Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to Southern New Mexico and West Texas stations took part in several seizures totaling more than $1,423,600 of marijuana, as well as arresting a convicted sex offender and a wanted felon out of Arizona.
Nearly a year has passed, since the state was in such a bad drought campers were forbidden to have an open fire. But this year’s rainfall has been a lifeline for New Mexico State Park enthusiasts. With all of the moisture, river and lake levels from all across the state are up. Which has helped keep state parks across New Mexico stay green and why campers were able to light campfires for the first time in several years over this Labor Day weekend.
New Mexico health officials say vaccination rates among toddlers reached an all-time high last year. The state Health Department says New Mexico now ranks 10th in the nation for vaccinations among children between the ages of 19 months and 35 months.
For the first time, adult fairgoers this year will be able to find a favorite among several New Mexico-made beers and wines during the New Mexico State Fair, happening Sept. 10-20 in Albuquerque. New Mexico beer and wine will now join other local food and drink at the State Fair.
The State Fire Marshal’s Division of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission announces the Fourth Annual New Mexico Fire & EMS Expo, to be held at the New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy in Socorro, N.M., September 10-16. Over the course of seven days, emergency responders will be able to select from the most comprehensive offering of fire, rescue and emergency medical courses in the state, with more than 150 classes offered. This year’s theme is “Diamond Jubilee,” celebrating the 60th anniversary of the New Mexico Annual Fire School.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule will provide greater flexibility to industry while requiring new safeguards to protect the public from mismanagement of hazardous waste.
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