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‘The College Tour’ offers WNMU students a chance at stardom

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SILVER CITY — It is not every day that a professional film crew makes its way to Silver City. This fall, though, Western New Mexico University will be in front of the lens on the TV series The College Tour. The first college or university in New Mexico to be on the show, WNMU will be the sole focus of the half-hour...

Environment Department issues enforcement action to Advanced Chemical Treatment for hazardous waste compliance issues

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ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Environment Department announced on Sept. 19 that it issued an enforcement action against Advanced Chemical Treatment for alleged violations observed during an inspection of the facility performed Feb. 17, 2021. ACT operates a treatment, storage, and disposal facility located at 6137 Edith Boulevard NE in Albuquerque for hazardous wastes received from around the nation. According to its website, ACT operates 17 locations which service the western and southwestern regions of the U.S. and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

NMED cited ACT for alleged violations of their operating permit including the storage of hazardous waste outside of designated...

Road closure starting Sept. 18

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation will close Maloney Avenue (NM 609) starting Sept. 18.

Crews will shut down Maloney Avenue in both directions between 9th Street to 7th Street for approximately one week with a tentative date to reopen Sept. 23. Detours will be in place with no through traffic. Crews will be working on a railroad spur replacement.

Flood advisory in effect for Sept. 17

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The McKinley County Office of Emergency Management issued a flood warning for parts of McKinley and Cibola counties on Sept. 17. The warning was announced at 12:15 pm and will last until 3:15 pm.

Trained weather spotters reported heavy rain and thunderstorms in the reported areas. The rain will cause arroyo and small stream flooding. So far, between half an inch and a full inch of rain has fallen some areas.

The locations that may experience flooding include Thoreau, Bluewater Lake, Bluewater Lake State Park, and Prewitt. Insterate 40 between mile markers 53 and 74 may also see flooding.

Drivers are being asked to take precautions, and turn around when they see flooded roads. Most...

Rare rabies case strikes Bernalillo County puppy

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SANTA FE — A puppy in Bernalillo County has tested positive for rabies. This marks the first reported case of rabies in a dog in New Mexico since 2013, and the first occurrence in Bernalillo County since 2006. The diagnosis has been officially confirmed through testing conducted by the New Mexico Department of Health Scientific Laboratory Division.

The affected puppy had recently arrived in New Mexico, and it is strongly believed that she contracted the virus in Texas. Fortunately, there is no ongoing risk to the public at this time.

Working diligently alongside the pet’s owners, the DOH has successfully identified all individuals and animals who had contact with the infected...

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