University of New Mexico: New Maxwell exhibitions examine work of two photographers

University of New Mexico: New Maxwell exhibitions examine work of two photographers. “During a recent exhibitions design class taught by professor Devorah Romanek, curator of exhibits at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at The University of New Mexico, the works of two photographers who chronicled life in New Mexico captured the interest of two graduate students. The class projects, online exhibitions by Katie Conley and Paloma Lopez, are now available on the Maxwell website. They highlight the work of American photographers John Collier Jr. and Charles Fletcher Lummis.”

State of New Mexico: Mining and Minerals Division launches Uranium Mines Dashboard

Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department of New Mexico: Mining and Minerals Division launches Uranium Mines Dashboard. This link goes to a PDF file. “The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) Mining and Minerals Division (MMD) announces the launch of the New Mexico Uranium Mines Dashboard, intended to provide the public with quick access to data on legacy uranium mines throughout the state. The dashboard compiles data from a variety of sources into one location, making it easier for the public to find information about legacy uranium mining in New Mexico. Built by MMD staff, the database includes mines that had verifiable uranium production, and that have been abandoned, may no longer be maintained, and are inactive.”

University of New Mexico: New online home for the New Mexico Historical Review

University of New Mexico: New online home for the New Mexico Historical Review. “The University Libraries Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications (DISC) has created a new online home for the New Mexico Historical Review. The journal is now open access for viewing previous issues from 1926 to 2013 in the UNM Digital Repository. The most recent six years will remain behind a moving paywall.”

Las Cruces Sun-News: State records grant expands historically rich film culture in southern New Mexico

Las Cruces Sun-News: State records grant expands historically rich film culture in southern New Mexico. “Weeks before his passing in February 2019, Julia Smith of NMSU filmed a series of interviews with [Orville] Wanzer, having learned of his archive at NMSU and seeing his works at the Institute of Historical Survey Foundation in Mesilla Park…. Over the last two years, Smith has been working to digitize and curate the Wanzer collections at these archives, especially his 16 and 35mm films housed at NMSU, and his photographic slides at IHSF.”

KRQE: State rolls out index map tracking pandemic impact on tourism

KRQE: State rolls out index map tracking pandemic impact on tourism. “The state has a new tool to track the pandemic’s economic impact on tourism. The Tourism Department is launching a new injury index heat map that examines data like lost revenue, the percentage of short-term rentals compared to hotels, and a counties’ reliance on visitor spending. Each county will receive a score based on those metrics. A high score indicates a county has s slower timelines for recovery.”

KTSM: New state website will allow New Mexicans to receive notice when they qualify for COVID-19 vaccine

KTSM: New state website will allow New Mexicans to receive notice when they qualify for COVID-19 vaccine. “New Mexicans can now register for COVID-19 vaccinations on a new state sign-up website. The New Mexico Department of Health announced the launch of the website on Wednesday, which will enable New Mexicans to receive notice when they qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Washington Post: New Mexico shut down nearly everything to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed by covid. It wasn’t enough.

Washington Post: New Mexico shut down nearly everything to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed by covid. It wasn’t enough.. “New Mexico has consistently won praise among public health experts for its aggressive approach to combating the virus. Lujan Grisham issued a stay-at-home order in March when there were fewer than 100 cases statewide, and she has gone as far as locking down entire cities to stem the spread. A study by Oxford University found that the state’s approach was among the most restrictive — and also the most successful, with New Mexico dodging the spring and summer surges that afflicted so many other states. But with pandemic fatigue growing and political resistance building — including from the White House — New Mexico has not escaped the outbreak raging nationwide this fall.”

New York Times: 1 America, 1 Pandemic, 2 Realities

New York Times: 1 America, 1 Pandemic, 2 Realities. “The pandemic and the nation’s disjointed response have taken the notion of two Americas to a new extreme. As known coronavirus cases in the United States have surpassed 12 million over the course of the pandemic, the daily routines of millions of Americans are now shaped by their ZIP codes and governors and beliefs about the virus: Do they wear masks? Go to school in person or online? Eat out? Get exposed to the virus?”

Carlsbad Current Argus: NMSU gets state funding to digitize and create maps of water rights

Carlsbad Current Argus: NMSU gets state funding to digitize and create maps of water rights. “Under New Mexico water law, all ground and surface waters belong to the public but they are subject to appropriation under the Water Resources Allocation Program. Under this program, the Office of the State Engineer is tasked with keeping track of these water rights. Thanks to a grant from the state engineer, New Mexico State University will be digitizing the state’s water rights database in map form by the new completion date, the end of the year, due to delays with COVID-19.”