U.S. to grant more time to consider New Mexico drilling plan

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Thursday he’ll extend the public comment period on a contested plan that will guide oil and gas drilling and other development in an area...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico to tap satellite tracking during wildfire season

SANTA FE – New Mexico has a new tool that could help crews get an early jump on any wildfires that might break out. The State Forestry Division will be getting real-time alerts via a satellite...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Outbreak on edge of Navajo Nation overwhelms rural hospital

GALLUP, N.M. – On the eve of New Mexico’s shutdown of bars and restaurants to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the city of Gallup came alive for one last night of revelry. Before the night was...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

At 108, this New Mexico man may be world’s oldest COVID-19 survivor

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – At 108, Phil Corio is certainly one of the oldest people in New Mexico and the U.S. But now the Los Ranchos resident has a new claim to fame: He just might be the oldest person...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Family finds a different world after sailing around globe

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – By the time they sailed away from Brazil, the Grosjeans were about 130 miles from their goal of circumnavigating the globe. “When we left Brazil, pretty much the world was...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hikers fight border wall at start of trail

PHOENIX – Tess Mullaney remembers looking at endless rolling desert hills, covered in a thin layer of white snow just as the sun was rising the day she embarked on a 2½-month journey through the...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. report indicates broad risk of COVID-19 at wildfire camps

BOISE, Idaho – Outbreaks of the coronavirus could sweep through large camps where crews typically stay as they fight wildfires across the U.S., according to a federal document obtained by The...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

On top of extreme drought, firefighters face new challenge: COVID-19

As if Southwest Colorado’s extreme drought wasn’t enough to raise concerns about a potentially destructive wildfire season, the added complications of the coronavirus have only fueled that anxiety....

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pressure mounts as tribes seek more time on drilling plan

ALBUQUERQUE – After more than a decade of planning and protests, U.S. land managers have crafted a proposal for how to manage oil and gas development across a wide swath of northwestern New Mexico...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sparked by pandemic, initiative serves two vital needs

Local cooks and kitchen staff are out of work. Vulnerable populations are in need of food assistance. So why not put two and two together? Well, that’s exactly what a homegrown effort called Save...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores Huerta birthplace, former mining site up for sale

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The picturesque northern New Mexico birthplace of Mexican American civil rights icon Dolores Huerta and the site of one of the worst mining disasters in U.S. history is up for...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

CDC confirms 6 new coronavirus symptoms showing up in patients repeatedly

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six symptoms of the novel coronavirus to its list, suggesting health experts are learning more about the growing number of ways physicians see...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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