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Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge gets federal support to expand

50 Views   Four National Wildlife Refuges across the country now have support from the federal government to expand, and Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, which spans across the Texas-New Mexico border, is one of them. That’s good news for the sandhill crane and lesser prairie-chicken.

This new proposal for Colorado River sharing prioritizes the environment

85 Views   A coalition of environmental groups is proposing a new set of rules for managing the Colorado River after 2026, when the current guidelines expire. Their proposal, which aims to weave environmental protections into river management policy, comes amid heated negotiations about how the shrinking river should be shared in the

Mother speaks out after her son was rescued on a hiking trail

99 Views   She hopes other hikers learn from this and carry essentials before hiking Albuquerque, NM РEarlier this week, three hikers were rescued off the Embudo trail in the Sandias. Kishada Burdex, a mother of one of the hikers, said her son was on a group trip with about

Taos Ski Valley explains avalanche safety precautions during winter weather

115 Views ¬†¬†TAOS COUNTY, N.M. ‚Äď When you combine snow accumulation with high winds, an avalanche could form. While Taos is not under an avalanche warning Sunday, it‚Äôs good to be prepared.¬†Taos Ski Valley officials explained they have a snow safety team that uses technology to help control snowpack, which

Five hikers stranded on La Luz Trail

122 Views ¬†¬†BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. ‚ÄĒ¬†Five hikers have called for rescue while working their way up La Luz Trail on Sandia Mountain. Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue says the men were visiting from out of state and started up the trail around 1:00 Tuesday afternoon. When they ran into heavy

Pajarito extends season through March 31

131 Views   This winter has been good for the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area in Los Alamos. The ski area has extended its season through March 31, when they were originally planning to close on March 24.