Little Bear Fire rages in New Mexico

Jun 10, 2012 Full story: KVII-TV Amarillo 61

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dove

Grayslake, IL

#1 Jun 11, 2012
this is so sad i love this place .
Makes me feel so empty . This place I wanted to retire at

“Everyone is suspect”

Since: Mar 10

Alaska, waiting for my Sara

#2 Jun 11, 2012
Wake-up call for many 'end of society' types also. Imagine how much worse with no government! Sad times for many.
victim

Carrizozo, NM

#3 Jun 11, 2012
Oh the bad part is that the governor has approved the use of national guard and deputies to set up road blocks preventing people from going down major hyways, there are no fires on them and they won't let people go home even after the fire has went around their homes. Its a friggen NAZI situation. After complaining to the Governor and sheriffs office they blow you off. Our freedoms are gone folks, don't move to new mexico its a major police state. I mean they won't let you go home, people all over the place are forced to stay in hotels and are homeless and there is NO reason why most of them can't return home. National Guard is everywhere and its messed up. The deputies glare at you and lean on you when you ask them why you can't go home. Its bull shit and the governor "martinez" could care less, she blows you off when you ask for her help.
victim

Carrizozo, NM

#4 Jun 11, 2012
next time I won't leave my home to go to the store because they won't let you go back. Its time to fight them off I guess they are out of control. Its another example of what happens when you give a woman some control (make her governor) the power goes to their heads every single time. She is treating the general public like a bunch of children and making their decisions for them. Not even allowing them to defend their own property with heavy equipment that they own. Kicking them off their land, WTF ?????
Pat

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Jun 11, 2012
So sorry, but my nephew is down there fighting that fire trying to save your home! Give them some respect! I am sure he would rather be home with his family, they have been treated awful there. Be thankful they want to help you guys.
NMCritter

Alto, NM

#6 Jun 11, 2012
Hey Victim,
Maybe they won't let you go home because there are still hot spots out there. And maybe they won't open the highway because they need the roads open for emergency vehicles. Maybe you need to get a clue as to what is going on! They will let you in when its safe, Dumb ass!
NMCritter

Alto, NM

#7 Jun 11, 2012
Pat,
I want you to know that I for one appreciate what your nephew and the other firefighters and law enforcement are doing in protecting my home and our communities! Tell Him I said Thank You please!
Pat

Santa Fe, NM

#8 Jun 11, 2012
Nm critter. AT least you have a clue to what's going on down there. Thanks!!!!
Pat

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Jun 11, 2012
NM CRITTER, Thank you, I will let him know when he gets a chance to call. I have a brother that lives down there and I hope the best for all of you.
NMCritter

Alto, NM

#10 Jun 11, 2012
Pat,
The majority of us do! And we know what those men & women are doing for us. Ans We(unlike so called Victim ) Appreciate everything they are doing for us!!
NMCritter

Alto, NM

#11 Jun 11, 2012
In fact, if you came down here to our little neck of the woods you would see that people are bringing water, food and other items for people like your nephew. And you would see signs at most business thanking them.
Excuse me

Ruidoso, NM

#12 Jun 11, 2012
Did you attend ANY of these meetings? If you did, it sounds like you have a hearing problem, or worse, you heard the words but didn't listen. The Deputies and National Guard are here to protect all of us. The guard is to report any new flare ups by falling ash. They also are patrolling some of the burned and evacuated neighborhoods, on the watch for looters of properties where the residents aren't there. Hopefully they are watching out for your house as well. Then again, the way you are complaining, maybe they are protecting your neighbors and the rest of us from people like you. The Deputies make sure that residents that go in and out of neighborhoods belong there by checking ID'S then escorting them to the property, and then out again.
There are some great shelters available,warm caring people, a place to rest your head and gather your thoughts to thank God you weren't the victim whose house burned to the ground.Think about it, these are the entitlements you voted for. but in this case, a much needed one. A male governor would have done the same thing. They follow incident and disaster response as the situation happens, whether fire, floods, tornadoes or earthquake. These are all natural disasters, yet people get helped. Not like 50 or 60 years ago when you tighten your belt, pulled up your britches and looked forward for better days. Don't feel sorry for you one bit, you are not a victim, just a malcontent whiner!

