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Fire Restrictions Tighten Tuesday

Santa Fe – Due to increasing fire danger and resources fully engaged on multiple wildfires, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Secretary John Bemis and State Forester Tony Delfin today announced additional restrictions on fireworks, smoking, campfires and open-fires would be extended to cover all non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands throughout the State of New Mexico.

The restrictions will go into effect at 8 a.m., Tuesday June 12.

“Recent high temperatures and low humidity levels have dried out forest and wildland vegetation significantly throughout the


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Caldera Work Party Helps Calves Stay with Herd

A work party coming from the visitor center and another from the highway are separated by elk herd as Saturday’s fence tear-down endeavor got underway at the Valle Caldera National Preserve. Forty people from Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque with organizations including Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Sierra Club, Wild Earth Guardians and the New Mexico Environment Department joined Caldera Chief Scientist Bob Parmenter to remove fences built for sheep in the 1930s. These fences have hindered elk movement. Adult elk jump these fences when coyotes approach


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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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