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For live, brief weekly updates of county news, tune in Wednesdays to the Zia Country Morning Show at approximately 7:15 a.m. at 99.5 on your dial, and on Magic 105 at approximately 7:50 a.m., and on Your Morning Show at approximately 8:15 a.m. on KVLC, 101-Gold. On Thursday mornings, you can tune in to the KGRT Morning Country Show at approximately 7:15 a.m., then on KSNM 98.7 from about 8:25-8:33, and finally on HOT 103.1's Morning Show (approx. 8:10-8:15.

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  • HATCH WATER SUPPLY UNCOMPROMISED, TESTS SHOW - 08/16/2006

    Experts from the New Mexico Environment Department have concluded testing of the Village of Hatch’s water supply and distribution system. Chlorine levels at the storage tank and at multiple test sites throughout the village are consistent, indicating that the water supply is safe for consumption. A broken water line is under repair, but the break is between the well and the storage tank

  • RIO GRANDE OVERFLOWING NEAR SUNLAND PARK - 08/16/2006

    Powerful storm cells packing additional heavy rains are forming in and around Doña Ana County, and the Doña Ana County Emergency Operations Center is receiving reports of the Rio Grande overflowing in the City of Sunland Park onto Racetrack Drive and at the Santa Teresa Bridge.

  • FLOOD UPDATE: DONATION REQUESTS, VECTOR CONTROL, WATER DIVERSION, LAW ENFORCEMENT - 08/16/2006

    Hatch High School reports being “inundated” with donations of clothing, and asks that all donations from this point forward be coordinated through the Las Cruces offices of the Community Action Agency, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

  • WAL-MART PARTNERS WITH COUNTY FOR CLOTHES DRIVE TO AID VICTIMS - 08/16/2006

    Doña Ana County employees are conducting a clothing drive to benefit flood victims in Hatch and other northern Doña Ana County communities. Both Las Cruces Wal-Mart stores have announced they also want to help, and they will set up donation boxes outside both stores beginning today, continuing through the upcoming weekend.

  • RAIL CAR CONTENTS STABLE, UNAFFECTED BY FLOODWATERS - 08/16/2006

    Southwestern Railroad has confirmed the contents of nine rail cars situated in downtown Hatch.

  • FLOOD UPDATE: PUMPING, SANDBAGS, FOOD, WATER, LAW ENFORCEMENT, WATER DIVERSION - 08/16/2006

    Several pumps have been deployed to the Village of Hatch and have been moving water from downtown into drainage canals since 2 a.m. The pumped water eventually will be discharged into the Rio Grande.

  • ROADS RE-OPEN TO HATCH, ACCESS TO SOME AREAS REMAINS RESTRICTED - 08/16/2006

    The New Mexico State Police have re-opened most highways leading to the Village of Hatch. Highway 185 remains closed.

  • I-25 CLOSED DUE TO GASOLINE SPILL - 08/15/2006

    A gasoline tanker truck has overturned near mile marker 44 on Interstate 25. New Mexico State Police have closed the interstate from Rincon to Truth or Consequences in both directions. Emergency crews are on-scene and will remain on scene until the danger has passed, at which point traffic will resume.

  • BREACHED ARROYO REPAIRED BY CREWS - 08/15/2006

    Doña Ana County road crews, working shoulder-to-shoulder with crews from the Elephant Butte Irrigation District and other local partners, have repaired the banks of a breached arroyo near Hatch. Using heavy equipment, work will continue on the Placitas Arroyo into the night to shore up and strengthen the repaired areas.

  • RIVER EXPECTED TO RISE ONE FOOT OVERNIGHT - 08/15/2006

    The Doña Ana County Flood Commission has announced that the Rio Grande will likely rise a minimum of one foot overnight due to runoff from flooding in Sierra and Doña Ana counties. Residents who live along or near the river are urged to pay close attention to rising water levels and to be prepared to evacuate on short notice if necessary. No evacuation orders are in place south of Rincon at this time.

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