NEW MEXICO STATE FORESTRY News:
|Date Started: 05/16/2012||Number of Personnel: 907 personnel including|
|Location: Approximately 15 miles E of Glenwood, NM||11 hotshot crews, 10 hand crews|
|Cause: Lightning||Equipment: 39 Engines, 19 Water Tenders, 6 Dozers|
|Size: 122,388||Aircraft: 5 Helicopters|
|Percent Contained: 0||Injuries to Date: Five|
Special Announcement The Gila National Forest has reported a new fire approximately 15 miles northeast of Reserve near Aragon, N.M.
Fire crews and helicopters are providing assistance with initial attack efforts on the Wagon Tongue Fire.
A room full of PERA members pack into Monday’s meeting in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
By Carol A. Clark
People jammed into the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) meeting in Santa Fe Monday with many more turned away for lack of space.
The agenda item that drew the massive crowd is proposed cuts and changes to the retirement plan affecting thousands of employees across the state and hundreds in Los Alamos.
PERA’s assets declined by a staggering $6 billion during the global financial market downturn of 2008-09.
Although PERA’s assets have increased since the downturn – a $5 billion Read More
NEW MEXICO STATE FORESTRY News:
Situation: An evacuation of Mogollon has been ordered by the Catron County Sheriff’s Office effective noon today.
Evacuees will be sheltered at the Glenwood Community Center located on Community Center Road with their small pets.
Large animals can be relocated to a temporary animal collection center at the residence of County Commissioner Hube McKeen.
Tony Sciacca’s Southwest Type 1 Fire Management Team has assumed command of the complex as of this morning.
The Incident Command Post is now set up and located at the Reserve Fair Grounds. Read More
This year’s community Memorial Day Celebration: “Remembering All Who Have Fallen,” by James Hay, Commissioner, Governor’s Commission on Disability
State of New Mexico for the Disabled, will be hosted by the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge at 11 a.m., Monday at Guaje Pines Cemetery.
The planning committee consists of the Elk’s Lodge BPOE 2083; The American Legion Post 90; Knights of Columbus 4th Degree – Donald A. Larson Assembly; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874; Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874; and Daughters of the American Revolution.
A complimentary lunch Read More
NEW MEXICO STATE FORESTRY News
Situation: Incident Command Post relocated to the Reserve Fairgrounds on Thursday. Phone numbers for fire information will be changing and an updated number will be posted as soon as possible. In the interim please call the Reserve Ranger District at (575) 533-6231 for fire information.
The Whitewater Fire (detected on Wednesday, May 16) has merged with the Baldy Fire (detected on Wednesday, May 9), and is now being called the Whitewater-Baldy Complex. The fire has now come out of the Gila Wilderness and on to the Gila National Forest in the Willow Creek Subdivision Read More
Column by House District 43 Representative Jim Hall
This is the third in my monthly series on “doings” in District 43.
It will be brief since I submitted previous articles on two major issues this month — Opioid Abuse and on Forest Restoration.
Other activities since the middle of April included a meeting with the Northern New Mexico branch of the National Association of Women Small Business Owners.
I heard many inspiring stories of successful startups in Northern New Mexico, usually at the cost of many, many hours and great financial risk.
This was followed by meetings Read More
STATE FORESTRY News:
Situation: Extreme fire behavior has caused the Whitewater and Baldy Fires to combine, creating the Whitewater-Baldy Complex.
Evacuations of the Willow Creek and Mogollon are still in effect.
Smoke from these fires is clearly visible from the Silver City area and is affecting much of the southern third of New Mexico.
The fire has now come out of the Gila Wilderness and on to the Gila National Forest in the Willow Creek Subdivision, crossed State Road 159 at Silver Creek Divide and is working its way into Mineral Creek.
- Incident Name: Whitewater-Baldy Complex
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