September 2, 2016

Bernalillo County man is state's 3rd case of human plagueLas Cruces Sun News

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the third human plague case in the state this year. They say a 67-year-old Bernalillo County man was hospitalized but now is recovering at home. The illness likely was caused by a bite the man sustained from a wild prairie dog from Santa Fe County. -- 9/2/2016


Drones Will Have an Impact on Your City: Here’s What You Need to Know -- CitiesSpeak

Cities across America will need to decide how they want to manage widespread commercial drone use, how they want to adopt drone technology for themselves, and how best they can encourage innovation in this exciting and growing field while still ensuring public safety.

To read more about this issue, check out the National League of Cities' full report, Cities and Drones: What Cities Need to Know About Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or the shorter issue brief. -- August 2016


U.S. takes key step to implement sage grouse conservation plan -- Santa Fe New Mexican/Associated Press

Federal land managers issued guidelines Thursday for restricting energy development, livestock grazing and other activities on public land in the West to protect the greater sage grouse, part of a broad effort to save the bird without resorting to listing it as an endangered species.

The Bureau of Land Management guidelines tell field employees when and how to apply new rules under a sweeping conservation plan announced last year. -- 9/2/2016