In hot water: The dangerous side of a renewable energy project

From the outset, local residents had questioned Cyrq’s assertion that it could pump geothermal water from thousands of feet down and reinject it at similar depths without tainting the shallow, freshwater aquifer. Like many places in New Mexico, the health of the local farm and ranch economy is rooted to the water. So are the lives of the scattered people who live in the Animas Basin.

Answering the call

Lonnie Briseño is a deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces and organizer of Project Oak Tree, a three-year-old effort that unites faith-based organizations to aid migrants in southern New Mexico.

Opportunity costs

UNM and Presbyterian Hospital are discussing a joint venture – a single children’s hospital, unified under common governance or housed under one roof. Healthcare professionals argue this would make good medical sense. But what about financial sense?

Fever pitch

Bitter competition between Presbyterian and UNM has meant kids who need specialized care are getting sent out of state — instead of to the competitor. Now the hospitals are finally talking about a partnership.