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Be Prepared for Flooding Due to Wildfires

on July 16, 2013 - 9:31am

BAER News:

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Assessment Team has provided the following information.

Jaroso Fire Facts: 11,149 acres; 25 percent contained. Monsoonal showers have decreased fire activity. No significant growth is projected. 

The rainy season is here. Areas downstream of recent wildfires are flooding. Be ready!

 Click here to check today’s Burn Scar Matrix

It is important that residents take steps to protect themselves and their property from flooding and mudflows. Residents living near or around a recently burned area need to:

  • Monitor local weather reports and

Flooding and Debris Threats Subject of Public Meeting

on July 16, 2013 - 8:56am

BAER News:

A public meeting to discuss potential flooding and debris flow threats from the Jaroso Burn Scar to Cundiyo and surrounding communities is 6 p.m. today, July 16, at the Cundiyo Community Center, 5 Jose Simons Dr., Cundiyo, 10.5 miles from the Pojoaque turnoff where 503 begins.

This meeting is sponsored by the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Assessment Team.

For more information, contact Rob Arlowe, BAER team leader at (505) 331-3881.

Distorted GPS Signals Reveal Hurricane Wind Speeds

on July 16, 2013 - 8:45am

An Air Force pilot performs a pre-flight inspection of a 'Hurricane Hunter' aircraft. Similar aircraft have begun measuring GPS signals bouncing off the ocean surface to determine wind speed. Photo by Manuel Martinez

AGU News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—By pinpointing locations on Earth from space, GPS systems have long shown drivers the shortest route home and guided airline pilots across oceans.

State Transportation Commission Meets in Angel Fire

on July 16, 2013 - 8:27am

NMDT News:

SANTA FE ─The governor-appointed commission that determines policy for the New Mexico Department of Transportation will hold its monthly meeting in the village of Angel Fire. 

The six-member board, along with officials from NMDOT, the Federal Highway Administration and local community leaders, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at The Lodge at Angel Fire, Conference Rooms A and B. 

Items on the agenda include:

  • Statewide Transportation Improvement Program FY 2012-2015 Amendment 9
  • Annual Hardship Sale 2013

The meeting is open to the public and time will be allotted for

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 3–July 8, 2013

on July 15, 2013 - 1:52pm

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

July 3 at 7:48 a.m. / A 39-year-old Tijeras health care worker reported that he was assaulted and battered on West Road. 

July 3 at 1:08 p.m. / Police responded to a report on Gold Street of sexual exploitation of a child: possession of child pornography. The matter is under investigation.

July 3 at 3:49 p.m.