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Nephews Of Venezuela First Lady Each Get 18 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Import Cocaine Into US

on December 19, 2017 - 7:14am

DEA News:
  • Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas conspired to import more than 800 kilos of cocaine into the US

MANHATTAN, N.Y. – Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Raymond Donovan, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Operations Division, announced Friday that Efrain Antonio Campo Flores (“Campo Flores”) and Franqui Francisco Flores De Freitas (“Flores De Freitas”) were each sentenced to 216 months in prison for conspiring to import cocaine into the United States. 

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DA’s Office Dismisses Charges Against Mosley

on December 19, 2017 - 7:13am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

First Judicial Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist has dismissed charges of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor against Carl “Wayne” Mosley, 67, of Los Alamos.

Mosley was arrested Nov. 15 following an investigation conducted by Los Alamos Police Det. Matt Lyon, Child Youth and Families Department representatives and a forensic interviewer.

Court documents indicate that Mosley advised Lyon that he had penetrated the victim with his

Buzz Bus To Offer Services New Year's Eve

on December 18, 2017 - 9:08pm

Reservoir, Access Road Closed Beginning In January

on December 18, 2017 - 10:47am

COUNTY News:

Pedestrian access to the Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir and surrounding areas west of the Ice Rink off West Road will be closed in early January through the summer of 2018. 

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will construct a new 10-inch non-potable water pipeline from the reservoir along the reservoir access road and connect to the townsite’s non-potable water system.

Department officials warn that construction crews with heavy equipment will be utilizing and working on the single dirt road rendering it and the surrounding area unsafe for hikers and/or cyclists.

South Korean Journalists Badly Beaten In China

on December 18, 2017 - 9:15am

RSF News:

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) blames the Chinese government for Thursday’s incident in which two South Korean photo-journalists trying to cover their president’s official visit to Beijing were badly beaten by Chinese security agents. The incident is symptomatic of a decline in the situation of foreign journalists in China.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to China, which began Dec. 13, was supposed to help defuse geopolitical tension between the two countries.

But tension within the visiting delegation rose Thursday when the South Korean journalists accompanying

Attorney General Balderas Announces $57 Million Clean Energy Jobs Package As Part Of Sagamore Wind Project

on December 18, 2017 - 8:48am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Thursday, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that he has reached an agreement with Southwestern Public Service Company, Western Resources Associates and Collation for Clean Affordable Energy on a $57 million jobs package as part of the Sagamore Wind Project.
 
The agreement will foster and expand skilled construction and environmental job opportunities throughout the State.

Firefighters Assemble 26 Bicycles For Needy Children

on December 18, 2017 - 8:47am

Los  Alamos Fire Department members, from left, Driver/engineer Daniel Archuleta, Firefighter Robert Sanchez, Capt. Gerard Coriz, Firefighter Kenny Martinez, Firefighter Matt Austin and Firefighter Zach Shriver put together 26 bicycles for kids, which will be distributed in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties. The bicycles were paid for with the proceeds of the Rumble in Rio under the Jim Franklin Bike Giveaway that was the primary charity selected by Rumble in Rio this year. Jim Franklin was an evidence technician in the Rio Rancho Police Department.

Wilhelm Granted Probation In Three Cases

on December 18, 2017 - 8:42am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Krista Wilhelm was sentenced Friday in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to 180 days of supervised probation on a charge of disorderly conduct and 12 months of supervised probation on a charge of attempt commit unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

Judge Pat Casados ordered the two probation periods to be served consecutively and that Wilhelm participate in and successfully complete outpatient treatment during the entire duration of her probation.

