May 27, 2000 |
More than two weeks after a hellish New Mexico wildfire burned 400 homes and closed the Los Alamos National Laboratory, concern is mounting over whether erosion caused by the fire will unleash toxic and radiological contaminants into the Rio Grande.
May 17, 2000 |
The thousands of people streaming back into fire-devastated Los Alamos on Tuesday found smoke still lingering in the air and most stores closed or without such staples as meat and vegetables. It was a city entirely different from the one they had left just six days before, when they fled ahead of a wall of flames that raced up the sides of canyons and left 405 families homeless. The Los Alamos nuclear weapon laboratory remained closed, and pockets of the town remained without gas or electricity.
May 15, 2000 |
Made refugees by fire, hundreds of evacuated residents of Los Alamos solemnly returned Sunday in convoys of yellow school buses to the seared homes, blackened yards and still-smoking vistas of their abandoned town. The 7,000 people of neighboring White Rock, which was undamaged, were allowed to go home. The buses left Santa Fe for Los Alamos throughout the day, carrying counselors, clergy and 360 residents to the community of 18,000 that was emptied of life four days earlier.
March 19, 2000 |
A fire in a transmission line knocked out electricity across much of New Mexico for more than an hour Saturday, snarling traffic in Albuquerque, shutting down radio and television stations and forcing the state high school basketball tournament to halt play. Candy Hurst, an adoption supervisor with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families, was in her downtown Albuquerque office building during the blackout.
December 14, 1999 |
Jim Fenwick, who resigned as Cal State Northridge football coach two years ago to become offensive coordinator at New Mexico, said Monday he has been told his contract will not be renewed. Fenwick, 47, left Northridge to join former UCLA defensive coordinator Rocky Long, the Lobos' coach. New Mexico was 4-7 and 3-9 in Fenwick's two seasons. Fenwick said he was never allowed to turn New Mexico's offense into his specialty, a no-huddle, run-and-shoot, spread attack.
June 14, 1996 |
Two huge wildfires raged, with one straddling the Colorado-New Mexico border and threatening to consume several ranches, officials said. Four air tankers poured retardant on the flames as 650 firefighters rushed to build fire lines. Susan Haywood of the National Forest Service said in Santa Fe that emergency teams hoped to stop the fire in its tracks. The fire has spread across more than 9,000 acres of land, including 5,500 acres on the Jicarilla Apache reservation in northern New Mexico.