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Heinrich Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation To Prevent And Respond To Sexual Harassment In Congress

on November 28, 2017 - 1:10pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored bipartisan, comprehensive legislation to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in Congress.
 
The Member and Employee Training and Oversight On (ME TOO) Congress Act introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) will require more transparency, overhaul the flawed complaint process, and provide better support for victims and whistleblowers.
 
Additionally, both the House and Senate bills will require mandatory annual

Jemez Ranger District Plans Vallecitos Burn

on November 28, 2017 - 1:09pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, to resume the Vallecitos prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District. 
 
Ignitions could begin as early as today on the final 91-acre unit in the Vallecitos treatment area adjacent to the East Fork trail head and N.M. 4.   
 
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.

DNCU Provides Warm Holiday Meals For Firefighters

on November 28, 2017 - 11:46am

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, provided warm holiday meals to many of the area’s on-duty firefighters Thursday, Nov. 23.

Delicious turkey meals with all the trimmings, purchased through an area supermarket as well as a local restaurant, fed five Los Alamos County fire stations, seven Santa Fe City fire stations, Ojo Sarco Volunteer Fire Department as well as Española Fire Rescue.

“This is our way to help make the day a little brighter for these public servants who keep our communities safe, especially since many of them miss

Detour On East Road Wednesday And Thursday

on November 28, 2017 - 10:54am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will detour west bound traffic on East Road onto the existing median 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday.

The detour will be on East Road between Canyon Road and Central Avenue. East bound traffic will not be affected.

In addition to this detour, crews will cone off a section of the shoulder and sidewalk on Central Avenue at the Old Hilltop House Hotel parking lot. This will not affect vehicle traffic, however, it will affect foot traffic.

Be sure to slow down and proceed through work zones with caution.

Fajardo To Legislative Leaders: Training Is Not Enough

on November 27, 2017 - 5:36am

Rep. Kelly Fajardo

STATE News:

State representative pushes Leadership to take swift action on fixing policy weaknesses

LOS LUNAS—Rep. Kelly Fajardo sent a letter to New Mexico House and Senate Leadership urging them to take stronger steps in addressing sexual harassment issues at the Legislature.  

“Training is not enough,” Fajardo wrote, “and mandating training for only legislators is a minimal gesture at best.”

Fajardo pointed out numerous weaknesses in the Legislature’s current “No Harassment” policy and called for a complete overhaul of the document.

AG Balderas Sends Letter To Uber Regarding Massive Data Breach

on November 26, 2017 - 1:25pm

Attorney General Hector Balderas

AG News:

Uber didn't disclose publicly until Tuesday that hackers accessed the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers last year.

At the time of the breach, Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to destroy the data and did not tell regulators or users that their information was stolen.

Attorney General Hector Balderas has sent the following letter to Uber's CEO asking questions about the impact of that data breach on New Mexicans:

Copy of Letter:

Police Deliver 17 Thanksgiving Dinners To Families

on November 26, 2017 - 7:56am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, and his officers, in partnership with Smith’s Marketplace delivered 17 Thanksgiving dinners to families throughout its service area. LAPD is thankful for the support it receives from the community and looks for opportunities to give back to the community where it can. Sgt. Tim Lonz has coordinated this effort with Smith’s Marketplace for the last several years. Courtesy/LAPD

Voices Of Los Alamos Meets Monday, Nov. 27

on November 25, 2017 - 6:18am

COMMUNITY News:

Voices of Los Alamos will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27 at the Unitarian Church. 

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities Manager Tim Glasco, Deputy Utilities Manager James Alarid and Technical Program Manager Danny Katzman will discuss the chromium plume issue. They will present the current action plan to pump out, treat and then inject the water back into the ground. 

The meeting will also feature updates on the PED science standards as well as health and history school standards.

Mosley Released From Jail Pending Trial

on November 23, 2017 - 10:28am

COURT News:

Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados released Carl “Wayne” Mosley, 67, of Los Alamos on his own recognizance Tuesday pending trial on charges of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Mosley was arrested following an investigation conducted by Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew Lyon along with Child Youth and Families Department representatives and a forensic interviewer.

