New Mexico

Feature
December 14, 2009, 9am PST

Despite geologic barriers and in the face of scientific advice, huge infrastructure projects of the 20th century brought water to the arid Southwest and fueled the growth of a megaregion.

Nate Berg
October 7, 2009, 5am PDT
Every year, residents in Santa Fe, New Mexico send a huge human effigy into flames. Burning with it are physical representations of the bad memories and experiences of the past year.
Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2009, 7am PDT
The zoning code of Alamogordo, NM hasn't been revisited since April of 1950. Today, the zoning rewrite group is finally updating the code and making the switch to a form-based code in the process.
Alamogordo Daily News
July 21, 2009, 6am PDT
Small towns in New Mexico are increasingly being used as film locations. But for some locals, the invasion of Hollywood is not worth the economic benefits.
Los Angeles Times
July 13, 2009, 8am PDT
Officials in New Mexico, Colorado and Texas are pooling efforts to try to secure federal funding for a high speed rail link between their urban areas.
The Houston Chronicle
June 30, 2009, 8am PDT
Two new laws in Colorado make legal the formerly prohibited act of collecting rainwater. Other states aren't so lenient.
The New York Times
September 11, 2008, 10am PDT
Albuquerque's new "form-based codes" could offer city planners another model for denser, more pedestrian-friendly growth.
The New Mexico Independent
August 12, 2008, 10am PDT
This column from Neal Peirce looks at the new megapolitan stronghold of the Intermountain West.
Citiwire
February 22, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Restoration and preservation of historic sites along Route 66 are slow going in Albuquerque.</p>
The Albuquerque Tribune
February 15, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Criticism of New Mexico's commuter rail system heats up as officials claim Rail Runner starves other transportation projects of funding.</p>
Associated Press
January 15, 2008, 6am PST
<p>"Sky islands" are a globally unique convergence — the north-south overlap of two major cordilleras spanning the temperate and subtropical latitudes, covering some 40 distinct mountain ranges in the southwestern U.S. But they are at risk.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
December 10, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>The seven western states dependent on the Colorado River for their water are on the verge of coming to an agreement on a management plan to ensure a steady supply of water from the increasingly stressed source. But some say the plan won't do enough.</p>
The Arizona Republic
October 5, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A commuter rail project in Sante Fe is stressing New Mexico's state transportation budget, causing officials to announce delays on many road and highway projects. But many are upset that the rail plans will move ahead unhindered.</p>
The Albuquerque Tribune
September 18, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Rapid development is expected to bring the population of Albuquerque, New Mexico, over the 1 million mark within 15 years.</p>
The Albuquerque Tribune
April 17, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The Sante Fe River in New Mexico has been rated the most endangered river in the nation by the environmental group American Rivers.</p>
NPR
April 13, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>After a lull in ridership, more people are now riding metropolitan Albuquerque's commuter rail line, thanks to the opening of new stations. The rail line is less than one year old and now counts more than 2,000 riders per day.</p>
The Albuquerque Tribune
March 22, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>A recent article urges New Mexicans to support the idea of permanent housing linked to services as a solution to homelessness -- citing the cost savings and demonstrated success of such facilities.</p>
The Albuquerque Tribune
January 12, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>A local businesswoman is building her 8,000 square foot dream home, modeled after a European castle, in the midsts of the city's downtown.</p>
The Albuquerque Tribune
December 18, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>Plans for modern streetcars are becoming more popular across the U.S. as one component of a revitalization plan. Randal O'Toole argues that the connection between streetcars and economic development is a hoax.</p>
The Thoreau Institute
September 22, 2006, 8am PDT
During its short history, the University of New Mexico at Taos has developed a campus spirit that reflects and complements its surrounding community and environment.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments