New Mexico is delivering the first in a series of direct payments to the state's adult residents to offset higher consumer costs brought on by inflation.Individual taxpayers who receive direct deposit rebates are scheduled to receive $250 as early as Thursday, and couples are set to get $500.
Fire information resources
The KUNM News Department is continuing to update these lists with resources related to the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak
Longtime Albuquerque-based composer Raven Chacon, who is Navajo, won a Pulitzer Prize for music, the first Indigenous person to win that award. He speaks with Shaun Griswold from Source New Mexico.
The author is one of many who will appear at the Santa Fe Literary Festival this weekend
As the efforts of thousands of firefighters battling flames across New Mexico are complicated by fierce winds and drought, officials say drones are another factor slowing their work.
The New Mexico Human Services Department announced New Mexicans receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP food benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their household size during the month of May, continuing until the announcement of the end of the public health emergency in mid summer.
Let's Talk New Mexico
New Mexico is in the middle of one of its most devastating fire seasons to date –– with the largest wildfire in the state’s history scorching hundreds of thousands of acres of land. This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll discuss year-round forest management practices designed to stop fires like these from happening, a controversial planned burn that became the Hermits Peak Fire, and the evolving role of firefighting in the U.S.
Firefighters have been able to slow the growth of a massive wildfire burning in the mountains of northeastern New Mexico as they prepared Wednesday for another round of red-flag weather that has the potential to push the flames through more unburned territory.
TUES: Rain brings mild relief to fires, Teen convicted in fatal shooting of a Santa Fe star athlete, + MoreLightning sparked a few new small fires in the drought-stricken Southwest Monday but the thunderstorms brought welcome rain to the monster blaze that's been churning for a month in New Mexico and is now the state's largest in recorded history.
A monster blaze churning in northern New Mexico for more than a month has blackened enough acreage to earn a place in the state's record books.
A new Interior Department report on the legacy of boarding schools for Native Americans underscores how closely the U.S. government collaborated with churches to Christianize them as part of a project to sever them from their culture, their identities and ultimately their land.
Mountain West News Bureau
The disease killing millions of bats costs U.S. ag hundreds of millions of dollars a year, study showsA recent paper out of Colorado State University suggests the loss of bats due white-nose syndrome costs U.S. agriculture up to $495 million a year.
The first volume in the Interior's investigative report shows that the United States operated or supported 408 boarding schools in 37 states between 1819 and 1969, including 127 in the Mountain West.
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