24 Views New Mexico’s population growth is flat and that is helping create a drop in the state’s expected school grade population. In a report presented Tuesday to the Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force the state’s population is getting older, so it’s less likely to be producing offspring that would be attending New Mexico schools.
67 Views KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper talks with University of Colorado infectious disease expert Dr. Thomas Campbell to discuss the next generation of COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Why are new boosters needed? How will they differ from the ones available right now? And who will be eligible for the new boosters? Find out what you can […]
103 Views Representatives from numerous New Mexico acequias and land grant communities gathered at the State Attorney General’s office to cut the ribbon on a new gallery celebrating New Mexico’s history.
110 Views A new study says nearly 300,000 New Mexico residents, including almost 20-percent of children, face food insecurity on a regular basis. The new report by Hunger Free America found that from 2018 to 2020 an average of 291,489 New Mexico residents lived in food insecure homes. That means they were unable to always afford an […]
72 Views The recent disappearance and murder of Gabby Petito has outraged people all over the world. But, what about the victims closer to home? Indigenous women go missing and are murdered regularly here in New Mexico at disportionate rates. Reporter Taylor Velazquez speaks with lawmakers, advocates, and survivors about how vulnerable the state is […]
123 Views This summer, the federal government announced that emergency pandemic SNAP benefits would be slashed at the end of September. Now, the state of New Mexico has secured a small extension in these benefits for at least another month.
273 Views Some good news! The number of water users in Santa Fe has increased but usage has surprisingly declined, according to the city’s top water official. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll talks with director Jesse Roach about how and why that happens in the middle of an unprecedented drought.
100 Views Food insecurity has been a persistent struggle that COVID-19 only worsened and shined a light on. Now, the pandemic seems to be in the rearview mirror for many, but the issues of hunger are still persisting for many New Mexicans.
120 Views New Mexico’s Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office has launched a new grant program that offers opportunities for economic growth for rural New Mexicans. The grant application process opened earlier this week.
95 Views New Mexico’s Rocky Mountain Youth Corps receives a $1.3 million U.S. grant for a new workforce training center in Taos. Ben Thomas, the corps executive director, discusses the new possibilities.