New Mexico

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A 33-year-old energy-company worker drowned Friday when he tried to drive across a water-filled wash in San Juan County, New Mexico.


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A committee of the New Mexico State Legislature gave a sympathetic ear recently to a presentation calling for the protection of ceremonial Native American dances.

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In May, the state of New Mexico filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill. Now, New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado.

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The mountains of New Mexico comprise vast areas of beauty and opportunity for adventure. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lee Ungnade, the author of "Guide To The New Mexico Mountains", about why she decided to update the book that was originally published by her father 50 years ago.

  • The economic recovery has been good to Colorado, but not New Mexico.
  • The percentage of Montezuma County children living in poverty is down, but remains high among Colorado counties.

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to list as endangered or threatened three species of animals found in the West.


  • Report says that most jobs in Southwest Colorado don’t provide a livable wage for a family of four.
  • The San Juan Generating Station will continue operating, following a vote by New Mexico's Public Regulation Commission.


  • Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye declares December 14th through 19th as Suicide Prevention Week.
  • New Mexico is implementing tough new measures to battle DWI crimes.


  • A 15-year effort to build a campus for the Four Corners School for Outdoor Education is coming to fruition in Monticello, Utah.
  • Coalition of New Mexico environmentalists collects 25,000 comments in support of proposed methane gas emission regulations.


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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Pete Montaño about early Spanish settlement in the Southwest through the lens of his family history, and his ties to the Spanish settlements of the 1600s in northern New Mexico, and Basque sheep herders in southwest Colorado.


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