New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, seen here speaking Monday, has apologized for her handling of complaints against her hotel room after a staff holiday party in Santa Fe. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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Residents who used to have to describe where their house was are now getting official home addresses. Carrie Jung/KJZZ hide caption

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Nicholas Herrera sits in his studio, surrounded by his carvings. (Photos are courtesy of David Michael Kennedy, another El Rito artist, who was featured on NPR in 2011.) Courtesy of David Michael Kennedy hide caption

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Salt appears in white clumps in a newly sprouted chile field in Garfield, N.M. Mónica Ortiz Uribe/KJZZ hide caption

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Thanks to unusually heavy monsoon rains, mesa land east of Ghost Ranch in New Mexico has erupted into vibrant green life — an unusual sight in this region. courtesy Harvey Day hide caption

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A worker drives an electric cart past air monitoring equipment inside a storage room of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M., shown in this undated photo. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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