A massive wastewater spill from an old gold mine in southwestern Colorado prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they warn after such accidents.
The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.
Townspeople watching millions of gallons of orange-colored mine waste flow through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about possible long-term threats to their water supply.
The latest in the mine spill into the Animas River:
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law a measure to create a 500-mile, statewide recreation trail stretching from Colorado to Texas.
Amtrak will stick with its existing New Mexico route of the Southwest Chief passenger train, according to the company.
Experts from across the West are gathering in New Mexico to discuss the effects of drought on recreation and tourism.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will visit at least 19 states during the final five days before the midterm elections, according to a schedule released on Wednesday.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to Colorado for fundraising and a political meeting.
The Republican Party is expanding its Hispanic outreach in the Southwest, hoping to capitalize on the popularity of its two Hispanic governors in the region and win back a part of the country that has been trending Democratic.