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Wildfire Danger Rises

A orange sky from a wildfire with the New Mexico State Flag superimposed.

5.20.2022 – The Panel discusses the now record-setting wildfire burning near Las Vegas. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham wants the federal government to cover all the costs for all our fires, but is that a realistic request? And, the new restrictions at National Forests around the state. Host: Kevin McDonald Line Opinion Panelists:Merritt Allen, Vox Optima…

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Wildfire Mapping

A map of New Mexico with cartoon flames at the bottom of the image.

5.20.2022 – Using public data from the U.S. Forest Service, Steve Bassett, Director of Planning and Spatial Analysis with The Nature Conservancy, has been creating perimeter maps each morning, showing the progression of the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire in northern New Mexico.  “With the skills that I have and the desperation I was feeling, I…

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