The 5 Facts You Need to Know:
- New video shows the massive blaze at an oil storage site in San Juan County. The flames are burning in dozens of tanks at a WPX Company site just outside of Nageezi. One man says he felt his home shake as each tank went up in flames. No injuries have been reported but several families have been displaced. Several agencies are on the scene.
- Governor Susana Martinez is in Dallas joining President Obama for a memorial service for the five officers killed in an ambush last week. President Obama is expected to speak during the service. Monday night, thousands attended a vigil outside City Hall in Dallas in honor of the slain officers.
- Tuesday, mostly sunny with highs from 97 to 102. West winds 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night, mostly clear with lows in the lower to mid 60’s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
- Albuquerque Public Schools is facing a lawsuit which could put hundreds of millions of dollars for projects to improve schools on hold. Attorney Robert Pidcock claims APS broke the law when it asked voters to approve millions of dollars for projects at its schools. In February, 70 percent of voters approved dozens of projects district-wide including a new commons and cafeteria for Albuquerque High. APS has yet to comment.
- Think you’ve got what it takes to perform the perfect national anthem? The State Fair is looking for your video audition. The top 15 performers will be put on social media starting August 5th. The top singers will then move on to auditions in front of a panel of judges.
Top Morning Headlines:
A historic New Mexico black church located near the U.S.-Mexico border has been restored. Volunteers in Las Cruces have finished a seven-year project using mud, mortar and adobe bricks to revamp the Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Some minority artists and activists are satirizing the “Make America Great Again” slogan of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and using their parodies to make statements. A Navajo artist in Albuquerque has created a hat that touts “Make America Native Again,” and a Mexican-American civil rights activist in Brooklyn, New York, sells a cap with the words “Make American Mexico Again.”