The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a
* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
North central Grant County in south central New Mexico...
On July 10, 2017 around 5:41 p.m. the New Mexico State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash on I-10 east bound at mile post 6. The initial information indicated that Mr. Leroy Turner Jr. (64) of Houston, TX and his passenger Sharon Buckner(59) also of Texas were involved in a crash in the lane of travel, this collision involved Turner's vehicle and two others. Turner stepped out of his vehicle and upon doing so Mr. Turner and his vehicle were struck by a fourth vehicle which was a passing commercial motor vehicle.
By Mary Alice Murphy
"I think we can do better," Steve Pearce told New Mexico press representatives at a call on Monday afternoon. "In fact, we must do better."
He said he was one of six children raised on a small farm in the town of Nadine. "My mother worked in the fields when she could get work. When she became a teacher, she felt as if she had been freed."
"I'm the only one of the six who has stayed in New Mexico," Pearce said. "It's my home.
"I'm running for governor to change the direction of the state," he continued. "We are a multi-cultural state, with the most beautiful scenery anywhere. We have 400 years of the Indian tribes, the Hispanics and the Anglos working together. We can continue that and do better."
I-10 ROADWAY CLOSURE LORDSBURG
All lanes are open
Update: Westbound lanes are open, eastbound has passing lane (left) only open.
I-10 east and westbound lanes at mile post 20 are closed, all traffic is being diverted onto US 70 due to Hidalgo county experiencing high winds and blowing dust. Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 70 on both New Mexico and Arizona side.
By Roger Lanse
When Silver City police officers were dispatched to the Silver City impound lot at 1510 W. Market Street on Sunday, July 9, at about 4:38 a.m., they saw flames coming from the third and fourth bays on the west side of the lot. Officers immediately summoned the Silver City Fire Department, according to an incident report, but as all the gates to the lot were locked, firefighters cut the locks on the lot’s east and west sides to gain entry.
Inspecting the perimeter fencing, the report stated, officers determined the fencing had been cut in three different areas, twice on the east side and once on the west.
Location: 4 miles west of mile marker 37 on U.S. Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass, near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border. Legal description -- T9S, R21W, Section 30.
Start Date: July 10, 2017 Size: ~7-10 acres Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine transitioning into pinon juniper Containment: 0%
Summary: The Whiterocks Fire is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest. The fire is currently being monitored. The southwestern U.S. has entered monsoon season and there is some expectation of rain on the fire. Smoke is visible from U.S. Highway 180 in the area of Glenwood and Alma, NM.
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