During Mosley’s first appearance Nov.

LAPD Requests Help From Public

on November 22, 2017 - 4:22pm

LAPD News:

Due to the ongoing robbery investigation, The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting help from the public.

Specifically, if you have any video or still image surveillance footage from anywhere in White Rock, LAPD Criminal Investigators would like to receive a copy of the footage as soon as possible.

Identities of individuals who assist Law Enforcement can remain confidential.

Anyone having video or information can contact Det. Joey Robinson at 505.662.8274 or email joseph.robinson@lacnm.us

Steinhaus Shares Letter On LAPS Follow-up From Tuesday Bank Robbery In White Rock

on November 22, 2017 - 4:02pm
By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Dear Parents and LAPS Employees,

As follow-up to yesterday’s events following a bank robbery in White Rock, it is comforting to know that all students and staff are safe and there were no injuries.  Thanksgiving holiday has new meaning this year! 

Here is information from today’s debrief.  Please feel free to send any additional reflections or suggestions for improvement.

First, I extend sincere appreciation to parents for your patience and understanding.

County Officials Express Thanksgiving Wishes

on November 22, 2017 - 7:40am
Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County offices are closed Thursday and Friday in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Several County officials expressed their Thanksgiving wishes for the community.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to reflect on the blessings our lives bring. Among those blessings for me is being a member of this wonderful community in Los Alamos,” County Council Chair David Izraelevitz said. It is a safe, welcoming community, where education and healthy living is valued,

LAFD Offers Safety Tips For Thanksgiving

on November 22, 2017 - 7:36am
LAFD News: 
 
Los Alamos Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. During this holiday season Los Alamos Fire Department wants to keep you and your loved ones safe.
 
Keep in mind the potential dangers of home cooking fires:
 
  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area. Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface well away from things that can burn. Make sure to have a “3- foot kid- and pet free zone” around your turkey dryer to protect against burn injuries.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill

FBI Releases Photos Of WR Bank Robber

on November 21, 2017 - 5:27pm
Bank robber at LANB in White Rock. Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI has released photos of the man who robbed the Los Alamos National Bank at approximately 11:50 a.m. today at 77 Rover Blvd., in White Rock.
 
The suspect wore a dark hooded jacket, a dark baseball cap, and his face was covered. He was described as male, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall, with a thin build.
 
He displayed a handgun and demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect. The suspect left the bank.
 
Back of bank robber at LANB in White Rock. Courtesy/FBI
 
The FBI may pay a reward

County: FBI Has Taken Over Search For Robber

on November 21, 2017 - 3:24pm

Los Alamos Police have turned the search for a man who robbed LANB earlier today to the FBI. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County just released a statement that the Los Alamos Police Department has turned the search for the suspect who robbed Los Alamos National Bank today in White Rock over to the FBI who is now on scene.

LAPD officers are present at the two schools in White Rock as students are being picked up by parents under the controlled LAPS release

Residents in White Rock should continue to limit moving around White Rock and keep their doors and

Alert: In coordination With Police Department, All LAPS Students Will Be Released At Normal Time Today

on November 21, 2017 - 3:01pm

News Alert:

In coordination with the Los Alamos Police Department, all Los Alamos Public School students will be released at their normal time today.

  There will be no buses from the High School or Middle School to White Rock. Parents of MS and HS students, please pick your student up at their school. 

Parents of Chamisa and Pinon elementary school students in White Rock are asked to go to their child's school, come prepared to show ID, report to the office, and follow instructions for release of your children.

 Students will only be released to an approved adult.

