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NEWS RELEASE March 25, 2015
The Alamogordo Police Department is investigating a recent rash of attempted scams through telephone calls to Alamogordo residents. In most instances the caller is someone who is allegedly affiliated with the IRS. The caller tells the potential victim he or she owes the IRS a sum of money for back taxes. The caller then gives the victim instructions on how to go about paying the taxes and threatens the victim with going to jail if he or she does not comply.Please be aware the IRS does not attempt to collect any money owed to themin this manner. This is a scam and should be reported to the police immediately. Do not give anyone your personal information or money if youare unsure. Report this or any other suspicious telephone calls to the Alamogordo Police Department at 575-439-4300 immediately.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 10-15-1, NMSA 1978 (2010 CUMM. SUPP.) THAT THE OTERO COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY AND GREENTREE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY WILL HOLD THEIR JOINT ANNUAL MEETING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015, AT 6:00 P.M., AT THE TULAROSA COMMUNITY CENTER, 1050 BOOKOUT RD, TULAROSA, NM.
A copy of the agenda for this meeting may be obtained from the UTILITIES Admin. Office, 2600 N. Florida, Alamogordo, OR the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 1376 E. Ninth st, Alamogordo, NM, 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time. Draft Meeting Minutes are available for review at the UTILITIES Admin. Office, 2600 N. Florida, Alamogordo, NM, ten (10) business days after a Regular or Special Meeting is held.
Prescribed Burning to Resume on Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento and Smokey Bear Ranger Districts
ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, March 21, 2015 - For Immediate Release. Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento and Smokey Bear Ranger Districts plan to take advantage of favorable weather and burning conditions during the month of April.
Sacramento Ranger District personnel will focus on the 210-acre Akers Prescribed Fire project, located about 2 miles south of the junction of NM Highways 130 and 24; and 2 miles north of Weed. A fire information board with maps and project-related information will be located near the highway junction (130 and 24). “Prescribed fire” and “smoke” signs will be posted in the area, as well.
Ignition dates are dependent upon weather conditions. Fire managers will be monitoring conditions closely to ensure that they fall within the ranges that have been identified in the burn plan. Optimal burning conditions must be in place to achieve the desired effects outlined in the burn plan; and will also result in good ventilation and smoke dispersal.
Desired effects include reducing or eliminating fuels (that were generated in recent thinning projects); and reducing piñon and juniper tree density. This prescribed fire treatment will encourage growth of shrubs and herbaceous cover, which will result in an improved foraging habitat for mule deer.
The area is popular for wildlife and also attracts many hunters during the spring turkey hunting season. Spring burning under optimal weather and fuel conditions needed for the Akers project coincides with hunting season. Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts may see fire, smoke, fire personnel, and equipment. Please use caution when traveling or hunting near the project area. This project is a collaborative effort between the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Lincoln National Forest.
During ignitions, smoke may be visible from Weed, Sacramento, Mayhill, Piñon, Sunspot, Highway 82, Cloudcroft, and surrounding areas.
Smokey Bear District personnel will be conducting prescribed fire operations in the Cedar Creek area adjacent to the Ranger Station (901 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso). The 100-acre project will be treated in increments of 20 acres/day.
The Forest Restoration Prescribed Burn project, located at the top of West Mountain, about 5 miles northeast of Capitan, encompasses an area of 800 acres. Under favorable burning conditions, firefighters plan to treat up to 100 acres/day.
During ignitions on prescribed fire projects, expect smoke to settle into drainages and lower elevations at night. It usually dissipates by late-morning, as daytime temperatures increase. In the event that smoke is encountered on travel ways, motorists are advised to reduce travel speeds and turn lights on.
Prescribed fire updates for the Lincoln National Forest are posted on http://nmfireinfo.com/
For additional information about prescribed fire projects on the Lincoln National Forest, please call Loretta Benavidez, Public Affairs Officer at 575-434-7290; 575-430-5546 or email email@example.com
City Charter Review Committee
The City of Alamogordo is putting together a Committee to review the Alamogordo City Charter. Appointments will be made by the City Commission at the April 14, 2015 Regular Meeting.
If you are interested in serving on the City Charter Review Committee, please fill out the attached application and email it to the City Clerk’s Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must live inside the city limits.
Applications will be due by April 7, 2015.Please refer any questions to Renee Cantin, City Clerk, at (575) 439-4205 or by email: email@example.com.
White Sands Boulevard Water Service Line Replacement
Due to construction activities beginning Monday, March 30, 2015, the outside northbound lane, southbound lane and center turn lane of White Sands Blvd. between 1st Street and 10th Street will be closed.Traffic will be merged into one (1) northbound lane and one (1) southbound lane. The traffic control is anticipated to last the duration of the project (until June 2015).
Motorists are advised of the temporary traffic control and reduced speed limits that will be in-place during construction and should use extreme caution in the project area and if possible should seek alternative routes. Businesses and residents in the project area will have access to their property during construction.
If you should have questions or experience any problems in connection with this project, or need further information, please contact:
Edward Balderrama, Project Manager
City of Alamogordo.
Additional Community Garden Survey
Please take the Quick Poll on the right side of this home page. At the end there is an additional survey to take. You can also get the additional survey at this link.