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NMED Confirms 'Boil Water Advisory' For Artesia Municipal System & Morningside Users Cooperative

on September 18, 2017 - 9:03am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) is confirming the required “boil water advisory” for the Artesia Municipal Water System and Morningside Water Users Cooperative.
 
More details about precautions in English and Spanish can be found on the DWB’s webpage at: https://www.env.nm.gov/drinking_water/boil-water-advisories/
 
Artesia Municipal Water System is required to issue the advisory today after bacteriological contamination (E.

Smoke Visible From Three Fires On SFNF

on September 18, 2017 - 8:53am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE ― Three lightning-caused fires on the Santa Fe National Forest put up visible smoke Saturday as crews keep an eye on the Beaver Creek, Deer Creek and Ojitos Fires.
 
The Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District started July 7 in a 90,000-acre block that has been cleared under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for forest restoration. 
 
Fire crews have taken advantage of favorable conditions to add low-intensity fire to the ground on both sides of Forest Road 468 and on the west side of the fire perimeter to remove hazardous fuels and mitigate the risk

Alert: AG Warns Of Equifax Security Breach Scam

on September 18, 2017 - 8:48am

From the Attorney General's Office:

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert warning New Mexicans to protect themselves against callers attempting to use the recent security breach at Equifax to perpetrate a new kind of scam.

The new scam involves callers pretending to represent Equifax and asking for personal and financial information over the phone. Equifax will not be calling anyone asking for their personal or financial information.

“Equifax is not going to call and ask for your information,” Balderas warns, noting that his office has already

Albuquerque Man Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For Aiding And Abetting Armed Bank Robbery

on September 18, 2017 - 6:02am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Christian Herrera 21, of Albuquerque, was sentenced Sept. 14 in Federal Court to 37 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the armed robbery of an Albuquerque-area bank.
 
Herrera was arrested in March 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him and four co-defendants, Greg Miera, 51, Martin Huertta, 43, Christian Herrera, 21, Christopher Gallegos, 33, and Isaiah Gallegos, 22, all of Albuquerque, with robbing March 30, 2016 the US Bank branch at 5620 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
 
According to the complaint, Albuquerque

DOE Announces WIPP Contract Extension

on September 17, 2017 - 7:00am

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad. Courtesy photo

WIPP News:

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a three-year extension to the AECOM Management and Operations Contract for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad:

“WIPP is a major contributor to the Carlsbad economy and plays a critical role in our nation’s security.

Fr. Glenn: Acknowledging The Inconceivable

on September 17, 2017 - 6:59am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many no doubt saw the recent press release in which the Catholic Archbishop of Santa Fe published the names of the members of Catholic clergy who have been accused of past sexual abuse of children. It’s no new news that those things happened, but if you’re like me, your reaction may have been: “Wow … so many.” At least know that they have all been permanently removed from ministry, if not now deceased.

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