Public Safety

Global Synthesis Of Large Wildland Fires Shows Ecological Benefit

Natural fire mosaic, southwest Oregon, 10 years post-fire. Courtesy/Geos Institute
ASHLAND, Ore.  Twenty-five leading fire scientists from around the world released a new synthesis “The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires: Nature’s Phoenix” published by Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. 
For the first time extensive documentation from around the world reveals that forests and other plant communities need a variety of

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Governor Announces KAFB Jet Fuel Spill Treatment

Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE — Wednesday July 1, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that the U.S. Air Force is now pumping and treating water from a jet fuel leak first detected at Kirtland Air Force Base in 1999.
While previous administrations failed to hold the Air Force accountable, Gov. Martinez’s administration has worked closely with the Air Force to facilitate the clean-up.
“Protecting our precious water supply is non-negotiable,” Martinez said. “We have taken the necessary steps to begin addressing the Kirtland fuel

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NMED Terminates Compliance Order For Chupadero

NMED News:
SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announces it is terminating the Administrative Order issued to Chupadero Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) for violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Chupadero MDWCA is a Community Public Water System in Santa Fe County serving a population of 160 residents.
The NMED Drinking Water Bureau issued Administrative Order No. 2014-ACO-06, to Chupadero MDWCA May 2, 2014 due to failure to submit a corrective action plan within 30 days of receiving notice

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NWS Predicts Continued Thunderstorms

As the sun rises over White Rock this morning, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque predicts today’s high near 81 with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. The NWS predicts tonight’s low around 52 with continued thunderstorms likely, and some of those storms may produce heavy rain. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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Los Alamos Cops Win Tight Game Against Firefighters

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes hands the traveling trophy over to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone following Saturday’s annual 4th of July softball game at Overlook Park. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAFD Fire Chief Troy Hughes proves he still has what it takes. Photo by Kateri Morris

Family and friends show support during Saturday’s annual July 4 LAPD vs LAFD softball game at Overlook Park. Photo by Kateri Morris


Staff Report

Members of the Los Alamos Polcie Drpartment and the Los Alamos Fire Department met for their annual 4th of July softball game Saturday morning at Overlook

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