Our Land

February 21, 2020 – More than a third of New Mexico is public land meant for diverse users – whether hikers, hunters, horseback riders or mountain bikers. On this month’s episode of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus takes us to … Continue reading Our Land: Public Lands from Mountains to Monuments – New Mexico’s Public Lands

By Laura Paskus The presence of toxic “forever” chemicals in the City of Clovis’s water wells raises concerns about where the contamination is coming from—and what state regulators can do about it. In a letter customers received over the weekend, … Continue reading State Grapples with Nonexistent PFAS Limits as Utility Says Positive Tests Date to 2019

UPDATE: State Grapples With Nonexistent PFAS Limits As Utility Says Positive Tests Date To 2019 By Laura Paskus New tests by Clovis’ water utility show toxic chemicals associated with groundwater contamination from Cannon Air Force Base have been found in … Continue reading Clovis city water tests find toxic ‘forever chemicals’ linked to Cannon Air Force Base

January 10, 2020 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus sits down with John Fleck, co-author of the new book “Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River.” Along with Eric Kuhn, … Continue reading Our Land: Water Expert John Fleck and the Colorado River

December 13, 2019 – Along the U.S./Mexico border in southern New Mexico, there isn’t a river, or landforms, to divide the two countries. For decades, there have been barbed wire fences or vehicle barriers. Now there is construction along the … Continue reading Our Land: At the Border

November 29, 2019 – In a repeat of another “Our Land” favorite, correspondent Laura Paskus takes viewers along as she examines the effort to build a network of backyard wildlife sanctuaries across New Mexico’s urban landscape. The spaces can create … Continue reading Our Land Reprise: Backyard Wildlife Sanctuaries

November 29, 2019 – In a repeat of a favorite “Our Land” segment, correspondent Laura Paskus takes us to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for a look behind the scenes at how managers maintain this internationally renowned habitat. … Continue reading Our Land Reprise: Bosque del Apache

October 11, 2019 – New Mexico’s past, present and future are inextricably linked to the military. While the state’s three military bases, two national labs and other test sites provide a steady stream of federal dollars, they come at a … Continue reading Our Land: Kirtland Air Force Base Fuel Spill Update

September 13, 2019 – In this month’s episode of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus visits Cochiti and Abiquiu lakes, which were closed to swimming in August because of blooms of blue-green algae. Contact with the blooms, which are triggered by … Continue reading Our Land: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Blooms in New Mexico Lakes

August 9, 2019 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus travels to a remote part of the Gila National Forest for an in-depth report on the battle over the Gila River. Once again, a proposal for … Continue reading Our Land: Gila River