April 7, 2015

Valles Caldera Trust Plans Prescribed Burn for Valle Grande -- Valles Caldera Trust News Release

The Valles Caldera Trust is looking for an opportunity to conduct a prescribed burn project on the Valles Caldera National Preserve in April or early May. The project will last for 1 - 3 days. The prescribed burn will target up to 1471 acres of grass land in the Valle Grande, adjacent to NM Highway 4 near mile marker 3 9.2 . If conditions are suitable to implement the burn, some traffic delays may occur during the ignition phases of the burn but road closures are not expected . If conditions p ermit, burn operations will occur during midday in order to minimize impacts to morning and afternoon commuter traffic on NM Hwy. 4 . The regularly scheduled Preserve activities are not expected to be impacted.-- 4/7/2015

Law will roll back default speed limit on NM county roadsLas Cruces Sun News

Starting next year, you won't be able to drive more than 55 mph on New Mexico county roads where there's no speed limit posted. Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Monday for SB 125 that makes 55 mph the default speed limit on county roads. - - 4/7/15


Rio Grande Trail closer to reality as governor signs bill – Santa Fe New Mexican

Richard Meltz of Santa Fe walks Thursday along a trail near the Rio Grande off Old Buckman Road that might one day be part of a 500-mile recreational path along the river.  Gov. Susana Martinez has signed the Rio Grande Trail bill, creating a commission to study a possible route.