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Through an investment of $800,000 from the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and other officials announced that law enforcement agencies throughout the state will receive assistance with the cost of training new police officers by providing proper certification and equipment. According to a news release, the funding is expected to support training for 80 new officers. State officials are hopeful that problem will help address the shortfall in police officers around the state.
The U.S Forest Service Gila National Forest is working on lifting the closure around the Black Fire area by the 1st of September. Some of the work needed includes the installation of hazard warning signage. The public is urged to still be aware of specific hazards that will continue into next month that include landslides, falling trees (even green ones), and of course flooding. As significant moisture continues to affect the forest, “be aware that six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling. Even larger vehicles are at risk of sinking and getting stuck in many areas across the Forest. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks.”
The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One is announcing that there will be pavement repairs along U.S Highway 180 near Glenwood starting tomorrow, Friday August 5th. Motorists can expect lane closures beginning at milepost 60.5 heading southward to milepost 56.A. The work will continue throughout the weekend from 7:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M., with an estimated completion date of Monday, August 8th, weather permitting. For the latest road information visit: The New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com or call 511.
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