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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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PHOTO: New Mexico is the scene of the latest public-lands dispute after the Otero County Commission ordered the local sheriff to open gates inside Lincoln National Forest to allow cattle to drink from a spring. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

SANTA FE, N.M. – A U.S. attorney is involved in a public lands dispute in Southern New Mexico after the Otero County Commission ordered the local sheriff to open a fence in Lincoln National Forest to allow cattle to water. Ranchers are claiming the U.S. Forest Service has restricted access t

PHOTO: New Mexico State Rep. Nathan Cote wants the federal government to create more balance between energy development and conservation on America's public lands. Photo courtesy U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

SANTA FE, N.M. – A New Mexico state lawmaker is among those in seven Western states calling on the federal government to create more balance between energy development and conservation on public lands. Rep. Nate Cote is among 75 county and state officials from the West who recently signed a

PHOTO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is granting protection for the habitat of the endangered jaguar in New Mexico and Arizona. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A huge amount of land in Southern New Mexico and Arizona, once home to the endangered jaguar, now has critical habitat status. Michael Robinson, conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity, says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service action is linked to a laws

PHOTO: Extremely dry conditions and strong winds are being blamed for starting New Mexico's fire season about two months earlier than normal. Photo courtesy of NASA.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It appears that New Mexico may be in for a long and eventful fire season following a very early start. Arlene Perea, the fire information officer with the Albuquerque Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, says fire season doesn't usually start until late April or May. B

PHOTO: A new poll shows a strong link between New Mexico voters and political candidate positions on public lands. Photo courtesy U.S. Nat'l. Park Service.

SANTA FE, N.M. – A new poll links support from New Mexico voters to a candidate's position on conservation issues in the Land of Enchantment. The annual Conservation in the West poll shows voters in New Mexico and five other Western states are far more likely to support candidates who are in

PHOTO: In a unique exchange, New Mexico is sending some pronghorn to Arizona for some of the Grand Canyon State's Gould's turkeys. Photo credit: New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico and Arizona are neighbors and sometimes, the neighborly thing to do is to share or trade resources – even if those resources are critters, such as turkeys and pronghorns. Rachel Shockley, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, says h

PHOTO: New Mexico's historic Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area is being considered for National Monument designation. Photo courtesy of NASA.

LAS CRUCEZ, N.M. – New Mexico's historic Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area is being considered for National Monument designation. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico have introduced legislation that would create the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Nora

PHOTO: New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September's devastating floods that led to President Obama granting the state a Disaster Declaration. Image courtesy of the American Friends Service Committee.
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September's devastating floods that led to President Barack Obama granting the state a Disaster Declaration. Don Bustos, co-director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) of New Mexico, which works with farmers on

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