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Public Safety

  • Gas company apologizes for outage

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gas Company executives say they're sorry.

    The utility's top officials held a news conference Tuesday in Albuquerque with an update on efforts to restore service in Taos and Espanola. Company president Annette Gardiner says when the gas company said it expected to have service restored by Sunday, officials thought at the time it was "an attainable goal."

  • Natural gas service restoration work completed

    New Mexico Gas Company has posted the following message on the company's website:

     

    Service has now been restored for our customers in all areas affected by the extreme winter storm, including the southern, metro and northern areas. If you are still without gas, or if you have gas but New Mexico Gas Company did not turn on your service, please call us at 1-888-664-2726 so we can revisit your property to connect your service and perform safety checks.

  • NM Gas Company sets up toll-free number for Espanola, Taos customers

    New Mexico Gas Company issued a press release Monday afternoon regarding customers needing assistnace:

    Due to the high volume of calls being received in the Espanola and Taos offices, customers needing assistance should call 1-888-664-2726.  The local offices are dedicated to the restoration deployment and are not able to respond at this time.

  • New Mexico murders still a mystery after 21 years

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The killers were ruthless.

    They showed up at the Las Cruces Bowl shortly before it was scheduled to open at 8 a.m. on a quiet Saturday, just an ordinary sleepy weekend in a laid-back college town about 40 miles north of the Mexican border.

    After stepping through an unlocked door, the two men herded a snack bar cook, Ida Holguin, bowling alley manager Stephanie Senac, her 12-year-old daughter, Melissia Repass, and the girl's 13-year-old friend, Amy Hauser, into a corner office.

  • Crews work on restoring natural gas in Ariz., N.M.

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Natural gas service was being restored Sunday to thousands of customers in New Mexico and Arizona after record cold temperatures earlier this week caused a shortage in supplies, but it could be at least another day before some customers can fire up their gas appliances.

  • LANL Protester Trial Put On Hold

    The Feb. 8 trial has been placed on hold for six of the eight people arrested and charged with state misdemeanor trespassing after staging a sit-in at Los Alamos National Laboratory Aug. 6.

    The eight protesters were arrested after sitting on the ground with their arms and hands locked together blocking the door to the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) building. They volunteered to be arrested, were cited and released that same day. Two later pled no contest and were sentenced to fines and probation.

  • Sparky the Fire Dog turns 60

     Quincy, Mass.—March 18 marks the 60th birthday of Sparky the Fire Dog, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), who has been teaching children, parents and teachers on fire prevention and public safety for the past six decades.
    To kick-off this year-long celebration, today, the NFPA is launching a “Voice of Sparky” contest to find one special firefighter to be the voice behind this iconic Dalmatian spokesdog.

  • Emergency Shelter Locations

    Emergency Shelters
    Emergency shelters have been set up at these locations for residents unable to safely remain at home. These heated facilities will have cots, blankets, food and water, and other emergency relief in coordination with the Red Cross and/or National Guard.
     

  • Gov. Martinez declares state of emergency, government offices closed Friday as natural gas crisis continues

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With tens of thousands of people across New Mexico without natural gas service, Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday declared a state of emergency, ordered government offices be shut down Friday and urged schools to "strongly consider" remaining closed for the day.

    Demand has soared because of extremely cold weather across the state since Tuesday. New Mexico Gas Company said rolling blackouts in West Texas also impeded the delivery of natural gas to New Mexico.

  • Los Alamos County sets up shelter location as natural gas cutoffs affect thousands across New Mexico

    Tens of thousands of people across New Mexico were without natural gas service Thursday, and the crisis continues Friday.

    Los Alamos County has activated the Emergency Operations Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory in order to coordinate resources and closely monitor the community’s gas supply situation during these low and dangerously cold temperatures.