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Celia Raney

Student Reporter

Celia Raney is a native New Mexican raised in a home full of newspapers. She is in her third year at the University of New Mexico where she is studying Multimedia Journalism and English. She is an avid reader, a coffee connoisseur and a plant mom extraordinaire. Celia plans to one day become a war correspondent. She has bylines in the Daily Lobo, where she was a News Editor, the Albuquerque Journal and Talk Media News, for whom she interned with in Washington, DC. Some of her multimedia work has been republished by national news and entertainment outlet Circa, New Mexico broadcast groups KOB, KRQE and KOAT, and the Albuquerque Journal.

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When temperatures start to climb in the summer, the mountains in New Mexico can be both dangerous and in danger.

The Sandia Ranger District and Bernalillo County East Mountain Open Space announced closures this week due to extreme fire danger, joining a growing list of national forests and recreation area closures around the state.