Category: Enviroment

Crews contain fire that threatened watershed, caused evacuations

Crews contain fire that threatened watershed, caused evacuations

From the Las Vegas Optic Fire crews from multiple agencies have contained a fire that threatened the city’s water supply and caused the evacuation of the United World College-USA. The Peterson Fire began Friday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., fueled by sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph, according to officials with the New Mexico Forestry…

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Breaking: UWC evacuated as crews battle wildfire

Breaking: UWC evacuated as crews battle wildfire

From the Las Vegas Optic Fire crews from multiple agencies began fighting a wildlife Friday afternoon about five miles northwest of Las Vegas. Located southwest of Montezuma, the Peterson Fire has burned about 20 acres and caused the evacuation of the United World College-USA. Carl-Martin Nelson with UWC-USA said school security notified him of the…

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Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review Kevin King started his first business when he was just 15, and he’s been managing his own businesses ever since. “I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember,” King says. “I’ve only worked for a few people throughout the years, and even during those times, I had…

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City: More revenue needed before curbside recycling can begin

City: More revenue needed before curbside recycling can begin

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas residents who wish to recycle materials like plastic bottles or newspapers must continue to haul these items to a recycling center for the foreseeable future. While larger cities like Santa Fe and Albuquerque offer collection of recyclable material as part of regular solid waste pickup, it seems for…

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Mora fracking film screened in Santa Fe

Mora fracking film screened in Santa Fe

From the Las Vegas Optic Mora County’s attempts to ban fracking are detailed in a new documentary titled “Drilling Mora County,” which was screened Wednesday evening at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe. The nearly hour-long film was written and directed by filmmaker David Luis Leal Cortez, a graduate of the College of Santa…

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Landowner access denied: Ribera-area property owners no longer have access to property

Landowner access denied: Ribera-area property owners no longer have access to property

From the Las Vegas Optic Just off State Highway 3 near Ribera, south of the San Miguel del Vado Church, sits a dirt road gated with barbed wire. The adjoining barbed wire fencing is adorned with two signs typically found in rural areas. One reminds people to keep the gate closed. Another advises that dumping…

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