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PHOTO: Skies over Carlsbad Caverns and other national parks around the nation should remain clear of aerial drones, now that the U.S. National Park Service has banned their use. Photo credit: Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.

CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK, N.M. – The U.S. National Park Service's ban on aerial drones being used inside national parks, primarily to capture photos and video, is now in full effect in New Mexico and nationwide. The Park Service initiated the drone ban in late June, but gave park super...Read More

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PHOTO: A program is expanding that helps rescue pets from domestic-violence situations in New Mexico, thanks to increased state funding. Photo credit: Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A program is expanding in New Mexico that rescues pets from domestic-violence situations while the human victims are being cared for. The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence operates the "Companion Animal Rescue Effort" (CARE) in partnership with Animal Protection of New...Read More

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PHOTO: State health officials are urging the public to avoid mosquitoes now that New Mexico has its first confirmed human infection of 2014 of the potentially deadly West Nile virus. Photo courtesy of

SANTA FE, N.M. - As August draws to a close health officials in New Mexico have confirmed the states first human case of 2014 of the potentially fatal West Nile virus. Dr. Paul Ettestad, public health veterinarian with the New Mexico Department of Health, says a 45-year-old woman from San Juan Count...Read More

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PHOTO: More than 500,000 acres of public land in New Mexico and other western states could receive federal protection as prime habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo, a bird being considered for endangered species protection. Photo credit: Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The federal government is moving to protect hundreds of thousands of acres of land in New Mexico and several other Western states where the yellow-billed cuckoos spend time. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate more than 500,000 acres as critical habitat ...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation outlines how climate change is connected to a proliferation of menacing outdoor pests, from poison ivy to ticks. Graphic credit: National Park Service.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Climate change is connected to all kinds of creepy-crawly critters, according to a new National Wildlife Federation report that details how climate change is affecting the outdoor experience in New Mexico and across the U.S. NWF senior scientist Doug Inkley emphasizes that ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Red Cross and United Blood Services of New Mexico remind residents they can help save neighbors' lives by donating blood this month. Summer is a critical time as blood supplies diminish across the U.S. Photo credit: U.S. State Department.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexicans are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves and give blood, particularly as blood supplies diminish during the summer months. Evelyn Bryant, regional donor recruitment manager with United Blood Services of New Mexico, says donations of blood drop during the summer...Read More

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PHOTO: New Mexico's arts and culture industry means billions of dollars and thousands of jobs for the state's economy, according to a recent study. Photo credit: Utah Courts.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A recent study by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs shows arts and culture means thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the state's economy. Dr. Shelle Sanchez, the department's director of strategic initiatives, conducted the study. Entitled, "Building on the Pas...Read More

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PHOTO: Tens of thousands of registered voters in New Mexico are being sent postcards by the secretary of state as the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, closes in. They are requesting address confirmation, and advocates for voters' rights say they shouldn't be ignored. Photo courtesy the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office.

SANTA FE, N.M. - With less than three months to go before the general election, New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran is sending postcards to 186,000 voters in what she calls an effort to ensure that the state's voter rolls are up to date. The postcards are intended to confirm the addresses of...Read More

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