Gov. signs emergency declaration for Hidalgo County after flooding

38 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an emergency declaration for Hidalgo County following historic flooding. The executive order gives $750,000 in funding from the department. The declaration comes after monsoon rain led the Gila River levels to rise to historic levels. The funding will help the county

Monsoon season impacts chile harvest

70 Views   “Chile does not like extra water,” said Cinco Estrella Chile’s owner, Glen Duggins. SOCORRO COUNTY, N.M. — A beloved New Mexico tradition people look forward to is finally here — Green chile season. However, heavy downpours and flash floods have affected crops throughout the entire state.

U.S. Highway 180 collapses after flooding damages roadway

82 Views   SILVER CITY, N.M. — U.S. Highway 180 remains closed after flooding caused part of the roadway to collapse. According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the roadway outside of a bridge on U.S. 180 was undermined when extreme flooding went through the area. The collapse happened on Wednesday.

Highway 180 north of Silver City remains closed

100 Views   SILVER CITY – US 180 is closed in both directions at milepost 92. All traffic will be turned around back to Silver City (milepost 100) or Cliff (milepost 84). The New Mexico Department of Transportation is on site and has evaluated the structure on US 180. It has been

Gila River sees record-breaking flood

86 Views   The Gila River experienced a record-breaking flood last weekend. According to the National Weather Service, the Gila River crested at over 30 feet near Virden, New Mexico on Sunday night. The previous record was set on Dec. 19, 1978, at 29 feet.

Ruidoso flash flooding sweeps through homes

84 Views   Residents near Gavilan Canyon near Ruidoso got the worst of it. RUIDOSO, N.M. — With heavy rain and flash flooding hitting some parts of New Mexico, residents near Gavilan Canyon north of Ruidoso got the worst of it. Heavy rain and flash floods swept through people’s homes which caused