Carrizozo, NM

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Road to recovery: Ruidoso family loses home in the McBride wildfire

RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – More than a month after the McBride fire devastated the village of Ruidoso families who lost their homes are starting to pick up the pieces. Karen Roach vividly remembers April 12, the day the McBride fire broke out in the village of Ruidoso changing her family’s life forever. She knew something wasn’t right when the road to her house was blocked off.
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Lincoln National Forest to implement forest-wide closure on Wednesday

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KFOX14/CBS4) — The Lincoln National Forest will be closed starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, because of active wildfires in the state and extreme fire danger, according to the US Forest Service. The closure order will remain in effect until July 30, 2022, unless...
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Congresswoman Stansbury visits Sacred Grounds in Ruidoso

Members of the Democratic Party of Lincoln County New Mexico welcomed U.S. Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury on Saturday, May 14 at Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House in Ruidoso. Stansbury is the sitting Congresswoman representing New Mexico’s Congressional District 1 (CD1). Stansbury won a special election after the Biden administration appointed Deb Haaland to Secretary of the Interior.

Area leaders share concerns with lawmakers

New Mexico and Chaves County have received a lot of money for capital projects in recent years, with the state expecting to receive $3.8 billion more from the federal infrastructure law passed in November. But state legislators heard Friday morning about some of the challenges that exist in expending money,...

Many families still displaced after McBride Fire

RUIDOSO, NM (KTSM) – Nearly a month after the McBride Fire burned over 200 structures, the Mayor says many families are still displaced. Lynn Crawford, Mayor of the Village of Ruidoso, recalls when the mountain town went up in flames, as high winds blew down power lines. “The look on the people’s faces who have […]
El Paso News

“It looked like a war zone.” Families work to rebuild after McBride Fire

RUIDOSO, NM – (KTSM) – Rubble and debris is all that’s left of hundreds of homes in Ruidoso, New Mexico after the McBride Fire tore through the mountain-town in April. “It looked like a war zone to tell you the truth, I couldn’t believe it,” said Mary Blackmon, who lost her home of 22 years which she had bought with her late husband in the McBride Fire.

Smoky skies and new fire regulations in the Sacramentos

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - On Wednesday morning, Borderland residents woke up to an orange sun and a layer of smoke hovering over the Organ Mountains. The smoke is coming from the Black Fire, currently burning in the Gila Wilderness due west of Truth or Consequences, and over 100 miles northwest of Las Cruces. The The post Smoky skies and new fire regulations in the Sacramentos appeared first on KVIA.

Two FEMA disaster recovery centers open in New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Two FEMA disaster recovery centers are now open in New Mexico for those impacted by wildfires. At the centers, residents can get help with disaster assistance applications, upload documents and get any questions answered. The first center is at Old Memorial Middle School (947 Legion Road) in Las Vegas. It will be open […]

SBA assistance, other resources available to those affected by New Mexico wildfires

Due to the ongoing wildfires and other natural disasters over the past two months, state and federal authorities have established several programs to aid New Mexico businesses, homeowners and those who find themselves suddenly unemployed. U.S. Small Business Administration recovery center. The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened a business...

Bataan Death March Memorial Motorcycle Run Saturday In Ruidoso

The annual Bataan Memorial Bike Run is Saturday, May 14th, in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Enjoy not only a beautiful ride but also food, drinks, fun and music!. The covid-19 pandemic caused an interruption in this annual run but it's back and better than ever in a new location, the amazing Inn Of The Mountain Gods. The event honors the memory of soldiers from New Mexico who were forced to endure the infamous Bataan Death March. Men like Julio Barela and Father Albert Braun just to name a couple. Mr. Barela was one of it's oldest survivors and Father Braun was a Priest and Lt. Colonel known as the "Warrior Priest".
US News and World Report

Nuclear Downwinder Reparations Bill Clears US House

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — When America’s first nuclear weapons were tested in south-central New Mexico they set off generations of strife as nearby communities struggled with cancers and other health problems many feared were a direct impact of associated radiation. Those downwinders living in remote communities like Carrizozo...

Small Businesses Eligible for Aid in Response to New Mexico Wildfires

On May 11, The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network announced the opening of an SBA Business Recovery Center in Ruidoso to provide support services to businesses impacted by the wildfires and straight-line winds that began on April 5, 2022. SBA Offers Aid...