To hear Kirtland Air Force Base officials tell it, the cleanup of a decades-old jet fuel spill in Southeast Albuquerque is going great. Their pump-and-treat system is shrinking a major swath of the pollution in the city’s aquifer. But there’s a long history of distrust between the military and the community on this project, and there’s still a lot more to clean up.
Group Raises Concerns Over New Mexico's Landmark Energy Law Natural gas and coal proponents say emails exchanged among environmentalists and a key member of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's cabinet represent a conflict of interest as the state was creating landmark legislation that set ambitious new renewable energy goals. In one email, state energy secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst asked a renewable energy trade group to review some of the bill's language. Officials with the...
Let's Talk New Mexico
Let's Talk New Mexico 5/16 8a: All around the country, more people who are walking are hit by drivers in neighborhoods with low incomes and in communities of color. Here in Bernalillo County, one out of every five times there’s a pedestrian crash, it happens in the few square miles of Albuquerque’s International District. Residents say a big part of the problem is bad street lighting, speeding drivers, big roads, crumbling sidewalks, and not enough intersections or bus stops.
The Children's Hour, 5/18 Sat. 9a: On Saturday, May 18, The Children's Hour is broadcasting live at the Los Griegos Library in Albuquerque's historic Los Griegos neighborhood and everyone is invited to join us! All ages are welcome. Doors open early at 8:30am, and feel free to come anytime during the show from 9 to 10am. We'll dive into the Summer Reading program, hear storytellers Scott and Johanna Hongell Darsee, and we'll learn about Albuquerque Public Schools' Refugee and Newcomers Program. With musical guest, Maya Falcón from The Children's Hour Kids Crew.
University Showcase 5/17 8a: Jim Linnell was six months away from retirement from the University of New Mexico when he became a quadriplegic. His new book, “Take It Lying Down,” chronicles his life since the accident.
Sat. 5/18, 12p: Carol Boss talks with Santa Fe doctor Erica Elliott, M.D. about her new book, Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert. After graduating college in the early 1970's, she accepted a teaching position at a Navajo boarding school in Chinle, Arizona. As a young Anglo woman, Erica's life was forever changed living among the Dine people.
Public Health New Mexico
Having a lot of abandoned or foreclosed homes in your community can hurt morale and drag down property values. A group of neighborhood associations in Southeast Albuquerque are taking things into their own hands.