River front property owners from around the state showed up to a New Mexico Game Commission meeting last month to voice concerns over security, trash, and liability—they say fishermen are using their private land to access waterways.
By Adrian Hedden | Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD, N.M. – The extraction of oil and natural gas through hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – from the plains of southeast New Mexico and West Texas takes water. A lot of water. It also produces a lot of waste water. This waste water, called produced water in the […]
By April Reese | Searchlight New Mexico GILA NATIONAL FOREST — In the shadow of a cliff, 15-year-old Nathan spools an arc of fishing line into the Gila River and waits. Tall and watchful, the teen has been quiet for most of the day during this outing, organized by Families and Youth Incorporated (FYI), a […]
By Lauren Villagran / Searchlight New Mexico / ANIMAS VALLEY — Riding his horse through cattle pasture of brush and brittle mesquite, Randy Walter spotted a steaming, 10-foot geyser spewing from a well that had been capped and padlocked for 12 years. It was March 2016, and Walter had ranched the dry terrain of New […]
By Anthony Jackson / NM News Port / Hillsboro, New Mexico has been known as a mining town since the late 1800’s. But, as time changes, so too have the sentiments of some of the town’s residents. Rancher Bob Cunningham is a co-owner of the Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch. His family bought the land in 1906. […]