Position: Santa Fe New Mexican

Endurance horseback rider will face biggest challenge yet

RATON, N.M. (AP) – After her first 26-mile endurance horseback ride, Marcia Hefker was so tired she fell asleep by the campfire. “Someone had to wake me up because the bottom of my tennis shoes...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Study: Drought cracked Pueblos’ social fabric

Time and again, drought was the final straw that disrupted complex ancestral Puebloan societies in the Southwest and shifted the cultures, according to a new study. “Those societies took a long...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. game wardens stay busy during holidays

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Eighth Judicial District Judge John Paternoster was looking forward to his Thanksgiving meal when the call came in from a New Mexico game warden. Could the judge sign a...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Shock and claw

SANTA FE (AP) – A young golden eagle shocked by a power line in southern New Mexico is recovering well in Santa Fe, and caretakers expect to release him in the spring.The raptor was rescued in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Killing trees in name of climate research

SANTA FE (AP) – For a plant physiologist whose research points to a looming disaster in the world as we know it, Nate G. McDowell is a surprisingly upbeat guy. ”I’m excited. This is such an...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

N.M. chile seeds preserved in global vault

SANTA FE (AP) – Seeds from a spicy little red chile grown for generations at Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, N.M., have traveled a long way in the last 20 years – to Arizona, Colorado and now to a “doomsday”...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cochiti dam changed pueblo way of life

COCHITI PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - Cochiti Pueblo Gov. Floyd Pecos, Lt. Gov. Pete Trujillo and council member Joseph Henry Suina stood by the edge of the almost-overflowing Rio Grande on a May morning....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life