Alice Fordham

Alice Fordham appears in the following:

Fire victims sue U.S. Forest Service 2 years after huge New Mexico fire

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Two years after the U.S. Forest Service accidentally ignited the biggest fire in New Mexico history nearly 2,500 victims are suing over slow aid payments.


This year saw more prescribed fires than ever before

Friday, November 24, 2023

A top strategy for preventing catastrophic wildfires is periodically burning forests under controlled conditions. The U.S. Forest Service conducted more "prescribed" fires than ever this year.


Fossil footprints in New Mexico suggest humans have been here longer than we thought

Saturday, October 07, 2023

A new study of fossil footprints in White Sands National Park bolsters the argument that humans may have lived in North America longer than thought.


White Sands fossil footprints challenge notions about human history

Thursday, October 05, 2023

How long have humans lived in North America? For decades, the commonest answer has been perhaps 14,000 years — but new findings add weight to arguments for a longer human history in the Americas.


Not all tribes agree with drilling ban around New Mexico's Chaco Canyon

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Native American communities in the Southwest are divided over new federal protections for land some tribes consider sacred.


Fake 'sober homes' targeting Native Americans scam millions from taxpayers

Saturday, September 02, 2023

An investigation revealed that dozens of rehab facilities were scamming the state for Medicaid dollars. Native leaders have a plan. (This story first aired on Morning Edition on August 31, 2023.)


Fake 'sober homes' targeting Native Americans scam millions from taxpayers

Thursday, August 31, 2023

The scale of a scam to recruit Native Americans into fake treatment for substance in Phoenix and bill the government fraudulently is now emerging. It's huge.


A year after New Mexico's biggest wildfire, victims have yet to see billions in aid

Monday, April 17, 2023

Congress set aside $2.5 billion for victims of New Mexico's biggest wildfire, started by accident by the U.S. Forest Service. A year after the fire, distributing that money is still in the works.


Only New Mexico lawmakers don't get paid for their time. That might change this year

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Most states pay or offer some financial compensation to state lawmakers for their work. Not New Mexico. That can be a barrier for many people trying to enter politics. A new bill could change that.


A bill in New Mexico proposes paying its state lawmakers

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Most states pay or offer some financial compensation to state legislators. Not New Mexico, and that can be a barrier to people who aren't wealthy entering politics. A new bill would change that.


A Texas group that wants to ban abortion nationwide is targeting New Mexico

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

A nationwide movement to enact local ordinances against abortion drugs has New Mexico's attorney general taking action. A fight in the courts may be just what abortion opponents want.


A losing GOP candidate in N.M. is charged with shootings at homes of Democrats

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Political leaders in New Mexico call for accountability after a convicted felon and failed GOP legislative candidate was arrested for conspiring to shoot up homes and offices of elected Democrats.


New Mexico police arrested a failed legislature candidate in relation to shootings

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

New Mexico's legislative session begins after Monday, when police arrested a failed GOP legislative candidate for conspiring to shoot up the homes and offices of several Democratic leaders.


Transitioning away from coal leaves Navajo communities struggling

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Despite years of warnings about coal mines and power plants shutting down on the Navajo Reservation, promised funding to help an economic transition has failed to materialize.


New Mexico's wildfire victims are still struggling

Sunday, December 18, 2022

After prescribed burns went awry in New Mexico, wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes and endangered water supplies. Billions of dollars in federal aid haven't reached victims yet.


Election clerks in New Mexico are feeling besieged by false claims and criticism

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Some election clerks in New Mexico are feeling besieged by false claims and critical members of the public.


New Mexicans are applying for special federal fire recovery funds

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

New Mexicans are learning how to apply for $2.5 billion in special federal fire recovery funds after escaped U.S. Forest controlled burns caused the largest fire in state history this summer.


Artists at 100-year-old Santa Fe Indian Market say it's now a place of innovation

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Santa Fe Indian Market marked its 100th anniversary. It began as a way of preserving what white curators thought of as traditional, but artists say the market today is a place of innovation.


N.M. community is stunned after Muslim man is suspected of killing Muslim men

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Police in Albuquerque plan more charges against the man arrested in connection with the killing of four Muslim men. Investigators say the suspect prayed at the same mosque as the victims.


A town is running out of drinking water after wildfire contaminates supply

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

A town spared by New Mexico's biggest wildfire could run out of water in a few weeks because the fire contaminated its supply. The race is on for an expensive fix.