From Toilet to Tap
Rio Rancho plans to pour effluent into the aquifer
Rio Rancho’s waste is being wasted. The same is true for most cities, which treat their sewage well enough to be used for gray water purposes but then send it downriver. Due to the plight of the desert and a rapidly growing population, Rio Rancho no longer wants to send off its sewage.
The Drugs Are Winning
We’re using more than ever
New Mexico is the longtime world heavyweight and still national champion in deaths by drug overdose. But lawmakers passed a landmark memorial that could put a dent in the yearly death toll.
Citizens Really United
Activists prompt New Mexico to take a stand
A megaphone made of cash. That’s what Stephen Colbert sought when he created his super PAC in a satirical dismantling of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.
Odds & Ends
Indigenous People's Day Celebration
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, Oct. 14, from 5pm until 7pm. This event is meant to explore efforts to reclaim traditional Columbus Day celebrations as Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations by providing a meaningful dialogue about the human species, responsibility and sovereignty. This event is co-sponsored by 516 ARTS and focuses on honoring traditional ecological knowledge. There are speakers from local pueblos—including Jemez Pueblo Cultural Leader Brophy Toledo—as well as a special dance performance by youth from Jemez Pueblo, culminating the celebration. All activities honor the Earth, its people and all life upon it. It's free and all ages may attend. For more information, please telephone 242-1445 or 248-6667.