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Our Land: Record Low Snowpack In New Mexico

February 9, 2018 – This month on “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future,” we head to Sandia Peak—and learn what’s missing up there right now.
With Kerry Jones, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, we learn why this year’s record-low snowpack has such big implications for New Mexicans across the state.
A “water year” runs from October 1 through the end of September, and New Mexicans right now are standing at the driest start to any water year on record—that is, all the way back to the 1890s.

For more information:
National Weather Service – Albuquerque
NWS Twitter for Albuquerque
New Mexico NRCS Snow Survey Program

Pure Land: Annette McGivney

Pure Land

February 9, 2018 – In her new book, Pure Land, author Annette McGivney chronicles the decade she spent covering Japanese hiker Tomomi Hanamure’s 2006 murder. The 34-year-old was killed on her birthday near the picturesque waterfalls on the Havasupai Reservation in the Grand Canyon. A Native man, Randy Wescogame, was convicted of her murder.

McGivney followed the case as Southwest regional editor for Backpacker Magazine but couldn’t quite explain why she was unable to let go of the histories that brought Hanamure and Wescogame together. Then, as the Flagstaff-based author and journalist was midway through researching the book, her own past came roaring back into her life and refused to be ignored.


Backpacker: Freefall: Murder in the Grand Canyon
Santa Fe Reporter: 3 Questions
I Am Pure Land