Public Safety

SFNF Officials Hope To Conduct Prescribed Burns

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, are watching the weather and other factors to identify optimal windows to continue work on previously announced prescribed burns this spring.

Recently, crews completed approximately 50 acres on the French Mesa unit. If conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather, remain favorable, they may resume ignitions on that unit today. The 5,041-acre French Mesa treatment area is approximately 10 miles north of Gallina.

Check the Santa Fe National Forest Facebook page at www.facebook.com/santafeNF


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Letter To The Editor: Give Duties, Funding Back To Sheriff

By Concerned Citizen
Los Alamos

I would like to thank the County Council for the reconciliation of the Sheriff’s duties and funding. There seems to be a debate of how much funding the County should return to the Sheriff’s Office. It seems that individuals responsible for trying to drive out this elected position are now in charge of determining what the Sheriff’s duties should be. This seems to be a bit of a conflict of interest, a pick and choose as you will, of those obligations the Sheriff has to the citizens of Los Alamos County. 

George Chandler raised some interesting


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Letter To The Editor: What Do We Gain From This Chaos? Let’s Think About It For A Minute…

By GEORGE CHANDLER
Los Alamos

Well, I do have to apologize to Pete Sheehey, he caught me. I made a mistake when I said he wanted to give the jail to the Sheriff. I guess I was confused – what he actually wants to do is give prisoner transport to the Sheriff, or more accurately, to allow the Sheriff to “assist” in prisoner transport.

Pete also points out that he did not say the Sheriff could “arbitrarily” choose to interfere in police investigations, rather the resolution says if the Sheriff “reasonably believes” the “integrity” of an investigation would be compromised if carried out by the department


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Hop On Atomic City Transit’s Free Summer Concert Bus!

COUNTY News:

Don’t forget! The DWI Planning Council is partnering with Atomic City Transit (ACT) to provide bus service on Friday nights to ensure residents get to and from the Summer Concerts at Ashley Pond Safely. This service extends the regular weekly fixed route service provided by ACT.

Service areas will include White Rock, North Mesa, and North Community. Dial-a-Ride service will be available for any location in Los Alamos not serviced via the fixed routes. Reservations can be made one day in advance. Call 661.RIDE (661.7433). Plan ahead and take the bus to and from Ashley Pond. Save gas


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Letter To The Editor: Humble Thanks

By LINDA GRIMES
Los Alamos

Hi, first I would like to say, that Los Alamos has families and individuals that foster the dogs/cats from our local shelter. It is a service that is needed in every community. We are fortunate to have people that take that task to heart.

Bringing life into the eyes and soul of an animal can be so rewarding as well as heartbreaking. When they are finally adopted by their forever family it is a rewarding loss. I think that it would be great opportunity to spread the word and thank those individuals behind the scenes who foster the pets in our community.

I have a good friend and a volunteer,


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