KGLP Slide Show

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Results of KGLP's Board Election

Here are the results of KGLP's Board Election:

"KGLP congratulates new Gallup Public Radio board member, Fritz Sargent, on
his election,

and congratulates returning board members Mildred Dunning and Gerald O'Hara.

These Board Members will serve a two-year term.

KGLP also wishes to thank Tim Hagaman for his past service on the board, and
his continuing work on-air and on behalf of Gallup Public Radio."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sevilleta Bosque Fire

Sevilleta Bosque Fire

by KGLP 91.7 fm Radio on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 9:43pm
Bosque Fire Near Junction of Interstate 25 and State Hwy 60
 Saturday, April 2, 2011 9:15pm by Rogi Riverstone

Uploaded by on Apr 2, 2011
State Forestry is responding to a large brush Bosque fire that is burning
near Bernardo, New Mexico.
UPDATE April 4, midnight: The fire is now 2,000 acres, traveling north along the bosque. Houses in its path are threatened. Strong winds throughout the day frustrated efforts of fire crews.

Uploaded by KOBTV on Apr 3, 2011

KRQE and KASA are reporting a large bosque fire is burning on private and state wildlife area land, close to the Bernardo, the New Mexico Boys' Ranch and the Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge. The fire is located approximately 20 miles south of Belen, and is heading north along the Rio Grande. It began west of the river, but has now crossed it.
La Joya Volunteer Fire Dept.
assisting other Dept. with water for brush trucks.
Suzanne Barela
KOAT reports,
The flames were dangerously close to Larry Foote’s home. He said it’s a miracle that his house didn’t go up in flames.
“It’s moving so fast and is such a big old monster now,” Foote said.Officials with the Department of Homeland Security said it’s unclear how the fire started.Jeff Crum with Homeland Security said Sunday’s nearly 70 mph winds are will only fuel the fire.“The winds are going to be terrible,” he said.
KOAT reports predictions the fire could continue for days.

Fire near the Boys Ranch
 Casey Barela
Nearby structures are under direct threat at this time and crews with hoses could be seen dousing them with fire hoses.

Socorro and Valencia Counties' fire crews are working the fire. State forestry services and Federal Bureau of Land Management teams are investigating. The Albuquerque Type III incident management team was ordered up to take command of the fire by evening.

Fire near Boys Ranch
Suzanne Barela

This reporter witnessed a plume of smoke from the fire which could be seen and smelt overhead in Los Lunas at sunset. Fire crews were hosing down the evacuated Boys' Ranch, which had its yard sprinklers running. At nightfall, columns of flames reached 50 feet or more in height and a significant increase in involvement in the course of twenty minutes was witnessed.

UPDATE 11:05 pm
KOAT is reporting the fire has jumped from 75 acres to 2,500 in the past, two hours. Residents of the Bernardo area are being asked to evacuate. Belen is recommended.

According to the Associated Press, the fire is human caused. It is under investigation by State Forestry and Bureau of Land Management officials.
Some cottonwoods exploded
Casey Barela
Equipment includes ten engines, four water tenders and a helicopter with a water bucket.