The U.S. House of Representatives Friday passed a bill that will keep the federal government operational until mid-December. Included in the bill was the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Assistance Act which, in part, will provide a total of $2.5 billion to those impacted by the largest wildfir…
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The $2.5 billion included in the new congressional spending plan greatly exceeds the amount Congress awarded the last time the federal government accidentally let a prescribed burn escape in New Mexico, according to a Source New Mexico review.
The authorization of the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Assistance Act and $2.5 billion in compensation for victims of the largest wildfire in New Mexico history are included in the proposed federal budget, Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez announced Tuesday.
The U.S. Forest Service announced this past week that it will resume its prescribed burn program following a 90-day pause, with new requirements in place in an attempt to prevent blazes from getting out of control.
A man threatened to steal a tow truck and fired shots at the tow operator when he said he didn’t have the equipment necessary to tow the Tesla the man was driving, according to an arrest affidavit filed in Mora Magistrate Court.
A small group of landowners stood among fire-blackened trees in Monte Aplenado recently and listened as Dr. Kent Reid, a local forester, explained what’s next for the burned forests, from bark beetles to how burned wood might be used.
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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was in Las Vegas last Saturday to formally announce a program that will help get businesses impacted by the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire back on their feet.
A Mora County man is facing a DWI-related homicide charge after driving his truck into floodwaters north of Mora. A passenger was killed after the truck flipped and water filled the cab, police said.
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