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N.M. 4 Closed at SR 126 to SR 501 Junction

on June 9, 2013 - 11:39am
Smoke from the Thompson Ridge Fire visible driving west from Pojoaque early Saturday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Thompson Ridge Fire Update
June 9, 2013

Acres: 20,687; Start date: May 31, 2013; Cause: Downed powerline; Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve; Containment: 40 percent; Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine; Terrain: Steep, rugged; Resources: 21 crews, 52 engines, 35 water tenders, 2 dozers; Total personnel: 1,023  and Available air support: 3 air tankers, 6 helicopters.

Summary: Fire intensity increased significantly along the slopes just west

Moscow Hosts International Drug Enforcement Conference

on June 9, 2013 - 7:45am

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.The Government of Russia, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), presided over the 30th Annual International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) June 5-7.

The conference brought together high-level drug law enforcement officials from more than 100 countries throughout the world. IDEC typically focuses on issues such as global drug trafficking organizations, precursor chemical control, the nexus between drugs and terrorism, financial facilitators, demand reduction, and intelligence sharing across multi-national law enforcement agencies.

Summer Driving Tips For Hot Weather

on June 9, 2013 - 7:44am
STATE FARM News:
 
As the temperatures heat up in New Mexico - it’s important to prepare for traveling the state's roads and highways.
 
A bit of planning and some simple steps can help save time, money, headaches avoid disasters on the road.
 
Have the car checked out to make sure it is fit for summer:
  • Check the air conditioning. You may want to have a professional inspect the entire system;
  • A service professional should inspect the radiator, pressure cap, belts, and hoses;
  • Check the cooling system, and if necessary, get it serviced; and
  • Check the air pressure in all tires, including

Detective's Attorney Calls Los Alamos County’s Lawsuit False and Defamatory

on June 8, 2013 - 11:28am
Attorney John W. Day
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Attorney John W. Day of Egolf + Ferlic + Day, LLC has issued a response to a story that broke Friday in the Los Alamos Daily Post.
 
Day is representing Los Alamos Police Det. Brian Schamber in a $25 million demand against Los Alamos County.
 
This morning, Day addressed the legal action filed May 17 against his client in United States District Court by attorney's for the Los Alamos County Council. That complaint requests that Schamber return to work as a police officer at the Los Alamos Police Department.
 
Last December, Schamber was

Thompson Ridge Fire Estimated Containment Date is June 10

on June 8, 2013 - 9:17am

Gov. Susana Martinez

Thompson Ridge Fire Update

The Thompson Ridge Fire started May 31, 2013. It is located on the Valles Caldera National Preserve about two miles northeast of La Cueva.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will be in attendance at a public meeting scheduled for the Thompson Ridge Fire at 4 p.m. today, Saturday, June 8. The meeting will be at the Fire Station in Sierra los Pinos, south of N.M. 4 on FR 10. The Arizona Central West Zone team will be present to give an update on the fire.

The fire is in steep rugged terrain and is burning mixed conifer and ponderosa pine.

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