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NMSF: Lightning And Fire

on June 24, 2016 - 10:22pm

NMSF News:

SILVER CITY – Thunderstorms across much of the Gila National Forest produced significant lightning with just isolated areas receiving appreciable rainfall. Firefighters were kept busy responding to 22 new fire starts.

Fire is a natural part of the ecosystem and each new start represents an opportunity to restore or maintain natural conditions, removing hazardous fuels and reducing the potential of future catastrophic wildfires. 

While all fires are actively managed not all are immediately suppressed.

Bathtub Row Press Releases New Book On US-Russian Lab-To-Lab Cooperation

on June 24, 2016 - 11:29am

Dr. Siegfried Hecker


Join the Los Alamos Historical Society, Dr. Siegfried Hecker and contributing authors for the release of Doomed to Cooperate 7-9 p.m., June 28 in Fuller Lodge.

This new title from Bathtub Row Press presents the story of the US-Russian lab-to-lab cooperation that spanned more than two decades.

Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Greatest Post–Cold War Nuclear Dangers tells the remarkable story of nuclear scientists from two former enemy nations, the United States and Russia, who reached across

Black Bear Captured On Barranca Mesa

on June 24, 2016 - 10:06am

This black bear is spotted Thursday afternoon in a tall cherry tree on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

NMG&F Ofc. John Martsh aims a tranquilizer gun at the bear in an effort to safely capture her for relocation. Photo by Ken Hanson

LAPD Ofc. Tim Lopez and Animal Control Ofc. Tom Beyer hold the groggy bear with a control pole so NMG&F Ofc. John Martsh can administer more sedative. Photo by Ken Hanson

NMG&F Ofc. John Martsh checks the age of the bear and determines she is about 18 months old. LAPD Ofc. Tim Lopez holds the bear's head. Photo by Ken Hanson

From left, LAPD Officers James Keane

Governor Requests Federal Damage Assessments In Communities Affected By The Dog Head Fire

on June 24, 2016 - 8:49am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that she has requested damage assessments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the areas and communities affected by the Dog Head Fire.
“The Dog Head Fire continues to have a devastating impact on residents in affected communities,” Martinez said.

DEA Warning To Police, Public: Fentanyl Exposure Kills

on June 24, 2016 - 7:26am
DEA News:
DEA has released a Roll Call video to all law enforcement nationwide about the dangers of improperly handling fentanyl and its deadly consequences. 
Acting Deputy Administrator Jack Riley and two local police detectives from New Jersey appear on the video to urge any law enforcement personnel who come in contact with fentanyl or fentanyl compounds to take the drugs directly to a lab. 
“Fentanyl can kill you,” Riley said. “Fentanyl is being sold as heroin in virtually every corner of our country. It’s produced clandestinely in Mexico, and (also) comes directly from China.

Heinrich: It's Unacceptable That A Third Of New Mexico Children Are Living In Poverty

on June 24, 2016 - 7:10am
From the Office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Following the release of Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) raised deep concerns about child poverty in New Mexico.
The report ranked the state 49th in the nation for overall child well-being for the third year in a row.