More Photos From Scene Of WR Bank Robbery

on November 21, 2017 - 2:51pm

Los Alamos Police detectives search a ravine this afternoon behind Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock for a white male suspect wearing all black clothes who robbed the bank earlier today. The thief is considered armed and dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police detectives continue to search this afternoon in White Rock for a white male suspect wearing all black clothes who robbed the bank earlier today. The thief is considered armed and dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A state police helicopter aids in the search for a bank robber this

Photos From Bank Robbery Scene In White Rock

on November 21, 2017 - 1:29pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, right, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris at the scene in front of Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock, which was robbed a couple of hours ago. Police are combing the area for the robber who is considered armed and dangerous. Area schools remain in lockdown while the thief is on the loose. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A bank robber described as a white man wearing all black clothes including a hoodie and a cap with 'DC' on it fled the scene today at LANB in White Rock and remains on the lam at this time. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Alert: Man Robbed LANB In White Rock Today ... Remains At Large ... Area Schools In Lockdown

on November 21, 2017 - 12:35pm

News Alert:

Preliminary reports indicate that a man robbed the Los Alamos National Bank today in White Rock, that shots were fired outside, no reports of injuries.

The robber is on the loose and Los Alamos Public Schools has placed both Chamisa and Pinon elementary schools in White Rock on lockdown to keep students and staff safe while police hunt down the robber.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing all black clothes including a black hoodie and cap with the letters DC on it. He is considered armed and dangerous. DO NOT approach any suspects.

Six Tips To Safely Frying A Turkey

on November 21, 2017 - 11:25am
By MICHELA DELLAMONICA
Smith Publicity, Inc.
 
A few years ago my daughter’s in-laws from Brooklyn, NY came to Memphis for Thanksgiving.
 
To give them a taste of Southern cuisine, I decided to fry a turkey in addition to my conventionally roasted turkey. In effect, we had a taste panel where our 20 guests got to try both a roasted and fried turkey. There was no question that the fried turkey tasted better. It was more savory and had a richer flavor. It gave new meaning to the saying: “anything fried tastes better."
 
Fried turkeys are great, but frying the turkey is seriously

Tree Trimming Around Power Lines Underway

on November 21, 2017 - 11:11am

Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Starting this week, Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees around power lines.

This work will begin on North Road and Urban Street. In subsequent weeks, crews will move around neighborhoods in the North Community.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

Quick Ways To Pet-Proof Homes For Thanksgiving

on November 21, 2017 - 8:19am
CBW News:
 
To truly pet-proof your home, start by getting down on the floor to see the world the way your pet sees it.
 
This allows you to spot potential hazards that you might not notice from your vantage point.
  • Treat your Pet like you would a Child: Active puppies and kittens can easily get into dangerous situations. Use safety gates in areas where dangerous holiday items are to prevent your pet from getting into trouble.
  • Take Caution with Wires: Pets can easily injure themselves with electrical wires, and outlets.

AG: New Mexicans Can Seek Compensation From $586 Million Western Union Settlement

on November 21, 2017 - 7:44am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Nov. 14, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that New Mexicans who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union's wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund administered by the Department of Justice's Victim Asset Recovery Program.
 
This fund is related to a multi-state settlement with New Mexico and 49 other states, the District of Columbia and Western Union that was first announced in January.
 
New Mexicans may be eligible to receive compensation if they

One million+ Consumers Call On DOJ To Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger

on November 21, 2017 - 7:38am
FOE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 1 million petition signatures were delivered last week by farming, consumer and environmental groups  to the U.S. Department of Justice calling on the department to block the proposed merger of Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON).
 
The signatures were delivered as two new reports revealed irreversible impacts from the merger on consumers and farmers.
 
Today, Friends of the Earth, SumOfUs and the Open Markets Institute released analysis, “Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Big Data, Big Agriculture, Big Problems”, which explores the implications of a combined

Governor Susana Martinez Announces First-Year Results From DWI Court Monitoring Initiative

on November 21, 2017 - 7:31am
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that more than one-third of DWI cases monitored by the state during the first year of the DWI court monitoring initiative – aimed to shed light on how DWI cases are handled – were dismissed.
 
Martinez also announced ways the state plans to help with the adjudication of DWI cases.
 
“It is unacceptable to continue to let people off the hook for drunk driving,” Martinez said. “We must send the message to all New Mexicans that if you get behind the wheel intoxicated you will face the consequences in court for your actions.

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