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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.

Detective Makes $25 Million Demand Against Los Alamos County - Council Files Legal Action Requesting He Return to Work

on June 7, 2013 - 6:25pm
UPDATE: Santa Fe Attorney John Day of Egolf + Ferlic + Day, LLC is representing Det. Brian Schamber. Day practices in criminal defense, civil litigation and government misconduct/civil rights litigation. He told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he is asking the community to withhold judgment of his client and will present important information in the case later today. Check back at for this information.
Los Alamos Police Det. Brian Schamber at a County Council work session in 2012 in the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter to the Editor: Don't Blame Mother Nature For Fires

on June 7, 2013 - 1:26pm
By Christina E. E. Anderson
Los Alamos

I would like to take issue with Jared McDonald's statement that once again "we are under attack with Mother Nature's greatest criminals." (June 6, 2013
It seems to me that Mother Nature isn't at fault. Rather the power company whose pole caused hot wires to come into contact with trees. This happened west of
Boulder, Colo., where I lived in 2003. Twelve homes were destroyed and acres and acres of forest were burned. Some have yet to recover.
Many victims from the wildlife were dislocated and some were even killed or badly

Alert: Heavy Police Presence to Limit Public Activity, Travel on N.M. 4 from Jemez Springs to Los Alamos and Highway 126 to Cuba

on June 7, 2013 - 12:54pm

SFNF News Alert:

Public Advisory: We would like to encourage everyone to limit activity and travel on N.M. 4 from Jemez Springs to Los Alamos and Highway 126 to Cuba due to heavy fire traffic in and around the Thompson Ridge Fire. 

Heavy police presence from the Sandoval and New Mexico State Police Departments will be in the area to monitor traffic.

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