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Chaves County Update: Patterson Fire

on May 18, 2019 - 10:31am
NMSF News:
Incident Name: Patterson Fire
Start Date & Time: May 16, 2019 - 1854
Start Location: Chaves County east of Roswell
Cause of Fire:  Lightning
Area Vegetation: Grass and brush
Acres Burned: 780 acres
Ownership(s):  Private
Structures Threatened:  Yes
Structures Burned:  No
Evacuations: One Home and Bottomless Lakes State Park
The Patterson Fire burning on private land in Chaves County is estimated at 780 acres. The fire is east of Roswell and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park.

Traffic Alert: Vehicle Fire ... I-25 Southbound Lane Closed Five Miles South Of Glorieta Exit

on May 18, 2019 - 10:17am

Traffic Alert:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office reports that right lane on southbound I-25 is closed at mile marker 295 (5 miles south of the Glorieta exit) due to a vehicle fire.

Motorists are urged to USE EXTREME CAUTION and expect delays.

Suspect Captured Following State Police Officer Involved Shooting In Southwest Albuquerque

on May 18, 2019 - 8:42am
Jesus Arenivar
NMSP News:
ALBUQUERQUE A New Mexico State Police officer assigned to the Metro Surge Operation that brought 50 State Police officers from around the state to Albuquerque was the participant in an officer involved shooting Thursday in southwest Albuquerque near Sunset Gardens Road SW and Corregidor Drive SW.
At around 7 p.m. the State Police officer was patrolling in southwest Albuquerque when he encountered a stolen silver SUV near City View Drive SW and Rim Drive SW.

Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Senator John Pinto On His Honorary Degree Of Doctor Of Public Service From Navajo Technical University

on May 18, 2019 - 8:01am
New Mexico Sen. John Pinto receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical University. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE The Indian Affairs Department congratulates Sen. John Pinto on receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical University. Sen. Pinto has dedicated his life to serving the people of New Mexico, the Navajo Nation and the United States of America.
Sen. Pinto has served as a member of the New Mexico Senate since 1977, making him one of the longest-serving Native American legislators in U.S.

Udall, Heinrich Applaud Vote To Reject Hedge Fund Takeover Of Gannett That Could Have Gutted Vital New Mexico Newspapers

on May 18, 2019 - 7:53am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with 18 other Senate Democrats, in applauding news that Gannett shareholders voted to reject a hostile takeover by a hedge fund that could have gutted local papers in New Mexico and across the country.
The vote comes one day after the senators penned a letter to Alden Global Capital LLC, urging the hedge fund to drop its bid.

U.S. 84/285 Camel Rock Exit 175 Bridge Rehabilitation ... Lane Closures Begin Monday

on May 18, 2019 - 7:23am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Hasse Contracting Co. will resume work after winter suspension.
The contractor continues bridge rehabilitation work on U.S. 84/285 at mile marker 175.00 Camel Rock Exit 175. The contractor will overlay the bridge. This project is scheduled to be completed mid-June; weather permitting
Starting Monday May 20 through Wednesday May 22, the U.S. 84/285 southbound lanes at the Camel Rock Exit 175 will be CLOSED 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Traffic will be diverted to the on and off ramps during this time.
Thursday May 23 and

Santa Fe Wind Orchestra: ‘Masks & Machines’ May 26

on May 18, 2019 - 7:20am

NWS: Today’s High Near 56; Tonight’s Low Around 37

on May 18, 2019 - 7:17am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 56 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s probability of precipitaion around the state as well as wind conditions. Courtesy/NWS