Public Safety

On The Job In White Rock: LAPD Cpl. Brandon Archuleta

On the job Saturday is Los Alamos Police Cpl. Brandon Archuleta on bicycle patrol making the rounds Saturday waving back to community members who offered him bottles of water. Cpl. Archuleta has been with LAPD for 16 months and said he is really impressed with how kind the community has been. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
Cpl. Brandon Archuleta on bicycle patrol greeting folks while making his rounds Saturday in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
LAPD Cpl. Brandon Archuleta waves back at a friendly motorist as he makes his

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Rio Fire Ignited Saturday In Abiquiu Is 50 Percent Contained


The Rio Fire in the community of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County sparked by ditch burning is now 50 percent contained. The fire was reported around 2 p.m. Saturday, and burned on both sides of the Rio Chama Bosque. 

Today resources from the Forestry Division and Rio Arriba County will continue to secure the perimeter of the fire and mop up hot spots.

No structures are threatened at this time and there are no evacuations.

Smoke may continue to be seen in the area. Individuals sensitive to wildfire smoke should take precautions and use the New Mexico Department of Health

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McQuiston: What Car Drivers Need To Know About Motorcycles

Jemez Agency

Spring is here, which means you’ll likely see more motorcycles on the road.

And the key word here is “see”. People driving cars and trucks often fail to notice the motorcyclists around them, partly because they’re not accustomed to looking for them.

It’s obvious yet bears repeating: Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than car and truck drivers and passengers. Not only are there many more cars and trucks on the road, but there’s no such thing as a “fender bender” for a motorcyclist. Even a low-speed collision can seriously injure a rider, not to mention

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