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One killed in crash near Hatch

HATCH - New Mexico State Police are investigating a crash that left one person dead Thursday morning. An NMSP spokesperson said that Jean Hedwig Gregory, 65, of Buckhorn, was killed when her vehicle collided with another on New Mexico Highway 26 southwest of Hatch around 5:56 a.m. on June 30.
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Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta

Summer events don’t get much better than the return of the Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta (EBBR) 41st anniversary ascension, August 5 – 7, 2022. One of the country’s most unique balloon adventures, the annual EBBR at Elephant Butte Lake State Park is a family-friendly event and a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of our area. About thirty balloons are expected to take flight from Lions Beach. Mass ascension starts at 7:15 a.m. all three days, weather permitting, along with tethered rides on Saturday and Sunday ($25 for adults and $20 for children). Tethered ride tickets must be purchased the day of at the event. A balloon glow will be held Saturday, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Sierra del Rio Golf Course. You won’t want to miss it!
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State Senator Crystal Diamond issues statement on Dobbs decision

SANTA FE – The U.S. Supreme Court today released its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning the infamous Roe v. Wade decision and upholding the constitutionality of a Mississippi state law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The opinion states, “the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

Elephant Butte: Paradise in the Chihuahuan Desert

Located north of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, lies a desert oasis. Elephant Butte is a lakeside town full of fun things to do. While it’s a reservoir and not a natural lake, it still provides all the joy and activities a lake can offer. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the city of Elephant Butte comes alive with summer vacationers who want to escape the heat and the hustle and bustle of daily life at a waterfront paradise. Rest, relaxation, and fun are the goals. Let’s explore!

Spaceport America Cup rocketry competition weathers rain and mud

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES −After climbing through the driver's side window of his minivan, with his shoes and socks soaked in mud, Noah Charleson-Sterritt peered across the surrounding ranchlands and assessed his options. His mobile phone had no signal, meaning he could not call or text his teammates who were waiting for him at Spaceport America, several miles away. ...

Black Fire stalls due to weekend rain allowing firefighters to make progress battling blaze

Fire crews are on their way to fully containing the second largest wildfire in New Mexico history thanks to a little help from Mother Nature. Three-quarters of an inch to an inch of rain fell on parts of the western Gila National Forest over the weekend, quelling Black Fire hotspots and allowing firefighters to make substantial progress in battling the blaze, which has for the last month burned a mostly uninhabited region about half the size of Rhode Island.

Hillsboro Black Fire Meeting( Latest Update)

On Thursday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m., the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will host an event at Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenora Street in Hillsboro, New Mexico. To learn about the current evacuation status for the Black Fire, please access the real-time, interactive evacuation map or...

Black Fire community meeting tonight (June 16) at 6 p.m. in Hillsboro

Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences, NM. Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will host a community meeting tonight, Thursday, June 16, at 6:00 PM at the Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenora Street in Hillsboro, NM. To learn about the current evacuation status for...

Black Fire has charred an area nearly half the size of Rhode Island. Here's what nearby residents have to say.

GILA NATIONAL FOREST – It's been over a month since the Black Fire was discovered in the Gila National Forest and while the blaze continues to threaten communities and natural structures, monsoonal flooding is now a concern for the residents who live at the southern edge of the forest. Nearly the entirety of Gila National Forest land in Sierra County has been “destroyed,” according to Lt. Joshua Baker with the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office. He was one...

Irrigation district plans for 40-day season, warns that next year will be ‘rough’

Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Irrigation Systems Director James Narvaez reports that the season is off to a strong start, looking much like last year’s. His method of running a tight system of “fast and furious” irrigation deliveries requires intense coordination among EBID staff, employees and the district’s farmer members. Systematic surface water deliveries take into account agricultural producers’ varying crops and water needs, helping prevent frequent wetting and drying of the canal delivery system.

Marilyn Pope

Marilyn Pope, 78, passed away on the morning of May 22, 2022, in Las Cruces, NM. Born on July 12, 1943, to William and Rebekah Botkin Ruddell in Maryville, Marilyn was active in the Burr Oak community as a 4-H sewer, flutist and farmer’s daughter. She graduated from Skidmore High School in 1961 and from Northwest Missouri State University in 1965 with a bachelor of science in education.

Firefighters work nonstop to fully suppress Black Fire as concerns grow for two communities

NEW MEXICO -- The Black Fire is threatening two mountain communities, coming within seven miles of Hillsboro and Kingston. Residents have been told to have a plan in place to evacuate with personal belongings, family, pets, and other supplies. Click here for a real-time, interactive evacuation map. The Black Fire started May 13. It is The post Firefighters work nonstop to fully suppress Black Fire as concerns grow for two communities appeared first on KVIA.

Kingston-area residents advised to 'safeguard properties' as Black Fire creeps closer

This article was updated to reflect that the community of Hillsboro is in the Planning status. GILA NATIONAL FOREST – The community of Kingston and other homesteads along Percha Creek have been elevated to a more urgent evacuation status as the Black Fire grows closer The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday, June 7 that residents in the...

Weather Changes Expected Next Few Days

Acres: 296,895 acres Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022. Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Cause: Human-caused, under investigation. Community Meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Black Range Lodge in Kingston, NM. Road Closures: NM Hwy 59 will remain closed to traffic from Forest Road 150 to...