As Colorado River Basin states confront water shortages, it’s time to focus on reducing demand

BY: - September 6, 2021

The U.S. government announced its first-ever water shortage declaration for the Colorado River on Aug. 16,  triggering future cuts in the amount of water states will be allowed to draw from the river. The Tier 1 shortage declaration followed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s forecast that the water in Lake Mead – the largest reservoir […]

Black Lives Still Matter

BY: - September 3, 2021

Every time a Black person is murdered, I am keenly aware that it could have been me, my son or any of my family members.   On Aug. 30, 2019, Elijah Jovan McClain’s life was cut short at the young age of 23 after an encounter with the Aurora Police Department in Colorado. The Aurora Police […]

Vaccines for kids are coming but they can’t be rushed

BY: - September 2, 2021

For weeks, questions from concerned parents have poured in: Why isn’t the COVID-19 vaccine approved for children under age 12 yet? When will a vaccine for children be available? Can the vaccine be given off-label? These are all good questions, and the answers aren’t easy. After the SARS-CoV-2 virus was identified in late 2019, clinical […]

Human rights abuses at the border didn’t stop when Trump lost the presidency

BY: - August 31, 2021

The U.S. border has been closed to nearly all people seeking asylum for 18 months. And though outrage about conditions at the border was loud and fervent as the 2020 presidential election approached, it’s all but disappeared since then. Here’s how it happened: In March of 2020, as the pandemic intensified, the Department of Health […]

Welcome to Source New Mexico

BY: - August 31, 2021

During round one of the pandemic, I spent a lot of time with the river that runs through the middle of Albuquerque. In a mask, I ran along its trails, inhaling the spicy yerba mansa scent when the Bosque was thick with them. I brought burritos in a backpack to a sandy bank, met a […]

student with mask and backpack

Time to shut the schools back down

BY: - August 31, 2021

School is back in session, with a lot of our districts going back to in-person learning. This is a good move for children to foster their social interaction. But at the same time, the question of wearing masks has been a heavy topic of discussion. In public schools across New Mexico, masks are required for […]