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Rocks Fall on Main Hill Road

on April 10, 2013 - 7:31am

Traveling toward Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Traffic is moving smoothly after crews removed rocks that slid onto the Main Hill Road early this morning.

The minor rockslide occurred following Tuesday's rain and snow and the overnight by freezing temperatures.

The rocks were piled on the shoulder ... first responders say the road may have to be closed after today's morning commute to remove the rocks.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 28–April 3, 2013

on April 8, 2013 - 10:01am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

March 28 at 11:53 a.m. / A 70-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property in the 100 block of Bonnie View Drive. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

SUZANNE WILCOX

March 30 at 10:27 p.m.

FBI Honors New Mexico Human Rights Projects

on April 8, 2013 - 9:33am

Executive Director Regina Turner accepts the award on behalf of New Mexico Human Rights Projects from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service.

The Albuquerque Division of the FBI honored New Mexico Human Rights Projects (NMHRP), a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on programs

JJAB: 'Opiate Addiction - No Exceptions' April 17

on April 6, 2013 - 5:51am
 
 
 
 
 
JJAB News:
 
This month's Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in Building 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site ... note the change in time.
 
Jennifer Weiss, executive director of the Heroin Awareness Committee (HAC), will present "Opiate Addiction - No Exceptions," a presentation and discussion regarding the current reality of drug addiction in New Mexico and the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among youth.  
 
The public is welcome to attend this discussion.
 

U.S. Removes Last Remaining HEU from Czech Republic, Sets Nonproliferation Milestone

on April 5, 2013 - 9:12am

Casks containing HEU being loaded into shipping containers at the Nuclear Research Institute in Rez, Czech Republic, Friday, March 22, 2013. Courtesy/NNSA

A worker checks for radiation at the Nuclear Research Institute in Rez, Czech Republic, Friday, March 22, 2013. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Arson Investigators Delve into Shed Fire in White Rock

on March 31, 2013 - 8:13am

Los Alamos Firefighters responded to a shed fire at a home on Carlsbad in White Rock Saturday. Arson investigators were called in to determine the cause of the suspicious fire. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Rotary Club of Los Alamos Dedicates Life Saving AED

on March 31, 2013 - 8:08am

 Local Rotarian/Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes and President Linda Hull of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos dedicate an AED (automatic external defibrillator) for Fuller Lodge during a ceremony Wednesday, March 27 at the Lodge. Photo by Katy Korkos  

Rotary Club President Linda Hull, center, and Rotarians Skip and Linda King speak with Karen Nilsson Brandt, left, whose father died of a heart attack at her wedding reception in Fuller Lodge 30 years ago. Photo by Katy Korkos

Staff report

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos dedicated an AED (automatic external defibrillator) for Fuller Lodge during

First Female Selected to Lead U.S. Secret Service

on March 30, 2013 - 7:47am

SECRET SERVICE News:

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

Julia Pierson was sworn in as U.S. Secret Service Director Wednesday, March 27, in a ceremony in the Oval Office.

President Obama watched as Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to the highly respected veteran of the Secret Service and praised her dedication, professionalism and commitment to her work:

"I have to say that Julia’s reputation within the Service is extraordinary," President Obama said following the ceremony. "She’s come up through the ranks.

UPS Agrees to Forfeit $40 Million

on March 30, 2013 - 6:58am

DEA News:

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart

SAN FRANCISCO – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California (“USAO-NDCA”) entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement (“NPA”) today in which UPS agreed to forfeit $40 million in payments it has received from illicit online pharmacies and to implement a compliance program designed to ensure that illegal online pharmacies will not be able to use UPS’s services to distribute drugs.

UPS has cooperated fully with the

NMDOT Resuming Work on NM 599 Interchange

on March 28, 2013 - 8:00am

NMDOT news:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation resumes work April 1 on the newly built NM 599 Interchange in Santa Fe.

The interchange facilitates public access to South Meadows Road, West Alameda Street, and County Road 62 and gives the public a safer way to cross NM 599 to reach neighborhoods and facilities on the west side of the city.

There will be flagging operations at the roundabouts and at the bridge. The right-hand lanes of NM 599 northbound and southbound will be closed during the first phase of work.

Later, the left-hand lanes of NM 599 northbound and

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed Until Fall

on March 28, 2013 - 7:59am

 

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest has announced there are no plans to resume treatments in the Santa Fe Watershed project area until this fall when conditions are more favorable.

SFNF would like to thank the public for its continued support for the prescribed fire program.

The Espanola Ranger District was able to safely complete 220 acres this fiscal year on the Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn project.

The total project is approximately 7,200 acres of which about 5,500 acres have been treated with prescribed fire.

Prescribed fire is an important part of our

Former LANB Employee Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud

on March 27, 2013 - 2:00pm

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Deborah Gayle Wood, 56, currently residing in Grove, Okla., was sentenced Tuesday, March 26, to eight months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for her bank fraud conviction.

Wood also was ordered to pay $4,390.93 in restitution and a $10,000 fine.

Wood pled guilty in December 2011 to a felony information charging her with bank fraud.

Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office Announces New Software for Tracking Convicted Sex Offenders

on March 27, 2013 - 1:54pm

Sheriff Marco Lucero

LACSO News:

The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce added software capabilities that will help residents of Los Alamos County find updated information regarding convicted sex offenders.

This new site provides viewer tracking capabilities, alert notifications, sharing abilities and school notifications.

"As Sheriff, I would encourage all to review the new web page and take advantage of the services provided at www.sheriffalerts.com/nm/losalamos," Sheriff Marco V. Lucero said.

