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A test burn commences for the Alamosa Unit 1 prescribed burn in the Carson National Forest on November 8, 2023
Alice Fordham
Last fiscal year, the U.S. Forest Service conducted planned burns on just under 2 million acres, an agency record. In the wake of last year's Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon disaster, which began as prescribed fire, many in New Mexico are nervous when such burns come near their homes.
KUNM News Update
FILE - About two dozen advocates for Native American communities gathered in downtown Santa Fe, N.M., Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, when most government offices were closed in commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day, a state holiday. A group of advocates is calling out New Mexico’s Democratic governor for disbanding a task force that crafted recommendations to address the high rate of killings and missing person cases in Native American communities, Thursday, Nov. 16., 2023.
Morgan Lee
New Mexico is creating a new advisory council that will be charged with implementing a state plan for responding to cases of missing or slain Native Americans, with top state officials vowing Tuesday that the work will lead to more people being found and families gaining closure. And, The results of this month’s local elections are official. New Mexico’s State Canvass Board unanimously certified them Tuesday.
Let's Talk New Mexico
Ivan Radic
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Earlier this month, the state of New Mexico decided on next steps away from fossil fuels for transportation by approving regulations prioritizing more low-emissions vehicles on the road – including electric vehicles. But, concerns of infrastructure equity for EVs still remain for a state that remains largely rural.