News Briefs: State officials monitoring air quality

Western Wildfires
A firefighting vehicle drives near a burning ridge line near homes on Twisp River Road, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 in Twisp, Wash. Firefighters were in place trying to protect structures, and most residents were running irrigation sprinklers overnight in hopes of protecting their homes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

State officials monitoring air quality

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – All that smoke rolling in from the wildfires west of the state has prompted the state health and environment departments to monitor New Mexico air quality. They say the air quality may change on a daily basis and are advising residents to use their own judgement about going outside depending on their health conditions. They say those with respiratory conditions should minimize outdoor activities if visibility is below 5 miles. All residents should stay inside if visibility is below 1 mile.

New Mexico State Police recognizes veterans

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police Officers have an addition item on their uniforms: pins. Officers who served in the military will now wear a pin representing their branch of service. State police say it is a small way to honor our military veterans.

Company decides against relocating to Rio Rancho

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – It looks like New Mexico will not get an economic boost from GE. The company was looking to relocate its headquarters to Rio Rancho, but decided it is not the place to do it. GE cited business climate, political climate and quality of life in their decision. Sandoval County officials say they now know what they need to work on to attract big businesses. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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