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Firefighters report ‘big day’ for fire, evacuations

“Another hell of a day on this fire, folks,” fire department spokesman Bill Morse said at the end the daily update from last night on the Hermit’s Peak / Calf Canyon Fire. Updated: As of this morning, the fire had grown 33% to 236,939 acres. Yesterday was “a big day for fire behavior” and a “big day for evacuations,” Morse noted, with the latter also including the recording of Ready to go evacuation status in Taos and Colfax counties. “This fire has enough energy, with the models we’re running, there’s a chance those areas will see fire,” Todd Abel, one of the fire department chiefs, said last night. Additional evacuations were lifted in San Miguel County, although many communities remain in “set” status; The Drinking Water Office of the State Ministry of the Environment issued a “Precautionary water advice” Tuesday night crowded nearly 4,000 residents who were admitted to re-enter some evacuated areas Be careful with water. That Cerro Pelado Fire in Jemez, last report had grown to 42,491 acres, 11% containment, though yesterday resulted in slower growth than has been seen in recent days. both fires, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a briefing yesterday “very risky, extremely dangerous major fires.” Yesterday’s fire activity generated a large plume of smoke, visible from Santa Fe and throughout northern New Mexico. “When you see a column of smoke, which we are seeing today, it definitely increases anxiety, it makes you nervous,” Incident Commander Dave Bales said, encouraging people to be mindful of evacuation status and fire behavior if critical fire weather persists. “That fire is going to get some steam here over the next few days I think,” Bales said.

Santa Fe City Council resumes in-person meetings

If you’re just a Zoom meeting away from throwing your computer out the window, take heart: the city of Santa Fe resumes face-to-face meetings today, beginning with the City Council at 5 p.m. The Board of Directors and Council Committees, as well as meetings of the Historic District Planning Commission and Audit Committee, are held in person and webcast live City YouTube channel (Council meetings are also broadcast on Comcast Channel 28 and on KSFR 101.1 FM). All other City Council and Commission meetings are held in person. The public can now attend in person, but can also submit written comments via the city’s meeting portal (this must be done at least four hours before the start of the meeting). As for today’s city council meeting, it seems like it could get long, but look at the front end an update of CHARTits just started second poll and a Update on that annoying late audit.

Forensic testimony supports prosecutors’ case in teenage shooting trial

Yesterday fifth day of testimony in the murder trial of Estevan Montoya, charged with shooting and killing Santa Fe basketball star Fedonta “JB” White, highlights a primary point of contention in the case: how the two teenagers were positioned when the shooting occurred. According to witnesses, it happened within seconds when the two met in the front yard of a house in Chupadero. The defense alleges that Montoya tried to escape the confrontation and fired when White gave chase. Prosecutors trying to prove first degree murder argue Montoya turned, put his feet up and shot White directly. dr Lauren Decker, a forensic pathology expert with the State Office of the Medical Investigator, testified that the bullet went down, indicating the gun was fired from above, which supported prosecutors’ argument that White was walking at the time or fell. The trial also addressed Montoya’s “first version” of the shooting, about 12 hours after the August 2020 shooting, in which he told a detective, “I didn’t shoot anyone.” Montoya has since backed down and said he had White shot in self-defense.

COVID-19 in numbers

Reported May 10th:

New cases: 251; 524,895 total cases

fall rate: Yesterday weekly geographic trend report from the state health department lists Santa Fe County with a case rate per 100,000 for the seven-day period May 2-8 at 21.2, the third highest in the state, after De Baca (38.8) and Los Alamos (29, 5).deaths: 13; At last count, Santa Fe County had 280 deaths in total; nationwide there were a total of 7,581 deaths. hospitalizations: 55; ventilation patients: Seven

Resources: Vaccine registration; booster registration Free at home Rapid Antigen Tests; Report a positive COVID-19 test result yourself to the health department; Covid-19 treatment the information: oral treatments paxlovid (12 years and older) and molnupiravir (18 years and older); and Treatments with monoclonal antibodies. tool box for immunocompromised people. Individuals seeking treatment who do not have a medical provider may call NMDOH’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

You can read all of SFR’s COVID-19 coverage here.


In early April, SFR learned from Española’s venerable Rio Grande SUNafter almost 70 years, would no longer owned by the Trapp family and had been sold to an investment group that includes prominent members of the state’s Republican Party. New Mexico PBS reflected on the SUN‘s legacy in the valley, in conversation with former owner, editor and publisher Robert Trapp Jr.; new editor and publisher Richard Connor; former reporters and editors; The special features clips from Ben Daitz’s 2013 documentary The sun never sets.

NM Student filmmakers in the spotlight

The Louisiana based Film Award Junior—self-described as the South’s largest student film festival—extended to New Mexico for the first time this year, collecting Coverage this week from NPR. Tulsi Shaw, a homeschooled student, won in the middle school group for best stop motion/animation for her film Earth, a “claymation creation about a three inch tall being who leaves his family to explore an alien planet – this planet”. Shaw tells NPR, “He goes on all these little adventures and finds all these treasures. But when it’s time for him to return to his planet and family, he realizes that not all the treasure will fit in his spaceship. And so he can only choose one to bring back.” (Spoiler: he chooses a sunflower seed). Several Santa Fe students won in the high school category, including Zoe McDonald of the New Mexico School for the Arts for comedy; Siena Tan from the Santa Fe Community College Masters Program for Best Acting; and Ada Sophia Santos from Capital High School for Best Science Fiction/Horror Picture. You can watch the movies on the New Mexico Film Awards websiteand watch the awards ceremony here.

ABQ plot twist

Phoenix Magazine focuses on Albuquerque for a summer food and wine getaway (probably a cooler place to hang out than Phoenix in the summer). History describes New Mexico’s largest city as a “patchwork of unpredictability” where a diverse culture, dynamic cuisine and a surprisingly vibrant winemaking scene weave into an eclectic tapestry where tradition and nuance can comfortably coexist” and offers the following advice: “Brace yourself for plenty of pleasant plot twists.” More precisely, lays roughly outlines the history of Albuquerque in three “acts”: culture, wine, and food. Act 2, Wine recommends several wineries worth visiting, including the Gruet winery, Ronda house, Milagro Vineyards & Winery and Loud water winery. As for the plot twist, turns out The Middle Rio Grande Valley wine region is one of three Regions approved by American Viticultural Area in New Mexico. No, we didn’t know that either, but we looked it up. The Mimbres Valley is another, as is the Mesilla Valley, which includes Texas.

Red flag warning

Another red flag warning day in Santa Fe today, the National Weather Servicesunny skies are forecast with altitudes approaching 80 degrees and south east winds of five to 10 mph turning to south west of 20 to 30 mph with winds potentially gusting up to 45 mph. nationwideEastern New Mexico could see some severe storms.

Thank you for reading! The word deems it unlikely she will ever check in at a luxurious space hotel (although it sounds tempting at the moment) but she was having fun look at the specifications.

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