Sept. 2, 2020 – A Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team plans to begin assessing post-fire conditions on the Medio Fire as early as Thursday. With a primary focus on human life and safety, the BAER Team will analyze the fire’s impact, determine any values at immediate risk and recommend emergency treatments.
New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 154 additional COVID-19 cases. New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
As a result of successful firefighting efforts, Medio Fire activity is winding down as suppression repair activities continue around the fire perimeter.
Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, hosted a roundtable with Farm to Table New Mexico and Sandoval County farmers to discuss their efforts to provide healthy, sustainable foods to New Mexicans and how New Mexico is utilizing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs to support local food systems.
The Los Alamos School Board met on Thursday, Aug. 27 for a work session. All board members were in attendance. In addition, over 300 parents, students, staff and community members viewed the meeting via Zoom.
New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 110 additional COVID-19 cases. New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
 Crews worked into the night to successfully complete burnout operations on the western edge of the fire. These efforts aimed to eliminate the remaining fuel between the main body of the fire and the handline previously constructed by firefighters.
The following is for the distribution of a Missing Person Advisory Runaway Juvenile for the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office.  For information on this advisory please contact the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office at 575-525-1911.
On August 30, 2020, at about 1:30 p.m. the New Mexico State Police, responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 10 near the New Mexico and Arizona border. 
New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 73 additional COVID-19 cases. New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
Warmer temperatures this afternoon may allow crews to use aerial ignition to bring low intensity fire toward the completed handline to secure the western side. Smoke may become increasingly visible as firefighters attempt to resume these critical burnout operations.
Intermittent rain over the past few days continues to delay planned burnout operations to secure the western side of the fire area. Until fuels have dried out, crews are shifting their efforts to suppression repair.

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