senate “buddymandering” meltdown
The New Mexico state senate approved a map last night for how its own districts will look for the next 10 years. The vote came after days of hurry up and wait, as lawmakers negotiated behind closed doors in an untransparent process. I’d give senators an “F” on two counts: they didn’t do their work in public, The post Senate “buddymandering” meltdown appeared first on New Mexico In Depth.
- New Mexico In Depth renews partnership with ProPublica
ProPublica has selected New Mexico In Depth as part of its Local Reporting Network for the second time in as many years, a huge distinction. You might remember New Mexico In Depth and ProPublica teamed up in 2020 and 2021 to work with reporter Bryant Furlow as COVID marched across the globe. The year-and-a-half partnership The post New Mexico In Depth renews partnership with ProPublica appeared first on New Mexico In Depth.
- ‘Like a demon that’s always behind us’, the Jackpile Mine toxic legacy continues
In the village of Paguate as June Lorenzo’s grandmother knew it growing up, orchards and fields of wheat and corn carpeted nearby hillsides. Streams traversed a verdant valley where people hunted and grazed sheep near the small farming community in Laguna Pueblo. This was before a massive mine cratered the nearby land and altered the The post ‘Like a demon that’s always behind us’, the Jackpile Mine toxic legacy continues appeared first on New Mexico In Depth.
- NM COVID surge spurs emergency public health meeting
At a normal meeting Friday between state health officials and representatives of local and tribal health councils, a hastily changed agenda signaled the urgency of the worsening COVID situation in New Mexico. More than 100 people across the state attended Friday afternoon’s ZOOM call. Despite nearly 74% of New Mexico adults being fully vaccinated, which The post NM COVID surge spurs emergency public health meeting appeared first on New Mexico In Depth.