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Local Fire Agencies Warn About Fall Fire Danger!

on October 31, 2012 - 3:50pm

LAFD News:

Local Fire Agencies Warn About Fall Fire Danger – Please Be Fire Safe!

As the fall and winter holidays approach and more New Mexicans plan vacations or hunting trips close to home, local, federal and state fire agencies are urging caution about fire danger across many parts of the state.

Lack of moisture and warm mild conditions this fall have caused fine, grassy fuels and brush to dry, making them susceptible to wildfire.

While the immediate region shows Northern New Mexico at “High” Fire Danger risk, Los Alamos County will remain at “Moderate” risk until there is snow on the

Breaking News: Local Police Respond to Child Endangerment Report Near Anderson Trail Pullout

on October 31, 2012 - 3:13pm

Police are at the scene of a reported incident of potential child endangerment at the Anderson Trail pullout near the top of the Main Hill Road. So far police have found no evidence and are pursuing other leads. Check back for any developments in this story. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Zombies Break Free From Los Alamos Jail

on October 31, 2012 - 1:38pm

Local residents are asked to be on the lookout for a pair of incarcerated zombies who broke out of the Los Alamos County Jail earlier today. Pictured is the zombie thought to be the ringleader in planning the daring escape. He bears a striking resemblance to Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy. His accomplice shown standing behind him looks a lot like Philo Shelton who runs the County's Public Works Department. Authorities urge the public NOT to approach these fugitives as they are considered somewhat weird and extremely dangerous. Photo by Katy Korkos

Chaparral Prescribed Burn Planned Today

on October 29, 2012 - 8:43pm

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest plans to begin the Chaparral prescribed burn Monday, Oct. 29, two miles south of the Rancho del Chaparral Girl Scout Camp.

Aerial ignitions are planned to assist with treating approximately 1,365 acres over a three-day period.

This controlled burn may produce some visible/noticeable smoke in our area depending upon wind and atmospheric conditions.

Smoke will be visible from Gillman, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Cuba, Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.

Smoke from prescribed fire can be a nuisance to some people and a health concern for others, such as

‘Deadliest Day’ for Child Pedestrian Fatalities

on October 29, 2012 - 7:10pm



Two Decades of Data Reveal Risks Beyond the Candy

Kids have a greater chance of being fatally injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year, including the Fourth of July and New Year’s Day.

State Farm®, the nation’s leading auto insurer, teamed up with research expert, Bert Sperling of Sperling’s BestPlaces, to better understand the risk kids face as they take to the streets in search of treats.

Sperling’s BestPlaces analyzed more than four million records in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1990 – 2010 for children 0-18 years of age