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Trapping ban now in effect on public lands in New Mexico

16 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It is now illegal to use wildlife traps, snares and poison on public lands across New Mexico under a ban that took effect Friday. New Mexico joined a handful of Western states that have limited trapping on public lands.

State seeks input on Gold King Mine settlement spending

4 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state wants to gather input on what to do with the money recovered from the Gold King Mine settlement. The state received $1 million after the mine seeped dangerous chemicals into the Animas River six years ago.

Democratic House leaders move to dissolve land grant panel

5 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Top Democrats in the New Mexico House have chosen to dissolve a legislative committee that deals with Hispanic land grants, traditional irrigation districts known as acequias and other local government and cultural affairs.

New Mexico hunting season in full swing

3 ViewsNew Mexico Game & Fish said there was a 20% increase in permit seekers this season compared to previous. SANTA FE, N.M. — Hunting season is in full swing in the Land of Enchantment. A spokesperson with New Mexico Game & Fish division said they’ve seen an increase in people wanting