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Biden makes history, selects Deb Haaland to lead Dept. of Interior

8 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President-elect Joe Biden has made history, nominating New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior. This is the first time a Native American will lead the agency overseeing tribal affairs.

Ski Santa Fe opens, COVID-19 related changes to be aware of

7 ViewsSkiers and snowboarders can’t just show up and buy lift tickets on the mountain. In order to go, people must activate their lift tickets and reserve a spot, according to Ski Santa Fe Operations Manager Tommy Long. SANTA FE, N.M. — Hundreds headed to the slopes for Ski Santa Fe’s opening

Season passes sell out in hours for Ski Santa Fe

14 ViewsAs many wait for ski areas to open up, you may have fewer chances to enjoy the slopes than you are planning for. SANTA FE, N.M. — As many wait for ski areas to open up, you may have fewer chances to enjoy the slopes than you are planning for.

Changes made at public lands as facilities reopen

4 ViewsNEW MEXICO (KRQE) – As New Mexico works to reopen more public spaces, officials are sharing what they’re doing to keep people safe. Officials say at all National Park facilities and departments social distancing will be maintained while people will be required to wear face coverings when entering buildings.

Las Cruces Highlighted for Targeting Ambitious Solar Goals

11 ViewsThis month’s American City & County magazine featured Las Cruces and two other cities in writer Peter Dye’s article Smart Cities are Solar Cities. Dye shares how cities have implemented solar power systems at a record pace in recent years. Las Cruces’ success is attributed to setting ambitious renewable energy goals thanks to the City’s leadership.