New Mexico

  • 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.


It can be difficult to comprehend how the American Southwest was mapped in the late 18th century, when Spain was still sending expeditions into what was then uncharted territory. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Kessell about how one Spanish Renaissance man left a legacy of cartography, art, and science during his time exploring the 18th century southwest.