Reward offered for suspect
The Mora Independent School District sent a message to parents Tuesday notifying them that a reward is being offered for credible information that will assist law enforcement in their investigation into the bomb threat that interrupted mandatory state testing on Tuesday.
“Please be assured that we will always take any threat to the safety of students and staff seriously,” an email from the district states. “Our students behaved admirably, which made it possible for us and law enforcement to do our jobs efficiently so that we could be allowed to re-enter our buildings safely.”
Meeting on wilderness set
The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is inviting the public to attend an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 4 to provide comments on the Sabinoso Proposed Management Plan and Environmental Assessment.
The open house will take place at Luna Community College in the Student Services Board room.
The plan proposes guidance for the management of resource values and uses within the Sabinoso Wilderness, such as preserving wilderness character, recreational access, cultural and paleontological resources, livestock grazing and fire management.
Commissioners OK moratorium
As expected, the San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously last week to extend its moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the county for eight more months.
The moratorium, which has already been in effect for two years, is giving the county more time to come up with an ordinance that regulates oil, gas and geothermal exploration, drilling and extraction.
Prior to the vote, several people spoke in favor of the extension and asked the commission to use the time wisely.