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Udall: NM to Receive $7.2 Million Reimbursement for Fire Fighting Efforts

on February 26, 2013 - 3:29pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing more than $7.2 million to New Mexico for the state’s recent fire suppression efforts in the 2011 Track and Donaldson fires.
 
“As New Mexico faces this ongoing drought, we are preparing for another potentially dangerous fire season,” Udall said. “These federal grants are critical in ensuring that our state has the resources it needs to combat the wildfires that threaten our homes and ways of life.”
 
The Forestry Division of the New Mexico

Fuel Tanker Accident Cleanup Continues on U.S. 84/285 at N.M. 599

on February 26, 2013 - 3:17pm

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – Western Refining and its environmental cleanup contractor, D&H Pump, are continuing to work to clean up an estimated 1,600 gallons of gasoline that were spilled from a Western Refining fuel tanker that jackknifed and ruptured on U.S. 84/285 at the N.M. 599 exit Sunday evening.

The right northbound lane and the right southbound lane of U.S. 84/285 were closed as of 11 a.m. today, Feb. 26.

Traffic was delayed Sunday evening as first responders worked to contain the spill. Motorists are advised that the cleanup work could take several days.

The New Mexico

I-40 Reopened in New Mexico, Closed in Texas

on February 26, 2013 - 3:03pm

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE - New Mexico State Police have reopened Interstate 40 in New Mexico to the Texas border. 

However, I-40 is closed on the Texas side from Amarillo to Sayre. When motorists reach the border, Texas authorities will escort them in caravans to Amarillo. 

Once in Amarillo, motorists will have to continue north or south until I-40 eastbound is reopened.

To monitor the situation on the Texas Department of Transportation’s website, visit http://www.txdot.gov

 

Fines Dropped: LANL 6 Given Community Service

on February 26, 2013 - 10:44am
LANL 6 protestors Cathie Sullivan, Wind Euler, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pam Gilchrist. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
 
LANL 6 News:
 
The six anti-nuclear activists who went before Judge Alan Kirk in Los Alamos Municipal Court last month have been granted their request to perform community service in lieu of paying fines. 
 
The LANL 6, as they became known, were arrested during a Hiroshima-Day protest at Las Alamos National Laboratory Aug. 6, 2012,
 
The defendants spoke during their Jan. 9 court appearance about U.S.

I-40 Eastbound Closed Until at Least This Morning

on February 26, 2013 - 7:47am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE - The New Mexico State Police has announced that eastbound I-40 from Tramway to the Texas state line will remain closed until at least sometime this morning. This is due to severe weather conditions in Texas and Oklahoma.

The roads in New Mexico are mainly clear and passable. State Police are keeping the closure in place to accommodate the requests from law enforcement and transportation officials in Texas.

For up-to-date road conditions across the state, call the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s toll-free road hotline at 511 and check on road conditions, view

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 14– Feb.19, 2013

on February 25, 2013 - 3:09pm

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Feb. 14 at 9:02 a.m. / A 31-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was being harassed in the 400 block of Ridgecrest.

MARK HENINS

Feb. 14 at 9:15 a.m. / Police charged Mark Henins, 46, of Los Alamos with harassment and issued him a summons to appear in court.

Feb. 14 at 9:21 p.m.

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