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Firefighter Eric Gallegos Earns 5-Year Service Award

on October 11, 2017 - 8:52am

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Eric Gallegos receives his five-year service award Monday from Battallion Chief Steve Saiz, left, and Deputy Chief Steve Dawald. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

FBI: Man Wearing Red Milwaukee Sweatshirt Robs Albuquerque Bank

on October 11, 2017 - 8:36am
FBI News:
 
A man wearing a red hooded “Milwaukee” sweatshirt robbed US Bank at 3801 Isleta Boulevard SW in Albuquerque at approximately 4:16 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 3.
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5'5” tall, with a slender build, and a light complexion. He had a tattoo on the front of his neck.
 
He wore a red hooded sweatshirt with the word “Milwaukee” in white letters over a lightning bolt, a red baseball cap with a dark visor, blue jeans and white sneakers. A pair of sunglasses was on the cap’s visor.
 
The suspect entered the bank,

Scam Alert: What’s Wrong With These Transactions?

on October 11, 2017 - 7:08am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Thursday, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert to warn New Mexicans of new scams on Craigslist that have victimized Albuquerque-area residents.
 
One Albuquerque woman reported paying $2,000 to a rent-to-own listing on Craigslist without receiving all the keys—and being locked out of and unable to occupy the house. In another recent instance, a person offered a house for rent and asked for a deposit of earnest money—even though the “seller” did not own the house at all.    
 
QUESTION: What’s wrong with these

COUNTY: Wildfire Science On Tap Thursday

on October 10, 2017 - 12:26pm
COUNTY News:
 
This week is Fire Prevention Week and next Friday, Oct. 20, the Reel Deal Theater will join the nation in opening the film, “Only the Brave,” the story of the heroes who battled the Yarnell Hill Fire, one of the deadliest wildland fires in history, located outside Prescott, Ariz., which claimed the lives of 19 of the 20 hotshots June 30, 2013.
 
In recognition of this focus on fire prevention and protection, the Los Alamos Creative District is hosting a special “Wildfire Science On Tap” 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at UnQuarked – The Wine Room in Los Alamos.
 
LAFD

Alert: NM 4 Full Road Closure: Oct. 20 For 24 Hours

on October 10, 2017 - 11:59am

Courtesy/DPU

COUNTY News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will close a section of N.M. 4 between East Jemez Road and N.M. 502 (main hill) to all traffic.

The full road closure will be in effect for a 24-hour period beginning at 9 p.m. Friday Oct. 20 through 9 p.m. Saturday Oct. 21 to permit crews to safely install a large diameter water pipeline. East Jemez Road or the Truck Route will remain open at all times.

Friday evening and Saturday traffic traveling from Santa Fe to White Rock will be detoured through the townsite west on Trinity Drive, south on

AG Balderas Urges New Mexicans Affected By Las Vegas Mass Shooting To Contact The AG’s Office

on October 10, 2017 - 6:18am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas is urging all New Mexicans affected by the Las Vegas mass shooting to contact his office’s Victim Services Unit for assistance.
 
Attorney General Balderas has issued the following statement:
 
“Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those who have been affected by the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas. Any New Mexicans who were at the concert at the time of the shooting are encouraged to contact our Victim Services Unit at 505.717.3512 for information regarding resources that may be

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