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Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Orders $102K Bond For Steven C. Porter With Strict Conditions

on August 19, 2014 - 6:44pm

During an arraignment this morning, Magistrate Judge Pat Casados explains to defendant Steven C. Porter each of the 20 charges he is facing. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Steven C. Porter

With 20 drug-related counts filed against him, Steven C. Porter faced Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados this morning during his arraignment at the Justice Center.

Casados read each charge out loud, detailed what each charge meant and asked porter if he understood each charge and the possible sentence and fine.

Letter to the Editor: Shocked at Judge Parker's Decision to Remove Mural

on August 19, 2014 - 3:05pm
Aztec, N.M.
Regarding: Court decision concerning the 10 Commandments in Bloomfield, New Mexico.
Honorable Judge Parker:
After reading the decision that you returned concerning the 10 Commandments monument in Bloomfield, N.M., I was shocked.
There were several reasons that I was shocked. One being that since you were appointed by Pres. Ronald Reagan I thought you were a more conservative judge who would have known the history of the United States. The other concern was that the 10 Commandments mural was on the wall in the District Court itself.

Public’s Help Sought After Human Remains Identified on Navajo Indian Reservation

on August 19, 2014 - 2:30pm

Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr.

FBI News:

Skeletal remains found on the Navajo Indian Reservation more than two years ago have been identified as those of a Farmington man, and authorities are asking for the public’s help to determine how he died.

DNA analysis performed by the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va., determined the remains were those of Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr., who was 25 when he was last seen by a family member in Farmington in April 2012.

Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr.

A human skull and other bone fragments were found near the Nenahnezad Chapter House in Nenahnezad, N.M., May 26, 2012.

Pino Fire Grows To 30 Acres - Being Managed For Resource Benefit

on August 19, 2014 - 1:37pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The lightning caused Pino Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District south of Forest Road 270BC and six miles east of Jemez Springs, continues to be managed for resource benefit.

Firefighting personnel yesterday reported very little precipitation, which resulted in more fire activity increasing the size to 30 acres. Personnel continued scouting the area and collecting fuels moisture data samples to help in planning.

Weather patterns for the next few days may include more precipitation over the fire area as partly cloudy skies with scattered showers

Emergency Exercise Planned At LANL Thursday

on August 19, 2014 - 9:52am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is conducting an emergency preparedness exercise Thursday, Aug. 21.

It is only an exercise. The Lab routinely conducts emergency exercises to test the preparedness of emergency response and other LANL personnel who would respond to an actual emergency. 

During the exercise, LANL employees and the public may see emergency response vehicles with their lights running in the area of Technical Area 3. “Exercise in Progress” signs will be placed in affected areas.