Fire en Officials: Air In Underground Nuclear Waste Facility Is Safe, Fire Is Out <p>UPDATE 5:30p 2/6:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Work has resumed at southeastern New Mexico's nuclear waste repository. But officials say they don't yet know what caused the truck fire that forced an evacuation of the underground site.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:18:58 +0000 Christine Trudeau & The Associated Press 40966 at Officials: Air In Underground Nuclear Waste Facility Is Safe, Fire Is Out Officials to close bosque in three counties <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">High fire danger has prompted officials to close the wooded area along the Rio Grande in Sandoval, Valencia and Socorro counties.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">The closure will take effect Friday morning. The area will remain closed until further notice.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">With a full closure, all paths and ditch roads near the bosque will be off limits.</span></p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:47:26 +0000 The Associated Press 14782 at Officials to close bosque in three counties Sentencing reset for men in Arizona wildfire case <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">The sentencing hearing for two cousins charged with accidentally causing the largest wildfire in Arizona history has been reset.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">Caleb Malboeuf and David Malboeuf were scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Flagstaff.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">Defense attorneys say they need more time to prepare arguments in support of probation with substantial community service.</span></p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:48:52 +0000 The Associated Press 14356 at Gila fire prompts rescue of threatened fish <p>Biologists are trying to save a threatened trout species in southwestern New Mexico, even as crews around the West struggle to contain blazes that have charred hundreds of square miles of forested countryside.</p><p>The concern is that after the fires, summer rains could choke waterways with ash, soil and charred debris. A team is using electroshocking devices to temporarily stun the <font color="red">Gila</font> (HEE&#39;-luh) trout. The fish are then scooped up and ferried to a hatchery in northern New Mexico for safe keeping.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:59:28 +0000 The Associated Press & Laura Paskus 14328 at Report Examines Human Caused Fires in Arizona <p>The Government Accountability Office has released a report showing that only a fraction of human-caused fires in Arizona were investigated in the past five years. Of those, illegal border crossers may have started almost half.</p><p>But as Michel Marizco reports for the&nbsp;<a href="">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, &nbsp;the author of the report says the data she used for the study is far from complete.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:15:22 +0000 Michel Marizco 4678 at Report Examines Human Caused Fires in Arizona Wildfire Programs Could See Cuts Under Senate Proposal <p>There&#39;s a proposal in a U.S. Senate committee to cut funding for a program which helps reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in places like New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Texas. Ruxandra Guidi reports from the&nbsp;<a href="">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:10:20 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 4677 at Wildfire Programs Could See Cuts Under Senate Proposal