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Park and Ride Issues Rider Alert

ATOMIC CITY TRANSIT News:

Park and Ride has issued a Rider Alert summarizing additional Blue Route adjustments, tentativley scheduled to begin June 18.

Riders are asked to review the Rider Alert and the Draft Schedule and provide comments by noon Tuesday, June 12.

Comments may be sent to nmparkandride@state.nm.us.

Review proposed changes and draft bus schedule at www.AtomicCityTransit.com

In response to input from riders, departure times will be changed on the following runs of the Blue Route:

• Los Alamos 20th and Central stop has been re-named Mesa Public  Library to more accurately


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Friday Fire Restrictions Affect 21 Counties

NM State Forestry Wildland News:

Due to high fire danger across parts of the state, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Secretary John Bemis and State Forester Tony Delfin today announced restrictions on fireworks, smoking, campfire and open-fires for all or portions of 21 counties.

The restrictions will go into effect at 8 a.m. Friday, June 8.

“Very high fire danger exists across much of western and parts of central New Mexico,” Delfin said. “I’m urging all residents in the areas affected to follow the restriction guidelines to protect lives and property in their communities.”


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Bear Springs Fire June 6 Update

SFNF News:

Firefighters hope to gain the upper hand on the Bear Springs Fire with burnout operations today.

The fire, which began at 6:36 p.m. June 3 is burning in the Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, six miles northeast of Ponderosa and six mile southeast of Jemez Springs.

A lightning strike caused the fire, which has burned 400 acres of mixed conifer and ponderosa pine to date.

The fire is 10 percent contained as 190 personnel including four Type 1 crews, three Type 2 crews, three engines, one Type 1 helicopter, three Type 3 helicopters, two water tenders and two dozers battle the


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Bear Springs Fire Update June 5 (Noon)

The Los Alamos Daily Post spoke to the Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs Office to obtain an update on the Bear Springs Fire.


As of 10:20 a.m. today, the fire has grown to 200 acres. Forest Road 266 is being used as a barrier.


The fire is burning hottest at the north east portion of the fire. There are some forest service unused historic structures in the area.


Protection has been provided to these resources. Firefighters are making progress, but the fire is still at 0 percent contained.  


Paul Delmerico’s Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the


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Video from the Senate Democratic Primary Debate: Balderas vs Heinrich

By Greg Kendall

If you missed last night’s Senate Democratic Primary Debate between Hector Balderas and Martin Heinrich, your in luck. You can watch the entire debate at the KOAT 7 website.

For some interesting election eve analysis, including a review of the debate, check Joe Monahan’s New Mexico Politics blog.


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Bear Springs Fire Update

The Bear Springs Fire’s approximate location is 23 miles South West of White Rock.. 

The fire size is 182 acres. Total personnel are now 160. The fire is burning in mixed conifer and ponderosa pine.

From the Incident Information System:

The Bear Springs Fire started at 6:36 p.m. Sunday, June 3 on the Jemez Ranger District, Jemez.

Cause of the fire is lightning in an area of ponderosa pine and mixed conifer.

There are multiple ground and air resources en route and crews the on scene. A Type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered and will assume management of the fire from the District


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NMSU Hosting Youth Ranch Management Camp at Valles Caldera National Preserve

Thirty-one youth from throughout New Mexico gather at the Valles Caldera National Preserve for the second annual NM Youth Ranch Management Camp. Photo by Sharon Niederman for the New Mexico Beef Council

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service has gathered youth age 15 through 19 to participate in a unique summer experience, June 3-8 at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Thirty-one youth from Silver City to Ft. Sumner to Acoma are attending this second annual New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp where they are receiving training in all aspects of ranch management.


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