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Special Kids & Family Day At NM Wildlife Center

on August 10, 2019 - 8:18am

NMWC News:
ESPANOLA Bring the family to play and explore the wild world 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at New Mexico Wildlife Center.
Admission is free for the entire family.
The event begins with live family-friendly music by award-winning children’s musician Andy Mason ( Offering songs in English and Spanish, Andy will have kids and adults dancing and singing along while learning something, too.
The day continues with ongoing, fun and wild hands-on activities involving feathers, bird beaks, animal tracks, and

Governor’s Key Advisor Gabello Issues Statement On Call For Special Session Following El Paso Violence

on August 10, 2019 - 8:06am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s senior advisor for policy and strategy issued the following statement Thursday regarding recent speculation about a special session:
“There is great apprehension and fear across New Mexico and farther afield in the wake of last weekend’s horrific, hate-fueled mass violence in El Paso,” Dominic Gabello said. “This state and country are facing real threats from within; proactive measures must be taken.

High School Students From Across New Mexico Attend Joint Science And Technology Institute

on August 9, 2019 - 2:23pm
ALBUQUERQUE — Lexi Alcala and Thilo Roelofs of Los Alamos, were two of 31 high school students attending the Joint Science and Technology Institute, an educational opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience in science, technology, engineering and math.
Alcala, daughter of Lisa and Jermain Bracy, and Roelofs, son of Nina and Andreas Roelofs, are students at The Academy for Technology and the Classics in Los Alamos.
Alcala and Roelofs collaborated with mentors and conducted research activities on the University of New Mexico campus.

SFNF Update: Cueva Fire Grows To 5 Acres

on August 9, 2019 - 2:05pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have determined that the lightning-caused Cueva Fire on the Coyote Ranger District will be managed to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future.

Today and through the weekend fire crews will take advantage of favorable weather conditions to implement firing operations to bring positive benefits to the landscape.

Start date: August 6, 2019

Cause: Lightning

Location: French Mesa, located on the north end of the Coyote Ranger District, adjacent to Forest Road 8

Size:  5

Portion Of Santa Fe Rail Trail Closed Until November

on August 9, 2019 - 9:28am
SFC News:
SANTA FE A portion of the Santa Fe Rail Trail is now closed until November 2019 to improve a 1.5 mile section of the trail.
The portion of trail that will be closed is between Avenida Eldorado (mile post 4.86) and Spur Ranch Road (mile post 3.5).
The closure is part of the fourth phase of the trail improvements, which includes trail surface and drainage improvements within the railroad right of way of the Santa Fe Southern Railroad. Trail users should plan to use an alternate route during the trail construction and closure.
Phase four of the project will cost

State Police Investigate Threats Against Santa Fe PD

on August 9, 2019 - 9:14am
Joseph Moises Ortiz Jr. III
NMSP News:
SANTA FE At around 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, the New Mexico State Police received a call from the Santa Fe Police Department about threats being made via telephone by two male individuals toward the Santa Fe Police Department. 
Joseph Moises Ortiz Jr. III, 50, and his nephew, Isaiah Noah Vigil, 16, both of Santa Fe, threatened to attack the Santa Fe Police Department headquarters at 2515 Camino Entrada with firearms and explosive devices. 
The two males cited the reason for the attack was because of their dissatisfaction in a case that

AG & DA Task Force Secure Indictment Of Former Miss New Mexico Executive Director For Fraud, Tax Evasion, Embezzlement & Racketeering

on August 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas and District Attorney Andrea Reeb today announced that a Roosevelt County Grand Jury indicted former Miss New Mexico Executive Director Greg Smith on charges that he stole money from the organization, funds which were designated for participant scholarships.
The Grand Jury indicted Smith on 18 felony charges of embezzlement, fraud, racketeering, tax evasion, and issuing worthless checks.
“New Mexican women who seek leadership opportunities should not see those opportunities taken by

Forest Road 376 Closed At MM 5.3 For Public Safety

on August 9, 2019 - 8:30am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has closed Forest Road (FR) 376 to through traffic due to a blocked culvert at mile marker 5.3, approximately 4 miles north of the Gilman Tunnels and 3 miles south of Porters Landing.
The culvert is slated for replacement, but recent monsoonal weather patterns and the subsequent runoff and debris have made it an immediate public safety issue. SFNF personnel have placed temporary barricades on both sides of the blocked area, and visitors are advised to avoid using FR 376.
The work to replace the

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on August 9, 2019 - 7:03am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWS

Expect Roadblocks Statewide During Hunting Seasons

on August 8, 2019 - 8:45pm
NMGF News:
SANTA FE Hunting seasons are underway and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be conducting roadblocks throughout the state during fall hunting seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations.
Conservation officers may be assisted by other agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Police or county sheriff’s offices. As a result, the public may encounter minor delays.
At roadblocks, conservation officers also will check for compliance with the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act.