“Everyone is suspect”

Since: Mar 10

Alaska, waiting for my Sara

#13 Jun 11, 2012
Excuse me wrote:
... Hopefully they are watching out for your house as well. Then again, the way you are complaining, maybe they are protecting your neighbors and the rest of us from people like you. The Deputies make sure that residents that go in and out of neighborhoods belong there by checking ID'S then escorting them to the property, and then out again.
...
I agree with this- HOWEVER, there are always two sides if not more. Police (including Nat'l Grd) routinely abuse their authority. The NM Guard has zero training. Officers get to play 'controller' and many times the public's rights are lost.
Sorry that fire is at play, rights are what this country was built on- not crowd control.
Excuse me

Ruidoso, NM

#14 Jun 11, 2012
Yes, Pat, most of us do appreciate all the fire fighters what ever job they are doing. The guard and law enforcement personnel as well. Shame on ANYONE that is not showing their appreciation. They probably are someone like the self imposed alleged "victim".
While it is understandable, that tensions are high and frustrations run rampant, folks need to understand that procedures are put in place for the health and safety of EVERYONE not just a few.
Please thank your nephew on behalf of our family and have him pass that on to his co-workers on the line.
We know the work is hard and the hours are long and we truly, truly appreciate all of them for helping us out. We were evacuated on Saturday but don't know if we still have a home. However, we are safe and healthy,THANK GOD!!!!!!!, and Governor Martinez, and The American RED CROSS and all the wonderful folks who have provided for our comfort and well being. We will make it through by tightening our belts, pulling up our britches and rolling up our sleeves!
nmle2180

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#15 Jun 12, 2012
Victim is a yard dart. Let 'im go back into the burn area and let nature's hot spots do their job.
nmle2180

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#16 Jun 12, 2012
Ditto, Liarz. Another one without enough brains to do any good.
oppressed

Ruidoso, NM

#18 Jun 12, 2012
no kidding the firefighters are doing a great job, I appreciate their efforts. It started on less than ten acres and then spread to over 40k acres. If the cops would get off the road blocks and let people work some issues maybe that would not have happened. Some folks that are not in the city have heavy equipment and could draw dozer lines on the edges of their property but its not possible because nazi cops are doing their blind justice thing at the road blocks. They are causing acres to burn and houses that people could prevent. Its another case of the state government and cops blindly over controlling citizens that know how to deal with matters in their neighborhoods. The cops were hunting a man in our area (rural as heck) I personally know has put out dozens of fires that started and that could have burned my land. The cops are trying to find him and stop him. I am sick of the state and police trying to think for me. I want to think for myself I am not in the city i am on a ranch and I have heavy equipment. If I run to the store they won't let me come back home to run my equipment, how stupid is that????? The control freak governor that is power happy and unable to let people think for themselves (typical woman with power) should wake up and act like a responsible leader for a change.
If you don't like what i am saying then you are part of the problem with the fire spreading.
NMCritter

United States

#19 Jun 12, 2012
Victim changed his name to Oppressed! Haha!!
concerned

Ruidoso, NM

#20 Jun 12, 2012
NMCritter wrote:
Hey Victim,
Maybe they won't let you go home because there are still hot spots out there. And maybe they won't open the highway because they need the roads open for emergency vehicles. Maybe you need to get a clue as to what is going on! They will let you in when its safe, Dumb ass!
This dumb ass put out grass fires and cleared trees and kept my land from becoming an inferno and burning out the entire loma grande subdivision. What have you done lately ??? Nothing but talk. Shut up and go back to the kitchen. Firefighters are doing a great job but we don't need you piping in with your stupid comments. Write the governor and ask her why she and the police are trying to stop us from doing what we are doing. Like protecting entire subdivisions while ducking police and being stopped by road blocks. Do something useful for a change.
concerned

Ruidoso, NM

#21 Jun 12, 2012
the governor is ignoring suggestions and not responding to the citizens that are making a difference. She is not using the assets around her. We are not city folk, we are rural land owners that have heavy equipment. Whether any of you like it or not we are putting out fires and saving entire subdivisions, I have not seen any fire fighters over here lately but I know they are busy, very busy. Stop criticizing those of us that are working and making a difference. Write the governor and tell her to get the police to stop bullying us at the road blocks so we can go get something cold to drink or a sandwich then get back to work. Tell her to make the police help us help our land and trees and this will save lives. If we want to help out, its our decision if you want to sit in a shelter then thats yours. No blame your direction in any way but don't talk bad about us that choose to work out here. We don't want to die and we can see a fire coming, we are not stupid and keep a back door ready. But after the fire goes by, it still creeps to new area's and that is what almost took out loma grande subdivision. Thanks to you few brave, smart and capable people that stayed behind to keep this huge piece of land that backs up to loma grande from igniting. Good job guys, god bless you. I know who you are and in my book you are heroes. I am still ducking police while I clear fire lanes. They are about to start a fire on the one side of loma grande subdivision that is not safe??? The governor will not simply tell them no. They should go up on the nogal canyon ridge and do a bull dozer line then wait for it to come up the canyon, meanwhile go down into the canyon and fight it back. I walked the canyon walls today and its full of trees, when they start that fire which has probably already been done its going to shoot up those trees to the top rim then head for loma grande.

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