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Commercial Motor Vehicle fatality/ State Road 9

On Monday June 12, 2017 around 4:43 p.m. New Mexico State Police officers responded to SR 9 mile post 130 for a vehicle crash.

Upon arrival officers learned that a Commercial Motor Vehicle(CMV) traveling in the opposite direction had a tie down restraint disengage from the load it was carrying and go into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.-- Continue reading

New Mexico Wildfire Update for 6.19.17. at 10:40 AM


New Mexico Wildfire Update for 6.19.17. at 10:40 AM

Firefighters made good progress on the Encino Fire overnight Northwest of Rio Rancho. The fire is 60% contained. After more-- Continue reading

Round Fire ā€“ June 19, 2017 @ 0900

Location: Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District

Start Date: June 6, 2017

Size: 6,062 acres

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component

Resources: Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 85.

Containment: 0% (managed for multiple resource objectives)-- Continue reading

Air Quality reports for east and west of Continental Divide in Gila National Forest

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Monument Fire in Lincoln National Forest 061917

Monument Fire

Approximate Location

32.693 latitude, -105.663 longitude

Incident Overview

The Monument Fire on the Sacramento Ranger District was detected on June 2nd at 5:41 pm. The fire is located about 8 miles southwest of Weed, NM, and 4 miles northeast of Timberon, NM, along the ridge of the Sacramento Mountains, elevation 8,521 ft. The fire is in a remote location with limited access.-- Continue reading

Gila National Forest Plan revision meeting 061417

By Mary Alice Murphy

Heather Bergman served as facilitator for the Gila National Forest Plan revision meeting, which would involve participants going to three stations to make their comments.

Adam Mendonca, Gila National Forest supervisor, welcomed everyone. "We appreciate your coming out to help us in the process. Stay engaged, because we have a couple of years left."

Grant County Commissioner Alicia Edwards said she had attended the technical meeting earlier and "had so much fun. I heard a lot of feedback. It's really important that this is a long process, because it is critically important for our forest. I invite everyone to be as honest and up front as possible. I have the feeling the Forest Service is going to evaluate all input."

Matt Schultz, GNF planner, gave an overview of "where we are in the forest plan revision. The plan dates from 1986, so it's overdue. This plan will last us for 15 years or more. It's a great opportunity for your ideas to shape forest management."-- Continue reading

Encino Fire, Sandoval County 061817

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Incident Name: Encino Fire

Start Date & Time: 06/18/17, approximately 1:00pm

Start Location: Sandoval Co-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission hears county and elected officials' reports June 13 and 15, 2017, part 5

[Editor's Note: This is part 5 and the final one of a multi-part article series on the Grant County Commission work and regular sessions on June 13, 3017 and June 15, 2017.]

At the work session on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, department heads gave their reports to the Grant County Commission.

The first to speak was Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo. "We have three vacancies." He said the average daily population is 93 inmates, an increase over the prior month. The high male population is 83 and the high female population is 21. "We had 98 in the facility on June 8. We've been running at capacity. I thank the officers for their work."

Road Superintendent Earl Moore said the final inspection had been completed on North Hurley Road, with a small punch list to address.-- Continue reading

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