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Under the direction of Daniel Holmes, the Cleveland High School marching band, aka “The Regiment,” was out practicing in Tuesday afternoon’s heat. (Gary Herron/Observer)
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New Mexico Wildfire alert: Hermits Peak Fire update 2022-08-10

Incident is 98% contained. Summary:  The Hermits Peak Fire began April 6 as a result of the Las Dispensas prescribed fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.   Although forecasted weather conditions were within parameters for the prescribed fire, unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon caused multiple spot fires that spread outside the project boundary.  It was declared a wildfire at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 2022. Named the Hermits Peak Fire, the wildfire began approximately 12 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM at the base of Hermits Peak in the Pecos Wilderness. The Hermits Peak Fire is in mixed conifer in steep, rugged terrain that poses challenges for firefighter access. 
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New Mexico Wildfire alert: Calf Canyon update 2022-08-10

Incident is 98% contained. Summary:  The Hermits Peak Fire began April 6 as a result of the Las Dispensas prescribed fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.   Although forecasted weather conditions were within parameters for the prescribed fire, unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon caused multiple spot fires that spread outside the project boundary.  It was declared a wildfire at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 2022. Named the Hermits Peak Fire, the wildfire began approximately 12 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM at the base of Hermits Peak in the Pecos Wilderness. The Hermits Peak Fire is in mixed conifer in steep, rugged terrain that poses challenges for firefighter access. 
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New Mexico driver arrested in death of passenger after driving into floodwater

A Guadalupita man has been arrested for driving a pickup truck into floodwaters in Mora, allegedly leading to the death of his passenger, authorities said Tuesday. New Mexico State Police said 30-year-old John Vasquez has been booked into the San Miguel County jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and fleeing an accident with knowledge of death or great bodily harm.

More areas of Pecos wilderness re-opening

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – As crews get closer to containing the Hermits Peak Calf Canyon fires, more access to the Pecos wilderness is now being made available. The Santa Fe National Forest reopened more than 11,000 acres within the Pecos wilderness. The Carson National Forest is also reopening portions of the Camino Real Ranger District. Officials say […]
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Man accused of driving drunk, killing passenger in Mora floodwaters

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Flash flooding from the burn scars near Mora made low water crossings deadly. That was the case for one man who was killed while trying to make it across a raging river. Now the driver of that truck is charged with killing him. Burn scars caused by the state’s largest wildfire and […]

New Mexico Wildfire alert: Hermits Peak Fire update 2022-08-09

Incident is 98% contained. Summary:  The Hermits Peak Fire began April 6 as a result of the Las Dispensas prescribed fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.   Although forecasted weather conditions were within parameters for the prescribed fire, unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon caused multiple spot fires that spread outside the project boundary.  It was declared a wildfire at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 2022. Named the Hermits Peak Fire, the wildfire began approximately 12 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM at the base of Hermits Peak in the Pecos Wilderness. The Hermits Peak Fire is in mixed conifer in steep, rugged terrain that poses challenges for firefighter access. 
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New Mexico Wildfire alert: Calf Canyon update 2022-08-09

Incident is 98% contained. Summary:  The Hermits Peak Fire began April 6 as a result of the Las Dispensas prescribed fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.   Although forecasted weather conditions were within parameters for the prescribed fire, unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon caused multiple spot fires that spread outside the project boundary.  It was declared a wildfire at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 2022. Named the Hermits Peak Fire, the wildfire began approximately 12 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM at the base of Hermits Peak in the Pecos Wilderness. The Hermits Peak Fire is in mixed conifer in steep, rugged terrain that poses challenges for firefighter access. 
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Lt. Gov. helps rescue Silver City man in I-25 rollover

Around 7:15 Friday evening, Lt. Gov. Howie Morales was on his way from Doña Ana County to Las Vegas for a speech at New Mexico Highlands University when he witnessed a large rental truck toppling over on I-25 just south of Truth or Consequences. “The Ryder truck had flipped...

Travis Scott ‘fully back’ at $27,000 a ticket, despite Astroworld, criticism

HOUSTON (CW39) Houston native Travis Scott, 31, is attempting to make a comeback according to new reports. Scott’s headliner concert is his first, nine months after his music festival Astroworld, which according to local investigations, a surging crowd left 10 dead in Houston. Scott has kept a low profile, till now. In Europe over the […]
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