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PNS Daily Newscast - May 23, 2019 


Unsealed warrants show more than 1,000 phone and text contacts between Michael Cohen and a Russian business post-Election Day. Also on our Thursday rundown: More teachers moonlight due to low wages. Plus, get ready for Great Lakes Restoration phase three.

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Public News Service - NM: Public Lands/Wilderness

Socorro, NM – The annual "Festival of the Cranes" is underway at the Bosque near Socorro this week, but plans to drill in the birds' Alaskan nesting grounds have conservationists worried that the festival's main attraction could be in jeopardy. Steve Zack with the Wildlife Conservation Society

Las Vegas, NM – It's 'been-oh-so' perfect for so long, and it should stay that way. That's the aim of a bill in Congress to protect the Sabinoso Wilderness, northeast of Las Vegas. The U.S. House Public Lands Subcommittee considers a plan to designate 20,000 additional acres of the area as fed

Albuquerque, NM – Gold and uranium may no longer be "free for the taking" on public lands in New Mexico and elsewhere in the West. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill reforming a 135-year old mining law, which includes a new funding source to clean up abandoned mine sites. Jere

Albuquerque, NM – While the University of New Mexico Lobos are getting ready to battle the Aztecs in San Diego this weekend, UNM students and others here at home are helping New Mexico's wild mascot in its battle for survival. Governor Richardson has declared this the state's first "Wolf Aware

Albuquerque, NM – Shopping by catalog enhances the choices available to consumers, especially those living in New Mexico's rural communities. Now a new, no-cost website will let shoppers choose which catalogs they want, or don't want, clogging up their mailboxes. David Mizejewski is perhaps be

Washington, D.C. – Two unrelated reports released Thursday have calculated the economic value of public lands in New Mexico and find that leaving wilderness intact provides long-term economic benefits, when compared to extracting resources through logging, mining or drilling. The findings coun

Roswell, NM – New Mexicans are heading into the great outdoors this week to help protect the state's natural treasures. Saturday is National Public Lands Day, a day to clean up and improve public lands, parks, and wilderness. Bill Murry with the BLM's Roswell Field Office is helping to organiz

Washington, DC – An updated analysis from The Wilderness Society indicates more than 10,000 new oil and gas wells may be drilled in New Mexico over the next two decades. The news has ranchers and conservationists worried about possible damage to livestock, as well as soil and water quality. Tw

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