Public Safety

Corrections Department Secretary Marcantel To Retire

NMCD Secretary Gregg Marcantel


SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel will retire effective Oct. 31. Secretary Marcantel has served as Cabinet Secretary since 2011, spearheading a mission to reduce recidivism in the prison system.

“Secretary Marcantel is a man of integrity who has worked tirelessly to keep New Mexicans safe,” Martinez said. “Under his leadership, we’ve taken a tough, but smart, approach to crime. Gregg is a good friend of mine, and I’m proud of all the work he accomplished at his department.”

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NPS: Prescribed Burns Begin Next Week

NPS News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS  Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate prescribed burn projects beginning early next week, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions.
The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 1,200-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of N.M. 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed in phases over a total of 3-8 nonconsecutive days. Brief traffic delays may occur during this time, but are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the

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FBI: Three Arrested In Red River Bank Robbery

FBI News:
Three people have been arrested by the FBI in connection with the Oct. 6 robbery of Peoples Bank in Red River.
Troy Montoya, 23, of Espanola; Jennifer Marissa Miera, 22, of El Rito and Shawn Michael Goodrum, Jr., 19, of Questa are scheduled to appear Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.
The Red River Marshals Office and Taos County Sheriff’s Office arrested Montoya and Miera Monday and turned them over Tuesday to the FBI.
The public is reminded that all defendants are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Scenes From Three Car-Collision On Trinity

Police cited the driver of this GM Emulsion LLC truck from Santa Fe for following too close after it ran into the back of a car and pushed it into the back of another car around 5 p.m. Thursday on Trinity Drive. Police had to tow the damaged truck to an adjacent parking lot. Los Alamos firefighters arrived on the scene to check out those involved for possible injuries and also doused an area of oil spilled on the roadway with a foamy solution. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Evening commuter traffic slows at the site of a three-vehicle accident Thursday on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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No More Ignitions Planned Today On Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn

SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Based on smoke impacts to the City of Santa Fe and data on air quality, the Santa Fe National Forest decided today to conclude the prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed. 
Fire crews used hand and aerial ignitions on Wednesday and Tuesday to burn approximately 1,785 acres of the 2,435-acre planning area. Forecasted afternoon and evening winds did not materialize as expected, and an inversion kept smoke over the city. Air quality monitors on Upper Canyon Road and at the state’s Harold L. Runnels

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