Curanderismo Gaining Steam?

Everyday items can be folk medicine.

By Rayes Gallegos / New Mexico News Port Body on fire, lungs lathered in a light complected forest green mucus and the fatigue of a sprinter completing a marathon. Tightly compressed into the covers of my grandmother’s bed I was dealing with a cold. Soup and liquids kept me replenished but the smell of vinegar… Continue reading Curanderismo Gaining Steam?

Troubled waters

Produced water storage pond south of Malaga. This water has been treated to remove much of the toxic residue from fracking and is stored alongside a freshwater pond for mixing and or re-use in fracking operations. Photo by Don J. Usner / Searchlight New Mexico

By Lindsay Fendtand Annabella Farmer / Searchlight New Mexico ROSWELL, N.M — Water is the lifeblood of the economy in southeastern New Mexico. It sustains alfalfa fields in Clovis, keeps cows alive on Roswell’s dairy farms and allows for fracking in Carlsbad and Hobbs. Here, the place where water is pumped or diverted is determined… Continue reading Troubled waters

When the well runs dry

Water storage tanks stand on a hill overlooking Magdalena. The tanks and associated water lines are part of a massive water infrastructure improvement project begun eight years ago when, without warning, the town’s only functional well went dry.

Nobody knows how much water New Mexico has. Finding out is the best way to ensure survival against drought and climate change.

Lindsay Fendt and Annabella Farmer / Searchlight New Mexico

Shifting politics expected to affect NM oil and gas sector

By Spencer Butler / NM News Port With the 2020 general election finally over, reality is setting in that a new Biden administration will take power on Jan. 21, 2021. And with it comes the promise of a renewed fight over environmental protections that were weakened under the Trump administration. This will affect New Mexicans,… Continue reading Shifting politics expected to affect NM oil and gas sector

New Mexico’s candidates for U.S. Congress on energy

By Bodie “Bo” Russell / NM News Port Fossil fuel versus renewable energy is a topic of debate this election cycle as climate change looms large. House and Senate candidates hoping to represent New Mexico aim to protect local jobs, state funding and the environment.  Both presidential candidates have said they will not ban fracking.… Continue reading New Mexico’s candidates for U.S. Congress on energy