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Sunday Update: Rain Provides Relief ... Keeps Fire On Valles Caldera At 495 Acres

on June 17, 2018 - 2:46pm

Rain aides firefighters in keeping blaze at 495 acres overnight on the Valles Caldera. Photo by John McHale/


VCNP News:

Saturday’s rain aided firefighting efforts and kept the San Antonio Fire at 495 acres on the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The lightning-caused fire is burning within the northwest area of the Preserve. Fire activity was moderate with spots of creeping flames and smoldering timber. The historic cabin within the fire perimeter and the weather station and natural gas pipeline near the fire remain intact and unaffected by the fire.

The Albuquerque

AGU: South Napa Earthquake Linked To Summer Groundwater Dip

on June 17, 2018 - 7:25am
Surface ruptures from the August 2014 South Napa earthquake run through a vineyard near Buhman Road, Napa Valley, California. Courtesy/Dan Ponti, US Geological Survey
Plate Boundary Observatory GPS station P199 overlooks the Sonoma Valley, California. Data from the station demonstrated contraction in the valley during the summer, which contributes to seasonal stress on the fault that ruptured in the magnitude 6.0 South Napa Earthquake in 2014. Courtesy/UNAVCO
AGU News:
A summertime expansion in the Earth’s crust caused by changes in groundwater may have triggered the magnitude-6.0

AG Balderas Proposes Statewide School Safety Plan

on June 17, 2018 - 7:10am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a proposal for immediate action on school safety planning for schools across New Mexico.
In a letter sent to New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski, Attorney General Balderas details the first tier of a multi-tiered plan to bring every school in the state up to a minimum threshold of security within the next school year.

Update: Fire In Valles Caldera At 495 Acres

on June 16, 2018 - 4:58pm



VCNP News:

  • Moisture slows San Antonio Fire on Valles Caldera


The lightning-caused San Antonio Fire on Valles Caldera National Preserve has grown to 495 acres and is within the northwest area of the preserve between Valle San Antonio and the northern boundary.

Firefighters were able to establish hand line along the north and southwestern flanks of the fire. In addition, air support dropped retardant lines along the fire perimeter. Today’s forecasted rain and higher humidity are expected to aid in firefighting efforts.

The Albuquerque Zone Incident Management Type 3

Letter To Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park Residents Causes Consternation And Frustration

on June 16, 2018 - 2:30pm
Problems are brewing at Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park on East Jemez Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A letter delivered Wednesday evening to residents of Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park on East Jemez Road is causing anger and fear resulting in multiple emails and calls to the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Residents report that the letter was hand-delivered by a maintenance worker at the park but also say that a new manager, Tina Burr, has shown up at their doors threatening fines and evictions if certain conditions have not