The prospect of shale oil pockets in southeastern New Mexico has made the region an up-and-coming boom area, with barrels of oil suspected to be on par with production in Texas and North Dakota. But experts caution that the risk to water supplies in New Mexico is far greater there than anywhere else.
Utility rates were a hot topic at the recent Cathlamet Town Council meeting, which began with a workshop to discuss the town’s sewer system rates and finances.
The city of Española, New Mexico will receive a $649,000 grant to replace old infrastructure and improve the city’s water system.
Native Americans living on the reservation in Utah say they just want safe roads to reliably transport children to school and patients to the emergency room.
Rural roads across the nation are suffering from years of neglect and decreased maintenance funding, and in turn, this affects regional economies, a new report shows. California’s rural byways, moreover, rank among the worst.