Public Safety

Amateur Radio Operators ‘Field Day’ June 27-28


This weekend beginning at noon Saturday and running to noon Sunday, Amateur Radio Operators worldwide will be performing “Field Day”. This is equivalent to a public safety exercise.

The purpose of this field day is to test equipment and operational status of the Amateur Radio operators. This is normally conducted on HF frequencies without the use of repeaters. An operator may choose: Voice operations, Digital Data operations or morse code operations. The goal is multi fold: contact as many other operators in the 24 hour period and see what distance you can achieve.

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Udall, Lujan Grisham To Highlight Burn Pit Registry


ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham will speak at an event hosted by SMSgt Jessey Baca and his wife, Maria, to recognize the establishment of the federal burn pit registry. 

The event is 3 p.m., Tuesday at Real Time Solutions, 2nd Floor, 301 Central Ave NW in Albuquerque.

The burn pit registry is the first step toward providing medical care and research for service members and veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes from open air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event will also welcome the passage of a bill in the New Mexico

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Firing Operations Underway On Commissary Fire

SFNF News:
Fire managers on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are taking advantage of favorable conditions over the next few days to continue to manage the fire for resource objectives.
Crews are conducting firing operations with hand ignitions on approximately 100 acres to solidify the western boundary of the 3,600-acre planned area. This tactic allows fire managers to determine how and where the fire moves across the landscape. 
Ventilation conditions are good, sending smoke higher into the atmosphere and

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Letter To The Editor: Hold Judiciary Accountable

By Rep. Paul Pacheco 
Since the tragic death of Rio Rancho Police officer Gregg Benner, we’ve heard a lot about judicial accountability, oversight and transparency, all of which are woefully lacking when it comes to keeping violent repeat offenders off our streets.
Not long after our community was struck with the news of this travesty, we discovered that the career criminal accused in this crime was facing three indictments but instead was given early release from a possible 13-year prison sentence.
The deal that allowed Andrew Romero free represents

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Searchers Recover Body Of Missing Hiker Walter Scheib

Walter Scheib

NMSP News:

TAOSSearch and Rescue workers located the body of Walter Scheib Sunday evening in the expanded search area where he went hiking June 13 near Taos.

Scheib was the White House executive chef from 1994 until 2005 and had recently moved to the area. His body was discovered approximately 1.7 miles from the base of the Yerba Canyona Trail.

The New Mexico State Police coordinated a search and rescue mission that involved numerous agencies and resources after a family member reported him missing June 16 to the Taos Police Department.

Scheib’s vehicle was discovered June 16 in

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