New Mexico News Plus
July 21, 2014
Landscape Restoration & Stewardship Plan for the Valles Caldera
The Valles Caldera Trust has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Landscape Restoration and Stewardship Plan (Stewardship Plan).
The Stewardship Plan proposes a 10-year strategy for the restoration and stewardship of the forest, grassland, shrubland, and riparian ecosystems of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Proposed activities include, forest thinning, wildland fire management, road closure, decommissioning, maintenance and repair; riparian restoration, erosion control, burned area rehabilitation, and noxious weed eradication and control.
A Notice of Availability will be published in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency on or near July 7, 2014. Not less than 30-days following the publication of the notice, the Valles Caldera Trust will make decision to implement the proposed action, select and alternative action or take no action at this time. This decision will be documented in a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will be made available to the public.
Valles Caldera News Release July 7, 2014
July 18, 2014
"July rains helping New Mexico significantly" – KRQE News
It’s been a rainy July in New Mexico. Now, those watching the water are weighing in on just how much the rain is helping New Mexico. The Bureau of Reclamation says one of the biggest benefits of the rainfall has been the Rio Grande where rain has reconnected miles of dry river bed. – 7/17/2014
July 15, 2014
"40 immigrants deported from New Mexico" – Las Cruces Sun-News
Officials say around 40 or so Central American immigrants detained briefly in New Mexico have been deported. “Our border is not open to illegal migration and we will send recent illegal migrants back,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. “We expect additional migrants will be returned to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in the coming days and weeks.” – 7/14/2014
July 16, 2014
"New Mexico's population growing older" – Santa Fe New Mexican
New Mexicans over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population so far this decade, according to the Census Bureau. Those over 65 increased by 12 percent from 2010 to 2013, compared with a national increase of 10 percent, according to Census Bureau estimates released last month. – 7/15/2014
July 11, 2014
"Homeland secretary to visit New Mexico immigrant holding site" – Santa Fe New Mexican
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit a temporary immigration detention center in southeastern New Mexico on Friday and meet with officials in Texas about the ongoing humanitarian immigrant crisis, the department said Thursday. During his visit, officials said, Johnson will tour the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, then meet with officials in Weslaco, Texas, about the surge of Central American immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. – 7/10/2014