Join the NMiF Newsletter
This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Matt Grubs talks with Christina Campos and Brian Moore, who co-chair the governor's new Economic Recovery Council. The group has been tasked with setting up guidelines, suggestions and best practices for reopening the state's businesses and economy. Correspondent Laura Paskus looks at ways New Mexico carries on the tradition of honoring San Ysidro, patron saint of acequias, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of next week’s primary elections, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with Gabe Sanchez, a professor in UNM’s Political Science Department, and Heather Ferguson of Common Cause New Mexico. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the state’s reaction to the governor’s public health order updates, including how New Mexicans navigated the health policies over the Memorial Day weekend. The Line also looks at key contested legislative races in light of next week primary elections.
In depth coverage of the people, places and issues important to all New Mexicans
Educate your inbox
Stay up to date with everything happening in New Mexico.
Rio Grande Spring Flow and Climate Change
On this month’s episode of Our Land, we look back to 2018, when the Rio Grande dried in April after a warm, dry winter. At the time, correspondent Laura Paskus spoke with scientists whose research showed how climate change is already affecting the amount of streamflow in the Rio Grande that comes from snowmelt, especially in the spring. The river’s flow in 2020 is bearing out that grim prediction just two years later, and the segment begins with an update from Laura.
Opinion roundtable discussions of essential local topics
Timely interviews that add insight and context to the news of the day
Ahead of next week’s primary elections, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with Gabe Sanchez, a professor in UNM’s Political Science Department, and Heather Ferguson of Common Cause New Mexico. The state has set a record for absentee votes in a primary election. Still, there are 167 fewer polling sites on Election Day and concerns about access to the polls amid the pandemic.