Wilhelm agreed to plead guilty to the two charges under the terms of a plea agreement

Los Alamos County Fire Chief Troy Hughes Completes Studies At Naval Postgraduate School Center For Homeland Defense And Security

on December 17, 2017 - 7:09am

Los Alamos County Fire Chief Troy Hughes, right, with his friend, former Los Alamos National Laboratory Physical Security Division Leader Michael Wismer Friday at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Wismer, who lives in Santa Fe flew out with his wife Lisa Wismer to join Hughes and his wife Jodi Hughes at a ceremony in which Hughes graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

SFNF Stops Ignitions On Gallinas Watershed Burn

on December 17, 2017 - 5:19am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – There will be no additional ignitions on the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn this month, according to fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). Crews will continue to monitor treated units within the watershed.

Even though ignitions have ceased, small pockets within the project area continue to burn at low intensity, and smoke is visible from Gallinas, Romeroville, Porvenir, Tecolote, Mineral Hill, Las Vegas and I-25.  

Smoke from the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn is monitored to ensure that the New Mexico

More Scenes From Toys For Tots

on December 16, 2017 - 4:54pm

Motorcyclists from the LANL Jemez Riders Club lead the delivery of Toys for Tots Friday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from Toys for Tots delivery Friday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from Toys for Tots send-off Friday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Volunteers formed a human chain to load presents Friday for Toys for Tots. Photo by Claire Swinhoe

A truck-load of presents gets ready to leave Friday afternon. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Truck No. 6 was on hand as the gifts made their departure Friday.

AG Balderas Announces New Mexico Joining Legal Fight Against Illegal Repeal Of Net Neutrality Rules

on December 16, 2017 - 8:22am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

Santa Fe – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Friday that he has joined other state attorneys general in announcing a multi-state lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission over its vote to rollback net neutrality protections.

The FCC voted to eliminate rules that prohibit Internet Service Providers from blocking or throttling Internet traffic. The commission also eliminated a rule that prohibits charging websites for priority access over home and mobile Internet services.

Brittany Alert: Rio Rancho/Albuquerque Area

on December 16, 2017 - 8:12am
Armando Partida with shorter hair, he now has longer hair and went missing Thursday from the Rio Rancho/Albuquerque area. Courtesy/SCSO
 
SCSO News:
 
Sandoval County – The following is information from the distribution of a Brittany Alert from Sandoval County:
 
The Sandoval County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating Armando R. Partida. He is a hispanic male who is 31 years old, five feet eight inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with long black hair, and brown eyes.
 
Partida was last seen wearing a black sweat shirt and black pants at about 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

Democratic Party Of New Mexico Moves On Trailblazing Sexual Harassment Prevention Program

on December 16, 2017 - 7:54am

DPNM News:

The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) is moving on its trailblazing sexual harassment prevention program. The DPNM released its policy Friday to proactively prevent sexual harassment and assault by requiring candidates to complete a comprehensive training program with a focus on creating safe work environments and implementing effective reporting guidelines.

New Mexico's state Democratic Party is one of the first state party organizations to implement a policy of this kind in the country.

The DPNM requested the assistance of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault

FBI: Man Wearing University Of New Mexico Football Jersey Robs Albuquerque Bank

on December 16, 2017 - 7:27am
FBI News:
 
A man wearing a red University of New Mexico football jersey robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Thursday Dec. 14.
 
The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 5'11" tall, with a slender build. He wore a red football jersey with the number 12 on both sides and "New Mexico" on the back, a dark long-sleeve shirt under the jersey, a dark baseball cap, and dark pants. He possibly used a light-colored wig.
 
At approximately 1:29 p.m., the suspect entered BBVA Compass Bank, 7530 Montgomery Blvd. NE.

SFNF: Meeting For Fire Equipment Vendors

on December 16, 2017 - 7:20am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service will hold an informational meeting for vendors interested in providing resources to support wildfires and other emergency incidents. 
 
The meeting on the 2018 solicitations is scheduled 1-4 p.m. MST Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, via video teleconference (VTC) at Forest Service offices throughout New Mexico. Vendors are welcome to attend the VTC at the Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 11 Forest Lane in Santa Fe.
 
