New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 111 Southwest Deserts And Lowlands/las Cruces Blm/glz- New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 112 South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley/blm/glz-Texas Fire Weather Zone 056 Hudspeth County-
1209 PM MST Fri Feb 9 2018
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MST SATURDAY FOR
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND HIGH WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
056, 111, AND 112...
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 6 PM
* AFFECTED AREA...Most of fire weather zone 111, portions of
fire weather zone 112 and Hudspeth County.
* WIND...20-foot winds from the west and west-southwest between
15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidities between 10 to15
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.
[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-part series of articles on the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity meeting held Feb. 6, 2018 at the Grant County Administration Center.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity Chairwoman Darr Shannon, when the agenda was being approved asked that the presentation by Norm Gaume, retired engineer and former Interstate Stream Commission director, be moved to before public comment. A motion was made and approved to do so.
Gaume said he would discuss two items. The first was the application of basic arithmetic to the facts. Second, he would present a model to estimate the amount of usable water out of a proposed reservoir.
By Roger Lanse
According to a Silver City Police Department statement of probable cause, at approximately 2:09 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, a patrolling officer observed an open door at a residence at 204 1/2 W. 12th Street. The officer also noticed a broken window adjacent to the open front door. Looking inside the unoccupied residence, the officer saw a person covered with sheets in a bed in the living room.
The person was identified as Casey Munoz, 26, homeless, of Silver City. Munoz stated he did not live at the residence. He then was placed in investigative detention and in the back of the officer's patrol unit and transported to the Grant County Detention Center. Munoz was charged with breaking and entering.
Munoz remains in the GCDC under a $7,500 cash or surety bond, according to GCDC staff.
Hidalgo County, NM - On February 7, 2018 at about 1:00 a.m. New Mexico State Police investigated a crash where a pedestrian walking across I-10 was struck by a semi-truck. The incident occurred on I-10 at about mile post 34 east of Lordsburg, NM.
The initial investigation determined that a pedestrian was walking south across the lanes of travel of east bound I-10. The pedestrian was struck by an east bound semi-truck. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Office of the Medical Examiner is working to identify the pedestrian. The driver of the semi-truck was not charged with any crime.
The incident is currently under investigation by New Mexico State Police with no additional information available at this time.
Trailers in English and Spanish below
A screenshot of the Little Vampire:
By Mary Alice Murphy
"The Little Vampire" movie is based on a children's book with the same title, written by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, a resident of Silver City.
She has written many books using the title character. They have been translated into languages all over the world, including English from Sommer-Bodenburg's native German, and less well-known languages, such as Bahasa Indonesia and Turkish.
Chief Reynolds Encourages Neighborhood Watch Programs to Reduce Vehicle Thefts and Burglaries
Silver City, NM - Crime in Silver City dropped in 2017 across nearly all categories, compared to 2016, according to a recent report by Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds. The greatest drops in crime were noted in damage to a vehicle, which decreased nearly 35 percent and criminal damage to property, which dropped 21 percent. Larcenies are down 30 percent, and burglaries dropped 13 percent.
Both calls for service and self-initiated activity by police officers dropped 10 percent in 2017, for a total of 12,571 and 24,278, respectively. Citations issued were down 27 percent, total arrests dropped nearly 14 percent and motor vehicle collisions decreased nearly 16 percent. Crime was up in just two categories: robberies, which increased to 5 from 2, and motor vehicle thefts which jumped to 34 in 2017, up from 19.
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