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  • Udall visits New Mexico's wildfire burn scars

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is in New Mexico to get a firsthand look at the scars left behind by two massive wildfires that burned through parts of the state last summer.

    The New Mexico Democrat is stopping Tuesday at the Spur Ranch in western New Mexico. That's where last year's Wallow Fire crossed over from Arizona.

    On Saturday, he will get a tour of the work being done on areas affected by the Las Conchas blaze on Santa Clara Pueblo land.

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  • 5-inch Live Worm Removed From India Man's Eye

    Note: Graphic video... Doctors in Mumbai, India were shocked to discover a 5-inch long worm living in a patient's right eye. The worm has been removed and the patient appears to have recovered.

  • NM offers mobile app for road information

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a new mobile application allows travelers to use their smartphones to obtain information about New Mexico road conditions.

    The Department of Transportation says the app can help motorists learn about highway closures or restrictions, traffic congestion, road construction, weather conditions for New Mexico cities and find web cameras showing some roadway sections. That information is now available on the agency's web site.

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  • Wildfire near Carlsbad Caverns up to 5,000 acres

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning on the western border of Carlsbad Caverns National Park has grown to 5,000 acres.

    Fire officials said Sunday that the blaze was sparked Friday by lightning in the Lincoln National Forest around the New Mexico-Texas state line.

    A helicopter battling the declining Little Bear Fire was diverted Saturday to the new fire, which is at 15 percent containment.

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  • Airport Master Plan takes shape

    The Los Alamos Airport may not look much different in 20 years.

    So says Airport Manager Peter Soderquist, based on an analysis by Delta Airport Consultants (DAC), a firm specializing in airport master plans.

    The master plan study is being conducted in order to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recommendation that airports update their master plan every seven to 10 years.

    The most recent master plan assessment was conducted in1994. Los Alamos County assumed operating control of the airport from the Department of Energy (DOE) in 1996, and the property was deeded to the county in 2008.

  • Flying High On The Fourth Of July

    Feeling the wind in your face can be exhilarating, but imagine feeling it as you’re jumping out of a perfectly good airplane at 6,000 feet above ground.

    Roger Handrahan experiences a floating feeling every time he jumps — and he does it quite often. With 600 skydives in the past eight years, Handrahan is no stranger to jumping out of planes. He began doing so in 1968.

    As part of the Habanero Skydiving Team, he will take the plunge as part of the Los Alamos County Fourth of July festivities at Overlook Park. Other team members are: Adam Buckner, Kelly Wilson and J.C. Brown.

    The team originally planned to put on a show during last year’s festivities, but was unable to because the event was canceled due to the Las Conchas Fire.