Topics for the meeting include:
  • How to become a Federal Government vendor;
  • How to locate and

Heinrich Cosponsors CRA Resolution To Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

on December 16, 2017 - 6:51am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that he will be joining a group of 15 Senators in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would reinstate robust net neutrality protections and the 2015 Open Internet Order.
 
Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines to approve Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal that guts the Open Internet Order, which the D.C.

Daily Postcard: Dodgy Scene At Ashley Pond

on December 16, 2017 - 6:33am
Daily Postcard: Several boys are spotted Friday afternoon testing the ice on Ashley Pond. Police caution against this dangerous activity as the ice can easily break. Photo by Ken Hanson

Suspects At Smith's Released After Questioning

on December 15, 2017 - 4:50pm

Los Alamos police officers at the scene of a brawling incident Thursday evening at Smith's Marketplace. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Two men placed in custody Thursday evening at Smith's Marketplace parking lot were questioned and released, according to Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew.

No police report will be filed on the incident because no crimes were committed during the incident.

Police units responded to reports of a brawl involving more than a dozen young men who scattered on foot and in vehicles when police arrived.

Letter To The Editor: Tragedy In Aztec

on December 15, 2017 - 9:43am
By STEPHANIE NAKHLEH
Los Alamos
 
Perhaps the saddest fact about the awful shooting at Aztec High School last week is that it won’t be the last in New Mexico or anywhere else in America.
 
Los Alamos High School, where my son is a student, has also faced credible shooting threats in recent years. So has Santa Fe High SchoolEverytown for Gun Safety research shows that the shooting in Aztec is at least the 62nd school shooting nationwide this year.
 
In 2016, the FBI had investigated the shooter after he made threatening comments in an online gaming forum about mass shootings.

LAPD Responds To Group Brawl At Smith’s Marketplace

on December 14, 2017 - 10:33pm

One of two young men detained this evening by Los Alamos police officers sits on the ground as the other is handcuffed. Los Alamos police officers stopped the white pickup with the two men inside at around 6 p.m. in the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Both men were detained and transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center and reportedly released. Witnesses say before police arrived there was a brawl involving some 15 people and that when they saw police vehicles arriving they scattered, some on foot and others jumping quickly into cars and trucks to flee the scene.

Udall On FCC GOP Repeal Of Net Neutrality

on December 14, 2017 - 10:19pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement after Republican Commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality protections:
 
“Today’s vote is a major blow to the internet as we know it.

Ashley Garcia Gets Two Years Under Plea Deal

on December 14, 2017 - 7:19am

Ashley Garcia awaits her sentencing hearing Wednesday morning in Los Alamos District Court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Hernandez woman involved in a March 9 shoplifting incident, which ended with a local man being struck by a vehicle outside Bealls Department Store in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center, was sentenced to two years in the Womens Correctional Facility Wednesday by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 6 – Dec. 12, 2017

on December 13, 2017 - 11:38am

LAPD News:

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 against them.

RICHARD MATHEW VOSS

Dec. 6 at 11:47 a.m. / Police arrested Richard Mathew Voss, 25, of Los Alamos at 700 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

VICTORIA ESPINOZA

Dec. 7 at 12:47 a.m. / Police arrested Victoria Espinoza, 26, of Chimayo at in Los Alamos on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

TILLIE TRUJILLO

Dec. 7 at 11:21 p.m.

U.S. Senators Udall, Heinrich Call On FCC Chairman Pai To Abandon ‘Reckless’ Plan To End Net Neutrality

on December 13, 2017 - 8:57am

U.S. SENATE News:

39 senators tell FCC not to repeal net neutrality rules that protect the free and open Internet

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that they have joined a group of 39 Democratic senators in urging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon his plan to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rules in favor of giving Internet providers the ability to freely block or slow down consumers’ access to the Internet.

The senators’ letter comes ahead of a Thursday vote by the FCC to dismantle net neutrality protections. 

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