Skip directly to content

Public Safety

Warmer Oceans Could Substantially Boost Destructive Power Of Future Superstorms

on January 25, 2016 - 7:12am
AGU News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hurricane Sandy became the second costliest hurricane to hit the United States when it blew ashore in October 2012, killing 159 people and inflicting $71 billion in damage.
Informally known as a “superstorm” after it made landfall, Sandy was so destructive largely because of its unusual size and track. After moving north from the tropical waters where it spawned, Sandy turned out to sea before hooking back west, growing in size and crashing head-on into the East Coast, gaining strength when it merged with an eastbound mid-latitude storm.
A new study, published by

Bandelier In Great Shape But Watch For Falling Trees

on January 24, 2016 - 9:42am
Trees in the Las Conchas Fire area are now breaking and falling, creating a hazard for hikers, skiers and snowshoers. Courtesy/NPS
For those who enjoy getting out into the winter woods, this year Bandelier National Monument has the whole range of conditions available.
The ski trails and trail up Cerro Grande are in good shape for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, while trails at lower elevations can provide opportunities for hikes through the snow.

Udall, Heinrich Call On Legislature To Put Constitutional Amendment On Ballot To Help NM Children

on January 24, 2016 - 8:03am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tuesday, the first day of the state legislative session, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrichsent a letter to the leaders of the New Mexico House and Senate, formally calling on them to work together to improve the well-being of New Mexico's children.
Specifically, Udall and Heinrich urged legislators to bring up and pass a measure that would allow voters to amend the constitution and invest a portion of the state's Land Grant Permanent Fund in the most effective early childhood programs. 
A disproportionately high number of New Mexico's children

State Police Handling Haz-Mat Incident In Ojo Caliente

on January 23, 2016 - 8:00am

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police is handling a hazmat situation that occurred Friday in Ojo Caliente near US 285 milepost 348.

Two individuals complained of possible exposure and were treated by EMS.  No major exposure or injuries have been reported.

The scene is secure and US 285 from milepost 346 to milepost 353 is closed and will remain closed until the hazmat has been deemed safe.  Out of precaution, the perimeter has been moved back another half mile and is now set at one mile north and south of the affected warehouse.

State Police received an initial report of smoke emitting

Balderas Hosts Mexican Prosecutors, Investigators And Forensic Experts For Interdisciplinary Exchange

on January 22, 2016 - 9:52pm
Courtesy photo
NMAG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Jan. 15 the successful completion of a weeklong training and interdisciplinary exchange for Mexican prosecutors, investigators and forensic experts hosted by the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General.
Mexican and New Mexican law enforcement officials came together this week in Albuquerque to strengthen law enforcement relationships across the shared border, increase interagency communication, and receive training from the Office of the Attorney General and other New Mexico law enforcement agencies.

Self-Defense Seminar For Women Saturday

on January 22, 2016 - 9:32pm