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Patrick Lohmann

Patrick Lohmann

Patrick Lohmann has been a reporter since 2007, when he wrote stories for $15 apiece at a now-defunct tabloid in Gallup, his hometown. Since then, he's worked at UNM's Daily Lobo, the Albuquerque Journal and the Syracuse Post-Standard. Along the way, he's won several state and national awards for his reporting, including for an exposé on a cult-like Alcoholics Anonymous group and a feature on an Upstate New York militia member who died of COVID-19. He's thrilled to be back home in New Mexico, where he works to tell stories that resonate and make an impact.

Learning from NM mistakes, Forest Service to better heed drought factor before burns

By: - September 19, 2022

The United States Forest Service announced big changes to the way it will authorize prescribed burns in light of mistakes the agency made in igniting what became the biggest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history. The agency released a 107-page review of its prescribed burn practices last week. It came after a 90-day pause on […]

Nuclear waste site could be open ‘forever’ despite 2024 closure date, advocate warns

By: - September 15, 2022

Shipments of nuclear waste to the nation’s only deep geological repository for the hazardous material show no signs of slowing in the coming years, despite the current permit calling for the plant to begin closing in 2024. The future of shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant east of Carlsbad was the subject of debate […]

Live round suspected in shooting on set of movie, ‘Rust’

By: - October 27, 2021

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Juan Rios confirmed with Source New Mexico in a phone call after the news conference Wednesday that investigators suspect it was a real metal bullet that killed Halyna Hutchins, 42, last week on the set of “Rust.” Sheriff Adan Mendoza said there was “complacency” on the set of the […]

‘Rust’ cast member: Production was rushed, crew overworked before fatal shooting

By: - October 27, 2021

Ian Hudson stared down four pistols and a shotgun Oct. 3, bracing for his on-camera death for the movie “Rust,” filmed southwest of Santa Fe. Hudson raised his pistol, inviting a hail of fake gunfire — at least 22 blanks fired by actors about 20 feet away out of antique, fully-functioning firearms, he said.  The […]