For more information, contact the Los Alamos County Sheriff's Office

Rotarians Present Life Saving AED at Council Meeting

on March 27, 2013 - 9:03am

Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Linda Hull, center, with Rotarian Alison Walters and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider at the podium during Tuesday's County Council meeting in the Community Building. The local Rotary Club purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the community from proceeds raised during the annual Crab Fest last month. The AED will be dedicated at 1 p.m. today, March 27, at Fuller Lodge will it will be installed - the community is invited to attend the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Severe Weather Awareness Week 2013

on March 26, 2013 - 9:39am

Los Alamos National Laboratory during a morning rain and hail storm. Courtesy/LANL

NOAA News:

Monday marked the beginning of New Mexico Severe Weather Awareness Week 2013, which runs through Friday, March 29.

To bring awareness to the community, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service released the following information:

What Types of Severe Weather Can I Expect in New Mexico?

  • All 33 counties in New Mexico experience severe thunderstorms producing high winds, large hail, deadly lightning, and heavy rains at some time during the year.
  • During the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 14–March 20, 2013

on March 25, 2013 - 10:37am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

 

MOSES SALAZAR

March 14 at 3:45 a.m. / Police arrested Moses Salazar, 27, of Los Alamos in the 3900 block of Alabama Avenue and charged him with battery against a household member and criminal damage to property. 

March 15 at 8:45 p.m.

Aerial Survey Finds No Increase in Background or Man-made Radioactivity for Los Alamos Area

on March 20, 2013 - 10:37am

Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

Measurements from two recent aerial flyovers to determine the presence of background and man-made radioactivity brought good news for Los Alamos County and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The radiological surveys, conducted in August 2011 and June 2012, found that radioisotopes and their associated exposure rates are consistent with those expected from normal background radiation.

“These surveys were well worth the effort,” said Juan Griego, Acting Manager for the Los Alamos Field Office.

Emergency Exercise Planned March 21 at LANL

on March 19, 2013 - 7:13am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is conducting an emergency-preparedness exercise Thursday, March 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.

The majority of the exercise is on LANL property and shouldn't affect the public.

Signs will be placed outside the Los Alamos Medical Center alerting the public that an exercise is under way.

LANL employees in affected facilities will be notified before the exercise begins and when it is

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 7–March 13, 2013

on March 18, 2013 - 1:35pm

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

March 7 at 11:30 a.m. / Police charged a 13-year-old Santa Fe boy with larceny in the 2100 block of Hawk Drive. The boy was referred to the juvenile probation officer and released to his parents.

March 7 at 5:31 p.m. / Police charged a 15-year-old Los Alamos boy at 39th Street and Canyon Road with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Breaking News: Gas Leak at Piedra Loop and Sherwood

on March 18, 2013 - 11:51am

Crews are in the process of repairing a ruptured gas line at Piedra Loop and Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Contractors and Los Alamos County staff were digging at Piedra Loop and Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock when a gas main was ruptured and police and fire department staff were called to the scene.

The situation has been contained. Firefighters with the Los Alamos Fire Department are standing by in case of emergency, but at this time the gas has not ignited.

The intersection is currently closed.

The Los Alamos Police

Wildfire 2013 Event Set for March 30

on March 17, 2013 - 7:31am

COUNTY News:

As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2013” set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 in Fuller Lodge.

The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department, in partnership with several local agencies:

  • National Park Service;
  • U.S. Forest Service;
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve;
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory;
  • Los Alamos County Emergency Management;
  • Interagency Wildfire Management Team; and
  • National Weather Service.

Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand to greet children. Other displays and information

Good Samaritans Help Motorcycle Crash Victims on N.M. 4

on March 15, 2013 - 12:14pm

Two Albuquerque residents crashed on N.M. 4 Thursday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

 

By GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Two Albuquerque residents riding a motorcyle down N.M. 4 toward Los Alamos hit the guardrail and were thrown over the side at approximately 5:20 p.m. Thursday and were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center.

The Los Alamos Daily Post spoke to eyewitnesses who rendered assistance to the accident victims at the scene.

Los Alamos resident, Matt Filer was driving with his three children, Samantha, Bethany and Nathan, toward the Jemez Mountains when they

Fire Stations and Law Enforcement Sites To Become Safe Havens

on March 15, 2013 - 11:33am

 

STATE News:
  • HB 374 waiting for Governor’s Signature

SANTA FE – Distraught parents who want to give up their unwanted infants now have another place where they can drop them off and keep them safe.

 

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Emily Kane (D-Bernalillo-15) expands Safe Haven sites to include fire stations and law enforcement locations such as police or sheriff’s departments.

 

House Bill 374a “Safe Haven for Infants Site Definition” is now awaiting the Governor’s signature after passing the Senate on Wednesday.

 

“It’s a very compassionate bill,” Kane said.

Free Child Safety Seat Clinic March 20

on March 15, 2013 - 11:19am

NMDOT News:

Hundreds of child passenger safety technicians will meet March 20-21 at Sandia Resort for the NMDOT Traffic Safety Division’s and Safer New Mexico Now’s Annual Buckle Up New Mexico Recertification Training.

The event is designed to bring New Mexico’s child passenger safety technicians and instructors together for two days of intensive classroom and applied activities that address the most current issues in the field of child passenger safety. 

In addition, a child safety seat clinic will be held 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 20 in the Sandia Resort’s parking lot, Section C6-C8. The

Electric Upgrades Underway on Deacon Street

on March 14, 2013 - 9:30am

DPU Work

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric linemen will begin trenching on Deacon Street today, March 14, to install new electric lines to upgrade circuit 14.

This circuit services the eastern portion of the Los Alamos townsite.

Crews will trench 120 feet at the intersection of Deacon Street and 17th Street to install the new lines.

Work will continue for several days. No interruption of power is required at this time. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to be attentive to the work zone, as work proceeds.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the

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