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Los Alamos County Council Proclaims May 21-27, 2017 ‘Emergency Medical Services Week’

County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, right, presents a proclamation declaring the Week of May 21-27, 2017 as ‘Emergency Medical Services Week’ in Los Alamos County to, from left, LAFD Safety Division Chief Wendy Swervey, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and LAFD EMS Division Chief Ben Stone. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

 

The Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation at its May 16 meeting, declaring the Week of May 21-27, 2017 as “Emergency Medical Services Week” in Los Alamos County.

 

County Councilor Antonio Maggiore


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LAFD Celebrates Six New Fire And Rescue Vehicles

LAFD Fire Chief Troy Hughes, left, Los Alamos Field Office Deputy Manager Juan Griego and County Council Chair David Izraelevitz speak during the ceremony. Photo by Louisa Martinez/LAFD

A ceremony Thursday at Fire Station 1 celebrates the six new vehicles added to the Los Alamos Fire Department’s fleet. Photo by Louisa Martinez​/LAFD

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Los Alamos Fire Department hosted a push in ceremony Thursday afternoon at Fire Station 1 to celebrate the addition of six new vehicles to its fleet.

The six units were displayed outside the


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Judge Rules Spousal Privilege Violated In Mallory Case

Deputy District Attorney Michael Nunez, left, chats with Christopher Marlowe, attorney for Scott Mallory following Thursday’s motions hearing in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

Scott Mallory

 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE – A judge has ruled that spousal privilege was violated and information on a computer belonging to Scott Mallory as well as any statements made by Mallory to police are to be suppressed.

First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington rendered his decision Thursday


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Joshua J. Montoya Charged With LANL Copper Theft Slated For Arraignment In District Court Wednesday

Staff Report

Joshua J. Montoya of Velarde is slated for arraignment Wednesday in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe for allegedly stealing large amounts of copper from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) last year.

A criminal complaint filed July 14, 2016 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court by Los Alamos Police Cpl. Jack Casias, states that LANL contacted the Department of Energy Office (DOE) of the Inspector General (OIG) to report that some $15,000 to $20,000 worth of copper fittings and tubing was stolen from Technical Areas 3 and 48-1 as well as copper valves and brass valves from


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Hondito Wildfire Update

FOREST SERVICE News:

TAOS – The Hondito Fire, started May 15 from a lightning strike, has consumed 5,000 acres four miles southwest of Tres Piedras and two miles north of Las Tablas and is 0 percent contained.

Fire managers took advantage of favorable conditions Sunday and completed 5,000 acres of the 14,900 acre planning area. Crews spent the morning constructing perimeter line in advance of afternoon aerial ignitions. Utilizing the helicopter, crews were able to cover a larger area in a shorter amount of time. The conditions on the fire will be evaluated and burning will continue contingent


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