Public Safety

LAFD: Safety And Use Of Fireworks

Courtesy/National Fire Protection Association

    LAFD News:

    July 4th is only a few short weeks away! Fireworks have been a part of many of our families’ Independence Day celebrations throughout the years. Let’s make sure our community is safe during this holiday season.

    People can enjoy fireworks safely if they follow a few simple safety tips.

    • Never let children handle, play with or light any fireworks.
    • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Backup to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
    • Buy only legal fireworks read the label

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    Letter To The Editor: Wrecking My Tesla S

    By WALTER G. WATTS
    Los Alamos

    I had a serious accident Feb. 27 on Diamond Drive at the intersection of Sandia, in front of the old Metzger Service Station. I did serious damage to my 2015 Tesla S and another vehicle.

    I would like to talk to anyone who witnessed the accident or observed me or my actions immediately following the accident. If you were there, I would appreciate hearing from you, I can be reached at 505.709.0025 and can receive voice or text.

    There were some young men who were very helpful to myself and the driver and passenger of the vehicle I struck, that I would like to thank. If you were one


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    Abandoned Campfire + Fire Season = Potential Disaster

    Example of what can quickly happen when a campfire is not completely extinguished. Courtesy photo

    SFNF News:

    • Unattended campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire

    SANTA FE – The good news is that last weekend there were only four abandoned campfires on the Santa Fe National Forest, a significant decrease from the 41 discovered over the Memorial Day weekend. 

    The bad news is that two of the four escaped the fire ring and could have kicked off a wildfire if they had not been found in time and extinguished. 

    As conditions on the forest get warmer and drier, please remember that unattended


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    Sen. Heinrich To Question Former FBI Director Comey In Senate Intel Committee Hearing Thursday

    U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, will participate in a hearing at 8 a.m. Thursday entitled “Russian Federation Efforts to Interfere in the 2016 U.S. Elections”.

    Sen. Heinrich is expected to question former FBI Director James Comey when he testifies before the Committee.

    The hearing will stream live online.


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    Letter To The Editor: County Council Vs. Sheriff

    By JOHN L. HORNE
    Los Alamos
     
    The insatiable efforts made by many past and present members of the Los Alamos County Council to eliminate the duly elected office of the sheriff should be a concern to all citizens in this county. 
     
    The sheriff is accountable to the people by vote. The office of police chief is accountable to the county council by appointment. Sheriff Lucero has served honorably in Santa Fe and Los Alamos counties for over 29 years. 
     
    We the people have voted to retain the office of sheriff as stated in the New Mexico constitution yet certain

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