New Mexico

The U.S. Department of Energy says its wants to send 3 million gallons of radioactive tank waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to a storage site in New Mexico. That’s 3 million gallons out of a total of 56 million gallons of some of the most toxic stuff on earth.
April 04, 2013
WIPP has been prohibited from receiving Hanford Nuclear Reservation tank waste for nearly a decade. Now, New Mexicans are debating whether to reverse course and accept some of the waste.
April 04, 2013
An annual Good Friday pilgrimage is underway in Northern New Mexico. About 50,000 people are expected to visit El Santuario de Chimayo.
March 29, 2013
Lately there's nothing grand about the Rio Grande. Persistent drought across the Southwest has sucked the river dry.
March 25, 2013
The Rio Grande del Norte is an impressive expanse of more than 200,000 acres below the Colorado state line.
March 25, 2013
As New Mexico House Speaker Ken Martinez put an end to the 2013 regular legislative session on Saturday, a number of journalists and others took to Twitter to express their shock at what had just happened.
March 22, 2013
In New Mexico, more beer might mean a better economy. That's the thinking of some state lawmakers who are pushing for a tax break for local brewers.
March 14, 2013
At New Mexico's state capitol in Santa Fe, the chaotic process of lawmaking is sometimes interrupted by the scent of Native American fry bread. It's one of few, if not the only, state capitol to allow area artists and food vendors to sell their goods throughout the building.
March 14, 2013
A New Mexico House resolution aimed at uniting representatives around the state’s diverse school curriculum may have backfired.
March 13, 2013
Las Cruces authorities have found a female Persian Seal Point cat, with a microchip tracing her back to Germany.
March 12, 2013


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