Carrie began reporting from New Mexico in 2011, following environmental news, education and Native American issues. She’s worked with NPR’s Morning Edition, PRI’s The World, National Native News, and The Takeaway.
Carrie graduated with a masters degree from Clemson University in 2009.
The college credit exams were moved online in response to the pandemic. But many students don't have Internet access at home. Up until Friday, one senior planned to take her tests in a parking lot.
Most standardized tests, like the SAT and ACT, are on hold this spring. But Advanced Placement exams are going forward with a new online format.
In New Mexico, the cremated remains of the state's deceased indigents often enter a state of limbo. Many spend years on county storage shelves. But country officials are now trying to give these remains a grave, a headstone and a public memorial service.
As the fresh snow falls in New Mexico's ski resorts and mild temperatures welcome visitors into the region, new ski enthusiasts are making their way to the mountain tops. Some ski resorts now offer lessons to people with disabilities, and owners say not only is it a great equalizer, it's also increasing business.